Tag Archives: Adam Sandler

Sandy Wexler

In 1994, fledgling Hollywood agent Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) finally finds a talent worth promoting, singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson)… but his lack of skills is a constant roadblock. A comedy loosely based on Sandler’s own colorful agent, Sandy Wernick, that plays out over several years. That’s one explanation for the massively bloated running time, … Continue reading Sandy Wexler

The Do-Over

DYING WAS THEIR FIRST MISTAKE. When Charlie McMillan (David Spade) is reunited with his high-school friend, Max Kessler (Adam (Sandler), he has no idea that Max plans to change their miserable lives forever. Steve Brill and Sandler, who’ve made some of their worst movies together, deliver an action-comedy where two men discover that assuming new … Continue reading The Do-Over

The Ridiculous 6

“White Knife” (Adam Sandler), who’s been raised by indians, goes on a quest to save his kidnapped father (Nick Nolte), and runs into one peculiar man after another who turn out to be his brothers… The first movie in a four-picture deal that Sandler made with Netflix was released straight to the streaming service. This … Continue reading The Ridiculous 6

Hotel Transylvania 2

DRAC’S PACK IS BACK. Mavis and Jonathan are raising a little boy, but grandpa Dracula worries about him not growing fangs… The sequel moves a few years into the future and sends the Count and his monster buddies on an adventure (behind Mavis and Jonathan’s backs) to try to bring out the child’s inner vampire. … Continue reading Hotel Transylvania 2

The Cobbler

SAVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ONE SOLE AT A TIME. A Lower East Side cobbler (Adam Sandler) discovers that when he uses his father’s old stitching machine and tries on the customer’s shoes, he literally becomes this person. After making several critically hailed drama-comedies, director Tom McCarthy hit a brick wall with this fantasy, maybe because he … Continue reading The Cobbler

Pixels

GAME ON. In 1982, a time capsule containing among other things arcade games, is launched into space; three decades later, aliens use those games to attack Earth… The filmmakers expanded a 2010 short film for this comedy that looks like it wants to be a new Ghostbusters (1984), as it assembles a motley team (including … Continue reading Pixels

Hotel Transylvania

WHERE MONSTERS GO TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.  Count Dracula has built a luxurious hotel in Transylvania to serve as a getaway for the monsters of the world… and as a way to protect his daughter from mankind. Assembling all the familiar monsters for an animated comedy is not a novel idea (this one … Continue reading Hotel Transylvania

Life After Saturday Night Live

In 2005, there were two new faces on Saturday Night Live, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader. This fall, neither of them will be on the show anymore. Hader we knew about, Sudeikis we sort of knew… but he confirmed it last night on Late Night with David Letterman. They gave it 8 years of their lives, both … Continue reading Life After Saturday Night Live

Just Go With It

SOMETIMES A GUY’S BEST WINGMAN… IS A WINGWOMAN. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) usually lets his dates know that he’s married (which is not true) in order to keep his affairs strictly sexual, but his latest fling (Brooklyn Decker) is different… Another Dugan/Sandler collaboration, this time a remake of Cactus Flower (1969), … Continue reading Just Go With It

Grown Ups

SOME GUYS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO MATURE. Five childhood buddies (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for their basketball coach’s funeral… and spend a tumultuous Fourth of July weekend with their wives and kids in a rented house. The Big Chill for the Sandler generation? As expected, all … Continue reading Grown Ups

Zookeeper

DON’T TALK TO THE ANIMALS… UNLESS THEY TALK TO YOU FIRST! When the animals at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo find out that the best man on the staff, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), is thinking about quitting, they decide to help him change his mind. Another film that benefits from James’s all-around likability and physical comedy; … Continue reading Zookeeper