Future Adam Sandler Movies Will Go Direct to Netflix

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Future Adam Sandler Movies Will Go Direct to Netflix

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Comedy star and Happy Madison will produce four features exclusive to the streaming giant

It remains to be seen whether his upcoming big-budget video-game comedy Pixels will break Adam Sandler's recent streak of expensive box-office failures, but the SNL-alum turned comedy superstar isn't waiting around to find out: He's getting into the streaming scene.

Sandler and his Happy Madison production company has inked an exclusive deal with Netflix to bring four new films (presumably comedies), all starring Sandler himself, to the streaming service - bypassing theatrical release altogether. The announcement comes within days on of Netflix announcing plans to make it's first theatrically-distributed production, the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, available to stream the same day it was set to premiere in theaters, a move that has ignited a firestorm of controversy and boycotts from major theater chains.

The four Netflix exclusives will be original productions, unrelated to any of Sandler's currently in-production theatrical releases. Along with Pixels, he also has the indie feature The Cobbler - about a shoe-repairman who discovers that using vintage, possibly-enchanted sewing machines causes him to become the people whose shoes he fixes - coming next year.

In a statement, Sandler explained:

"When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with 'wet chicks.' Let the streaming begin!"

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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what the fuck is that image?

is it real?

no really what the fuck?

EDIT: also parently a lot of happy madison films were terrible...I only ever remember Bench Warmers but...well that's enough for me (blegh)

Oh man time for them to break out awesome-o. If I remember correctly he was good at predicting these things.

Vault101:
what the fuck is that image?

is it real?

no really what the fuck?

EDIT: also parently a lot of happy madison films were terrible...I only ever remember Bench Warmers but...well that's enough for me (blegh)

The image is from the movie "Funny People," in which Sandler plays a comedian that once played a part in a movie in which he was a "merman," the image displayed in the article is the poster from said fictional movie.

"Do the Merman call! DO THE MERMAN CALL!"

Anyways, a lot of Sandler's recent movies have been pretty bad misses, hopefully he'll pick back up soon. Or not, whatever, I don't have access to Netflix so it really doesn't matter to me how good or bad the movies turn out in the end.

I kind of just feel sorry that netflix alone has to bear the burden of hosting whatever shit he squeezes out.

The only place future Adam Sandler movies should go directly to is the incinerator...

This is like direct-to-dvd releases. Sandler has joined other such alumni as Carrot Top and Pauly Shore.

Jandau:
The only place future Adam Sandler movies should go directly to is the incinerator...

I was planning on doing a monopoly reference, but I think yours is a little more apt.

though I do think that he at least showed he had some range in "50 first-dates" beyond 'watch someone in this scene do something stupid then laugh on command sheep'

On the bright side, hopefully this will mean his shitty 'family movies' will no longer be stealing box office sales from legit decent films. On the other hand, this does mean he's still making movies...

Jandau:
The only place future Adam Sandler movies should go directly to is the incinerator...

Funny People is genuinely good and he's pretty awesome in it.

Jandau:
The only place future Adam Sandler movies should go directly to is the incinerator...

Well, maybe Netflix has one of those.

Also, obligatory snarky comment about how his next movies won't meet the definition of "comedies".

This is absolutely fine with me. It'll make it that much easier to avoid Adam Sandler 'movies' when I go to the cinema...

Straight to Netflix? You mean I don't have to sit through his godawful previews whenever I go to the movies?

PRAISE JESUS!

...Any chance this could be made permanent?

So the con-artist manages to swindle another group for money?
Oh wait that was a bit slanderous...I mean thieving con-artist. Anyone who has any offense to this statement, look up some info on Jack and Jill. Or just look up Red Letter Medias coverage of the 'movie'

Great, this makes the idiot even easier to avoid, I don't have Netflix, so I'll never encounter these movies.

Straight to Netflix, and on Netflix straight to my "not interested" bin.
How is this guy still allowed to make movies? They are not funny, he is not funny.
It's just beyond me.

I've never been able to understand American comedy.
People I actively avoid are: Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy and Woody Allen.
I cannot stand any of them.

Misleading title much? He's signed a limited exclusivity deal, it's not like it's even close to being permanent or the new status quo. Not exactly what the absolute title would suggest now, is it?

adam sandler has never made a good film since Happy Gilmore ever since then his films have been directed at under 5's

"Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks" has got to be the most unfunny thing I've heard in my entire life.

Which about sums up my feelings on Sandler.

Meh. It's not like i would go to the cinema to watch an Adam Sandler movie.

Future Adam Sandler movies will go straight to Netflix. This action is being taken to try and contain the damage and minimize those exposed to them. Many have publicly expressed their thanks to Netflix for "its noble sacrifice, taking on this burden."

So, no way for me to see them? Thank god for IP filtering...

That is a bullet I am glad we dodged...

This reminds me of the South Park episode with AWESOME-O when studio execs thought Cartman's obviously fake robot self was in fact a real robot. It was funny because he came up with over 1000 movie ideas, all starring Adam Sandler doing what Adam Sandler has done with his career. Love a lot of his movies, but the man needs to start being more picky of what roles/projects he picks.

MovieBob:
Comedy star

I fail to see what this has to do with Adam Sandler.

Please tell me this is just US Netflix, Not UK.

Wow, you guys are a bitter bunch. I personally consider Sandler a very good actor, though he only works for me when he's got the right material. Has anybody here seen Reign Over Me or Punch-Drunk Love? They are a far cry from what most people think of when they hear of "an Adam Sandler movie", and are far from the usual family comedy crap that he unfortunately often chooses to star in.

For this reason I am optimistic about Pixels.

JenSeven:
Straight to Netflix, and on Netflix straight to my "not interested" bin.
How is this guy still allowed to make movies? They are not funny, he is not funny.
It's just beyond me.

I've never been able to understand American comedy.
People I actively avoid are: Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy and Woody Allen.
I cannot stand any of them.

Yeah I pretty much don't like anyone that got famous on SNL. I've never found SNL to be funny, and the careers of just about everyone from that show is a typecasted run of movies milking the one thing that got them famous on SNL.

The Deuce Bigalo guy, Sandler, David Spade, Will Farrell, you name them, I pretty much don't like them. If you've seen one movie of theirs, you've seen all of them. So yeah, couldn't give a damn about this turn of events for Sandler, as I'm confident the movies will flop online just like they would in theaters.

Any of these showing up in my "because you watched" suggestions will amount to final proof of the absolute failure of Netflix's algorithms.

I've gotten the impression, one way and another, that a) Sandler isn't a complete idiot, and b) when pressed, he may actually be capable of acting.

That the vast majority of his work shows no interest in displaying either of these things makes them not merely annoying, but also disappointing.

gardian06:

Jandau:
The only place future Adam Sandler movies should go directly to is the incinerator...

I was planning on doing a monopoly reference, but I think yours is a little more apt.

though I do think that he at least showed he had some range in "50 first-dates" beyond 'watch someone in this scene do something stupid then laugh on command sheep'

Isn't that what 99% of comedy does nowadays? Like, in every medium?

BakaSmurf:

Vault101:
what the fuck is that image?

is it real?

no really what the fuck?

EDIT: also parently a lot of happy madison films were terrible...I only ever remember Bench Warmers but...well that's enough for me (blegh)

The image is from the movie "Funny People," in which Sandler plays a comedian that once played a part in a movie in which he was a "merman," the image displayed in the article is the poster from said fictional movie.

"Do the Merman call! DO THE MERMAN CALL!"

Just the fact that Vault101 almost bought that it was a real movie just goes to show you how far Adam Sandler has fallen, where it's near impossible TO tell the difference between a real project of his and a satirical one like this.

I thought he was just poking fun of himself in Funny People, not laying out the groundwork for the rest of his career...

Haha...

Stupid, pathetic Adam Sandler.

You are forever doomed to make shitty movies, and now they can't even merit themselves on an exclusively theatrical release.

The only reason I'm ok with Adam Sandler still being allowed to make movies is because oh man does it make for some great Half in the Bag film reviews. That Jack and Jill review of Mike n Jays was just brilliant.

Also if you don't know what I'm talking about OH MY GOD GO GO GO NOW: http://redlettermedia.com/

So you're telling me that the next four Adam sandler movies are going to be exclusive to a service I don't use which means I never have to see them or even see advertisements for it?

Hell yeah!

Pikka Bird:
Wow, you guys are a bitter bunch. I personally consider Sandler a very good actor, though he only works for me when he's got the right material. Has anybody here seen Reign Over Me or Punch-Drunk Love? They are a far cry from what most people think of when they hear of "an Adam Sandler movie", and are far from the usual family comedy crap that he unfortunately often chooses to star in.

For this reason I am optimistic about Pixels.

It's not that he's a bad actor - Punch Drunk Love was good stuff and he was pretty fantastic in it, but that wasn't a Happy Madison production, and Sandler wasn't a writer for it. He was just cast as the lead. And yeah, with the right material it's pretty good. When he and his production company are heavily involved in decision making and the creative process though, Jack and Jill happens. Movies that are unmistakably Adam Sandler's are just excuses for him and his friends to putz around on camera, hang out after shooting, and make a mint for it off the producers, distributers, and the big-gulp swilling masses. Though, as capable as he is at manipulating so many people, I can't really fault him for it. Like, which is worse - the prince from Country X asking for help in providing investment capital for a cause he promises will make the giver rich later in a virus-laden mass email -- or the idiot that actually opens it and gives him money?

But yeah, some people are getting really sick of him.

Pixels at least won't have him as a principle writer. It doesn't feel like an Adam Sandler movie - so it's got that going for it. I'm cautiously optomistic for that one.

Pikka Bird:
Wow, you guys are a bitter bunch. I personally consider Sandler a very good actor, though he only works for me when he's got the right material. Has anybody here seen Reign Over Me or Punch-Drunk Love? They are a far cry from what most people think of when they hear of "an Adam Sandler movie", and are far from the usual family comedy crap that he unfortunately often chooses to star in.

For this reason I am optimistic about Pixels.

When he pretty much comes out and says "I choose movies based on where I would like to take a paid vacation", it's kind of hard to feel anything other than the same contempt he's been showing for the audience for a good decade...

I like a handful of Adam Sandler flicks too, I'm sure everyone can name at least one they like. Hell I'M that one asshole that actually defends 8 Crazy Nights. But when he's basically giving the middle finger to the audience in most of his movies recently, can you really blame the audience for giving the bird back? I don't think so.

....and is okay for us to admit now that Punch-Drunk Love & his performance might be a lil' overrated?

*hides behind table as rotten tomatoes are thrown*

Then again it has been years since I've seen it, so it might be just me...

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