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CANNES FESTIVAL, “The Meyerowitz Stories”

Film is like a collab between Woody Allen and Whit Stillman
Dustin Hoffmann, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller
Directed by Noah Baumbach

Midway through the 70th Cannes Festival the focus has veered sharply away from missing persons to domestic entanglements: or put another way, from people who have checked out of your life – voluntarily or involuntarily – to those you have no choice but to coexist with. It’s always difficult living in the shadow of a famous parent, but what if that parent isn’t exactly the genius you always ... more >

That’s my boy

Single parenting ain't all it's cracked up to be
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg
Directed by Sean Anders

Adam Sandler and R-rated comedies usually don’t go together. The last one he did was Judd Apatow’s criminally underrated “Funny People” in 2009, a movie I can only assume was too cerebral to be seen as a Sandler movie. And while “That’s My Boy” is in no way cerebral, it’s nice to see a bit more “dirty” from an actor who's long been playing it safe. His character, Donny, begins the film as a ... more >

THE NEWS – Sweep at the Razzies and Ted trailer

Adam Sandler's Jack & Jill makes history and Seth MacFarlane's Ted trailer goes online

Adam Sandler confirmed his prowess in making bad movies by raiding the awards table at the Razzies yesterday. Sometimes, bad can be so good, Sandler beating all previous records by claiming the award in all ten categories for Jack and Jill, a funky comedy in which he plays a family man and his sister. In a strange twist Al Pacino won Worst Supporting Actor for playing himself in Jack & Jill ... more >

Grown Ups

Boys will be boys. Some longer than others.
Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock
Directed by Dennis Dugan

“Grown Ups” brings together Adam Sandler and his four buddies, guys who owe their movie careers in some way to him, except poor Chris Rock who just can’t seem to register. Sandler always come off a nice guy, and Dod knows I’ve grown up with the guy and have had my share of likes (“Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore”) and dislikes (“Little Nicky,” “Longest Yard,” “Mr. Deeds”). I also liked the new ... more >