Adam Sandler used to make comedies. Now he makes Adam Sandler movies; bland exercises in nostalgia where he hangs out with his actor buddies, cracks a few jokes, and exerts as little effort as is humanly possible to the sounds of early ’80s rock and pop. Pixels is the latest and canniest Adam Sandler movie yet. It mines his older audience’s affection for the classic arcade games of their youth, and his younger audience’s affection for the ideas of video games coming to life. The famous gaming cameos are sure to make Pixels a huge hit, even though it’s just as unfunny as everything else Sandler produces these days.
Breaking Bad fans have looked on Aaron Paul’s TV future with great interest, including through Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, but at last the erstwhile Jesse Pinkman has cooked up his next big series, bitch. Paul today joins Jason Katims’ new Hulu drama The Way, alongside True Detective star Michelle Monaghan.
The 2011 French action movie ‘Sleepless Night’ has such an indelible, high concept premise that an American remake was inevitable. Now, after several years of being set up at Warner Bros., the new version has landed at Open Road and Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in the lead role. If a new version is half as much fun as the original, it will be better than most Hollywood action movies.
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie had a blast filming 'Captain America 2,' which was pretty apparent in those blooper reels on the DVD and Blu-ray releases, and they've already teamed up again for a new movie. Watch the first 'Playing It Cool' trailer here.
The new 'Best of Me' trailer has one goal: to fill whatever room you're in with dust and get your eyes watering. It just wants to give you a taste of the buckets you'll cry during the actual movie, which looks specifically constructed to tug at your heart strings so hard that they snap like cheap twine. Yes, this is another movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, and like all Nicholas Sparks movies, it is in the business of invoking warm, salty tears.
'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy already had our attention with the announcement of upcoming HBO sexuality drama 'Open,' let alone after stars like Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley and 'Fringe''s Anna Torv joined the ranks. Now, 'Mission Impossible' franchise star Michelle Monaghan has joined the 'Open' cast to explore her sexuality with Anna Torv, and that's just fine by us.
Isn't love supposed to be "a many splendored thing"? Not in Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan's latest, an anti-rom-com titled 'A Many Splintered Thing,' which is being likened to 'Amelie' and '(500) Days of Summer.'