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Obviously: Adam Sandler Admits His Movies Are Paid Vacations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2014 2:42 PM
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Well, you gotta at least give Adam Sandler credit for never pretending his schlocky comedies were anything more than well paid excuses for him to goof off with his pals. And last night, hitting "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he fessed up that his comedies—including this weekend's terrible "Blended" (our review)—are nothing more than paid vacations, sometimes with Sandler himself pitching the locales.

Review: 'Blended' Starring Adam Sandler And Drew Barrymore

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 22, 2014 9:01 AM
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The on-screen pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is one of diminishing returns. The first time they partnered up, on 199-SOMETHING amiable "The Wedding Singer," the chemistry was palpable and it was wrapped in a movie that, in retrospect, is one of the funnier, more charming films in Sandler's oeuvre, doused in melancholy and bejeweled with period detail, while 200-SOMETHING's "50 First Dates" was ickier and less stable (mental deficiencies are so romantic); it was a comedy that was beneath either of them, much less them as a duo. And with this week's "Blended," they've hit rock bottom. "Blended" is probably the worst of the bunch, a movie that is, in its subtle way, as offensive and mean-spirited as anything Sandler has done, but in a way that is so cuddly, there's the possibility it could, somehow, go unnoticed.

Watch: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Go On Vacation In New Trailer For 'Blended'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:22 AM
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Blended
Whether or not you subscribe to the law of diminishing returns, when Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore share the screen together — as they did in “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates” — audiences come out and Warner Bros. hopes that the third time’s the charm with the actors’ third outing together, “Blended,” hitting theaters next month. To keep awareness up, the studio has released another trailer for the comedy.

Adam Sandler & Kevin James Team For 'Pixels,' Berenice Bejo Prepares For 'After The Storm' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 9:05 AM
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In rather shocking news, an Adam Sandler produced movie is also going to star Adam Sandler. And sit down for this one — he might even worked with some pals he's worked with before.

First Look: Adam Sandler Isn't Farting In Thomas McCarthy's 'The Cobbler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 4:25 PM
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Adam Sandler's career—filled as it is with bodily functions, funny voices and studio paid vacations that double as movie sets—has been marked periodically by ambitions at more serious fare such as "Punch Drunk Love," "Spanglish" and "Reign Over Me." And as those titles suggest, results have been varied. The last time he stepped out of his comfort zone was in 2009 for Judd Apatow's "Funny People," but Sandler is coming in 2014 with a new movie that finds him playing a grown up instead of making a sequel to "Grown Ups."

Watch (If You Dare) The First Trailer For Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore's Rom-Com 'Blended'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 18, 2013 10:00 AM
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Oh, the perils of being a female filmmaker in Hollywood. Finally making her directorial debut after a lifetime in front of the camera with 2009’s charming “Whip It,” Drew Barrymore has struggled to launch a feature length follow-up and though she is returning to the romantic comedy well, it’s not in the manner one would hope.

Adam Sandler Will Try Acting Again By Starring In Indie Drama 'The Cobbler' For 'The Visitor' Director Tom McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 3:22 PM
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For the most part, Adam Sandler is content to make exceedingly puerile and terrible movies, as long as they have big cheques attached to them, and let him hang out with pals in what usually amounts to a paid vacation. And while there is a certain segment of the population that loves those kinds of movies, every now and then, Sandler tries to his hand at actual acting. Of course, he led Paul Thomas Anderson's delirious romance "Punch Drunk Love," though even there, he was riffing on his on screen persona to some degree. Meanwhile, he's tried going serious with fare like "Funny People," "Spanglish" and perhaps most egregiously "Reign Over Me," to mixed results. And now he's pushing himself even further.

Director Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women & Children' With Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt And Jennifer Garner

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 9:20 PM
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Jason Reitman, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt
Jason Reitman is about to have a very busy Toronto. In addition to unveiling his new film, the already seriously polarizing crime drama "Labor Day," starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet (you can read our take on it here), he is also staging one of his starry script readings, this time of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights." And if that wasn't enough, the director of "Juno" and "Young Adult" is also lining up his next project at the festival: an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz attached.

Stream This: Michael Cera’s ‘Crystal Fairy,’ David Lynch Criterion Shorts, Adam Sandler, Guillermo del Toro Movies & More

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 12, 2013 2:57 PM
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Welcome back streamers. We trust you had a good July 4th weekend and the hangover has finally subsided. We also assume you’ve gotten over the overlong, tonal headache that was “The Lone Ranger,” and now you’re debating if you should do the same with “Pacific Rim” or “Grown Ups 2.” Both reviews suggest that you should just stay home, which is good for us because we have lots of suggestions for you streaming this weekend. We’ve got an alternate Guillermo del Toro movie you could watch and instead of witnessing Adam Sandler fart on Salma Hayek, you could revisit arguably his best movie, thanks to Paul Thomas Anderson. We’ve also got a Michael Cera indie for you that’s hitting both theaters and VOD this weekend (but hey, maybe you can just watch it out of the comfort of your own home if it’s not playing in your town) and some classic gems, including some jewels from the Criterion archive not yet released on DVD. OK, let’s get to it.

Review: 'Grown Ups 2' Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock & David Spade

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 11, 2013 11:01 AM
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Spoiler alert: the very last joke of “Grown Ups 2” involves a character passing gas on Salma Hayek. This is Salma Hayek, one of the great actresses of international cinema, a global star in multiple languages, one of the most beautiful women in the world, and an Oscar nominee. This is Salma Hayek, who has served on the Cannes jury and has produced and starred in several boundary-crossing Spanish language films, where her consistency has become almost taken for granted. And here she is, in “Grown Ups 2,” where she exists in order to model low-cut trash fashion that spotlights her chest, and then eat a mouthful of flatulence as the final punchline to a vanity project by some of our most famous, laziest American comedians. This is the way our film culture ends: not with a whimper, but with a fart.

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