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Jb Smoove Talks About the Perils of a 'Hall Pass'

Ex-SNL writer, comedian acts alongside Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis

Comedian, actor and writer JB Smoove plays the character Flats in the new Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis comedy "Hall Pass" about two men given a week-off their marriages as a radical way to improve their relationships at home. Smoove is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and has starred in a number of films and TV show, most notably on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Leon.
Smoove sat down and spoke with The Skanner News about his acting, improving and why getting a "Hall Pass" from your wife is just a little bit insulting.


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Just Run from 'Just Go with It'

Sandler, Aniston flick is a badly made cliche

"The Big Lie" is a shopworn formula which has been recycled by countless television sitcoms since serving as the premise for almost every episode of I Love Lucy. The age-old theme typically revolves around a morally-compromised protagonist who ends up ensnared in an ever-expanding web of deception after telling a little fib at a moment of weakness.


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Van Jones, Obama's Former Green Czar, on the State of 'Carbon Nation'

The new film premiers on Feb. 11

Here, Van Jones talks about all of the above, and about his appearance in Carbon Nation, a cautionary documentary about the consequences of climate change. The film opens in theaters in New York City on February 11, and will open elsewhere around the country later in the month and in March before becoming available on DVD in April.  


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