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The last time we saw a trailer for director Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil,” it looked more like an extended clip. This time, though, we’re getting a proper trailer, and it looks like Eric Bana is a man with a secret power that he doesn’t quite understand. Or something. The whole thing is apparently based on a true story of the real-life Ralph Sarchie. Riiiiiiiiiight. Just go with it. In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn with Sean Harris and Joel McHale. »
April is the cruelest month, and not just for T.S. Eliot.
At the multiplex, throughout April, we're in for a brutal, Darwinian survival test for several A-list stars of yesteryear -- from Kevin Costner to Nicole Kidman to Jude Law -- all of whom are currently on the comeback trail. Some of them may end the month on their way back to their former glory, and some will see their careers shredded even further.
Here are our best guesses as to who will thrive and who will starve.
Comeback Effort: Drama "Joe" (April 11)
Prospects: Cage is earning the kind of acclaim he hasn't seen in years for delivering a real, non-cartoonish performance in this rural drama as the title ex-con, who becomes the unlikely mentor to a teen (Tye Sheridan) in need of adult guidance. »
- Gary Susman
Digital Spy is feeling anxious. We're standing on the set of Fifteen to One, behind the 11 podium (damn it, why didn't we get the 10?) and the lights have just come up. We're squinting, our palms are sweating, our heart rate is elevated... and we're not even a contestant.
The Fifteen to One set might have had a bit of a shiny space age update since its last proper series aired in 2003, but while we might ooh and ahh when we see it, as soon as we step behind one of those legendary numbered podiums, we feel a little bit sick.
Just imagine, then, how the contestants feel.
After all, Fifteen to One has always been renowned for its difficulty. With just three seconds to answer each poser, and those hideous bright lights in your face, it's easy to understand how your mind could go blank or your mouth could go dry. »
Right after one group of friends signs off, new friends will be introduced ... by a former writer-producer of "Friends," no less.
Immediately following the series finale of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" Monday (Mar. 31), the network will debut the sitcom "Friends With Better Lives." The premise of longtime acquaintances in amusing situations -- mainly revolving around their differing relationship levels -- may seem familiar, but it's served up by a fresh ensemble cast merging established TV faces and relative newcomers.
Will (played by "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek) is struggling to adjust after his recent divorce; Jules (actress-model Brooklyn Decker) is newly engaged to visibly amorous Lowell (Rick Donald); Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones, "Whitney") is a career-driven serial dater; and the married Bobby (Kevin Connolly, "Entourage") and Andi (Majandra Delfino, "Roswell") observe their friends' allegedly better lives somewhat enviously.
The "star" of Sports Illustrated's 2010 swimsuit-issue cover has done the occasional screen role in movies ("Battleship," "Just Go With It") and television ("New Girl," "Royal Pains"), but she commits fully as an ensemble-cast member of the CBS sitcom "Friends With Better Lives," premiering Monday (March 31).
There's little question Decker understands her new character well, since the newly engaged Jules is an ex-model and aspiring actress. "When we were shooting the pilot, it was probably the most nervous I've ever been going into a job," the engagingly friendly performer tells Zap2it. 'I was shaking and sweating, and my teeth were chattering.
"The theater I had done, it was in North Carolina doing 'Winnie the Pooh.' It wasn't anything on such a massive scale as filming a multi-camera »
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is joining Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in Chris Columbus’ Pixels. Scripted by Just Go With It scribe Tim Dowling, the film (based on Patrick Jean’s 2010 short) is being billed as a “Ghostbusters-esque actioner” that will see “a group of elite gamers” recruited to help protect New York City when video game characters from the 80s attack.
The goal here is to turn the film into an action-comedy tentpole for Sony, and with the way it’s shaping up, it sounds like it could very well be just that. The premise is certainly intriguing and has a lot of potential to be a really fun ride, I’m just a bit weary of the fact that Sandler, James and Dowling are on board. Their involvement leads me to believe that Pixels will fall under the “stupid humor” category, a la Grown Ups »
- Matt Joseph
Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42
Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup
Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.
But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.
There may be no greater divide between critics and audiences than the works of Adam Sandler. His willfully sophomoric sense of humor has never been widely embraced by critics, yet even critically reviled comedies like Grown Ups 2 and Just Go With It were box office hits. For his next comedy, Blended, Sandler seems to be sticking to slapstick, plus he is reuniting with The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates co-star Drew Barrymore. And both are the main attraction in the pic's latest posters. Also, there's an outraged ostrich because why the hell not. Blended, follows a single mom with two sons, and a single dad with three daughters who end up falling for each other after a bizarre twist of fate (or contrived plot twist) lands both families on a trip to Africa. Movie Web shared a string of posters for the upcoming feature, and by our count the »
Brooklyn Decker is a natural beauty!The stunning supermodel stepped out at Lax on Monday, looking fresh-faced as she opted to go without makeup for her flight back to Los Angeles. The blonde beauty sported a chic travel ensemble, rocking black leather leggings, a white button down, a red plaid scarf and a white sneakers.We have to admit, the 26-year-old looks just as beautiful with a bare face as she does all glammed up! This isn't the first time Brooklyn has been spotted without makeup. Back in November, she shared a photo on Twitter, posing au natural during date night with her hubby Andy Roddick. The "Just Go With It" actress said her husband loves her body the way it is. "The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women's bodies," she told Women's Health UK. "They're »
- tooFab Staff
The stars of Warner Bros rom-com Blended, set for release on May 23, will receive the honours at the Las Vegas convention on March 27.
“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
“With phenomenal box office success as an actor, writer and producer, Adam Sandler has brought some of the most entertaining and hilarious comedies of the »
Check out the first spooky trailer for “Sinister” director Scott Derrickson’s latest, “Deliver Us From Evil,” which is based on a true story. No, really, this stuff all actually happened. Ahem. Just go with it, I guess, because to not do so would just be silly, wouldn’t it? Anyways, here’s the first trailer for the movie, which takes a rather novel approach — it spends much of the two minutes on the kid in her bed hearing things. Basically two scenes stitched together. That’s a somewhat unique way to cut a trailer. If you’re interested in knowing what the movie is about, though, feel free to read the synopsis below. In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez »
Adam Sandler is set to star in Chris Columbus’ big-budget Sony movie “Pixels,” while Kevin James and Josh Gad are in early talks to join the comedy superstar, though other actors remain in the mix, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. See video: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Travel to Africa in Trailer for Romantic Comedy ‘Blended’ Sandler’s “Just Go With It” co-star Jennifer Aniston has been courted for the female lead and not only is she a fan of the script, but there was mutual interest in having her reteam with Sandler. However, with “Mean Moms” picking up. »
- Jeff Sneider
Sony Pictures’ long-in-the-works adaptation of the short film Pixels is finally moving towards a production start. The studio teamed up with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company to adapt Patrick Jean’s short film of the same name three years ago, but movement on the video game-themed project has been slow. Now, after setting family friendly filmmaker Chris Columbus (Harry Potter 1 and 2) to direct last year, Josh Gad and Kevin James are in line to possibly lead the pic as champion arcade gamers who are needed to help defeat alien attacks who have an affinity for 80s arcade games. Hit the jump for more, including the original short. [Update: The Wrap adds that Sandler will also be leading the cast of Pixels with Jennifer Aniston in the mix for the female lead, though scheduling may ultimately prevent her from signing on.] Deadline reports that Gad and James are in early talks to star in Pixels as the film gears up to finally go in front of cameras this summer, though this is still an early stage as schedules need to be worked out. »
- Adam Chitwood
Adam Sandler has lined up his next project -- and he may be reuniting with some familiar faces.
The Wrap reports that the star is headlining "Pixels," a big-budget adaptation of Patrick Jean's short film about '80s video game characters attacking New York City. Kevin James (a frequent Sandler collaborator) and Josh Gad are in talks to join Sandler in the "Ghostbuster"-like action-comedy.
Sony is also hoping to sign on Jennifer Aniston as the female lead to re-team the "Just Go With It" duo. But Aniston's plate is very full and scheduling conflicts may prevent her from facing off with Sandler again.
Chris Columbus is set to direct the big-screen version of the viral video, which featured characters like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Frogger wreaking havoc on the streets of New York.
Let's see if Sandler can get top score.
- Kelly Woo
The parallels between "Once Upon a Time" and "Lost" are many: Both are set in a magical, mysterious location; there is a similar storytelling format using both present-day actions and flashbacks; and there are several actors in common. It's no wonder, with "Ouat" co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis having executive produced "Lost" for several seasons.
Now the Storybrooke/Fairytale Land universe is gaining another "Lost" face in the form of Eric Lange. E! Online reports that Lange has been cast as the young Prince Leopold, the man who will grow up to be King Leopold, Snow White's father -- kudos on the resemblance between Lange and Richard Schiff (above), who plays the older Leopold.
Lange was a part of "Lost's" fifth season as Stuart Radzinsky, the Dharma Initiative's head of research at the Flame station. He becomes the fifth "Lostie" to appear on "Once Upon a Time," along with Emilie de Ravin, »
It was Samuel Butler who wrote of dogs that “you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” He did not reckon with the prissy, annoyingly infallible canine hero of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Swift, peppy and defiantly unendearing, DreamWorks’ latest toon updates the zany adventures of the time-traveling dog-and-his-boy sideshow from Jay Ward’s 1960s TV series “Rocky and Bullwinkle” — an arcane starting point for contempo kiddie fare, and not one that adapts entirely comfortably to the studio’s blend of state-of-the-art imagery and touchy-feely personal issues. Though the pic is sufficiently bright and gag-laden to lure families in a release frame short on comparable distractions, its commercial legs will depend on how readily tots accept its bizarre premise.
The film’s release in Blighty on Feb. 7 precedes its U.S. opening by a month — a surprising strategy, »
- Guy Lodge
When John Milius first put pen to paper on a screenplay that set Joseph Conrad’s seminal novel Heart of Darkness in the jungles of Vietnam, he had no idea he’d be embarking on a decade-long trip through creative hell. When George Lucas dropped out of directing Apocalpyse Now in favor of making Star Wars, he had no idea he’d be subjecting his friend and fellow director, Francis Ford Coppola, to the wrath of the filmmaking gods. And when Coppola—with dreams in his eyes of his own company that would make ambitious films with directors like himself—packed up his family and left for the Philippines, he had no idea he was in for years of creative frustration, physical and mental exhaustion, and near-financial ruin.
Perhaps Eleanor knew something. Francis’s wife had the foresight to chronicle her family’s odyssey on videotape. This footage—along with »
- John Gilpatrick
A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a "Rock of Ages" writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster "Frozen" attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan Loeb will now write "Bob the Musical," which focuses on a man who, after a sudden blow to the head, can hear the inner songs in other people's hearts. Much to his chagrin, his entire life becomes a musical.
"Bob" has been in the works for a decade, and has seen several high-profile filmmakers (including Adam Shankman and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller) come and go. But "Bob" has no doubt benefited from the recent success of "Frozen," since its songsmiths, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez »
- Katie Roberts
CBS’s “Intelligence” is going for smart & sexy but too often ends up silly. “Lost” star Josh Holloway casts a charismatic shadow but his character is a cipher in the premiere, a walking computer chip that lacks the personality for a show like this to work.
However, it’s not hard to see “Intelligence” developing a loyal following a la another “Lost” alum show, “Person of Interest,” which also features a relatively blank lead. Sometimes the concept is enough and “Intelligence” may be just barely smart enough to be a hit.
Television Rating: 3.0/5.0
Holloway plays Gabriel, a legendary intelligence operative who gets a super-computer microchip implanted in his brain. Before you go, “Hey, isn’t that the plot of Chuck,” you should know that this is no database. Gabriel is a walking, Active computer, which means he can see when plane manifests are updated and, theoretically, search the internet for any piece of information needed. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The story follows an ordinary man named Bob, who suffers a blow to the head that causes him to hear the inner songs of everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although he is not pleased with this new gift.
We first reported on the project in July 2004, when Mark Waters was attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder. The project was stalled until December 2010, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct. Matthew Fogel signed on to rewrite the script in December 2011, but that was the last we heard about the musical, until now.
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