Adam Sandler has finally made a movie that his character in Funny People would have starred in. No he’s not a talking baby or mermaid, instead he’s himself and his twin sister. Yes, sister. Jack and Jill features Sandler as family man Jack whose obnoxious sister (also Sandler) visits him for the holidays. Katie Holmes, Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Swardson and even Al Pacino (playing himself) are along for the ride. Directed by Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, Happy Gilmore) Jack and Jill hits theaters November 11. Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »

Sony has released the first movie trailer for the new Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It. Directed by Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Happy Gilmore), the valentine’s week romantic comedy release tells the story of “a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.” The film co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews, Nick Swardson, and Kevin Nealon.

It seems like a by the numbers generic romcom, but someone on the IMDB forums claims to have seen a press screening and gave it a possitive review:

thought it was quirky and fun and endearing. The chemistry was good between the characters and the location shoots in Hawaii were beautiful. Sandler and Anniston were good together and the suppoorting cast and quirky cameos of other characters brought some huge laughs.

Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, The Romantics) and Al Pacino are in talks to join Adam Sandler‘s latest shitty romantic comedy feature, Jack and Jill. The storyline follows Jack, a family man, who must deal with his twin sister Jill, who visits for Thanksgiving and won’t leave.

Steven Koren (Evan Almighty, Click) wrote the screenplay, and Sandler comedy director Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, The Benchwarmers) is directing. Sandler will be playing both the titular Jack and his twin sister Jill. According to THR, Holmes will play Sandler’s wife, while Pacino will play himself. An actor making a cameo as himself in a Sandler comedy…. but, that would be too obvious. This doesn’t sound good. And yes, I chose the above photo of Holmes with a handfull of money specifically because this sounds nothing more than a paycheck film.

Razzie Award Nominees Announced


“Please, Oscar! Don’t!”

The Academy’s famously snide sib, The Razzies, announced its nominations for the worst movies, performances and direction of 2007 today. Leading the lepers is the already cultish Lindsay Lohan stripper-twin-Blue Velvet-for-Proactiv-set thriller I Know Who Killed Me with nine noms, including Worst Picture. And that seals it: I’m finally going to consider watching it stoned one day when I’m 70. Lohan actually scored two Worst Actress noms for playing twins. Cute. But there’s still no way it’s worse than The Number 23, which was excluded for Worst Picture. A travesty. Winners of the Little Naked Gold Man will be announced on February 23rd. Here are the major noms…where the hell is Who’s Your Caddy?

Worst Picture

Bratz – Lionsgate

Daddy Day Camp – Sony/Tri-Star/Revolution

I Know Who Killed Me – Tri-Star

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry – Universal

Norbit – Dreamworks

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider, Next and National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Jim Carrey – The Number 23

Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Daddy Day Camp and Norbit

Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) – Norbit

Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Worst Actress

Jessica Alba- Awake, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck

Four No-name Actresses – Bratz

Elisha Cuthbert – Captivity

Diane Keaton – Because I Said So

Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey) – I Know Who Killed Me

Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota) – I Know Who Killed Me, Too

Worst Director

Dennis Dugan – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Roland Joffe – Captivity

Brian Robbins – Norbit

Fred Savage (it’s come to this) – Daddy Day Camp

Chris Silverston – I Know Who Killed Me

Source Link: Razzies


Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the Zohan

JoBlo has posted the first photo of Adam Sandler in his new comedy You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, which is directed by Dennis Dugan.

Dugan was once a great comedy director, having directed some of Sandler’s better films (Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore). Recently however, Dugan has turned out more than a couple bombs: Chuck & Larry, The Benchwarmers, National Security, Saving Silverman, Beverly Hills Ninja, Brain Donors and Problem Child.

Zohan’s screenplay was a collaboration between three comedy greats: Judd Apatow (40-Year-Old-Virgin, Knocked Up), Robert Smigel (SNL) and Adam Sandler. The film stars Sandler as an Israel Intelligence Agent who fakes his death so he can anonymously move to New York and become a hair stylist. Sounds like a promising SNL sketch, but a full length feature film?

The photo above (click to enlarge) gives me the same feeling. Good actors transform into their characters, but instead Sandler looks to be doing an imitation of a character in the photo above. I could be wrong, but I’m expecting the worst.

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan hits theaters on June 6th, 2008.

chuck and larry posterUniversal has released the first one-sheet for the Dennis Dugan directed comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. The movie stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James as two straight firefighters who pose as a gay married couple in order to qualify for their department’s domestic partner benefits. “They’re as straight as can be, but don’t tell anyone.” Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, and Ving Rhames co-star.

Click the poster for a better view. Poster photo courtesy of LatinoReview (we did a lot of touch up work to remove the unwanted glare)
Dugan was once a great comedy director, having directed some of Sandler’s better films (Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore). Recently however, Dugan has turned out more than a couple bombs: The Benchwarmers, National Security, Saving Silverman, Beverly Hills Ninja, Brain Donors and Problem Child.

The screenplay has had more hands on it than Lindsay Lohan’s breasts: Academy Award winner Alexander Payne (Sideways), Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Barry Fanaro (Kingpin), Lew Gallo (Ocean’s Eleven) and Jim Taylor (Election). I usually say that too many cooks spoil the soup, but what if there are more than a few talented cooks?

The movie hits theaters on July 20th 2007, head-to-head with Hairspray, a week after Harry Potter, and two weeks following Transformers (ie expect this film to probably get lost in the Summer shuffle).