As many of you are aware, Adam Sandler will step away from making the comedy flicks that he’s best known for from time to time in order to take on a more dramatic role. We saw this in titles like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love in 2002, James L. Brooks’ Spanglish in 2004, Mike Binder’s Reign Over Me in 2007, Judd Apatow’s Funny People in 2009, and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children in 2014.
In the upcoming crime thriller Uncut Gems Sandler returns to drama, playing a jeweler in New York City who is always looking for the next big score. A24 has released an official trailer for the movie, which is the latest from brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, and you can check it out below along with more info.
Adam Sandler hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, marking his first time back on the long-running NBC late-night sketch show since his 1995 firing by the network. A sore subject he addressed in his opening monologue during his song, “I Was Fired.”
The humorous tune, which contained a guest appearance by Chris Rock, also mentioned how his friend and co-star Chris Farley had been fired at the same time. To close the show, Sandler performed a more somber song in tribute to Farley, who died in 1997 of a drug overdose at age 33.
Watch the performances for both songs here below, along with other videos from the episode.
I have to be honest; I did not see Pixels. I saw the preview and thought it looked like a great idea and a lot of fun, but then I remembered one thing. Adam Sandler hasn’t been in a live-action comedy I actually enjoyed since Bedtime Stories in 2008 almost a decade ago… and seriously, if I didn’t have small kids, I probably would’ve skipped that one too. Adam Sandler has gone from one of Hollywood’s can’t miss comedic actors, to being relegated to direct to Netflix “comedies” like The Ridiculous Six and most recently The Do-Over. He’s an easy target for sarcasm and ridicule, and thus we get an Honest Trailer for his 2015 critical flop Pixels by the gang at Screen Junkies.
After Marvel’s tremendous success with characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk sharing a cinematic universe, many other studios have been trying mimic that success such as Warner Brothers with their DC Comics characters, Paramount with Transformers, and Universal with their classic monsters.
One individual you wouldn’t associate a shared cinematic universe with is Adam Sandler. But according to one fairly insane individual (insane in this video, not in real life…we think), Sandler already has a shared universe and it’s been going for a long time now. To back it up they lay it all out on the table with proof in the form of clips and more.
A new trailer has been released for Pixels, the upcoming movie about an alien race that uses our own classic arcade video games to attack Earth. You can check out the first trailer right here if you missed it.
The movie is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), and stars Adam Sandler (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore), Kevin James (Here Comes the Boom, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Station Agent), who’s basically playing Billy Mitchell from King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Josh Gad (Frozen, Wish I Was Here), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Spring Breakers), and Brian Cox (Braveheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
You can check out the trailer, which includes James offing a Smurf, below.