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‘Top Five’ delivers raunchy, heartfelt laughs

11 December 2014 11:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top Five

Written & Directed by Chris Rock

USA, 2014

 

Chris Rock’s new tour de force, Top Five, is so cleverly written that you don’t even realize it’s a romantic-comedy until the deed is nearly done.  By that point, even the coldest, most cynical man is powerless to resist its charms.  Smart, nasty and frequently hilarious, there is more than enough substance to compensate for the occasional missteps.  Between this and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, comedians are flexing some serious cinematic muscle in 2014.

Rock gives a stellar performance as comedian-turned-actor Andre Allen.  Andre’s dubious claim to fame comes from playing a crime-fighting, live-action teddy bear named Hammy.  Similar to Riggan in Birdman, three blockbuster Hammy movies have left Andre hell bent on earning some respect for his acting chops.  Respect is hard to come by, however, when your marriage to a reality television star (Gabrielle Union) is more »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Sony Hack Reveals 2013 Studio Profits

6 December 2014 8:02 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

News outlets continue to sift through the trove of documents that they received as a result of the Sony hack that brought the studio giant to its knees. One document in particular reveals the studio's "ultimates," which is an industry term for the amount of money a studio ultimately makes once its theatrical run and other secondary streams of profit have been totaled. To that end, The Hollywood Reporter writes that This Is the End earned $50 million in profits, Grown Ups 2 $48 million, Captain Phillips $39 million, American Hustle $27 million, One Direction: This Is Us $18 million, Elysium $18 million, and Monuments Men $10 million.The document was apparently an effort to trumpet cost-cutting measures the studio tried to take. “Currently, approximately $1B in production spending can be expected to deliver $500M-$600M in profits,” the letter says. “Through his continued focus on financial discipline, Doug [Belgrad, the Columbia Pictures President] hopes to improve that »

- E. Alex Jung

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Red-Band Trailer for Chris Rock’s Comedy Top Five

6 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It’s been a few years since Chris Rock made a good film. The last movie he made was Grown Ups 2, but the last good movie that I saw him in and enjoyed was in 2010’s Death at a Funeral. He has a new film coming out called Top Five that he wrote, directed, and stars in. It looks like he made a great movie that his fans will enjoy, and I’m looking forward to checking it out. Today we have a red-band trailer for the film for you to enjoy.

Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today—holding »

- Joey Paur

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Watch Chris Rock Give ‘Top Five’ Some Stank In Hilarious Self Portrait

5 December 2014 2:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Get ready to laugh your ass off and then your head off with one of the funniest movies you’ll ever see!!!

Set to a 24-hour structure, Chris Rock’s (Grown Ups 2) self portrait of the entertainment industry is 101 minutes of first-rate stand up comedy rolled into a single, fictional film.

Top Five is a walk-and-talk tale with Rock alter ego Andre Allen, a once famous comedian who agrees to be followed and profiled by film crews and Time reporter Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson), as part of his upcoming Bravo TV wedding to Bravolebrity star Erica (Gabrielle Union).

Written and directed by Rock, the film is supported by so much celebrity power, it’s literally bursting out of the frame. From Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Tracey Morgan (The Boxtrolls) to Cedric The Entertainer (Planes: Fire And Rescue), Adam Sandler (Blended), Jerry Seinfeld (Louie) and Whoopi Goldberg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles »

- Sacha Hall

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Sony Employees Really Wish They’d Release Fewer Adam Sandler Films

4 December 2014 3:15 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When an unknown group of hackers (who may or may not be North Korean) leaked thousands of Sony's files, we didn't just find out what K. Fed was paid to cameo in The Interview and whether Annie's any good or not. In a text file called "Sony_2012_Comments," we also found a treasure trove of feedback from unknown Sony employees. Gawker sorted through the whole thing and found one common complaint: People at Sony really don't like working for a place that makes so many Adam Sandler movies. (Since 2008, the studio has released You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy, and Grown Ups 2.)A selection of the employee complaints: Be more focussed and ruthless in directing our resources to businesses that will sustain the long term health of Spe - networks, broadcast TV shows, new movie franchises, digital »

- Nate Jones

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‘Hunger Games’ Tribute Volunteers For Anthony Hopkins Thriller ‘Go With Me’

17 November 2014 5:26 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Hunger Games actor Alexander Ludwig will join Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, and Ray Liotta in Pacific Northwest thriller Go With Me, for director Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest). The picture centers on a young woman, newly returned to her hometown, who becomes the subject of harassment by a local crimelord and turns to an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick (Ludwig) for help.

The Enderby Entertainment and Gotham Group production is adapted from the novel of the same name by Castle Freeman, Jr. and marks a reunion for Alfredson and Hopkins, who recently filmed period drama Kidnapping Freddy Heineken together. Hopkins is producing alongside Rick Dugdale, Lindsay Williams, and Elaine Goldsmith-Vein.

Ludwig started acting at a young age with roles in The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and Race to Witch Mountain. He appeared in The Hunger Games »

- Jen Yamato

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Kevin James Storms Sin City In First Trailer For Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

14 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When a relatively low-key comedy pulls in $183 million at the worldwide box office, you can bet your bottom dollar that a studio will explore the possibilities of a sequel. And that’s exactly what happened to Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Released a full five years ago, the Kevin James starring vehicle became a surprise hit for Sony. Fast forward to 2014 and we have the first trailer for its sequel, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

With James back in the saddle (or, should we say, back on the segueway), next year’s follow-up is poised to take the action to Las Vegas, where a criminal gang led by Neal McDonaugh’s big bad begin hitting every casino on the Nevada Strip. And so, as the unlikeliest of unlikely heroes, Paul Blart takes a break from the Security Guard Expo to thwart the goons by any means necessary.

From the footage released, »

- Michael Briers

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Blart’s Back: Watch The New Trailer Here

14 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Riding along in his segway mobile

Paul Blart is back and the trailer’s right here

Working the big leagues at the security expo

A heist at the Wynn; sets up this show

Cruising the halls to again save the day

It comes out 17 April 2015 in the UK

 

Neal McDonough (Minority Report) wants to take down the Wynn

But Kevin James (Grown Ups 2) is ready to save all in Sin

Eduardo Verástegui (Little Boy) thwarts Bart all day

Whilst Raini Rodriquez (Austin & Ally) is out of the way

So crank up the level; get ready to brawl

Blart did tell us once; don’t mess with his mall.

Thanks Chuck Berry for the inspiration!

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opens in cinemas 17th April 2015.

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- Sacha Hall

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'Horrible Bosses 2'

5 November 2014 9:29 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastHorrible Bosses 2Release Date: November 26thStudio: Warner Bros.Genre: ComedyDirector: Sean AndersWriters: Sean Anders & John MorrisCast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph WaltzStudio Description: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.Analysis: The first Horrible Bosses was one of the bigger hits of Summer 2011: after opening to $28.3 million, it held well and closed with over $117 million total. The entire (surviving) cast of that movie returns for Horrible Bosses 2, which Warner Bros. will release nationwide over Thanksgiving weekend.Comedy sequels tend to be a mixed bag: for every 22 Jump Street, there's a Grown Ups 2. They seem to be most successful when they're closely-timed to the original: for example, Jump Street »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Salma Hayek Clutches Cleavage in Wet Photo Shoot, Has Near Wardrobe Malfunction: Picture

4 November 2014 5:38 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Salma’s spilling out! Like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hanging off the boat in Titanic, Salma Hayek clung to her chest for dear life on Friday, Oct. 31. The Grown Ups 2 star, 48, was in the middle of a sexy photo shoot, wearing a black strapless gown in a pool of water, when she came within centimeters of suffering an intense nip slip.  As she stepped out of the water, Hayek’s dress proved too flimsy to hold up her voluptuous chest, so the Mexican stunner was [...] »

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Adam Sandler's Shower Quest to See Shaq's Penis Gets Cartoon Treatment (Video)

24 October 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Conan O'Brien has turned Adam Sandler‘s fascinating anecdote about the search for Shaquille O'Neal‘s penis into a hilarious — if not slightly disturbing — animated adventure. The “Conan” cartoon is based on a conversation Sandler had last year on the TBS show about a strange occurrence during the filming of “Grown Ups 2,” which featured the NBA star. See photos: 9 NBA Stars Who Took a Shot at Hollywood (Photos) Shaq and the comedian were playing basketball during a production break from filming, but were forced to take showers before returning to set. Naturally, Sandler's first thought was what the 7-foot-one-inch, »

- Travis Reilly

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Chris Rock to host 'SNL' with musical guest Prince

14 October 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Saturday Night Live has scored quite a lineup for its Nov. 1 episode, enlisting Chris Rock to host and Prince to serve as musical guest.  Though SNL didn't tweet out the news until this afternoon, Prince himself appears to have scooped the official announcement—or at least foreshadowed it. This morning, he tweeted a photo of Rock dressed as his purple highness in Grown Ups 2. pic.twitter.com/vYM4DSo2oN — 3Rdeyegirl (@3Rdeyegirl) October 14, 2014 Rock was an SNL cast member for three seasons in the early '90s and returned to host once in 1996. Prince's first stint as a »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Why there's no point worrying about the Ghostbusters reboot

13 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There's going to be a new Ghostbusters film, and Bill Murray isn't going to be in it. Time to panic? Andrew says no.

So, Ghostbusters, a much-beloved franchise of TV and film, is to be rebooted. The director, Paul Feig (Freaks And Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat) has announced his intention to cast women in the main roles. It's hard to say which one people are more annoyed over, but it's worth making the distinction between the aspects of this film that people are complaining about.

The following are legitimate complaints:

• That Ghostbusters is to be rebooted

• That you don't like Paul Feig films and do like Ghostbusters

The latter is one of those things, really, that happens in entertainment. It's pretty hard to argue against a studio's logic in hiring Paul Feig, based on his critical and commercial record ($288 million box office for Bridesmaids, $230 million for The Heat, good to »

- sarahd

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Men, Women & Children movie review (London Film Festival)

10 October 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Jason Reitman is way too young to have produced a work of such fuddy-duddy handwringing over These Kids (And Adults) Today and how we play with our e-toys. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

As the little explorer probe Voyager passes into interstellar space to begin its long lonely journey to who knows where, Adam Sandler is masturbating to Internet porn.

There’s a point to this juxtaposition, but only director Jason Reitman knows what it is. (Presumably Chad Kultgen, author of the novel this is based on, knows, too, but there’s no evidence of that here.) Is it that the hyperadvanced and superwise aliens who may one day find Voyager will be disappointed if they could know (which they won’t be able to know) that »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Adam Sandler Signs Four Film Deal With Netflix

2 October 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Following on from their acquiring distribution of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, Netflix have announced they have completed negotiations on a four film deal with Adam Sandler, which will see his Happy Madison Productions work with the online streaming service on four exclusive movies, produced by and starring the comedy actor. Despite recent failures like That's my Boy and Blended, the actor still has a loyal fan base, Grown Ups 2 grossing $250 million worldwide can attest to that, and no doubt Netflix are counting on their considerable support with this deal. It'll be interesting to see what movies come out of this deal, not having to worry about box office grosses could see the actor go back to something akin to his better, earlier movies, or even the dramas where he strangely excels. On the other hand, it could lead to Grown-Ups 3, 4, 5, and 6. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Adam Sandler Inks Four-Film Deal with Netflix

2 October 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You know how to make sure a press release gets my attention?  Kick it off with a good old, “O’Doyle rules!”  It was just revealed that Adam Sandler made a deal to make four movies exclusively for Netflix and the press release began with, “O’Doyle rules! Adam Sandler heads to Netflix.”  There’s no word on what any of those films will be just yet, but perhaps that headline could hint at something Billy Madison-related. But of course that’s total conjecture at this point because all we know is that Happy Madison Productions will work with Netflix to develop the four films and Sandler will produce and star in all of them.  Hit the jump for more on the Adam Sandler/Netflix partnership. As someone who grew up watching Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore more than I care to admit, his recent painfully unfunny commercial garbage is breaking my heart. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Adam Sandler Is Making Four New Movies Exclusively For Netflix

2 October 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by comic icon Adam Sandler, whose movies have delighted hundreds of millions of fans all over the world.

Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than  $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world’s top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said:

“People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the Us but all over the world. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Adam Sandler to make four movies exclusively for Netflix

2 October 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There was a period in time when Adam Sandler produced comedy movies that people wanted to see. But after a long string of comedic duds and box office flops (save for Grown Ups 2 of course), it seems that Sandler’s star has fallen somewhat. However, Netflix have announced that they will be teaming up with Sandler to make four exclusive movies for the streaming service.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer said, “People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages — everybody has a favourite movie, everyone has a favourite line — not just in the U.S. but all over the world.”

Sandler added, “When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks. »

- Luke Owen

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Adam Sandler to Create 4 Movies Exclusively for Netflix

2 October 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by comic icon Adam Sandler, whose movies have delighted hundreds of millions of fans all over the world.

Adam Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world's top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos commented.

"People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the Us but all over the world. »

- MovieWeb

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Adam Sandler making four movies exclusively for Netflix

1 October 2014 10:51 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only. Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks", Adam Sandler says. Sigh.

For those who were once fans of Adam Sandler, the last few years have not been good. Comfortably the purveyor of the laziest streak of mainstream Hollywood comedies in recent times, Sandler has been giving the impression of a man who's as interested in his own films of late as some of the audience. Once a name almost guaranteed to give you a hit, his box office powers - outside of Grown Ups 2 - have been in decline of late.

But don't worry: the man will not be starving. Firstly, promisingly, he's signed up for a couple of dramas. And now? He's inked a deal with Netflix, that'll see him make four movies exclusively for the streaming service (which presumably won't be in cinemas as a result, guttingly).

In »

- simonbrew

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