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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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First Look at Will Smith and Tom Holland's Spies in Disguise

First Look at Will Smith and Tom Holland's Spies in Disguise
Fox Animation, Chernin Entertainment and Blue Sky Studios have announced the voice casting for their upcoming animated film Spies In Disguise. The studio has brought on Will Smith and Tom Holland to lead the voice cast as Lance and Walter in this animated comedy, while also releasing the first two photos featuring each of these characters. It's unclear at this time if the studio will be announcing any further voice cast members for this new project in the near future.

Spies In Disguise is a buddy comedy set in the high octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Will Smith (Men in Black) voices Lance Sterling, the world's most awesome spy. Cool, charming and super-skilled, saving the world is his occupation. And nobody does it better. Almost the exact opposite of Lance is Walter, voiced by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming). Walter is a great mind but perhaps not a great socializer.
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Adam Sandler’s Latest Netflix Mandate ‘Sandy Wexler’ Could Use Better Management [Review]

There are essentially two types of Adam Sandler movies, though they sometimes come in varying shades. On the left side are the more casual, laissez-faire affairs, wherein the popular comedic actor/producer plays an exaggerated variation of his real-life, good-hearted slacker persona. Some of them are charming enough (“Billy Madison,” “The Wedding Singer,” “50 First Dates“), some are mixed (“Big Daddy,” “Spanglish“), and a few are, err, curious failures (“Eight Crazy Nights,” “Click,” “The Cobbler“), but the rest stink of cash-grabbing laziness (the “Grown Ups” movies, “Just Go With It,” “Blended“).

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Eight Crazy Nights: The Best Movies for Chanukkah

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Eight Crazy Nights: The Best Movies for ChanukkahEight Crazy Nights: The Best Movies for ChanukkahJason Gorber12/22/2016 9:50:00 Am

It’s fair to say that Channukah doesn’t exactly engender the same kind of cinematic outpouring of love as other December-ish holidays do.

Unfortunately we’re waiting for that Maccabee epic that’s never been – our money’s on Spielberg to knock that one out of the park. While other festivities like Passover have obvious crossover potential (here’s looking at you, Charlton Heston) the festival of lights hasn’t quite caught the movie world on fire.

That said, this time for family fun gathering around a flickering flame might be the perfect time to have a little bit of your own film festival, Jew or Gentile alike taking time to celebrate the miracle of cinema. Here’s eight nights of watching to get you in the Channukah mood:
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch These Movies on Netflix

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The time has come. Well, almost. Netflix has released its list of films and TV shows that are leaving the streaming service in November. The majority of movies are expiring on the first day of the month, but there are a few that are slowly trickling out, as well. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new stuff from October! Related:25 New November Additions to Netflix That Will Complement the Cozy Weather Expiring Nov. 1 The Addams Family Almost Famous Angel Heart Barnyard Bratz: The Movie The 'Burbs Can't Hardly Wait Chuck, seasons one to five The Core Deliverance E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Echelon Conspiracy Eight Crazy Nights Empire State Equilibrium Escape to Witch Mountain The Family Man Fatal Attraction Fresh Get Rich or Die Tryin' The Holiday Into the Wild Kangaroo Jack Legally Blonde Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Major League Mansfield Park Meet Joe Black Mel Brooks
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Channel Guide’s 2015 Holiday Programming Guide

From that first slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie right up through the clinking of the champagne flutes, the holiday season is full of good cheer — and good TV! There’s so much to comb through, and finding your faves can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for you, Channel Guide Magazine‘s staff has put together the 2015 Holiday Programming Guide as our gift to you. The guide’s Movies & Specials section is packed with descriptions and airtimes of your favorite holiday programs, from Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights to The Year Without A Santa Claus, and everything in between. Movies are listed … Continue reading →

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‘Mean Girls’ Star Lacey Chabert Joins Cast of Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Still the King’

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‘Mean Girls’ Star Lacey Chabert Joins Cast of Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Still the King’
Cmt announced the full cast of the Billy Ray Cyrus comedy “Still the King” on Wednesday, with “Mean Girls” star Lacey Chabert nabbing a recurring role. Chabert is joined by Leslie David Baker of “The Office,” Kevin Farley of “Eight Crazy Nights” and Jon Sewell of “Super Zeroes” as new recurring cast members. Former Nickelodeon star Madison Iseman has also been added as a series regular. The series stars Cyrus as Vernon Brownmule, a.k.a. “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who re-connects with a former one-night-stand and learns he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met. Also
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What’s new on Amazon November 2015

New on Amazon November 2015 will be the fascinating original series The Man in the High Castle on Prime Video (pictured), while Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation is a blockbuster available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video. Piv: New In November 2015 — Available for Streaming on Prime Instant Video Available November 1 Desk Set The Enemy Below The Craft Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights The Newton Boys Available November 5 Tell Awakenings The Adventures of Milo and Otis The Mask of Zorro Seven Years in Tibet The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Available November 7 The Yes Men Are Revolting Available November 10 Prince Wolf Hall Available … Continue reading →

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7 Indie Directors That Could Save Adam Sandler's Career

7 Indie Directors That Could Save Adam Sandler's Career
Read More: 'Pixels' Reviews Give Adam Sandler No Quarter Back in late July, after "Pixels" became a critical and commercial deathtrap, numerous media outlets published their obituaries for Adam Sandler's career (see THR, Variety and New York Post for examples), and for good reason. In an industry where longterm success relies on versatility, the 49-year-old comedian has refused to move on from his immature, misogynistic routine. Sandler's manchild schtick earned him blockbuster success in a string of 1990s hits, but these days it comes off as lazy and embarrassing, and it appears critics and audiences are no longer buying into it.  Making matters more frustrating is that every time Sandler has dared to step outside of his safe zone and show real glimmers of cinematic talent, he's only retreated further back to his crude origins -- this is an actor who followed up "Punch-Drunk Love" with "Eight Crazy Nights,
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Ellen Albertini Dow, Rapping 'The Wedding Singer' Granny, Dies at 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, the scene-stealing actress who blossomed on both the big and small screens late in life and gave a memorable rapping performance in "The Wedding Singer," has died. She was 101.

Albertini Dow's incredible life began in Pennsylvania in 1913, and she studied acting and mime alongside industry legends including Martha Graham and Marcel Marceau. She and her husband, Eugene Dow, started the theater program at Pierce College in California, where she taught until she retired in 1985.

But Albertini Dow didn't stop there. She started taking acting classes at the American Film Institute and began a career in her 70s, scoring roles in television series including the 1980s reboot of "The Twilight Zone." She went on to appear on television numerous times throughout the next few decades of her life, including guest spots on series such as "Moonlighting," "Murphy Brown," "The Golden Girls," "The Wonder Years," "Star Trek: The Next Generation,
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Spotlight on the Stars: Adam Sandler

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to sort of go back to the start of the series and take a look at someone who doesn’t get the respect that they deserve from the masses. Today, that person is Adam Sandler, one of the kings of comedy who also has a flair for drama when he decides to go that route. He’s a huge titan of studio comedy, for sure, but he’s got a load of talent for when he chooses to get serious. The laughs have shot him to the A-list, but when he’s gone for depth and emotion, he’s shown that he’s got some acting chops as well. He’s rather underrated overall, so a spotlight today is definitely in the cards for him. Sandler got his start towards the A-list through television when he was cast on Saturday Night Live
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DVD Review: 'Hotel Transylvania'

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★★★☆☆ Adam Sandler returns to the world of animation for the first time since 2002's ill-received Eight Crazy Nights. That film was a crude and joyless affair, featuring the same off-putting mix of gross-out and sentiment synonymous with Sandler's recent live-action work. Thankfully, he lends only his voice to proceedings here, although regular cast members from his films, Kevin James, David Spade and Steve Buscemi also crop up (Rob Schneider must have been suffering from laryngitis). The absence of Sandler donning the producer and writers hat is entirely welcoming, as Hotel Transylvania (2012) is a surprisingly engaging kid's film.

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Merry Christmas From the Movies: The Mashup

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If you're anything like us, then at this time of year you're a sucker for Christmas movies of any kind. You melt and grin over the tender lessons learned, the opening of presents, the sourpuss having a change of heart, the pratfalls, the lovers sharing a kiss in the snow, the realization that Santa actually exists. Oh, and Martians.

We're celebrating our love of Christmas movies, not to mention the holiday itself, with this heartwarming mashup of Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas from all of us here at NextMovie — as well as a multitude of movie characters — to all of you.

Movies Included (Click to Buy):

Holiday Inn | How the Grinch Stole Christmas | Love Actually | Bridget Jones' Diary | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Batman Returns | Pirate Radio | Home Alone | Eight Crazy Nights | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist | Prancer | Christmas in Connecticut (1945) | The Holiday | A Charlie Brown Christmas | Bad Santa | American Psycho
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Our 2 Favorite Hanukkah Movie Characters (Of All Time)

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Coming up with our list of 9 Favorite Christmas Movie Characters was hard — there are so many to choose from. From Jack Skellington to Buddy the Elf, those holiday hams have earned a permanent place in our Christmas traditions.

That said, it wasn't half as hard as coming up with a list of our favorite Hanukkah movie characters. As a holiday gift to you, dear readers, we spent days hours minutes combing through dozens of a couple Hanukkah movies to pick out the 2 Greatest Hanukkah Characters Of All Time!

2. Davey Stone (Adam Sandler), 'Eight Crazy Nights,' 2002

It's no "Billy Madison," but kudos to Sandler for making an animated movie musical about the Festival of Lights. Davey Stone is a terrible guy, embittered by the death of his family on Hanukkah 20 years ago, and determined to drown his sorrows in booze for all time.

The love of an elderly basketball
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Adam Sandler to Make a Ridiculous Western

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Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania) will make his own Blazing Saddles. He'll write, produce and star in the comedy western Ridiculous 6. The title sounds a lot like it could be a spoof of the western classic The Magnificent Seven, but Sandler's Happy Madison production company isn't releasing any details. Of course, with the "6" it looks like Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider can count on some work - who wants to bet Schneider plays a Mexican, since he seems to take on a different ethnicity in every Sandler movie (Native American in Bedtime Stories, Asian minister in Here Comes Chuck and Larry, Chinese Waiter in Eight Crazy Nights, Nazo the Italian Delivery Man in Mr. Deeds, etc.)

Sandler will cowrite the film with his long time collaborator and former "SNL" writer Tim Herlihy who has either written or produced most of Sandler's movies. Paramount Pictures will put the movie into
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Hotel Transylvania Review – Loud, Annoying and Dull

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

On the heels of the recent spate of horror animations – Paranorman and Frankenweenie – comes Adam Sandler’s family-friendly submission, which has the executive producer and star’s sense of humour stamped all over it – from the immature jokes, the silly voices, the protagonist’s penchant for singing (Groan!) and the supporting cast made up of the usual mainstays of comedy.

The setting is the archetypal castle in Transylvania, which count Dracula (Sandler) has turned into a fortress to protect his daughter Mavis from the evil humans who murdered his wife. It is also a Hotel for all monsters wishing to escape from the human world. Every year he throws a lavish party for Mavis and invites all of his closest friends (Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Werewolf and countless other ubiquitous characters of the horror genre – all voiced by Sandler’s buddies). This year

Check Out Seven Colorful Character Posters for 'Hotel Transylvania'

So far the first couple trailers for Hotel Transylvania have promised the big screen goofiness of Adam Sandler but in an animated family friendly package this time. Though Sandler ventured into animation with Eight Crazy Nights before, this seems to be a little less crass and creative, even if Sandler is bringing all his usual buddies like Kevin James, David Spade and Steve Buscemi into the mix. Now each of the stars get a character poster along with Selena Gomez as Dracula's daughter Mavis and Fran Drescher as Frankenstein's wife. All the characters resemble their voice stars, especially Spade. See what I mean below! Here are the character posters for Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania from Yahoo: Genndy Tartakovsky directs Hotel Transylvania with a script from Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman and David I. Stern. The film follows Dracula (Adam Sandler) struggling to keep his daughter (Selena Gomez) from becoming obsessed
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Is Adam Sandler Still A Movie Star?

Is Adam Sandler Still A Movie Star?
Have reports of Adam Sandler's demise have been greatly exaggerated? Probably. Despite the bomb-level box office results for "That's My Boy," Sandler is far from over. His mojo is just fine.

Here's why: $149 million, $214 million, $271 million. Those are the global grosses of "Jack and Jill," "Just Go With It" and "Grown Ups," Sandler's last three films prior to "That's My Boy." Additionally, Sandler has watched as "Bedtime Stories" ($212 million), "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" ($199 million), "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" ($186 million), "Click" ($237 million), "The Longest Yard" ($190 million), "50 First Dates" ($196 million), "Anger Management" ($195 million) and "Mr. Deeds" ($171 million) raked in massive returns around the world over the last decade. During that same time frame, his only films to not gross over $149 million worldwide were "Funny People," "Reign Over Me," "Spanglish," "Eight Crazy Nights" and "Punch-Drunk Love."

All of which is to say that Adam Sandler isn't on the downside of his career.
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Happy Madison Sets Up a Tonka Truck Movie

Logic would dictate that since Battleship sunk at the box office earlier this summer, any and all future movies based on board games or toys should be put out of their misery. Unfortunately, logic is in short supply in Hollywood these days, because the madness continues. This week Hasbro has announced another new project being set up at Sony Pictures, not based on a board game, but rather a very well-known toy line. That's right... Tonka Trucks are about to get their very own feature film and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will be helping to make it a reality. Here's what Sony Pictures Digital Productions president Bob Osher had to say about the movie: "In its 65 years, Tonka has become more than a toy or a brand; Tonka trucks are a rite of passage for kids all around the world... Time spent with these toys creates memories that
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A round-up of holiday programming to take you through the New Year

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A round-up of holiday programming to take you through the New Year
Maybe you're feeling the holiday spirit, or maybe you just want to avoid looking at carolers and Santa Claus when you remote-surf, but television programmers have embraced all things holiday-themed (especially and specifically Christmas themed, more on that below) this year. Here's a list that, hopefully, tells you where to find all things holiday on your television this year.    What you will likely notice is the dearth of Hanukkah-themed programming this year. This isn't for lack of effort, mind you -- I simply have come up empty-handed. If you've managed to find "Eight Crazy Nights" (note: it is available on...
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