Rant: Netflix Teaming With Adam Sandler Was a Very Dumb Move

October 2, 2014 7:48 PM

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Rant: Netflix Teaming With Adam Sandler Was a Very Dumb Move

The streak had to end some time. After a couple very lovely years of riveting original programming and screw-the-status-quo industry-shaking moves, Netflix has finally gone and done the most basic thing it could possibly do: It’s recruited Adam Sandler to produce and star in four new original movies. Cue the sound of the last balloon at the party sadly squeaking out its final breath.

Look, there’s nothing particularly awful or unlikeable about Adam Sandler or his movies. The Wedding Singer was a riot. People still quote Happy Gilmore. But those movies are more than 15 years old and Sandler’s recent output doesn’t offer much promise. (Remember That’s My Boy? No? You’re not alone ...

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