Tag Archives: Jim Norton

“Spider-Man” snags Dennis Leary in its casting web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The cast of Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot (this thing needs an official title, soon) continues to fill out with excellent choices. Sony isn’t going for stunt casting, grabbing name-brand celebs to gussy up the marquee. I’m looking at you, Gov. Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze. Instead, they are lucking[...]

Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” only for the immature at heart

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Grown Ups (** out of 4) In “Grown Ups,” five childhood friends reunite after years apart to honor the memory of their recently deceased basketball coach. We care, marginally, because they are played by “Saturday Night Live” alums and real-life pals Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob[...]

Ellen DeGeneres kicks off a “Very Funny” Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the second annual TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just for Laughs by taking over NBC Chicago. She surprised local newscasters with a visit to the station and a live appearance on the evening news. Ellen will tape her fourth variety show for TBS, Ellen’s Somewhat[...]