Last week during the chaos of Comic-Con in San Diego, late night host Conan O’Brien brought his TBS show to join all the geeks and nerds who descended on the city, and broadcast a batch of episodes featuring the casts of Game of Thrones, Suicide Squad and more. As usual, all of his shenanigans during these shows took aim at all things nerdy and geeky, and one of the highlights included laughs inspired by a forthcoming Star Wars project.
We all know there’s a Han Solo spin-off coming in a couple of years with Alden Ehrenreich playing the role originated by Harrison Ford. However, there were plenty of other actors who were desperate to get that role. Conan was able to get the Han Solo audition tapes featuring a cavalcade of well-known names such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler and even Jodie Foster, all doing their “best” to get the role of Han Solo. Read More »
It’s hard to tell if Adam Sandler‘s four-picture deal with Netflix represents him being ahead of the curve in a major way or it it represents some sort of decline. Right now, making movies directly for a streaming service can’t help but feel like a descent into direct-to-video territory (although the independent productions Netflix routinely acquires don’t carry that possibly imaginary stigma), but who knows how future generations will feel on the matter. I won’t be watching The Ridiculous 6 or The Do-Over anytime soon, but they certainly represent a chapter in a future book chronicling the rise of streaming movies.
And now the Great Adam Sandler Netflix Experiment is set to continue with a film titled Sandy Wexler and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson is being dragged along for this one.
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With aliens invading Earth again this weekend in Independence Day: Resurgence (our review of the insanity that Roland Emmerich put together is coming soon), there’s no better time to look at the exciting alien invasion that could have been in last years Pixels.
The folks over at Screen Junkies have put together an Honest Trailer tackling Adam Sandler‘s last theatrical release before he started pumping hot garbage into your Netflix queue, and as expected, they have a good ole time talking about just how badly Happy Madison ruined what could have been a really cool movie.
Watch the Pixels Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Adam Sandler‘s last two animated features, Hotel Transylvania and its sequel, made over $825M combined at the worldwide box-office. They’re his two most financially successful films of the past decade. Sandler’s Happy Maddison Productions, founded in 1999, weren’t involved in the Hotel Transylvania pictures, but the actor and his production company are now working on a new animated feature for STX Entertainment.
Learn more about the Adam Sandler animated movie below.
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Continuing the deal for Adam Sandler to make movies exclusively for Netflix, a new R-rated action comedy is coming to the streaming service this weekend. The Do-Over reunites Sandler with his Saturday Night Live buddy David Spade in a movie that feels straight out of the 1990s. Adam Sandler plays a bit of a badass who decides to help his old high school friend (Spade) out by fixing his boring life. The only problem is he does that by faking their deaths and giving them new identities that get them into some serious trouble.
Watch The Do-Over red band trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler‘s partnership with Netflix either got off to a great start or a terrible one, depending on how you want to look at it. The Ridiculous 6 got horrid reviews even by Adam Sandler standards, and attracted controversy for its treatment of Native Americans. On the other hand, Netflix claims it was “the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix.” And in either case, it doesn’t really matter because Sandler already has a four-picture deal with the company. Now he’s preparing to drop the second of those movies.
The Do-Over stars Sandler regular David Spade as Charlie, a sad sack who spends his days shuffling between the job that he hates and the family that he doesn’t much care for either. A high school reunion puts him back in touch with an old friend, Max (Sandler), who seems to be living the dream. At first, Max offers Charlie the promise of a new life full of fun and adventure and pretty girls. But then Max tries to take things to the next level by faking their deaths, and things spiral out of control. Watch The Do-Over trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler and Netflix’s The Ridiculous 6 is an easy target. It’s the latest lowbrow comedy from a star who’s never been a hit with critics, and whose recent track record at the box office has been hit or miss, to put it mildly. But if you’re eagerly anticipating, say, Joon-ho Bong’s Okja or Christopher Guest’s Mascots, you may want to give The Ridiculous 6 a bit of begrudging credit. Netflix has to fund those artsy niche projects somehow, and if that means appealing to a broader customer base with mainstream comedies like that one, well, it’s hard to complain too much.
So keep all that in mind when you check out the first teaser for The Do-Over, the second movie to come out of Sandler’s four-picture deal with the company. If you’re a fan of Sandler’s recent output, it’s probably cause for wholehearted rejoicing. But even if your tastes run more highbrow or indie, there’s reason to be glad Sandler’s still out there doing his thing. Read More »
You’ve got to hand it to Noah Baumbach – it takes a lot a guile to assemble a cast of movie stars for a small indie drama and then start filming without telling anyone, which is the case for his new movie, a seemingly untitled project that is undergoing production in New York City right now. This is par for the course for Baumbach, who has spent the past few years working quickly and quietly, seemingly only pausing to attend the film festivals where his work screens.
Also par for the course for Baumbach is the eclectic cast, which includes Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson.
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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 »
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 »