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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin Star In First Poster For Maggie

Here’s your first look at the brand new poster for director Henry Hobson’s Maggie.

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter in this post-apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin.

The film will screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival on April 22.

From Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, Maggie will open in theaters and On Demand May 8, 2015.

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Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger Star in Maggie Zombie Movie Trailer

From TV’s “The Walking Dead” and “iZombie” to 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead and 2002’s 28 Days Later, the undead walking among the social consciousness shows no signs of slowing down. Now comes the latest film, Maggie.

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter. Watch the first trailer starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. But ask yourself, what would you do if your child became a zombie?

There’s a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) becomes infected. As Maggie’s condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, Wade is pushed to the limits in an effort to protect her.

A Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions release, Henry Hobson directs the post-apocalyptic thriller.
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Film Review: ‘Grown Ups 2’ is the Worst Comedy Since 2010’s Loathed ‘Grown Ups’

Chicago – There’s a time and a place where overacting is acceptable – musicals, children’s plays, Broadway – but there’s nothing worse than using it all the time in every wrong place.

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Nothing worse, that is, except for a film that stars so many known stars – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Jon Lovitz and Shaquille O’Neal – who all think it’s a wise professional choice to appear in the worst comedy since the first time Adam Sandler tried to be funny in 2010’s “Grown Ups”.

It’s like they all saw a different film than what got released and thought that that movie was worthy of being made. What was made will only anger you for having taken your money, wasted your time and failed to make you laugh.

Read Adam Fendelman’s full review
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Film Review: Adam Sandler Pulls Our Chains in ‘That’s My Boy’

Chicago – Adam Sandler is just freaking with us now. His goal is obviously to create the raunchiest, sociopathic and off-putting comedies of all time, and “That’s My Boy” belongs in his Hall of Fame. The A-list cast helps out, including Andy Sandberg, James Caan, Susan Sarandon and Leighton Meester.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The first and most obvious problem is that there are long stretches in the film that have no laughs, but at least it has some laughs, unlike Sandler’s recent “Jack and Jill.” Screenwriter Dave Caspe, who also pens the decent TV sitcom “Happy Endings,” projects some unseemly obsessions through the Sandler character, especially in the sexual realm. It’s an oddball film for sure, paced unevenly by director Sean Anders (screenwriter of the much better raunch comedy, “She’s Out of My League”), and somewhat awkward in its execution. But I predict this film might eventually wear out
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Interview: Andy Samberg Talks Up the Funny in ‘That’s My Boy’

Chicago – As the chorus of “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” signaled the recent season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” it was Kristen Wiig that said farewell to the show, but not before a lingering twirl from Andy Samberg, who just announced his own departure. The next phase for Samberg begins with a co-starring role beside Adam Sandler, in the film “That’s My Boy.”

Andy Samberg was born in Mill Valley, California, and grew up watching “Saturday Night Live,” as a self-described obsessed fan of the show. He spend two years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before transferring after two years to New York University, to study filmmaking. It was with his childhood friends, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, that he would form a comedy troupe called Lonely Island. The trio landed a gig on Saturday Night Live on their writing staff, and Samberg broke out as a featured cast member on the show.
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Breaking Dawn, Jack And Jill: Razzie Award Nominations

Adam Sandler, Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill Worst Picture Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jack and Jill New Year's Eve Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Worst Actor Russell BrandArthur Nicolas CageDrive Angry 3-D / Season of the Witch / Trespass Taylor LautnerAbduction / The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Adam SandlerJack and Jill / Just Go With It Nick SwardsonBucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Worst Actress Martin Lawrence, Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son Sarah Palin, Undefeated Sarah Jessica ParkerI Don't Know How She Does It / New Year's Eve Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Worst Supporting Actor Patrick DempseyTransformers: Dark of the Moon James FrancoYour Highness Ken Jeong, Big Mommas 3 / The Hangover Part II / Transformers: Dark of the Moon / Zookeeper Al Pacino, Jack and Jill Nick Swardson,
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Adam Sandler in Drag/Jack And Jill Opens Below Sandler Box-Office Average

Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill Henry Cavill/Immortals Tops Box Office, But Way Behind 300, Clash Of The Titans Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, the widely panned comedy Jack and Jill — 0% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics (despite a couple of fresh tomatoes on the list) — earned $26m in second place at the North American box office this weekend, as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. If estimates are correct, Jack and Jill had the second-lowest opening of an Adam Sandler comedy in the past five years; released in 2009, Funny People debuted with $22.65 million. Now, if estimates aren't exactly correct, there's a not inconsiderable chance that this weekend's actual no. 2 movie was/is Puss in Boots. Featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, the DreamWorks Animation feature was officially the no. 3 movie, with $25.5m. That's one of those too-close-to-call scenarios.
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Jack And Jill/Adam Sandler in Drag: Second-Lowest-Grossing Sandler Comedy in Past Five Years?

Adam Sandler in drag/not in drag, Jack and Jill Henry Cavill/Tarsem Singh's Immortals to Top Weekend Box Office "Guess what's playing in movie critic hell?" asks the Boston Herald's James Verniere. Here's what: Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill has a 0% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics (though I spotted two fresh tomatoes on the list). The lowbrow comedy is expected to open in second place in North America this weekend, with about $25-$26m after grossing $9m on Friday. If estimates are correct, that'll be the second-lowest opening for an Adam Sandler comedy in the past five years; released in 2009, Funny People, which debuted with $22.65m, should maintain its bottom-of-the-barrel slot. Apparently much funnier than Jack and Jill, which also features Katie Holmes and Al Pacino playing himself, were the tweets posted today by the fake Twitter account @JackNJillMovie. It has since been shut down.
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Blu-Ray Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Just Go with It’ Not Worth the Time

Chicago – In the realm of wasting time watching terrible movies, Adam Sandler provides a nearly 24 hour festival. His latest effort, just released on Blu-ray and DVD, is the horrendous, talent wasting “Just Go with It.”

Blu-Ray Rating: 1.0/5.0

Casting Jennifer Aniston, a decent comic actress, and Nicole Kidman, who worked with Stanley Kubrick (Kubrick!) seems like cruel and unusual punishment for the pair. Also the fact that this was loosely adapted from the far superior stage play and film “Cactus Flower” (1969), adds up to 116 long minutes of Adam Sandler doing the same tired Sandler-esque routine and ruination of an original source.

After running away from a potentially bad marriage as a young man, Danny (Sandler) finds that just wearing a wedding ring allows for relationship free hook-ups (just ask Anthony Weiner). Years later Danny is the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, aided in that pursuit by his associate Katherine (Jennifer Aniston). Surprisingly,
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Film Review: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock Act Like Children in ‘Grown Ups’

Chicago – It may be called “Grown Ups,” but too much of the new Adam Sandler ensemble comedy feels like it was written by an eight-year-old boy. The believable friendship chemistry that Sandler has with co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider significantly ups the entertainment value, but “Grown Ups” could have and should have been much better.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Co-written by Sandler with Fred Wolf (“Joe Dirt”), “Grown Ups” is a cliched variation on “The Big Chill” with a quintent of friends from childhood reuniting after the death of the coach who long ago guided them to a basketball championship. It hits all of the beats that you would expect it to while being often genially entertaining by virtue of the fun that these friends in real life must have had in making it. Sadly, the elements that actually work are off-set by gross-out jokes, false sentimentality, or
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Slideshow: 35-Image Gallery For ‘Grown Ups’ Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James

Chicago – This 35-image slideshow contains all of the official press images for the highly anticipated “Grown Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph. The film was written by Sandler & Fred Wolf and directed by Dennis Dugan. It will be released on June 25th, 2010.

Synopsis: “Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider is a hilarious comedy about five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others’ families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph.”

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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Clarke Duncan Wanders "No Man's Land"

Michael Clarke Duncan has joined the 3D indie action-thriller "No Man's Land" for ChipShot Films says Variety.

A blend of "The Amazing Race" and "Deliverance", the story follows a group of reality show contestants on a globe-trotting race who are traversing a dense Louisiana swamp where a misunderstanding with a group of backwater Cajuns turns into an all-out blood feud.

Sharni Vinson, Samm Levine, Christopher McDonald and Zuleikha Robinson ("Lost") also star. Jason Cox directs from a screenplay by Kevin Leonard and Jim Doyle.

Tracy Bennett, Lee Ross, Jeff Stern and Jeff Spilman are producing. Shooting kicks off in September.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum's 10 movie marvels of the decade

Lisa Schwarzbaum's 10 movie marvels of the decade
Notice I didn't say best movies -- that territory has been well covered by far more passionate list makers than I am. (By the way, do you agree with me that a devotion to ranking is primarily a male urge?  Tell me three good reasons why I'm right or wrong. At any rate, I don't have the gene for it.) As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, though, here's fodder for your New Year's Eve party: A list, in no particular order, of 10 movie developments from the past 10 years that have impressed, depressed, excited, upset,
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Adam Sandler: Too highbrow? Universal Studios goes for mega-mass appeal

As we reported earlier, Universal Studios is being reorganized. Those of you waiting for a remake of The Wolfman are in luck; the project is still on. So is a Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe, oooh. However, those of you who, like me, prefer to spend your movie ticket-buying allowance on human-scale movies with adult complexity-stuff like Duplicity, State of Play, or Public Enemies - are screwed. See, according to the Uni bookkeepers, those titles, er, "underperformed" at the box office this year. So did Funny People, in which Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler took creative risks that resulted
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Adam Sandler Takes Box Office Title With Disappointing ‘Funny People’

Chicago – Adam Sandler can lay claim to another #1 film with this weekend’s opening of “Funny People,” co-starring Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, and Jason Schwartzman, but the box office win was bittersweet as the film failed to deliver either by the standards of its star or even its acclaimed writer/director Judd Apatow.

Adam Sandler stars as George Simmons. “

Photo credit: Tracy Bennett and Universal Pictures According to Box Office Mojo, “Funny People” made $23.4 million over the weekend with a per-screen average of $7,793. They are not horrible numbers by any stretch, but they do fall below industry and studio expectations.

Two years ago, Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up” opened with $31 million without the star power of Adam Sandler and even “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” nearly matched the opening of “Funny People” with just over $21 million in 2005.

Funny People” also fell significantly short when compared to recent Adam Sandler openings.
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Box Office Report: 'Funny People' laughs to No. 1 with $23.4 mil

It was a glass half-full, glass half-empty kind of weekend at the box office for Funny People, writer-director Judd Apatow's comedic meditation on fame, humor, life, and death. According to figures from Hollywood.com Box Office, it opened at the top spot with an estimated $23.4 million, better than Apatow's The 40 Year-Old Virgin ($21.4 million) -- hence, the glass is half full. But that figure is far lower than the debut for Apatow's Knocked Up ($30.7 million), and it's the worst opening for a comedy for star Adam Sander since his 2000 turkey Little Nicky -- hence, the glass is half empty. Of course, Funny People was billed more as a thoughtful dramedy than a balls-out Sandler laugh-fest, and when matched against the opening frames for Sandler's serious efforts Reign Over Me, Spanglish, and Punch-Drunk Love, Funny People is far and away the winner -- and the glass is half full again.
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Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen Star in Ambitious But Flawed ‘Funny People’

Chicago – Judd Apatow’s “Funny People,” starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann, is like watching a friend try out a new stand-up routine. As with a lot of attempts at trying something untested, it doesn’t quite work out, but you have to admire the effort, if not the execution.

Rating: 3.0/5.0 The three films that Apatow has written and directed could be viewed as a natural trilogy about common chronological development through the life of a man. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” is about sexuality, “Knocked Up” is about fatherhood, and “Funny People” is about mortality. If it sounds like deep material for what has been advertised as a raunchy comedy, it is, but that doesn’t mean it works.

Read Brian Tallerico’s full review of “Funny People” in our reviews section. “Funny People” is an undeniably ambitious piece of work about infidelity, regret, death, fame, friendship, and love,
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'Funny People' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know

Before checking out Judd Apatow's latest comedy, get behind the scenes with our primer.

By Larry Carroll

Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in "Funny People"

Photo: Tracy Bennett

Ever since "Knocked Up" came out two years ago and combined with "The 40-year-Old Virgin" to make a one-two comedic punch unlike anything we'd seen since the heyday of Mel Brooks, Hollywood has been eager to see what Judd Apatow would do next.

Now, with his third directorial effort, "Funny People," arriving in theaters, we present our "cheat sheet," providing everything you need to know before partaking in this weekend's "Funny" business.

The Build-Up

In the time leading up to the "Funny People" release, we got the scoop on some big stories. First, we visited the set and watched Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and the gang do stand-up. Then, we broke the news that Owen Wilson has a small gag in the film.
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Slideshow: 30-Image Gallery For ‘Funny People’ With Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen

Chicago – This 30-image slideshow contains the official press images for “Funny People,” starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aubrey Plaza, and Aziz Ansari. It was written and directed by Judd Apatow. The film opens on July 31st, 2009.

Synopsis: “Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) has shown that nothing?not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth?is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, “I’m trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!” Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.”

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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Slideshow: 16-Image Gallery For ‘Bedtime Stories’ With Adam Sandler, Keri Russell

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Chicago – This 16-image slideshow contains official press images for Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” which stars Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Teresa Palmer, Richard Griffiths, Lucy Lawless, and Courtney Cox from writers Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy and directed by Adam Shankman. The film opens on Dec. 25, 2008.

Bedtime Stories” is Disney’s family comedy for the season and stars Adam Sandler is a hotel handyman who finds his world turned upside down after the bedtime stories that he reads his niece and nephew start to come to life. The blockbuster film is rated PG and opens on Thursday, December 25th, 2008.

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos credited to Tracy Bennett © 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

BedtimeStories01: Bedtime Stories Adam Sandler.

BedtimeStories02: Bedtime Stories Keri Russell, Adam Sandler.

BedtimeStories03: Bedtime Stories Keri Russell,
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