Posts tagged as jack and jill

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), [...]

Adam Sandler Gets All the Razzie Nominations

Adam Sandler RazzieWatch 2012 is ongoing. The Sandman has received a record-breaking 11 Razzie nominations, including both Worst Actor (as Jack in Jack and Jill) and Worst Actress (as Jill). It looks like he's got a lock on being declared officially the worst come April 1, but I hope those brave souls making the decisions remember to save some Razzies for Candy Land next year. Let's not be shortsighted here.

Jack and Jill Is On Track to Break the All Time Razzie Record

Exciting news for lovers of unlovably bad things: Jack and Jill has a legitimate shot at breaking the all-time record for most Razzie awards. That title is currently held by I Know Who Killed Me, for which Lindsay Lohan impressively tied herself for Worst Actress in 2007. But if Adam Sandler wins Worst Actor for his portrayal of Jack and Worst Actress for Jill, this could be the year things change! History is in the making!

Review Roundup: Jack and Jill Will Make You "Dead Inside"

It's been out for one day, and Jack and Jill has already earned the rare distinction of a 0% rating from "top critics" on Rotten Tomatoes. (Technically it has a 2% from "all critics," which means there is one very unpopular "bottom critic" out there.) Combined with Bucky Larson, which is still enjoying its own 0%, this makes two comically colossal flops written by Adam Sandler this season. And we know what that means…comically over-the-top negative reviews!

Take this opening line from Time Magazine's Mary Pols: "More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am [...]

Oh God, What Are You Doing, Adam Sandler?

Here's a much better shot of Adam Sandler in costume on the set of his upcoming film Jack and Jill, in which he plays both a brother and a sister. If there was any question to what this is going to be like, just check out the resumes of the people behind the camera: 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.

Let that sink in, aspiring screenwriters: the guy who wrote Evan Almighty is selling scripts and you are not.

Adam Sandler and Jack and Jill Sweep the Razzies

While Jack and Jill was inexcusably snubbed by both the Oscars and the Golden Globes, one awards show had the balls to shower Adam Sandler with the statuettes he so obvious deserves: the Razzies. Sure, Jack and Jill's clean sweep, in which it picked up such coveted awards as Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress (for Sandler as Jill, naturally), Worst Screenplay and Worst Ensemble, probably wasn't as fulfilling as Oscar sweeps by people like James Cameron and Peter Jackson, but you've gotta take what you can get.

The Five Worst Quotes from the Year's Worst Movie

I watched a lot of bad comedies this year. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Take Me Home Tonight, Just Go with It, Zookeeper, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son…the list goes on and on. But all of the unfunny films of 2011, there was one that was especially unfunny, a movie so bad that I’m still not sure if it actually happened – and I’ve seen it twice. No, I’m not talking about Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which was more performance piece than film, and might actually be a brilliant piece of postmodern something-or-other; I’m referring to the year’s worst Happy Madison production, Jack & Jill.


I Watched Jack and Jill So You Don't Have To

Over the weekend, I joined legions of idiotic Americans with the absolute worst taste in movies to go see Adam Sandler's latest "movie," Jack and Jill. As I stuffed my face with popcorn, surrounded by slobbering hyperactive children and foul-smelling adults who appeared to be shut-ins who only venture out once a year to catch the latest Sandler flick, I came to two conclusions: 1) I completely agree with every critic that has raked this disaster over the coals. You don't need me to tell you how bad this movie is. It's literally unwatchable, as in there were moments where I had to turn my head away and stop [...]

George C. Scott Can't Handle the Jack and Jill Trailer

This mashup of the horrorshow Jack and Jill trailer and a scene from 1979's Hardcore, in which George C. Scott discovers that his missing daughter has been making pornos, is pretty much perfect. This is how the trailer should be viewed forever and ever, amen. [via]

Adam Sandler Follows In Eddie Murphy's Questionable Footsteps

Here's a picture of Adam Sandler on the set of his new film Jack and Jill. In it, he plays both Jack and Jill, a pair of fraternal twins. As many people have noted, this looks a whole lot like one of those fake movies that Sandler's character did in Funny People, but I guess that's just truth in comedy right there. Here's Sandler's synopsis of the movie:

A Thousand Words May Be Even Worse Than Jack and Jill

Yikes. Eddie Murphy's latest family comedy A Thousand Words has a 0% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now. To put that in perspective, even Jack and Jill – the "literally unwatchable" movie that's shattered all previous Razzie nomination records – has a 3% critics rating. So this movie must be pretty bad. One reviewer writes that it "makes The Adventures of Pluto Nash look like Beverly Hills Cop." (Even Pluto Nash had a 6%!) Anyone actually seen the thing and want to weigh in?

The Movies of 2011: A Raunchy, R-Rated Year for Comedy

Unlike 2010, a year that didn’t give us a whole lot of great comedies, 2011 was a step in the right direction. Since it takes a movie two years to make it from script to theaters, the comedies of 2011 were the movies greenlit in the wake of The Hangover’s unbridled success in 2009. While The Hangover’s monstrous box office gross is directly responsible for the release of its sequel this year, it also caused an influx in raunchy, R-rated comedies, making it seem like these were the only types of comedies that came out in 2011. This recent wave of R-rated comedy began when Wedding Crashers and [...]

The Rise and Fall of the Fake @JackNJillMovie Twitter Account

This weekend saw the release of the new Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill, Sandler’s cringe-inducing riff on Norbit that’s become one of the most critically-reviled films in years. On Friday, a group of comedians took to Twitter, creating a faux-official account for Jack and Jill under the name @JackNJillMovie, firing off a series of digs at the film disguised as a misguided and desperate promotional campaign. As Friday evening wore on and the collective behind the account posted hundreds of funny jokes at the expense of the movie, @JackNJillMovie had attracted several hundred followers and retweets from everyone from Aziz Ansari to Paul Scheer to TV critic Alan Sepinwall. [...]

The Jack and Jill Trailer Where Adam Sandler Plays His Own Sister and Oh Fuck It I Quit