The sequel you never knew you wanted is here.
How does one raise the bar after releasing a 2010 ensemble comedy that earned $271 million in worldwide box office? Bring almost everyone back and add Taylor Lautner to widen the potential audience.
So goes the formula for Grown Ups 2, the sequel that will see Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James (sorry, Rob Schneider fans, "scheduling issues" kept him out of the sequel) return once again to the small town they grew up in and remind everyone that they still haven't grown up yet. The added "twist" this time around is that the sequel takes place on the last day of school. But the movie's first trailer proves that little has changed for the sequel, which includes Sandler getting peed on by a deer and the main cast all getting naked and launching themselves off a cliff into a lake. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.04.13 by Ryan
The two stars play a mismatched couple in Hotel Transylvania.get closer to the stars
Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.26.12 by reelz
2012 is already more than halfway done and while there's been plenty of highlights at the cinema so far, there has also been quite a few lowlights as well. While there's still plenty of 2012 left before we see if the Mayans were correct or not, ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper has picked out some of the worst movies that have been released so far this year, starting with the worst comedy (worse than A Thousand Words, apparently) before ending with the worst movie of 2012 so far (worse than even One For the Money).
While we don't want to play spoiler, would it be a surprise that Adam Sandler's name is somehow included in the list? Considering Sandler set a record by "winning" both the Worst Actor and Worst Actress at last year's Golden Raspberry Awards, we're don't think it comes as a shock. What is surprising is the amount of Oscar–winning actors appearing in movies included in Roeper's list, including Robert De Niro, Reese Witherspoon, and even Academy Award nominees like Queen Latifah and Sigourney Weaver. Guess nobody's perfect!
Click on the video above and see if you agree with Roeper's picks! Posted 08.13.12 by Ryan
With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 bringing an end to the franchise this November, Taylor Lautner is looking for what to do next with his career. He's already tried being an action star with Abduction, but that didn't turn out too well, as bad reviews didn't convince Twilight fans to help make the movie a hit. Next up, Lautner will try comedy, and for that, he will turn to an assured, award-winning comedic hand: Adam Sandler. OK, so those "awards" were actually Razzies, with Sandler recently winning both Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his dual role in Jack and Jill (which set a record by sweeping every category at the Golden Raspberry Awards). Still, by definition, Sandler did "win" those awards — even beating Lautner, who was nominated for Worst Actor for his role in Abduction.
We guess if you can't beat 'em at winning a fake award that celebrates the worst in movies, join 'em. Lautner will appear in Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the 2010 ensemble comedy that saw Sandler team with several of his Saturday Night Live alums and quickly became one of the actor's highest grossing movies ever at $271 million worldwide. Say what you will about Sandler, but he does find a way to deliver (at least, at the box office), and who can blame Lautner for wanting to hang out with Chris Rock, David Spade, and the rest of the cast after doing nothing but Twilight-related ab work for so many years?
According to THR, Lautner's role is a "fun" one that will see the actor go "toe-to-toe" with Sandler. Sounds like a glorified cameo, but we'll find out when Grown Ups 2 opens on July 12, 2013. Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
Sony Pictures Animation has released online the first trailer for acclaimed animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) new 3-D animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. The trailer is brief, promising far more laughs than frights, but the animation is superb. Adam Sandler does an excellent job of disguising his normal voice to play Dracula, the keeper of the inn for monsters who want to go on vacation without having to worry about pesky humans. Until one shows up at the front door, that is.
Curiously, the plot synopsis included with the trailer on the Columbia Pictures Phillipines YouTube channel differs from the previously released one when it comes to the human interloper. The original synopsis described the human as an "ordinary guy" named "Johnny" (voiced by Andy Samberg) who just happens upon the inn and falls in love with Dracula's daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), whereas the synopsis included with the trailer described him as "Simon Van Helsing, the youngest in a long line of monster hunters," making his arrival at the inn seem anything but accidental. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.28.12 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures Animation gave us our first look at one of the monsters in director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania, by releasing concept art depicting Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) on Halloween of last year. One week later, the studio followed up the Dracula concept art with the release of a fully-rendered image of Dracula's daughter, Mavis, when it was announced that Miley Cyrus would be providing the "teen" (she's 118) vampire's voice (Cyrus was later replaced by Selena Gomez).
Now, several more of the monsters that will be haunting the halls of Dracula's Hotel Transylvania — where the motto is "human-free since 1898" — have been revealed in a pair of new promotional images for the movie. see the new images >> Posted 03.14.12 by BrentJS
Adam Sandler didn't have a terrific 2011. Both Just Go With It and Jack and Jill were bashed by critics and have earned Sandler a record-setting 11 Razzie nominations.
Luckily, 2012 is a new year, and this summer's That's My Boy (formerly Donny's Boy and I Hate You Dad) could spell redemption from Sandler. The movie follows Sandler as a hard-partying Donny, who runs into money problems and decides to turn to the son he fathered in high school (Andy Samberg) for help. The only problem is, he has hasn't seen his son in years and wasn't exactly a very good father. To promote the comedy, Sony has released a red band trailer for the movie showing Sandler getting in trouble with Samberg's fiancee (Leighton Meester) once his irresponsible ways start to have an influence on his son. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.02.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Adam Sandler made a surprising decision to make his first sequel — reuniting with David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James for a follow-up to 2010's Grown Ups. Now Sandler will adapt his first board game.
Deadline reports that Sandler is attached to star in Candy Land, based on the Hasbro board game created in 1949. "Candy Land is more than just a game," said Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad in a statement.
It is a brand that children, parents and grandparents know and love. The world of Candy Land offers an extraordinary canvas upon which to create a fantastical, live-action family adventure film with a larger than life part for Adam. We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Happy Madison on this project. more about Candy Land >> Posted 02.01.12 by Ryan
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
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Immortals ||$32M ||$32M ||Swords and sandals pic wins weekend |
|Jack and Jill ||$26 ||$26 ||Adam Sandler opens softer than his last movie, Just Go With It ($30M) |
|Puss in Boots ||$25.5M ||$108.8M ||Breaks symbolic $100M mark but still in the red |
|Tower Heist ||$13.2M ||$43.9M ||Brett Ratner comedy 4th after getting fired from Oscars |
|J. Edgar ||$11.5M ||$11.5M ||Good per-screen average ($6,005) for DiCaprio-Eastwood Oscar bait |
Posted 11.13.11 by reelz