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Warner Bros. Pictures' Blended , the new romantic comedy that re-teams Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore with their The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci, has added a new cast member in the form of Chelsea Handler. Variety reports that Handler will play best friend to Barrymore's character. Said to deal with blended families, the film will also feature a role for Joel McHale. Handler, best known for hosting a variety of talk shows including "Chelsea Lately" and "After Lately," has recently appeared in a number of big screen films like Hop , This Means War and Fun Size . Blended is set for release on May 23, 2014. (Photo Credit: Brian To / WENN.com) »
The story centers on a man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) who, after a horrible blind date, find themselves stranded at a family resort with their children from previous marriages. Joel McHale also stars in this comedy from director Frank Coraci. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore previously starred in the romantic comedies The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.
In related news, Warner Bros. shifted the sci-fi thriller Transcendence from an April 25, 2014 release date to April 18, 2014. It will go up against the Disneynature documentary Bears in its new release date.
The romantic comedy pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has a solid history of success at the box office, with both 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates considered big hits in theaters, but will the idea of their third time working together be enough for them to outshine a movie about apes taking over the Earth? The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Frank Coraci-directed Blended, which has Sandler and Barrymore back together in a romantic context, has officially been given a May 23, 2014 release date, which will put it in direct competition with Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke. In the comedy, the two stars will be playing single parents who have an absolutely horrible first date and then find themselves trapped »
Warner Bros.' romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has gotten an official title and release date. The film, titled Blended, will hit theaters May 23, 2014. Photos: Teflon Actor Awards: 6 Stars Immune To Bad Reviews The project reunites the two actors, who starred together in The Wedding Singer and Fifty First Date, and revolves around a man and a woman who, after a disastrous first date, get trapped at a family resort with their kids from previous marriages in tow. An attraction begins to grow despite comedic mishaps. Frequent Sandler director Frank Coraci is helming the project,
- Rebecca Ford
Warner Bros. Pictures' Blended , the new romantic comedy that re-teams Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore with their The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci, is now set for release on May 23, 2014. Additionally, the studio has shifted the release of Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence , slightly. It will now hit the big screen on April 18, 2014, one week earlier than originally planned. It stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Cole Hauser and is said to involve a scientist (Depp) whose brain gets uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world.s first machine that can think for itself. Blended 's date has it going to head-to-head with Matthew Reeves' franchise sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes . »
The Big Wedding is opening in theaters nationwide this week, which makes it the perfect time to rank the all-time best movies in the wedding-run-amok rom-com subgenre. Because this type of romantic comedy has been around since the 1930s, there are plenty of contenders, however movies like The Hangover or Wedding Crashers don't really qualify. After all, the movies we're focusing on are both wedding-centric and sweet; rom-coms that we could take our great aunts to, not raunchy, hard-r comedies that we'd watch with our drinking buddies.
So, will it be a Julia Roberts movie that takes the top spot or will a classic black-and-white flick reign supreme? Cast your vote now for the best rom-com to ever tie the knot on the silver screen.
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- reelz staff
Odd List Simon Brew 25 Apr 2013 - 06:50
As blockbuster season is now underway, with the release of Iron Man 3 and Oblivion, it's traditional for us to look ahead to what's coming next summer, and to examine what treats are on the horizon. We've thus sliced out the big films, that we know of now, that are being released between April and August 2014 (Noah, due at the end of March, just misses the cut, as does early March Tom Cruise vehicle, All You Need Is Kill).
And while there's some familiarity to them, there are signs it might just be a more interesting summer than you may think....
Someone at Marvel has been watching the paintball episodes of Community too. That would explain »
Following the fourth episode of The Voice UK's second series tonight, Digital Spy presents our top five performances from the latest round of blind auditions.
Carla and Barbara - The classical duo wowed all four coaches with their performance of 'The Flower Duet'. They asked if they could pick all four as mentors, but ended up surprising everybody by choosing to join Team will.
Lb Robinson - The 32-year-old took a risk by performing Sir Tom Jones's classic 'She's a Lady', but by putting his own R&B twist on it he impressed the man himself.
Karl Michael - He admitted that his audition might be his last chance for stardom after being dropped by his record label. His performance impressed all of the judges, but he chose to join Team Danny.
Laura Oakes - The wedding singer took on a challenge performing Florence's 'Spectrum (Say My Name »
Joel McHale has been a big name on the small screen for a couple of years now, but is still working his way towards becoming a leading man on the big screen. That said, in supporting roles he has found some success, last summer playing Mila Kunis' asshole boss in Seth MacFarlane's Ted, and now he's set to perform similar duties alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in their latest romantic comedy together. News of the casting comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which adds that the project is being directed by Frank Coraci. While the film was originally titled Blended, it is currently operating without a name. The story follows a man and a woman who have a horrible first date and then find themselves stuck together at a resort with their respective children from previous marriages. Given the two stars' chemistry in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, »
Check out today's latest casting announcements: Ashley Judd (Heat) has joined the cast of Neil Burger's Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart and Theo James. The adaptation of the best-selling Veronica Roth novel series is currently in production and opens March 21, 2014. Joel McHale (Community) is in negotiations to join an untitled romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, who will reunite with The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci. Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that Judd will join the cast of Divergent as Beatrice "Tris" Prior's (Woodley) mother. The film is set in a future world where citizens are divided into distinct factions based on their character traits. Judd's character Natalie Prior watches along with her husband Andrew (Eckhart) as their children are sorted. Tris, a Divergent, doesn't belong to any group and thus finds herself the target of extermination. She then must »
- Dave Trumbore
1998 promises to be a big year for Hollywood, with the eagerly anticipated Steven Spielberg World War II drama Saving Private Ryan on the way, a reboot of the classic monster movie Godzilla arriving in July, as well as a late summer big screen version of The Avengers, with Ralph Fiennes as John Steed, Uma Thurman as Emma Peel, and Sean Connery as Sir August de Wynter.
The winter months have typically been somewhat fallow as far as Hollywood is concerned. The big guns are slated for summer, those blockbusters and popcorn flicks we all love, and many films seen as Oscar contenders show up in the fall. The studio slate so far this year has not been totally top-notch, but there have been a few gems, including a couple that were little seen but are worth seeking out on cable or video cassette. These, then, are the best films so »
- James Kirk
It’s official: Jess is a goner. Last week, Nick’s sudden embrace of responsibility led to a sudden embrace between Jess and him. This week, the unexpected death of Nick’s father Walt proved Nick is not only responsible but endearingly vulnerable and emotionally deep in way we’ve thus far only suspected. There’s no way Jess will not find him irresistible. I fear this story between the roomfriends can only end in heartbreak, despite the fact their friendship finally overcame the awkward, post-kiss phase and grew in strength. Where and when things will go pear-shaped… the jury’s still out on that, »
- Lanford Beard
Lately, when we hear the words “new Adam Sandler movie,” they ultimately prove to be followed by some horrifying, bottom barrel plotline that makes us regret ever considering ourselves a fan of the funny man (sorry, Sandler, I still remember That’s My Boy), but for all the Just Go With Its and Grown Ups (and its upcoming sequel), Sandler can still charm the hell out of an audience with stuff like Fifty First Dates and The Wedding Singer. The continuing thread between such fare? Co-star Drew Barrymore. So, it is with some excitement that we reveal news about a new Sandler/Barrymore pairing that actually sounds charming, romantic, and – get this - mature. Moviehole passes along a ton of information about the film (via /Film), including that it will reunite the pair with Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci, that it features a script by Ivan Menchell and Claire Sera, with »
- Kate Erbland
Even more so than a good script and firm direction, chemistry is the most important thing in a movie romance; without it, audiences will be left unconvinced that they should even care about the love story unfolding on screen, and it can result in some extremely awkward cinematic moments.
Plenty of sub-standard rom-coms have survived on the basis of their chemistry, and in many cases – see: The Adjustment Bureau – the sizzling frisson between the two stars has elevated an otherwise pretty flat film.
However, sometimes Hollywood, so unwaveringly confident in the box office bankability of its leads, forgets to screen-test them together or even begins to entertain the thought that, you know, they might not be all that well suited.
Whether it’s down to the casting department or the simple fact that these actors simply weren’t attracted to each other in real life, the result is the same – a stale, »
- Shaun Munro
How much of an underrated presence has Steve Buscemi been in all of our lives?
Over the span of 25 years, he's gone from "King of the That Guys" (current co-Kings: Bruce McGill and James Cromwell) to "Oh, right — that's an actor named Steve Buscemi" to "Steve Buscemi" to "Golden Globe-Winning Steve Buscemi" to, finally, "Champion of Our Hearts Steve Buscemi."
A little more difficult to determine? The Buscemiest roles of Steve Buscemi's career. We've narrowed the field to nine. See below, and be aware that being Buscemi sometimes means being Nsfw.
1. 'Desperado' (1995)
It frankly doesn't get any Buscemier than Buscemi in "Desperado" as (according to the credits) "Buscemi," where he Buscemis the f**k out of »
- Nick Blake
Drew Barrymore: Adam Sandler will reteam with Drew Barrymore for an upcoming “blended family” comedy. Sandler and Barrymore were previously paired in the romantic comedies The Wedding Singer (pictured above) and 50 First Dates. In the upcoming, still untitled movie, they will play single parents who share a disastrous first date at a theme park and then must spend the day together with their children in tow. Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Here Comes the Boom) will direct. [Variety] Good Times: The hit '70s television sitcom Good Times is being refashioned into a movie. The original series ran for six seasons, and featured John Amos and Esther Rolle as parents of a rambunctious African-American family that included their son Jimmie Walker, whose catchphrase...
- Peter Martin
Drew Barrymore: Adam Sandler will reteam with Drew Barrymore for an upcoming “blended family” comedy. Sandler and Barrymore were previously paired in the romantic comedies The Wedding Singer (pictured above) and 50 First Dates. In the upcoming, still untitled movie, they will play single parents who share a disastrous first date at a theme park and then must spend the day together with their children in tow. Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Here Comes the Boom) will direct. [Variety] Good Times: The hit 70s television sitcom Good Times is being refashioned into a movie. The original series ran for six seasons, and featured John Amos and Esther Rolle as parents of a rambunctious African-American family that included their son Jimmie Walker, whose catchphrase...
- Peter Martin
Now I was a huge fan of Adam Sandler’s loveable ‘man child’ persona after gut-busting classics Billy Maddison, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer. Yes, those efforts we predictable and full of puerile humor but they were and still are, quotable classics. I also have a soft spot for Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds and Anger Management but Sandler’s output of late, has been pretty shocking.
What’s surprising is 2010s Grown Ups is Sandler’s highest grossing comedy to date, despite being pretty woeful. I’ve never quite ‘got‘ the allurement of fellow comedians Kevin James and David Spade, while co-star Chris Rock maybe one of the finest stand-ups of his generation, but his own big-screen career is littered with more failures than successes.
- Craig Hunter
Sandler and Barrymore previously co-headlined 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates, both of which were considered box office successes. The Wedding Singer even managed to be that rare concern in Hollywood, the well-reviewed Adam Sandler movie.
The new film will centre on two people who find themselves stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages after the aforementioned disastrous romantic coupling. The Wedding Singer's Frank Coraci, a regular Sandler collaborator, will direct from a screenplay by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera.
Both Sandler and Barrymore will be returning to familiar ground in the hope »
- Ben Child
Penned by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera, the script centres on a couple who share a disastrous blind date, before ending up stuck together at a family resort along with their children from previous relationships.
Sandler and Barrymore previously co-starred in 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates.
> Drew Barrymore 'removing tattoos, converting to Judaism'
Watch a trailer for 50 First Dates below: »
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