"Grown Ups" is 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 show celebrated cinema's next generation of talent with first-time winners Justin Bieber, Chloe Moretz, Ellen Page, Alexys Nycole Sanchez and Emma Stone, as well as returning favorites Tom Felton, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, among others.
The fantastical set featured lush green landscapes, a glowing hillside and cascading crystals that turned the night into a psychedelic summer night's dream. It was the perfect backdrop for MTV to give viewers "first looks" at some of the year's most highly-anticipated movies, including exclusive footage from the super-secret Super 8 presented by J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney; never-before-seen footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1; and a sneak peek clip from the concluding chapter of the most successful film franchise in movie history, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, introduced by the film's leading actress Emma Stone.Read More
The new summer comedy Grown Ups will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray formats on November 9. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.96 SRP, the BD will go for $34.95 SRP and the two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which will also include a Digital Copy of the film, will be priced at $38.96 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art in a trade advertisement below. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider.
Just because you grow older doesn't mean you have to grow up! Comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are at their hilarious and outrageous best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relive the good old days. It doesn't matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husbands and fathers. Once they get back together, nothing is going to stop these kids-at-heart from having the time of their adult lives in this hilarious and heartwarming film that proves men will be boys from the people who brought you Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Click.Read More
This summer's disappointing box office got a much needed injection of excitement last weekend with it's $100 million plus earnings from the opening of Toy Story 3 and even with two major new contenders, Grown Ups and Knight and Day, entering the charts this week the critically raved Pixar film managed to hold on to the number one spot for a second week in a row with an additional $59 million.
Toy Story 3 features the return of Woody, Buzz and all your favorite toys along with an all-star cast of voice actors, which include Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jodi Benson, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Ned Beatty, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal and Whoopi Goldberg. While the film did drop almost 50% from it's opening weekend, it still managed to earn an impressive $14,647 on each of it's 4,000 plus screens. In fact, the movie made around $18 million on Friday alone. Now in just two weeks the film has earned roughly $226 million, surpassing it's $200 million production cost and making it by far one of the biggest hits of the summer.Read More
Billy Appleton here! And no, contrary to popular belief, I have not hung myself from the shower curtain rod, the ceiling fan, or the tree in my neighbor's front yard. I missed last weekend because there was actually a great movie playing. Rather than write about it, I decided to go see it for myself. Toy Story 3 definitely did not suck! And it only took seven weeks to finally arrive at this hoped-for juncture. Though, Jonah Hex's suckitude eclipsed any good will Pixar might have brought to this lackluster bummer of a summer. We're talking a stink bomb of Howard the Duck-sized magnitude. Though without any hint of the cult repercussions that might make someone want to look at it in the future as a coy, funny artifact of 2010's dismal output.
Speaking of dismal output, this eighth summer weekend continues to chug up shit mountain as it doots out two more horrible stretches of celluloid on our sweaty faces. First up is the miserable Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups, which is followed closely on the hills by Tom Cruise's generic action yarn Knight and Day. Yawn. Just because the guy dances up a storm at the MTV Movie Awards doesn't mean his latest harbinger of bore is going to be any good for the masses. But don't take my word for it. I'm just speculating on what I've seen in the trailers and on the Internet. Oh, and my own dislike for pretty much every single one of Adam Sandler's abysmal, humorless attempts at breaking the box office piggy bank. His comedies are critically derided at every turn, yet this king of stupid knows how to turn a mean profit. And do you really like Tom Cruise now? Or are you just enjoying his publicist's attempts at making us forget that he's a crazy-insane Scientologist from the planet Teegeeack?Read More