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
Six years ago, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) were safely on their way from the Central Park Zoo to a wildlife preserve in Kenya when a botched penguin hijacking found them washed up on the shores of an island off the coast of Africa in Madagascar.
In the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the gang decided that it was time that they return to New York City, but their plane crash-landed in the heart of Africa and, of course, trouble ensued. Now, everyone's favorite animal entourage returns in their first 3D adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, in which they once again try to return to their home at the Central Park Zoo only to end up getting stranded in Europe, hooked up with a traveling circus and pursued by the police (led by Frances McDormand). watch the teaser trailer >> Posted 12.10.11 by BrentJS
Lionsgate has added two new actors to its growing ensemble of What to Expect When You're Expecting, the adaptation of Heidi Murkoff's best-selling pregnancy guidebook. The studio is planning to turn the book into a romantic comedy that focuses on four interconnected couples that are going through the tribulations of expectant parenthood. The cast already includes Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock and, the studio has just announced, Glee's Matthew Morrison.
Morrison will play a character named Evan who is teamed up with Diaz on a popular celebrity dance show. Through the show the two characters fall in love and, eventually, become pregnant, while the two are in the national spotlight.
Morrison isn't the only TV actor added to the cast. EW reports that True Blood's Joe Manganiello has joined the movie as well. who will manganiello play? >> Posted 07.16.11 by Ryan
In January, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he was planning to return to acting after finishing his last term as California's governor. When Schwarzenegger later separated from his wife, Maria Shriver, after the discovery that he had secretly fathered a love child 10 years ago, he put his acting return on hold, much to the disappointment of director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), who was in pre-production on the drama Cry Macho, which was to be Schwarzenegger's first role new acting role. Months after the scandal, Schwarzenegger is ready to test his popularity in a new movie, but not in Cry Macho.
Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger is set to star in Last Stand with director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird). Last Stand puts Schwarzenegger into a Western in a story that's perfect for him, according to what a Lionsgate executive told the website. Banks gets pregnant, Lincoln gets an Ally in congress >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan
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
Entertaiment Weekly is reporting that Marlon Wayans is already in negotiations to star as comedy legend Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Part of the well-established Wayans Brothers clan, which helped pioneer In Living Color and several hit comedies in the early to mid '90s, Marlon Wayans showed his range by dropping a highly memorable performance as a Coney Island junkie in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (2000).
If we didn't have that performance to judge from, we might think the idea of him portraying Pryor is a big mistake, since he's also written and starred in several forgettable Scary Movie installments.
But according to the EW post, Wayans fought hard for the chance to audition for the role, and he then wowed producers with a 13-minute audition in which he "transforms into Pryor."
Apparently, Eddie Murphy was once attached to this project, but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. This seems fortunate, because Wayans seems like a better fit. We think audience's familiarity with Murphy's distinct comedic identity would make it difficult for him to pull off a convincing performance.
The project is being helmed by Bill Condon, who also directed Dreamgirls, Kinsey, and Gods and Monsters. Chris Rock is producing along with Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. No official casting decisions or release dates have been announced.
In the meantime, check out this clip of Pryor talking about kids telling lies (one of the few profanity-free clips of Pryor we could find). Posted 10.08.09 by reelz
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Find out more about our two new original shows, nightly primetime movies, and the rest of our shows. Posted 10.07.09 by reelz
For the horror fans we've got Dead Silence
, which was not pre-screened for critics. As such, we have no review for you, but let's be honest. Studios don't generally hide a good movie. It's by the writing and directing team that did the first Saw
(a decent enough and very successful B-horror movie).
Posted 03.16.07 by reelz
But let's get real. 300
is where it's at, sure to cleanup for a second weekend in a row. If you think you're avoiding crowds by waiting a week on this one, be warned. Advance tickets are still a must or you might get stuck watching Sandra Bullock
try to be likable again.