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Nominations for the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in film, were just announced, and the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg vehicle That's My Boy received a whopping eight nominations. That's a lot, but it falls short of 12 nominations for Sandler's Jack and Jill last year. That's My Boy was nominated in just about every category, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Actor (Adam Sandler), joining Battleship, Oogieloves, and the latest Twilight installment as one of 2012's most-nominated movies, Razzie-wise. That's My Boy had more nominations than any other comedy this year, beating out Madea's Witness Protection (4), A Thousand Words (3), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2), [...]
Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we turn our attention to Chris Rock, one of the most prominent stand-ups of his generation as well as an accomplished actor and writer. Let’s take a look at the roles Chris Rock almost played over the years, including Jimmy Olsen in Tim Burton’s Superman movie, voicing KITT the Talking Car in the Knight Rider reboot, and starring in a Richard Pryor [...]
Saturday Night Live has been known for being a movie star factory ever since original cast members Chevy Chase and John Belushi each made a smooth and triumphant transition to film stardom in 1978, but perhaps no ex-SNL star has had a longer run as a major box office draw than Adam Sandler. Sure, his movies are often the subject of critical scorn, but Sandler has proven he can consistently attract large audiences to see them. He may just be the biggest movie star – in terms of box office earnings – that SNL has ever churned out. That’s no small feat, considering that the show’s alumni include major [...]
We had reported over a year ago that Adam McKay was set to direct Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin in the Thanksgiving football comedy Three Mississippi; however, in the last few months there was a fumble and a lot of wrestling over the ball. Recently, the ball seems to have rolled right to Adam Sandler's feet, as balls are wont to do. First, a film that explicitly was created to showcase Wahlberg and Baldwin's Departed-like banter lost Wahlberg to some action movie where guns are shot at foreigners. Then because of the surprise Anchorman sequel, McKay was out as well and Sean Anders was brought [...]