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Razor Shines
03-03-2009, 04:56 AM
I hope this rumor is true. I'd rather have it come back as a series, but I'll take a movie.

"Sources say." Rumors of a film version of cult-favorite TV show Arrested Development have been flying around like badly-imitated chickens for a while now, with everybody from Jeffrey Tambor to David Cross jumping on board. But young Michael Cera, now a big movie star, appeared to be the last holdout, and you couldn't make an Arrested Development movie without George Michael. But now, E Online has it on good authority that Cera has agreed to do the film. "Insiders" are saying production may even get going by the end of the year, with show creator Mitchell Hurwitz as writer/director. Finally, I'll be able to eat frozen bananas again without crying.
http://www.motherjones.com/riff/2009/02/arrested-development-movie-go

Here's the IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901469/)

Dom Heffner
03-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Hopefully they will open up Bob Loblaw's Law Blog again.

Javy Pornstache
03-03-2009, 01:40 PM
"Bob Loblaw Lobs Law Bomb"

Yachtzee
03-03-2009, 04:37 PM
Hopefully they will open up Bob Loblaw's Law Blog again.

I have the t-shirt

MrCinatit
03-03-2009, 04:53 PM
I've seen the rumor flying around for quite some time...and if it does indeed make the big screen, it will be most welcome. I was afraid I would never see "these" again *lifts up shirt*.
Canceling Arrested Development was the biggest crime since the cancellation of Futurama (now being made into many movies), FireFly (Serenity) and the original Star Trek (they never did try to bring that one back at all, did they? Nope. No movies there).

Donder
03-03-2009, 05:30 PM
If Michael Cera held out and this movie wasn't made, one day he'd look back and say "I've made a huge mistake."

Javy Pornstache
03-03-2009, 06:38 PM
If Michael Cera held out and this movie wasn't made, one day he'd look back and say "I've made a huge mistake."

http://www.blogcdn.com/nintendo.joystiq.com/media/2008/04/gob_bluth_cries_sm.jpg

Chip R
10-29-2009, 02:56 PM
IFC is showing the series again on Sunday nights and repeats throughout the week.

Tony_Danza
10-31-2009, 04:13 AM
Chip R, this post has nothing to do with an Arrested Development movie. next time start your own thread and quit wasting my valuable time!

reds1869
10-31-2009, 09:05 AM
:beerme:

If this happens, it is the best entertainment news of the year. My wife and I own all three seasons and watch the show on a regular basis.

yab1112
11-02-2009, 04:19 PM
This news "blue" me away! Can't wait!

reds1869
11-02-2009, 08:30 PM
I couldn't stop laughing when we were watching I'm Not There and the actor who played Tobias was one of the characters. I simply can't look at him without thinking of the Blue Man Group and Carl Weathers.

Strikes Out Looking
10-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Not just a movie but a 8-10 episode season

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/mitchell-hurwitz-promises-an-arrested-development-movie-and-new-tv-episodes/

MilotheMayor
10-02-2011, 11:07 PM
:thumbup:

SunDeck
10-02-2011, 11:16 PM
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Caveat Emperor
10-03-2011, 01:17 AM
I hated this show when it was on originally. I really wanted to like it, given the praise it got, but I just felt the entire thing was too smug and self-referential for it's own good.

It was like I could see the writers giving themselves high-five for being so awesome while every episode was going on, and it was just a tremendous turn-off for me.

MilotheMayor
10-03-2011, 01:29 AM
You probably don't like Wes Anderson movies either, do you?

Caveat Emperor
10-03-2011, 01:35 AM
You probably don't like Wes Anderson movies either, do you?

Actually, I love Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. At the heart of those movies are great characters -- people that you could relate to somewhat, as odd as they all were.

Contrast that with Arrested Development: Everyone in Arrested Development was so zany and odd that they had absolutely no believability to them. Plus, on top of being unbelievable, the majority of them were just miserable people. It was like taking all of the stuff that turned people off about "Seinfeld" and mixing that with a lot of zany and wacky antics and calling it a day.

RBA
10-03-2011, 01:35 AM
I hated this show when it was on originally. I really wanted to like it, given the praise it got, but I just felt the entire thing was too smug and self-referential for it's own good.

It was like I could see the writers giving themselves high-five for being so awesome while every episode was going on, and it was just a tremendous turn-off for me.

I gave up on it after about 2 episodes when it first came out. But I recently have been watching it on Netflix and it really is actually quite good.

yab1112
10-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Not just a movie but a 8-10 episode season

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/mitchell-hurwitz-promises-an-arrested-development-movie-and-new-tv-episodes/

Taste the happy, redszone. Taste the happy.

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lddwmwXGOt1qa1t4co1_400.gif

Raisor
10-03-2011, 08:30 PM
This is awesome.

RFS62
10-03-2011, 08:44 PM
This is awesome.

Indeed!!

Spitball
10-03-2011, 11:45 PM
My son and I watched every episode on Net Flix this summer. He had been telling me there was a movie in the making. We can't wait. :thumbup:

Razor Shines
10-04-2011, 02:41 AM
When I read about this yesterday, all I could think was "wow". There really is no other show I would want to see come back more than Arrested Development. In the last month I've been putting quotes from the show on my facebook and after each one asking "how did this show get canceled?"

Strikes Out Looking
10-04-2011, 08:38 PM
When I read about this yesterday, all I could think was "wow". There really is no other show I would want to see come back more than Arrested Development. In the last month I've been putting quotes from the show on my facebook and after each one asking "how did this show get canceled?"

1. No one was watching because;
a. Fox kept moving the show around and
b. The show's humor just wasn't for everyone -- it was too smart for most Americans who prefer to just watch Randy Jackson kissing teenager's rear ends.

Razor Shines
10-04-2011, 10:54 PM
1. No one was watching because;
a. Fox kept moving the show around and
b. The show's humor just wasn't for everyone -- it was too smart for most Americans who prefer to just watch Randy Jackson kissing teenager's rear ends.

Is that a rhetorical answer?

Chip R
10-04-2011, 11:15 PM
Do we really want another season of Arrested Development?

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/34683/do-we-really-want-another-season-of-arrested-development

dougdirt
10-05-2011, 01:10 AM
Do we really want another season of Arrested Development?

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/34683/do-we-really-want-another-season-of-arrested-development

Yes, we do.

RichRed
10-05-2011, 02:07 PM
Do we really want another season of Arrested Development?

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/34683/do-we-really-want-another-season-of-arrested-development

I get all that...but I still want it.

The Operator
10-05-2011, 04:49 PM
Taste the happy, redszone. Taste the happy.

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lddwmwXGOt1qa1t4co1_400.gifTastes a lot like sad... :D

Chip R
10-05-2011, 04:51 PM
I get all that...but I still want it.


I want to see it too if it happens. But the writer has a point. A lot of the more beloved shows, like AD, Star Trek and Firefly were perhaps cancelled too soon. But the cancellation and the way the network(s) messed around with the show(s) gives the fans some kind of bond. It's them against those bastards at the network who cancelled their favorite show.

However in some cases it's better to get cancelled too soon rather than too late. For several reasons, some shows that start off well and are great for a few years tend to drop on quality. Writers/actors/producers leave for greener pastures or ask for more money that the network(s) won't give them. They become attached to catch phrases or storylines that were great 4-5 years ago but now are hackneyed. I think The Office is a prime example of that. While still funny at times it lacks the excellence of the first few seasons. Yet NBC wouldn't dare cancel it since it still gets good ratings and it sells a lot of merchandise.

Sometimes it's enough to say a show was great while it lasted and never "jumped the shark" (loved Henry Winkler literally jumping a shark in AD) because you don't want it to come back at a lower quality than it was when it originally aired.

Razor Shines
10-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Chip why are trying to destroy this for me? This is a no logic (its like rock paper scissors..."not a lot of logic to it"), no negative thought thread. It's gonna be as awesome as it used to be and that's final.

The Operator
10-05-2011, 08:48 PM
I think Chip needs some Team-o-sil...

Raisor
10-07-2011, 09:13 PM
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr9ni3NSGr1qcm16uo1_500.jpg

marcshoe
01-07-2012, 05:19 PM
Okay, I'm in. I didn't watch the show when it was on--I tried a couple of times but couldn't figure out who these people were or why they were acting like that. Got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and decided to take advantage of the Prime streaming videos and watch the first few episodes. I finished off the series last night. I found myself laughing out loud more than I have in recent memory, sometimes not able to catch my breath.

How in the world could Fox let something like this die. Can't wait for the new episodes, even if they don't completely measure up. A seven-year gap can be hard to overcome, but this should still be funnier than just about anything else on (about the only shows I'm finding funny these days are Community and Parks & Rec.)

btw, I guessed wrong. I had figured that Michael was adopted.

RiverRat13
01-09-2012, 10:04 AM
How in the world could Fox let something like this die.

Because of people like you and me who unfortunately waited until the show was over before watching it on DVD/Netflix.

We only have ourselves to blame, my friend. ;)

Razor Shines
07-15-2012, 11:48 AM
Watch out for bridges and hop ons....you're gonna get some hop ons.

They start filming new episodes in 4 weeks.

knuckleballah22
07-15-2012, 06:33 PM
lol i gotta check out this show

MilotheMayor
07-28-2012, 04:57 PM
https://twitter.com/batemanjason/status/229299611175641088
https://twitter.com/batemanjason/status/229300077179576321

MilotheMayor
10-17-2012, 01:00 PM
http://arresteddecision2012.tumblr.com/

http://arresteddecision2012.tumblr.com/image/33467103709

Bob Sheed
10-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Awesome.

Can't wait!

Barry Zuckerkorn: So basically you're about 2,000 shares short of being the majority stock holders. Now unfortunately it's a private stock so you can not just buy up the shares unless someone is willing to sell
Michael: Are you sure?
Barry Zuckerkorn: That's what it said on 'Ask Jeeves'

:laugh:

Mae 'Maebe' Funke: Do you guys know where I could get one of those gold T-shaped pendants?
Michael: That's a cross.
Mae 'Maebe' Funke: Across from where?