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Sex Tape Blu-ray Director Jake Kasdan follows up his raunchy but lesson-building movie Bad Teacher with another flick about adults behaving badly. In Sex Tape, a couple decides to spice up their love life by putting together the titular tape; however, things don.t go quite as planned. Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) don't really understand the cloud, leading to the tape getting uploaded for their family and friends to see. Ridiculous shenanigans ensue. Like Bad Teacher, Sex Tape focuses a lot on the rapport between Diaz and Segel, who are both comedy pros. Despite this, they don't really sell well as a married couple with two adorable, likable children, although the addition of kids in the movie allows for some of the same sort of cheeky kid-based jokes that Adam Sandler also likes to employ in his films. Segel and Diaz have great rapport, but they are »
With Exodus: Gods and Kings hitting the big screen in November, Ridley Scott has turned his attention to his next movie, The Martian, based Andy Wier's 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars after the first manned space mission to the Red Planet goes disastrously wrong. Matt Damon is taking the lead as stranded astronaut Mark Watney, with Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Chastain providing support. Now this impressive cast has grown by one, with Sean Bean signing on the dotted line to appear in the movie, marking this as his third space tinged movie in a row after The Wachowski's Jupiter Rising and the Adam Sandler starring Pixels. No doubt the "Don't Kill Sean Bean" memes will be out in force as The Martian gets closer to its release date. The Martian is expected to hit U.S. cinemas on November 25th 2015, while taking a bow »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
“Men, Women & Children,” writer-director Jason Reitman‘s drama about sex, parenting and life in the digital age, brought in an anemic $306,367 in its nationwide opening in 608 theaters this weekend. No one was expecting blockbuster numbers from the film, in which Adam Sandler tops an ensemble cast, particularly since it gained little traction in its platform release. But the opening grosses were the fifth-worst ever for a movie on more than 600 screens, according to BoxOfficeMojo. To put that in further perspective, limited openers “Birdman” and “Dear White People” out-grossed “Men, Women and Children” this weekend — on four and 11 »
- Todd Cunningham
So much for Men, Women And Children being a comeback for Jason Reitman. After a tepid reception at its world premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival, the drama that stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt tanked hard at the box office this weekend. Box Office Mojo reports Men, Women And Children made just $320,000 this weekend. That's not a good figure for a limited release, much less the expanded nationwide release the drama saw last week. Men, Women And Children was playing in 608 theaters. Meaning a per theater average of $526. By contrast, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman earned $415,000 as it debuted in limited release this weekend. And that title played in just four theaters, averaging $103,750 per screen. What does all this mean for Jason Reitman and Men, Women And Children? Nothing good. When its first trailer hit, the buzz for Men, Women And Children was good. And »
Pitt and Affleck go head to head to see who's the biggest star!
This weekend, Brad Pitt's Fury opened big, and took on reigning champ Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck. Between the two, Fury blew Gone Girl out of the top spot with a $23.5 million dollar bow, which was still smaller than Gone Girl's first weekend ($35.5 million) or even it's second ($26.4 million.)
Clearly, the films are well-matched adversaries, but how about Pitt and Affleck as performers? How do they stack up? Well, this week's Celebrity Showdown is here to answer that question once and for all.
They've both got Oscars, they've both got accolades and they've both got embarrassing projects in their distant pasts. So, looking at seven unique criteria that weighs box-office earnings, critic's reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to show who's really the best.
Last time, Pitt's »
Brad Pitt's Fury was able to usurp first place from Gone Girl this weekend, though it was a closer race than anticipated.Meanwhile, Birdman opened at four locations in New York and Los Angeles and scored one of the best per-theater averages ever for a live-action movie.Opening at 3,173 theaters, Fury rolled in to first place this weekend with $23.7 million. This debut is in the same general ballpark as movies like Captain Phillips ($25.7 million), Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and The Monuments Men ($22 million). That's a fine range to be in, though it's a bit disappointing considering how far off it is from recent R-rated thrillers Gone Girl ($37.5 million) and The Equalizer ($34.1 million).Sony's marketing played up Fury's intense tank-on-tank action, which made it a strong option among male moviegoers. Unfortunately, the movie never really connected with women, who wound up accounting for just 40 percent of the audience on opening weekend. »
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Fury flattened all other movies in wide release and is projected to take in around $23 million in its debut weekend in theaters. The Brad Pitt-starring World War II action-drama, set largely within the cramped confines of an M4 Sherman tank rolling across Nazi Germany, comes in at the lower end of pre-release audience tracking expectations. But it caps off a recent run of cinematic success for Pitt (a producer of the multiple Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and star of last year’s sci-fi disaster hit World War Z). Fury also features Michael Peña, Shia Labeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Logan Lerman »
- Chris Lee
Top Five Trailer. Chris Rock‘s Top Five (2014) movie trailer stars Adam Sandler, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, and Ben Vereen. Top Five‘s plot synopsis: “Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancee (Union) [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
The Orlando von Einsiedel-directed documentary will follow a team of park rangers as they try to protect gorillas in Africa.
The film will look at the rangers' struggles with poachers, militia and industry.
DiCaprio told Deadline: "Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it."
The documentary will be released simultaneously on Netflix and in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on November 7 in the Us. UK cinema availability is yet to be confirmed.
Netflix previously announced plans to premiere the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel »
Not only is he a multi Oscar nominated actor but recently Leonardo DiCaprio has been working hard behind the scenes and his latest venture Virunga – which he is executive producing – will see him team up with streaming giants Netflix. Virunga is a feature documentary that tells the story of the ‘conflict between park rangers striving to protect endangered gorillas from poachers and industry encroaching on their habitats in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo’.
The documentary will simultaneously air on Netflix and in selected theatres on November 7th in Los Angeles and New York. Orlando Van Einsiedel will direct. His previous works have included The Cure: Doctors on Everest and We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix has this to say about the DiCaprio and the partnership: “Leo intuitively understands that there is nothing like the power of film to reach people’s hearts and minds… »
- Gavin Logan
Translating movies and television for international markets can be a tricky business, as we discovered last year when we assembled this collection of 20 titles that got lost in translation.
But if you want to descend to a whole new level of weirdness, you need to look beyond the official channels. Whether it's a pirated disc being hawked in the street or a bona fide copy resold in unofficial packaging, these are products where the normal quality standards simply do not apply.
Below we've rounded up 11 of the world's most bizarre bootleg DVD covers, featuring dodgy Photoshopping, garbled Babelfish-style synopses, and entire actors being accidentally dropped in from other movies or TV shows.
God, True Detective was a great show. Remember that episode where Rust and Marty go to Vegas and live it up in faux-Paris before narrowly escaping an exploding building on the back of a phoenix?
Also at the helm, Chris Rock takes the lead in Top Five, playing a former stand up comedian turned film star who wants to put comedy behind him and try his hand at something more serious, which doesn't sit right with his reality t.v. star wife (Gabrielle Union) and agent (Kevin Hart). No doubt Rock is drawing a bit from experience here (he also wrote the script), and he has drafted in some very familiar faces, with Rosario Dawson,Tracey Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jerry Seinfeld all making an appearance. There is a lot to like in this first trailer. Rock seems on fine form, and there is a lot of laughs to be had. Check it out below. Released: 12th December (U.S.)/ 16th January 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »
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Exclusive: Netflix has teamed with Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions to release the Orlando von Einsiedel-directed documentary Virunga. The docu, which follows an embattled team of park rangers and the endangered mountain gorillas they protect in Africa, will be released simultaneously November 7 in New York and Los Angeles theaters, and on Netflix in all the territories where the pay service is available.
The film is part investigative journalism and part nature documentary, and follows the rangers as they are caught in the crossfire of poachers, militia and industry in Africa’s oldest national park. DiCaprio is the film’s executive producer.
“Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it,” DiCaprio said. “Partnering with Netflix on this film is »
- Mike Fleming Jr
“It’s great to be back. This is so much more fun than directing movies, I can’t even begin to tell you.”
So quipped Jason Reitman at the start of the fourth season of Film Independent’s Live Read at Lacma series on Oct. 16. Tackling Alan Ball’s Oscar-winning screenplay for “American Beauty,” the director recruited a clutch of actors from his most recent film, “Men, Women and Children.”
Adam Sandler took on Kevin Spacey’s signature role of Lester Burnham, with Rosemarie DeWitt once again playing his wife in the part originated by Annette Bening. Olivia Crocicchia read for Mena Suvari’s teenage sexpot; Travis Tope limned pot-dealer/videographer/amateur-philosopher Ricky Fitts; and Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris and Phil Lamarr rounded out the cast.
It would be easy to read the casting as a sort of crypto marketing stunt — as Reitman noted in an aside, “go see the film, »
- Andrew Barker
Now playing in theaters is director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) latest feature, Men, Women & Children. Starring Ansel Elgort, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, J.K. Simmons, Elena Kampouris, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Dennis Haysbert, and the voice of Emma Thompson, the drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age. Loaded with great performances and a smart script, Men, Women & Children is able to tap into the zeitgeist of our tech-obsessed culture yet it doesn’t feel pedantic or forced. It was definitely one of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For more on Men, Women & Children, read Matt’s review, watch some clips or the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage. Recently I landed an exclusive phone interview with Dean Norris. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Adam Sandler's new movie Men, Women & Children hits theaters this weekend, but pretty soon you'll need to be a Netflix subscriber to see his new releases. The actor and comedian signed a four-picture deal with the streaming service earlier this month. "I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only," he said in a statement. "Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks. .Let the streaming begin!!!!."
Now we have a question for you: What is Adam Sandler's single greatest movie? Feel free to vote for a 1990s classic »
A better title for Men, Women & Children might be The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Internet. Another might be The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Movie.
I had hoped Jason Reitman's latest film would be up to the lofty standards of his best work, Juno and Up in the Air. But what could have been an insightful look at how the Internet has shaped our lives is instead a slight, heavy-handed and melodramatic cautionary tale about the dangers (at least from the film's point of view) that lurk online.
Shot in Austin, Men, Women & Children follows a group of teens and adults whose online activities land them in a heap of trouble. Among them are a mostly happy couple, Helen (Rosemarie DeWitt) and Don Truby (Adam Sandler), who let their sexual boredom get the better of them; Helen finds extramarital action thanks to hookup site Ashley Madison, »
- Don Clinchy
Chris Rock’s comedy Top Five made waves when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year, sparking a major bidding war to the tune of $12.5 million to Paramount Pictures, an instant Oscar campaign and the makings of a box office smash. The film has been called Rock’s Annie Hall, a meta look at the movie industry and what it takes to break out of your typecast roles as an actor, especially for someone like Rock who has likewise struggled to be both funny and serious in his career. You can read our Sound on Sight review here, and you can see some of the buzz on the film in my Hype Cycle column, but you can now also watch the trailer below. The film stars Rock, Rosario Dawson, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, J.B. Smoove and Cedric the Entertainer, and has a December 12 release date. »
- Brian Welk
Paramount Pictures just unveiled the trailer for Chris Rock's upcoming "Top Five" comedy, co-starring Rosario Dawson, Jb Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and Jay Pharoah. Check it out below. Plot: Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancee (Union) wants him to help her with her reality show while his agent (Hart) just wants him to make his next blockbuster. Instead, he teams with a journalist (Dawson) to make a serious documentary about the Haitian revolution. The new movie is written and directd by Rock and is set to hit select theaters on December 5th. It will then expand on December 12th. Trailer: »
The great “schnozzola” Jimmy Durante’s signature catch phrase “Everybody wants ta’ get into da’ act!’ couldn’t be more true when it comers to animated features these days. Perhaps this may be a result of the incredible all-ages success of Pixar. Or it might be the love of animation held be many aging “baby boomer” film makers who awaited Saturday mornings in front of the tube (which just ended now that no broadcast networks run weekend ‘toons) or those grand ole’ special kiddie matinees. Tim Burton may have kick-started this trend by coming off his big Batman flicks to produce The Nightmare Before Christmas and later direct The Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. Johnny Depp and his Pirates director scored a hit with Rango. And recently Adam Sandler started a new franchise with Hotel Transylvania. New to the animation arena, but a big name in the fantasy/horror genre is »
- Jim Batts
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