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'Extract' Star Jason Bateman Plays it Straightnew

After working in the film and television industry for almost three decades, Jason Bateman has finally become a leading man. He says that Extract director Mike Judge saw similarities between Arrested Development's Michael Bluth and Joel and felt that he would be believable in the role.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  08-31-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Hancock', America's Low-rent Superhero, Just in Time for the Recessionnew

Even bearing in mind the conventional wisdom that superman movies keep coming back to cheer us through hard times, I'm not clear whether Hancock is meant to be a representative of the homeless, a midcareer-burnout case or a troubled brother from another planet.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  07-07-2008  |  Reviews

Will Smith's 'Hancock' Brazenly Embraces the Post-racial Strategy of the Obama Campaignnew

Movie star Will Smith is also a political figure. His big screen exploits reflect the way we think about race, masculinity, humor, violence and fantasy.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Rectum? Will Smith Damn Near Killed 'Emnew

I had hoped that Hancock would be a departure, that it might restore some of Smith's Fresh Prince swagger, but instead it's the most explicit demonstration yet of the wallowing that has drained a superstar of his powers.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  07-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Celebrating 'Hancock,' Peter Berg's Latest Genre Mashupnew

Anticipation runs high for further blackening of Batman's soul in The Dark Knight, but the Fourth of July weekend belongs to Hancock, a handsomely haywire comic-tragic concoction that flies high, sideways, off course and straight up in the air.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' is no 'Men in Black,' but It Still Teems with Destruction, Funninessnew

It's no Men in Black, but still teems with destruction, funniness
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Amber Humphrey  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' Dive Bombs

Hancock attempts a high degree of difficulty, but hits the pool flat.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-27-2008  |  Reviews

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