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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

BIG PICTURE > GROWN UPS I’m a gigantic fan of comedy and all these people I’m working with, I’m just so thrilled by them that I think they get that sense that we’re here to go have fun. We’re goofi ng around on set, we’re having a great time— it’s a real familial atmosphere. But we help everybo...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

BIG PICTURE > PROMOTION and acted in Benchwarmers and since then has done a bunch of things. A couple movies with me, this one now. He’s an example of how you break in. Funny is funny. He’s working on this movie with us as an actor and writer, so the squad keeps expanding. With YouTube, does ...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

GROWN UPS ✮ IF, LIKE FARMERS, EXHIBITORS WROTE AN ALMANAC, HERE ARE SOME TRUISMS THEY’D INCLUDE: MICHAEL BAY WILL BLOW SOMETHING UP, KIDS WILL FLOCK TO PIXAR, TEENS WILL TRY TO SNEAK INTO THE LATEST R-RATED HIT AND ADAM SANDLER WILL RELEASE A FILM THAT GROSSES OVER $100 MILLION ✮ THIS YEAR, ...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Photos: Tracy Bennett GO LONG Director Dennis Dugan on comedy, sports and his sixth time helming for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions You started as an actor—how did that shape your directing? It definitely did. I had to learn how to shoot, how to hold a camera, editing, all of those ...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

BIG PICTURE > GROWN UPS THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES Rob Schneider on accents and activism By Amy Nicholson In Grown-Ups, you play Rob, one of five friends reuniting after years—which is basically the on-set truth as you’ve been friends with nearly everyone in the cast for decades. Yeah! ...

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June 2010 > Charts And Graphs

…It's Saturday night!

Tags: Jr. , A Night at the Roxbury , Adam Sandler , Al Franken , Big Daddy , Bill Murray , Blues Brothers 2000 , Chris Rock , Coneheads , Dan Aykroyd , David Spade , Eddie Murphy , It’s Pat , Joan Cusack , MacGruber , Michael McKean , Rob Schneider , Robert Downey , Saturday Night Live , Stuart Saves His Family , Superstar , The Blues Brothers , The Ladies Man , The Waterboy , Wayne’s World , Wayne’s World 2 , snl

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN CHARTS & GRAPHS SO FAR, SO GOOD Early word on the latest SNL comedy with Will Forte is solid ADAM SANDLER dam Sandler’s Top 3 > A dam Sandler’s Top 3 > Big Daddy Big Daddy The Waterboy The Waterboy The Longest Yard The Longest Yard op 3 >Chris R ock’s T op3 > Th...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

on me, I guess. He’s a health nut with some anger issues. But that’s how Adam and Fred Wolf wrote him. Do you and David Spade ever lobby to get super hot wives? You’re always left out. It’s because Adam wrote it for himself! Of course he has himself married to Salma Hayek and me married to a 75...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

BIGPICTURE SHREK FOREVER AFTER dives and your heart is in your throat— you’re watching the audience sway like they’re on a roller coaster. Then, we found that we could use this 3D technology as a storytelling device. Much like using color or surround sound, we used distance to translate a fe...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD An alternate reality makes Shrek and Donkey strangers DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek has paved the swampy streets with gold. But rather than flogging the franchise to death, they’ve smartly decided to go out on top with the sequel of sequels, a grand finale that sees ...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

SHREK FOREVER AFTER DOES THIS BOW MAKE ME LOOK FAT? The dashing cat gets domesticated Nine lives Antonio Banderas on his swashbuckling cat who is springing forward from the Shrek fi nale to star in his own spinoff It’s been 6 years since we met Puss in Boots in Shrek 2—do you remember ...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

Shrek—Shrek is the everyman. And it’s not just adults that relate to him; kids relate to him, as well. So when we approached the storytelling—and it is a complex story, it’s Shrek meets It’s a Wonderful Life—we were really conscious about whether or not kids could follow the story we were telli...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

WHAT’S A CONTRACT BETWEEN FRIENDS? Rumpelstiltskin sets out to destroy Shrek with a rotten deal Rumpelstiltskin just as a scratch track, but you did it so well that when the time came to cast, they couldn’t think of anyone else. We work so quickly and loosely before we bring the actors in that...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

BIGPICTURE SHREK FOREVER AFTER we’re going to have a great time. If we don’t have fun doing it, the audience will not have fun watching it. And now that Puss in Boots is lazier and fatter—in one scene, he can hardly drag himself to his milk bowl—are you lounging around the studio? It’s more...

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