- Geek & Sci-Fi
After Battleship bombed and Universal mostly <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/02/universal-is-getting-out-of-the-board-game-business" target="_blank">nixed</a> their <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/08/shocker-universal-drops-ouija-board-movie" target="_blank">plans</a> for a bunch of board game movies (notably <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/01/the-most-devastating-taylor-lautner-news-youll-read-all-year" target="_blank">Stretch Armstrong</a>, starring Taylor Lautner), you might have thought this toys-becoming-movies trend was on its way out.
Happy Madison’s latest “comedy” That’s My Boy hits theaters on Friday, and for once I’m going to be first in line to see it, as opposed to waiting until late November to suck it up and watch Adam Sandler’s annual work for my Worst Films feature.
With That’s My Boy set to queef up theaters on June 15, all eyes will soon turn to Adam Sandler’s first sequel, Grown Ups 2, which is turning out to be quite the star-studded affair.
Those of you who frequent FilmDrunk know that I have <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/09/who-the-heck-are-these-guys-the-filmdrunk-guide-to-happy-madison">a strange fascination with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison crew</a>, in that I don’t know how – other than riding on the very worn down coattails of Sandler’s career – these guys keep pumping out films.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the 1987 Mark Harmon-starring Summer School, not because it was a good movie, but because it had a dog in sunglasses on the cover, which is always radical (he was sort of the proto-Marmaduke).
Gird yourself, folks, we're about to go deep down the rabbit hole.
Chris Rock was at Sundance last week to promote his new film, 2 Days in New York, directed by Julie Delpy, whose best movie was Killing Zoe and I will fight people to the death if they believe otherwise.
Last year, when I asked Vince if I could rank the year’s worst movies, it seemed like a harmless enough idea.
It’s awfully fitting that during the same week that I started writing my feature for the Worst Movies of 2011, the studio that gave us my choice for the <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2010/12/the-10-worst-movies-of-2010">Worst Movie of 2010</a> has announced that it wants a sequel.
In Theaters Everywhere: Jack and Jill, J.
<a href="http://www.textsfromlastnight.com/" target="_blank">Texts from Last Night</a> is a perfectly enjoyable website in which anonymous drunks identified only by their area code recount the blurry events of their hard-partying lives.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star didn't screen for critics last week, which was perhaps wise, given their historic aversion to Adam Sandler movies about wigs and funny accents.
Steven Soderbergh's Contagion led all others at the box office over the weekend, knocking off The Help for the first time in three weeks, proving that the only thing America loves more than a hot white chick curing racism (THAT MAID'S CHANGIN' YER LAAHFE) is watching Gwyneth Paltrow succumb to a mysterious disease (check out the new goop.
At some point today, people are going to spend actual American currency to see Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, and the soul of cinema will die a little more.
Yesterday saw the release of two new international trailers for Adam Sandler's Jack & Jill, and not too long before that brought the trailer for Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.
The weekend box office estimates are in, and they show Transformers (now the highest-grossing movie of 2011) taking the top spot with $47 million, followed by Horrible Bosses, with $28m, and Paul Blart Zookeeper with $21m.
THE TRAILER FOR KEVIN JAMES' THE ZOOKEEPER IS FINALLY HERE AND IT LITERALLY HAS EVERYTHING.
Remember that short film, Pixels, about old-school video games and their blocky graphics invading present-day Manhattan.