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Cera will be in the Arrested movie, even if Tambor has to drag him to the set

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 29th 2009 3:37PM
TamborJeffrey Tambor guarantees that Michael Cera will be in the Arrested Development movie.

That's what Tambor said at a recent Uprights Citizens Brigade show. He says that even if he has to call Cera up on the phone and order him to be on the set, Cera will definitely be in the big-screen version of the TV show. I can picture Tambor going to Cera's house, grabbing him by the ear and dragging him to his car to go to the set. And then Cera would be blindfolded and handcuffed to the car door, and if he tries to get out, two bodyguards will punch him in the gut and tell him to shut up. Then they'll get to the set and Cera will be kept in a cage when he's not filming scenes for the movie, fed scraps of food like bagels and Pringles (Sour Cream and Onion flavored).

Sorry, the scenario got out of hand there for a moment.

I also have no doubt Cera will be in the movie. Of course, I never thought there would even be a theatrical Arrested Development, so I'm not exactly Kreskin when it comes to this stuff.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 24th 2009 3:04PM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

  • The Cinematical crew is staying at Sundance until the bitter end. Check out their Sundance in 60 Seconds for Friday, January 23.
  • I've been hearing a lot about the new Lil' Wayne documentary and it sounds really interesting. Check out what Cinematical has to say about The Carter.
  • John Krasinski is more than the adorable Jim Halpert on The Office; he's also a budding director. He premiered his first film, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men at Sundance. Jim Rocchi got a chance to interview him. Check it out here.
  • Another movie that premiered at Sundance that I'm excited about is Paper Heart. Starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi. It's both a comedy about a documentary and a documentary about a comedy, if that makes sense. Cinematical explains it all in their review.
  • Hey! Oscar nominations were this week! Check out what gott snubbed!

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Here's why that Arrested Development movie is being held up

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 26th 2008 3:21PM
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It does look like that Arrested Development movie will get made at some point, some way, some how. But it's not a given that every single member of the cast will be in the film. There have been many reports that the only cast member holding out is Michael Cera, who played George Michael. Is it because he doesn't want to go back to something he already finished? Is it because he has a movie career (Superbad, Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, Youth in Revolt, etc)?

Creator Mitchell Hurwitz puts an end to the stories and rumors in this interview with Fancast. He says that...uh, yeah, actually, Cera is the one holding up the film.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Nov 29th 2008 9:39AM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their latest musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

  • If there's one thing we love here at TV Squad, it's speculation about TV shows that are being made into feature films. Cinematical gets in on the action by speculating about a possible Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
  • Many of you are probably still hanging out with family after the holiday. Whether your family is a basket of sunshine and puppies, or...not, you can bask in the glow of seven non-dysfunctional movie families.
  • I don't have the time to get too ranty, but I hate the idea of He's Just Not That Into You. It preys on insecurities in a very condescending way. I didn't want the book, and I certainly don't want the movie...except I love just about everyone in the cast and they have a Jason Mraz song in the trailer! Ugh. I'm probably going to see it and hate myself. Anyway, check out the trailer for yourself. Are you going to see it?
  • I'm not even a Star Wars fan, but this "Guitar Solo" t-shirt with Han Solo cracked me up. What can I say? I do love a good pun.
  • I've been hearing about this semi-secret Michael Cera movie, Paper Hearts, for a little bit, but I haven't been able to even find out what it's about. Cinematical has some info on it though, and I'm definitely intrigued.

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Michael Cera doesn't want to do an Arrested Development movie

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 9th 2008 3:07PM
CeraWarning: the following may cause dizziness, headaches, dry mouth, and severe pain to fans of Arrested Development. Ask your doctor before reading it.

So everyone seems to be on board for a big screen version of the already-classic FOX comedy. Everyone except Michael Cera, that is. While doing press for his new indie comedy Nick and Norah's Ultimate Playlist, Cera told The National Post that he hasn't heard anything about a movie version of the show, and that "I don't think I would want to see a movie of the series if I was a fan, anyway." He also doesn't understand why people would want a movie if they can watch the three seasons of the show on DVD.

Ouch.

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Arrested Development: Top Banana - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 13th 2008 10:02AM
AD: Top Banana

Do not adjust your web browser. You are now entering the Retro Squad, where we are reviewing past episodes of classic TV shows.

(S01E02) Many people will tell you that they got sucked into Arrested Development by its pilot. I wasn't. For some reason, I didn't watch the pilot when it first aired. But that's just fine, because the second episode, "Top Banana," was a perfect representation of everything AD ended up being. Throwaway jokes. Quick cut-aways and flashbacks. Subtle catchphrase generation. A "lesson of the week" couched in vicious barbs between members of the Bluth family. Oh, and two words that I'll never forget: "No touching!"

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The Sound of Young America interviews everyone!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 12th 2008 7:04PM

Jack McBrayerWhen you make a living online and a big part of your job is to spend the entire day surfing around a hundred web sites, you begin to think that you've seen everything there is to see on the web. At least the good stuff. But sometimes you come across a site that makes you smile and say to yourself, "this is great!"

That's what I thought when I found the Sound of Young America podcast.

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Six reasons why now is the time to become an AD fan

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 12th 2008 2:07PM
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Do not adjust your web browser. You are now entering the Retro Squad, where we are reviewing past episodes of classic TV shows.

I will admit, I was super late to the Arrested Development game. It had been canceled and I'm pretty sure everything was on DVD. Actually, I remember the first time I watched an episode, it was on G4. There was that guy from Teen Wolf Too and he was talking to David Cross, who was painted like a Smurf for some reason. And then he did some things that didn't really make sense, and I laughed nervously because I was worried I had become too stupid to keep up with sitcoms. I gave up after another ten minutes of confusion and switched over to Flavor of Love or something equally brain-numbing to make myself feel better.

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Arrested Development: Pilot (series premiere) - VIDEO

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 9th 2008 9:20AM
Arrested DevelopmentDo not adjust your web browser. You are now entering the Retro Squad, where we are reviewing past episodes of classic TV shows.

(S01E01) Some shows come out of the gate with such a power that you can't help but stand up and take notice. For the far too few of us who happened to catch Arrested Development when it premiered, it quickly established that it was going to be something a little different than the other comedy fare on the television. The trend at the time was moving toward the single camera format, that's almost become the norm for comedies nowadays (The Office, My Name is Earl, hell NBC's entire Thursday night lineup).

There was a time when audiences were less receptive to this kind of television. It was funny, but minus a laugh track. So while shows like The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond and even According to Jim had this comfortable format with the basic house set and laughter to cue us into the funny bits, AD was something a bit more challenging. Perhaps it was just a few years ahead of its time, or perhaps it was on the wrong network (FOX), or perhaps it was just too smart for its own good.

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An Arrested Development reunion. Sort of.

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 16th 2008 11:02AM
Arrested Development, Season 1It's an Arrested Development reunion! Well, not quite. But Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler will be lending their voices for a new Fox animated series called Sit Down, Shut Up.

The show centers around staff members at a high school where the student needs become secondary. It is based on an live-action Australian series. Also joining the voice cast are Cheri Oteri, Will Forte, Regina King, Nick Kroll, Tom Kenny and Maria Bamford.

It's a common strategy of television shows to bring together two or more cast members from previous successful series and call it a "reunion." I've seen Lost In Space reunions on Babylon 5 and Dukes of Hazzard reunions on Smallville.

Arrested Development has its own cult following, which I do not count myself among. I enjoyed episodes of the show, but don't go out of my way to see it or own it on DVD. However, given AD's following, it may mean more viewers for Sit Down, Shut Up.

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What Annie is thankful for

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 21st 2007 1:22PM
30 RockThanksgiving is more than a time when families force members to tolerate each other for a few hours to get through a meal with minimal bloodshed. Oh, no. It's so much more: Thanksgiving is when TV Squad does these nifty lists of what we bloggers are thankful for in the TV world. My list will never be complete, because far into the new year, I will continue to think of the thousands of tiny things that should belong here. Of course, I don't have the time, space, or energy to make a thousand-item list, so an 8-point piece will have to do.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day, you wonderful people, and don't forget your stretchy pants.

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How'd that live SNL stage show go? The NY Times was there

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 19th 2007 12:38PM
Makeshift SNLI went to the UCB Theatre in New York on Sunday night to see their signature show, "ASSSSCAT." It was side-splittingly funny as usual; the group last night featured UCB founder and SNLer Amy Poehler, Jack McBrayer and John Lutz from 30 Rock, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel from Human Giant, among others, and the guest monologist was Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks). I had a fantastic time.

But I kind of wish I was at the theater about 20 hours before that, when the entire cast of SNL put on a makeshift version of their show, hosted by Michael Cera (we mentioned this show when it was announced last week). Fortunately, The New York Times was there, and they not only have an article about the event, but a nice slide show as well.

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Clark and Michael: In The Limelight - VIDEO

by Varun Lella, posted Aug 6th 2007 3:19PM
Sometimes the best television isn't transmitting through satellites, cables or airwaves. Sometimes the best television isn't shown on any channel. Sometimes the best television is on the internet. Case in point: Clark and Michael.

Clark and Michael is the brain child of Arrested Development's Michael Cera and Clark Duke, who can be found on ABC's Greek. The project that started as Duke's college thesis has evolved into a full season of hilarity at ten-minutes-per-serving.

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How about an Arrested Development Christmas special?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 27th 2007 3:23PM

Arrested Development dvdThat's what a reporter in England is pushing for. He has started an online petition to have the Bluths come back together for an Xmas special in 2009.

So far reporter Eddie Wrenn has 3000 signatures, which, while nice, isn't enough to get anyone's attention. But it's the first step in a campaign to get Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Ron Howard and company to come back and do a special for fans. And that's something that's a lot more realistic than some fans who try to get a show to come back full time on some network's schedule (as if actors don't move on to other projects and are just waiting around to be called back).

More shows should do this. Not only would they please fans, I think it would show some good will towards those fans and probably increase DVD sales as well. Yeah, I can imagine an Arrested Development special every couple of years.

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Talk Talk: Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Sienna Miller

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 10th 2007 5:55PM
  • Michael CeraCharlie Rose: sports columnist Sally Jenkins
  • The Daily Show: Michael Moore (repeat)
  • The Colbert Report: Doug Bailey (repeat)
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Sienna Miller, Michael Cera, and Interpol
  • Jay Leno: Adam Sandler, Nikki Blonsky, and Silverchair
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Nick Lachey and Reggie Bush
  • Tavis Smiley: Luke Wilson and Marina Nemat (repeat)
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Denis Leary, Patton Oswalt, and Against Me
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Kara Cooney and Geoff Keith
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Joss Stone and David deRothschild

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