‘Game Night’ keeps viewers guessing

“Game Night” starts with a charming and economical meet cute. Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel “Why Isn’t She in Everything” McAdams) are both ridiculously competitive and good at games.

Pranaya Pahwa | Staff Writer

Jason Bateman talks ‘Bad Words,’ dark humor in conference call

Jason Bateman, who directs and stars in the upcoming movie “Bad Words,” recently participated in a conference call with various college newspaper outlets, including Student Life. For more than 45 minutes, he answered questions ranging from what it is like to curse in front of child actors to the directors who influenced his style.

Noah Jodice | Contributing Reporter

‘Couples Retreat’

The philosopher Herbert Spencer once remarked that marriage is “a word which should be pronounced ‘mirage.’” In the new film “Couples Retreat,” marriage is certainly portrayed as if it were a distant mirage. This new comedy reunites much of the cast of the 2006 flick “The Break-Up.” Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau come together again to play best friends, with Peter Billingsley, who plays their other friend in “The Break-Up,” directing them in this film.

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‘Extract’

The opening titles to “Extract” are given in an unadorned and inoffensive font that might easily be confused with a word processor default, one whose countless unconscious viewings have made it seem completely unremarkable and therefore ill-fitting of the spotlight. Such is the problem with this new film by Mike Judge, whose humor has become […]

Nick Hawco | Cadenza Reporter