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George Michael and Michael Bluth reunited on Jason Reitman's JUNO!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Jason Reitman's THANK YOU FOR SMOKING was great and I'm looking forward to seeing his sophomore effort, JUNO, starring Ellen Page as a high school girl who gets knocked up. Michael Cera plays her best friend and father of her child. Allison Janney just came on board the film with Jason Bateman. Bateman will play the husband of Jennifer Garner's character, a couple who are interested in adopting the child. Janney is Page's step-mother. So, yes... that effectively reunites Michael Cera and Jason Bateman... in a completely different kind of situation. I love a good coming of age story and Reitman has cast this one terrifically so far. Can't wait to hear more about it!

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  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Not gonna say it

    by BigFo


  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    now no one can claim it

    by liljuniorbrown

    Anyways, i miss AD it should have been on HBO with the Larry David Show. It was an awesomely funny show.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The woman that wrote the script for this...

    by Zarles 75 different flavors of hot. Her name is Diablo Cody. Look it up, bitches.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Started watching Thank You For Smoking last night

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Fantastic film. Eckhart will rule in Batman.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody ... Hot?

    by Captain Mal

    Are you kidding me? Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Glad she's doing well for herself, but... yikes.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I got Thank you For Smoking coming next week

    by just pillow talk

    probably after I get through the Illusionist and Little Miss Sunshine. I'm holding you to that claim Yack.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    "What do we always say is the most important thing?"

    by keyserSOZE

    "Breakfast." "Family." "Right, family...I thought you meant of the things you eat." Man, I love seeing the Bluth family come together again.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    George Michael - I thought of pissing Wham members!

    by kinghenryVIII

    Glad I was wrong. Jason Bateman is great - anyone remember the TV show "It's Your Move"? A sort of spin off of Silver Spoons? Great show - great show!

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I think I just blue myself.

    by TheTagger

    I loved AD.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Wow- It's Your Move

    by Lawguy

    Nice reference King Henry VIII. I thought that I was the only person who remembered that show. IMDB says that it only lasted 7 episodes in 1984. How about George Sr. in the 2 episode show "That was Then?"

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Juno what?

    by purplemonkeydw

    I'm interested in this. Juno why? Because I liked Arrested Development....annnnd you're welcome.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Ok, Yack, that's a deal

    by just pillow talk

    And it really should be in Katie's contract that she HAS to be naked in every film that she is in. Tom never thinks about what would benefit society as a whole. Think of the kids Tom, think of the kids.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Can't wait till this exchange:

    by themikejonas

    "My girlfriend Juno is pregnant." "Who?"

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Lawguy .... glad you remember. There was one episode ..

    by kinghenryVIII

    when there was a band .... and he tied the skeletons to piano wire and had them playing since the band couldn't show up (or something) .... I only remember bits and peices but loved it when I was a kid. Great show - much better then the other dribble that was on tv then - all the practical jokes. Did the mom have a husband or was the dude from Married with Children the boy friend or step dad - damn - can't remember. I'm 33 - been a long time since I've seen that show. Good call Lawguy.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody is a dead end talent...

    by LaudnerGomez

    Take away the "I Love the 80s" comedic writing style, and you're left with a bottom-of-the-barrel blogger. ---- She's notable because she stripped. Way to set back the female movement 30 years, Diablo!

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by Lawguy

    I have fuzzy memories of 2-3 episodes, but I don't remember the skeletons. I'm pretty sure that the mom wasn't married. Unfortunately, I killed a lot of my brain cells in college. Twas an enjoyable show. At the time, Jason was about my age, so it allowed me to relate to the character. Now, do you remember Voyagers? There's a show I'd like to see on DVD

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah man - Voyagers rocked. Understand about the brain

    by kinghenryVIII

    cells .... hence the fuzzy reccolections .... peace!

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by dr_buggerlugs


  • Feb. 22, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    dr_buggerlugs' "Annyong" reminds me of something else

    by themikejonas

    There was a Korean teen-pregnancy movie called "Jenny, Juno" not too long ago. Remake? Probably not, I guess, since there's been no allusion to it anywhere.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ... after delivering the baby, does she take all her friends on a spelunking trip into the wrong cave, which turns out to be infested with CHUDs who chase and eat everyone.... all while she acts all bitchy and superior?

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by shellfishh

    ..."it's Your Move" with the first next door neighbor husband on "Married with Children". It was a clever little series.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by The Real MiraJeff

    Diablo Cody's screenplay was recently voted Hollywood's best unproduced screenplay. This is completely baffling, because I read the script and gave it a big fat PASS. It sucked. In fact, I thought it was one of the most pretentiously boring scripts I've ever read and it blows my mind that she is considered a hot commodity in Hollywood. Jennifer Garner is a fitting match for this material because she is absolutely wretched in every movie she's ever been in. I can't stand her and I have no clue why Hollywood thinks she's a bankable property. As for the Bluths, they both rule, as does Ellen Page. The cast is really coming together so maybe they can save this one, but hot or not hot, Diablo Cody's screenplay was an overpraised piece of shit and you can tell her I said that.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Speaking of obscure TV shows...

    by jo momma

    ...does anyone remember "Roomies," with Corey Haim and Burt Young? It aired in the late 1980s. I have never met anyone else that remembers this random show. Basically, Corey Haim rooms with Paulie from the Rocky movies as college freshmen - they teach each other life lessons and the like. Anyone remember this?

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    One Diablo pic

    by LaudnerGomez ---- Yeah, not that hot. It makes you wonder the authenticity of her book, which had men fawning all over her. ---- And bless you Mirajeff, the woman can't write.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I love the Bluths

    by CherryValance

    Can't wait to see it. Except that Reitman guy seems a little weird. Did you listen to the commentary on Thank You for Smoking? He seemed unnecessarily disgruntled. Anywho, I hope they have a cornholing scene.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    jo momma

    by CherryValance

    Roomies was cool. I remember I had a crush on their other roommate. Can't remember his name. Oh wait, was it Sheldon? That was such a weird concept though. I think I remember something about Duck and Cover in one of the episodes. Oh wait, Paulie was in some old PSA type movie about ducking and covering in an A-bomb attack. LOL. I can't remember what if had to do with the episode though. Good times. Good times.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Obscure shows?

    by shellfishh

    How about "The Duck Factory" with Jim Carrey?

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Diablo pic not that pretty BUT you can't be too choosey

    by kinghenryVIII

    on who sucks yer dick - know what I'm sayin'? Do ya? I'd still be a virgin if I was.<p> Anyone remember the New Zoo Review? "On the New Zoo Review - commin' right at you" Some man and a woman surrounded by people in animal costumes .... Beta version of Barnie ala 1970 something - possibly 80. Bunch of FREAKS in that one. And I remember some animated celery stalk screaming in spanish - totally different show - but on like at 6am Saturday mornings .... or maybe I found my parents stash but I swear it was real.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Hey, we're linked from Diablo's blog!

    by Zarles

    Hi, Diablo! Please leave your husband and realize that I am your true love forever and ever. If you have any doubts, I have cookies. Enough said. Oh, and ignore the rest of these queens. A talkbacker going on about the "women's movement" = LOL. And on this board, no less! Hee!

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Obscure TV shows

    by Lawguy

    Used to LOVE The New Zoo Review. I still know the theme song & the character's names. I even had a "Froggie" toy chest when I was young. That's probably why I'm such a freak now. By the way, don't remember "Roomies", but I enjoyed the Duck Factory, and I've even seen reruns on cable recently. Ahhh...good times.