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First Looks At Liam Neeson In 'Non-Stop' & Halle Berry In 'The Call,' Plus Images From 'Mama' & 'Grown Ups 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 8, 2013 12:37 PM
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Liam Neeson might be dismissive of the idea of a third "Taken" movie, but that doesn't mean that the Irish actor is done with ass-kicking. 2013 sees Neeson reteam with his "Unknown" director Jaume Collet-Serra for "Non-Stop," an airborne thriller which sees Neeson play an air marshall who receives a text message telling him that unless a $150 million ransom is paid, a passenger will die every twenty minutes. Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Scoot McNairy and Corey Stoll are among the suspects, and a first look at Neeson in the film has arrived, courtesy of EW. Yes, it's a man with a gun on a plane.

Brian Tee Joins 'The Wolverine'; Cole Hauser Declares 'Olympus Has Fallen' & Patrick Schwarzenegger Is All 'Grown Ups 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 10, 2012 1:45 PM
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In today’s edition of the casting round-up, we have news from a Japan-set comic-book movie, one of the two competing White House siege films, and a sequel to a movie no one really liked.

'Grown Ups 2' Adds Shaquille O'Neal, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Cato From 'The Hunger Games' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 2, 2012 10:30 AM
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In the few short years since “Funny People” was released, Adam Sandler has made it his goal to outdo the fake terrible movies that his character did in Judd Apatow’s film. The nadir of his inexorable downward slope will probably be next year’s “Grown Ups 2” and he’s bringing along new faces.

Taylor Lautner To Try A Comedy Career Now, Joins 'Grown Ups 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 9:14 PM
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Oh, Taylor Lautner. Poised to be the next big hot new thing, his solo action adventure outing "Abduction" flopped at the box office, his starring role in "Stretch Armstrong" was scuttled and that movie he's supposed to do with Gus Van Sant (no, really) seems to be waiting to happen. So what is Jacob supposed to do now. How about comedy?

'Grown Ups 2' Is Still Happening But At Least It Will Have Oliver Cooper From 'Project X'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 4:06 PM
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You asked for it, America. As mind-numbingly shitty as it was, "Grown Ups" made over $162 million at home, contributing to over $270 million worldwide. It didn't take a genius at Sony to figure out that if Adam Sandler is going to make his first sequel, it might as well be for one of his biggest box office hits. But at least they are adding some fresh blood.

5 Unnecessary, Unwanted Sequels That Bit The Dust & 5 More That Are Somehow Getting Made

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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Earlier today, producer/enemy of quality Neal Moritz confirmed what anyone with a brain and cursory knowledge of the box office charts of early 2011 was aware of: a sequel to "Green Hornet," his Michel Gondry-directed, Seth Rogen led superhero movie of last January, isn't happening any time soon. The film wasn't a giant flop -- it made a good-but-not-great $98 million domestically, part of a total $227 million worldwide haul. Not a bad number, but considering the movie cost $120 million plus whatever they poured into the extensive marketing campaign, the profit margin was likely razor thin.

Chris Rock Isn’t Sure If Adam Sandler’s Next Comedy All-Stars Collaboration Is ‘Grown Ups 2’ Or A Different Project

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 30, 2012 11:20 AM
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Is the band getting back together? No, not the super group you missed during their heyday – for today’s generation that seems to be Pavement and Jeff Magnum in the music industry – that other band you never knew you actually loved: the “Grown Ups” crew headed by frontman Adam Sandler.

Oh God, It's Really Happening: 'Grown Ups 2' Slated For July 12, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 12:44 PM
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Even though "Jack & Jill" scraped the bottom of the Adam Sandler barrel, proving to be one of the worst box office outings he's had in years, Sony still believes in the comedian. And why not. In 2010 audiences made "Grown Ups" the second biggest hit of his career (behind "Big Daddy") and the studio wants to keep that gravy train rolling. And now they've set a date.

So, There's Going To Be A 'Grown Ups 2' Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 7:12 PM
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Is this the sound of Sony and Adam Sandler panicking? The funnyman's latest entry in low brow, corporate sponsored hilarity, the dreadful "Jack & Jill" was his worst box office outing since "Little Nicky." With only $76 million worldwide, it's his first effort in eons not to cross $100 million and for a movie that cost in the neighborhood of $80 million (it certainly wasn't spent on prosthetics) that's not a good thing. So what do you do to get back on the horse? Make a sequel of course.

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