Even the most brilliant actors will occasionally make bad movies. Scripts change, budgets shrink, directors quit or get canned. For the most part, audiences realize that movies are a collaborative medium and that a bad movie isn't necessarily the fault of the lead actor. Audiences are far less understanding when a bad movie has an ensemble cast, however: How could so many talented people be so wrong? We recently asked you to rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies; now, we want you to be brutally honest and help us rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Bad Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Bad Movies >> Posted 10.02.12 by BrentJS
It's finally happened. For the first time in his career, Adam Sandler is making a sequel. However, instead of going back to some of his revered comedies like 1996's Happy Gilmore or 1998's The Waterboy, Sandler is returning to his most financially successful movie, 2010's Grown Ups.
Almost universally disliked by critics, Grown Ups earned $271 million in worldwide box office, nearly as much as both of Sandler's 2011 movies, Just Go With It and Jack and Jill, combined. Coming Soon reports that Sony Pictures is targeting a July 12, 2013, release date for the sequel. Screenwriter Fred Wolf, who co-wrote Grown Ups with Sandler, is in negotiations to write the sequel.
According to the report, Sandler isn't completely locked for Grown Ups 2, but is expected to return along with his former Saturday Night Live co-stars, including David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, as well as Kevin James, who would all reprise their roles as five childhood friends coping with fatherhood. More about Bruce Almighty sequel >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan
The Golden Globe nominations are already out, and the Oscar nominations are forthcoming, but what about the Razzies — the awards show that celebrates the worst Hollywood has to offer? The LA Times reports that the nominating lists for the Razzies have been sent out and the shortlist for worst picture contains the following movies: The Bounty Hunter, Clash of the Titans, The Expendables, Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, Killers, The Last Airbender, Little Fockers, Sex and the City 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Vampires Suck, and Yogi Bear. (Keep your fingers crossed When in Rome, The Back-Up Plan, and Gulliver's Travels, you might still make it!) who else could "win"? >> Posted 01.05.11 by Ryan
In the dystopian future of Idiocracy, a movie called Ass wins Best Picture and the top-rated TV show is Ow, My Balls!, where the "star" repeatedly gets hit in the crotch. While we're officially still 495 years away from realizing Mike Judge's vision, if gratuitous nut shots as seen in last weekend's Grown Ups continue, Ow, My Balls! will be on FOX by the end of the decade. By contrast we found scenes that are actually funny.
That's Gotta Hurt: Top 10 Movie Low Blows Posted 07.01.10 by reelz
Adam Sandler comedies. Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. What do critics think so far of Grown Ups?
Posted 06.24.10 by reelz
"Diverting enough to get by..."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...a pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Though the uncynical goodwill that accompanies Sandler's work makes footing this vacation bill less enraging than the toxic Couples Retreat, it's one of those Sandler movies where the inevitable Steve Buscemi cameo passes for the highlight."— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Adam Sandler and a bunch of his old SNL buddies party like it's 1978. Unfortunately they didn't bother to invite the audience."— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...perhaps the slackest, shabbiest comedy in the star's [Sandler's] increasingly dreadful oeuvre."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide. Posted 05.04.10 by reelz
Adam Sandler's latest movie, Grown Ups, reunites him with several of his Saturday Night Live co-stars, including David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James (filling in for a role that certainly would have gone to Chris Farley had he not passed away). The reunion is fitting, since the movie, which Sandler co-wrote, tells the story of five childhood friends and basketball teammates who reunite 30 years later and spend a weekend together with their families.
The first trailer for Grown Ups has arrived online courtesy of Yahoo!. Directed by Happy Gilmore's Dennis Dugan, Grown Ups opens June 25, 2010. Watch the trailer below. Posted 11.13.09 by Ryan
Next summer can be summed up simply: Sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D. Wait a minute, that's how we summed up Summer 2009! And Summer 2008, too (well, except the 3-D part).
While there might not be a whole lot new in the mix, here are the 20 titles we'll be talking about next summer. Posted 09.03.09 by reelz