Screen Junkies » dad http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘I Hate You, Dad’ Finds Susan Sarandon Both Sexy And Intellectual http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/i-hate-you-dad-finds-susan-sarandon-both-sexy-and-intellectual/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/i-hate-you-dad-finds-susan-sarandon-both-sexy-and-intellectual/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 19:21:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214282 Sarandon is going to play Samberg's mom, just like she does in all those SNL Digital Shorts.

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I Hate You, Dad has found its sexy teacher, and it’s none other than…Susan Sarandon.

They got the teacher part right.

Sarandon has decided to join the motley crew that is this Adam Sandler project’s cast. She joins Sandler, Andy Samberg, Ian Ziering, and, of course, Vanilla Ice. The Hollywood Reporter states that she will play a teacher who we later find out is Samberg’s mother. (Hey, they didn’t give us a spoiler alert, so we’re not giving you one. It’s a Sandler movie. There will be no surprises.)

Apparently, the role is a major one that the studio had a special interest in casting perfectly. You have to give it up for a lady who’s been playing “hot older woman” for almost 25 years. It’s kind of freaky, actually. Also in talks are James Caan, Milo Ventimiglia, Tony Orlando (?), and Dan Patrick (???). This is shaping up to make Little Nicky look like a responsible, well-made film.

I Hate You, Dad will film in Boston this summer and will probably host the strangest wrap party ever.

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Lyrical Poet Vanilla Ice Cast In ‘I Hate You, Dad’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leighton-meester-and-lyrical-poet-vanilla-ice-cast-in-i-hate-you-dad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leighton-meester-and-lyrical-poet-vanilla-ice-cast-in-i-hate-you-dad/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:44:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205047 Apparently the casting director for 'I Hate You, Dad' is a monkey with a dartboard.

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The cast of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg‘s I Hate You, Dad is coming together, piece by piece. And it’s a pretty strange assortment of actors (and probably Vanilla Ice). With the news today that Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are close to signing on, they round out the aforementioned Adam and Andy, as well as so-tough-he’s-funny James Caan, who it was announced yesterday was in discussions to play the father of Meester’s character. He’s played against type so many times he’s pretty much created another pigeonhole for himself. I shall call this phenomenon “The Wahlberg Principle.”

Synthesizing these components into a cohesive approach to this film is a bit of a fool’s errand, though this spreadshot casting technique is not uncommon to Sandler films such as Little Nicky, which featured Harvey Keitel, Rodney Dangerfield, Tiny Lister, Reese Witherspoon, and Quentin Tarantino. When I’m comparing any film to Little Nicky, that should raise red flags all over the place.

Make of these casting choices what you will. And when you get done making something of them, imagine how much fun it must have been for the producers to negotiate with Vanilla Ice.

“You will work on the film for three weeks and you will make $400 and get limited access to the craft services table.”

“I accept your terms.”(Variety)

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Does It Really Take Two People To Direct An Adam Sandler Movie? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/does-it-really-take-two-people-to-direct-an-adam-sandler-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/does-it-really-take-two-people-to-direct-an-adam-sandler-movie/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:06:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=101516 It's news like today's that reminds us that someone actually has to direct Adam Sandler movies.

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It’s news like today’s that reminds us that someone actually has to direct Adam Sandler movies, and they don’t just happen like an earthquake or a forest fire. Screenwriters Sean Anders and John Morris are in negotiations to direct I Hate You, Dad, a “comedy” in which Andy Samberg‘s character has his father, played by Sandler, move in with him and his fiancee with “hilarious” results.

Sandler is producing under the Happy Madison name, which means that there will be about forty of Sandler’s friends in it, most of whom will speak with “funny” accents. It’s not all bad news, though. David Wain and Ken Marino, both “The State” alumni, have performed a rewrite of the original script written by David Caspe, which allows for the possibility that their brand of humor could counteract the inertia that has been plaguing Sandler’s recent “comedic” performances. Defeating that inertia would be a herculean task, but with the way Sandler’s career has gone, all we have left is hope. (Variety)

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Mayans Be Damned: Sony Unveils Summer 2012 Release Schedule http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mayans-be-damned-sony-unveils-summer-2012-release-schedule/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mayans-be-damned-sony-unveils-summer-2012-release-schedule/#comments Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:42:56 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30479 Sony has tightened up their summer 2012 tentpole release schedule (it's never too early), and here's what they're working with...

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Sony has tightened up their summer 2012 tentpole release schedule (it’s never too early), and here’s what they’re working with:

(Please remember all release dates subject to change as movie execs get into pissing contests)

  • Men in Black 3 – 3D (May 25th) The third installment of the Tommy Lee Jones/Will Smith family-friendly sci-fi series, also starring Josh Brolin.
  • I Hate You, Dad (June 22nd) Adam Sandler is Andy Samburg’s dad in this comedy. Expect lots of silly voices, hilarious rage, and maybe some ironic rapping.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – 3D (July 3rd) Andrew Garfield‘s fills the shoes Tobey Maguire vacated in what will certainly be Sony’s most touted summer release.
  • Here Comes the Boom (July 27th) Kevin James is a biology teacher that does karate or some crap.
  • Total Recall (August 3rd) Colin Farrell plays the protagonist (Quaid) in this remake that shifts a bit from the story of the original. This film isn’t listed as 3D, but don’t rule it out.

While not an inspired slate of offerings from Sony, summer usually exists as a breeding ground for the familiar, so in 13 months, get ready to turn off the thinking cap and get mesmerized by the explosions and the fat guy falling over. (Deadline)

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