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The romantic comedy pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has a solid history of success at the box office, with both 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates considered big hits in theaters, but will the idea of their third time working together be enough for them to outshine a movie about apes taking over the Earth?
The story follows a man and a woman who have a horrible first date and then find themselves stuck together at a resort with their respective children from previous marriages. Given the two stars' chemistry in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, however, presumably they eventually learn to fall in love with each other.
Everyone in this cast was a part of a legitimately enjoyable career at one point or another, yet somehow kismet took a day off and this full-length trailer for Grown Ups 2 exists.
It is the rare exception when an Adam Sandler comedy will draw more laughs than groans that get angrier by the minute. And while there is almost never anything redeeming about any of the characters he plays, it’s somehow the romantic stories that become his most memorable films. Well, of any that don’t feature giant penguins or fist fights with Bob Barker
Adam Sandler has a new project in the pipeline, and this one might not be the Razzie bait we’re used to, since it falls into the romantic comedy genre where he isn’t judged quite as harshly by critics and fans.
Guardians is an unconventional comic-book property, and Marvel is approaching it with a little more freewheeling daring-do than they have, say, a traditional Iron Man or Thor movie. Hiring Super director James Gunn, for instance, was a bold step in a fresh direction, which is why I’m keeping a very open mind to the possibility of Sandler in a Marvel movie.
This time out, Sandler and his wife (played by Salma Hayek, of course) move the family back to Sandler’s home town, where the clan learns some valuable life lessons from the children on the last day of school. And David Spade likely gets raped by a farm animal, or some such hilarity.
It’s unclear why Sandler isn’t requesting Sony seek a partner for this comedy. The comedian has had a very profitable relationship with the studio over the years. And while That’s My Boy might have been his first high-profile financial misstep in years (heck, even Jack and Jill made an inexplicable $74M), the Sandler brand is strong.
On its surface the source material for Happy Madison's next film sounds more like something Michael Bay would tackle than Adam Sandler. Two wisecracking cops chase a getaway van loaded with stolen goods through the streets of a bustling city, tearing through crowds of protesters, weaving through traffic, dodging debris, making stomach-turning jumps, and ripping through massive explosions...
Variety says Gordon was hired thanks to his knowledge about video games from King of Kong, but don't expect an insightful look at how video game characters would live in the real world (like, say, Disney's upcoming Wreck-It Ralph). Dowling has apparently been brought in to give the movie a wider scope
Producer Michelle Murdocca was on hand to introduce us to Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of the TV shows Dexter’s Laboratory, Sym-Bionic Titan and Samurai Jack, and now the director of Hotel Transylvania. Tartakovsky showed off his star-studded voice cast
Adam Sandler has already caused more destruction to the cinematic landscape than most people, thanks to Jack & Jill and Grown Ups and the upcoming That's My Boy, but Hasbro is not far behind him. Yes, they're responsible for many of the toys you loved in your childhood, but also the terrible adaptations of them
There's been some major change-ups to Will Ferrell's upcoming sports-comedy Three Mississippi, which have forced the producers to scramble for a new director as well as new co-star for the Anchorman funnyman. Last year Ferrell's good friend and frequent collaborator Adam McKay
As a drama, Heroes For My Son would be a change of pace for the production company, yet the story we can glean from these details seems to fit some of Sandler's favorite themes. If he's to star, we can presume there is a 40-something schlub at the center of the story, and more than likely a father struggling to be the kind of parental guidance he feels his kid deserves. This is an old chestnut that Sandler's explored several times before...
After trying for several years to remake Summer School, Paramount may have finally found the right producers for the job. The property has been in and out of development since 2005, with more than a few versions falling by the wayside but now the studio is in negotiations for Adam Sandler's Happy Madison to finally bring it to the big-screen. Well, for the second time.
Jill became “the first film in the 32-year history of the Razzies to ‘win’ every single tacky trophy handed out at the annual Oscar spoof.” By the end of the evening, Jill had earned: Worst Picture; Worst Actor; Worst Actress (which the Razzies claim is an unprecedented event); Worst Supporting Actor -- for Al Pacino, for chrissakes; Worst Supporting Actress (for David Spade); Worst Director (for Dennis Dugan) and more.
The young stars of the frantic found footage flick Project X have been launched. Already Thomas Mann has been offered roles in the buzzed about supernatural romance Beautiful Creatures as well as the Will Ferrell-produced coming-of-age comedy King Dork. And now, Mann's Project X co-star Oliver Cooper has entered into negotiations for a major role on the feature of another SNL alum.
Now, some—myself included—have sneered at the voice cast, peopled as it is with such stale comedic talent as Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, David Spade, Kevin James and Fran Drescher. Still, there was hope that Hotel Transylvania's director, animation master Genndy Tartakovsky, who created such imaginative cartoons as Samurai Jack and Dexter's Labortatory, would manifest something incredible from the hokey premise and mediocre cast.
In theory I like the idea of Sandler and Samberg coming together as father and son, two generations of SNL butting heads. But Samberg is such a non-presence in this trailer, playing the general stuck-up guy who Sandler has to pull out of his rut-- it's an unfunny role Sandler himself played in Jack and Jill
Thanks to his participation in Just Go With It, Jack & Jill and Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (which he helped produce), Sandler scored 11 Razzie nominations including Worst Picture and Worst Actor. The grand total more than doubles Eddie Murphy’s previous record for most Razzie noms in a single year. (The comedian earned 5 in 2007, the year he released Norbit.)
Hotel Transylvania boasts a number of noteworthy celebrities, including Kevin James as Frankenstein's monster, David Spade as an invisible—and surely snarky—man, David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) as Quasimodo, and rapper Cee-Lo as Murray the Mummy. Now to capitalize on Cee-Lo's appearance at the audacious Super Bowl half time show, Sony Picture Animation has revealed a look at his Mummy on their Facebook fansite...
Last summer the relationship between Universal and Hasbro began to deteriorate. While the studio did produce an action movie directed by Peter Berg based on the board game Battleship (due out this summer), they also dropped a number of projects, including the Ouija Board movie and a Clue remake (not to mention that they almost killed the Battleship movie too).
GoldDerby polled awards experts on the likely frontrunner for this year’s Razzie award, and they wisely went with Adam Sandler’s Jack & Jill, which has the ridiculously popular comedian playing fraternal twins. Bank on Al Pacino earning more than one Razzie for his vile cameo as himself.
If you do still have a soft spot for the type of comedy, Jack and Jill will hit Blu-Ray and DVD on March 6. The film, which follows Adam Sandler playing a happily married man and that man's needy and aggressive twin sister as the two meet up for the yearly family Thanksgiving celebration, failed to earn much traction from critics or at the box office. Regardless, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment seems hellbent on putting together a features-laden Blu-Ray and DVD release
Though the original film's writer Fred Wolf is in negotiations to write this screenplay, they say Sandler is only "potentially interested" in returning, which is strange. Though the first movie was sold on the collective appeal of the ensemble cast, Sandler is clearly the leader of the bunch, and the most successful movie star of them all. Theoretically Kevin James, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Chris Rock could return without him