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Adam Sandler

  • Film

    May 22, 2014
  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2013
  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

    A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Top 10 Greatest And Most Essential Music Lists Of All Time

    ​Any fan of music journalism, well hell any sort of journalism in the past five years has seen a massive amount of top 10, 20, or 31 lists all over the Internets. They help cull information into one meaty morsel for you to swallow without, you know, have to type shit. Pretty cool, huh? As a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: And Now, Your Worst Movies of 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, the natural tendency is to reflect on events of the past 12 months. Did we accomplish everything we'd hoped? Did we end the year in a better place than we started? Did that terrifying rash all over our genitalia clear up on its own, or should we finally see a doctor? For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Worst Movies of 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, the natural tendency is to reflect on events of the past 12 months. Did we accomplish everything we'd hoped? Did we end the year in a better place than we started? Did that terrifying rash all over our genitalia clear up on its own, or should we finally see a doctor? For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Do You React To The Proposed Grown Ups Sequel? With Animated Gifs.

    ​It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    And Now, the Least Anticipated Movies of Fall/Winter 2011

    ​Pop Rocks will return Thursday. The fall/winter movie season kicked off last weekend as Contagion dominated the box office (the highly touted Warrior, not so much). I've already covered, in some depth, those releases coming up in the remainder of 2011 that might merit a closer look. We learn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    The Axiston of Evil

    Together at last...​If it's a month with an "r" in it, there must be another Jennifer Aniston movie coming out. Sure enough, the airwaves are littered with commercials for her latest, Just Go With It, and she's dutifully hitting the talk show circuit (Ellen, Conan) and also making the rounds o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Grown Ups: Win Free Preview Passes, And Revel In Adam Sandler's Five Best Cameos

    "Are you too good for your home, ball?"​Grown Ups, as anyone who's watched any of the NBA Finals can yell you, stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.That is all you need to know. You will either like this movie, perhaps love it, or you will not go to see it even if by watchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Believe It Or Not, There Are Worse Ideas Than Kim Kardashian As Lara Croft

    I can't wait to hear her English accent.​It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    Kitchen Recreations: Spanglish Sandwich

    Actual sandwich from the movie.​If you've seen the movie Spanglish -- a mediocre 2004 film starring Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni and Paz Vega -- you surely remember The Sandwich. In the flick, Adam Sandler plays a critically acclaimed chef. One evening he makes an inspired sandwich that has engrain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Discount Sushi

    Houston still lacks the crucial "conveyor belt sushi" concept​It's no secret that we love sushi. However, we also love something else -- and we love it even more than we love sushi. We love money. To paraphrase Adam Sandler, we're a big fan of money. We like it, we use it, we have a little. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Pop Rocks: For Thanksgiving, Best Over-Eating Scenes In The Movies

    Thanksgiving is weird. I understand the concept of wanting to show gratitude for the good things in our lives, and that preparing a family meal continues a tradition (allegedly) dating back to colonial times, but when did the "family meal" became an excuse to stuff ourselves until we have to loosen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire, Kid Cudi & Jay-Z, Mike Epps, The Kanye, T.I., Chris Brown, DJ AM, Slim Thug, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Chamillionaire, "Good Morning" Wire To Wire Despite what you initially want to think about Cham's new s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The '90s Continue Unabated At House Of Blues, Homeslice!

    Seriously, what's with the House of Blues downtown toying around with all our '90s modern rock nostalgia as of late? In the past eight months or so since the HOB has opened, the folks on Caroline have booked almost every quasi-major alt-rock band of the last decade, that has not died of an overdos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Post-1990 Holiday Songs That Don't Blow

    This list was damn near impossible to compile. The criteria: original holiday songs recorded after 1990. There aren't many tunes that qualify, and of the ones that do, few of them are worth listening to. Like fake marshmallow froth atop a cup of instant cocoa, here's the crème de la crème of the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    What's Not To Like About Hanukkah? Lots

    Christmas is approaching, which means it's time for gentiles the country over to condescendingly recognize the existence of one of the least significant Jewish holidays - the frustratingly spelled Hanukkah.While it's certainly nice to wish others well during their respective holidays, Hair Balls bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
  • Film

    June 5, 2008

    Hairpiece in the Middle East: You Don't Mess with the Zohan

    Adam Sandler returns as a Mossad baddie turned stylist, and the bubbies will love him

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    The 2008 MTV Movie Awards Turn Back the Clock

    So I totally do not know what the kids are listening to or even watching as I’m gettin’ a little long in the tooth, at least as far as MTV is concerned. (I remember the first video I ever saw on MTV was a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and I’m kind of willing to bet whoever is currently in charge o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    The Wedding Singer

    The Adam Sandler film comes to the stage, sans Sandler

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008
  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

    Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Your Guide to Being Cool

    Stuff you need to know this week to avoid musical ostracism

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role

  • Home Entertainment

    October 12, 2006

    Brush With Greatness

    Okami shows that videogames can be art.

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Pause and Effect

    A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Long Bomb

    Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    December 16, 2004

    All You Can Eat

    James L. Brooks serves up too much of a good thing in Spanglish

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    Hail to the King

    SNL writer-comedian T. Sean Shannon pays tribute to a local comic legend: his brother

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Paddled Senseless

    This send-up of Deliverance comes without a brain, too

  • Film

    February 12, 2004

    Adam 'n' Heave

    50 First Dates is a patchy toss-off strictly for Sandler fans

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Fight Club

    Sandler and Nicholson yell at each other, and it's unpleasant

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Hot? Not.

    Rob Schneider jerks around with his feminine side

  • Film

    October 17, 2002

    Happy Gilmore Gets Serious

    Adam Sandler is deliberately disturbing in Punch-Drunk Love

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Film

    June 27, 2002

    Dirty Deeds

    Someone oughta put a Capra in Sandler's ass

  • Film

    June 24, 1999

    Perfect Pop

    Sandler shines in the clever comedy Big Daddy

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999
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    September 5, 1996
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    July 4, 1996
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