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Farewell, 2011. It's been real. We had some laughs. We cried. We met some new people and spent time with old ones and saw plenty of action -- all of it at the movies. (On the screen, silly, not in the back row!)
But 2011 isn't over quite yet, so we're taking one final look back at some of the actors, characters and films that we enjoyed most this year. Vote for your favorites -- starting with 2011's hottest babe -- and be sure to come back every day and let us know what you'll remember most about the year in movies, from apes to Muppets, vampires to wizards, superheroes to bridesmaids.
This poll will close on Dec. 26 at 11 p.m.
In case you haven't heard, "The Change-Up" follows two friends -- played by Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman -- who accidentally swap bodies. Like the many body-swap comedies that came before it, hilarity ensues.
But what if this could happen in real life? Even if it were just for 24 hours, who's shoes would you want to fill?
We asked 23 celebrities -- from Emma Roberts and Jesse Eisenberg to John C. Reilly and Hilary Duff -- who they would want to be for a brief moment. Their responses were, well, rather interesting. One person even wanted to try being Charlie Sheen for a day!
Click through our gallery and see for yourself.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are putting the "odd" in "boddy switching." Yes, sometimes you have to alter spellings to make jokes work. (Or not.)
Director David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") is putting the two funnymen together for "The Change-Up," aka the raunchiest play on "Freaky Friday" ever devised. Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) are peeing in a wishing fountain when their plea to swap lives is miraculously granted. Irresponsible manchild Mitch has trouble dealing with the onslaught of Dave's responsibilities, while Dave enjoys all the freebie sex Mitch normally has coming to him.
Check out six clips from the summer comedy that's found a way to combine "Green Lantern" with "Horrible Bosses." Get More »
This summer, you'd be forgiven for wondering if Jason Bateman was in every single movie being released. In reality, he's only in two -- "Horrible Bosses" and "The Change-Up" -- but his affable face invades your consciousness to the extent that you'd think he had a cameo in "Captain America."
He should have had a cameo in "Captain America. In fact, he should have had one in "Cowboys and Aliens," too. Bateman should be in everything, and we're not just saying it because he was so great as Michael Bluth on "Arrested Development." He's a flexible and talented performer, capable of doing much more than just uttering glib one-liners and mimicking Ryan Reynolds. Get More »
So who has the more desirable lifestyle -- the married man or the bachelor? That's the existential qualm at the center of "The Change-Up," the new comedy in which Jason Bateman (the married guy) and Ryan Reynolds (the bachelor dude) experience one heck of a Freaky Friday.
Check out Bateman, Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann and many more working the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Hollywood's latest body-swapping comedy, and don't be so sure that everyone's actually who they say they are...
"The Change-Up" opens Aug. 5.
Unless you've been living under a rock since the early 2000s -- therefore deftly avoiding email forwards from your grandma about remembering to hug your friends -- you're familiar with the concept of photo memes. From LOLCats to Sad Keanu and Strutting Leo, nothing wastes our time better than a good viral trend.
So when we saw this amazing still from Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds' new comedy "The Change-Up," we knew it was time to get in the game.
Enjoy the glorious visual of Bateman and Reynolds taking a leak on a handful of our favorite movie scenes -- and use the helpful cut-out of the two we've included to play along. Get More »
Temperatures are rising, movies are packed to the brim with explosions and the biggest names and faces grace the cineplexes for a solid three months. It's summer and that means things are getting hot.
This year's blockbuster slate is no exception to the time honored tradition of featuring the sexiest, young actresses in Hollywood making cinematic magic while barely batting an eyelash. Here are 15 shining starlets who should have no problem keeping your attention in-between car chases and fist fights. Get More »
Ah, summertime. For us, that means two things: great cookouts and awesome movies. But since this isn't nexthotdog.com (though we would totally bookmark that site if it existed), we're focusing our energy of all the terrific sequels, blockbusters, superheroes and comedies that are poised to make this one of the best summers in years.
In fact, we're so focused that we've evaluated and ranked every single movie coming out over the next few months so we can better prioritize our moviegoing time. The result? Our list of the 25 Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer. Enjoy -- and pass the relish. Get More »
The body switch comedy: a time-honored genre all to itself, that movie stars young and old have tackled over the years, albeit with varying success.
Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris in "Freaky Friday," Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore in "Like Father Like Son," Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold in "Vice Versa" -- they all helped solidify the the "role switcheroo," a gimmick with a heart, in film history.
Now, it's Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman's turn. Get More »