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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
This is a glimpse at what could have been – Kevin James, Optimus Prime and the cast of The Hangover: Part II in a Malick film. Imagine the horror. The hilarious, hilarious horror. The sight of Brad Pitt voicing the lion and the ape from Zookeeper squeezed the biggest laughs out of me.
Whether or not you've been hoping for a sequel to the Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups, we may actually get one. While Adam Sandler isn’t exactly known for sequels, a script may be in the works to bring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider back together for more family fun.
There are, of course, a ton of other factors contributing to box office aside from Sandler's star persona, from the fact that Immortals was siphoning off some of the young male audience that would pay to see Jack & Jill to the release of new video games that would also interest the same young guys.But Jack & Jill was Sandler's latest attempt to sling together a sloppy script and some half-formed jokes
Adam Sandler has only lent his voice to two movies and both turned out pretty damn awful. The first was Eight Crazy Nights, the animated film that was meant to capitalize on Sandler's famous "Chanukah Song" and the other was this past summer's Zookeeper. Both projects were absolutely trashed by critics (they have an average score of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes) but perhaps the third time will the charm.
“You can't review Avatar then review Bucky Larson,” Swardson told his interviewer, marking the first and only time James Cameron’s Oscar winner would be mentioned in the same breath as Larson. “Comedy is so subjective, you know what I mean? To sit there and technically pick it apart is so stupid. We've never made movies for critics, so we could give a fuck.”
Why fight the inevitable? Sandler will continue to crank out his brand of humor. The masses will flock. And I can hope against hope that Dugan makes the movie so strange that I find something funny about the whole mess. All of this leads me to the film’s latest poster, which gives you a closer look at Lady Sandler than you probably ever wanted.
Adam Sandler may often be thought of as the king of movies for idiots, but every now and then he does something kind of edgy in his own uniquely Sandler way. This could turn in to one of those times since, word is he may be making a movie about gay polyamory.
Adam Sandler plays twin siblings Jack AND Jill in the latest from Dennis Dugan, a repeat Sandler offender who has helmed I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and last summer’s Grown Ups. Laugh all you want, but Dugan’s films make commendable bank.
Adam Sandler is preparing to get in on the vampire craze, sort of. He’s been hired to play Count Dracula in a new 3D family comedy. Not looking forward to seeing the Sand-man with fangs? Don’t worry, it’s a cartoon. The film is the latest from Sony Pictures Animation, the people behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Despite the fact that Samberg and Sandler are way too close together in age to making a convincing father and son team, and also despite the fact that Sandler hasn't made a genuinely good comedy in years, I somehow feel like there's potential here
The star of such favorites as The Godfather, Elf and Way Of The Gun still works regularly, and while the intended role hasn’t been revealed yet, I suspect it will be to play Sandler’s father. How would that be for three subsequent generations? Stern father, goofy son and even goofier grandson
After writing three straight comedies - Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, and She's Out of My League - one thing that has managed to elude writing duo Sean Anders and John Morris has been box office success. So how do you break that streak? Make a movie with the king of $100 million domestic grosses - Adam Sandler.
I must admit that I am somewhat on the fence about the remake of Total Recall. On the one hand I certainly consider myself a fan of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, but I also really like Colin Farrell and they seem to be taking it in a much different direction. I'm retired to a place where I'm just going to wait for it to come out and judge it on its own merits. Now I know exactly when that will be.