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(Newsweek)   Some brave soul endured the new Netflix Adam Sandler disaster Sandy Wexler and analyzed everything it got wrong about 1994. Focusing on that instead of the film as a whole allowed the viewer to remain sane   ( newsweek.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 08:57:50 AM  
My takeaways from that page:

1.  I probably don't want to see this movie
2.  I'm glad I don't have OCD
3.  Continued confidence in my belief that Weird Al has found the secret to not aging.
 
2017-04-21 09:20:44 AM  
Subby said, "as-a-whole."
 
2017-04-21 10:14:26 AM  
None of these are all that glaring. It's not like there's a scene with him fumbling with an iPhone. The Shadow and Timecop being advertised at the same time actually makes a little bit of sense, especially when you consider that sometimes billboards don't get updated very quickly and studios advertise movies months in advance.

I feel like there might be other reasons to not like this movie.
 
2017-04-21 10:31:00 AM  
Wow, this is a terrible article.

Now, most of the "glaring mistakes" have to do with release dates being a few months off, which is like, okay, sure, I get it. You had to write a listicle and thought "maybe if I look up the release dates of the '90s throwbacks I see in this stupid bad movie I'll find some hilarious FAILs. People love the '90s, and people love to make fun of how bad Adam Sandler's movies are!" But then you eventually realized you couldn't actually stretch minor inaccuracies having to do with the precise release schedule of mid-90s alt rock into a good article, but by that time, well, you were three hours in and in the modern media market you certainly don't get paid to delete everything and start over, so hey, why not finish the lame-ass job and move on to the next target.

So I'm sympathetic, Newsweek writerbot.

But I'm sorry. This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen in a listicle ever. Ever. Ever. Just look:

7. The curious case of the Mountain Dew can.
This scene takes place in a recording studio. Next to Sandler, there's a coke can and a Mountain Dew can. I spent way too much time studying the logo on the Mountain Dew can to try to determine whether it's what a Mountain Dew can would have looked like in 1994. I even consulted this website that shows the evolving Mountain Dew logo through the years. I only definitively concluded that (1) I really need a new hobby and (2) the person who made a website about the history of Mountain Dew really needs a new hobby.

Seriously, dude? That's a "glaring period error?" There is a picture of a Mountain Dew can, and you couldn't figure out if it's wrong?You googled "Mountain Dew logo history," clicked the first link, didn't find an answer, and then thought that was good enough to run with. Jesus. Jesus Christ I am in awe.
 
2017-04-21 11:22:43 AM  
I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.
 
2017-04-21 11:29:25 AM  
I'll watch it. The Do-Over was great.
 
2017-04-21 11:31:35 AM  
What the fark is wrong with that website. Autoplay ad, then the trailer starts, and halfway through the sound from the ad comes back blaring and covering up the trailer. That movie looks like crap, but I'm not going back to Newsweek again after that shiat. Another site on the blacklist...
 
2017-04-21 11:35:24 AM  
I've already seen Broadway Danny Rose, I don't need to see Adam Sandler fark it up.
 
2017-04-21 11:39:29 AM  
After Jack & Jill he's serving a lifetime ban. He made bad stuff before that, but that literally saying to his audience "Fark you, give me money!"
 
2017-04-21 11:40:36 AM  
If you do a period movie and are only off by a year, or months in some cases, for a few background props you've done a tremendous job.
 
2017-04-21 11:41:13 AM  
TommyDeuce:
3.  Continued confidence in my belief that Weird Al has found the secret to not aging.

I didn't even make it far enough into their whining to see that Weird Al was even referenced.

My take-away from this is that this Adam Sandler movie went from "Not even on my radar" to "Eh...if this is the worst they came up with, maybe it's not horrible."
 
2017-04-21 11:41:17 AM  
The movie was actually pretty funny. Someone actually decided to sit down and write jokes in the script, and they weren't all goofy sight gags. Only downside is that it was a pretty schmaltzy romance.
 
2017-04-21 11:44:32 AM  
We get it. Adam Sandler is rich and successful, and you hate him for it. Christ. Who gives a shiat? People want to see his movies and that's ok. You don't have to like everything other people like.
When I see a new Adam Sandler movie coming out, I say to myself "I'm definitely not watching that", but I don't get all butt hurt about it. Some people make hundreds of millions of dollars making movies, and some people make minimum wage writing shiatty articles for Newsweek
 
2017-04-21 11:59:25 AM  
I'm glad the author has been able to put his autism to good use.
 
2017-04-21 12:12:19 PM  

SeriousGeorge: I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.


I watched it last weekend.  I did not hate myself for watching it and I actually enjoyed it a little bit.

I don't think Sandler has ever pretended any of his movies were masterpieces.  They're mindless entertainment for the most part.  I'd guess that's all he was ever going for.
 
2017-04-21 12:39:17 PM  
His whining, grating voice in this is enough to make me hate it already.
 
2017-04-21 12:41:12 PM  
Adam Sandler's work falls under the Garrison Keillor rule for me: if he doesn't sing I'll allow it.
 
2017-04-21 01:04:22 PM  
Let me tell you the problem with Sandler movies.  I keep enjoying them.
No, I don't PAY to see them in the theater.
But if I flip through the channels and one is on, I end up watching it.

INCLUDING Jack & Jill.

It's awful.  It's terrible.  It's one of the worst things I've ever seen.  And I enjoy (parts) of it every time it's on!

Not "defending" Sandler in as much as I think he's given up and is clearly just doing it for the money.  He IS talented and COULD be doing quality things.  But it doesn't change the fact I still enjoy a good fart joke
 
2017-04-21 01:13:30 PM  
(1) I really need a new hobby

The only thing from the article of any value.
 
2017-04-21 01:13:53 PM  

Russ1642: If you do a period movie and are only off by a year, or months in some cases, for a few background props you've done a tremendous job.


Yeah, that's not bad. I know some people have torn apart the German stuff in Raiders of the Lost Ark, to no particular purpose.

One thing that gets me in period pieces is when they make the mistake of making everything come from exactly that year, as though someone bought out the IKEA catalog for a particular year when people's furnishings and clothing are often a mishmash of different styles and years. It seems worse in near future stuff where people almost uniformly have tossed stuff that you'd expect to have hung around for a while.
 
2017-04-21 01:14:24 PM  

buntz: Let me tell you the problem with Sandler movies.  I keep enjoying them.
No, I don't PAY to see them in the theater.
But if I flip through the channels and one is on, I end up watching it.

INCLUDING Jack & Jill.

It's awful.  It's terrible.  It's one of the worst things I've ever seen.  And I enjoy (parts) of it every time it's on!

Not "defending" Sandler in as much as I think he's given up and is clearly just doing it for the money.  He IS talented and COULD be doing quality things.  But it doesn't change the fact I still enjoy a good fart joke


No, no, I get it bro.  Some people like being stabbed in the dick.  It's sick, but it's true, and who am I to judge.
 
2017-04-21 01:15:48 PM  

Russ1642: If you do a period movie and are only off by a year, or months in some cases, for a few background props you've done a tremendous job.


It seems to me they meant to set it in 1995 and not 1994 but a change was made later on.  Also, not a big deal either way.
 
2017-04-21 01:37:32 PM  
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"AN IN-HOUSE PRODUCT?"  "I know right, the synergy is exciting"
 
2017-04-21 02:05:05 PM  

buntz: Let me tell you the problem with Sandler movies.  I keep enjoying them.
No, I don't PAY to see them in the theater.
But if I flip through the channels and one is on, I end up watching it.

INCLUDING Jack & Jill.

It's awful.  It's terrible.  It's one of the worst things I've ever seen.  And I enjoy (parts) of it every time it's on!

Not "defending" Sandler in as much as I think he's given up and is clearly just doing it for the money.  He IS talented and COULD be doing quality things.  But it doesn't change the fact I still enjoy a good fart joke


there's levels of badness in sandler movies. grown-ups was just a bunch of comedians who suck at improvising... improvising.
call me a moron and tell me i have bad taste but i'd rather watch something stupid with good jokes and a terrible story, (ridiculous 6) than any of the "comedies" by wes anderson or any other critical darling
 
2017-04-21 02:07:54 PM  
Is this the one with his "momma" needing saving?
 
2017-04-21 02:22:45 PM  
Those are not big errors at all. Article is a waste of time. Writer is obsessed with the music stuff for some reason.

Side note - The Do-Over sucks. Bad.  Whoever here says that it is great, must be paid by Sandler. Literally all his Netflix sucks unbearable.
 
2017-04-21 02:27:00 PM  

SeriousGeorge: I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.


You were lied to. The movie is unbearable, and I say that as someone who likes most Sandler movies. The only good thing I can say is that I managed to stand more of Sandy Wexler than I could stomach of MST3K The Return, which was absolute feces.
 
2017-04-21 02:29:54 PM  
Eh, not really interested in this one. It'd be nice if he could do another drama, because I think he really has a talent for it. He was very good in Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, and Funny People.
 
2017-04-21 03:23:19 PM  
Welp... I think we found the person responsible for 500 million hours of Sandler movies being watched.
 
2017-04-21 04:22:00 PM  

Fano: Russ1642: If you do a period movie and are only off by a year, or months in some cases, for a few background props you've done a tremendous job.

Yeah, that's not bad. I know some people have torn apart the German stuff in Raiders of the Lost Ark, to no particular purpose.

One thing that gets me in period pieces is when they make the mistake of making everything come from exactly that year, as though someone bought out the IKEA catalog for a particular year when people's furnishings and clothing are often a mishmash of different styles and years. It seems worse in near future stuff where people almost uniformly have tossed stuff that you'd expect to have hung around for a while.


Yeah. If you go a hundred years into the future we've already torn down every square inch of every city in the world and rebuilt them that exact year. Even if it's a post-apocalyptic movie we've had the time and resources to rebuild everything.
 
2017-04-21 05:12:50 PM  

TommyDeuce: My takeaways from that page:

1.  I probably don't want to see this movie
2.  I'm glad I don't have OCD
3.  Continued confidence in my belief that Weird Al has found the secret to not aging.


Saw it pushed on Netflix the other day, was at home with my son (1), said what the hell,  I'll check it out.  What a long drawn out piece of crap.  I used it as background fodder while I cleaned up the house. Couldn't even keep my son interested.  He kept running from the screen Every time Sandler went into his horrible Gilbert Godfrey voice.
 
2017-04-21 06:29:08 PM  
Watching this movie now. Deal with it.
 
2017-04-21 07:48:49 PM  
Adam Sandler used to make funny films.  The thing is, occasionally you see an actual bit of bona fide acting come out of hom and he's actually pretty good.

But I think he can't be arsed and he has a dossier on all the top names in Hollywood.

So he knock out half arsed movies and phones up the usual suspect on who he has dirt and says "you'll be in my new movie right, or you know what the press will find out..."
 
2017-04-21 08:53:14 PM  

SeriousGeorge: I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.


Co-worker this morning told me that against all odds, its not half bad and had a pretty good message.  I will say that I'm as harsh on movies and think sandler being sandler is rubbish.  but i'm going to give it a chance and maybe it'll prove me wrong.

/its not like me watching it is going to wipe the ten zillion sandler movies off the netflix screen, anyway.
 
2017-04-22 02:44:18 AM  

Deadguy2322: SeriousGeorge: I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.

You were lied to. The movie is unbearable, and I say that as someone who likes most Sandler movies. The only good thing I can say is that I managed to stand more of Sandy Wexler than I could stomach of MST3K The Return, which was absolute feces.


Is the new mst3k bad?  I half watched the first episode while falling asleep...  I got a weird uncanny valley feeling seeing the bots but hearing different voices.

I didn't laugh that much, but I haven't seen the old show in a while and I wonder if I'd be as much o a fan as I was in th 90s as a teen.
 
2017-04-22 03:00:57 AM  

sweatybronson: Deadguy2322: SeriousGeorge: I haven't seen it, but I had heard some buzz that this Sandler movie was not entirely terrible.

You were lied to. The movie is unbearable, and I say that as someone who likes most Sandler movies. The only good thing I can say is that I managed to stand more of Sandy Wexler than I could stomach of MST3K The Return, which was absolute feces.

Is the new mst3k bad?  I half watched the first episode while falling asleep...  I got a weird uncanny valley feeling seeing the bots but hearing different voices.

I didn't laugh that much, but I haven't seen the old show in a while and I wonder if I'd be as much o a fan as I was in th 90s as a teen.


I dont think it's all that funny, and I absolutely loved MST3K as a teenager.

But then again, I went back and watched a few classic MST3K episodes I didn't remember ever watching, and I didn't think they were all that funny, either. Turns out my taste in humor is different 20 years on.

I think the new one is pretty faithful to the old one. I'd be wary of people saying what amounts to "this remake is crap because it didn't actually make me twenty years younger."
 
2017-04-22 05:41:40 AM  
"I spent way too much time studying the logo on the Mountain Dew can to try to determine whether it's what a Mountain Dew can would have looked like in 1994."

Ooh. Way to go Bernstein...
 
2017-04-22 03:08:18 PM  
Adam Sandler movies is a lot like McDonald's burgers. They are both popular but they are crap and hard to digest. I did enjoy "Punch Drunk Love" and "Waterboy" was meh. But I never did like his style of comedy.
 
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