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DVD Release: Rules of Engagement Season 5

30 December 2011 8:55 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012

Price: DVD $38.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The fifth season of sitcom Rules of Engagement is available on DVD through manufacturing-on-demand. In other words, discs are burned and packaged as orders are made.

The CBS comedy TV show stars Patrick Warburton (Hoodwinked Too! Hood v. Evil) and David Spade (Grown-Ups) in a group of two couples and a single friend dealing with dating, commitment and marriage.

Among the mishaps in the fifth season are: Jeff (Warburton) trying to stop Russell (Spade) from sleeping with his surrogate, Russell sending a lewd email to a co-worker, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan, No Strings Attached) getting frustrated when his girlfriend cuts him off, Audrey (Megyn Price, TV’s American Dad) starting a cookie business, and Adam (Oliver Hudson, The Breed) and Jennifer (Biana Kajlich, 30 Minutes or Less) getting high after they find some pot.

All 24 episodes from the season are in the three-disc set, »

- Sam

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The Top Ten Celebrity Tweets of 2011

29 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

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What were the top tweets of 2011?

Although many celebrities embraced Twitter in 2011, with some well-known personalities even getting paid to promote products through their Twitter accounts, another lot succumbed to the dark side, posting insensitive, uninformed and often inflammatory tweets.

To top off 2011, Speakeasy has gathered our top 10 most interesting, insightful, controversial, newsworthy and all around funniest tweets.

Have a different set of favorite tweets from this year? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Stephen Colbert: 1 week until default. »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Movie Review - Jack and Jill (2011)

9 December 2011 6:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jack and Jill, 2011.

Directed Dennis Dugan.

Starring Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Elodie Tougne, Rohan Chand, Eugenio Derbez, David Spade and Nick Swardson.

Synopsis:

Advertising executive and family man Jack (Sandler) has to contend with the one event of the year he fears most... the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (Sandler).

I feel compelled to write something about this film – despite everything in my body being affronted by the idea that some of you masochistic people will be compelled to pay and see this train wreck.

Jack and Jill is the most insipid effort from Happy Madison productions yet. It really is filmmaking at its most passionless, effortless, thoughtless, and wasteful.

The premise is that Jack (Adam Sandler) a popular television ad director is going to lose his company in this trying financial climate (ooohhh topical right – I know – this is just like fucking Win Win »

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Sequel to Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups is Threatened

8 December 2011 2:49 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The first movie was pretty poor but that doesn’t seemed to have stopped Adam Sandler from pushing on with a sequel to 2010 movie, Grown Ups as script writer Fred Wolf is in talks with Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions to write a sequel to the movie.

Grown Ups starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider and told the story of five friends who reunited to commemorate the death of their school basketball coach but as we found out from all the interviews, it was really just a chance for all the comedy stars to meet up and have some fun! To be honest though, if Sony are willing to pay for it and it’s profitable, why not!?

Grown Ups brought in $271m worldwide and according to Variety who are the source of this news, is Sandler’s highest grossing film and this »

- David Sztypuljak

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Adam Sandler Lining Up His First Sequel with Another 'Grown Ups'?

7 December 2011 2:43 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If the Three Stooges trailer wasn't enough to convince you that 2012 just might be the end of the world after all, Variety is now reporting Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions have hired Grown Ups writer Fred Wolf to script a sequel to last year's  summer comedy starring Adam Sandler and his friends David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James and Rob Schneider. Looking at the fact that the film is Sandler's highest grossing film to date, it's not surprising that Sony would want a follow-up, but as of now Sandler is not entirely sold on the project and his involvement is still contingent on the likely terrible script to come. Some might think I'm being too harsh on the summer comedy, but for anyone who has seen The Big Chill, it's easy to see that this is just a low brow version of that film with mediocre writing and some »

- Ethan Anderton

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Adam Sandler, Sony Pictures Prep 'Grown Ups' Sequel

7 December 2011 12:48 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

You asked for it America. By buying all those tickets and helping Grown Ups to $162 million ($271 million worldwide), you've given Adam Sandler the green light to possibly make his first sequel. Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions are in talks with Grown Ups scribe Fred Wolf to write a sequel. Sandler has no deal in place for Grown Ups 2 as his involvement is contingent on the script. And yes, amid all the ad-libbing in the first movie, there actually was a script.   It's too early to tell if Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and the rest of the Grown Ups cast will return but considering it was the highest grossing Sandler movie of all time, it's only a matter of time before names start appearing on the cast list and paychecks are cashed.   Sandler has been in a...

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Sequels We Didn’t Ask For Bits: ‘Grown Ups 2,’ ‘The Lincoln Lawyer 2,’ ‘Journey 3,’ ‘The Birdcage 2′

7 December 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] I'm not indiscriminately against sequels, but for every X-Men: First Class, Kung Fu Panda 2, or Fast Five, there's a The Hangover Part II, a Transformers: Dark of the Moon, or a Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. And while it's admittedly unfair to jump to conclusions about movies before they've even entered production, the sequels we're talking about today aren't exactly at the top of my most-anticipated list. After the jump, read about: Grown Ups 2, the follow-up to last year's Happy Madison comedy The Lincoln Lawyer 2 -- and yes, that's in addition to the upcoming TV series also based on the same source material Journey 3, a sequel to next February's Journey 2 and The Birdcage 2, fifteen years after the first Birdcage I'm not sure who, exactly, asked for another Grown Ups (okay, besides the millions of moviegoers who helped the first movie rake in $271 million worldwide), but it looks »

- Angie Han

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Adam Sandler Preparing Sequel to One of His Movies—but Which One?!

7 December 2011 9:21 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Little Nicky 2, anyone? Ok, we kid. But seriously, Adam Sandler is actually eyeing the possibility of making a sequel to one of his comedies. Of course, the decision to do so would be a first for the funnyman, who has never done a follow-up to any of his films. So which flick might be brought back for an encore? Grown Ups! Yep. According to Variety, Sony Pictures and Sandler's Happy Madison Productions are in talks with Fred Wolf to pen a sequel to the screenwriter's original script. While Grown Ups, which also starred Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider, wasn't exactly met with critical praise (not as hated as Jack and Jill, but close), »

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Adam Sandler Set For ‘Grown Ups’ Sequel

7 December 2011 7:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sony Pictures are due to begin talks with Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Maddison for a sequel to the stars highest-grossing hit Grown Ups. The film co-starred Sandler with fellow comedy mates David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Kevin James as life-long friends struggling to adapt to the world of fatherhood. Original scribe Fred Wolf is writing the script that will mark the first sequel of Sandler’s career if given the greenlight.

The usually critic-proof actor has always been a hit on the big-screen, his likeable man-child persona featuring in most of his work. It has been a while since his films have hit the laughter highs as the earlier efforts Billy Maddison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer,Big Daddy and Mr.Deeds did.

Sandler’s latest effort Jack And Jill is due in UK cinemas 3rd of February 2012.

Source: Variety »

- Craig Hunter

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9 Inexplicable Sequels to Bad Movies

7 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News

By Jessie Heyman

Generally the business of sequels is pretty obvious: a movie is good enough to warrant seconds. But, sometimes, bad movies are inexplicably smacked with a part deux (or -- gasp -- even trois). Count this as one of those times: according to Variety, Sony pictures is toying with a sequel to the phoned-in comedy 'Grown Ups.' The 2010 buddy movie was marketed as catnip for SNL-lovers of yore, reuniting Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider and despite being unanimously panned, 'Grown Ups' grossed $271 million worldwide. (And you thought "Jack and Jill" earning $79 million thus far was shocking.)

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- Moviefone Staff

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“Grown Ups” sequel in the works for Adam Sandler

7 December 2011 6:38 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Here’s something you’ve never read before: Adam Sandler may be planning a sequel.

Remarkably, the comedian has avoided bringing any of his memorable caricatures back to the big screen after decades of pumping out marketable comedies. Tell me you wouldn’t pay to see a “Happy Gilmore,” “Waterboy” or “Billy Madison” sequel, possibly catching up with these buffoons years after their original stories to see where they are in life? Just not “Little Nicky,” please. Once was enough.

Instead, however, Sandler reportedly plans to do a sequel to “Grown Ups,” the massively successful comedy that teamed the “SNL” star up with his close friends and fellow comedians Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider.

Variety says Sony has begun negotiations with “Grown Ups” scribe Fred Wolf to pen a sequel. The key, of course, would be getting all five guys back, »

- Sean O'Connell

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Didn't See This Coming: Grown-ups Gets a Sequel

7 December 2011 6:22 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Grown-Ups, the movie overwhelmingly rated an Ick that starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Scheider, is getting a sequel. Even though critics panned it, the comedy still brought in $271 million worldwide. And, even though many moviegoers thought it seemed like there was no script, surprisingly one did exist and the writer of that script (Fred Wolf) is in talks for round 2. Happy Madison will produce for Sony but Adam Sandler will not commit to starring in the film until the script is finished.

Here's what we're hoping is really going on. Grown-Ups seemed a lot like Oceans 12 in that it was filled with huge stars (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, etc.) who were all friends and the film seemed like they made the film for themselves -- that their egos were so big they thought they could slap something together and audiences »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Sandler Making A "Grown Ups" Sequel

7 December 2011 4:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Whatever you think of Adam Sandler, he has had one consistent trait - he doesn't do sequels. With the exception of an uncredited cameo appearance in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo", the comedian has not appeared onscreen in a single sequel in the 22 years he's been making films - until now.

Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Prods. are moving forward on a sequel to Sandler's 2010 comedy "Grown Ups" and have already been in discussions with the first film's scribe Fred Wolf about doing the screenplay reports Variety.

The original starred Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider as five friends who reunite over the 4th of July weekend to attend their youth basketball coach's funeral.

Sandler has no deal in place for "Grown Ups 2" and his involvement is contingent on the script, but the possibility isn't a huge surprise. The first was Sandler's highest-grossing film worldwide at $271 million despite universally negative reviews. »

- Garth Franklin

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Adam Sandler Working on Grown Ups Sequel

7 December 2011 3:54 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures has decided to move forward with a sequel to last year's "Grown Ups" comedy, which starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider as five friends who reunite over the 4th of July weekend. Sandler has never appeared in a sequel. And while his production company is developing "Grown Ups 2," he has yet to make a deal to star in it. His involvement will heavily depend on the script, which is already being written by Fred Wolf (Grown Ups, Black Sheep, Joe Dirt). "Grown Ups" costs $80 million to make and went on to gross $162 million domestically and another $109 million internationally. »

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Adam Sandler & Company May Reunite for ‘Grown Ups’ Sequel

7 December 2011 1:57 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It sounds like another possibly happy reunion for these friends. Variety has reported that Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Production are in negotiations with “Grown Ups” writer Fred Wolf to pen the sequel to the comedy. The original “Grown Ups” starred Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider. It is about five old schoolmates who reunited for a weekend after their basketball coach died. If Sandler decides to revisit “Grown Ups,” then it would be Sandler’s first appearance in any sequel. “Grown Ups” is the highest grossing for Sandler with a worldwide theater gross of $271 million. Wolf has written some material for “Saturday Night Live” shows in the past. He wrote several comedies for Happy Madison Productions, including “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” “Strange Wilderness,” and “Joe Dirt.”Source: Variety »

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Adam Sandler lines up Grown Ups 2

6 December 2011 11:06 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Add another film to the list of sequels that nobody asked for: Adam Sandler is possibly pressing ahead with a follow-up to Grown Ups

I’ve said before, and no doubt will confess again, that I have a soft spot for Adam Sandler movies (one that I’d be amazed if it extended to Jack And Jill, though). In the case of Grown Ups, I thought it was a spectacular waste of talent, but still a passable enough hour or two. ‘Lazy’ would be my word of choice to describe it.

However, it proved to be one of Sandler’s biggest hits, even outside of the Us (his films don’t always tend to travel very well), and for the first time, it looks like he’s going to press ahead with a sequel.

Fred Wolf, according to Variety, has been signed up to pen the script for the film, »

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Old Friends Will Get Older in 'Grown Ups' Sequel

6 December 2011 7:26 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

You can never have too many reunions with childhood pals, right?

Adam Sandler and friends might be headed for another middle-aged adventure as Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions are in talks with "Grown Ups" scribe Fred Wolf to write a sequel, according to Variety.

"Grown Ups" starred Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider as childhood friends who come together over a Fourth of July weekend to attend the funeral of their youth basketball coach. The film, released in June 2010, is Sandler's highest grossing comedy to date, earning over $227 million in worldwide box office.

If "Grown Ups 2" comes together, it will be Sandler's first-ever sequel. No word on which original cast members would be back for the second reunion, though we're betting it will be all of them.

Screenwriter Fred Wolf has a long history with Sandler and Happy Madison Productions, having written for "Saturday Night Live »

- Bryan Enk

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‘Grown Ups’ Sequel Moves Forward; Sony Hates You

6 December 2011 6:23 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Variety is the bearer of bad news this evening, since they tell us that Sony is planning a sequel to Grown Ups. (A sentence I can’t entirely believe I was made to type.) Some may wonder how a movie no one remembers, much less liked, would get the studio worked up to push a sequel forward, particularly when that honor mostly goes to comic book movies or an action property. Then they might remember that the first pulled in something north of $250 million, which makes it the highest-grossing comedy of Adam Sandler‘s interminable career.

Screenwriter Fred Wolf, the man who “scripted” the original, is currently negotiating with Sony and Happy Madison about penning the follow-up. None of the other cast members — Kevin James, Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Chris Rock — are signed, nor is their lead. Read this sentence and try to not guffaw: “Sandler has never appeared »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Adam Sandler Plans Grown Ups Sequel

6 December 2011 5:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Grown Ups was trashed by critics when it arrived in theaters the summer of 2010, but like most Adam Sandler movies, it still proved to be a hit with audiences, racking in more the $150 million at the domestic box office.

It's easy to see why Adam Sandler would want to go back for seconds, as it will allow him to once again work with his best friends in the business Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider, who are all expected to return if Adam Sandler actually decides he wants to make Grown Ups 2.

This would be the first sequel for Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Production Banner. Original scribe Fred Wolf is returning to pen this sequel. Adam Sandler has no deal in place yet to move forward on Grown Ups 2, and his involvement is contingent on the screenplay.

Grown Ups 2 is in development and stars Adam Sandler, »

- MovieWeb

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Adam Sandler Considers Grown Ups Sequel; America is to Blame

6 December 2011 4:34 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Believe it or not, from Adam Sandler’s extensive body of films, he has never made a sequel. Now some of you may argue that his basic plot is rehashed in 90% of his films (and I wouldn’t disagree), but the fact remains that there has never been a second installment of any of his films. It seems that the creative well has run even drier as Showblitz (via Variety) reports that Sandler is in talks with Grown Ups scribe, Fred Wolf to discuss a potential sequel. I can’t exactly blame him. Sony and Happy Madison Productions’  Grown Ups was the highest-grossing film for Sandler at a worldwide total of $271 million. Though Sandler is not yet signed on for the sequel, his involvement is contingent upon the script. Perhaps we’ll see him in a reunion with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. Hit the jump for more, »

- Dave Trumbore

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