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WILL BOX OFFICE RECOVER THIS WEEKEND?

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could begin to sail out of the doldrums this weekend, propelled by the 3D animated monster spoof Hotel Transylvania and a well-reviewed time-travel drama, Looper, each coming from Sony. Tracking surveys indicate that the cartoon, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others, should scare up around $30-35 million, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What do monster movies and Adam Sandler movies have in common? Well, usually it’s that they both get lousy reviews. But Hotel Transylvania isn’t really a monster movie — the animated monsters in it are rather cute — and it’s not really an Adam Sandler movie — although Sandler does provide the voice of Dracula. […]

TWO NEW MOVIES TAKE A DIVE — AS DOES BOX OFFICE

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disappointing performances by two debuting films featuring stars who are usually guaranteed winners pushed the box office into the losing column again over the weekend. Final figures showed that Warner Bros.’ Rock of Ages, which featured Tom Cruise as an ’80s rock star collected only $14.4 million, while Sony’s That’s My Boy, starring Adam Sandler, […]

MADAGASCAR 3 ROARS; CRUISE AND SANDLER WHIMPER (Updated)

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a jungle out there in Movieland over the weekend as the animated animals of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, created by DreamWorks Animation, pounced on the likes of Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler to take in an estimated $35.5 million in the movie’s second weekend at the box office. The figure exceeded analysts’ […]

MADAGASCAR 3 LIKELY TO TROUNCE CRUISE AND SANDLER

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Warner Bros./New Line movie version of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages — this one featuring Tom Cruise in a rollicking performance as a rock singer — and a new, raunchier Adam Sandler movie, That’s My Boy, arrive in theaters this weekend, but analysts are predicting that both will be beaten by the DreamWorks […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THAT’S MY BOY

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics have never figured out just what accounts for the box-office appeal of Adam Sandler. But if they’ve been critical of his performances in the past, they are reviling his latest one in That’s My Boy. Consider some of the adjectives used to describe this movie: bottom-of-the-barrel; moronic; lowbrow; puerile; mean-spirited; charmless; beyond bad; wince-inducing; […]

SANDLER SETS RAZZIE RECORD — WORST IN EVERY CATEGORY

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in its 32-year history, The Golden Raspberry Foundation has awarded Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill all ten of its annual Razzies. Sandler, who played both the lead roles, received the worst actor and worst actress awards. This year for the first time the were handed out on April Fool’s Day. They […]

ANIMATED FILMS TOP DVD SALES CHART

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two animated family films topped the weekly Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart last week. Warners Happy Feet Two and Paramount/DreamWorks The Adventures of Tintin are looking to overcome their mediocre showing theatrically. The Happy Feet sequel earned just $64 million in theaters; Tintin, just $77.6 million. Debuting in third place was 20th Century Fox’s […]

IMMORTALS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO CHART

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Puss and Boots were meant for walking last week, as the DreamWorks Animation feature, scampered from No. 1 — where it had taken up residence for two weeks — down to No. 5, as new releases took over the top four spots. Twentieth Century Fox’s Immortals landed at No. 1, according to Nielsen VideoScan First […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

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