14 items from 2015
Dracula and friends are at it again and now humans are welcome at the hotel. Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released on Blu-ray / DVD in January. Also: details on a figure of iZombie's Liv Moore by Gentle Giant Studios as well as a new poster and trailer for House of Afflictions.
Hotel Transylvania 2: Press Release: "Culver City, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 -- Sony Pictures Animation's monster family box-office hit Hotel Transylvania 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22nd, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites 'Drac's Pack' of loveable characters, led by "Vampa" Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny's (Andy Samberg, TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Tamika Jones
Stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Denis Akayama and director Chris Columbus take fans behind-the-scenes of Pixels in our exclusive preview for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD arriving today from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. These cast members and the director show us how they managed to "pixelate" cars, with Chris Columbus revealing that this particular scene in New York City was one of the most "satisfying scenes" he's ever done in his storied career. We also hear from Josh Gad, who jokes about being Chris Hemsworth's "fat body double" on Rush, and Adam Sandler who reveals how much fun they're having on the set, with Pac-Man chasing him.
From Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Director Chris Columbus comes the visually spectacular action-adventure Pixels, debuting on Digital HD Oct. 6, and on Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD October 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. »
Adam Sandler saddles up as Tommy, a.k.a. White Knife, in the first full trailer for Netflix’s “The Ridiculous 6,” which centers around a goofy gang of multicultural brothers. Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi and Nick Nolte co-star. Nolte plays the gang’s long-lost father, while Sandler’s character is an outlaw raised by Indians. Frank Coraci (“The Wedding Singer”) is directing from a script that Tim Herlihy co-wrote with Sandler, who is producing along with Allen Covert. Happy Madison’s Heather Parry and Barry Bernardi are executive producing the film, which will »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
What do you get when you mix a little Waka Flaka Flame with your Good Charlotte? How about the awesome rocking song 'Game On'! This catchy jam is the official theme of this summer's sci-fi video game comedy adventure Pixels. And Sony Pictures has just released the official music video, which will get you even more excited for an Adam Sandler movie than you already are!
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they're going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults. »
Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world's leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute the film to theaters.
The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The film stars Adam Sandler (Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, The Longest Yard), Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Wedding Ringer), Taylor Lautner (Grown Ups 2, The Twilight Series), Rob Schneider (50 First Dates, Grown Ups »
Netflix has announced that the rollout of its original film initiative will begin with Beasts Of No Nation, the new film written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) starring Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom).
The film will debut on October 16 worldwide on Netflix in all territories where the internet TV network is available and on the same day in select Us theatres.
Andrew Karpen’s New York-based Bleecker Street will distribute the film theatrically. The deal builds on the relationship between Karpen and Fukunaga from the days when the former was co-ceo at Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre distributor Focus Features.
Bleecker Street, backed by 5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava, has established early ties with the entertainment world’s digital titans. It will serve as theatrical distributor on Elvis & Nixon, which [link=co »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Netflix are going to become big players in the film world. Fact. It’s not a question of if, but rather when as today the online streaming service have released the release dates for their first four original movies.
The Idris Elba starrer Beasts Of No Nation will kick off the initial Netflix release slate, and will be released on all of their platforms on October 16th. The film will also play in selected cinemas on the same date. Following that, The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The movie will release on December 11th. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be released theatrically in China and on IMAX and on Netflix globally in Q1 2016, and then Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, »
- Paul Heath
On May 22, 2015, Pac-man – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday.
With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ Pixels, the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions. In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the Pac-man arcade game, and special events localized to each city.
Pixels is set for release in theaters nationwide on July 24, 2015.
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of »
- Michelle McCue
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio’s #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio’s previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony’s Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, Sony Retail Stores and Sony International Television.
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- Michelle McCue
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment's Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio's #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio's previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In case you missed the trailer on Tuesday, check it out below.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony's Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, »
Sandler plays a former arcade gaming champ tasked in the slapstick-laden trailer with saving Earth from an invasion of aliens portrayed as giant versions of classic videogame characters, such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. The story centers on the aliens misinterpreting video feeds in space exploration as a declaration of war against them.
“It was taken to be a message of peace,” the trailer notes. “Unfortunately it was taken the wrong way.”
The film also stars Kevin James as the President of the United States along with Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. Chris Columbus directed from a script by Tim Dowling and Tim Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean.
- Dave McNary
This Tuesday, Sony Pictures will release the first full-length trailer for their 1980s arcade comedy action film, Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and more. In anticipation of the new movie, the studio has unleashed your first look at the movie with a preview to the upcoming trailer, which you can watch below.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist.
The film picks up with Dracula being a grandfather to a half-vampire, half-human grandson and opening up his monster-exclusive hotel to human visitors, and daughter Mavis is about to get some culture shock of her own when she meets her human in-laws. As Drac enlists his monster friends to put baby Dennis through monster training, he’s about to get a surprise visit from his old-school dad, Vlad.
- Terry Flores
Adam Sandler's second movie after leaving Saturday Night Live was Happy Gilmore, which has grown a huge cult following over the years and helped launch the comedian as one of today's biggest box office stars. It is probably best remembered for an epic fight on the golf course between Adam Sandler and legendary game show host Bob Barker, which infamously ended with The Price Is Right headmaster declaring, "Now you've had enough...Bitch!" Well, that old grudge match is back on in a new video for the upcoming charity event Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs, which airs on Comedy Central this Sunday, March 8.
Jon Stewart will host Night of Too Many Stars, which will raise money with Nyca (New York Collaborates for Autism) to support programs covering everything from the intensive education kids with autism needs at a young age to social training »
14 items from 2015
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