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The Nut Job is the wacky and action packed adventure with laugh out loud fun for all the family. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis (Toy Story 2, Surly Squirrel), The Nut Job is yours to own on Blu-Ray™ 3D, Blu-Ray and DVD now!
The Nut Job features stars such as Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock) who voices cheeky squirriel, Surly; Liam Neeson who voices con-artist Raccoon; Brendan Fraser who voices the park-hero Grayson; Katherine Hiegl the cute and bubbly red squirrel Andie; the hilarious Gabriel Iglesias as the leader of a pack of gassy groundhogs, Jimmy; and finally Maya Rudolph who plays adorable pug, Precious.
In animated 3D, The Nut Job is the hilarious comedy that follows Surly, a mischievous squirrel, who must plan a heist to get into their town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, »
- Dan Bullock
Pauly Shore has uttered the words that every fan of early 90s high concept comedies has been longing to hear for over 20 years: he wants to make Encino Man 2. Whether he.ll have Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin on board for the follow-up remains to be seen, but either way just the idea of Encino Man 2 is enough to get people excited. While talking to Variety, Pauly Shore declared, "Encino Man 2 . let.s do it. My agent and I are talking about it." Pauly Shore did go on to mention that the original writer of Encino Man, Shawn Schepps, does have an idea for a second film. However Shore confessed that she hasn.t actually started writing it yet. In fact Shore wouldn.t even elaborate on what Encino Man 2 might consist of. Instead he looked to remind people just how enjoyable the first Encino Man film was by declaring, »
In the current climate, another comedy sequel cluttering up the multiplexes isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Taking a glance back over this year’s releases and it’s safe to say that churning out follow-ups to small budget comedies is becoming somewhat of a trend. Just recently Dumb And Dumber To hit theatres, twenty years after the original, kickstarting another fad. Now, it seems that hitting up studio back catalogues for inspiration and firing out sequels years, even decades after the originals were released, is the way to go. This means we might soon be in store for Encino Man 2.
For those outside of the Us, the original went by the name California Man (which is how I remember it). Released back in 1992, it told the story of a couple of high schoolers, Sean Astin and Pauly Shore, who discover a perfectly-preserved caveman in a block of ice. »
- Gem Seddon
More than 22 years after the release of Encino Man, star Pauly Shore thinks the time is right for a sequel. During an interview with Variety, the comedic actor reveals that early plans are in the works for a follow-up, although the project doesn't seem to have a studio home at this time. Here's what Pauly Shore had to say, during the red carpet premiere of Top Five.
"Encino Man 2 -let's do it. My agent and I are talking about it. I think it would be fun. It was a cute movie."
The original Encino Man starred Pauly Shore and Sean Astin as two California teenagers who discover an ancient caveman (Brendan Fraser in his first leading role) in their backyard, and teach him how to acclimate to society. The film was received poorly by critics, but it still managed to earn $40.7 million during its theatrical run in 1992. Pauly Shore also »
“’Encino Man 2’—let’s do it,” Shore told Variety. “My agent and I are talking about it.”
Even though critics detested the film, it was an early hit for Fraser and Shore — grossing $40.7 million — and became a chestnut for millennials in the pre-Adam Sandler days.
Shore said that the film’s screenwriter, Shawn Schepps, has an idea for a second installment, but she hadn’t written it yet. He wouldn’t elaborate on the premise. “I think it would be fun,” Shore said, while walking the red carpet of the Chris Rock movie “Top Five” on Wednesday night. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
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During a round table interview with THR, Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, gave a big clue to how the Universal Monster Cineverse is going to work. I listened to the panel last week and completely missed this, thankfully Perri Nemiroff of Collider caught this quote.
Langley on the Universal Monster Cineverse:
“We don’t have any capes [in our film library]. But what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We’ve tried over the years to make monster movies — unsuccessfully, actually. So, we took a good, hard look at it, and we settled upon an idea, which is to take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre and make it present day, bringing these incredibly rich and complex characters into present day and reimagine them and reintroduce them to a contemporary audience.”
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- Free Reyes
After revealing that at least 3 more Fast & Furious movies are being planned, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley turned her attention to the upcoming Universal Monsters Shared Universe franchise that will kick off with the Untitled Mummy Reboot in 2016 after being teased in this past October's Dracula Untold. And guess what? She claims that this impending slate of films, which is set to also include the Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and the ensemble Marvel's The Avengers-style Van Helsing, is not actually part of the horror genre.
Taking a cue from the earlier Mummy franchise reboot starring Brendan Fraser, which debuted in the late 90s, these upcoming Universal Monster movies will be in the action-adventure genre. Here's how she explains it:
"We don't have any capes [in our film library]. But what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We've tried over the years »
Friends Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell came together as producing partners in 2011 as Campbell-Grobman Films after working as exec producers to help set up films such as Lionsgate’s “Leatherface 3D” and Kat Coiro’s romantic comedy “A Case of You,” which stars Justin Long, Sienna Miller and Brendan Fraser.
The duo scored with 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” which took in $47 million worldwide.
But don’t label them as horror queens.
“We’ve done a lot of different things,” says Campbell, whose acting credits include “Drive Angry,” “The Mechanic” and a fair amount of genre. “We were nominated for an Emmy for (documentary) ‘Brave Miss World,’ ” she adds, and their list also includes exec producing duties on “She’s Funny That Way, »
- Carole Horst
With Daniel Radcliffe now sporting a pair of horns at screens worldwide, we decided to pit a few other big-screen Beelzebubs against one another in head-to-head combat.
An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.
More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend, »
It has been a little while since we have heard anything about Alex Kurtzman's upcoming reboot of The Mummy for Universal. Part of a planned cinematic universe of monsters that began with Dracula Untold, The Mummy will be a distinct retelling of the classic Boris Karloff creature that shares no plot similarities to that film or the Brendan Fraser-starring trilogy. Superhero Movie News claims to have gotten their hands on the screenplay for The Mummy and shared a fairly detailed synopsis for »
- Alex Maidy
Universal’s attempt to jump on the cinematic universe bandwagon is in full swing. With the recent Dracula Unborn slotting in an end credits scene to serve as a prequel tie-in, their upcoming slate of rebooted monster pics looks set to rival comic book behemoths Marvel and DC. First up on their docket is their remake of The Mummy, which today we’ve learned could be quite a departure from the Brendan Fraser series.
According to the folks over at SuperHeroMoviesNews, who got their hands on a copy of the script, the story will shrug off the timeline and characters established in previous movies. Their paraphrased version follows, which may be riddled with spoilers if the script they read was indeed genuine:
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi dessert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and »
- Gem Seddon
1999 will always be one of my favorite years for movies. This is partially because there were a lot of great movies released that year, but mainly because in 1999 I was in high school, and as we all know, the world was more important and less terrible when we were in high school. Last week, I took a look at which movies from 1999 had aged well, and asked which had aged poorly. The response was overwhelming, insofar as it's overwhelming that anyone likes American Beauty. However, one reader email in particular struck me as a launchpad for an important conversation. Here »
- Darren Franich
Ben Affleck has been tough to miss these past 20 years, and he's not slowing down anytime soon.
Since having early success as a child star in the '80s, Affleck reinvented himself alongside lifelong friend Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (1997), not only starring in the film, but also winning an Oscar as co-screenwriter. After the life-changing experience, the young actor found offers piling in and soon starred in blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) and "Daredevil" (2001), just to name a couple. The actor has since found his stride as a director, but this fall, he's back in front of the camera in David Fincher's critically-acclaimed thriller "Gone Girl."
2. His mother was »
- Jonny Black
The Warner Bros. Looney Tunes-based feature film “Acme” looks to be gaining speed, as the studio has set “X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, helmers of “Crazy Stupid Love” and the upcoming “Focus,” are in early talks to direct.
After the success of “The Lego Movie,” which Lin produced, the studio is looking to fill the pipeline with animated properties that appeal to several demographics. »
- Justin Kroll
This is one I’m very excited about, fright fanatics. The trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Pyramid (hitting theaters on December 5th) dropped today, and not only does it mark the feature directorial debut of longtime Alexandre Aja writing partner Grégory Levasseur (the two co-wrote High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Maniac and others together), but it looks like it could very well be the first badass mummy film in ages. We’re not talking about Brendan Fraser being a lesser Indiana Jones in this one, no, judging from the creepy as hell trailer, Levasseur’s goal isn’t just to entertain, but to scare the crap out of you. Check it out!
“The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost »
- Jerry Smith
As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swirling that Dwayne Johnson will star in an adaptation of Shazam, playing a character who is confusingly sometimes known as Captain Marvel, which is also the name of a character in the Marvel universe. (Yes, there have been lawsuits.) Johnson himself stoked those rumors last month, and today he apparently confirmed his involvement in the movie. However, according to The Associated Press, Johnson might not be playing the lead–the AP claims that he “has yet to decide” whether he’s playing the superhero or his greatest enemy, »
- Darren Franich
Journey Sequels: Dwayne Johnson is set to star in two more sequels to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Brendan Fraser starred in the first film, with Johnson stepping into the lead role for 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) will be writing scripts for both the third and fourth installments; they recently worked with Johnson on the upcoming earthquake flick San Andreas. [Heat Vision] The Hateful Eight: Reportedly, a trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will screen in front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when the latter film opens in theaters next week. That might surprise those who know that Tarantino's movie will not start shooting until next year, but some are claiming that it will be...
- Peter Martin
Who among us saw the 2008 Brendan Fraser-led remake Journey to the Center of the Earth and thought, “This undoubtedly marks the august beginnings of a four-part motion picture franchise”? Because they would be right.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinemas and Walden Media have announced that both a third and fourth Journey film have entered development. While no one’s talking about plot, Journey 2 star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached to return, with scripts from Chad and Carey Hayes, who previously wrote The Conjuring. Brad Peyton, who also worked with Johnson on Journey 2 and the upcoming thriller San Andreas, »
- Joshua Rivera
It would seem the big screen just cannot get enough of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson these days, much to the delight of his growing army of fans. Aside from his recurring role in the Fast And Furious franchise, the current release of Hercules, and the long-running, unconfirmed rumour of his future casting as superhero Shazam, Johnson is now confirmed as returning to the Journey franchise.
The family favourite fantasy-adventure film series began in 2008 with Journey To The Center Of The Earth, starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. The second instalment – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – arrived in 2012, with Dwayne Johnson replacing Brendan Fraser in the lead role, alongside the returning Josh Hutcherson. Both films were box office hits, despite the second film receiving relatively negative reviews, which makes today’s sequel confirmations more of an inevitability than a surprise.
The difference with the next two franchise entries will be the writing team. »
- Sarah Myles
Dwayne Johnson is attached to return for the two films.
Journey 2 writers Brian and Mark Gunn were previously hired to work on the third film's screenplay.
The Hayes are also working on MGM's supernatural action film Seal Team 666.
Watch a trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island below: »
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