It's a week of comedies.
First up is the latest from Adam Sandler, who continues his partnership with Netflix with Sandy Wexler, a romcom co-starring Oscar winning actor-singer Jennifer Hudson. Meanwhile, geeky teenagers seek revenge against their Mean Girls tormentors in the high school comedy The Outcasts. Last and most certainly not least, Jerrod Carmichael delivers his second HBO stand-up special with Jerrod Carmichael: 8.
Adam Sandler has been a boon for Netflix, which signed him to a four-picture deal in 2014. His first two movies, The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over rapidly racked up viewership to become two of Netflix' biggest hits.
How happy were the suits at Netflix? So happy, they've signed Sandler for another four films.
Sandler's latest romp Sandy Wexler is a showbiz satire with the heart of a romantic comedy.
Co-written by Sandler, Paul Sado and Dan Bulla, Sandy Wexler is set in the 1990s and features Sandler as a Los Angeles talent manger who represents an assortment of oddballs who make a living of sorts on the fringes of the entertainment industry.
That is until Sandy finds a remarkably talented singer (Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson) who works at an amusement park. He knows real talent when he sees it – and he falls head over heels for the unassuming warbler.
Sandy Wexler boasts appearances by a remarkable mix of comedians and actors including Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Jane Seymour, Dana Carvey, Nick Swardson, Pauly Shore, Conan O'Brien, Vanilla Ice and Arsenio Hall.
The film will be available Friday exclusively on Netflix.
Teeenage angst was never as cute or appealing as in The Outcasts, a rousing anti-bullying comedy that's a cross between Revenge of the Nerds and Mean Girls.
"It's surprisingly something that hasn't been done in awhile," she said. "every decade there's a new iconic one."
So are Mackenzie and Whitney really all that nasty?
"[They are] so awful!" List, 19, told the magazine.
"They quote Stalin and Hitler. They're just terrible and you hate them."
The Outcasts will begin a limited theatrical release on Friday (locally it'll be at AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 only), but it also will be released on the same day on VOD and on most streaming video sites. It is due on DVD on May 16.
And don't forget about Jerrod
This is a must-see for fans of NBC's The Carmichael Show, which returns for its third season on May 31.
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