With back-to-back box office disappoints courtesy of Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy, it’s only natural Adam Sandler film a sequel to his last hit. Grown Ups 2 reunites Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade back with Sandler. Once again the foursome act like adolescent teens at summer camp. I have to admit that I sorta enjoyed the first one and the trailer looks like the same sort of silly antics are in store. How else would you describe a deer peeing in Sandler’s face?
As entertaining as that is, the trailer is all about the cameos. Taylor Lautner and his mob of angry frat boys force Sandler and the guys to strip down and cliff jump. It results with Spade yelling “I was inside you” to one of the guys. Andy Samberg pops up as a flamboyant male cheerleader. The former SNL comedian does his best Tawny Kitean impersonation, spreading his “cherry pie” all over a car windshield. Check out their appearances along with Shaquille O’Neal’s below.
When two film stars click, there’s this undeniable chemistry that attracts millions to the movie theaters. Naturally when that happens, movie studios are eager to put the stars together for another film. Sometimes though, lightning doesn’t strike twice. Case in point, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. While they sizzled in Pretty Woman, the same magic wasn’t there for Runaway Bride.
One couple that seems to spark every time they work together are Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. The two were sensational in The Wedding Singer. Then followed that up with the equally charming 50 First Dates. Barrymore is the best thing that’s ever happened Sandler. Without her, Sandler’s films tend to go via the frat boy route. With Drew by his side, his projects turn into romantic comedy blockbusters.
Naturally, wooing the 38-year-old actress to his next project was of the utmost importance. His last two flicks That’s My Boy and Jack and Jill were both commercial and critical flops. Reuniting with Barrymore couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
There used to be a time when Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler could do no wrong at the box office. No matter what vehicle they starred in, it would undoubtedly become a bona fide blockbuster. But as they say, nothing lasts forever. The two veteran comedy actors find themselves on a list that no Hollywood actor wants to be on. To quote one of Murphy’s movies, I’m sure he wants to be Trading Places with anyone else right now.
Also landing on the list are one-time rom-com queens Katherine Heigl and Sandra Bullock. All it takes is one box office bomb to bring down their dollar return average. Each lady had exactly that with One For The Money and All About Steve respectively. You can also add Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close to Bullock’s less-than-stellar grosses. Find out below who ranks No. 1 on the list with a return of $2.30 for every dollar they were paid.
Adam Sandler‘s back with another movie, and this time he’s not dressed up as a woman. In ‘That’s My Boy‘, Sandler’s character as a teenager, fathered a son (Andy Samberg) in high school with his teacher. Years later, the man visits his son on the eve of his son’s wedding (with some ulterior motives) and begins feuding with his son’s bride (Leighton Meester).
“It’s a hard R, which is extremely exciting, just in the fact that I don’t know that Sandler has ever done a hard R before, not with Happy Madison,” Samberg told MTV News. “The cut that I saw, which I loved, is what I thought the movie was going to be: the Happy Madison sensibility with a much edgier R-rating.”
Other familiar faces in the film include, Susan Sarandon, Will Forte, Vanilla Ice, Ciara, Milo Ventimiglia, James Caan, Ana Gasteyer, and more. The release date has been set at June 15, 2012. Watch the RED BAND trailer below.
While the world prepares to honor the best in movies tonight at the Oscars, the people over at the Razzies are ready to honor the worst with their 2012 Razzie nominations list. For those who are not familiar, the Razzies celebrate the worst in Hollywood every year with this being their 32nd consecutive year. While many actors and directors nominated don’t even consider the Razzies a part of the award season circuit, Sandra Bullock actually accepted her golden raspberry award for her performance in All About Steve. If you have no idea what movie that is don’t worry, no one saw it.
This year, the nomination list takes a huge swing at Adam Sandler who has received a record-breaking 12 nominations. Knowing the good spirit of Sandler, I wouldn’t be surprised if he showed up to accept all of his awards at this year’s ceremony. Also taking big hits are Twilight: Breaking Dawn and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, both of which I have no seen. Some of my favorite nominations this year include Al Pacino and Sarah Palin who have both been nominated for playing themselves terribly. Hilarious. Check out the complete list of nominees below.
Oh oh. It looks like CBS’ daytime game show hit The Price Is Right is in a little bit of hot water. On the heels of the show canceling a taping after host Drew Carey separated his collarbone, a new scandal is rocking the studio. Former show model Lanisha Cole is suing two of the shows producers for sexual harassment. According to her lawyer the following incident occurred:
“[Sandler] barged into her dressing room to berate her for not wearing a microphone [while she was] completely naked and exposed, except a very sheer thong bikini underwear bottom. Sandler yelled at her in front of other models without even trying to turn away or avert his eyes from her nakedness.”
The producers in question are Adam Sandler and Michael Richards who just happen to have the same names as the famous actors. Apparently, Lanish filed a formal complaint with the show’s HR department but the incident was just simply, “brushed off.” Lanisha left the show back in December.
Adam Sandler is pulling off double duty is upcoming film joining the likes of Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy. This time, his production company Happy Madison are bringing us a comedy that is sure to have us in stitches. It’s called Jack & Jill and Adam plays both Jack, and his twin sister Jill.
Family man Jack has quite the life with his wife Erin (played by Katie Holmes). But when his twin sister Jill who now lives in the Bronx decides to come for a visit, his world is about to be turned upside down. No matter how hard he tries to fight it, him and his sister and too much alike. The question is, will the two be able to find that family connection they once had? Or, will Jill’s antics be too much for Jack to handle.
This film features a whack load of cameos including Al Pacino who takes quite an interest in Jill at a Lakers’ game and Regis Philbin. Jack & Jill hits theaters this November.
A busy weekend at the box office this weekend, with a few big releases that all did exceptionally well! At number one is “Just Go With It,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. This film has received A LOT of press, with the two lead actors (namely Aniston) making their interview rounds on all the big talk shows. The extra promo definitely paid off big time, with the film surpassing $30 million in its opening weekend. Remember the flop that was The Tourist? Eat that, Jolie…clearly everyone is Team Aniston.
A close second this weekend was Justin Bieber‘s life story, that has been a dream come true, “Never Say Never” in it’s opening weekend as well. The 3D behind the scenes look at Bieber’s journey to fame nearly broke $30 million as well! I think Tyrell and I are going to go see this one tomorrow.
Two more films opened this weekend…one did well, and one was far behind in fourth. Find out which ones they were below. Did you see any of these new films this weekend? What’d you think?