Adam Sandler was one of the biggest names in comedy in the 1990s. Between 1991 and 1996, he appeared in some of SNL‘s most memorable sketches, like “Lunch Lady Land” and “The Hanukkah Song”; starred in the still-widely-quoted movies Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore; and released two albums, They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! and What the Hell Happened to Me?, both of which sold over two million copies. ...
Watching Adam Sandler’s movies getting slated has become something of a spectator sport, with critics gleefully laying into his latest effort. ‘The Do-Over’, the second in a series of four planned movies for Netflix (following the despised 'The Ridiculous 6’), is currently being hammered by critics. It stars Sandler as a Max Kessler, who, after meeting a hapless, sad sack of an old friend at a high school reunion – played by David Spade – resolves to fake their own deaths and re-write their disappointing lives.
Despite what you might think, it appears there are some advantages to looking like Adam Sandler after all. Max Kessler, the accountant who went viral this week for being Sandler’s doppelganger – plus the fact that weirdly, Sandler is playing a character called Max Kessler in his new film – has gone viral again. Kessler and Sandler are now engaged in a weird kind of online dialogue through Reddit, which began with Sandler acknowledging the likeness, but challenging him to match his amusing facial expression.
Max Kessler is a dead ringer for Adam Sandler. The thing is, in his new movie ‘The Do-Over’, Adam Sandler is playing a character called…. The new movie finds Sandler playing Kessler, alongside David Spade’s Charlie, as two old school friends who reunite after years apart.
Rather refreshingly though, Jennifer Aniston has now come out and confessed that she can’t help but look back through her career and feel ashamed of some of the films that she’s starred in. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston admitted that there was a period when she was working so hard that she just accepted roles without considering if they were actually good or not. “I’m trying to be better at that,” Aniston noted.
In the the horror movie ‘The Forest’ (in theaters now), Natalie Dormer becomes the latest in a long line of actors who’ve had us seeing double as they play identical twins in a movie. Click through for a mini-history of this time-tested cinematic phenomenon.
Featuring Adam Sandler reprising his role as a funny and lovable Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 2 debuted at No. 1 when it came out a month ago. First up is Frank (short for Frankenstein, voiced by Kevin James), who fails in his attempt to freak out a couple of lady joggers, instead posing for a selfie with them. Werewolf Wayne (Steve Buscemi) is too rusty to take down a prospective victim — a deer. Now that Drac’s daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), is married to her human paramour, Johnny (Samberg), Drac resorts to drastic measures to make sure the couple raise their young son in Transylvania instead of taking him away to California to be with Johnny’s human family.
It was February 1996, and the former Saturday Night Live star’s breakout comedy, Billy Madison, had finally arrived on VHS, and its superior follow-up, Happy Gilmore, had just been released in theaters.