Adam Sandler Netflix Special

The comedy offerings of Adam Sandler have left plenty to be desired for the past decade-plus. However, it sounds like we might have something to look forward to from Sandler, and not simply because it’s terrible.

This past week, Adam Sandler shot a brand new comedy special for Netflix at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Normally, that might not be cause for celebration, but this particular comedy special was directed by Phantom Thread helmer Paul Thomas Anderson.

UPDATE: We’ve got clarification on Paul Thomas Anderson’s involvement with this project that you can learn about at the end of the story.

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adam sandler safdie brothers

Update: It’s official: Adam Sandler will star in Uncut Gems for the Safdie brothers and A24, Deadline reports. Our original story follows below.

For the past decade, Adam Sandler has made a name for himself as a goofball movie star who makes movies solely for the purpose of earning him a trip to Hawaii. But every now and then, we get reminded — hey, this guy is actually a great actor.

After giving a quietly stunning performance in last year’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Sandler may be ready for a new creative comeback. Sandler is reportedly being eyed by the Safdie brothers for their follow-up film to Good Time. That’s right, an Adam Sandler Safdie brothers movie may soon be on its way.

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casting news

Several actors are jumping aboard a few high-profile projects, and we’ve rounded them all up for your convenience. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are teaming for a new Netflix movie, Hugh Jackman might join Bad Education from a producer of La La Land, and Avengers co-star Sebastian Stan will team with director Gore Verbinski for Beat the Reaper.

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the week of trailer

Ever since Adam Sandler and Chris Rock starred together on Saturday Night Live in the ’90s, Rock has been a constant fixture in Sandler’s progressively crass repertoire — from The Longest Yard, to Grown-Ups and Grown-Ups 2.

But as the two reteam in The Week Of for Sandler’s last movie in his original four-film Netflix deal, they seem to pull off a miracle: a genuinely charming movie.

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the week of trailer

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock have gotten together for a handful of comedies like Grown Ups and The Longest Yard, but they’ve never really shared a lot of screentime together. But in a new Netflix original film, they’ll be spending plenty of time getting on each others’ nerves.

The Week Of follows the Saturday Night Live veterans as two fathers who are coming together so their kids can be married. In the week leading up to the wedding, everything can and does go wrong, and these two are not making it any easier on anyone. Read More »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Interview

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread is now playing in select cities, and pretty soon, it’ll be everywhere. In anticipation of the film’s release, Anderson sat down with The Ringer podcast and took a journey through his career and his approach to filmmaking in general. In the revealing interview, Anderson dishes on his thoughts on trailers, working with actors like Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler, and sets the record straight on some Boogie Nights urban legends..

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Adam Sandler is a Good Actor…But Does He Know That?

Adam Sandler is a Good Actor...But Does He Know That?

Last week, amidst its various ’80s-TV revivals, animated shows, and comedy specials, Netflix released yet another new original film. Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) depicts the slow-burn, middle-aged fracturing of a family whose patriarch (Dustin Hoffman) is both suffering from illness and still able to emotionally damage his three adult children. In the last few years, Baumbach has balanced between collaborating with Greta Gerwig on films like Frances Ha and Mistress America and making movies that focus on mid-40s angst and ennui. His leaning on a familiar trope is itself not surprising; what’s shocking is how The Meyerowitz Stories merges two of Netflix’s pet projects in one startling whole: indie cinema and Adam Sandler.

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The Meyerowitz Stories trailer

Every once in a while, Adam Sandler decides to stop making paid vacations disguised as movies and turn in a genuinely good performance. The best example is his work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love, which proved Sandler could turn his short-tempered man-child routine into something genuinely compelling. Now Sandler is at it again with Noah Baumbach‘s The Meyerowitz Stories. Baumbach has surrounded Sandler with quite a cast, and you get a better glimpse of them all, as well as Sandler’s performance, in the new The Meyerowitz Stories trailer.

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The Meyerowitz Stories Trailer

Netflix is already full of Adam Sandler movies. The only problem is that most of them are downright terrible, with the only exceptions being Big Daddy and Punch-Drunk Love, the latter of which showing us what the comedian can do when he really puts the effort into giving a great performance. Thankfully, it looks like Netflix is about to get another one of those movies.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) debuted at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, and Adam Sander received some of the best reviews ever, with some critics even saying that the film marked the finest performance of his career. It helps that the movie also features Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, and you can get a preview of the movie by watching The Meyerowitz Stories trailer below. Read More »

The Meyerowitz Stories Reviews

Adam Sandler has become an easy punching bag as he continues to make awful to mediocre comedies to fuel not just his career, but also the careers of his less talented comedian friends. But every now and then, Sandler reminds us that he can be a really good actor when taking roles in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Spanglish and to some extent, Funny People. It sounds like one of those movies just debuted at Cannes, and some are even saying it’s a career-best performance.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a new film from writer/director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) that just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival as one of two titles playing in competition coming from Netflix. Adam Sandler stars in the film along with Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Candice Bergen and Emma Thompson, and the actor known for being a complete goofball is getting positively rave reviews.

Find out what some of the critics are saying in their The Meyerowitz Stories reviews. Read More »