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Video game movie Rampage shooting this year; San Andreas writers hired

3 February 2016 4:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last we heard, the video game adaptation Rampage was being written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), but its star Dwayne Johnson has announced via Instagram that Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal (San Andreas, Colony) have joined the project for a re-write. Brad Peyton (San Andreas) is set to direct.

“We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the basic storyline is three mutated gigantic monsters (Silverback, Alligator and Wolf) destroy major cities and landmarks across the Us,” he wrote. “This summer I’ll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well as with Anti-Poaching Units from Africa for my research. If you were a fan of the video game like I was, then you know how bad ass and fun this movie can be. I’ll try not to screw it up.”

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- Luke Owen

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SAG Award Bounce Puts Spotlight on ‘Spotlight’

2 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After Adam McKay’s housing crisis dramedy “The Big Short” claimed this year’s Producers Guild prize Jan. 23, Team “Spotlight” needed to bounce back. It did just that at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, as the film’s tight-knit ensemble (featuring Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci) claimed the award for outstanding cast in a motion picture.

Resiliency has been a strength for Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama. The film rounded out 2015 by dominating the critics awards circuit, yet came up short among the craft guilds at the start of the new year. After landing just three mentions from the British Academy (which notably passed over McCarthy in the directing field), it lost the best picture, drama Golden Globe to “The Revenant.” But the Directors Guild breathed new life into the journalism drama a few days later, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Yes, There’s an Adam Sandler Cinematic Universe You May Have Missed This Whole Time

2 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Ever since Marvel Studios created their own cinematic universe for all their comic book characters to exist in on the big screen, the idea of a shared universe between film franchises has been quite popular in Hollywood. No one has really been able to replicate the kind of success Marvel has had just yet, but […]

The post Yes, There’s an Adam Sandler Cinematic Universe You May Have Missed This Whole Time appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: 9-Minute Video Explains How Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Universe Is Connected

1 February 2016 2:25 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is the story of a hero, a martyr of cinema, a selfless man who willingly sacrificed his sanity in order to bring a horrible truth hiding in the underbelly of a wicked institution that has driven all who don’t belong in the category of the lowest common denominator to sheer madness: Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions. That hero is Shawn Kohne, aka YouTube’s The UniBaller. Kohne watched all Happy Madison films and listened to all of Adam’s Sandler’s asinine audio albums in the dangerously short time span of two weeks in order to bring people this terrifying piece of information: All of Adam Sandler’s works exist within the same fictional universe. Yes, for over two decades, Sandler’s been chipping away at his own McU, right under our noses. During a 9-minute video, a visibly shaken Kohne uses a Carrie Matheson from “Homeland »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Q*bert Rebooted: The Xbox One @!#?@! Edition Review

31 January 2016 3:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Poor, poor Q*bert. As an icon of the arcade era of video games, it’s a shame that his legacy as a member of subsequent generations is shaky at best. Sure, he’s not the only one — you could make the case that other arcade characters have had it pretty bad as well — but while nostalgia has ensured that guys like Pac-Man at least land in a title as good as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3Ds, poor Q*bert only gets to be the cute comic relief in another one of Adam Sandler’s disastrous star vehicles. Given that the timing of Q*bert Rebooted’s release on PlayStation consoles seemed to dovetail conveniently with that film’s debut last year, I wasn’t exactly filled with hope at its prospects on any console. And, unfortunately, I was right: even the slightly-improved Q*bert Rebooted: The Xbox »

- Jowi Meli

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Lubitsch Pt.II: The Magical Touch with MacDonald, Garbo Sorely Missing from Today's Cinema

31 January 2016 2:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Merry Widow' with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Minna Gombell under the direction of Ernst Lubitsch. Ernst Lubitsch movies: 'The Merry Widow,' 'Ninotchka' (See previous post: “Ernst Lubitsch Best Films: Passé Subtle 'Touch' in Age of Sledgehammer Filmmaking.”) Initially a project for Ramon Novarro – who for quite some time aspired to become an opera singer and who had a pleasant singing voice – The Merry Widow ultimately starred Maurice Chevalier, the hammiest film performer this side of Bob Hope, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler – the list goes on and on. Generally speaking, “hammy” isn't my idea of effective film acting. For that reason, I usually find Chevalier a major handicap to his movies, especially during the early talkie era; he upsets their dramatic (or comedic) balance much like Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese's The Departed or Jerry Lewis in anything (excepting Scorsese's The King of Comedy »

- Andre Soares

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Lazer Team review

31 January 2016 12:37 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A film that's punched above its weight even to get a UK cinema release, we check out new sci-fi flick Lazer Team...

Since 2011, the web production company Rooster Teeth have been working on their first full length feature, drawing inspiration in equal parts from the sci-fi cult classics and underdog team sports movies that they grew up watching. The result of their efforts, Lazer Team, comes hot off the back of the highest-funded film crowd-funding campaign ever (raising $2.4 million in a month) and even attracted enough interest in international sales to get a limited theatrical run in the UK.

Starring, written and directed by the Rooster Teeth crew, Lazer Team follows a bunch of misfits - worrywart local cop Hagan (Burnie Burns), cocksure jock Zach (Michael Jones), burnt out alcoholic Herman (Colton Dunn), and dumb mullethead Woody (Gavin Free) - who are in the wrong place at »

- simonbrew

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Some Lunatic Figured Out How All Of Adam Sandler's Movies Connect To Each Other

29 January 2016 3:21 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You generally wouldn’t think that Adam Sandler’s films would all be connected, but as it turns out, they actually might be. One eagle-eyed Sandler fan recently got lost down a never ending rabbit hole and unearthed connections and links between the comedian’s various cinematic endeavors. Yep, that’s right, there are dozens upon dozens of characters that bind the Sandlerverse together. And it’s the sort of revelation that might haunt you forever. Ok, so Shawn Kohne took to YouTube to unveil his findings after he originally notieced that Dan Aykroyd’s character in 50 First Dates mentioned Callahan Autos from Sandusky, Ohio. This immediately rang a bell to Kohne, and his research led him to Tommy’s Boy, where Dan Aykroyd’s character in the bawdy comedy actually works for that very same company.  Most people might just »

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Today in Movie Culture: The Adam Sandler Shared Universe, 'Jurassic Park' Parkour and More

28 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fan Theory of the Day: Watch a crazy fan show how all Adam Sandler movies take place in the same universe (via Live for Films):   Cosplay of the Day: Watch a guy dressed as the T.rex from Jurassic Park doing some "Jurassic Parkour" (via Geekologie):   Fan Art of the Day: See Finn, Rey and Poe from Star Wars: The Force Awakens use the streaming power of Bb-8 for a little hologram and chill in this great art by Cal-Cla (via Live for Films):   Supercut of the Day: Semih Okmn collected shots of villains smiling for a wonderful montage that will make you happy about evil (via Cinematic Montage Creators):   Video Essay of the Day: Kevin B...

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10 Cover Songs Much Better Than The Original

28 January 2016 1:26 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In most instances of a musician re-recording another artist’s song, the best you can hope to say about the new rendition is that, well, at least it’s different. The notion that another artist can come along and genuinely improve on the original is rarely vindicated, especially when the original song isn’t total garbage.

There’s also an incredibly varied opinion among music fans as to what constitutes a song being “better,” since music is perhaps the most subjective form of entertainment. So don’t expect to see a song on this list unless it’s unequivocally considered a superior version. (Sorry to fans of Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” and Muse’s “Feeling Good,” they’re amazing but not necessarily better.)

But much like Adam Sandler is destined to release a watchable movie now and again, and Chris Pratt is bound to eventually do something to knock »

- Jacob Trowbridge

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Nerd Alert: The Flash 90s Remix, Adam Sandler's Movie Universe and More

27 January 2016 8:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? The biggest 2015 movies get reimagined in Lego form, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets an honest trailer and The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans debuts a new samurai short film. But wait, there's more! The Flash gets remixed with the original 1990 TV series and one Youtuber goes to great lengths to show how all Adam Sandler movies are connected. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

The Flash 1990s Remix

During the Season 1 finale of The CW's The Flash, the show introduced the singularity known as the Speed Force, a portal between Earth-1 and Earth-2. This season, the show is examining the multiverse, bringing on Teddy Sears to play the Earth-2 Flash, »

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25 movie trailers that gave away way too much

27 January 2016 5:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Terminator films and Jurassic World through to trailers with the ending in them...

One of the trailers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the latest to ignite grumbles about just how much is given away in promos for movies.

This list looks at 25 films where the trailer has given away more than it really should in its promos - and it goes without saying that spoilers lie ahead for each of the movies. Don't read or click on individual entries of films you've not seen if you don't want to be spoiler sullied!

25. Jurassic World

Director Colin Trevorrow was amongst those who expressed disappointment at this one particular promo for Jurassic World. In it, we see Chris Pratt riding on his motorbike, alongside velcoraptors that surprisingly don't appear to be eating him. Presented out of context, the scene just looked a little daft. But »

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10 Great Clips from when Jim Carrey Used to be Funny

26 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Can someone please tell me what happened to Jim Carrey? Oh right, he got older. He’s been in relationships, has kids, etc etc. Think Adam Sandler. Still though, I’m pretty sure the last time I remember seeing Carrey be even remotely funny in a movie was in Bruce Almighty, and maybe Yes Man. And I must say that’s really pushing it because in the grand scheme of things, he wasn’t really funny at all in those flicks compared to his older days. I miss the days of In Living Color and Ace Ventura. And it’s not just shows or movies.

10 Great Clips from when Jim Carrey Used to be Funny »

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Why Matt Weiner 'would lose' if he wanted to make a weekly Netflix show

26 January 2016 11:16 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the last few years, Netflix has arguably done more to change the way we watch, talk, and think about television than anyone since HBO in the turn of the century days of "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City," and "Six Feet Under." Between their library of titles licensed from more traditional TV operations and their ever-growing stable of original series, Netflix has conditioned viewers to binge-watch shows, has encouraged its creators to design shows made explicitly for that model, and has pushed television in general into a more serialized direction, since the most lucrative afterlife for many shows lies in being sold to a streaming service rather than into traditional rerun syndication. During an appearance at the TCA press tour earlier this month, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the service would be offering over 600 hours of original content this year, and spending over $6 billion to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Check Out How Adam Sandler Movies Are Eerily Connected In ‘The Sandlerverse’

26 January 2016 10:54 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you grew up watching Adam Sandler in the early 90s up until the year 2000 then you appreciated his greatness.   From SNL to the movies that made him, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, there was once a time when Adam Sander was one of it not the funniest guys around.   However, if you’re me and you even think of his most recent “efforts” like The Ridiculous 6, Pixels, The Cobbler, Blended, Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill and Zookeeper it kind of angers you a little bit. As I stated, from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s Sandler

Check Out How Adam Sandler Movies Are Eerily Connected In ‘The Sandlerverse’ »

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Alba, Bloom, Diddy -- Epic Star-Studded Birthday Bash

24 January 2016 10:52 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_9in5puge"]] Hollywood was oozing with stars last night ... thanks to Heather Parry -- a film and TV producer and Head of Happy Madison Productions -- who threw herself a celeb-filled birthday party at The Nice Guy.  Heather's guest list included Jessica Alba, Orlando Bloom, Nicole Ritchie, Diddy, Toby Maguire, Katharine McPhee ... and of course, Adam Sandler ... to name just a few.  Machine Gun Kelly also made a loud appearance ... but no word on if he was on Heather's roster. »

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Jennifer Aniston Throws a Star-Studded Birthday Party for Producer Pal in L.A. - and Courtney Love Performs!

24 January 2016 5:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennfier Aniston knows how to throw a party. The actress hosted a star-studded birthday bash for friend and producer Heather Parry at the Nice Guy in Los Angeles on Saturday night, a source tells People. Guests included Jessica Alba; Nicole Richie, who wore a black and gray patchwork fur coat; Barely Famous star Sara Foster; Rachel Zoe; jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who designed Aniston's wedding ring, and Amanda de Cadenet. Zoe, 44, shared a snap of a big group of famous friends sitting at a table, wishing Parry a happy birthday. "Oh what a night with too many pretty ladies I love celebrating our @heather_parry, »

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Jennifer Aniston Throws a Star-Studded Birthday Party for Producer Pal in L.A. - and Courtney Love Performs!

24 January 2016 5:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennfier Aniston knows how to throw a party. The actress hosted a star-studded birthday bash for friend and producer Heather Parry at the Nice Guy in Los Angeles on Saturday night, a source tells People. Guests included Jessica Alba; Nicole Richie, who wore a black and gray patchwork fur coat; Barely Famous star Sara Foster; Rachel Zoe; jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who designed Aniston's wedding ring, and Amanda de Cadenet. Zoe, 44, shared a snap of a big group of famous friends sitting at a table, wishing Parry a happy birthday. "Oh what a night with too many pretty ladies I love celebrating our @heather_parry, »

- Patrick Gomez and Maria Mercedes Lara

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8 Reasons WWE Needs To Bring Back Custom PPV Stages

21 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There was a time when monthly PPVs had a surefire surprise in store for fans: a new stage set.

From water–spray screens (Rumble ’03) and fire-breathing dragons (Nyr ’07) to swinging scythes (Backlash ’02) and ruddy great thrones (Kotr ’01), WWE knew how to build brilliant entrance backdrops.

Sure, they weren’t all great. Some were forgettable (No Mercy ’00), some were weird (Rumble ’07), and some flew in the face of everything they stood for (One Night Stand ’08).

But the bespoke TitanTron surrounds and arena sets were there to do a whole lot more than look pretty. Unique staging brought concrete character to PPV events in the biggest way possible. Gimmicks they might have been, but, by its nature, WWE survives on just such gimmicks, relying on event theming to drive storylines, hype Sunday night brawls and get fans on board.

Where are we now? WWE has ditched the logistical nightmare of »

- Chris Rowlands

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Sundance: Netflix Acquires Iranian Horror Movie ‘Under the Shadow’ (Exclusive)

21 January 2016 8:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Thursday afternoon, Netflix has acquired another high-profile project, nabbing worldwide streaming rights to the Iranian horror movie “Under the Shadow,” Variety has learned.

The movie, which premieres on Friday night as part of the “Midnight” section, is among this year’s most buzzed about indies at Sundance, drawing comparisons to the 2014 hit “The Babadook.” Set in 1988 Iran, during the bloodshed of the Iran-Iraq War, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi) start to believe their family home is haunted by “djinn”—evil spirits that are trying to steal their most prized belongings, including a treasured cloth doll.

Under the Shadow” is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Babak Anvari, who is poised to be one of the big discoveries out of Sundance. It is in Farsi. The movie will debut globally on Netflix later this year, shortly after a theatrical or alternative-platform release. »

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