THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™ Swings onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet™ on Friday, November 9th

I would please like to begin by saying “The Amazing Spiderman” is truly a work of ART!  Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful that Sam Raimi was able to bring his vision of Spiderman to life but however it does not compare to Marc Webb‘s “The Amazing Spiderman”.   The Marc Webb production is far superior from casting Andrew Garfield in the title role to the 3D Special Effects.

Few fun facts you should know if you have not seen the film yet.

1. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were romantically linked when shooting the Film making the loves scenes a bit more intense and believeble.

2. Andrew Garfield  was a Gymnist growing up. 

3. Mr. Garfield performed most of his own stunts in the film.  Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman was more on a Wire/Harness than CGI, that is why there are many scenes of Spiderman unmasked.

The Camera work and the 3D special effects are outstanding!  For a moment I thought the Antenna on the Empire State Building was going to hit me in of the the awesome 3D scenes.

It is very safe to say the The Amazing Spiderman is a SPECTACULAR film that you will love to watch over and over again!!!

THIS IS A MUST OWN!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the best Spider-Man yet.  A brilliant reimagining of an epic franchise. 

I can’t wait to see it again.– Marlow Stern, Newsweek

 

Emma and Andrew are wonderful together.” –Carrie Keagan, VH1

 

$700 Million Worldwide Box Office Hit Swings onto

Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet on Friday, November 9th

 

Directed by Marc Webb

Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

 

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

 

Loaded with Hours of Bonus Features, Including

90 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries, Deleted Scenes,
Audio Commentary, and More

 

Blu-ray Exclusive “Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App” Featuring Full Movie Sync Option with Director’s Notebook Including Additional Interviews, Pre-Visualization Sequences, Production Timeline, and More

 

Blu-ray 3D Disc Exclusive Bonus Content Includes Interactive

3D 101 with Marc Webb and 3D Scene Progression Reel

 

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (September 4, 2012) – One of themost beloved and iconic super heroes of all time reemerges in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,debuting on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and a Limited Edition Gift Set with collectible Spider-Man and Lizard figurines, all with UltraViolet, on Friday, November 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Presented forthe first time in at-home 3D, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN tells the story of teenage Peter Parker, who grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man battles The Lizard. Directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, and Emma Stone (The Help) as Gwen Stacy. The film also features Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard, Denis Leary (TV’s “Rescue Me”) as Captain Stacy, Campbell Scott (TV’s “Damages”) as Richard Parker, and Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) as Rajit Ratha. Rounding out the all-star cast are Martin Sheen (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Uncle Ben and two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Actress, Sally Field (Norma Rae, 1979; Places in the Heart, 1984), as Aunt May.

 

 

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack comes with three discs:

  • Disc one is a Blu-ray containing the feature film, as well as the “Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App,” which can be used with the Sony Tablet™ S, Xperia Tablet™ S and iPad. The App syncs with the film as it plays in “Timeline” mode and features “Production” mode allowing users to “sling” content from their tablets to the TV screen for a greater and more interactive HD experience. Content includes interviews, storyboards, concept art, pre-visualization sequences, stunt rehearsals, and more.
  • Disc two is a Blu-ray featuring 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentaries, taking viewers behind the scenes of the development and direction of the film, casting, costumes, location shoots, visual effects, and more.
  • Disc three is a DVD that includes the feature film, as well as stunt rehearsals and deleted scenes, The Oscorp Archives, an image gallery featuring production art stills, and audio commentary with director Marc Webb, and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

 

 

 

In addition to the three discs of content in the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack contains a fourth disc featuring the film in 3D.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray 3D is also an image progression reel and the “3D 101 with Marc Webb” featurette, providing a look at the 3D techniques used for the film and allowing viewers to toggle through three scenes from the film at different levels of 3D. The Limited Edition Gift Set, available at select retailers, comes with collectible Spider-Man and Lizard figurines, in addition to the 4-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack.

 

Synopsis

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™ is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May(Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. When Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

 

 

Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was directed by Marc Webb from the screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, and a story by James Vanderbilt. Stan Lee, Kevin Feige and Michael Grillo served as executive producers, with Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach as producers.

 

 

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:

Disc 1: 2D Blu-ray feature film

Special Features:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App, including interviews, storyboards, alternate takes, costume tests, pre-visualization sequences and more.  Allows you to “sling” content from your tablet to the TV.

Disc 2: 2D Blu-ray featuring 90 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries, including:

o   Development and Direction

o   Casting

o   Costumes

o   On Location: LA

o   On Stage: Sony Studios

o   On Location: NY

o   Post Production and Release

  •  16 Pre-Visualization Sequences

Disc 3: DVD feature film

Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary
  • The Oscorp Archives – Production Art Gallery
  • Stunt Rehearsals

 

Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack Special Features:

All of the 3-Disc Combo Pack Special Features plus…

Disc 1: 3D Blu-ray

  • 3D versions of the film
  • 3D 101 with Director Marc Webb
  • 3D Image Progression Reel

Disc 2: 2D Blu-ray feature film

Disc 3: 2D Blu-ray featuring 90 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries

Disc 4: DVD feature film

 

Limited Edition Gift Set Special Features:

All of the 4-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features plus…

  • Collectible Amazing Spider-Man Figurine
  • Collectible Lizard Figurine

The Amazing Spider-Man has a running time of 136 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA estrena el 21 de septiembre del 2012!!!!

 

 

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

Comedia familiar animada

21 de septiembre de 2012

 

 

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Bienvenido al Hotel Transylvania, el fastuoso resort de cinco estrellas de Drácula (Adam Sandler), en donde los monstruos y sus familias pueden sentirse libres de comportarse como los monstruos que son sin que haya humanos que los molesten.  En un fin de semana muy especial, Drácula ha invitado a alguno de los monstruos más famosos del mundo – Frankenstein y su novia, la Momia, el Hombre Invisible, una familia de hombres lobo, y muchos más – para celebrar el cumpleaños número 118 de su hija Mavis. Para Drac, atender a todos estos monstruos legendarios no es ningún problema, pero su mundo puede desmoronarse cuando un hombre ordinario llega por casualidad al hotel y se deslumbra con Mavis. 

 

 

 

 

Frank Capra: The Early Years Coming to DVD September 4 from SPHE & TCM

 

 

Five Early Frank Capra Gems Coming to DVD for First Time,

From Turner Classic Movies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

and The Film Foundation

 

Frank Capra cuts Army film as a Signal Corps R...

 

 

Set Includes Video Introductions by TCM’s Robert Osborne and

Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Michel Gondry,

Along with Audio Commentaries from Noted Film Historians

 

Frank Capra is one of the most popular and beloved filmmakers of all time, but many of his earlier films have never been made available on DVD. Turner Classic Movies (TCM)and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) are joining forces with The Film Foundation on Frank Capra: The Early Collection, a box set of five 1930s pre-code Capra classics coming to DVD for the first time on Monday, Sept. 3. Among the collection’s many special features are video introductions by TCM host Robert Osborne and OscarÒ-winning filmmakers Martin Scorsese (Best Director, The Departed, 2006), Ron Howard (Best Director, A Beautiful Mind, 2001) and Michel Gondry (Best Original Screenplay, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004), as well as audio commentaries by film historians Jeanine Basinger and Jeremy Arnold.

 

Frank Capra: The Early Collection will be available exclusively through TCM’s online store (http://shop.tcm.com) as part of the TCM Vault Collection. The set includes re-mastered editions of Rain or Shine (1930), and four early collaborations with his legendary leading lady Barbara Stanwyck: Ladies of Leisure (1930), The Miracle Woman (1931), Forbidden (1932) and The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933). The collection also includes extensive on-screen digital bonus materials including production stills, behind-the-scenes photos, lobby cards, movie posters and more.

 

“Frank Capra is one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in Hollywood history, making this set an invaluable addition to any lover of great cinema,” said Nancy Rewis, vice president of Commerce Enterprise for TCM, TBS and TNT. “We’re proud to be working with some of today’s greatest filmmakers in ensuring that these great films are not only preserved but also made available to fans everywhere.”

 

“TCM has done a great job carrying on the legacy with this seminal Frank Capra release, ” said  Marc Rashba, vice president, Catalog, TV & Shopper Marketing Group at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Our partnership continues to deliver high quality DVD packages that fans will appreciate.”

 

“The Film Foundation is proud to partner with Sony and TCM in making these early films of Frank Capra available to audiences for the first time on DVD,” said Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation. “Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Michel Gondry each have fascinating things to say about these films, making this a must-have collection for all those who treasure Capra’s films.”

 

Frank Capra immigrated from Bisacquino, Sicily, as a child and went on to become one of the great American success stories. After growing up in Los Angeles and serving in World War I, he found his calling in the burgeoning film industry of the early ’20s. Working at a variety of jobs, from lab assistant to film cutter to gag writer, Capra was promoted to director by silent comedian Harry Langdon, who scored several box-office hits with Capra at the helm.

 

The Frank Capra: The Early Collection features five key movies made after Capra struck out on his own in the early sound era and became Columbia Pictures’ most important and financially successful director, transforming the company from a poverty row studio to a major player in Hollywood. The films in the collection demonstrate the first evidence of Capra’s emerging directorial style, his keen interest in subject matter that dealt with social issues and his ease at mastering any genre he tackled.

 

The following are the five films included in Frank Capra: The Early Collection:

 

 

Ladies of Leisure(1930) – This drama marked Frank Capra’s first collaboration with Barbara Stanwyck. The film tells of a Depression-era romance between a working-class model and a high-society artist, played by Ralph Graves. The film is based on the 1924 play Ladies of the Evening, written by Milton Herbert Gropper.

 

 

Rain or Shine (1930) – This rollicking comedy-drama follows the ups and downs of a struggling traveling circus. Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers and William Collier Jr. star in this film, a non-musical version of a Broadway musical of the same name.

 

 

The Miracle Woman(1931) – In this dramatic exposé of religious charlatans, Barbara Stanwyck stars as a female preacher modeled on Aimee Semple McPherson. David Manners co-stars as the blind man who falls in love with her.

 

 

Forbidden (1932) – This charming, romantic drama depicts the intense relationship between librarian Barbara Stanwyck and a wealthy married man, played by Adolphe Menjou. Ralph Bellamy and Dorothy Peterson co-star.

 

 

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) – This once-controversial drama depicts an affair between the fiancée of an American missionary, played by Barbara Stanwyck, and a Chinese warlord, played by Nils Asther. Toshia Mori shines as General Yen’s concubine, Mah-Li. The film, which was the first ever to play Radio City Music Hall, also features a memorable dream sequence in which Yen seduces the young missionary. The interracial aspect of the story led the film to be banned in many areas where miscegenation laws were in place.

 

 

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Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation (film-foundation.org) is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with the leading archives and studios, the foundation raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and has saved over 560 films. In addition to the preservation, restoration, and presentation of classic cinema, the foundation teaches young people about film language and history through The Story of Movies, the organization’s groundbreaking educational program that is currently being used by over 90,000 educators. Joining Scorsese on the board of directors are Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford, and Steven Spielberg. The Film Foundation is aligned with the Directors Guild of America.

 

 

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Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and the month-long 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, http://tcm.com, TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

 

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 

 

 

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THAT’S MY BOY estrena el 15 de junio 2012

THAT’S MY BOY

 

comedia
15 de junio 2012

Aunque todavía en su adolescencia, Donny (Adam Sandler) tiene un hijo, Todd (Andy Samberg), y lo crió como padre soltero hasta que Todd cumplio los 18 años. Ahora, después de no vernos por años, el mundo de Todd se derrumba en la víspera de su boda, cuando un invitado Donny aparezca de repente. Tratando desesperadamente de volver a conectar con su hijo, Donny se ven obligados a lidiar con las repercusiones de sus habilidades como padres malos.

 

 

SOBRE LA PELÍCULA

 

“El papel de Donny Berger es un típico Adam Sandler”, dice Sean Anders, que dirige a Sandler en la nueva comedia That’s My Boy. “Este es el tipo de personaje que solo Adam puede interpretar. El comportamiento de Donny es ridículo pero cuando Adam lo interpreta, por algún motivo, a uno le cae bien. Verlo encarar este tipo de papel escandaloso fue sencillamente espectacular”.

 

En la película, Sandler interpreta al peor papá del mundo: no es que no ame a su hijo y, sin dudas, hizo lo mejor que pudo, pero lo mejor que Donny pudo hacer no está ni cerca de ser bueno. Aun así, no todo en él es malo, hay algo redentor e incluso querible en la forma de ser de Donny.  “Donny es salvaje, está loco, tiene un criterio espantoso pero es una buena persona, es muy alegre”, dice Anders. “Es ese tipo de amigo que todos tenemos que se hace amigo de todo el mundo, no juzga a nadie. Tiene una capacidad de disfrute que le permite al público perdonarle muchos de sus errores y su tremenda falta de criterio”.

 

En su primera reunión con Sandler, Anders y John Morris, su compañero en la producción, conversaron sobre cuál iba a ser el corazón de la película. “A John y a mí nos atraen mucho las historias que tratan sobre el vínculo entre hombres y, en este caso, la relación entre padre e hijo tiene mucho sentimiento: todos los hombres tienen una conexión fuerte con su propio padre. Ese amor dio lugar a mucha de la locura de la película, hace que la película sea aun más divertida”.

 

 

Para Anders, la relación padre e hijo se hace evidente especialmente en una escena: Donny y Todd atraviesan un clásico rito de iniciación con un poco de demora cuando el padre le enseña a su hijo a andar en bicicleta. “En esa escena se concentra todo el tema de la película”, dice el director. “Todd tiene que depositar su confianza en Donny y aceptar el papel de hijo, y Donny tiene que ser el padre y no defraudarlo”.

 

¿Y quién podía interpretar al hijo de Donny? (además de tener la edad indicada para el papel). Andy Samberg estaba convencido de que sabía la respuesta y no iba a dejar que Sander se olvidara. “Básicamente, acosé a Sandler hasta que me eligió para el papel”, bromea. 

 

“Andy siempre vio a su personaje como un muchacho que está desesperado por el amor de su padre pero se quemó tantas veces que terminó construyendo un muro”, dice Anders. “Cualquiera podría haber interpretado a Todd como un personaje que odia a su padre y después deja de odiarlo. Pero con Andy yo siento que en todas las escenas se ve que Todd realmente quiere una relación con su padre… es solo que no confía en él”.

 

“Esta es una película sobre aceptar quién eres y de dónde vienes —aún si no ninguna de esas cosas es perfecta— en lugar de tratar de ser algo que no eres”, dice Samberg. “Todos tenemos trapitos sucios, algunos más que otros. Pero la familia es importante, más allá de lo disparatada que sea”.

 

“Todd tiene esa característica que todos tenemos en cierto punto, esa mezcla de amor y vergüenza por su familia. Su personaje lleva eso al extremo”, explica Anders.

 

 

Leighton Meester se une al reparto como la prometida de Todd, Jamie. “En un principio, ella parece muy dulce y buena, una novia común y corriente”, dice Meester. “Pero después se transforma en una verdadera novia endemoniada. Al principio, no se la puede culpar, es comprensible si uno ve lo que está haciendo Donny. Pero después se ponen en evidencia un par de cosas más acerca de ella….”

 

“En la vida real, Leighton es una chica tranquila, relajada y abierta”, dice Anders. “Ella le da eso a su personaje, por eso al principio uno cree que está reaccionando como una persona normal a las payasadas de Donny. Es después, con el correr de la historia, que uno se sa cuenta de lo exagerada y controladora que es en realidad”.

 

Milo Ventimiglia interpreta a Chad, el hermano de Jamie, que es marine. “Se toma muy pero muy en serio el hecho de ser marine”, cuenta Ventimiglia. “Hasta en los detalles más mínimos, el uniforme, el corte de pelo, la forma de caminar y hablar, es lo que uno esperaría. A Todd lo menosprecia”.

 

En la película, Donny necesitará la ayuda de su mejor amigo para reconectarse con su hijo. Y ese mejor amigo, casualmente, es Vanilla Ice, quien se interpreta a sí mismo: el “Tío Vanny” de Todd. Cuando se estaba preparando para reunirse con Sandler y conversar sobre el papel, el ícono de los años ’90 cuenta: “Mientras iba para allá, pensaba ‘¿Cómo será Adam? ¿Será como Happy Gilmore? ¿Cómo Madison…? ¿Quién será?’ Llegué y, sí, era como Happy Gilmore: realista y divertido pero serio con respecto a lo que quería y divertido para pasar el rato”.

 

Anders dice que el papel de Vanilla Ice en la película no es una participación especial, sino un papel secundario propiamente dicho. “El interpreta al ex mejor amigo de Donny y su confidente”, dice. Y el director señala que la leyenda de la década del ’90 demostró tener una habilidad sorprendente para la comedia. “Hay un momento en particular en que su personaje y el que atiende la tienda de alimentos hacen un número a lo Keystone Kops: se sorprenden, tienen que escapar y se chocan y siguen corriendo en direcciones opuestas. Cada vez que veo la película me quedo con la boca abierta cuando Vanilla Ice hace a la perfección este número clásico de las comedias del cine mudo”.

 

Con un padre como Donny y un “tío” como Vanilla Ice, Todd va a necesitar buscar cordura en otro lado, Y la encuentra en Brie, que le lleva “un poco de calma al caos”, dice la famosa cantante Ciara, que interpreta el papel. Puesto que es hija de una de las strippers del club favorito de Donny, Brie tiene una conexión profunda con Todd. “Todd le puede  contar a ella sobre las cosas que suceden en su vida, algunas de las cosas que está sintiendo”, sigue Ciara. “Brie no lo juzga. Es dulce y, por eso, hay un vínculo y una energía especial entre ellos”.

 

La boda se realiza en la elegante finca del jefe de Todd, el millonario Steve Spirou. ¿Y quién podía tener la presencia necesaria para interpretarlo? Qué tal Tony Orlando (sí, ese Tony Orlando).  “Steve es un personaje complicado”, dice el famoso cantante. “Tiene sentimientos, pero no puede evitar ser un poco desagradable con las personas”.

 

Orlando conoció a Sandler en la fiesta de cumpleaños de Brooks Arthur, que fue supervisor musical de muchísimos proyectos de Happy Madison. “Si yo no hubiera ido, hoy no sería Steve Spirou”, cuenta. “Eso demuestra que si uno aparece, tarde o temprano alguien lo va a descubrir”.

 

Los mejores amigos de Todd son su compañero de trabajo, Phil, y su mujer, interpretados por Will Forte y Rachel Dratch. “Phil es un nerd de Cape Cod”, dice Forte. “Al principio, pensé que mi vestuario era delirante pero después me enteré de que es lo que la gente usa todo el tiempo en Cape Cod”. Con respecto a su papel como el marido de Dratch, Forte dice: “Rachel estaba encantada porque nos dijeron que en un momento íbamos a tener que besarnos, y hace mucho tiempo que ella tiene ganas de darme un beso. Su sueño se hizo realidad. Probablemente estuvo rezando la noche anterior y sus plegarias tuvieron respuesta”.

 

Jim Nance es un personaje que se caracteriza por decir lo que piensa y por su amor incondicional por los Patriots de New England. Lo encarna Rex Ryan, quien, cuando no actúa, tiene un segundo empleo como entrenador principal de los Jets de Nueva York, en la NFL (los rivales de los Patriots). ¿Raro? Nooo. “Uno no tiene que tomarse demasiado en serio”, dice Ryan. “El personaje es un gran fanático de Boston y eso es parte del papel, nada más. Pero, ¿sabes lo que escuché? Que tuvieron que comprar todas esas cosas de los Boston porque todo lo de los Jets estaba agotado”.

 

También participa del reparto la comediante Luenell como una bailarina veterana del club de strippers llamada Champale. Champale tiene un espectáculo en el club preferido de Donny: el elegante Rick’s Bacon and Legs. “Champale trabaja y baila desde hace más de 30 años”, cuenta Luenell. “Mandó a su hija a la universidad con ese dinero, pero eso no es todo: ella realmente disfruta de su trabajo. Le gusta dar felicidad y alegría a los raros del mundo, porque ellos
 
Director: Sean Anders
 
Escrito por: David Caspe
 
Producido por: Adam Sandler
                                                             Jack Giarraputo
                                                             Heather Parry
                                                             Allen Covert
 
Productores ejecutivos: Barry Bernardi
                                                            John Morris
                                                            Dennis Dugan
                                                            Tim Herlihy
 
Reparto: Adam Sandler
                                                            Andy Samberg
                                                            Leighton Meester
                                                            y James Caan

 


 
 
Esta película ha sido clasificada R por la MPAA por las siguientes razones: CONTENIDO DE CRUDO sexual a lo largo, desnudez, lenguaje y uso de algunas drogas. Los créditos no definitivos

THATS MY BOY OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH

 

THAT’S MY BOY

Comedy                          

June 15, 2012

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

ABOUT THE FILM

“The role of Donny Berger is classic Adam Sandler,” says Sean Anders, who directs Sandler in the new comedy That’s My Boy.  “This is the kind of character that only Adam can play.  Donny’s behavior is off the wall, but when Adam plays it, you just like him anyway.  Watching him take on this raucous kind of role was just awesome.”

In the movie, Sandler plays the worst parent one can imagine – sure, he loves his son, and he did his best, but Donny’s best just wasn’t nearly good enough.  Still, he’s not all bad – there’s something redeeming, even endearing about Donny.  “Donny is wild, he’s crazy, he has horrible judgment, but he’s a really good guy, and he’s a joyful guy,” says Anders.  “He’s that friend that everybody has who just makes friends with everyone and anyone; he’s just OK with whatever anybody’s doing.  His capacity for joy allows the audience to forgive him a lot of his mistakes and bad judgment.”

In his first meeting with Sandler, Anders, along with his producing partner, John Morris, discussed what they saw as the heart of the movie. “John and I are drawn to stories of male bonding, and in this case, the father-son relationship carries a lot of heart – every guy has a very strong connection to his own father.  That heart cleared the way for some of the craziness of the movie – it makes the movie even more fun.”

For Anders, that relationship truly comes across especially in one scene: Donny and Todd go through a belated rite of passage as the father teaches the son to ride a bicycle.  “That scene carries the entire theme of the movie,” says the director.  “Todd has to put his trust in Donny and agree to be a son, and Donny has to be a father and not let him down.”

Who could possibly play Donny’s son (and was the right age to play the part)?  Andy Samberg thought he knew the answer and says he wouldn’t let Sandler forget it.  “I basically stalked Sandler until they cast me,” he jokes. 

“Andy always saw his character as a guy who is desperate for his father’s love, but who has been burned so many times that he’s built a wall,” says Anders.  “Anyone could have played Todd as a character who just hates his dad, then turns it around.  But with Andy I feel in every scene that Todd really wants a relationship with his father – he just doesn’t trust him.”

 “This movie is about accepting who you are and where you come from – even if that’s flawed – rather than trying to be something you’re not,” says Samberg.  “We all have skeletons in our closet, some more than others.  But family is important, no matter how screwy it is.”

“Todd has a quality that we all have to some degree – that mixture of love for his family but also a bit embarrassed about his family.  His character takes that to an extreme,” Anders explains.

Leighton Meester joins in as Todd’s fiancée, Jamie.  “She starts out seeming very nice and sweet, like a normal bride,” Meester says.  “But she turns into a full-on bridezilla.  At first, you can’t really fault her – it’s understandable, when you see what Donny is doing.  But then you find out a little more about her….”

“In real life, Leighton is a mellow, laid back, open-minded kind of person,” says Anders.  “She lends that to her character, so at first you think she’s having a sane person’s reaction to Donny’s antics.  It’s only in the course of the story that it’s brought out how over-the-top and controlling she really is.”

Milo Ventimiglia plays Chad, Jamie’s brother, a Marine. “He’s very, very serious about being a Marine,” says Ventimiglia.  “Down to the details of the uniform, the haircut, the walk, the talk, the everything that you’d expect.  He looks down on Todd.”

In the movie, Donny will need the help of his best friend if he’s going to reconnect with his son.  That best friend just happens to be Vanilla Ice, who plays himself – Todd’s “Uncle Vanny.”  As he was preparing to meet with Sandler to discuss the role, the 90s icon says, “I was thinking all the way over, ‘What’s Adam going to be like?  Is he going to be like Happy Gilmore, Madison… who’s he going to be?’ I get in there and, yes, he was like Happy Gilmore – down to earth and funny, but serious about his objective, fun to hang with.”

Anders says that Vanilla Ice’s role in the movie isn’t a cameo, but a full-on supporting role.  “He’s Donny’s former best friend and confidant,” he says.  And the director notes that the 90s legend showed surprising comedy chops. “There’s one moment in particular when his character and the convenience store guy do a kind of Keystone Kops-style move – they get surprised, they have to run away, and they bump into each other and run in opposite directions.  Every time I see the movie, I’m knocked out by Vanilla Ice doing this classic, perfectly executed, old-school silent movie maneuver.”

With a father like Donny and an “uncle” like Vanilla Ice, Todd will need to look elsewhere for a little sanity, and he finds it in Brie, who “brings a little calm to the chaos,” says the famed singer Ciara, who plays the role.  The daughter of one of the strippers at Donny’s favorite Club, Brie and Todd share a connection.  “Todd is able to tell Brie about the things going on in his life, some of the things he is feeling,” Ciara continues.  “She doesn’t judge him.  It’s sweet, and because of that, there’s a bond and an energy between them.”

The wedding takes place at the posh estate owned by Todd’s very rich boss, Steve Spirou.  Who could possibly have the presence to play him?  How about Tony Orlando (yes, the Tony Orlando).  “He’s a complicated character,” says the famed singer.  “There’s a bit of a heart in there, but he just can’t help being not too nice to people.”

Orlando met Sandler at a birthday party for Brooks Arthur, who has served as a music supervisor on countless Happy Madison projects.  “If I hadn’t gone to that birthday party, I wouldn’t be Steve Spirou,” he says.  “It goes to prove that if you show up, sooner or later someone will discover you.”

Todd’s best friends are his co-worker, Phil, and his wife, played by Will Forte and Rachel Dratch.  “Phil is a Cape Cod nerd,” says Forte.  “At first, I thought my costume was super crazy, but it turns out, this is what people wear all the time on Cape Cod.” As for playing Dratch’s husband, Forte says, “She was thrilled because they decided they wanted us to make out at a certain point and she’s been wanting to do that for a long time with me.  It all came through for her.  She probably had said some prayers the night before and they were answered.”

Jim Nance, a character marked by his straight talk and his die hard love for the New England Patriots, is played by Rex Ryan, who, when he’s not acting, moonlights as the head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets – the Patriots’ rival.  Awkward?  Nah.   “You can’t take yourself too seriously,” says Ryan. “The character is a big Boston fan and that’s just part of the role.  But you know what I heard?  They had to get all that Boston stuff, because all the Jets stuff was sold out.” 

Also joining the cast is the comedienne Luenell as veteran strip club dancer, Champale.  Champale performs at Donny’s favorite local place – Classy Rick’s Bacon and Legs strip club. “Champale has been working and stripping for over 30 years,” says Luenell.  “She put her daughter through college with this money, but it’s more than that – she really enjoys her work.   She likes to bring happiness and joy to creeps around the world, because creeps need love and attention too.”

Directed by:                                           Sean Anders

Written by:                                            David Caspe

Produced by:                                         Adam Sandler

                                                            Jack Giarraputo

                                                            Heather Parry

                                                            Allen Covert

Executive Producers:                              Barry Bernardi

                                                           John Morris

                                                           Dennis Dugan

                                                           Tim Herlihy

Cast:                                                    Adam Sandler

                                                           Andy Samberg

                                                           Leighton Meester

                                                           and James Caan

This film has been rated R by the MPAA for the following reasons: CRUDE SEXUAL CONTENT THROUGHOUT, NUDITY, PERVASIVE LANGUAGE AND SOME DRUG USE. Credits not final

Underworld Awekening Special Features review

 
 
 
 
 
I would like to please begin my Review with the Special Features.  The Content of the Special Features is what makes a Blu-Ray unique.  A DVD does not have the capacity to hold the information a Blu-Ray is able to.   Another fun fact about Blu-Ray is that they are Scratch Resistant, cool uh?
SPECIAL FEATURES:
 
  1. Filmmaker Commentary : It is always cool to watch a film and have the Director, Producer, or Star commenting on scenes as they go by and explaining the shot on why or why  it wouldn’t work.
 
  1. Featurettes:
 
A)     “Selene Rises” – Documentary on the return of “Selene” and the essence Kate Beckinsale brought back to the role.
B)      Casting The Future of Underworld” – Documentary on the Casting of the Film and hints of Future Underworld Films.
C)      “Resuming The Action” – Documentary on Action Sequences and Stunts. Stunt Director’s makes cool comments on Kate Beckinsale performing most of her stunts.
D)     “Building a Better Lycan” – Documentary on Make-up and Special Effects.  Very cool! I always wondered how the Lycan’s were made and featurette showed many cool details.  Including CGI, Make-up and Animal Suit with Animatronics.  
E)      “Awakening a Franchise” – Documentary on 3D effects.  Educational in a cool way!  We learn that a new 3D “Red Epix” Camera was used for the 3D effects which records 120 Frames per Second.  A normal camera records 30 Frames per Second.
 
  1. Previsulization Sequences:
These are Computer Animated sequences created early in the Production process to help visualize the Key Action 3D scenes.
 
A)   Alternate Opening Sequence
B)   Car Chase in 3D
C)   Coven Fight in 3D
D)   Antigen Attack Part 1
E)    Antigen Attack Part 2
F)    Antigen Attack Part 3
 
  1. Blooper Reel – For those who love to see actors fumble lines. J
 
  1. “Heavy Prey” – Music Video by Lacey Strum featuring Geno Lenardo.
 
  1. Previews – Previews of upcoming Films.
 
 

The Amazing Spiderman Now in Theaters!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.