Jack and Jill went up the hill, each with a buck and a quarter … Jill came down with $2.50. (That’s my yearly Andrew Dice Clay joke).
Adam Sandler is reteaming with Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry), the world’s most incompetent director, to make a romantic comedy, Jack and Jill. The catch. Adam Sandler will play Jack. And Jill.
Wow. I really thought when I decided to write up this piece that I’d have something to say about this project. But honestly: What can you say about the project that isn’t already horribly obvious? Except that Adam Sandler is going to make a terrible looking woman. (Cinemablend)
Matthew McConaughey is the latest to offer up a soon-to-be-failed television show about surfing. (Deadline)
Ricky Gervais’ coming-of-age drama Cemetary Junction (which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant) is headed straight to DVD this August. I’d be upset, but it also means I’ll get to see it sooner. And I thought it looked great. (The Playlist)
If you haven’t had quite yet enough SATC 2 reviews, allow me to direct you to one of the best (even if that penultimate sentence is directed at us). (Ranylt Richildis)
In February, I mentioned over on Twitter that Paramount was developing a movie based on Tom Cruise’s Les Grossman. No one really cared. Or, more likely, no one even noticed. Well, Tom Cruise has confirmed that, and now it’s officially news. (IESB)
Stephen Herek (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead) — one of the ten directors on our Case of the Disappearing Director List — is back, and he’s directing a movie starring WWE Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque. No clue who that is. (Slashfilm)
In things that give me extreme joy, TBS is now campaigning for Conan to get an Emmy nomination for his “Tonight Show” on NBC. (Deadline)
Mark Wahlberg is really, really excited about making the “Entourage” movie. It’s good someone is. (MTV)
Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with reality-show guru Mark Burnett to create a reality show to find her talk show replacement. (AP)
The creator of this video, Jacob Bricca, describes it as “a meditation on violence and visual tropes at the movies.” I call it four minutes of awesome.