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Also new to Netflix in December: New comedy specials from Mike Epps and Brent Morin, Adam Sandler's controversial "The Ridiculous 6," the buzzy transgender indie drama "Tangerine" and "Queen of Earth," starring "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss.
Here's what's coming to Netflix in December 2015.
Available Dec. 1
"30 for 30: Chasing Tyson" (2015)
"50 Shades of They": Season 1
"A Christmas Star" (2015)
"A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z" (2014)
"Broadchurch": Season 2
"Christmas Wedding Baby" (2014)
"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)
"Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003)
"Detectorists": Season 1
"I'm Brent Morin" (2015, Netlix Original)
"Jenny's Wedding" (2015)
"Las magicas historias de Plim Plim": Season 1
"Real Rob": Season 1 (2015)
"See You In Valhalla" (2015)
"Stir of Echoes" (1999)
"Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming" (2007)
- Sharon Knolle
Dracula and friends are at it again and now humans are welcome at the hotel. Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released on Blu-ray / DVD in January. Also: details on a figure of iZombie's Liv Moore by Gentle Giant Studios as well as a new poster and trailer for House of Afflictions.
Hotel Transylvania 2: Press Release: "Culver City, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 -- Sony Pictures Animation's monster family box-office hit Hotel Transylvania 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22nd, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites 'Drac's Pack' of loveable characters, led by "Vampa" Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny's (Andy Samberg, TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Tamika Jones
Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2 will emerge from the shadows and make its Digital HD debut on December 22, just in time for Christmas and the holiday break. The Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD editions release date requires jumping into the New Year on January 12, 2016.
Hotel Transylvania 2 starring the voice talent of Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Mel Brooks, Kevin James and many others opened its doors for business at the box office this past fall and did monster business with over $430 million earned worldwide to date. Naturally Sony has already slated a Hotel Transylvania 3 for a September 21, 2018 release.
You can currently pre-order Hotel Transylvania 2 on Blu-ray 3D combo or other formats for a hugely discounted price at Amazon.com.
The Blu-ray 3D combo pack also comes with the film on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Blu-ray exclusive bonus features include the following:
Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke! »
Netflix, the reviver of long-dormant television shows, is planning to reboot another beloved franchise: The Sixties sci-fi series Lost in Space. The streaming service won a bidding war to acquire the rights to the Irwin Allen-created series, which ran three seasons from 1965 to 1968. As part of the Netflix deal, the rebooted Lost in Space is in line to receive a straight-to-series order, Deadline reports.
Like the original series, which pitted the marooned Robinson family, the duplicitous Dr. Smith and "the Robot" against the mysteries of the universe, the Netflix »
From that first slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie right up through the clinking of the champagne flutes, the holiday season is full of good cheer — and good TV! There’s so much to comb through, and finding your faves can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for you, Channel Guide Magazine‘s staff has put together the 2015 Holiday Programming Guide as our gift to you. The guide’s Movies & Specials section is packed with descriptions and airtimes of your favorite holiday programs, from Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights to The Year Without A Santa Claus, and everything in between. Movies are listed … Continue reading →
The post Channel Guide’s 2015 Holiday Programming Guide appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Andrea Verschage
Is it even possible to reminisce about Christmas in the '90s without getting Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" or *Nsync's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" stuck in your head? How about TLC's "Sleigh Ride"? And I still have a vivid memory of listening to Adam Sandler's hilarious classic "The Chanukah Song" on the radio back before the days of Spotify. If you want to take a trip down holiday season memory lane, listen to our '90s - and early '00s, because it just wouldn't be complete without Britney Spears and Destiny's Child - playlist below! For more holiday tunes, get our romantic Christmas playlist here. "8 Days of Christmas," Destiny's Child "All I Want For Christmas," Mariah Carey "All I Want Is You (This Christmas)," *Nsync "Baby It's Cold Outside," Vanessa Williams and Bobby Caldwell "Carolina Christmas," Squirrel Nut Zippers "The Chanukah Song," Adam Sandler »
- Tara Block
The past few years have seen nearly everyone within the Judd Apatow orbit look inward, writing stories of begrudging but graceful maturity, building that rely on the metatexutal aspects of their tight-knit clique. 2013’s This Is the End was a thrilling apotheosis with its deconstruction of the cult of celebrity through stars like James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill, playing characters who are real-life celebrities, but hyper-personified through their careers.
Last year’s The Interview was the next step, bringing Franco and Rogen into a context where they faced something larger than even their own star power. But even with the specter of one of the greatest boogeyman toward the western world, South Korea, and the ensuing controversy, it was still swallowed whole by predictability and Franco’s staid shtick.
The Night Before isn’t mired in the same discussions of perception/identity of those aforementioned movies, but it »
- Michael Snydel
Adam Sandler delivered an updated version of “The Chanukah Song” at the Judd Apatow & Friends event at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend. ‘The Chanukah Song’ Update Up on the stage at Carnegie Hall Saturday, Sandler dove into his fourth version of “The Chanukah Song.” Though videos of Sandler’s performance have been […]
The post Adam Sandler Updates ‘The Chanukah Song’ Lyrics appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
For the last 10 years, lifelong buddies Ethan (Joseph Gordon‑Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with a bang. As Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, the friends realize that their annual tradition is coming to a sad end. To make it as memorable as possible, they plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York.
Seth Rogen films have slowly built in a fan base that may rival what Adam Sandler had in the late 90's. While some may not be on-board, those who are enjoy the drug affiliated sense of humor he has cultivated over the years. The Night Before continues his catalog, but manages to feel more heartfelt than its predecessors. That may be because of the background Christmas provided throughout the friends' journey. Still, this »
- Tyler Richardson
Hanukkah has come early, friends! Praise be to Adam Sandler, he has gone and done it again with his famous holiday tune. The actor sang an updated version of "The Hanukkah Song" live from Carnegie Hall, and the whole thing was captured on video. Thank the universe for YouTube, because now the moment will live on forever. "The Hanukkah Song Part 4" is a relevant version of the classics, with lyrics like, "When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, here's the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Judd Apatow, Scott Rudin, and me!" Way to take the best holiday jam and bring it into the now. By the way, does anyone else think »
Performing at the Judd Apatow & Friends event at the New York Comedy Festival at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, Adam Sandler updated the lyrics to "The Chanukah Song" once again. Sandler was there to support his old friend Apatow for the Trainwreck director's stand-up set, and since the Festival of Lights is less than a month away, he apparently thought it would be the perfect time to unveil a fourth rendition of his beloved holiday tune. Here are the lyrics: Put on your yarmulke, here comes Chanukah It’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Chanukah Chanukkah is the Festival of Lights, Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights. When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, Here’s the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Judd Apatow, Scott Rudin, and me! Joseph Gordon-Levitt enjoys eating kugel So does Stan Lee, »
- Katie Levingston
The Sherlock and Spectre actor is next up in the play The Dazzle – and answered your questions about being typecast as a villain, his taste in sandwiches and who he would play in a musical, in a live webchat on Monday 16 November. Read his replies below
Thank you everybody. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to answer all your questions. I'm flying in a taxi now back to rehearsals. Thanks to the expert typist at the Guardian, if it wasn't for them the pyting ward BNe lke diss. xxxxxxx
If you could name a country, what name would you give it?
Would you rather direct a film or a play?
Actually the thing I'm interested in is teaching. Both my parents are teachers of some sort and I think it's really important that young actors »
- Guardian Staff
Three new films cracked the weekend top ten, but last weekend's two new releases repeated at the top of the box office by a large margin. Both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie enjoyed strong holds from last weekend with the new James Bond film fairing especially well, enjoying the smallest second weekend franchise drop since Casino Royale, pushing the new title over $130 million. It was the holiday comedy Love the Coopers ranking highest among the newcomers, but the Bollywood film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo carried over its record-breaking India debut into a top ten finish domestically. Meanwhile Angelina Jolie's By the Sea hardly even registered in its ten theater debut as the weekend itself was down 34.9%. Settling into #1 for a second weekend in a row, the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, brought in an estimated $35.4 million for only a 49.7% drop. As impressive as that may be, it's overseas where »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
New on Amazon November 2015 will be the fascinating original series The Man in the High Castle on Prime Video (pictured), while Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation is a blockbuster available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video. Piv: New In November 2015 — Available for Streaming on Prime Instant Video Available November 1 Desk Set The Enemy Below The Craft Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights The Newton Boys Available November 5 Tell Awakenings The Adventures of Milo and Otis The Mask of Zorro Seven Years in Tibet The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Available November 7 The Yes Men Are Revolting Available November 10 Prince Wolf Hall Available … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
The role of the comedian in film has never been a particularly noble one. Often reduced to mere comedic relief despite the arduous nature of live performing, they receive, as the great Rodney Dangerfield said, “…no respect, no respect.”
Here’s an attempt to change that as we give our respect to those who made us laugh so hard while they themselves were perhaps trying not to cry. The following ten films detail the lives of comedians of various styles and backgrounds. They’re not all traditional, laugh-out-loud comedies, though each one indeed contains incredibly clever and uproarious moments of levity. They capture the desperate fear of failure and the euphoria of success that every performer yearns for and fears with equal vigor.
Ahead of the release of Entertainment, enjoy the list, please recommend your own suggestions in the comments, and don’t forget to tip your waitress!
Annie Hall »
- TFS Staff
Consistently gripping, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight tells the true story of an investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper that had far-ranging implications. The film serves as a tribute to the power of the press, as well as a warning sign for the future of journalism in the public interest. Actor turned filmmaker McCarthy made a trio of impressive character pieces (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win) before stumbling with the Adam Sandler-starring The Cobbler, a good-faith attempt to make something lighter and carefree. But he returns to his strengths with this picture. Spotlight neither glamorizes nor demonizes the press. It includes the shining moments yes, but also the mistakes that are inevitably made in the pursuit of truth. The focus here is on four investigative...
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All those years talking to anxious filmmakers about box-office returns, release dates and strategy certainly paid off for Dan Fellman at his retirement send-off. The power and respect the distribution executive has amassed during the nearly 40 years he's worked at Warner Bros, including serving as president of domestic distribution since 1999, was on full display at the Nov. 11 bash at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Two of Hollywood's biggest directors — Christopher Nolan and Clint Eastwood — delivered the official speeches, while the guest list included Adam Sandler, Hangover director Todd Phillips, producer Irwin
- Pamela McClintock
We've seen streaming services spend money hand over fist to acquire content, but few take a curator's approach to the titles in their catalog. You'll often find Adam Sandler comedies sitting alongside foreign films with little rhyme or reason. For viewers of more discerning taste, the folks at France's La Cinetek have taken a bold approach. Read More: The 20 Best Films Of 2014 Télérama reports that the streaming service asked distinguished filmmakers to provide their own lists of the Top 50 films made before 2000 (in no particular order), and La Cinetek is sourcing the movies for their platform from those choices. Smart As you'll see among the selected lists from James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Lynne Ramsay, Jacques Audiard and Bong Joon-ho below, it's wide ranging but definitely cinephile friendly. There are lots of shorts, foreign films and the classics you'd expect, but also John McTiernan's "Predator" and Clint Eastwood's "Honkytonk. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This story first appeared in the Nov. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Conan O'Brien took Cuba by storm on a February episode of TBS' Conan (a late-night first since 1960), and Puerto Rico's versatile locales recently have hosted Amazon's Mad Dogs, Sandra Bullock's awards hopeful Our Brand Is Crisis and Adam Sandler's The Do Over on its shores. What's luring Hollywood to the Caribbean? Compelling incentives, state-of-the-art studio facilities and bilingual crews are a few of the reasons American filmmakers steadily are looking to the rich
- Meena Jang
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including new Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage in the international trailer, the first images of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and much, much more…
Kylo Ren is massive in Japan. They’re only 5 foot 7.
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Daniel Craig (a month ago): “I’d rather slash my wrists [than do another Bond film].”
—Breaking News: Spectre Blasts Open Box Office Records With $80.4 Million Opening Week—
Daniel Craig (now): “Hey, whoah, guys – come on. When I said ‘slash my wrists’, I meant how much fun it was working on the movie.”
Money talks. And the »
- Oli Davis
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