Ever since Marvel Studios created their own cinematic universe for all their comic book characters to exist in on the big screen, the idea of a shared universe between film franchises has been quite popular in Hollywood. No one has really been able to replicate the kind of success Marvel has had just yet, but Warner Bros. Pictures is going to try with their DC Films universe when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives this spring.
But cinematic universes just aren’t for comic book movies. In fact, in the world of comedy, there has been a cinematic universe that you may have never noticed. Adam Sandler has been starring in movies since the ’90s, and it turns out he may have been crafting what one man calls “The Sandlerverse” this whole time. Check out the compelling evidence for the Adam Sandler universe below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler‘s box office track record has been pretty shaky lately. Grown Ups 2 was a hit, but That’s My Boy tanked hard. Pixels and Blended performed decently overseas, but floundered in the U.S. Even his would-be prestige projects, Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, have turned out to be critical and commercial duds.
On Netflix, though, Sandler is still king. Apparently. According to the streaming service, Sandler’s comedy Western The Ridiculous 6 is already the most-watched movie ever on Netflix, less than a month after it first hit. Read More »
Although Paul Thomas Anderson mainly works with Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood nowadays, the director collaborated many times with Jon Brion in the first half of his career. Arguably their finest work together is the bittersweet music found in Anderson’s fourth film, Punch-Drunk Love — one of the finest love stories of the 21st century. A slightly new version of the film has been made, which, depending on your location, you can see in March of next year.
Learn more about the live-orchestrated Punch-Drunk Love screening after the jump.
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There wasn’t a new episode of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but Ryan Gosling is the first host of three new shows for three weeks in a row starting December 5th, with Chris Hemsworth hosting the following week and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up to host the last episode of the year on December 19th. However, we’ve got a fun treat to pass the time on the last day of this weekend from an SNL veteran who doesn’t usually give us anything to be excited about anymore.
Adam Sandler did a show recently in San Diego along with his friends David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider, and there he debuted a new version of his famous Chanukah Song, just before the Festival of Lights begins on December 7th. New additions include Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix is following up the apparent success of its first-ever prestige picture, Cary Fukunaga’s harrowing wartime drama Beasts of No Nation, with something completely different. And we mean completely. The company has just dropped the first trailer for The Ridiculous 6, a Western comedy starring Adam Sandler. Watch the Ridiculous 6 trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Last weekend, the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 topped the box office, and it actually broke the record for biggest September opening. That basically makes Hotel Transylvania 3 inevitable, but it will be missing one key element from the first two movies.
Director Genndy Tartakovsky, the animation mastermind behind Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, has confirmed that he won’t return for Hotel Transylvania 3. However, he’s still very much interested in getting a Samurai Jack movie off the ground. Read More »
Forbes has released their annual list of the highest paid actresses and actors. Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tops the actress list, while Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr tops the highest paid actor list. Not any big surprises there. Hit the jump to see the rest of the lists to find out who are the biggest movie stars of 2015.
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The 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour kicked off this morning with Netflix’s executive session with Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. Sarandos offered some updates during the panel on Marvel shows such as Daredevil, and spoke of Adam Sandler and the controversy over his Netflix film The Ridiculous Six, and awards plans for films like Beasts of No Nation and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II.
Afterwards, I approached Sarandos for an update on Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, the long-awaited new Pee-Wee Herman movie. He assured me it would play year-round, not just at Christmas.
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This weekend brings the release of the video game-infused sci-fi action comedy Pixels, and with a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems pretty clear that Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production banner have botched an awesome concept with juvenile comedy. Not even supporting cast members like Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage can save the movie.
This is even more frustrating when you learn that Sony went out of their way to change the script for Pixels in order to avoid potential problems with authorities in China, but couldn’t be bothered to make sure the rest of the script was better. Find out about the pandering Pixels script changes for China after the jump! Read More »