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(Vulture)   Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell to team up in a film of such epic suckage, the resulting shockwave will blow out the outermost layers of Jack Black   ( vulture.com) divider line
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2012-06-03 04:39:22 PM  
The warning is very much appreciated,subby.
 
2012-06-03 05:07:24 PM  
I was just thinking that I haven't seen enough monotone screaming and agitated baby talk in the same movie. Now I don't have to worry about it.
 
2012-06-03 05:48:11 PM  
Subby's headline will be the funniest thing to come out of this movie.

Not subby.

Would give you a vote but it's for a Sandler/Ferrell pic. So no votie.
 
2012-06-03 06:10:03 PM  
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/or something
//who cares
///you'll still watch it
////fark you
 
2012-06-03 06:51:15 PM  
the question is whether Ferrell can cancel out Sandler's suckage.

My guess is no.
 
2012-06-03 08:02:59 PM  
hmmm, let me guess. ferrell plays an oversized man child while sandler has a wife played by an actress way out of his league and yell a lot.
 
2012-06-03 08:04:23 PM  
Adam Sandler was in Punch Drunk Love.


Will Ferrell was in Old School.


Why do farkers hate these two so much?


Funny movies. Please explain.
 
2012-06-03 08:04:50 PM  
I'll just wait for the trailer to see the "funniest" parts
 
2012-06-03 08:15:49 PM  

craigdamage: Adam Sandler was in Punch Drunk Love.


Will Ferrell was in Old School.


Why do farkers hate these two so much?


Funny movies. Please explain.


It's the rest of their films that elicit the contempt-particularly Sandler's.
 
2012-06-03 08:16:06 PM  

whither_apophis: I'll just wait for the trailer to see the "funniest" parts


Someone gets a football to the nuts. I guarantee it.
 
2012-06-03 08:20:44 PM  
Worse movies have been made from better ideas.

Who am I kidding? That sounds turgid.
 
2012-06-03 08:25:56 PM  
i thought bruce willis already did that in "the jackal".

/spaaaalllll
 
2012-06-03 08:33:16 PM  
I predict the resonating frequency of each of them will cancel the other out resulting in... nothing

Like Bose noise cancelling headphones, or something. Maybe not.

I'll probably watch it

/just watched "Land of the Lost" again. Soooo stupid, yet I larfed. "You were deuced out by a dinosaur. That is incredibly cool."
 
2012-06-03 08:33:43 PM  
I lost respect for Will Ferrell once he got the Mark Twain Prize, the same award given to the likes of Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, and George Farking Carlin.
 
2012-06-03 08:34:42 PM  
teto85: Subby's headline will be the funniest thing to come out of this movie.

Yes. I rarely laugh at headlines, but I LOLed at this one.


craigdamage, I've liked both Sandler movies and Ferrell movies, but Punch-Drunk Love and Old School were both bad movies. The former has promise and a few good bits but is mostly just a bunch of random arty crap woven together over a core of Paul Thomas Anderson intending to make an Adam Sandler movie that was about 90 minutes long. (Seriously, that was Anderson's stated goal. And about all he managed.)

Old School, at its heart, is a failed imitation of Revenge of the Nerds with a slightly altered story and better cast. At the end, they win the school Olympics not by being clever or anything, but just by winning. WTF? It's like someone forgot to write a movie and asked the cast to just mug their way through it. Plus, few films have wasted a female cast as badly as that one.

People hate those movies because they don't like them. At all. Sandler probably peaked with Happy Gilmore, and Will Ferrell, I don't know, maybe with Anchorman.
 
2012-06-03 08:37:34 PM  
Man you can just write this movie right now.

- Fight over a turkey leg
- A Romeo/Juliet sub-plot with teenagers trying to hook up all day and failing, played to comedic effect
- Large, manish woman as a defensive terror
- Someone is at the kids table, who shouldn't be there
- Jerry Jones makes an appearance. His limo broke down on the way to the game or something like that.
 
2012-06-03 08:41:04 PM  
"Stranger Than Fiction" was good...
 
2012-06-03 08:41:20 PM  
I hope this film bombs forcefully enough to inflict mortal wounds on Kenny Powers and John C. Reilly, as well.
 
2012-06-03 08:45:44 PM  
I never understood how Old School has become this comedy classic. It's like it was written for that old grade school assignment where aliens that have never seen Animal House have landed in their backyard and the writers had to describe Animal House to them.

"Well see you have to buy a piece of paper that allows admittance into the large house that will have a huge surface upon which the moving pictures will be presented..."
 
2012-06-03 08:50:00 PM  
Don't care about the movie, just here to give +1 to subby
 
2012-06-03 09:12:21 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: I lost respect for Will Ferrell once he got the Mark Twain Prize, the same award given to the likes of Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, and George Farking Carlin.


Comedy. Serious business.
 
2012-06-03 09:13:07 PM  
Everything Must Go was really good. Not what I expected from Will Ferrell
 
2012-06-03 09:19:43 PM  
If we had Ferrell at his best and Sandler at his best with some quality writing then we'd get a great movie. I somehow doubt we'll get a great movie.
 
2012-06-03 09:22:15 PM  
FTA: Originally code-named "Turkey Bowl,"

Well, they got the first half right.
 
2012-06-03 09:38:43 PM  
I don't think Will Ferrell should be lumped in with Sandler. Everything Must Go, The Other Guys, Eastbound and Down, and even Step Brothers is leagues better than what Sandler has been churning out recently.
 
2012-06-03 09:40:19 PM  

RandomAxe: At the end, they win the school Olympics not by being clever or anything, but just by winning.


Was that the Director's Cut version?
 
2012-06-03 09:42:20 PM  

broktune: I don't think Will Ferrell should be lumped in with Sandler. Everything Must Go, The Other Guys, Eastbound and Down, and even Step Brothers is leagues better than what Sandler has been churning out recently.


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


///Subby
 
2012-06-03 10:00:35 PM  

broktune: I don't think Will Ferrell should be lumped in with Sandler. Everything Must Go, The Other Guys, Eastbound and Down, and even Step Brothers is leagues better than what Sandler has been churning out recently.


You actually think Step Brothers is a good movie in any respect?
 
2012-06-03 10:02:52 PM  
Two people on my "will never watch another movie they star in" list starring in the same movie??? That must mean I have to avoid the previews as well.
 
2012-06-03 10:16:45 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: broktune: I don't think Will Ferrell should be lumped in with Sandler. Everything Must Go, The Other Guys, Eastbound and Down, and even Step Brothers is leagues better than what Sandler has been churning out recently.

You actually think Step Brothers is a good movie in any respect?


I laughed at boats and hos
 
2012-06-03 10:33:17 PM  
My opinion is, not that anyone gives a shiat, is that Will Ferrell is good when he is not playing the lead character. He's good in small doses. However, I thought he was really good in Everything Must Go. However, that was not a typical Farrell vehicle.
 
2012-06-03 10:38:54 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: I lost respect for Will Ferrell once he got the Mark Twain Prize, the same award given to the likes of Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, and George Farking Carlin.


So you respected a guy, but then when other guys said "that guy is good" you decided to stop respecting him? AND, on top of that, your previous thoughts on what that group of guys said is that they had impeccable taste that was above reproach?

So, when people you like, who have a history of agreeing with you, say that someone you respect is good, you cease to respect them?
 
2012-06-03 10:43:22 PM  

craigdamage: Adam Sandler was in Punch Drunk Love.


Will Ferrell was in Old School.


Why do farkers hate these two so much?


Funny movies. Please explain.


Both are funny, but completely lacking in range; they basically play the same characters over and over. Yet the movies keep coming. I'm sure it's not intentional, but one gets the feeling that they're insulting one's intelligence. Basically, people hate them for the same reason most people dislike Woody Allen.
 
2012-06-03 10:44:40 PM  
Sometimes when I try to understand WTF happed to Sandler, I look at Jim Carrey. He started out doing stupid comedies, and hit a wall with that 'Me, Myself and Irene' movie, whatever the exact title was.

But he kept on moving up, doing subtle roles with lots of makeup, and movies like 'The Trueman Show', 'Man On the Moon, and other titles I forget. He actually acted and didn't spend the entire time chewing up the set. Although he can do either and be entertaining at it for at least 20 minutes. Now he isn't just a comedian, he is a f**king actor.

Compared to Sandler, where is never really moved away from that kid writing songs about the lunchlady on SNL. He had three or four great films on that level, but he never moved on.

Ferrell has more range then Sandler, but can he do what Carrey did? Move past what he knows himself to be capable of.
 
2012-06-03 10:48:04 PM  

RandomAxe: teto85: Subby's headline will be the funniest thing to come out of this movie.

Yes. I rarely laugh at headlines, but I LOLed at this one.


craigdamage, I've liked both Sandler movies and Ferrell movies, but Punch-Drunk Love and Old School were both bad movies. The former has promise and a few good bits but is mostly just a bunch of random arty crap woven together over a core of Paul Thomas Anderson intending to make an Adam Sandler movie that was about 90 minutes long. (Seriously, that was Anderson's stated goal. And about all he managed.)

Old School, at its heart, is a failed imitation of Revenge of the Nerds with a slightly altered story and better cast. At the end, they win the school Olympics not by being clever or anything, but just by winning. WTF? It's like someone forgot to write a movie and asked the cast to just mug their way through it. Plus, few films have wasted a female cast as badly as that one.

People hate those movies because they don't like them. At all. Sandler probably peaked with Happy Gilmore, and Will Ferrell, I don't know, maybe with Anchorman.


Thanks for spoiling it, f*cker
 
2012-06-03 10:53:41 PM  
What about Anchorman?
 
2012-06-03 10:54:54 PM  
malaktaus Both are funny, but completely lacking in range; they basically play the same characters over and over. Yet the movies keep coming. I'm sure it's not intentional, but one gets the feeling that they're insulting one's intelligence. Basically, people hate them for the same reason most people dislike Woody Allen.

Ever seen 'Match Point'.

Best Wood Allen movie that is not in New York, or even in the United States. Probably best after seeing decades of the same thing.
 
2012-06-03 11:05:09 PM  

Enemabag Jones: malaktaus Both are funny, but completely lacking in range; they basically play the same characters over and over. Yet the movies keep coming. I'm sure it's not intentional, but one gets the feeling that they're insulting one's intelligence. Basically, people hate them for the same reason most people dislike Woody Allen.

Ever seen 'Match Point'.

Best Wood Allen movie that is not in New York, or even in the United States. Probably best after seeing decades of the same thing.


Also, will feral has shown acting chops before too, in Stranger than Fiction.
 
2012-06-03 11:13:57 PM  

craigdamage: Adam Sandler was in Punch Drunk Love.


Will Ferrell was in Old School.


Why do farkers hate these two so much?


Funny movies. Please explain.


Signal to noise.

Belushi did "Neighbors" and "1941." But he also did "Blues Brothers" and "Animal House." Chevy Chase has become, by all accounts, a great example of the worst of what happens to someone when they're past their prime. However, he also did "Caddyshack" and "Fletch."

If you're going to do a handful of decent flicks then they really need to be epic. The "signal" has to be something that's both true to the actor but also cinematically amazing. Ferrell and Sandler never hit those points of greatness. They got damned close; every movie mentioned as being a positive is a "good" movie; not a great one. They really lack the bankroll to take turd after turd of a script.

However the movie houses don't pay attention to that. They pay attention to folks who will show up for things like "Jack and Jill" and leave the theater tossing out quotes from "Happy Gilmore." Those are the people that will bring five friends into the theater, buy it on Pay Per View and then feel the need to get it on DVD for the completist mindset.

If Hollywood could spend only $5 on a film to get $10 back they would be making billions of them. It's all about revenue and Sandler has proven time and time again that his fans will show up for damned near anything he is in. Same with Will Farrell.

In any industry a fleecing like "Jack and Jill" would have merited car bombs for those responsible. Christ, even Jon Stewart looked like he was holding back the urge to vomit when Sandler was on The Daily trying to pimp that turd of a flick. But sure enough, people showed up for the Sandler-kickback fest that it was.

...and they'll show up for this as well.

So just don't go to it. And anyone who you know that does go to it, kick them in the nuts.
 
2012-06-03 11:35:06 PM  

malaktaus: Basically, people hate them for the same reason most people dislike Woody Allen.


They BOTH married their adopted step-daughters?
 
ecl [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-06-03 11:36:57 PM  
Fark Hipsters are out in force today.

HATE HATE HATE
 
2012-06-04 12:04:16 AM  
If you missed the article, there was something about getting Alec Baldwin and Walberg back together since their roles in The Departed.
I'd be willing to wait another 2 years for this movie if Walberg plays that character again.
Instead, Ferrel plays the cocky jerk (Ben Stiller from Dodge Ball) and Sandler can't play anything here other than the down-on-his-luck underdog loser

/Your farts sound like a baby blowing out the candles on a birthday cake!
 
2012-06-04 12:07:16 AM  
Meh, I think I'll pass. I never liked Will Ferrel, and Sandler hasn't been up to snuff in quite some time. Sandler still has his moments on occasion though.
 
2012-06-04 12:17:41 AM  

broktune: The Other Guys


that may well be my favorite Ferrell movie. That, or Anchorman.
 
2012-06-04 12:28:28 AM  
talking about past their prime, don't forget about Eddie Murphy.

He hasn't done a good movie since the late 80's / early 90's.
 
2012-06-04 12:37:40 AM  

ecl: Fark Hipsters are out in force today


People are hipsters because they don't like Adam Sandler now?
 
2012-06-04 01:02:27 AM  

Smackledorfer: Bith Set Me Up: I lost respect for Will Ferrell once he got the Mark Twain Prize, the same award given to the likes of Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, and George Farking Carlin.

So you respected a guy, but then when other guys said "that guy is good" you decided to stop respecting him? AND, on top of that, your previous thoughts on what that group of guys said is that they had impeccable taste that was above reproach?

So, when people you like, who have a history of agreeing with you, say that someone you respect is good, you cease to respect them?


Whoops, what I really wanted to say was there's no way Will Ferrell deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as comedians like George Carlin or Richard Pryor.
 
2012-06-04 01:04:37 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: talking about past their prime, don't forget about Eddie Murphy.

He hasn't done a good movie since the late 80's / early 90's.


Bowfinger, Dreamgirls, Shrek?
 
2012-06-04 01:14:46 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Smackledorfer: Bith Set Me Up: I lost respect for Will Ferrell once he got the Mark Twain Prize, the same award given to the likes of Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, and George Farking Carlin.

So you respected a guy, but then when other guys said "that guy is good" you decided to stop respecting him? AND, on top of that, your previous thoughts on what that group of guys said is that they had impeccable taste that was above reproach?

So, when people you like, who have a history of agreeing with you, say that someone you respect is good, you cease to respect them?

Whoops, what I really wanted to say was there's no way Will Ferrell deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as comedians like George Carlin or Richard Pryor.


I disrespectfully agree with you. Farking accurate sob.

/yes, I've been waiting to use that
//couldn't hold it in anymore
///totally stole that line from someone who looks like a McDonalds manager that takes their job too seriously.
 
ecl [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-06-04 01:27:31 AM  

Mugato: ecl: Fark Hipsters are out in force today

People are hipsters because they don't like any Adam Sandler nor any Will Ferrel movie now?



Yeah. Non-tv owning hipster douchebags.
 
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