Yahoo – Snagging one of the world’s best-known Hollywood stars, Netflix has signed a deal to make four feature films with Adam Sandler as the streaming service continues its empire building and moves into producing original movies that bypass the usual theatrical release.
Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will work alongside Netflix in developing the yet-to-be announced titles, which will premiere exclusively in the nearly 50 countries where Netflix operates. It’s a significant move for Sandler, a longtime denizen of the Hollywood studio system — a system wedded to playing films first in theaters, not in the home. He’ll both star in and produce the Netflix projects.
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only….Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks,” Sandler said in a statement.
And people say Adam Sandler lost his fastball. I went directly to the rhyming thesaurus I used in my ill-fated early 00s hip hop career and confirmed that what he said is true: Netflix does, in fact, rhyme with Wet Chicks. Not only is he HILARIOUS but he’s dropping rhymes AND I’m pretty sure that fit the basic criteria of iambic pentameter, too. Just next level genius coming to the streaming device nearest you.
I guess there’s not much denying that Adam Sandler’s been churning out festering piles of animal feces for the last decade or so but maybe this’ll reinvigorate him to be actually funny again? Or is comedy like baseball and when you lose your fastball, that’s it? I’m torn because as with anyone alive during his initial breakout, I want to see him do something good again besides a cameo on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Bonus! Official Adam Sandler movie ranking:
1) Billy Madison
2) Happy Gilmore
3) Big Daddy (UPSET CITY BABY)
4) The Waterboy
5) Mr. Deeds…I guess. I think a case could be made for 50 First Dates because that’s a perfectly acceptable movie for girls as well.
I haven’t watched it in a while but I can’t imagine Waterboy has aged well with his stupid baby talk voice. Meanwhile Big Daddy has all that emotion and the kid killing it all movie. Perhaps a controversial choice but I’ll stand by it. Meanwhile, Billy Madison wins the overall list on the strength of Norm MacDonald and Chris Farley’s inclusion alone. The scene with the stripping study easily puts it over the top. Sorry for your bad luck, Shooter McGavin.