Film Don't Hurt, Podcasts — August 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

FILM DON’T HURT #2: ENTER THE SANDMAN

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I don’t know if we’ve made it clear enough, what with each of us hosting our own podcasts, but Kai and I both dig podcasting. Also, having started this site after becoming friends, we dig each other. So, it’s only natural that we wanted to do a podcast together (again, especially after having started this site). Problem was, see the first sentence of this paragraph. Namely, neither of us was willing to ditch our first shows.

That said, after a couple years, we’ve put together a plan (and a show) that lets us have our cake and eat it as well. Thus, FILM DON’T HURT is born.

In this episode, we attempt to discuss the career of Adam Sandler. A polarizing figure in today’s film community. Has Sandler gotten lazy and taken advantage of his place in life? Or is Sandler living the American dream by making silly comedies with all his best buds? Listen and find out what we think!

 

A couple notes:

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* Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service.

* Thanks for listening!

 

2 Comments

  • Great talk, and an interesting theory on the “stagnation” of Adam Sandler.

    Tell me what you think of my own long-time theory: Sandler started the 00s going down the path of mixing comedies and dramas. It was very hit or miss, like pretty much anyone’s filmography. To be fair, while the likes of Zohan and Chuck & Larry aren’t top shelf, they’re at least different — there was effort.

    It all built up to Funny People, a project I suspect was deeply personal to Sandler, moreso than even he let on. He even passed on working with Tarantino for it. In Funny People, we have Sandler collaborating with a long-time friend, critiquing studio comedies (“MerMan”? “Astro-Not”?) and pulling back the curtain a bit on Adam Sandler the man.

    It didn’t go well (though I liked it quite a bit). And that was the moment Sandler gave up, the moment he said, “Screw you all. You want MerMan? Fine, I’ll give you MerMan.”

    Complete post-Funny People filmography: Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Zookeeper, Jack and Jill, That’s My Boy, Hotel Transylvania, Grown Ups 2

    Tell me there isn’t a film there that couldn’t have been a spoof poster from Funny People.

  • Absofrigginlutely. I didn’t have my finger on that, but it makes total sense. I suppose time will tell the most – if he continues down this path for another 5-10 years without much variation, we can say with some confidence that it was something like that.

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