Hot MTV Movie Awards Trailer: ‘Blended’

By | Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 7:48pm PDT
Mike Fleming

I wish I could show you the incredible catch Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki just made, smacking into the rightfield wall to rob David Ortiz of an extra base hit in a one-run game in the 8th inning. Instead, here’s the latest trailer from the MTV Movie Awards, the … Read More »

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Sony Dates Adam Sandler Film ‘Pixels’ for Summer 2015, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage Join Cast

By | Friday April 4, 2014 @ 9:12am PDT

Adam SandlerSony Pictures announced that it will release the Chris Columbus film Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in summer 2015, with Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage joining the cast.  Principal photography will commence in June. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore In ‘Blended’

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 5:26pm PDT

Here is 2014′s first new trailer for the third onscreen teaming of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The Gulfstream Pictures/Happy Madison rom-com Blended, which has been retitled twice, follows two single parents who endured a painfully bad blind date and later happen to sign their kids … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore’s ‘Blended’

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 5:10pm PST

Two title changes later, the third rom-com teaming Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is coming to a multiplex near you for Memorial Day. Blended tells the tale of two single-parent survivors of a particularly heinous blind date who happen to sign their kids up for the … Read More »

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Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Partner Jack Giarraputo Plots Retirement

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 10:28am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: This week, Jack Giarraputo has been telling associates at studios like Sony and Paramount that he will retire after he finishes producing the Warner Bros comedy Blended, and after that the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels for Sony. The 46-year … Read More »

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Warner Bros Renames Sandler-Barrymore Pic – Again

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 4:21pm PST

First the romantic family comedy was Blended, then it was changed in the summer to The Familymoon. Now today it’s been re-titled Blended. The release date is still May 23, 2014. I’ll just rewatch Adam Read More »

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Adam Sandler In Negotiations To Star In Tom McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler’

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 12:40pm PDT

Adam Sandler is in talks for the indie The Cobbler, which is shaping up to be the next directing project for The Visitor helmer Tom McCarthy. Sandler also is circling Jason Reitman’s next picture, based on the Chad Kultgen novel Men, Women & Children, which could … Read More »

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Toronto: Jason Reitman Circling Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt For ‘Men, Women And Children’

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 5:37pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Jason Reitman, who’ll launch his film Labor Day in Toronto and preside over a reading of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights script there, is fast mobilizing his next film. I’m told that Indian Paintbrush is looking … Read More »

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Warner Bros’ Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Rom-Com Gets New Name

By | Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 4:22pm PDT

They’ve previously done two movies together and now Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s upcoming Warner Bros romantic comedy about blended families forced together has gotten its second name. The … Read More »

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Is Adam Sandler Finally Widening His Circle Of Filmmakers? Teams With Chris Columbus On ‘Hello Ghost’ Redo

By | Friday June 14, 2013 @ 1:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The news that Adam Sandler has attached himself to the Chris Columbus-directed remake of the Korean comedy Hello Ghost makes me hopeful that Sandler is going to finally begin to listen to the people at the studios releasing his movies, about widening the circle of filmmakers he works with. Let’s face it, the movies micromanaged by his Happy Madison banner have become too formulaic, and they seem to mostly please Razzies voters these days. I’m a fan of Sandler’s, I just haven’t wanted to see his films lately. I was not a fan of the first Grown-Ups, despite its box office success, and can’t imagine the sequel will rise above the level of derivative retread. Recent films — Jack And Jill being the low-water mark — hold no real promise of surprises like we’ve seen the first Hangover, Bridesmaids, Ted, or the just-opened This Is The End. Sandler has worked with filmmakers like Judd Apatow and Paul Thomas Anderson on more serious fare, but the Happy Madison comedy formula needs an overhaul. Columbus could help Sandler out of a rut. He too has made some stinkers, but Columbus has succeeded often enough — from the first two Home Alone films to Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and others — to imagine he might help elevate Sandler’s game, if the star and his posse loosen the reins and trust the filmmaker. Hello Ghost has a script by One True Thing scribe Karen Croner, and Sandler will play a man whose failed suicide attempt allows him to see ghosts who haunt him until he grants each of them one wish. A promising premise, in the right hands. Read More »

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Adam Sandler To Leno: “Maybe Go To Fox”

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 7:48pm PDT

Jay Leno is readying to exit stage left from NBC’s Tonight Show next February. So Adam Sandler was a guest Thursday and offered a little unsolicited advice about Leno’s post-Tonight plans. Of course, Sandler doesn’t mention that the problem is that Fox would have to get clearance for any late-night show from the affiliates who get to keep all the ad revenue from their late local news. Fox then might have to compensate them for any lost revenue. In other words, it’s complicated. Read the transcript after the jump: Read More »

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Disney Channel’s Bella Thorne Stuck With Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore In ‘Blended’

By | Friday May 3, 2013 @ 12:21pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel star Bella Thorne has joined the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy Blended. The Warner Bros rom-com revolves around the parties to a particularly lousy blind date who — each with their kids … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Grown Ups 2′

Sony had a big summer hit with the first Grown Ups grossing over $160M domestically in 2010. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello made up part of the ensemble cast for that one which was … Read More »

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Adam Sandler Swaps Paramount Western For Blended Family Fare At Warner Bros

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 6:00pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Adam Sandler has switched up his dance card and will push the Western he was going to star in to instead make a romantic comedy at Warner Bros. The film is untitled, and is set in the … Read More »

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Adam Sandler In Double Chariot Duty?

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 5:28pm PST
Mike Fleming

We at Deadline toil all day to inform, entertain and occasionally turn a good phrase, but the stabs at creativity don’t stop with us. Our commenters can be a hard bunch, but some of them come up with some good lines that amuse us to no end. On the tail … Read More »

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Razzie Nominations: ‘Twilight’ Finale, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 2:48am PST

Nominees for the 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards, satirizing the Worst Achievements in Film for 2012, include several Repeat Offenders, returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing in the one Tinsel Town trophy derby no one wants to win. Adam Sandler is back, following up his record-setting 2011 RAZZIE® “winner” JACK & JILL with an even more off-putting “family comedy,” THAT’S MY BOY. Focused on a scofflaw dad who fathered (then abandoned) a son with his 7th grade teacher, BOY amassed a total of 8 nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Sandler himself – while also grossing about half what JACK & JILL did. But Sandler’s misfire was topped by the final chapter in a franchise which has reliably racked up RAZZIE® nominations year-after-year: TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (or as RAZZIE® Wags call it, TWILIGHT: S.B.D. #2).

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Adam Sandler’s Next: ‘Ridiculous 6′

By | Thursday October 25, 2012 @ 5:56pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The title of Adam Sandler‘s next film will be Ridiculous 6, and it’s a comedy Western that Paramount Pictures has committed to put into production in April. This is the laffer that Sandler was going to make at Sony before Happy Madison Productions moved it to Paramount. The title is reminiscent of the 1960 United Artists pic The Magnificent Seven that starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, the drama about seven gunfighters drafted to protect a Mexican town, so might this be a variation featuring inept gunslingers? The studio would not go beyond confirming the title and the terrain. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hotel Transylvania’

By | Friday June 22, 2012 @ 12:09am PDT

Sony Pictures Animation has released a longer theatrical trailer for Hotel Transylvania which features Adam Sandler voicing Dracula and Selena Gomez as his daughter Mavis plus Sandler’s That’s My Boy (ahem) co-star Andy Samberg as an intrusive human who stumbles upon the monster retreat. Genndy Tartakovsky, known … Read More »

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Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise In ‘Rock Of Ages’ & Adam Sandler In ‘That’s My Boy’: ‘Madagascar 3′ & ‘Prometheus’ Hold #1 & #2

By | Saturday June 16, 2012 @ 11:30pm PDT

June 15-17 Weekend Actuals

1. Madagascar 3 (DreamWorks Anim/Paramount) Week 2 [4,263 Theaters] PG
Friday $10M, Saturday $13.3M, Sunday $10.7M, Weekend $34.0M (-44%), Cume $119.0M

2. Prometheus (Fox) Week 2 [3,442 Theaters] R
Friday $5.8M, Saturday $7.8M, Sunday $7.2M Weekend $20.7M (-59%), Cume $89.4M

3. Rock Of Ages (New Line/Warner Bros) NEW [3,470 Theaters] PG13
Friday $5.3M, Saturday $5.5M, Sunday $3.7M,

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