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Today in Movie Culture: The Rock Is 'Bambi,' Superman in 'San Andreas,' Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   From this weekend's Saturday Night Live, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in Disney's live-action remake of Bambi:   Speaking of The Rock, if the trailer for the earthquake disaster flick San Andreas made you think of the 1978 Superman movie, then you'll surely enjoy Nick Acosta's mash-up, Supermandreas:   And speaking of the Fast and the Furious movies, here's what it would look like if Universal decided to do a crossover with another of their franchises:   In case you weren't already looking forward to Adam Sandler's Western movie The Ridiculous 6, how about after seeing Vanilla Ice as Mark...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'Vacation' Remake Gets a New Summer 2015 Release Date

30 March 2015 6:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. must have a lot of faith in its upcoming Vacation remake/reboot. The studio has bumped the comedy from it's October 9 release date, opening it a couple of months early. Vacation will now be a summer release, as it is scheduled to hit theaters in July.

July 31, to be exact. This is seen as a bold movie, as the film will now be going up against heavyweight sequel Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Also opening on that day are the boxing drama Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and The Gift, which marks the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton. Both Southpaw and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation released trailers last week to much praise.

Vacation stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark and Ellen. The story follows Rusty, his wife and two sons as they set off on their own road trip for Wally World. Christina Applegate will play Rusty's wife, »

- MovieWeb

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Celebrate Your Local Security Guard With Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 On National Security Guard Day Saturday, April 11

30 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Each day, millions of Americans go to offices and hospitals, banks and stadiums, schools, museums, and, of course, malls – and now we’ll all have a chance to celebrate the unsung heroes who stand watch. On April 11, the country will give back as it celebrates National Security Guard Day with its most public face, the mall cop, Paul Blart.

The new comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 arrives in theaters the following Friday, April 17.

On National Security Guard Day, in New York City, security guards will participate in the celebration, beginning in the morning, as they join other New Yorkers in attempting to set two Guinness World Records™ titles on Segways.

Following the Guinness World Records official attempts, the security guards will join Kevin James and other film talent at the New York City premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

As James rolls the red carpet on a Segway, »

- Movie Geeks

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Deja Vu: Five Recycled Elements in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

29 March 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras is getting a sense of deja vu with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

No doubt the second most anticipated movie of 2015 is Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel to the most successful comic book adaptation of all time hits theaters this May. After watching the trailer a few times I’m noticing a ridiculous amount of similarities between Age of Ultron and the original Avengers.

Oh, yes. I did say the ‘second most anticipated movie of 2015′. The first is, of course, Adam Sandler’s Pixels. I mean it’s got Happy Gilmore And Donkey Kong. By the end of the summer I’m guessing Avatar will be the Second most successful film of all time.

Here are a few things making me say ‘deja vu’ about Avengers: Age of Ultron. (And I’m skipping the easy stuff like ‘Avengers fighting Avengers’. Apparently superheroes can’t appear in »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Kids’ Choice Awards 2015: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez & Tons of Slime

28 March 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nick Jonas wowed the crowd at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, held Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., which seats 17,500 — screaming kids.

The host pulled double duty, kicking off the live show with a medley performance of his hits “Chains” and “Jealous.” Welcomed by a video montage of A-listers chanting his name — Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and, of course, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Patrick Star — Jonas took the stage, in front of the star-studded audience, including Chris Pratt, Jamie Foxx and Angelina Jolie, who was joined by two of her kids, Shiloh and Zahara.

“A lot of girls in the house are still struggling after One Direction became two directions,” Jonas greeted the crowd, alluding to this week’s news of the boy band losing member Zayn Malik. Poking fun at himself, he quipped, “What’s next, the Jonas Brother?”

Emma Stone won the first award of the night for favorite movie actress. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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TV Ratings: Sweet 16 leads CBS Friday, 'Grown Ups' tops 'Glee' finale

28 March 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Friday, March 27, 2015. CBS got another decent night of Ncaa Tournament coverage and dominated Friday primetime in all measures. "Dateline"-driven NBC and "Shark Tank" repeat-led ABC finished second. ["Dateline" was apparently also a rebroadcast.] Fox, meanwhile, aired the dreadful Adam Sandler movie "Grown Ups," which comfortably outdrew last week's "Glee" finale. And speaking of finales, the "Hart of Dixie" finale may have given The CW a small uptick, though CW Friday numbers have a tendency to adjust down overall. Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.9 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC and NBC both averaged a 1.0 key demo rating, followed closely by the 0.9 key demo rating for Fox. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night. Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 6.4 million viewers and 3.9 rating/7 share to win Friday primetime. NBC was second with 5.47 million viewers and a 3.6/7, topping the 3.2/6 and 4.77 million viewers for ABC. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Drac’s pack is back in new poster for Hotel Transylvania 2

26 March 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a teaser trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now Sony Pictures has released a brand new poster for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which you can check out here along with the official synopsis…

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that »

- Gary Collinson

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Drac's pack is back in this new Hotel Transylvania 2 poster

26 March 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Adam Sandler gets to go play with his friends once again in Hotel Transylvania 2; Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez all return from the first film and Sony Pictures Animation have just released the first domestic poster for the animated sequel, check it out below! I know I watched the first film, I might have even found it to be less offensive than I thought it would be, but I can't seem to remember much about it. You should really get that checked out »

- Kevin Fraser

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' Poster: Drac's Pack Is Back

26 March 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just two weeks after the first trailer debuted for Hotel Transylvania 2, Sony Pictures Animation has released a new poster, showing off the "Drac Pack." The poster features Dracula (Adam Sandler), his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), Frank(enstein) (Kevin James), Murray the Mummy (Keegan Michael Key), Wayne the Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade). Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests.

But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny (Andy Samberg) - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little »

- MovieWeb

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Cringe: 13 movies with blatantly homophobic scenes

26 March 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Kevin Hart as an unlikely coach who trains Will Ferrell for a stint in prison. In one scene, Hart insists that Ferrell go to a top La brunch spot and give oral sex to a random patron in the bathroom to learn -- I guess? -- the mechanics of prison rape. Yes, this movie equates consensual gay sexual activity with actual rape. Cut to Will Ferrell in a restaurant bathroom gagging at the sight of a penis for the amusement of a multiplex audience. Could it be the most homophobic scene in a comedy of the past ten years? It's certainly a candidate. To commemorate this weirdly ignorant movie, we've compiled a list: movies with homophobic scenes so blatant, they made us shudder. Sometimes a movie reeks of homophobia (See: that ol' heart-warmer "Cruising") and sometimes it's just a couple of moments in a »

- Louis Virtel

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New Movie Review: Al Pacino is a Rock Star in 'Danny Collins' Movie

25 March 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

We loved Al Pacino so much in his new film Danny Collins we’re forgiving him for his part in Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill.  Pacino is the rock star of acting, and in Danny Collins he proves it once again with the help of an awesome ensemble. Danny Collins is one of those rare movies where everything works well together from the superb acting, a heart-felt story and the soundtrack of John Lennon classics which plays hand-in-hand with the story.


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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday': Pee-wee Shows Off His New Car!

25 March 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix is becoming the premiere destination for a number of upcoming comedy movies including Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6 and the long-awaited Pee-wee's Big Holiday, both of which will only be available exclusively on the streaming service. While Ridiculous 6 has yet to go before cameras, Pee-wee's Big Holiday just finished it's first week of filming. Creator and star Paul Reubens has shared some new photos from the set, as he shows off Mr. Herman's slick new ride. And Pee-wee himself had this to say about his first week back in front of the camera for his first big movie since 1988's Big Top Pee-wee:

"Days 1 - 5 are complete! I hitchhiked, got a few rides, then drove all over the place in my cool car. Spent the night in a haunted motel! Even did a movie stunt. Then my stuntman did it way better!"

Shooting officially began last week on Pee-wee's Big Holiday. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

25 March 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Drac’s pack have awakened once more and just in the nick of time too, as things seem to have gone a little batty since Hotel Transylvania 2 relaxed its monster-only hotel policy and opened its coffins to human guests.

Noticing his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn’t showing any vampiric traits, Vampa Drac (voiced again by Adam Sandler) decides to enlist the help of his best friends Frank (Kevin James), Murray (Keegan-Michael Key), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Griffin (David Spade) to put Dennis through a monster-in-training bootcamp whilst his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) are away visiting their human in-laws.

The mummy’s out of the wrapping when Drac’s older than death father Vlad decides to pay an impromptu visit to the hotel. A stickler for the old ways, the crotchety Count makes the Hotel Transylvania hotter than Hades when he discovers that not »

- Sacha Hall

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Awfully Good: Big Stan + Half Past Dead (Video)

25 March 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Get Hard is really funny, but it definitely felt familiar. Time to revisit… Big Stan (2007) Director: Rob Schneider Stars:   Rob Schneider is going to prison to be raped. Derp derp derp derpity derp Seeing as he's credited as star, producer and director, Rob Schneider has no one but Rob Schneider to blame for Big Stan. Using what little recognizability and goodwill mediocrewill he gets from being friends with Adam Sandler, Schneider has »

- Jason Adams

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Directors' Trademarks: Paul Thomas Anderson

24 March 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Paul Thomas Anderson as director.

Anderson began his career without any related college experience as a production assistant. With some money he scrounged together, he made a short film, which he entered into the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. He decided to turn that short into a feature and was invited to attend the Sundance Feature Film Program, where he was mentored, and his talents were further developed. In 1996 his first feature film was released, Hard Eight, which Anderson had to raise his own money in order to edit it as he wanted, which was different than how the production company wanted to release the film. His version received some critical praise. His next film, Boogie »

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Chris Columbus attached to produce graphic novel ‘I Kill Giants’ adaptation

24 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.

/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.

Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.

Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle. »

- Zach Dennis

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Steve Buscemi's Favorite Adam Sandler Movie

24 March 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You may not automatically think of Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler at the same time. The two have very different careers. Buscemi is known for roles like gangster Nucky Thompson on HBO.s Boardwalk Empire or Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, while Sandler is most widely recognized for his sophomoric humor. Still, the two friends have teamed up many times and have made eleven movies together over the years, and if ever wondered which of these is his favorite, Buscemi recently revealed his answer. (Hint: it.s one of ours, too). Over the weekend, the Fargo star participated in an Ama session on Reddit, and when one fan asked which of his Adam Sandler team ups tops his list, Buscemi said: Well, I'm very partial to Billy Madison, because that was one of the first films that Adam did on his own, as part of his production company. »

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Here Are the Best Answers From Steve Buscemi’s Reddit Ama

23 March 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Steve Buscemi stepped out of his comfort zone Monday night to take part in a Reddit Ama. The Q&A session was held on behalf of a documentary he's crowd-funding and co-producing called Check It, about a gay and transgender gang fighting to survive in Washington, D.C., via fashion. Buscemi answered questions about the film; shared Adam Sandler, John Goodman, and David Chase anecdotes; and addressed his character's fate in Boardwalk Empire. Thanks to all the chuckles and ums and ellipses, the typed-out answers sound fresh out of the actor's mouth. Read some of the highlights below. Did he know what was going to happen to his character in The Sopranos beforehand? Well, I signed up for 2 seasons, so I fully expected to come back for another season - and towards, you know, towards the end of that season, it was season 5, I got a message on my phone »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Korean writers agency partners with Hk's Golden Network

22 March 2015 9:06 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Korea’s Writers Agency of Finecut (Waf) has struck a deal with Hong Kong’s Golden Network Asia for them to be their Chinese agency partner.

Golden Network Asia director Clarence Tang said: “The China market is hungry for screenplays and has already recognized South Korea as its natural partner in the region.

“We are excited to collaborate with Finecut based on the quality of the first batch of screenplays produced by their stable of writers.

“We are particularly impressed by the range and quality of their writing in a variety of genres that are desperately needed in China.”

Waf is launching 10 original stories at Filmart.

The Waf writers includes Cho Sang-bum (Tazza - The Hidden Card), Kwon Sung-hui (As One), and Oh Tae-kyung (Insadong Scandal).

Finecut has remake deals in place for earlier films such as New World (with Sony Pictures), Hide And Seek (optioned by Village Roadshow Asia for Chinese-language remake) and Hello Ghost (optioned »

- (Jean Noh)

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Exclusive Interview With Executive Producer Ant Timpson On Deathgasm

21 March 2015 7:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest foreign horror imports, than you’ve been missing out on some tremendous films. While you might assume that a majority of these are European efforts, there’s another locale that’s making quite a genre name for itself – New Zealand. Peter Jackson started with films like Bad Taste and Dead Alive, but that was long ago, and since those years, New Zealand hasn’t bothered to traverse the waters of horror with much enthusiasm – until now. Thanks to producer Ant Timpson, a frequent collaborator with Alamo’s Tim League, New Zealand is once again making a name for itself in a forgotten genre, and Deathgasm is just the latest shining example.

With a title like Deathgasm, filmmaker Jason Lei Howden could have been setting himself up for utter disaster, but thankfully that’s far from the case. You can read »

- Matt Donato

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