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We have a new leader in the Best Post-”Twilight” Career Decision sweepstakes. Sure, Kristen Stewart was in a blockbuster as Snow White and is doing some indie stuff, and Robert Pattinson worked with David Cronenberg. Taylor Lautner made a movie with Adam Sandler that made more money than his co-stars’ films. Also read: Cam Gigandet's Raunchy Comedy ‘Bad Johnson’ Acquired by Gravitas Ventures But none of that can top the latest film from Cam Gigandet, who appeared as an evil vampire in the first film in the sparkly bloodsucker teen melodrama: “Bad Johnson,” a movie in which he is such a helpless womanizer. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Jennifer Garner reunited with her 13 Going on 30 costar Judy Greer when she grabbed lunch with Ben Affleck in La on Thursday. The couple arrived separately at Tavern restaurant, with Jennifer walking into the eatery while happily chatting with Judy. The two actresses will soon reunite on the big screen as they recently wrapped their latest feature together, Men, Women, and Children. The project, which also costars Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson, is based on the novel of the same name by Chad Kultgen and follows the lives of teens and their parents and examines how the Internet influences their lives. Ben, meanwhile, recently wrapped his own book-to-film project. The actor stars in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Gone Girl, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon. The film will hit theaters later this year. In addition to Gone Girl, Ben is also preparing to start filming on the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
And, well, they had a point.
Except for those awards that have special categories for comedy/musical performances, like the Golden Globes or MTV Movie Awards (which also has one for Best Fight), even the most popular, highest grossing comic actors can find their Wikipedia awards and nominations pages looking a little empty.
Over the last 10 years, for example, the best actor and actress Oscars have gone to actors in dramatic or, at a push, comic-dramatic roles every time – except for 2011, when Jean Dujardin managed to buck two trends at once with a winning performance in silent romantic-comedy The Artist. No words and comedy. Nice one Jean.
But you don’t have to wait around for a decade to get lucky. As John C. Reilly »
- Lottie Oram
Those Smurf movies are awful. Not even my kids liked them. The good news is Sony Pictures Animation has decided not to make a Smurfs 3. The bad news is they plan on rebooting the whole franchise and starting fresh.
The studio has hired Shrek 2 and Gnomeo & Juliet director Kelly Asbury to helm the animated film that is said to include all new designs and environments. Deadline also reports that it "will focus on the origins of the little blue creatures," and that new film will "be closer to creator Peyo’s original artwork."
A Smurfs 3 would probably do just as well as a Smurfs reboot at the box office. I guess maybe they think taking out the live-action aspect of the film will make it more appealing to audiences. The first two films brought in a combined $910 million worldwide, so it makes sense that they would want to stay »
- Joey Paur
Sony Pictures Animation has announced a trio of projects it intends to release over the next two or three years.
Another is a new original creation being called "Genndy Tartakovsky's Can You Imagine" which is described as "a fantastic journey through one boy’s imagination". Tartakovsky will write and direct the film for a 2017 release.
Yet another project he's a part of is a new version of "Popeye" which the studio plans to release in 2016.
- Garth Franklin
While its live-action film side has been suffering from a dearth of successful releases, Sony's Animation department has been going from strength to strength with a series of hits. The company has now set several new projects in motion, including an original Genndy Tartakovsky ‘toon called Can You Imagine?Tartakovsky, the Samurai Jack creator who managed to pull the Adam Sandler-spawned Hotel Transylvania out of a creative tailspin, and who is now working on an updated take on Popeye, is one of the company’s leading lights. He’s now locked in not only a Hotel Transylvania sequel but also the new project, Can You Imagine?, which is being kept largely under wraps but which appears to be a journey through one boy’s imagination. With his experience working on multiple episodes of shows such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Dexter’s Laboratory, Tartakovsky is able to juggle different projects, »
Sony Pictures Animation has hired Kelly Asbury to direct an entirely computer-animated untitled Smurfs feature that is being viewed as a fresh take on the property rather than a third entry in the franchise.
Tartakovsky is also developing an original idea for Sony Pictures Animation titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine? (pictured), described as a fantastic journey through the imagination of a young boy.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The studio has also hired Kelly Asbury to direct a new, fully computer-animated untitled feature about the Smurfs that is not being set up as Smurfs 3 but a fresh take on the property.
Tartakovsky is also developing an original idea for Sony Pictures Animation titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine?, described as a fantastic journey through the imagination of a young boy. Producer Michelle Murdocca will once again collaborate with the director.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Sony Pictures Animation today gave an update on their lineup of upcoming projects – which includes the animated motion picture debut of a classic comic strip figure, an original tale from one of the form’s most multi-faceted filmmakers, as well as the continued expansion of two of the studio’s most popular worlds.
Bob Osher, President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, states, “I am really excited by the variety of our upcoming projects as well as the amazing talent working on them.”
Sony Pictures Animation has hired animation industry veteran Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) to direct an all new, fully computer-animated film featuring the world’s most popular blue creatures. The family adventure, currently going by the working title The Untitled Smurfs Movie, is anticipated in theaters August 2015. Jordan Kerner (The Smurfs) is producing, with Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania) co-producing. The original two live action/CG hybrid »
- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures Animation issued a press release today that confirmed a report from February that The Smurfs 3 will be a completely animated reboot, with the studio bringing on Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo and Juliet) to direct. The studio also confirmed that Genndy Tartakovsky is directing Hotel Transylvania 2, which has Adam Sandler returning to voice Dracula, along with the previously announced Popeye and a new project entitled Can You Imagine? that he is developing for the studio. Check out all the details in the official press release below.
Sony Pictures Animation today gave an update on their lineup of upcoming projects-which includes the animated motion picture debut of a classic comic strip figure, an original tale from one of the form's most multi-faceted filmmakers, as well as the continued expansion of two of the studio's most popular worlds.
Bob Osher, President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, had this to say in a statement. »
Sony Animation is looking to stay in business with Genndy Tartakovsky, attaching him to direct “Hotel Transylvania 2″ for the studio as well as a project he developed on his own called “Genndy Tartakovsky Can You Imagine?”
The studio has also tapped Kelly Asbury to direct an all-animated untitled Smurfs pic that is a stand-alone movie from the previous live-action/animated hybrid films that Sony Animation had previously released. That pic will bow August 2015.
Jordan Kerner is producing the untitled Smurfs pic.
Tartakovsky is also developing an all-cgi “Popeye” pic for Spa that is set to be released on Dec. 24, 2015.
- Justin Kroll
Right now "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky is busy working on an animated feature film adaptation of the classic sailor cartoon Popeye at Sony Pictures Animation. But Tartakovsky will be very busy at Sony with two more projects in development at the studio. Tartakovsky has just signed on to direct a Hotel Transylvania sequel after directing the original film starring Adam Sandler as Dracula, but he's also working on his own original creation that is currently titled Genndy Tartakovsky's Can You Imagine?, and it might be a little similar to something Pixar has coming soon. First of all, Hotel Transylvania 2 is already set for release on September 25th, 2015, which means the sequel will actually arrive before Popeye hits theaters sometime in 2016. But this other original project from Tartakovsky is more interesting, especially when you see the wild and adventurous concept art right here: The more »
- Ethan Anderton
This past Sunday saw the season finale of HBO’s True Detective, a show that was hands down one of the best things to happen to television in many years. How do I know this? Well, I know this because it’s one of the rare pieces of entertainment that even internet haters had nothing bad to say about. Now that, my friends, is how you know something is truly remarkable.
While nothing but love and praise was heaped upon the show’s mesmerizing and utterly enthralling first season, that doesn’t mean that fans didn’t have a whole lot of fun with it. So iconic and memorable were so many moments and lines of dialogue throughout the show’s eight episode run that it was inevitable that spoofs, satires and parodies would hit the net in its wake… and boy did they ever.
If you’re already missing True Detective, »
- John Squires
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled its upcoming production slate, with two new sequels and two new original features. The line-up includes yet another iteration of The Smurfs, although the next one will forego the live-action and stick to CGI, which may (I said May) improve its quality from its abyssmal predecessors. Also on the docket is a return to Hotel Transylvania, the fart-joke heavy hit starring Adam Sandler and his normal crew. The new films sound a bit more promising, »
- Paul Shirey
Adam Sandler will receive CinemaCon's Male Star of the Year Award at the upcoming convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, while Drew Barrymore will be recognized with the corresponding Female Star of the Year Award. The top honors will be bestowed during CinemaCon's final-night awards banquet. The show runs March 24-27 at Caesars Palace, where Hollywood studios will travel to trumpet their summer lineups. Barrymore and Sandler reteam for the third time in Warner Bros.' upcoming summer comedy Blended, playing single parents who go on a disastrous first date -- only to later find their families stuck
- Pamela McClintock
The stars of Warner Bros rom-com Blended, set for release on May 23, will receive the honours at the Las Vegas convention on March 27.
“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
“With phenomenal box office success as an actor, writer and producer, Adam Sandler has brought some of the most entertaining and hilarious comedies of the »
Mark Wahlberg is to be handed the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which will be held on April 13th. The occasion will serve also as reunion of the cast of HBO’s Entourage with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara presenting Wahlberg with the gong.
President of MTV Stephen Friedman said of Wahlberg, “Mark is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind-he’s done it all and he’s always memorable. Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognise him with this year's Generation Award.”
- Gary Collinson
In “Blended,” Barrymore stars alongside Adam Sandler, marking the third feature collaboration for the pair. The film follows the two as single parents who, after a disastrous blind date, find themselves vacationing at the same African safari resort. Warners will release “Blended” on May 23.
“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” asks CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser. “Her career is simply remarkable.”
In addition to acting, Barrymore made her feature directorial debut in 2009 with the quirky roller derby comedy “Whip It.” She’s currently exec producing the reality series “Knife Fight” for Esquire Network.
CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor conference hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners, »
- Andrew Stewart
Most sane people don’t seek out Jean-Claude Van Damme movies for their dramatic depth. That’s like judging an Adam Sandler comedy on how eloquent a critique it offers of the American political system. So, should you sit down to watch Enemies Closer, temper your expectations. If you go in expecting cringeworthy dialogue, ridiculous plot twists, campy acting and enjoyable action sequences, you certainly won’t be disappointed. But if you feel the urge to ask Enemies Closer for anything more, then you’re watching the wrong movie.
As the movie opens, a plane carrying large quantities of heroin crashes into a lake on the Us-Canadian border, drawing the attention of drug dealers lead by the maniacal Xander (Van Damme). Henry (Tom Everett Scott) is a forest ranger and former Navy Seal who lives out by the lake, tending to the park that surrounds it and attempting to forget his past transgressions while enlisted. »
- Isaac Feldberg
A couple of comic casting bits to close out the night: Jason Sudeikis is in talks to take over where Chevy Chase left off in Fletch Won, the long-gestating reboot of the Fletch series. Naturally, Warner Bros. sees this as the first of a potential comedy franchise about the investigative reporter. Ed Helms is attached to star in Epic Fail, a comedy about a "highly unorthodox special forces team." Helms developed the original idea with Nicky Weinstock for Lionsgate. More on both projects after the jump. Chase starred in two Fletch movies in the 80s, adapted from Gregory McDonald's mystery novels. No sequel came to fruition in the 90s despite some chatter. Kevin Smith came on board for a proposed 2004 shoot and threw out names like Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, and Adam Sandler, but that fell through. Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence followed and wanted Zach Braff as Fletch, »
- Brendan Bettinger
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