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10 Happy Gilmore Facts You Never Knew

After the improbable success of Billy Madison, which saw Adam Sandler and his old college roommate turned writing partner beating the Hollywood odds by sticking to their guns, the breakout Saturday Night Live star and his pals were given a second shot: Happy Gilmore. Generations of fans have quoted the golf comedy ever since. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Happy Gilmore.

The real Happy Gilmore.

There was no pro golf career, Subway endorsement, fistfight with Bob Barker, or romance with a future star of Modern Family, but the character of Happy Gilmore was inspired by one of Adam Sandler's real life friends. Kyle McDonough, an aspiring hockey star who sent the ball flying on the golf course, eventually joined the British Hockey League and spent some time on the ice in Norway. In the Adam Sandler installment of the Celebrities with Heart book series for young readers,
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Adam Sandler and Joe Wright to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards

dick clark productions announced today that Adam Sandler will receive the “Hollywood Comedy Award” for his performance in the Netflix feature film, The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach, and also starring Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. Director, Joe Wright, will also receive the “Hollywood Director Award” for the Focus Features film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman, about Winston Churchill and the incredible odds he faced during World War II, at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which honors the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects,
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Isa of the Day: The Exhange Launches a Production Division and HIres Producer Tom McNulty

International Sales Agent of the Day: First of an occasional pre-Cannes series highlighting the “sellers” whose lineups in Cannes will bring in buyers and who are breaking the normal boundaries of what an Isa is.Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, a leading sales and film finance company, has hired producer Tom McNulty (“The Spectacular Now”, “Date Night” ) to launch their first ever film development and production division.

Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is an international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Check out his Cannes offerings at Cinando.

With more than $2 billion at the box office under his belt, Tom McNulty’s upcoming projects include Universal’s
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Sandy Wexler Review

For years, having Adam Sandler’s name associated with a project has served as a kind of warning label for those who tired of his man-child schtick back in the late 1990s. Yet, despite the significant hate often lobbed Sandler’s way, he just keeps on cranking out one lowbrow comedy after another, wringing every last bit of fan goodwill with each painfully unfunny punchline. Yet, miraculously, he’s not only kept working, but also managed to land a lucrative multi-picture deal with Netflix, a contract that was recently extended. In fact, the latest effort to come from the deal, Sandy Wexler, is currently threatening to invade your home at this very moment.

In the new film, Sandler plays the titular talent agent, a pathological liar and messy eater whose fledgling agency gets a big break when he discovers singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson). Set in the mid-1990s, Sandy Wexler
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Paterson,’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Three,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)

Jim Jarmusch proved he was back in a major way with Only Lovers Left Alive a few years ago, and the streak continues with Paterson, a calm, introspective drama with such positive views on marriage and creativity that I was left floored. In following the cyclical life of Adam Driver‘s Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, who also has dreams of being a poet, Jarmusch superbly shows that one’s own life
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"Tear Down the Fences": Watching Capra in the Age of Trump

  • MUBI
The retrospective Frank Capra, The American Dreamer is showing April 10 - May 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom.Frank CapraFrank Capra has fallen badly out of fashion in recent decades. While still well-known for the extraordinary Depression-era purple patch that produced It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), the critics have rarely been kind. His work is routinely derided as “Capra-corn” for its perceived sentimentality and “fairy tale” idealism while the man himself is written off in favour of contemporaries Howard Hawks, Preston Sturges and Ernst Lubitsch.Elliot Stein, writing in Sight & Sound in 1972, attacked Capra’s “fantasies of good will, which at no point conflict with middle-class American status quo values”, arguing that his “shrewdly commercial manipulative tracts” consist of little more than “philistine-populist notions and greeting-card sentiments”. Pauline Kael found him “softheaded,” Derek Malcolm a huckster hawking “cosily absurd fables.” To an extent,
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Adam Sandler’s Sandy Wexler gets a new trailer from Netflix

With just two month to go until Sandy Wexler arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the upcoming comedy which sees Adam Sandler once again reteaming with director Steven Brill (Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, The Do-Over) as he takes on the role of the titular talent manager, who finds himself falling in love with one of his clients, played by Jennifer Hudson.

Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.  His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Academy Award® and Grammy® winner Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.

Sandy Wexler premieres on Netflix on April 14th and also features Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris,
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'Project Eden: Vol. I' to make its world premiere at Boston SciFi

Emily Fradenburgh and Peter Christian Hansen in 'Project Eden: Vol I' (Photo: Christopher Lange/Mark Hobson).. . Ashlee Jensen and Terrance Young.s Project Eden: Vol. I will have its world premiere at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival next month. . Shot across the Us, Australia and Nz, Project Eden: Vol. I stars Erick Avari (Stargate, The Mummy, Mr. Deeds), Mike Dopud (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dark Matter), Bruce Bohone (Fargo, Man of Steel), Cliff Simon (Stargate Sg-1), Anna McGahan (Underbelly: Razor, House Husbands) and Paul O.Brien (Home & Away). . The thriller follows a young woman who, aided by an ex-military officer, becomes an unwitting fugitive after she discovers her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy. . .We are thrilled that this film gets to have its world premiere, not only in the United States where this story was first conceived, but at
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Watch: The Greeting Card Business Gets Weird In Bob Odenkirk's 'Girlfriend's Day' Trailer

  • Movies.com
You can tell Bob Odenkirk is the perfect loser in Girlfriend's Day because he plays a professional greeting card writer. The irony of such a job for such a character has been seen before in The Lonely GuyMissing PiecesMr. Deeds, (500) Days of Summer and, with a bit of variation, Her. In this new movie, a Netflix original, the main premise is that he used to be the best at it and now must reign again through a contest related to the titular new holiday. Odenkirk seems perfect for the role, as it's almost like he's playing his TV character Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and now Better Call Saul as a writer instead of a lawyer. He co-wrote the script with his old Mr. Show collaborator Eric Hoffman...

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Instrum International to handle sales for 'Project Eden: Vol. I'

Erick Avari in 'Project Eden: Vol. I'. (Photo credit: Christopher Lange/Mark Hobson). . The worldwide sales for feature Project Eden: Vol.I, directed by Aussie filmmaking duo Ashlee Jensen and Terrance Young, will be handled by La-based Instrum International. . The thriller has just wrapped after a 12-month shoot spanning the Us, Australia and Nz. . Project Eden: Vol. I. follows a young woman who, aided by an ex-military officer, becomes an unwitting fugitive after she discovers her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy. . It stars Erick Avari (Stargate, The Mummy, Mr. Deeds), Mike Dopud (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dark Matter), Bruce Bohone (Fargo, Man of Steel), Cliff Simon (Stargate Sg-1), Anna McGahan (The Kettering Incident, Underbelly) and Paul O.Brien (Home & Away). . This is the second film from co-directors and writers Jensen and Young and their company Mad Anth.m Productions after indie.500 miles.
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The Legend of Tarzan

Lord Greystoke is back in Africa righting wrongs, freeing the enslaved, smiting the Belgians and rescuing his blonde damsel in distress. We've got more 3-D scenery, irate gorillas and special effects than we can shake a stick at... but do we really have Tarzan? The Legend of Tarzan 3-D Blu-ray Warner Home Video 2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 110 min. / Video title extension: A New Threat Awaits / Street Date October 11, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Ben Chaplin, . >Cinematography Henry Braham Film Editor Mark Day Original Music Rupert Gregson-Williams Written by Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer based on stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs Produced by David Barron, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche, Jerry Weintraub Directed by David Yates

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Hollywood's love affair with comic book heroes and classic pulp adventure heroes is more than a little spotty. Yes, the Marvel Universe still has the
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Hurry, These Movies Are About to Expire on Netflix!

  • BuzzSugar
Your days to stream all these movies on Netflix are dwindling, people! Classics like Back to the Future and The Exorcist are disappearing, along with Oscar favorites like Erin Brockovich. This is your last chance to watch Honey 2, you guys! Here's the full list of movies and shows expiring in the coming month, and check out all the new movies coming in October! Expiring Oct. 1 10.0 Earthquake Back to the Future Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Beverly Hills Cop II Congo Deep Impact Erin Brockovich The Exorcist Heroes, seasons 1-4 Honey Honey 2 Insomnia Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Mr. Deeds My Girl Nick of Time The Phantom Psych, seasons 1-8 The Running Man Saturday Night Live, season 38 Timeline Uncommon Valor The Warriors Expiring Oct. 2 The Big Green Expiring Oct. 15 Ivan the Incredible Expiring Oct. 16 Devil Estranged Expiring Oct. 20 Marvel's Avengers Assemble Expiring Oct. 21 The Taking of Deborah Logan
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Newswire: Adam Sandler to take a vacation to the ’90s in next movie

Fulfilling his wish that it was still the 1990s in the most literal way yet, Adam Sandler’s next Netflix movie will find him once again slipping into the baggy cargo short of decades, playing a ’90s-era talent manager in the just-announced Sandy Wexler. According to a press release, the third stage of Netflix’s rapidly advancing Adam Sandler condition will find him starring alongside Jennifer Hudson, who will play the aspiring singer and assenting love interest to Sandler’s struggling title character. Director Steve Brill—the man behind Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, and Sandler’s most recent Netflix dropping The Do-Over—completes this blessed union of contractual circumstance.

Sandler’s character reportedly “diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business” (a description that could just as easily be applied to Sandler himself), though that diligence is soon tested after he discovers Hudson’s Courtney
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The Do-Over Review

  • TheMovieBit
Sometimes I wish I could like an Adam Sandler movie, that I could have been one of the people to make The Ridiculous 6 one of the most viewed movies on Netflix because I genuinely was looking forward to it. But every movie post Mr. Deeds (with the exception of The Longest Yard, but that was probably because of every cast member bar Sandler) has seen me become numb to the efforts of the once funny man, even more so now that Happy Madison Productions just seems to be Sandler’s own personal travel agency, fuelled by product placement and tasteless jokes. I do stupidly find myself hoping Sandler can turn it around with each movie, harking back to the old days, but that spark of hope has been finally squashed with The Do-Over, the second of four Netflix exclusive movies for the actor, being everything people have grown to
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The Do-Over Review: Watch After a Few Drinks, or Not at All

The Do-Over Review: Watch After a Few Drinks, or Not at All
If you don't count his voice acting in films like Hotel Transylvania, by most accounts, it has been a really long time since Adam Sandler has been a part of a great movie. Over the last year, Sandler has been pushing out films exclusively for Netflix as part of a four picture deal he and the streaming service worked out some time ago. And so far, the results haven't been great, at least in terms of quality. Though Netflix seems pretty happy with the viewership. His second Netflix original, The Do-Over has just hit Netflix in time for Memorial Day weekend, and it just might actually be worth your time, if you've had a couple of drinks already.

The Do-Over is the story of two old high school friends, Charlie McMillan (David Spade) and Max Kessler (Sandler), who haven't seen one another in a very long time and wind up
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Final Do-Over Trailer Has Sandler and Spade on the Run

Final Do-Over Trailer Has Sandler and Spade on the Run
Back in October 2014, comedian/actor Adam Sandler signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix, with the actor set to develop, star in and produce four movies for the streaming service. The first movie in this pact was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six, and earlier this year, we learned that the second movie would be The Do-Over, arriving May 27. Today we have the final red band trailer for this comedy, which features plenty of R-rated language, so be sure to watch at your own risk. We also have six new photos to check out as well.

The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. Adam Sandler plays Max, re-teaming with his old Saturday Night Live pal David Spade as Charlie, two life-long friends who are about to give their mundane
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Netflix Movie and TV Titles leaving in October

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Netflix Movie and TV Titles leaving in October
There’s some good news and some bad news when it comes to the October departures from Netflix. We’ll start with the bad news first. Back to the Future (1-3), The Warriors, and The Exorcist are all getting yanked on October 1. The good news is almost everything else is staying. Not to dismiss the cinematic accomplishments of Honey 2 or Congo, but the reality is these and their ilk probably won’t be missed by many. Check out the full list below. And when you’re done, click here to see what's coming. That’s what really matters anyway. October 1 10.0 Earthquake Back to the Future Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Beverly Hills Cop II Congo Deep Impact Erin Brockovich The Exorcist Heroes: Season 1­-4 Honey Honey 2 Insomnia Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Mr. Deeds My Girl Nick of Time The Phantom
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Adam Sandler And David Spade Call The Do-Over In Final Trailer For Netflix Actioner

If the critical pummelling directed at The Ridiculous Six affected Netflix and Adam Sandler’s enthusiasm for original content, the pair aren’t showing it. In only a few days’ time, Sandler will be blasting onto the streaming service once again in the form of action-comedy The Do-Over, and today brings forth a decidedly Nsfw new trailer.

Acting as the second movie in the pair’s five-picture deal, The Do-Over is coming by way of director Steven Brill – an old Sandler cohort following Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds – reuniting the divisive actor with a whole host of familiar faces.

Key among those is David Spade, who will be rubbing shoulders with Adam Sandler as his newfound buddy in crime. Struggling to come to terms with the regular 9-t0-5, Sandler’s bank manager finds his life unceremoniously upended by the arrival of Spade, who convinces our lead to fake his
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See Red-Band Trailer for Adam Sandler's 'The Do-Over'

See Red-Band Trailer for Adam Sandler's 'The Do-Over'
Netflix has unveiled the first full look at The Do-Over, their upcoming comedy starring Adam Sandler and David Spade. The 30-second teaser hinted at the film's basic premise: A miserable family man played by Spade is given a "do-over" after faking his death and forming a new identity thanks to his childhood friend and conman, played by Sandler. The red-band trailer shows all the trouble the two men get into in their new lives, including gunfights, threesomes with Luis Guzman, boat explosions, roofies and vehicular manslaughter.

The Do-Over is the
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'The Do-Over' Red Band Trailer Goes Wild with Sandler and Spade

'The Do-Over' Red Band Trailer Goes Wild with Sandler and Spade
Back in October 2014, comedian Adam Sandler signed a groundbreaking deal with Netflix to produce and star in four new movies exclusively for the streaming service. The first movie to come out of this deal was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six. Last month, we learned that the second movie is The Do-Over, with the streaming service releasing a brief teaser trailer. Today we have the first full trailer for this comedy, which sheds new light on the story.

In The Do-Over, Adam Sandler plays "Max" and David Spade plays "Charlie," old friends tired of their mundane lives who reunite at their 25th high school reunion for the ultimate mulligan: they decide to wipe the slate clean for a do&#173-over. After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, could their lives be better the second time around? The comedy is set for release on Netflix Friday, May 27, just in time
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