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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 [...]

Adam Sandler Tells Jay Leno to Go to Fox

After over two decades on The Tonight Show (and off and back on again), Jay Leno is stepping away from the late night franchise for a second time in February of next year, and his guest last night suggested to Leno on air that he moved to Fox. Sandler, who himself was let go from NBC's late night department in 1995, asked Leno, "So, Jay, retiring buddy?" Leno responded, "Well, we’re stepping aside" to which Sandler suggested, "You’re thinking about relaxing and I have a good idea for what Jay should do. Don’t you think he should just take it easy, enjoy, breathe, maybe go to Fox, do [...]

Nick Swardson Is Taking Rob Schneider's Place in 'Grown Ups 2'

It looks like one of the stars of Grown Ups will be missing when the inevitable sequel comes out this summer. Rob Schneider is the only one of the central five characters who isn't returning for Grown Ups 2, and he's been replaced by his fellow Adam Sandler regular Nick Swardson. Swardson will play an alcoholic school bus driver who's the brother of Rob Schneider's character from the original and sports a similar hairstyle.

The reasons for Schneider not being included in the film are unclear. In a radio interview last year, Schneider cited money issues and a scheduling conflict with his CBS sitcom Rob, explaining, "They're doing [...]

Adam Sandler Tells Hurricane Sandy What's What

Adam Sandler took the stage at the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 benefit concert last night to belt out this parody version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," entitled "Sandy, Screw Ya." Other comedians performing at the benefit included Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, and non-comedy people like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney & Nirvana, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West, and Billy Crystal.

What Does the Opening Weekend Failure of 'That's My Boy' Mean?

Up until this weekend there were arguably two true movie stars: Will Smith and Adam Sandler. Now there is one (maybe) and it isn't Adam Sandler. A real movie star is not just a very famous person or an actor/actress who seems to always get big parts. Movie stars can open movies by themselves. Movie stars guarantee an $100 million box office regardless of the quality of the film. That was Adam Sandler last June but it isn't him anymore, as That's My Boy finished this past weekend in 5th place, earning only $13 million.

Watch a Cheetah Attack Adam Sandler

Here's Adam Sandler on Letterman last night, sharing a video of a cheetah attacking him while on a safari in Africa. Don't worry, those of you who are looking forward to Grown Ups 3, Adam Sandler is completely fine as it wasn't that bad of a cheetah attack.

Zabadooo! The Comedy of Adam Sandler

During interviews for the 2009 feature film Funny People Judd Apatow, who shared an apartment with Adam Sandler in Los Angeles during the late 80s before they made it, often said that Sandler was one of the funniest people he knew. So funny, in fact, that he started tape recording the prank phone calls Sandler would make to keep for posterity. It was one of those phone calls that Apatow used in the opening scene of Funny People.

In this brief clip, we see why Apatow was keen on capturing the moment and why he was so confident that Sandler would go on to be a big star. Adopting [...]

Adam Sandler's Next Movie Will Be About a Blended Family

Adam Sandler has signed on to star in a new untitled comedy about a blended family, Deadline reports. The movie follows Jim and Lauren, who go on a disastrous blind date and then get stuck together in a family resort with each of their kids from previous marriages, causing them to come closer together. Sandler is eyeing a small group of actresses for the part of Lauren, including his Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates costar Drew Barrymore. Sandler's next movie was supposed to be a western comedy called Ridiculous 6, but this family movie pushes that project back. I know that's rough news for all of [...]

Adam Sandler is Finally Making a Western

Adam Sandler's next movie will be Ridiculous 6, a comedy western he just sold to Paramount. Sandler will be writing the script with his old partner-in-crime, Tim Herlihy, according to Deadline. Herlihy began working with Sandler on SNL and wrote some of his most beloved comedies with him, including Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Big Daddy. The plot is still being kept under wraps, but Ridiculous 6 is confirmed to be a comedy western, and the title recalls the classic western The Magnificent Seven. It'll probably just be Sandler and the rest of the Grown Ups riding around on horses and getting into gunfights, with, say, Nick Swardson [...]

Adam Sandler's Hidden Truth

"Sandler's truth is that his onscreen persona has aged with his fans and experienced the same things at roughly the same time they've experienced it. Over the course of 20 years, Adam Sandler has gone from being a staple of sleepovers to dorm rooms to lousy apartments to the suburbs. And in that time he's remained, essentially, the same guy: He's… the loudmouth buddy who's progressively less fun to hang out with as you get older." – From Grantland's Steven Hyden's beautiful account of the slight honesty in Sandler's films and the inevitability of growing too old for them.

Adam Sandler to Play a Suicidal Man Who Can See Ghosts in His Next Movie

Adam Sandler is remaking his first Korean supernatural comedy. THR reports that Sandler has signed on to star in and produce Hello Ghost with Chris Columbus attached to direct. A remake of the 2010 Korean comedy of the same name, the film follows a guy who, after a failed suicide attempt, discovers he can see four ghosts who won't leave him alone until he grants them each a wish. It's something he's never done before at least, right?

This Is What 'Grown Ups 2' Will Look Like in Case You Were Curious

Rob Schneider out, deer piss in.

Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' Receives 8 Razzie Nominations, Fewer than 'Jack and Jill'

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), [...]

The Lost Roles of Chris Rock

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 [...]