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2014 was a great year for movies. Itís when we got Richard Linklaterís Oscar-headed Boyhood, such great indie fair as Only Lovers Left Alive and Whiplash, and powerful performances all around. But there were also a great deal of duds. The 2014 Razzie Nominations have been released, and with it comes a list of the worst movies from the past year. Can you guess which ones made the cut?
Grown Ups 2, naturally, is the sequel to the hit film Grown Ups. Both films really just exist as an excuse to give Adam Sandler and his friends Ė from Kevin James and Chris Rock to David Spade and Rob Schneider Ė something to do.
2014 was a middling year for movies. However, for the 10 stars we're highlighting in this list, it was absolutely dismal. Find out who's hoping for a happy new year after the jump.
Adam Sandler didn't exactly have the greatest 2014. Blended performed nowhere near the level of the actor's past big releases, and both of his recent attempts at more serious fair - Men, Women & Children and The Cobbler - got largely negative responses following their premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
If you thought Annie was the biggest target of the recent Sony hacks, just wait until you see what's leaked out about an anonymous employee's feelings on the films of Adam Sandler.
Normally, Adam Sandler trailers are met with a heady mix of disappointment, regret and sadness. But the first clip for The Cobbler is something rather different, and it looks set to be a surprisingly heart-warming tale that has Adam Sandler at its core.
So much for Men, Women And Children being a comeback for Jason Reitman. After a tepid reception at its world premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival, the drama that stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt tanked hard at the box office this weekend.
As you might have guessed, a good number of the subplots featured in Jason Reitmanís movie involve online pornography. What you might not have figured is how much time (and money) Reitman put into making the porn in his movie so realistic.
Warner Bros. has just bailed on plans to make The Ridiculous Six, a comedy Western that Sandler was set to headline. The timing of this decision has some suggesting that Sandler's deal to make four films for Netflix was the death nail in a long-troubled project.
Following word that Netflix was set to debut their first original movie in the form of a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon followup, the streaming video service has announced that they're set to make four original feature films with Adam Sandler.
Michael Mann has revealed that Russell Crowe and Adam Sandler were originally lined-up to play the two lead roles in his 2004 classic, Collateral. Originally entitled, The Last Domino, the film went through many different variations before Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise were finally cast in their celebrated roles.
Have you ever been tempted to look at someone else's phone? Who do they text? What pictures do they save? What are they hiding? This modern quandary plays at the center of the teaser for Jason Reitman's upcoming drama Men, Women & Children. As its tag taunts, "Discover How Little You Know About The People You Know. "
We're seeing this licensing issue pop up in several movies now as the line between film and advertisements is starting to vanish. These specific video game characters already popped up, along with newer ones, in Wreck-It Ralph, and a similar tactic was used in The Lego Movie, which utilized Lego versions of Batman, Superman, the Ninja Turtles and NBA players among other familiar brands.
My first thought looking at this shot of Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage is WHAT have they done to Peter Dinklage?
But Sandler is nothing if not a survivor, and he's very close to jump-starting this lull in his career. He's diversifying with both the comedy-drama The Cobbler with writer-director Tom McCarthy, and he's leading the ensemble of Men, Women And Children for director Jason Reitman.
When it comes to taking the hard earned money of both the audiences and the studios that foolishly offer it, Adam Sandler is Hollywood's Bernie Madoff. His films are mini Ponzi schemes, designed to lure audiences into thinking they're getting what they want, only to keep luring them in with each subsequent release.
A definitive comment on the best romantic comedies ever made. Itís littered with beautiful love stories, hysterical lines and even rodents of unusual size.
Family shenanigans ensue in the new Blended trailer. The comedy will bring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore back together, this time as single parents who find themselves trying to get along while on a luxurious African vacation.
Regardless, The Peopleís Choice Awards were held last night and it was announced that the Favorite Movie of the year was Shane Black'sIron Man 3 - which actually is about to be lapped by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as 2013's biggest film. Apparently The Hunger Games was released after the cutoff date for this celebration of avarice.
Hearing what director Tom McCarthy has to say about his upcoming film The Cobbler makes me really want to see the trailer for this film. Alas, itís a bit premature for that, but we do have our first look at Adam Sandler as a shoe repairman who looks like heís still in the process of starting his day in this photo.
Regardless of how an Adam Sandler comedy turns out upon full viewing, the trailers for his films continue to promote themselves as comedies that are both bottom-feeding and written by a class of middle school students who donít like each other. With this in mind, watching Blended was still a shockingly bizarre experience, and I donít understand how it didnít say ďBased on a Simpsons EpisodeĒ after the title screen.
Once upon a time, Adam Sandler churned out comedies with very modest budgets. They did pretty well at the box office and everyone involved turned a tidy little profit, leading to new greenlights and more creative freedom. Unfortunately, along the way, the budgets started getting bigger and bigger and long story short, heís now apparently the most overpriced actor in Hollywood.
Watching him as the star of Boardwalk Empire, it may be easy to forget that Steve Buscemi tends to pop up in Adam Sandler movies from time to time, the most recent of which would be Grown Ups 2. It appears the two funny men will be reuniting once again in Tom McCarthyís upcoming film The Cobbler, in which Adam Sandler will star as a shoe repairman who integrates himself into the lives of the people whose shoes he fixes. Also joining the cast is Dustin Hoffman.
White the source doesn't say if McCarthy wrote the script for the film himself - as he has with all three of his previous directorial efforts - it's noted that the story centers on a shoe repair man (played by Sandler) who somehow has the metaphysical ability to experience lives through other people's eyes "for a certain period of time."
Published in 2011, Kultgenís novel is a character study focused on the modern American family, and how technology and the internet have completely altered the familial landscape. Itís about the overt sexuality of teenagers and the repressed sexuality of their parents. Itís about making connections and the construct of the identity.