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Happy Madison Options Heroes For My Son
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...
Paramount Looks To Adam Sandler's Happy Madison To Remake Summer School
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.
Adam Sandler Sweeps The Razzies With The Abysmal Jack & Jill
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.
Project X Star In Talks For Grown Ups 2
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.
Hotel Transylvania Trailer Reveals Where Monsters Rest In Peace
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.
Adam Sandler Continues His Reign Of Terror In That's My Boy Trailer
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
Adam Sandler Shatters All-Time Record For Razzie Nominations
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 Concept Art Reveals Cee-Lo As A Mummy
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...
Adam Sandler To Write The Candyland Movie As The Project Moves To Sony
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).
The Razzies Shift Their Awards To April Fool's Day
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.
Jack And Jill Blu-Ray Headed To Homes In March
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
Hollywood Hates You, Sets Grown Ups 2 For July 2013 Release Date
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
What If Terrence Malick Directed The Year's Worst Movies?
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.
Adam Sandler's Grown Ups May Be Getting A Sequel
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.
Will Jack & Jill's Soft Box Office Force Adam Sandler To Be Good Again?
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