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Summer movie season is once again upon us, as the likes of "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" and "Pacific Rim" are set to blow us through the back wall of the theater with their huge action sequences, top-notch special effects and occasional witty quips.
But blockbusters aren't the only kind of movies at the multiplex this summer; they share space alongside quieter, more critically acclaimed fare. And let's face it — inside every loud, attention-grabbing, big-budget action flick or raucous all-star comedy, there's a sensitive, modest indie just waiting to get out. Right?
With that in mind, we've once again reinvented 10 summer blockbusters as smaller, less explosion-heavy films. After all, it's not such a huge leap to see "Fast & Furious 6" as a twee road trip movie about a non-traditional family or "Man of Steel" as the ultimate tale of an outsider wandering the Earth in search of identity and purpose.
Friedrich Nietzche famously said "that which does not kill us makes us stronger." But there's one thing that even the legendary German philosopher could not possibly have accounted for his in ruminations: The existence of Adam Sandler's new "Grown Ups 2" trailer.
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is 2013's inaugural sequel in a year chock full of them (29 in all). With this much franchise volume in one year, it's good to keep some perspective in terms of which series we're primed for ... and which ones shouldn't have had a first movie to begin with.
From the bad to the rad, here's our rundown of all the follow-ups fans have been clamoring for — or haven't, as the case may be. Prioritize your sequel viewing, people. Get More »
Summer in New York has been all sorts of record-breaking hot, and I'm not just talking about the weather! This July, I decided to take a break from waiting outside talk shows and it back to my roots of meeting celebrities on film and television sets.
Not only was I able to stage a run-in with James McAvoy, who is filming "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" here in New York, but, by crossing a state line or three, I also got to meet "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig and "Twilight"'s Taylor Lautner on the set of "Grown Ups 2" in Massachusetts.
Not to brag, but I am surprised that I haven't suffered heat stroke from being around three massive movie-making hotties during all of these East Coast heat waves. Get More »
The "Twilight" gang has stayed plenty busy since launching straight into the cultural zeitgeist four years ago, and some of the franchise actors have had much more luck than others when it comes to scoring impressive and interesting roles.
One nabbed an Oscar nom, two had films in competition at Cannes this year, and another headlines an exciting new J.J. Abrams series this fall. Others have endured critical and box office flops, straight-to-DVD blunders and yes, even a Razzie "win."
Until this weekend, though, none have stretched their legs into new series territory -- but Kristen Stewart really puts her box-office muster to the test as she moves from the damp world of Forks into the clutches of Ravenna's evil queen-dom for "Snow White and the Huntsman." In celebration of her second franchise bid, we take a look at what all of the "Twilight" kids have been up to since first making their mark on modern pop culture not too long ago.
Alexander Ludwig is ready to lighten up a little bit.
The young actor, who played the villainous Cato in "The Hunger Games," will laugh it up in the comedy sequel, "Grown Ups 2," according to Variety.
Ludwig will be playing the role of David Spade's son (we don't know why, but we find that very amusing). Just what kind of father-son relationship they have in the movie remains to be seen, but we have a feeling it might involve some tension and/or conflict. Get More »
Adam Sandler may have finally met his match — and his name is David Henrie.
Word around Tinseltown is that the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star is the latest thesp to sign on for a role in Sandler's upcoming "Grown Ups 2." (Yes, it's the sequel to "Grown Ups.")
According to Variety, Henrie joins werewolf-heartthrob Taylor Lautner in a group of frat boys who run up against star Adam Sandler and his childhood friends — played by Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider. Get More »
For Taylor Lautner, there's comedy after supernatural romance.
"Grown Ups" told the story of a group of childhood friends who reunite as adults at the funeral of their high school basketball coach. While ultimately nothing special, the 2010 film ended up being one of Sandler's biggest hits, grossing $162 million domestically and $271 million worldwide. Get More »
You can never have too many reunions with childhood pals, right?
Adam Sandler and friends might be headed for another middle-aged adventure as Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions are in talks with "Grown Ups" scribe Fred Wolf to write a sequel, according to Variety.
"Grown Ups" starred Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider as childhood friends who come together over a Fourth of July weekend to attend the funeral of their youth basketball coach. The film, released in June 2010, is Sandler's highest grossing comedy to date, earning over $227 million in worldwide box office. Get More »