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Adam Sandler's Four Netflix Films Will All Be Comedies

"We anticipate they will be Adam Sandler comedies. We'd absolutely be very open and thrilled if he wants to take a more serious role in some of the projects and could extend beyond the four films to accommodate some of those films as well."

- Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirms that Adam Sandler's four upcoming movies on the streaming network will all be comedies in an interview with THR.

Adam Sandler Explains Why He Wouldn't Be a Good 'SNL' Host

"Why should I? I don't know how good it would be. I'm slow now. There are guys who love doing it who are great at doing it — I just don't know how good I'd be doing it and I did what I could do on that show."

- Adam Sandler explains why he doesn't want to host SNL in a recent episode of Norm Macdonald Live.

Adam Sandler Interviewed Jay Leno on Last Night's 'Tonight Show'

Jimmy Fallon isn't the only late night host to become the interviewee this week. Last night on The Tonight Show, guest Adam Sandler — dressed to the nines in his Tuesday night finest — switched roles with Leno for a few minutes to ask him some hard-hitting questions like which Sandler movie is his favorite, how Leno gets away with tucking his shirt into his pants, and how big-chinned pee wee football players protect themselves. Sandler manages to fit in a few uncomfortable moments too, like a dig at NBC, allusion to a Leno show on Fox, and question about mid-interview erections.

Relive the 1993 Efforts of Sandler, Leary, Foxworthy, and The Jerky Boys

"The comedy album lives, and all it took was a bunch of rednecks, assholes, jerks, and buffoons to save it."

- As part of The A.V. Club's 1993 Week, Sean O'Neal looks back at four hit comedy albums from 20 years ago that brought comedy albums back to the mainstream.

Adam Sandler Is Starring in Jason Reitman's Next Movie

Adam Sandler can add another acclaimed director to the list of acclaimed directors he's worked with. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) is close to casting Sandler as a lead in his next movie, Men, Women & Children, an adaptation of the 2011 Chad Kultgen novel of the same name, THR reports. Sandler, Jennifer Garner, and Rosemarie DeWitt are "circling" the lead parts in the movie, and there's a possibility Cameron Diaz will come onboard as well. The movie is a dark satire about a group of families falling apart for a variety of reasons. The main family consists of a porn-addicted father and a [...]

Adam Sandler Signs a Four-Movie Deal with Netflix

Adam Sandler is coming to Netflix. Variety reports that Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming network through his company Happy Madison Productions, which comes after the news that Netflix will release the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel the same day it's released in theaters. Variety says Sandler's four Netflix films are "presumably comedies, although the genres aren't set in stone," and according to Netflix, Sandler is one of the "few actors whose movies consistently rank among the most-viewed by subscribers in the US and in its other regions." The earliest Sandler film under the deal could be [...]

The 15 Harshest Quotes from Reviews of Adam Sandler's 'Blended'

The new Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie Blended came out today, and it's been drawing some pretty savage reviews from critics. Currently sitting at 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, it's hardly the most-derided Adam Sandler movie ever (that honor would go to Jack and Jill with 3%) but it's still getting dogpiled on in a way that you don't see with your average studio comedy. We've rounded up some of the meanest quotes from reviews of the movie and gathered them up below, from least-harsh to harshest:

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Reunite in the Trailer for 'Blended'

Here's the trailer for Blended starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which follows two single parents who have an awful blind date only to get stuck with each other for the same African safari vacation. Blended (formerly titled The Familymoon) also stars Joel McHale, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, and Terry Crews and makes Sandler and Barrymore's third rom-com project together after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. I wonder if these two unlikely lovers will end up together in the end?

Adam Sandler Made Quite an Impression at Andy Samberg's Wedding

The recently wedded Andy Samberg dropped by Conan last night, where he talked about his That's My Boy co-star Adam Sandler's eccentric appearance at the wedding. Below, he also shows off the bad-ass action movies he's trying to incorporate into his new show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

Almost No One Recommends Seeing 'Grown Ups 2'

In some of the least shocking movie news of 2013, critics absolutely hate Adam Sandler's latest comedy, Grown Ups 2. The 2010 original wasn't exactly beloved, earning a 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 30 out of 100 on Metacritic. But it also earned $271 million at the international box office, making a sequel inevitable. So far, Grown Ups 2 isn't even living up to the low bar set by the original, with the current Rotten Tomatoes rank currently hovering at 7 percent, and a Metacritic score of only 20/100. Much of the venom is directed at the film's low-brow scatological humor and female objectification, as well the waste [...]

What Does it Mean to Direct an Adam Sandler Movie?

The Adam Sandler assembly line began production in 1995 with Billy Madison and has since churned out over 20 films under the Happy Madison Productions outfit starring Sandler in his well-versed comic persona of the well-meaning, flawed, likable schlub. Sandler’s brand is a veritable cottage industry, almost operating like a mini-studio, attaching him and his team of writers and producers to his projects and the smaller projects of his friends. Yet, despite the films orbiting around Sandler and having massive control over their image and tone, Sandler himself has never had a director credit on his own project or any other for that matter. That distinction has been credited to [...]

'Conan' Will Air a Week of Shows in Dallas Featuring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Tig Notaro, and More

Here's a promo for Conan's week of shows in Dallas, which will take place at the Magestic Theater from March 31st through April 3rd, right before the NCAA Final Four and National Championship. Here's the full lineup, which includes a bunch of dudes plus the wonderful Tig Notaro:

Monday, March 31: Adam Sandler and comedian Tig Notaro Tuesday, April 1: Seth Rogen and musical guest Phillip Phillips Wednesday, April 2: Simon Helberg and musical guest Eli Young Band Thursday April 3: Charles Barkley

Adam Sandler to Play Adam Sandler on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Fox is beefing up its post-Super Bowl shows with some big name stars. Not only will Prince have a guest appearance on New Girl, but Adam Sandler is also set to show up on the now Golden Globe-nominated Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

"We're hoping a lot of people will check out the show for the first time, because the entire universe watches the Super Bowl," series creator Mike Schur told E! of the episode, "and so we really just wanted to sort of introduce the characters to a wider audience. We tried to just build a couple stories that are really explaining in the funniest way who [...]

Adam Sandler in Talks to Star in an Indie Drama About a Shoe Cobbler for Director Tom McCarthy

Adam Sandler is getting ready to go dramatic once again. He's in negotiations to star in The Cobbler, a new indie drama from Thomas McCarthy, the writer/director of acclaimed films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, THR reports. Not much is known about the movie, but THR says it's about "a shoe man who has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs." Sandler is expected to film The Cobbler right before filming another serious role, in director Jason Reitman's next movie, Men, Women & Children. Sandler's last serious role was in Judd Apatow's Funny People in [...]