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Life sucks. Everyone knows it. That’s why the best movies are the ones that pull us out of our dreary existence, transporting us to a whole new world… cue Disney music. However, filmmakers aren’t god, no matter how much they may protest to the contrary, so mistakes inevitably crop up, even in the most successful movies of all time.
Editors will work harder than an Adam Sandler movie tries to be funny in order to prevent plot holes from occurring, but of course, they’re only human and some will inevitably slip through. While plot holes can be overlooked at times, some are so colossally huge that they just become impossible to ignore, unraveling the film’s entire logic with one simple insight.
Some people would argue that you’re better off not knowing the plot holes to your favourite movies, but you »
- David Opie
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 »
Murmurs of anticipation in the pitch black theatre. Excited shuffles of feet. Then the word "Lucasfilm" sparkles up on the screen, and the audience goes wild. "Yeah!" someone exclaims at the back of the room, as though they'd just spotted an old best friend they hadn't seen in a decade.
It's November 1998, and for many Star Wars fans, this is the moment they've been waiting the best part of five years to see: their first glimpse of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Ever since George Lucas had announced his return to the Star Wars universe, in an October 1993 issue of Vanity Fair, anticipation had slowly been building for the new movie. And here, finally, was a first look at what Lucas had in store. »
December 5, 2014
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Running time: 115 mins
Director: Christopher Smith
Running time: 102 mins
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Running time: 108 mins
Men, Women & Children
Director: Jason Reitman
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Simon J Smith, Eric Darnell
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Theodore Melfi
Running time: 102 mins
December 12, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battles of the Five Armies
Director: Peter Jackson
Running time: Tbc mins
December 19, 2014
Running time: 109 mins
“If you don’t have anything nice to tweet, don’t tweet at all.”
That definitely wasn’t the motto last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” during the eighth edition of the host’s “Mean Tweets” segment, which asks celebrities to read out Twitter users’ insulting posts about them. Thursday night’s entertaining compilation featured a new batch of celebs, including Britney Spears, Lena Dunham, Chris Pratt and Scott Foley.
After reading the tweet from their phone, celebrities usually stared, looked despondent or laughed as the audience cracked up. Yet some notable reactions from John Stamos and Adam Sandler gave the crowd more to laugh about.
Some of the gems included were:
“If an alien landed here and demanded a famous person to eat, I’d drive straight to Adam Sandler’s house with a net.”
- Jordyn Holman
It seems like every few months we hear the death knell of the classic act of going to the movies. Box office receipts are as low as they’ve ever been, people won’t go see an Adam Sandler movie in a theater if they can watch him on Netflix, and so on.
And yet a new Think With Google Survey conducted by Google and Millward Brown Digital has found that 228.7 million Americans and Canadians went to the movies last year, 68 percent of the population in all. They polled their habits and compiled all the results in a fascinating infographic you can find below.
Some of the more intriguing results? 4 out of 5 moviegoers watch a trailer on YouTube before seeing a movie. 39 percent of people say watching those trailers is the most important factor in determining what to see (nowhere to be found on this infographic, and probably below “Information »
- Brian Welk
In another installment of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, we have the likes of Chris Pratt, Chloe Moretz, Adam Sandler, and a few others, reading off the harsh words of some insignificant d-bags of whom they'll never meet. Okay, to be fair, I've done my share of bashing individuals I don't know, but I think it's pretty fascinating to see the actual celebrities read them out loud. Not only is it funny, but they Almost appear like real people »
- Sean Wist
During the 1990s, Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular actresses in the world. She may not have been blowing up the box office like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock, she was instead the star of the hit comedy show Friends – which had turned her into a household name. So popular was Aniston during this period that he hair even became known as “The Rachel”, a much-requested style for hairdressers during the 90s. The show was watched by millions around the world and has become one of the most celebrated Us sitcoms of all-time, launching Aniston and her co-stars into hot property. Particularly as the show couldn’t last forever and the cast would look to transition to the big screen.
Aniston was no stranger to cinema. She got her first break in the horror comedy Leprechaun in 1993, but would take a break during her first few years on Friends. »
- Luke Owen
Jimmy Kimmel Live! unveiled its eighth installment of "Mean Tweets" Thursday, and the sketch did not disappoint! This time around, host Jimmy Kimmel asked Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Gerard Butler, Ty Burrell, Bob Newhart, Britney Spears, Geena Davis, Chris Pratt, Chloë Grace Moretz, Scott Foley, Michael Chiklis, Ted Danson, John Stamos, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Sandler to read the nasty things people have written about them on Twitter. So, just how nasty were the tweets about the stars? "Gwyneth Paltrow you ugly ass big bird looking bitch, shut the f--k up," the Iron Man 3 actress read. Dunham, meanwhile, was teased about her body. "Unpopular opinion: lena dunham's boobs are dog noses." Neither »
Melissa McCarthy is the female version of Kevin Hart: either you love her or you really, really f*cking hate her. Aside from a break-out supporting role in Bridesmaids, McCarthy has managed to essentially play the same role over and over again in movies like The Heat and Tammy. After a while, the schtick gets old and then you enter the Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey realm of safe, family films. On that note, McCarthy has teamed with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to develop a »
- Alex Maidy
With audiences growing tired of “Spider-Man” or “Transformers” sequels, Hollywood now has a solution — go back to the ’90s.
“Dumb and Dumber To,” which opened to atrocious reviews 20 years after the original, still scored an impressive $36 million at the box office last weekend. (Read all the reasons why it worked from my colleague Brent Lang.) It shouldn’t have come as a surprise: the ’90s are hot again. This week, Twitter went nuts over a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion photo of James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson, while Focus Features announced “Can’t Touch This” (borrowing from the Mc Hammer song), a ’90s-set high school dance-a-thon directed by Jon M. Chu. If Robin Williams had lived to star in “Mrs. Doubtfire 2,” it would no doubt have been a hit too.
As executives inevitably start to dig through the recycling bin of old titles that never got a second chapter, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong, here’s your first look at the funny trailer and new poster for CBS Films’ The Duff.
Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).
Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.
To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »
- Michelle McCue
Nothing gets us giddy quite like an epic celebrity movie cameo.
An A-lister who appears in an often uncredited role with minimal screen time and, we have no idea it's coming — how could we not love that?!
Alfred Hitchcock was the cameo master of his time, appearing in 39 of his 52 surviving films. People loved searching for him like a real life Where's Waldo. Even more recently, Interstellar blew us away with a crazy unexpected cameo that we don't want to give away quite yet…but it got us thinking about other unexpected appearances in movies!
So let's take a look at some of our favorite film cameos of all-time.
Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead.
Johnny Depp -- 21 Jump Street
Johnny Depp paid perfect homage to his 21 Jump Street roots. Spending most of the role in disguise, he ultimately reveals his identity leaving Jonah Hill's character to declare, "You're like an amazing actor man!"
Bill Murray -- [link »
David Spade has taken to Instagram to really drive home the reality that Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is happening. He posted a photo of him in costume for Crackle’s Joe Dirt sequel which is being produced by Adam Sandler. The original Dirt came out in 2001 and grossed just over $30 million on a budget of $17 million. While I did see the first movie in theaters, I can’t remember it all too well. I imagine that I won’t have to revisit it to really understand the »
- Graham McMorrow
Poor Lloyd and Harry. The perpetual underachievers of the "Dumb and Dumber" movies have been underestimated by everyone.
Certainly, few pundits expected much from "Dumb and Dumber To," the poorly reviewed sequel to a 20-year-old movie, starring a Jim Carrey whose box office strength has dwindled over the last decade. Besides, last week's champ, "Big Hero 6," seemed unstoppable and poised for a repeat victory, with about $35 million in likely earnings. "Dumber," by contrast, wasn't expected to top $29 million.
Nonetheless, "Dumber" confounded the sages and came out on top, with an estimated $38.1 million. How did it defy conventional wisdom for a come-from-behind victory?
Here are some of the ways:
Nostalgia isn't just for old folks. Sure, it's been 20 years since the 1994 original, but it's been in near-constant rotation on cable ever since. A whole generation has grown up watching the silly antics of Carrey and Jeff Daniels as the doofus duo. »
- Gary Susman
Will the odds be in Woody Harrelson's favor when he hosts Saturday Night Live tonight? Let's examine the evidence. Pro: He has hosted the show twice before (and did a cameo in host Kirstie Alley's monologue back in '91, along with the rest of the Cheers gang), so he understands what's expected of him and should be fairly comfortable coming back to Studio 8H. Con: He hasn't hosted since the Bush administration. The first Bush administration. Harrelson's last SNL stint began with a cold open about Johnny Carson leaving The Tonight Show; characters appearing on the episode included »
- Hillary Busis
When you spend your week rescuing kittens out of trees, taking on bad guys and getting drunk and fighting with yourself then chances are you’ll miss some of the big movie stories that have happened. Well fear not, intrepid superhero person. We’ve got you covered! To increase the saliva flow, some new posters for Mocking Jay Part One turned up Daniel Bruhl has been cast in Captain America Civil War Proving the world is ending sooner than we think, the first trailer for Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 turned up Christoph Waltz is headed for Bond land and went to Sesame Street too Have plastic sheets at the ready as the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Meh arrived! Jessica Chastain is Intense in the first trailer for A Most Violent Year You’ll never guess who is making a cameo in Dumb & Dumber To Get a glimpse of »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
The Hollywood Reporter is well known for its Oscar season roundtables with actors, directors, and screenwriters, but it also schedules an executives roundtable each year, featuring the business moguls who get films made or ultimately give them a home, so to speak. This year's executives roundtable features Disney Studios' Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Paramount's Brad Grey, Universal Pictures' Donna Langley, and Warner Bros.' Kevin Tsujihara. Joining them is IFC Films' Jonathan Sehring, who brings an interesting perspective to the conversation as the man who funded one film (Boyhood) over the course of 12 years. Early in the discussion, Langley points out one big concern for her right now, which is the idea someone might instead choose to settle in at home on a Friday night and watch a VOD release on their television instead of heading to the theater, prompting one of the discussion's co-hosts follows, "Since windows have come up, »
- Jordan Benesh
Is there a greater dividing factor between movie lovers than a comedy like Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2? Starring Kevin James and produced by Adam Sandler, the anticipated sequel is seen as dumb throw away trash by some and beloved as goofy escapism by others. Either way you slice it, you can't deny the fine physical comedy on display in the first trailer released yesterday, a lost art that Kevin James is single-handedly resurrecting with fine form.
Today, we get the first poster for what looks like the perfect follow-up to 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In this sequel, Paul Blart the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist, and it's up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.
Vegas has a new high »
The experience of sitting through “Dumb and Dumber To,” which reunites stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels with directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly 20 years after their maiden voyage to the lower depths of imbecility, is something like watching an aging Mlb slugger wind down his career in the minor leagues. The stakes are far lower, he’s slow off the blocks, his joints are creaky, and his batting average is a pale shadow of what it once was, but the swing and the stance still look the same, and you can’t accuse him of not suiting up. Sporadically very funny, mostly very tedious, and sometimes truly vile, this 18-years-too-late sequel nonetheless exhibits a certain puerile purity of purpose, and should accrue healthy profits playing to the nostalgia of the dumb and the dumb at heart.
At the risk of applying rose-colored glasses to reconsider a film that aspired to »
- Andrew Barker
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