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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin Star In First Poster For Maggie

Here’s your first look at the brand new poster for director Henry Hobson’s Maggie.

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter in this post-apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin.

The film will screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival on April 22.

From Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, Maggie will open in theaters and On Demand May 8, 2015.

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Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger Star in Maggie Zombie Movie Trailer

From TV’s “The Walking Dead” and “iZombie” to 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead and 2002’s 28 Days Later, the undead walking among the social consciousness shows no signs of slowing down. Now comes the latest film, Maggie.

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter. Watch the first trailer starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. But ask yourself, what would you do if your child became a zombie?

There’s a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) becomes infected. As Maggie’s condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, Wade is pushed to the limits in an effort to protect her.

A Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions release, Henry Hobson directs the post-apocalyptic thriller.
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Film Review: ‘Grown Ups 2’ is the Worst Comedy Since 2010’s Loathed ‘Grown Ups’

Chicago – There’s a time and a place where overacting is acceptable – musicals, children’s plays, Broadway – but there’s nothing worse than using it all the time in every wrong place.

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Nothing worse, that is, except for a film that stars so many known stars – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Jon Lovitz and Shaquille O’Neal – who all think it’s a wise professional choice to appear in the worst comedy since the first time Adam Sandler tried to be funny in 2010’s “Grown Ups”.

It’s like they all saw a different film than what got released and thought that that movie was worthy of being made. What was made will only anger you for having taken your money, wasted your time and failed to make you laugh.

Read Adam Fendelman’s full review
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Film Review: Adam Sandler Pulls Our Chains in ‘That’s My Boy’

Chicago – Adam Sandler is just freaking with us now. His goal is obviously to create the raunchiest, sociopathic and off-putting comedies of all time, and “That’s My Boy” belongs in his Hall of Fame. The A-list cast helps out, including Andy Sandberg, James Caan, Susan Sarandon and Leighton Meester.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The first and most obvious problem is that there are long stretches in the film that have no laughs, but at least it has some laughs, unlike Sandler’s recent “Jack and Jill.” Screenwriter Dave Caspe, who also pens the decent TV sitcom “Happy Endings,” projects some unseemly obsessions through the Sandler character, especially in the sexual realm. It’s an oddball film for sure, paced unevenly by director Sean Anders (screenwriter of the much better raunch comedy, “She’s Out of My League”), and somewhat awkward in its execution. But I predict this film might eventually wear out
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Interview: Andy Samberg Talks Up the Funny in ‘That’s My Boy’

Chicago – As the chorus of “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” signaled the recent season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” it was Kristen Wiig that said farewell to the show, but not before a lingering twirl from Andy Samberg, who just announced his own departure. The next phase for Samberg begins with a co-starring role beside Adam Sandler, in the film “That’s My Boy.”

Andy Samberg was born in Mill Valley, California, and grew up watching “Saturday Night Live,” as a self-described obsessed fan of the show. He spend two years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before transferring after two years to New York University, to study filmmaking. It was with his childhood friends, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, that he would form a comedy troupe called Lonely Island. The trio landed a gig on Saturday Night Live on their writing staff, and Samberg broke out as a featured cast member on the show.
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Breaking Dawn, Jack And Jill: Razzie Award Nominations

Adam Sandler, Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill Worst Picture Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jack and Jill New Year's Eve Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Worst Actor Russell BrandArthur Nicolas CageDrive Angry 3-D / Season of the Witch / Trespass Taylor LautnerAbduction / The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Adam SandlerJack and Jill / Just Go With It Nick SwardsonBucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Worst Actress Martin Lawrence, Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son Sarah Palin, Undefeated Sarah Jessica ParkerI Don't Know How She Does It / New Year's Eve Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Worst Supporting Actor Patrick DempseyTransformers: Dark of the Moon James FrancoYour Highness Ken Jeong, Big Mommas 3 / The Hangover Part II / Transformers: Dark of the Moon / Zookeeper Al Pacino, Jack and Jill Nick Swardson,
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Adam Sandler in Drag/Jack And Jill Opens Below Sandler Box-Office Average

Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill Henry Cavill/Immortals Tops Box Office, But Way Behind 300, Clash Of The Titans Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, the widely panned comedy Jack and Jill — 0% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics (despite a couple of fresh tomatoes on the list) — earned $26m in second place at the North American box office this weekend, as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. If estimates are correct, Jack and Jill had the second-lowest opening of an Adam Sandler comedy in the past five years; released in 2009, Funny People debuted with $22.65 million. Now, if estimates aren't exactly correct, there's a not inconsiderable chance that this weekend's actual no. 2 movie was/is Puss in Boots. Featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, the DreamWorks Animation feature was officially the no. 3 movie, with $25.5m. That's one of those too-close-to-call scenarios.
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Jack And Jill/Adam Sandler in Drag: Second-Lowest-Grossing Sandler Comedy in Past Five Years?

Adam Sandler in drag/not in drag, Jack and Jill Henry Cavill/Tarsem Singh's Immortals to Top Weekend Box Office "Guess what's playing in movie critic hell?" asks the Boston Herald's James Verniere. Here's what: Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill has a 0% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics (though I spotted two fresh tomatoes on the list). The lowbrow comedy is expected to open in second place in North America this weekend, with about $25-$26m after grossing $9m on Friday. If estimates are correct, that'll be the second-lowest opening for an Adam Sandler comedy in the past five years; released in 2009, Funny People, which debuted with $22.65m, should maintain its bottom-of-the-barrel slot. Apparently much funnier than Jack and Jill, which also features Katie Holmes and Al Pacino playing himself, were the tweets posted today by the fake Twitter account @JackNJillMovie. It has since been shut down.
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Blu-Ray Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Just Go with It’ Not Worth the Time

Chicago – In the realm of wasting time watching terrible movies, Adam Sandler provides a nearly 24 hour festival. His latest effort, just released on Blu-ray and DVD, is the horrendous, talent wasting “Just Go with It.”

Blu-Ray Rating: 1.0/5.0

Casting Jennifer Aniston, a decent comic actress, and Nicole Kidman, who worked with Stanley Kubrick (Kubrick!) seems like cruel and unusual punishment for the pair. Also the fact that this was loosely adapted from the far superior stage play and film “Cactus Flower” (1969), adds up to 116 long minutes of Adam Sandler doing the same tired Sandler-esque routine and ruination of an original source.

After running away from a potentially bad marriage as a young man, Danny (Sandler) finds that just wearing a wedding ring allows for relationship free hook-ups (just ask Anthony Weiner). Years later Danny is the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, aided in that pursuit by his associate Katherine (Jennifer Aniston). Surprisingly,
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‘The Zookeeper’ (July 8)

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Written by: Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jay Scherick and David Ronn

Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb; featuring the voices of: Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone

In this family comedy, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (James). But Griffin has been having no luck with the ladies, so he decides to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. In a panic, the lions and tigers and bears — oh my! — decide to break their code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: They can talk! Once Griffin gets over the shock, they convince him to let them help him woo the girl of his dreams by teaching him the rules of courtship of the animal kingdom. Coraci (of Sandler’s “Click,” “The Waterboy” and “The Wedding Singer”) directs. (Sony Pictures)

Photo by Tracy Bennett,
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‘The Zookeeper’ (July 8)

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Written by: Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jay Scherick and David Ronn

Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb; featuring the voices of: Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone

In this family comedy, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (James). But Griffin has been having no luck with the ladies, so he decides to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. In a panic, the lions and tigers and bears — oh my! — decide to break their code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: They can talk! Once Griffin gets over the shock, they convince him to let them help him woo the girl of his dreams by teaching him the rules of courtship of the animal kingdom. Coraci (of Sandler’s “Click,” “The Waterboy” and “The Wedding Singer”) directs. (Sony Pictures)

Photo by Tracy Bennett,
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‘Just Go With It’

Reviewed by Chris Allsop

(February 2011)

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Written by: Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker and Nicole Kidman

In the rom com “Just Go With It,” Hollywood wants you to do exactly that: Adam Sandler is a successful plastic surgeon (just go with it); Jennifer Aniston isn’t noticeably attractive beneath those glasses and that white surgical coat (come on, just go with it); we’ve seen this a hundred times before (shh … just go with it).

The plot follows Danny (Sandler), who, after uncovering in the nick of time that his wife-to-be is a cheating gold digger, finds that wearing his wedding ring and pretending to be married to a horrible wife works wonders when scoring with chicks. He uses the technique for years, discovering that it’s the perfect way to keep his wounded heart safely shelved out of harm’s way.
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‘Just Go With It’

Reviewed by Chris Allsop

(February 2011)

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Written by: Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker and Nicole Kidman

In the rom com “Just Go With It,” Hollywood wants you to do exactly that: Adam Sandler is a successful plastic surgeon (just go with it); Jennifer Aniston isn’t noticeably attractive beneath those glasses and that white surgical coat (come on, just go with it); we’ve seen this a hundred times before (shh … just go with it).

The plot follows Danny (Sandler), who, after uncovering in the nick of time that his wife-to-be is a cheating gold digger, finds that wearing his wedding ring and pretending to be married to a horrible wife works wonders when scoring with chicks. He uses the technique for years, discovering that it’s the perfect way to keep his wounded heart safely shelved out of harm’s way.
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Film Review: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock Act Like Children in ‘Grown Ups’

Chicago – It may be called “Grown Ups,” but too much of the new Adam Sandler ensemble comedy feels like it was written by an eight-year-old boy. The believable friendship chemistry that Sandler has with co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider significantly ups the entertainment value, but “Grown Ups” could have and should have been much better.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Co-written by Sandler with Fred Wolf (“Joe Dirt”), “Grown Ups” is a cliched variation on “The Big Chill” with a quintent of friends from childhood reuniting after the death of the coach who long ago guided them to a basketball championship. It hits all of the beats that you would expect it to while being often genially entertaining by virtue of the fun that these friends in real life must have had in making it. Sadly, the elements that actually work are off-set by gross-out jokes, false sentimentality, or
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Slideshow: 35-Image Gallery For ‘Grown Ups’ Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James

Chicago – This 35-image slideshow contains all of the official press images for the highly anticipated “Grown Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph. The film was written by Sandler & Fred Wolf and directed by Dennis Dugan. It will be released on June 25th, 2010.

Synopsis: “Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider is a hilarious comedy about five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others’ families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph.”

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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Indie Acioner Sets Cast, Helmer

Michael Clarke Duncan, Sharni Vinson, Samm Levine (”Inglourious Basterds”), Christopher McDonald and Zuleikha Robinson (”Lost”) will star in indie action-thriller “No Man’s Land,” set to shoot in 3D in September. Jason Cox has been tapped to direct from a screenplay by Kevin Leonard and Jim Doyle. Producers are Tracy Bennett and Lee Ross of ChipShot Films, in conjunction with Jeff Stern and Jeff Spilman of S3 Entertainment Group. Story follows a team of reality show contestants who run afoul of a group of backwater Cajuns while traversing the dense Louisiana swamp as part of their global race. What starts out as a simple misunderstanding and a clash of cultures quickly escalates into an all-out blood feud.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118019738.html?categoryId=3768&cs=1
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Clarke Duncan Wanders "No Man's Land"

Michael Clarke Duncan has joined the 3D indie action-thriller "No Man's Land" for ChipShot Films says Variety.

A blend of "The Amazing Race" and "Deliverance", the story follows a group of reality show contestants on a globe-trotting race who are traversing a dense Louisiana swamp where a misunderstanding with a group of backwater Cajuns turns into an all-out blood feud.

Sharni Vinson, Samm Levine, Christopher McDonald and Zuleikha Robinson ("Lost") also star. Jason Cox directs from a screenplay by Kevin Leonard and Jim Doyle.

Tracy Bennett, Lee Ross, Jeff Stern and Jeff Spilman are producing. Shooting kicks off in September.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum's 10 movie marvels of the decade

Lisa Schwarzbaum's 10 movie marvels of the decade
Notice I didn't say best movies -- that territory has been well covered by far more passionate list makers than I am. (By the way, do you agree with me that a devotion to ranking is primarily a male urge?  Tell me three good reasons why I'm right or wrong. At any rate, I don't have the gene for it.) As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, though, here's fodder for your New Year's Eve party: A list, in no particular order, of 10 movie developments from the past 10 years that have impressed, depressed, excited, upset,
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Adam Sandler: Too highbrow? Universal Studios goes for mega-mass appeal

As we reported earlier, Universal Studios is being reorganized. Those of you waiting for a remake of The Wolfman are in luck; the project is still on. So is a Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe, oooh. However, those of you who, like me, prefer to spend your movie ticket-buying allowance on human-scale movies with adult complexity-stuff like Duplicity, State of Play, or Public Enemies - are screwed. See, according to the Uni bookkeepers, those titles, er, "underperformed" at the box office this year. So did Funny People, in which Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler took creative risks that resulted
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'Funny People': Three ways it's not your regular Judd Apatow movie

Like many of you, I saw Funny People this weekend, and I had some mixed feelings about the uneven film: parts were high-larious, other parts a lot less so. Even though Judd Apatow is famous for blending low-brow humor with substantive emotional themes, the tonal inconsistencies in the film definitely threw me, as did three notable changes from the rest of the Apatow oeuvre. These aren't complaints so much as observations, and there are some mild spoilers ahead: 1. A lack of weed smoking and stoner humor Herbal refreshments have played a big part in other Apatow comedies: Weed is basically a character Knocked Up, and the dudes in 40-Year-Old Virgin smoke a ton. Unless I missed it, there's only one scene of a character partaking (Jason Schwartzman's Mark takes one hit) and one tossed-off pot-smoking joke at the very end. 2. A love-interest girl who's one of the guys Historically,
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