What do you get when you bring together so many great comedic actors, great writing, and some hilarious writing? You get this movie: Grown Ups. Written by both Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf, the film is a movie everyone can relate to and a movie that will make you laugh your ass off – only if you can appreciate simple and sometimes vulgar Family Guy type humor.
Here’s the synopsis, in a nutshell: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend to pay their respects. They’ve all “grown up,” but are still very much have their childhood personalities. Sandler plays the one who “made it,” Rock plays the groups nag, Schneider plays “Mr. Nice”, James is the pudgy one, and Spade plays the oversexed one. I’m sure we can all relate to such a combination of friends. I’d probably be Schneider.
So after they all pay homage to their former coach at his funeral, they all decide to take a week’s vacation and meet up at this cabin for old times sake. With that, they all get to meet each others families. Former buddies get to judge each other on their choice of wives, how they’ve raised (or haven’t raised) their children, and what they’ve done with themselves professionally, all while catching up on old times. Stepping outside the film, I thought it was great to see this combination of comedians in these roles, as they too have known each other for quite a long time, working in the same industry together. My guess is they had a blast filming it!
Get ready cuz the Fockers are back this Christmas!
Universal just released the trailer for the third film in this series, following Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004), starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman and Teri Polo. This will be the first film in the series that is not being directed by Jay Roach, but instead Paul Weitz.
All of the original cast are in the film, along with several new (yet familiar) faces, including: Raven-Symoné, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel.
Here’s the synopsis:
The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series. It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?
The US soccer team may be underdogs at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but they’re definitely top dogs when it comes to sex appeal. Five of the hottest dribblers from Team USA recently got down and dirty for an Interview Magazine photo editorial.
Photographer Robbie Fimmano was the visionary behind the sexy photo shoot. Jonathan Bornstein, Oguchi Onyewu, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra and Benny Feilhaber were all good sports posing in various states of undress for us gay men to ogle.
If you’re like most people and have caught World Cup fever, you’ve probably at one point imagined these virile athletes showing off their amazing bodies while competing in epic clashes with other soccer superpowers. Well imagine no more. I’m certain after checking out the pics, you’ll have a whole new bunch of fantasies to think about. Rawwwwwwwrrrrrr.
Remember the Vengaboys?! “We Like To Party,” “Up and Down,” and “Boom Boom Boom Boom,” were their three big hits, and definitely take me back to my highschool days. Well, the “Venga Bus” is back and their comeback single is called “Rocket To Uranus.” The song features the singer-songwriter Pete Burns, as well as…Perez Hilton who co-wrote the song. WTF? Leave it to Perez to write a song with that title. This month, it’s been released in the UK, Ireland, and the band’s home country – The Netherlands (also where cast member Topher lives!)
So the video is totally 80′s cheeseballs. With the rocket ship totally in the shape of a penis, there are several sexual innuendos (Get it…Penis…on the way to Uranus…) in both the lyrics, and the visuals. The HD stereo 3D version of the video can also be downloaded through their website – very cool! The group consists of lead singer Kim Sasabone, backing vocalists Denise Post-Van Rijswijk, Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa (who took Roy Den Burger’s spot after their 2001 hiatus).
“Eenie Meanie minie moe, this rocket ship has got to go…”
After a few weeks of choosing beefy men as my weekly crush, I was in the mood for a little “chicken”. Ironically enough, this week’s crush worked as the Red Robin Mascot in high school. This week’s hottie is definitely legal but a little on the twinky side. I’m sure all you twink lovers will be loving Colton Haynes.
The Kansas born looker first started his modeling career at the age of 15. When Bruce Weber shot him for an Abercrombie & Fitch layout, his career skyrocketed. He was featured in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Kira Plastinina, JC Penny and even appeared in various fashion shows for a couple of episodes of “The Hills“.
Like most models, the 21-year-old caught the acting bug and began working on his craft. His first foray into acting was an uncredited appearance in the blockbuster “Transformers“. Soon after, he began to book guest starring roles in “Privileged“, “Pushing Daisies” and “Melrose Place“. Eeks, looks like he might be the kiss of death. All those shows have all been canceled. Hopefully he’ll have better luck with his new gig.
Colton has a lead role in ABC’s new summer vampire offering “The Gates“. He plays Brett Crezski, a jock who also is a werewolf- of course he is. Lately all these hot guys I’m attracted to, are werewolves (Taylor Lautner & Joe Manganiello). I guess I have a type.
“Don’t F*cking Tell Me What To Do“! Well, actually she does. Robyn premiered her new web video for that track. It’s the first 3D video entirely written in code with content being fed by fans via Twitter. The video is a unique experience with every view as it re- generates with each loading of the URL. The first portion of the video features visualization of Robyn’s lyrics in 3D.
The rest of the video is created by users themselves who tweet in what is killing them using the Twitter hash tag, #killingme. These tweets are themselves visualized and credited to the user. The video has the potential to become the infinite video as users can continue to add on to the endless stream of #killingme comments. How awesome is that?
So we’re back for another round of eliminations tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, with one more contestant going home taking our tally of dancers down to nine. The show opened with a brilliant Sonya group routine performed to Royal T by Crookers ft. Roisin Murphy. (Oh how I love Roisin Murphy). Seriously, this routine was epic, from the moment the boys started leaping across the stage in unison, right through to the climax of the six male dancers pumping it out in unison later in the routine. Absolutely stunning; I LOVE when the show starts off this strong!
Another shout out to National Dance Day on July 31, with the Nappy-Tabs routine available for download from www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org – I just checked it out and the start of the routine looks pretty decent and not too hard to learn! I might just grab a couple moves from there myself.
The first three contestants were then brought out to the stage; Cristina, Adechike and my boy Kent. The adorable cutie-pie was up first to learn his fate and naturally, due to his raw talent and perfect looks, he was sent straight through to safety. Adam, how do you feel about this? Anything you can attribute his breezing through to? Adechike and Cristina were next on the chopping block, pitted against each other to learn their place in the competition. Thankfully, Cristina was sent into the bottom three while Adechike was sent through to safety.
While her former friend Lauren Conrad does her part to raise funds for charity, Heidi Montag continues to insist on that “music career” of hers. That’s right, once again, “The Hills are alive with the sound of music…” Yesterday, she tweeted that she’s currently working on her next album:
“heading into the music studio recording my new single! Steve Morales my music producer moves into my house tomorrow to make my summer album!”
Hmm, sounds like some more material to be part of her and Jen Bunney’s reality show. It’s apparent that she’s proving to the world and herself that she doesn’t need Spencer Pratt to make make herself relevant via pissing people off.