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The likelihood of Fantastic Four 2 of keeping its release date seems slim at this point. Then again, the likelihood of World War Z 2 (or whatever Paramount ends up calling it) sticking with its newly found release date seems also slim. The Fantastic Four sequel has already moved all around the calendar, dodging Star Wars: Episode VIII from July 14, 2017 to June 2, to June 9, 2017, where it now resides and has just gained company in the World War Z sequel, which will again star Brad Pitt and be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) with a screenplay by Steven Knight (Locke). Of course, the first World War Z also had release date issues, moving all over the board, though that largely stemmed from production issues. Considering we're talking about a release date over two years away I guess it hardly matters one way or another. However, in other release date news, »
- Brad Brevet
Universal just announced that it will bring long-awaited comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 to theaters on March 25, 2016. Currently, the pic has the weekend all to itself, outside of some little indie title called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. That shouldn’t be a problem for the follow-up to 2002’s smash hit though, which will find Nia Vardalos returning as both star and screenwriter.
Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) is directing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which will bring the rowdy Portokalos family back together for what’s being described as a “bigger, fatter” wedding where “a family secret will be revealed.” The original 2002 film was a surprising success for Universal, grossing $369 million worldwide against a chump-change $5 million budget. In addition to Vardalos, the sequel will find John Corbett reprising the role of Vardalos’ protagonist’s love-interest-turned-husband.
Ellen Kampouris, one of the few bright spots in Jason Reitman’s awful Men, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Consider this your official save-the-date card: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is slated for release on March 25, 2016.
If that date sounds familiar to you, that's because another high-profile sequel is also bowing that weekend: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." We're assuming that studio Universal is going for a counter-programming strategy by choosing that weekend.
Then again, this flick is all about surprise, since the announcement of its existence in the first place also raised eyebrows. The film is a follow-up to 2002 hit comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which made star Nia Vardalos a household name (for a little while, anyway) and earned an Oscar nomination in the process, thanks to a big push from producers Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
Hanks and Wilson are back to produce this time around, as are stars Vardalos and John Corbett. The plot is set to revolve around the revelation of »
- Katie Roberts
Grab the windex, because 2016 will feature Batman vs. Superman vs… The Portokalos family?
That’s what we’re hearing from THR, who report that the sequel to the hit 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding has landed a March 25th, 2016 release date, which means it’ll be going up against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the box office.
That may seem foolish upon first glance, but the first film (which cost a measly $5 million) brought in over $368 million, despite never reaching number one spot at the box office. It’ll also serve as great counter programming to Warner Brothers’ highly anticipated blockbuster, meaning it could make a lot of money from those not waiting to see the DC titans engage in fisticuffs on screen.
- James Garcia
Universal announced the sequel to the 2002 comedy last November. Nia Vardalos is returning as star and screenwriter. The revelation of a big family secret and an even bigger wedding brings the Portokalos family together again in the second installment.
Kirk Jones (“Nanny McPhee”) will direct. The film will be produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Executive producers are Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos.
The original film, starring Vardalos and John Corbett, was a surprise success with $368 million in worldwide grosses. IFC distributed “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in the U.S., where it grossed $240 million.
- Dave McNary
Although The Boy Next Door borrows the formula of past thrillers and all twists are easy to see coming, the film manages enough suspense to make it entertaining. The ensemble cast is solid and the pace is fast enough to keep the audience from realizing they have seen this movie a thousand times before.Directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry, the film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Lexi Atkins, and Hill Harper.The film opens by letting the audience know high school English teacher Claire Peterson (Lopez) has a failed marriage thanks to […] »
- Patrick Luce
Most people would argue that Bo Derek has aged gracefully, but even she says that getting older is not for the faint of heart. "I realize how artificial it is, beauty," the 58-year-old star said during an interview on "CBS Sunday Morning." "I realize that it doesn't last forever, that's for damn sure." "Aging is really hard," she added. "And it's tough. Bette Davis was right; it's not for sissies, it really isn't. And there is a certain expectation. I get credit on one hand for not having had a facelift, and then on the other hand it's, 'Oh my God, why doesn't she do something?' So you're just torn. I just have to keep busy, have other interests and try not to think about it." The Hollywood veteran is known for sexy scenes in movies like "10," "Fantasies" and "Tommy Boy," admitting that she objectified herself early on in her career. »
- tooFab Staff
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Us-based Australian director Frank Lotito will direct The Olive Sisters, a romantic drama adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, which will star Leslie Mann and Anthony Lapaglia. Lotito takes over from Fred Schepisi, who is still attached to the project as an executive producer. A former stand-up comic, Lotito made his feature directing debut on Good Ol. Boy, a Us comedy which will have its world premiere later this month at the Seattle International Film Festival. Based on a true story, set in 1979 and scripted by Anjul Nigam, Paul Quinn and Gregory Scott Houghton,. Good Ol. Boy centres on a family from India that moves to the Us with hopes of living the American Dream.
While their 10-year-old son Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a .good old boy. propels him further away from his family.s ideals. The cast includes Jason Lee »
- Don Groves
Genre fans have a very light week of home entertainment releases to look forward to on Tuesday, April 28th. Scream Factory is giving the Vincent Price cult classic From a Whisper to a Scream a high-def upgrade with their latest Blu-ray, and Universal Studios is bringing home J.Lo and her cookies with their DVD and Blu-ray for The Boy Next Door. Lord of the Flies is also making its bow on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Olive Films, and the indie vampire flick Hunted is making its way onto DVD as well.
Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, »
- Heather Wixson
Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »
- D. Zhea
Available On Digital HD April 14Th And On Blu-Ray™ & DVD April 28th
A momentary lapse of judgment leads to a dangerous obsession in the provocative thriller The Box Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, The Wedding Planner). Available on Digital HD on April 14 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on April 28, The Boy Next Door takes audiences behind the scenes with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary and more.
Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a high-school literature teacher struggling to get back in the dating game after separating from her cheating husband while raising her adolescent son. When handsome and charismatic 19-year-old Noah (Ryan Guzman, Step Up series, “Pretty Little Liars”) moves in next door, Claire has a moment of weakness that leads to an intimate night together. Noah’s attraction quickly turns into a violent obsession, threatening to »
- Movie Geeks
“Oh my God, He’s threatened my life, my son, my job!”
The unusually stupid The Boy Next Door was a ‘bunnyboiler’, a Fatal Attraction-inspired thriller that taught a valuable lesson about the dangers of hooking up with nutjobs. Jennifer Lopez played Claire Peterson, a 40-ish teacher living with her 16-year old son Kevin (Ian Nelson) after kicking out her cheating husband (John Corbett). Her foray back to the dating scene is a disaster so she soon turns her attentions to Noah (Ryan Guzman) a hunky 19-year old who has moved in with his ailing Grandpa next door (and whose biceps are introduced before he his). At first Noah is a perfect gentleman. He repairs her garage door, replaces her alternator, and helps Kevin, who’s being bullied at school, gain the confidence to ask out the cutie that works at the local hardware store. After pie and flirting and cookies, »
- Tom Stockman
FX has set summer premiere dates for new and returning shows, including a standup comedy special from Louis C.K.
The comedian’s latest special, “Louis C.K.: Live From the Comedy Store,” will air May 28 at 11 p.m., immediately following the season-five finale of “Louie.” Written and directed by C.K., and hailing from his production company Pig Newton, the special was filmed at the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. C.K. also serves as an exec producer with M. Blair Breard. The project marks the second standup special from C.K. to air on FX.
Also announced Wednesday by Chuck Saftler, president of program strategy and COO of FX Networks, was the premiere date for season two of “Tyrant” on June 16 at 10 p.m. The political drama, starring Adam Rayner, a follows an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Intentional or not, it's hard to imagine that there was another film released in UK cinemas last Friday in which sex was less sexy than in It Follows, a terrific lo-fi horror film that comes highly recommended by all accounts.
And yet, last Friday also saw the release of Rob Cohen's The Boy Next Door, an erotic thriller that isn't as sexually charged as it is accidentally hilarious. For all intents and purposes, the film plays like an episode of the How Did This Get Made podcast waiting to happen.
At the start, high school teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mum who's mulling over whether or not she should get back together with her cheating ex-husband Garrett (John Corbett). Enter Noah, (Ryan Guzman) a »
If I tell you that The Boy Next Door has more in common with The Room and Troll 2 than the work of Alfred Hitchcock, would you consider that a good thing? Don’t bother answering because of course you would. Both films are masterworks of a certain kind of tone, and while Jennifer Lopez’s latest acting effort may not ever reach the same cult status of either, I would say it’s more than a worthy successor to their legacy. That legacy specifically being one of films that are received in more or less the opposite way to how their creators conceived.
Going into this film on the premise and trailer alone, I was fully expecting a tedious, melodramatic thriller that builds to a ludicrous »
- Mark Allen
Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Scripted by Barbara Curry, The Boy Next Door is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina of The Medina Company and John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment.
–The Making of The Boy Next Door
You can read our thoughts on The Boy Next Door here and pre-order via Amazon here.
- Scott J. Davis
She sings, she dances, she's on the American Idol judging panel and, on the odd occasion, she acts. Considering the super-busy Jennifer Lopez only makes a film once every couple of years (her last screen outing was 2013's second-tier Statham vehicle Parker), you'd think she'd be a little more discerning in her choice of roles. After watching the abysmal Boy Next Door, that red-hot breakthrough in Out of Sight feels firmly out of mind.
Her latest has aspirations to be the kind of slick and stylish adult thriller popularised in the '80s and '90s, but ends up imploding thanks to a clunky script, off-key performances and a tone that swings wildly between ultra-serious and camp comedy. If Gone Girl was the perfect example of how to make »
The Boy Next Door, 2015
Directed by Rob Cohen
A newly divorced woman falls for a younger man who has recently moved in across the street from her, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Those disappointed that Jupiter Ascending and Fifty Shades of Grey didn’t provide them with endless amounts of unintentional comedy, then The Boy Next Door is here to save the day. With an unmissable stench of “straight to video”, The Boy Next Door is an “erotic thriller” with ludicrous plot holes, laughably bad dialogue and a tremendously awful villainous performance. In short, it’s terrible.
One hopes that Jennifer Lopez was not planning on this to be the movie that revives her career, but it was clearly a project she thought had legs. She’s not only a producer on the movie, »
- Luke Owen
Director: Rob Cohen
Running Time: 91 minutes
Synopsis: Claire Peterson (Lopez) sets about getting her life in order after her husband has an affair. But after a one night fling with the attractive, smart, and caring young man from next door, she finds he’s not quite the sweetheart she’d thought.
If Jennifer Lopez is looking for confirmation that she is still damn sexy, then she can rest easy. It’s confirmed. But with her recent song Booty and now The Boy Next Door, where she also acts as producer, there is a slight whiff of the world’s most needless midlife crisis. Every shot in The Boy Next Door serves to remind us of her curves and general beautifulness. Her costumes too are chosen for no other reason than to show herself off. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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