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[DVD Review] Video Games Live: Level 2

3 December 2010 10:45 PM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Organized by Tommy Tallarico, a video game lover and music composer in the industry, Video Games Live: Level 2 is a loving tribute concert to some of the greatest and most iconic music to come out of the business. Unfortunately, not all games are created equal when it comes to musical accompaniment. Now, depending on which video games you grew up on and spent countless hours completing in the privacy of a dark room with your eyes and ears fixed on the glowing screen in front of you, you’ll have different songs ingrained in your memory as being “classic”. Video Games Live: Level 2 makes a fun little jab at the idea pointing out that the earliest gamers have less a soundtrack than they do a signature set of beeps, boops, and bloops. You don’t begrudge early games their simplistic soundscapes, but similarly you can’t deny that »

- Lex Walker

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This Week's Best Thanksgiving Television: A Movieline Guide

22 November 2010 4:30 PM, PST | Movieline - TVline | See recent Movieline - TVline news »

You have less than a full week to plan Thanksgiving dinner, which means that you probably are not putting much thought into which television series are celebrating the holiday with special turkey-themed episodes. Lucky for you, Movieline has compiled the best of this week's Thanksgiving-themed primetime television -- which features guest stars like Jorge Garcia, Norm MacDonald, Angelina Jolie and President Obama -- in one handy guide. »

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The 'Conan' Premiere: What Worked And What Didn't

9 November 2010 11:20 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

By Kyle Anderson and Eric Ditzian

Conan O'Brien returned to television on Monday night (November 8th) in a fantastic hour of comedy, music and chat. O'Brien opened the show with an excellent video package about what he has been up to since he walked off the set of "The Tonight Show" back in January (featuring a cameo by Jon Hamm!) and it rolled from there. Some parts of it felt new (the set, the look and feel of the band) while others were comfortable and familiar (Andy Richter in his rightful place on the couch, a clip featuring the Masturbating Bear). All told, a lot of it worked, and it undoubtedly made his devoted fans (who he thanked on Twitter following the show's airing) feel good about the future.

But the opening night wasn't without a few stumbles (and we're not talking about the strange noise that cropped up during the Lea Michele interview, »

- MTV News

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David Spade just one of many ‘SNL’ alums in Farleys’ ‘Hollywood & Wine’

19 October 2010 11:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news » Ever since becoming a Hollywood commentator on “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update, David Spade has always been embraced by audiences for his biting sense of humor.

It’s a character that has resonated throughout his career: Being the sassy guy in such sitcoms as NBC’s “Just Shoot Me” and CBS’ “Rules of Engagement.”

Spade continues to shine in the comedy “Hollywood & Wine” making its World Premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival on Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m at the Hollywood ArcLight Theater. Buy tickets here.

Kevin Farley and John Farley keep their wits about them as a bunch of mafia hitmen in “Hollywood & Wine”

Similar to Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups,” “Hollywood & Wine” assembles an all-star cast of “SNL” alums including Chris Kattan, Norm MacDonald, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz. Chazz Palminteri, Pamela Anderson, Vivica A. Fox and Jeremy London also headline.

The comedy which follows a burgeoning actress, »


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Netflix Adds Every Episode of Saturday Night Live to Watch Instantly; also Adding Battlestar Galactica, Monk, and More

24 September 2010 8:39 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

NBC Universal and Netflix have announced a new agreement that will have Netflix adding every episode from all 35 previous seasons of Saturday Night Live to Watch Instantly.  Not only will Netflix have all of SNL, but day-after broadcast of episodes from the upcoming 2010-2012 seasons.  Personally, I can’t wait to re-watch the sketch where Norm Macdonald plays a car crash victim whose spends most of his dying words insulting Sylvester Stallone’s filmography.

Additionally, beginning next week the last seasons of 30 Rock, The Office, Friday Night Lights, and Law & Order: Svu will be going on Watch Instantly (all prior seasons were also renewed).  The deal also puts new shows on Watch Instantly including USA Network’s Psych, Monk, In Plain Sight and SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, Destination Truth, and Eureka.  All the shows will become available next week.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

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- Matt Goldberg

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DVD: Review: The Norm Show: The Complete Series

7 September 2010 10:01 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The late Mitch Hedberg once joked that comedians can never just be great at stand-up; they’re always asked to act or write or “do shit that’s related to comedy, but it’s not comedy, man.” (Hedberg compared it to a being a really good cook and being asked, “Can you farm?”) That’s been the persistent problem for Norm MacDonald, who in the right context, can be the funniest man on the planet, but who rarely gets the chance to show what he can do—or perhaps he does, and just doesn’t care to play along. MacDonald »

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Grown Ups Blu-ray Release Date and Details

24 August 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Grown Ups starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Salma Hayek will be looking for additional laughs when it debuts on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 9.

Sony's comedy version of The Expendables topped $218 million at the worldwide box office from late June through July despite being stomped on by critics.

On Blu-ray, Grown Ups will come in a single-disc package and a two-disc combo set with the DVD version packed in. Disc specs are 1.85:1 1080p video, 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, and the following bonus features:

movieIQ Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan Behind The Back Basket Gag Reel Riff-o-Rama Dennis Dugan: Hands on Director The Lost Tapes of Norm MacDonald The Cast of Grown Ups Busey and the Monkey

Grown Ups Blu-ray cover art and pre-order information will be passed along when released. »

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Grown Ups DVD and Blu-ray Arrives November 9th

23 August 2010 6:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The new summer comedy Grown Ups will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray formats on November 9. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.96 Srp, the Bd will go for $34.95 Srp and the two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which will also include a Digital Copy of the film, will be priced at $38.96 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art in a trade advertisement below. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider.

Just because you grow older doesn't mean you have to grow up! Comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are at their hilarious and outrageous best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relive the good old days. It doesn't matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husbands and fathers. Once they get back together, nothing is going to »

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Never Forget: Norm Macdonald’s 1998 Espy Monologue

15 July 2010 9:26 AM, PDT | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

The Espy Awards aired on Espn last night, and while Seth Meyers, Will Ferrell, and Paul Rudd & Steve Carell were all surprisingly funny (I say “surprisingly” because of the awkward Espys forum, obviously all those people are funny individually), they still didn’t match Norm Macdonald’s uncomfortably hilarious Espys monologue from 1998, which Deadspin has recovered and posted for the sake of internet posterity. Ken Griffey Jr. is more not-amused in this clip than anyone has ever been at anything, which makes it all the more awesome, obviously. Click the pic below to watch: »

- Dan Hopper

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Review: Grown Ups

25 June 2010 10:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dear Grown-Ups… You will probably not like Grown Ups.

Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) is a huge success in his life. He came from a small town and moved his way up to the big time. After his childhood basketball coach passes away, he has to force his spoiled, snooty family back to his hometown for the funeral. While back home, he meets up with his childhood best friends Eric (Kevin James), a salesman with a hot, yet awkward wife, Kurt (Chris Rock), a stay at home dad with a hankering for the Food Network, Marcus (David Spade), a womanizer who has never really matured, and Rob (Rob Schneider), a green, overly sensitive hippy with a ridiculously older wife. In honor of all being together (and since they can’t just rent the place for one night) they rent the old cabin that they use to stay  in, and the five »

- Melissa Howland

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Grown Ups | Review

25 June 2010 8:18 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Dennis Dugan Writers: Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph Now fourty-somethings, Lenny Feder (Sandler), Eric Lamonsoff (James), Kurt McKenzie (Rock), Marcus Higgins (Spade) and Robert "Rob" Hilliard (Schneider) are five longtime friends who won their junior high basketball championship together but have grown apart by their different life paths. Now word comes that their beloved basketball coach has passed away and the guys (family in-tow minus Marcus) all head back to New England and reunite 30 years later to pay their respects and conveniently spend the Fourth of July weekend at the lake house where they held their coveted championship celebration with the now deceased coach. Lenny is the most successful as a bigshot Hollywood agent, Eric is a furniture salesman, Kurt is a house husband and aspiring chef, Marcus is a lady loving bottle hugger, »

- Dave Campbell

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Grown Ups: Still Has Some Maturing to Do

25 June 2010 5:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Adam Sandler has made a career out of playing juvenile men. In Grown Ups, he may be older and wiser, but he's still the same old guy who laughs at fart jokes. Sandler recruits his closest friends for this slapstick version of The Big Chill. Kevin James is the overweight one, David Spade is the lothario, Rob Schneider is the hippie-dippy guy, and Chris Rock is the somewhat effeminate member of the bunch. Indeed, Rock's casting is the only somewhat surprising thing about this movie that's chock-full of pratfalls, hot girls in short-shorts, and never-ending barbs. The boys love to make fun of each other, but unfortunately, their swipes are the meat of this movie. To hear more of what I mean, read more. The actors play a group of childhood friends who reunite for the funeral of their grade-school basketball coach. With children and wives in tow, they spend »

- BuzzSugar

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Introducing Raunchy Comic Strips From Norm Macdonald, David Spade, and Their SNL Friends

21 June 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | Movieline - TVline | See recent Movieline - TVline news »

We've got good news for anyone who has spent the past twelve years praying for a new medium in which Norm Macdonald can laugh through crude punchlines early in the morning. The comedian is helping Saturday Night Live writer Fred Wolf launch Beyond the Comics, a series of raunchy, animated comic strips that will appear on the websites of seven newspapers this week. Depending on how popular the videos are (and this initial crop features the voices of David Spade, Sarah Silverman, Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, Colin Quinn and others), other newspapers all over the country will have the opportunity to buy and post the animated shorts on their websites, effectively ushering the funnies into the 21st century. Now who's in the mood for a good Sarah Silverman one-liner about peg legs? »

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Movie Preview & Trailer: Grown Ups (2010), Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek

16 June 2010 12:44 AM, PDT | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

Love him or hate him, you've got to give Adam Sandler credit. The man is loyal. Sandler makes sure that whenever he works, his pals work, too, and that includes actors, directors, writers, and many of the other behind-the-scenes people it takes to make a movie. Sometimes he just brings together talent to support a friend's project, which he'll produce via his company, Happy Madison, or he'll gather everyone around to join him in a film in which he'll star. Either way, most of the people Sandler either worked with on Saturday Night Live (TV) or on previous features, or both. Sandler's latest film, Grown Ups (2010), is an ensemble buddy comedy in which he's joined by such familiar faces as Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James, as well as Tim Meadows, Norm MacDonald, Steve Buscemi, Tim Herlihy (a Sandler go-to writer and producer who often turns up in small roles), and more. »

- (Ian Spelling)

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'Grown Ups' interview clips, film clips, TV spots and more!

9 June 2010 12:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Check out new TV spots, film clips and junket soundbites from Sony's "Grown Ups" with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Colin Quinn and Norm MacDonald. The Dennis Dugan-directed comedy opens on June 25th and is produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo. A comedy about five friends and former teammates who reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives (Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph) and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up. »

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This Weekend in Box Office History: Comparisons for May 14-16, 2010

16 May 2010 3:35 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

In the current era, the second weekend in May is firmly considered part of the summer movie season, and it is usually dominated by summer's first big movie in its second weekend, such as this year with Iron Man 2. The summer movie season creeping so early in the year is a recent phenomenon, and, the further back one goes, the more decidedly un-summer-like movies one will find debuting prior to Memorial Day weekend. Five Years Ago - 2005 This was another modest 2005 weekend, despite three new nationwide releases. Jennifer Lopez-Jane Fonda comedy Monster-in-Law led the way with a solid $23.1 million, capitalizing on its relatable Meet the Parents-like premise. Will Ferrell comedy Kicking and Screaming didn't pack as much punch with its $20.2 million start, while Jet Li's Unleashed posted a decent $10.9 million. Kingdom of Heaven collapsed 51 percent in its second weekend to $9.6 million, while future Oscar winner »

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2010 Summer movie preview (Part 2): A-Team, Karate Kid, Toy Story 3 & more

3 May 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | Tampa Film Examiner | See recent Tampa Film Examiner news »

Box office winner and best movie for the month of June

Continuing on from Part 1, the summer movie preview soldiers on with a look at the June releases.

June 4th

Killers brings Ashton Kutchner and Katherine Heigel together in a script that reminds one of True Lies with Arnold Schwarznegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Unfortunately, James Cameron is not directing Killers.  Here's my first initial take on this in an earlier preview I did...An action-comedy, with two hit-or-miss stars in the lead role. The premise has something to it, and having Tom Selleck in a supporting role may save this flick. 13 years ago, this would have starred Harrison Ford and Julia Roberts, if that helps one gauge what this will be like.  Not going to second guess myself.

Get Him to the Greek is an off-shoot from the Judd Apatow comedy Forgetting Sarah MarshallRussell Brand reprises his role as rock-god Aldous Snow. »

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Summer 2010 Movie Preview! Remakes! Sequels! Blockbusters! Well, Good Golly Gee, it Must be Summer!

23 April 2010 12:17 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Remakes and sequels will once again dominate our summer movie watching. Beginning with .Iron Man 2. in May and ending with .Piranha 3D. in August, Hollywood is promising a bigger and better summer. So get your calendars ready and save the dates.

(To see the complete list month-by-month, and to watch my fun 2010 Summer Movie Preview video,


.Iron Man 2. (May 7) . The first .Iron Man. reenergized the comic book film genre so I.m looking forward to seeing how director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr. are moving the franchise forward. Plus, it.s a treat to witness Academy Award-nominated actor Mickey Rourke as the sequel.s villain, Ivan Vanko/Whiplash.

.Babies. (May 7) . It.s a documentary that takes a closer look at one year in the life of four babies from different countries. This will certainly have many .aw. moments.

.Letters to Juliet. (May 14) . Amanda Seyfried helped make .Dear »

- Manny

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Conan O'Brien's First Show On TBS: Who Should Appear As Guests?

12 April 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

It doesn't have a start date, a format or a band leader yet, but the fact that Conan O'Brien is returning to television is exciting. Trying to predict who will be on his first show is a fool's errand (consider how absurd booking Justin Bieber would have been at this time last year — mostly because nobody knew who he was), but that isn't going to stop us from making up a wish list of people we hope end up on Conan's couch (if he even has a couch).

Norm MacDonald

As the greatest comedian to ever sit opposite O'Brien on television, MacDonald never really needs an excuse (he's almost never plugging anything), but always brings the funny. His spots on "The Tonight Show" were the funniest during O'Brien's brief run on that program, and considering the leash will likely be a little looser on cable, MacDonald will probably be able »

- Kyle Anderson

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No More Catty Best Friends: Support Tina Fey As She Proves Women Can Be Funny

7 April 2010 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

This Friday, I.m going to see Date Night. Not because I love Romantic Comedies, not because Mark Wahlberg is shirtless, and definitely not because The Office isn.t enough awkward Steve Carell humor for me. I.m going to see Date Night on Friday because I believe in Tina Fey. She makes me laugh, unexpectedly, sheepishly, loudly, thoroughly and consistently. She is, without question, one of the ten best comedians working today. She.s John Belushi doing Joe Cocker. She.s Richard Pryor killing on the mic. She.s Norm MacDonald cracking jokes about O.J. Simpson, Vince Vaughn standing on a diner table and Johnny Carson direct addressing his audience as K-Mart shoppers. I believe in Tina Fey because she makes me laugh, and that.s why, for the first time in my life, I.m going to see a comedy entirely because of its female star. Date »

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