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‘Blended’: Sandler’s Still Searching for His Sweet Spot

Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.

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The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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7 Aug 2009 // 5:35 AM

Leslie Mann has her meatiest role yet opposite Adam Sandler

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Leslie Mann laughs a lot now, but she didn’t always think her life was so amusing. In fact, she winces whenever

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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24 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories lumbers, repeating plot points and jokes, meandering from scene to scene and seeming to forget where it was headed.

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Adam Sandler bleeps the raunch for PG-rated ‘Bedtime Stories’

If you were to bump into Adam Sandler on the street you would probably think he was someone you knew in high school. Or he

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Plenty of New York racial tension, old-lady sex, animal abuse, and hackey-sack.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

You Don't Mess with the Zohan is cacophonous and competitive comedy, more exhausting than fun.

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‘Zohan’s Zaniness is a Tough Sell

Jewish humor has driven American mirth for as long as their have been baggy pants burlesque comics and joke-stealing vaudevillians. Update it to the pre-modern

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

Ving Rhames gets that Duncan can be gay, and not have to be a fulltime "flamer," in the film's parlance.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

This gay marriage movie isn’t really ready to deal with the overriding disputes that arise whenever civil rights and civil unions become part of the human dialogue.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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25 Mar 2007 // 4:13 AM

Mike Binder’s ‘Reign Over Me’ came out of 9/11

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—Like most everyone, director Mike Binder knows exactly where he was on 9/11. Unlike most of us, though, he didn’t witness it on

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:29 AM

Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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16 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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