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12 Feb 2011 17:38


Culture: Justin Bieber’s 3D flick scores biggest opening day of 2011 so far

  • $12.4
    made so far by a movie we will admit to having seen twice this weekend (actually, we take that back – we’ve seen it three times)
  • $9.7
    made on Friday by a movie that stars two of the best-known actors in the world, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston – how did this happen? source

16 Nov 2009 21:47


Culture: Adam Sandler on his deceased “Remote Control” cohort, Ken Ober

  • Ken Ober was one of the sharpest, quickest, sweetest guys I ever met. He was always a great friend and I will miss him very much.
  • Adam Sandler • Speaking of the death of Ken Ober, who he worked closely with for five seasons on early MTV non-music foray “Remote Control.” Ober didn’t gain the fame that his co-stars – which also included Denis Leary and Colin Quinn – bathed in after the show ended its run. But he did build a solid career as a producer after his game-show-hosting career ended. And this, friends, is why we should give “Downtown” Julie Brown and Adam Curry a call. You never know when you’ll miss your chance. • source

31 Jul 2009 19:32


Culture: On Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”: Dude needs to cut his stuff

  • Sandler’s George Simmons is a guy who, when fate offers him the chance to be a good person, chooses to be funny instead. Judd Apatow’s problem is just the opposite; he could be the funniest director in Hollywood if he stopped being such a good guy.
  • Slate columnist Dana Stevens • In a review of “Funny People” where she argues that while the film is good, director Judd Apatow has problems with the way he’s approached Hollywood in the wake of his success – the number of producer credits (on films of varying quality), the way he brings an all-inclusive feel to his productions – which are fairly clear in the film. Apatow doesn’t want to cut from the flick, so he didn’t, creating a good but overlong movie in need of editing (especially in the last half hour). The overall reviews lean that way too. It has a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes, lower than his previous directorial efforts. • source