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  1. Just How Good Is Al Pacino In Jack and Jill?

    Lane Brown

    Riding a tsunami of critical disapproval into theaters this weekend is Jack and Jill, in which Adam Sandler stars as twin siblings of both sexes. Predictably, Sandler's performances have gone unheralded by critics. Al Pacino, though — who plays...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  2. How Bad Was Yogi Bear?

    Lane Brown

    So bad that the mere mention of its title is enough to make dudes' heads explode. At least Yogi Bear star (and friend of Grantland) T.J. Miller — whose standup special No Real Reason airs on Comedy Central on November 12 — has a sense of ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  3. Andy Serkis' Apes Oscar Campaign: It's On!

    Lane Brown

    This morning, 20th Century Fox announced that Andy "The Motion-Captured Olivier" Serkis just signed a "healthy seven-figure deal" to star in the sequel to this summer's $453 million-grossing Rise of the Planet of the Apes as main ape Caesar. Also ret...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  4. Q&A: Hugh Jackman on Real Steel

    Lane Brown

    It's a blight on Hollywood's good name that they've taken this long to provide us with a movie about boxing robots. Arriving in theaters on Friday is Shawn Levy's Real Steel, in which Hugh Jackman stars as an absentee dad who bonds with his young son...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  5. Hero Author Sues to Block Release of In Time

    Lane Brown

    Science-fiction author Harlan Ellison is suing for compensatory damages and to block the October 28 release of Andrew Niccol's In Time — in which Justin Timberlake stars as a wanted man in a world where people can pay to extend their lives &#82...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. Bruce Willis is a Real American Hero

    Lane Brown

    Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in the increasingly weird-seeming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation as Joe Colton, the original Joe. He'd join Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and RZA, and be inexplicably directed by Jon M. Chu, the guy who made the Step ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  7. Ryan Reynolds: Still Not a Movie Star

    Lane Brown

    Body-switching comedy The Change-Up finished fourth at the box office over the weekend, earning only $13.5 million and further calling into question Ryan Reynolds' movie-star credentials. Also, that Olivia Wilde sure is on a streak, isn't she? Pre...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  8. Bryan Cranston to Be Eaten by Zombies

    Lane Brown

    The stars of AMC shows that aren't Walking Dead are getting their piece of the zombie action: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is negotiating to join the already cast Mireille Enos (The Killing) and James Badge Dale (Rubicon) in Marc Forster's World War...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  9. Martin Lawrence Might Hang Up His Fatsuit, Return to TV

    Lane Brown

    Martin Lawrence is negotiating with CBS to produce and star in a new sitcom. No word yet on a premise or costars, but since Lawrence's return to TV could presumably thwart a fourth Big Momma's House movie, this one gets our full blessing. Grade: A [V...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  10. Laurence Fishburne to Play Superman's Editor

    Lane Brown

    Deposed CSI star Laurence Fishburne will play Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel. Nice to see fictional newspapers hiring again. Grade: B+ [EW] Speaking of Man of Steel, as soon as he's finished direct...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  11. J.J. Abrams Will Direct Star Trek 2, He Guesses

    Lane Brown

    Unlike some people, J.J. Abrams sees his highly lucrative franchises through to the end. He's nearing an agreement to direct Star Trek 2, the sequel to 2009's $260 million-grossing original. The only problem: He won't finish writing and shooting in t...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  12. Hollywood Report Card: Hilary Swank Headed to Space

    Lane Brown

    Washington may have ceded space to the Russians, but Hollywood hasn't: Hilary Swank will produce and star in the comic-adapted Shrapnel, about a solar marine in 2250 who leads an uprising against the solar government, while probably collecting a sola...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  13. Zookeeper: Doomed by Too-Big Talking Animals?

    Lane Brown

    It seemed like a sure bet: put Paul Blart star Kevin James in a movie full of celebrity-voiced zoo animals, crank up the air conditioning, and let the money roll in. But in its first weekend, Zookeeper opened to a measly $21 million, barely meeting i...

    Blog | July 11, 2011