This weekend brings the release of the video game-infused sci-fi action comedy Pixels, and with a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems pretty clear that Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production banner have botched an awesome concept with juvenile comedy. Not even supporting cast members like Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage can save the movie.
This is even more frustrating when you learn that Sony went out of their way to change the script for Pixels in order to avoid potential problems with authorities in China, but couldn’t be bothered to make sure the rest of the script was better. Find out about the pandering Pixels script changes for China after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
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There are far too many great talents who have left us all too soon. Fame can be hard to tame, and its satisfaction can sometimes only last so long until you’re looking for other outlets, like drugs or alcohol, to keep that emotional and mental high going. Such was the success and ultimate tragedy of Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley.
Now the life and legacy of the late comedy star is examined in a new documentary called I Am Chris Farley, featuring interviews with those who knew him best. Fellow SNL stars like Mike Myers and Adam Sandler chime in, comedians like Bob Odenkirk and Bob Saget reminisce, and his best friend and frequent co-star David Spade has plenty to say too. If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two.
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Summer isn’t even halfway over, so there are still plenty of big movies coming to theaters in the next couple months. And surprisingly enough, one of the more entertaining films could end up being an Adam Sandler vehicle. Maybe I’m in the minority, but the trailers for the video game inspired action adventure comedy Pixels actually have me a little excited for this July release, despite the involvement of Sandler.
And if you’ve been wanting to know a little more about the film from director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), a couple new featurettes have surfaced, diving into the 8-bit assault on Earth. Watch the Pixels featurettes after the jump! Read More »
Family issues get more complicated in Hotel Transylvania 2 when the half-vampire grandson of the Adam Sandler-voiced version of Dracula doesn’t seem to be developing his monster side, and when Drac’s daughter gets a real taste of the human world while visiting human in-laws.
But the real attraction here is probably Mel Brooks, who voices the very old and seriously old-school father of Sandler’s vampire. That’s likely to provide even more generational conflict, and with Brooks providing the voice work, we’re ready to see (or hear) it in action. Get a taste of Brooks’ work in the Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer, below. Read More »
By now, you probably know if you’re going to see Pixels or not. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan as former video game champions who are asked to save the world when real life video game characters invade Earth. Think Independence Day starring the cast of The King of Kong.
If you still aren’t sure and are hoping for some new nugget to get excited about in this second Pixels trailer, it’s probably not going to do it. There is some new footage in here, including a bit with Kevin James killing a Smurf, as well as some background on the characters, but for the most part its the same few set pieces as the last trailer. The optimist in me is hoping Sony is simply holding back lots of other moments for the theater, but that tends not to be the case with the films of James and Sandler. Watch the new Pixels trailer below. Read More »
This edition of sequel bits has some casting, some photos and some interesting trivia from sequels that never will be. Below, read the latest edition of Sequel Bits.
- Joey King and Brent Spiner return for Independence Day 2.
- The kids are scared in a new photo from Jurassic World.
- Brian O’Halloran returns for Mallrats 2.
- See a crazy photo of Kristen Wiig in Zoolander 2.
- Johnny Galecki joins the cast of Rings, plus more details.
- Why isn’t Ja Rule in the Fast and Furious sequels?
- The time has passed for a Dwayne Johnson Hobbs Fast and Furious spin off.
- A new Hitman: Agent 47 poster is out.
- The star of Tomorrowland ponders the possibility of a sequel.
- Watch Broken Lizard start training for Super Troopers 2.
- More discussion about a Dragon Tattoo sequel.
- Adam Sandler killed a Freddy Krueger prequel.
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Now that everyone is excited about the Pixels movie following the debut of the first Pixels teaser trailer, I thought it would be fun to revisit the Pixels short film which started it all. The following two-minute Pixels short film was released in April 2010 and went viral. Sony acquired the rights to turn the short film into a movie, and we will finally be seeing that movie soon. After the jump you can read Russ Fischer’s original April 8th 2010 report on the Pixels short film, followed by an embed of the short.
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Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Vampires — they’re just like us! The first Hotel Transylvania demonstrated that raising a teenager is just as challenging for bloodsuckers as it is for the rest of us, and now the Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer reveals that vampires have their own version of “sink or swim.” Only instead of tossing someone into the deep end so they’ll learn to swim, it involves throwing a toddler off a tower so he’ll learn to fly.
Watch the Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer after the jump.
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Adam Sandler and Bob Barker‘s fight in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore is one of the most memorable movies scenes of that decade. It’s crazy, out of the box and completely hilarious. Even people who don’t like the early Sandler film can appreciate the entertainment value in seeing the long time game show host kicking the crap out of Sandler. Maybe even more so.
Now, almost twenty years later, the duo are at it again. Barker and Sandler did a video to promote autism awareness for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars event, which airs Sunday night. Once again though, things got out of hand. It’s pretty funny. Check out the 2015 Happy Gilmore fight below. Read More »