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August 2010 > The Question

If you could take only one concession to a deserted island, what would you pick?

Tags: Buncha Crunch , Grown Ups , Michael Cera , Mike Mitchell , Nikkole Denson-Randolph , Rob Schneider , Scott Pilgrim vs. The World , Shrek

THE QUESTION: If you could take only one concession to a deserted island, what would you pick? Mike Mitchell Director, Shrek “I’d have to take the giant pretzel—no salt—and a gigantic packet of mustard. That’s my favorite, and not a lot of concession stands have that. It’s hard to find the g...

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July 2010 > Peanut Gallery

Who—or what—makes you decide to see a movie?

Tags: Dennis Dugan , Gale Anne Hurd , Grown Ups , Rocky Balboa , The Incredible Hulk , The Living Wake

THE QUESTION: Who—or what—makes you decide to see a movie? Dennis Dugan Director, Grown Ups If it’s a comedy, I try to see it even if I know I’m going to hate it, because that’s my job. I don’t go to scary movies and even though I love Martin Scorsese I didn’t see Shutter Island, because I’m...

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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 > 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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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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