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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about “Twins” sequel “Triplets” featuring Eddie Murphy

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Last week we heard all about the shockingly-not-an-April-Fools-joke news that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito would return for a sequel to their 1988 comedy “Twins.” The film, appropriately titled “Triplets,” would also star Eddie Murphy as a hilariously mismatched third brother. Now, via a just-released interview, we have confirmation of Schwarzenegger’s interest in the project, as well as some of the former governor’s marketing ideas.

The interview was conducted by ComingSoon late last year, but due to an embargo is just coming to light now. Interestingly, while Schwarzenegger seems very into the idea, stating “I would love to do another ‘Twins’,” at the time the interview conducted, Murphy’s involvement seems like only a possibility. Schwarzenegger explains that he’d want the third brother to be played by “somebody like Eddie Murphy” and that the resulting film “would be hilarious with what he knows about someone like him.”

The best part of Schwarzenegger’s quotes about “Triplets,” however, have to do with his thoughts on how to market the film, which he would advise releasing around December 5th, in time for the holiday season. His ideas really only extend so far as posters and billboards with the three actors and “They found another one!”, “Triplets!” and “Only their mother can tell them apart!,” but I’m not going to lie: That’s an ad campaign that kind of totally works for me. Pending the announcement of an actual writer and/or director on the film, which is currently without both, “Triplets” could end up being a pretty solid piece of comedic entertainment.

What do you think about the “Twins” sequel? Would you watch Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Murphy as brothers? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Ghostbusters II Predicted the World Will End on Valentine’s Day 2016

Catch Ghostbusters II this month on IFC. Provided the world doesn't end, of course.

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Far be it from us to contradict Mr. Bill Murray, but a prediction made in a scene from one of his films is about to be put to the test. If you remember Ghostbusters II, then you know that at the beginning of the film, retired ‘buster Peter Venkman is the host of a chat show called World of the Psychic. According to a guest on the show, the world will end on February 14th, 2016 — this Valentine’s Day.

Now, before you start looting, keep in mind the source of this information is a tad unreliable. Elaine (played by Sid and Nancy star Chloe Webb) sits with Venkman and relates how she received this intel from an alien who may or may not have disguised a UFO to look like a Holiday Inn in Paramus. Let’s just hope she misheard, otherwise there will be some awkward date nights this year.

Check out the grim prognostication in the clip below. Hopefully the world will still be here when Ghostbusters II airs Monday, Feb. 15th and throughout the month on IFC.

Eddie Murphy to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in “Twins” sequel

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In 1988, the world laughed together at “Twins,” a film that built itself around the outrageously zany premise that two brothers could be not only totally different personality wise, but physically as well! Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the film was a commercial success if not an overwhelming critical one. Now, Universal and Montecito Picture Co. are planning to develop a follow-up that doubles down on the outrageous zaniness of the first film by not only bringing in a third brother or the visibly white stars of the original, but having him played by noted black man Eddie Murphy! Zany to the max.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film would be called, appropriately “Triplets,” and tell the story of Schwarzenegger and DeVito’s experimental twins Julius and Vincent, discovering the existence of their third brother. There aren’t any more real story details aside from that, but it’s probably fair to assume that we’re in for a subtle, nuanced exploration of race in America. “Twins” director Ivan Reitman is currently onboard as a producer, but has yet to settle on a writer or helmer for the new project.

This news comes on the heels of a series of rather “interesting” film choices by Murphy, whose most successful work of the last decade has been voicing the donkey in the “Shreck” films. While playing a triplet to Schwarzenegger and DeVito is perhaps no less gimmicky than movies about a guy who has a limited amount of words to say (“A Thousand Words”), a Murphy-shaped robot controlled by tiny Murphy-shaped aliens (“Meet Dave”) or the entirety of “Norbit,” the upside is that there’s no readily apparent reason for the actor to wear a fatsuit and/or play a caricature of another race. Additionally, with a costar as high-profile as Schwarzenegger, it’s entirely possible that Murphy could shine in a supporting role, much as he did in “Dreamgirls.”

What do you think about a sequel to “Twins”? Are you excited or worried about Murphy’s involvement? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Adam Sandler earns record-setting 11 nominations for annual Razzie Awards

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It seemed a bit ironic that Adam Sandler appeared in so many of the short video presentations during last night’s Academy Awards as not a single one of his films was up for an award this year. In fact, not only were they not up for an award, they were busy setting the record for highest number of Razzie nominations for a single actor. Maybe that’s just the type of stuff the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thinks appeals to the masses?

Whatever the reason for his big presence at the Oscars, Sandler had nothing to be proud of this weekend. His films earned a record-breaking 11 nominations at the Razzies, more than doubling the number of nods for the last title-holder (Eddie Murphy scored five nominations in 2007 for his work in “Norbit”). In addition, his film “Jack & Jill” went on to receive 12 nods at the Razzies, an impressive achievement for both the film and for Sandler as there are only 10 categories to be nominated in.

Maybe this is a sign actors should stop trying to play multiple roles in comedies? Let’s face it, it hasn’t worked since “The Nutty Professor,” and that was over a decade ago. Sandler was also up for awards thanks to his work in “Just Go With It” and for producing “Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star,” but it was “Jack & Jill” that earned him top honors.

But he wasn’t the only one to be lambasted at this year’s Razzies, which will be held April 1st (natch). “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ earned eight nominations and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” landed seven. Still, we’d be surprised if any film but “Jack & Jill” took home the prizes they’re nominated for. This could be the first year a movie sweeps every award at the Razzies. Maybe that will be a nice wake-up call for Sandler.

The real question, though, is whether or not Sarah Palin will show up to the ceremony to represent her nomination for “Sarah Palin: The Undefeated”? Fingers crossed!

Here’s the full list of nominees:

WORST PICTURE
“Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star”
“Jack & Jill”
“New Year’s Eve”
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″

WORST ACTOR
Russell Brand (“Arthur”)
Nicolas Cage (“Drive Angry, “Season Of The Witch, ” “Trespass”)
Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” “Abduction”)
Adam Sandler (“Jack & Jill, ” “Just Go With It”)
Nick Swardson (“Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star”)

WORST ACTRESS
Martin Lawrence (“Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”)
Sarah Palin (“Sarah Palin: The Undefeated”)
Sarah Jessica Parker (“I Don’t Know How She Does It, ” “New Year’s Eve”)
Adam Sandler (“Jack & Jill”)
Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Patrick Dempsey (“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”)
James Franco (“Your Highness”)
Ken Jeong (“Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, ” “The Hangover Part 2,” “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,” “Zookeeper”)
Al Pacino (playing Al Pacino in “Jack & Jill”)
Nick Swardson (“Jack & Jill,” “Just Go With It”)

WORST SUPPPORTING ACTRESS
Katie Holmes (“Jack & Jill”)
Brandon T Jackson (“Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”)
Nicole Kidman (“Just Go With It”)
David Spade (“Jack & Jill”)
Rosie Huntington Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”)

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE
“Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star”
“Jack & Jill”
“New Year’s Eve”
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″

WORST DIRECTOR
Michael Bay (“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”)
Tom Brady (“Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star”)
Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″)
Dennis Dugan (“Jack & Jill,” “Just Go With It”)
Garry Marshall (“New Year’s Eve”)

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL
“Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star”
“The Hangover Part 2″
“Jack & Jill”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″

WORST SCREEN COUPLE
Nicolas Cage, and anyone sharing the screen with him in his three 2011 movies
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of The Moon”)
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston or Brookyln Decker (“Just Go With It”)
Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler or Al Pacino (“Jack & Jill”)
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″)

WORST SCREENPLAY
“Bucky Larson, Born To Be A Star” (Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson)
“Jack & Jill” (Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook)
“New Year’s Eve” (Written by Katherine Fugate)
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” (Written by Ehren Kruger)
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ (Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg)

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