Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) - News Poster


Ready Player One Parody Posters Get Trashed on Twitter

Those familiar with Warner Bros.' Ready Player One already know that the movie leans rather heavily on nostalgia from classic 1980s and 1990s films, but a dozen new parody posters may have taken things too far. Instagram user Jeff Avery noticed a series of posters for Ready Player One where the avatars of the main characters are implemented into posters from beloved films such as The Matrix, Bullitt, The Goonies and many more, with the full high-res versions surfacing later online. While some think it's good, harmless fun, others have taken to Twitter to bash these posters, all of which you can see below.

The full set of posters also include parodies of the classic posters from Risky Business, Labyrinth, The Lost Boys, The Breakfast Club, The Iron Giant (which actually appears in the film itself), Rambo: First Blood Part II, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner and Back to the Future.
See full article at MovieWeb »

King of Queens Reunion Wraps Up In Kevin Can Wait Finale — Grade It

King of Queens Reunion Wraps Up In Kevin Can Wait Finale — Grade It
Kevin Can Wait closed out Season 1 on Monday with an episode that doubled as a conclusion to the two-part King of Queens reunion between Leah Remini and Kevin James. (Looking for a recap of Part 1? Click here.)

RelatedBig Bang Theory Finale: Sheldon Wouldn’t Dare Cheat on Amy… Right?!

The episode began with James’ current and former on-screen wives finally coming face-to-face, with Vanessa asking Donna how she ever puts up with Kevin. (“Just pretending to be his wife gives me agita.”) Kevin and Vanessa then hit the road to attend Domingo and Maritza’s art show in Boston. Upon checking in at the hotel,
See full article at »

Chris Pratt was surprised by the criticism for Passengers

Star Chris Pratt was apparently caught by surprise upon hearing the criticism for his 2016 movie Passengers.

The sci-fi drama, starring himself and Jennifer Lawrence, had a lot of buzz behind it, but ultimately was scorned by critics and never really caught fire with fans.

Passengers was set aboard a massive space vessel where Pratt and Lawrence are woken up halfway through the long slumber necessary to make the journey to their new planetary home.

As mentioned, the film was not received well, many finding the nefarious nature of some of the movie’s plot points as enough reason to savage the film.

And it turns out that Pratt himself didn’t know quite what to make of the reception it received. When asked if it surprised him the actor said, “It did, it really did. I was really caught off guard by that. It was definitely a lesson.”

Pratt however is happy with the film,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Chris Pratt opens up about Passengers as new fan video suggests an interesting theory

Author: Scott Davis

Chris Pratt is beginning the long slog that is the worldwide press tour for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (the cast and filmmakers come to the UK next week) and while most of the attention is on the long-awaited sequel, some of the talks has veered off into chats about Jurassic World 2 and, more specifically, his previous film Passengers.

The sci-fi romantic drama, directed by Morten Tyldem (The Imitation Game), co-starred Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence and was met with a mixed response from critics on its release back in December. Audiences too were perhaps not as big as the studio would have hoped given the budget and cast involved, and the film grossed around $300million from its reported $110million. But despite the criticism and lukewarm box-office, Pratt spoke to Variety about the film and said that while he is still proud of the film reactions
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Chris Pratt Admits He Was ‘Caught Off Guard’ by ‘Passengers’ Criticism

Chris Pratt Admits He Was ‘Caught Off Guard’ by ‘Passengers’ Criticism
Spoiler Alert: The following article contains some spoilers for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers.”

Chris Pratt is about to top the box office with “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” a follow-up to the 2014 blockbuster that made him an international movie star. It’s his first movie since December’s “Passengers,” which was eviscerated by critics – it currently holds a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many took particular issue with a controversial plot point in the sci-fi romance.

In the film, Pratt plays Jim, one of 5,000 passengers in suspended animation on a ship taking 120 years to reach its destination. After accidentally awakening 90 years early, Jim endures a year of loneliness before making the decision to wake up a fellow passenger, Aurora, played by Jennifer Lawrence. This decision didn’t set well with some, such as the Guardian, who called it an “interstellar version of social-media stalking” or the New York Daily News,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Sound Editor Michael J. Benavente Joins Formosa Group

Supervising sound editor Michael J. Benavente has joined audio postproduction company Formosa Group.

His feature credits range from comedies such as Bad Santa and Paul Blart: Mall Cop to horror films such as Drag Me to Hell, as well as such pics as Starship Troopers and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. In 2015, Benavente won an Emmy for his work on History Channel’s docudrama Houdini.

Upcoming credits include Zach Braff’s Going in Style, Andrew Cohen’s The House and Philip Noyce’s Above Suspicion.

A graduate of the UCLA Film School, Benavente began his career under the tutelage of award-winning sound editors Richard...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct Rebel Wilson’s comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” for New Line.

Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, and Gina Matthews are producing the film. Erin Cardillo wrote the original script with revisions by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman, and the latest draft by Paula Pell

The film follows a cynical woman who doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.

Wilson starred in both “Pitch Perfect” movies and is attached to the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Credits for the Australian actress include “Bridesmaids,” “How to Be Single,” “The Brothers Grimsby,” and “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

Garner produced both the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” movies, along with “Into the Storm” and “Knight and Day.” Scharbo and Matthews were executive producers on several TV series, including “The Gates,” “Missing,” and “Rush.” Matthews was also a producer on the feature
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Kevin James Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special for 2018

Kevin James Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special for 2018
Kevin James will star in his own new Netflix stand-up special, Variety has learned.

This will mark the first time James has starred in a stand-up special since 2001’s “Sweat the Small Stuff.” He is currently scheduled to tape the special later this year, with a release eyed for 2018. Netflix previously distributed James’ film “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” and he will also appear in the Adam Sandler Netflix film “Sandy Wexler,” which debuts in April.

James was discovered at the Montreal Comedy Fest in 1996, which led to the creation of his long-running CBS sitcom “King of Queens.” In addition to a film career that saw him star in successful comedies like the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” franchise and “Grown Ups,” he recently returned to CBS with the sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” which he also executive produces.

This is the latest high-profile comedy acquisition for Netflix. The streaming giant will release two never-before-seen Dave Chappelle comedy
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Today in Movie Culture: 'Fantastic Beasts' Easter Eggs, 'The Thing' vs. 'The Hateful Eight' and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Mr. Sunday Movies is here to explain all the Harry Potter references and point out the Easter eggs in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:   Supercut of the Day:  Get ready for Thanksgiving with the family by watching this supercut of dinner table conflicts (via Film School Rejects):   Reimagined Movie of the Day: And get ready for Black Friday with a reworked trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop selling it as a serious action movie:    Mashup of the Day: Find your favorite sci-fi characters, including RoboCop and the Predator, in this mashup illustration by artists Josan Gonzalez and Laurie...

Read More
See full article at »

Great Job, Internet!: It’s Die Hard with a Segway when Paul Blart gets recut as an action movie

As far as comedy films go, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is already pretty dramatic. It’s about criminals taking over a mall and the one mustachioed, Segway-riding security guard who can stop them, but it’s still somehow even less funny than that makes it sound. Perhaps the problem, then, isn’t that Paul Blart wasn’t funny enough to be a good comedy, but that it shouldn’t have been a comedy in the first place. It already has the makings of a standard Die Hard plot, so maybe director Steve Carr should’ve just leaned into that and made a serious action flick that just happens to star Kevin James instead.

Thankfully, CineFix’s Trailer Mix video series is here to show us what that would’ve been like, and the results are surprisingly good. Well, more like comparatively good, as it’s not really much of a
See full article at The AV Club »

Bad Comedies Come to Netflix: What We Can Learn From Kevin James’ Digital Future

  • Indiewire
Bad Comedies Come to Netflix: What We Can Learn From Kevin James’ Digital Future
Here comes the Kevin James digital boom. Friday’s release of James’ latest film, Netflix’s “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” marks a significant milestone in the 51-year-old actor’s career. After starring in more than half a dozen studio movies for Columbia Pictures — including two “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” films that together grossed nearly $300 million worldwide — James’ signature brand of family-friendly comedy has landed at Netflix, where 86 million subscribers will be able to watch “True Memoirs” from the comfort of their own homes.

Read More: Miranda Sings Makes Her Netflix (Not Broadway) Debut in ‘Haters Back Off’ — Interview

While moving from the silver screen to the small screen might seem like a step down in some ways, there are plenty of advantages that come with doing a Netflix movie instead of a studio release. “I think more people will be able to see the film this way,” James
See full article at Indiewire »

Jayma Mays Is a Mom! Glee Star Welcomes a Son With Husband Adam Campbell

Jayma Mays Is a Mom! Glee Star Welcomes a Son With Husband Adam Campbell
Jayma Mays is singing a happy tune right about now.  E! News has exclusively learned the Glee star welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Jude, in August 2016 with husband Adam Campbell.  News broke that the television star, 37, and English actor were expecting their first bundle of joy back in April. The proud new parents met on the set of 2007's Epic Movie, eventually tying the knot shortly thereafter.  Mays is best known for playing Emma Pillsbury on the beloved Fox series, and she most recently hit the big screen in 2015's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. The actress has also appaeared on Ugly Betty, The League, Wet Hot American Summer:...
See full article at E! Online »

Middle School New Movie Trailer

  • ShockYa
Middle School New Movie Trailer
Rewrite all the rules with Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Isabela Moner, Andy Daly and Adam Pally in a new trailer from Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. From director Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), the upcoming comedy based on the bestselling book series by author James Patterson opens in theaters nationwide today!

The post Middle School New Movie Trailer appeared first on
See full article at ShockYa »

Film Review: ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’

Film Review: ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’
As Francois Truffaut sagely noted, adolescence leaves pleasant memories only for adults who cannot remember. So it’s entirely possible that even the folks who made “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” will be pleasantly surprised by the cross-generational appeal of their spirited comedy about a sixth-grader’s antiauthoritarian campaign of rule-breaking mischief. To be sure, every generation is entitled to its own revenge fantasy, and this particular wishdream — inspired by the series-spawning novel by James Patterson and Chris Tebbets — is aimed primarily at viewers who might not yet have a firm grasp on puberty. But “Middle School” also may resonate with older viewers who most certainly do remember adolescent angst.

Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck), the protagonist of the piece, is a semi-introverted but fancifully imaginative youngster who, for reasons left teasingly unclear, already has been kicked out of two schools before his single mom (Lauren Graham) enrolls
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Weekend Warrior 10/7/16: The Girl on a Train, Birth of a Nation, Middle School, Newtown

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Another bad weekend where nothing really popped, which is bad news for a month at the box office where only Clint Eastwood’s Sully exceeded any expectations. Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children came out just below my predictions with $29 million, but the Mark Wahlberg-Peter Berg disaster flick Deepwater Horizon was right around where I predicted with $20.2 million. The comedy Masterminds tanked with just $6.5 million for the weekend to end up in sixth place while Disney’s The Queen of Katwe did slightly better than predicted with $2.5 million.

The first full weekend in October has a good deal of competition from the release of the video game Mafia III to the
See full article at LRM Online »

Watch the Trailer For True Memoirs Of An International Assassin

  • TheMovieBit
With Adam Sandler enjoying great success with his string of Netflix exclusive movies (god only knows how though), it was only a matter of time till so good buddy Kevin James got in on the action, and now we have the first trailer for True Memoirs of an International Assassin, an action comedy with a plot so old school i could have swore I saw this in the 80’s. James plays a mild manner author who is mistaken for a master assassin when his fictional novel about a globe trotting killer-for-hire is published as a true story. When the book is huge success, he is kidnapped and forced into a real life assassination plot. I really try to like Kevin James, and sometime he makes it incredibly easy with the likes of King of Queens and Here Comes the Boom. But other times, he stars in Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
See full article at TheMovieBit »

Kevin Can Wait Season 1 Review

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

Kevin James is a simple entertainer. His blue collar-friendly brand is designed to appeal to undemanding middle-aged schlubs, or at the very least, easy-to-please hard-working people who just want to kick their feet back, gulp down a couple beers and enjoy themselves for a few hours. The kind of people who don’t expect more than the familiar pleasures they’ve been given before. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with that either. James’ style might be boring and repetitive to some of us (well, maybe most of us), but he’s a smart businessman. He knows what his fans expect from him, and he tries to meet their modest demands. That logic drives Kevin Can Wait, James’ return to CBS and broadcast television.

It’s been nine years since James stepped away from King of Queens, pursing a career on the big
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Kevin Can Wait Premiere: Will You Cop to Liking Kevin James' New Sitcom?

Kevin Can Wait Premiere: Will You Cop to Liking Kevin James' New Sitcom?
Kevin Can Wait brings Kevin James back to TV in his first sitcom since The King of Queens. Does his second CBS comedy deliver laughs anywhere near as well as Doug Heffernan delivered packages?

RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 120+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

Monday’s series premiere introduced us to Kevin Gable (James), a newly retired cop, a caring husband to school nurse Donna (former Childrens Hospital doc Erinn Hayes) and a father to three kids, including the blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em Jack (James Digiacomo) and Sara (Mary Charles-Jones). Unfortunately, Kevin’s dreams of a carefree retirement are
See full article at »

Fall TV: Kevin James Returns in 'Kevin Can Wait'

  • Yidio
2016-09-20T16:36:03-07:00Fall TV: Kevin James Returns in 'Kevin Can Wait'

Kevin James returns to network TV this fall in a sitcom role that will feel cozily familiar to fans of his previous hit sitcom, The King of Queens. After a successful run as a movie star in films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Grown Ups, James is ready to settle back into the role of a sitcom dad, and CBS was more than happy to give him the vehicle in which to do so.

Kevin Can Wait features James as Kevin, a recently retired cop whose self-indulgent post-work life is interrupted when his barely-grown daughter announces that she plans to drop out of college and marry her unemployed hipster boyfriend. This, of course, means that Kevin's retirement isn't just going to involve pizza and go-karts; he's going to have to deal
See full article at Yidio »

Enjoyable New Trailer For Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

I absolutely hated middle school a.k.a. junior high. Those two years were seriously some of the worst of my life. I'm seriously surprised that I survived that insanity. There's now a movie coming out that pays tribute to the awfulness of those years. It's called Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and today we have an entertaining new trailer for you to watch. The movie looks pretty good, and this is the synopsis for it:

Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity,
See full article at GeekTyrant »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites