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The 10 Most Criminally Underseen Movies of 2012

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This has been a pretty darn good year for movies. Awesome blockbusters ("The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises"), hilarious comedies ("Ted," "21 Jump Street") cool indies ("Moonrise Kingdom," "The Master") and hot dramas ("Lincoln," "Argo") have battled for attention in the media and at the box office. It's really been an embarrassment of riches.

But you know what else is an embarrassment? The fact that because of the crowded box office slate, some of the best movies of the year were hardly seen at all. Get More »

Filed Under: Best of 2012 Features

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Project X' and More

Project X
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This week: In "Project X," a teenage house party goes viral, and the neighborhood watches helplessly as things get explosive.

Other new DVD releases include the funny, warm-hearted "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," the fish-out-of-water comedy "Wanderlust" with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, and the Blu-ray debut of Christian Bale in "Newsies." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' Gives Slackers a Purpose

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Jeff (Jason Segel) is a 30-year-old man living in his mom's basement. He doesn't work, and all his mom wants is for him to fix a broken wooden blind. He just wants to smoke a lot of pot and watch his favorite movie, M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs."

Writer-directors (and brothers!) Jay and Mark Duplass are best known as part of the Mumblecore generation, producing low-budget films with amateur actors, using loads of handheld shakycam. They garnered enough attention that they could cast name actors in their 2010 film, "Cyrus." Now, with their new movie "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," they've graduated to even higher-profile fare. There's a reason these two indie-turned-studio-filmmakers are in demand now: They know how to tell a good story, and they do so again with the sweetly comic "Jeff."  Get More »

Filed Under: Indie Jones

'Jeff Who Lives at Home:' The Techno Remix

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You've seen one press junket video, you've seen them all, right? Right... unless it's on NextMovie, of course. Or shows Jonah Hill faking a hissy fit. Or remixes the entire movie cast into a techno song.

ScreenJunkies sent eager German DJ Flula Borg as their emissary to the "Jeff Who Lives At Home" press junket and, after asking Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer and the Duplass Brothers to provide words and sounds, Borg constructed the following masterpiece. Geniessen! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News

Q&A: 'Jeff' Directors Mark and Jay Duplass on Lovable Losers and Susan Sarandon

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Director siblings Mark and Jay Duplass have always made movies about the "epically small" things in life -- a puffy chair, a bag on someone’s head, a missing pair of sneakers -- and how big they can become in the right situation.

After attending the University of Texas, the brothers became associated with the Mumblecore micro-budget filmmaking movement out of Austin. Their DIY films, "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead," got the mainstream’s attention; yet they maintained the same aesthetic principles even after their 2010 studio debut "Cyrus."

The pair is in top form with "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," which has their films' trademark vulnerability, raw tension and clumsy relationships. The movie centers on stoner/couch philosopher Jeff (Jason Segel) who, sent on an errand by his mother (Susan Sarandon), ends up on a quest to fulfill his destiny. His brother Pat (Ed Helms) also enlists Jeff’s help to investigate his possibly adulterous wife (Judy Greer). It's easily the best and most personal of the Duplass brothers’ movies.

When we talked to the talented siblings, they fired back and forth on their affection for lovable losers, being starstruck around Susan Sarandon and the cinematic merit of "Joe Versus the Volcano." Get More »

Filed Under: Interviews

Jason Segel Getting Out of the 'Muppets' Biz

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It's a sad day in Muppet-land (A.K.A. Hollywood), as it's looking like Jason Segel won't be back for the highly anticipated sequel to 2011's Oscar-winning "The Muppets" movie—as either a writer or actor. We know. How can such a thing happen?

A few days ago, Segel revealed that he wasn't going to return to pen the next installment because he wanted to focus on other project already in the works — which include the hit show "How I Met Your Mother," Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" spin-off which we think is titled "This Is Forty," and the release of "The Five Year Engagement," which Segel also wrote and starred in.

Oh, and his next flick "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opens in a matter of days as well. In other words, his dance card's pretty full these days. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Coming Soon

'Jeff, Who Lives At Home' Trailer, Which We Have Here


Jason Segel is literally everywhere these days. Seriously, just look behind you; there he is, right? Last year alone he put out "The Muppets," "Friends with Benefits" and "Bad teacher," not to mention his ongoing sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" and a hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." So yeah, he's pretty much everywhere, but do you know where he is right this exact second? In ur mom's basement.

No, that's not a metaphor. And yes, we have the new trailer for "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" to prove it. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Apple Trailers
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