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Culture, The Exhibitionist Adam Sandler and Friends Went Back to the Basics at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Adam Sandler and Friends Went Back to the Basics at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

It feels like it has been an eternity since someone last wrote something nice about Adam Sandler. Yes, the Saturday Night Live alum responsible for 90s goofball gems like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore has certainly taken his lumps in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Pixels</i> Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Chatting With Pixels Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Decades ago, local filmmaker Chris Columbus gained a cult-like following with films such as The Goonies and Gremlins. Columbus recreates the world of the '80s in his newest film Pixels, which centers around extraterrestrials threatening to end life on…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye's a Cartoon, Lorde's a Waxwork, and Iggy and Britney are Plastic

This Week: Kanye's a Cartoon, Lorde's a Waxwork, and Iggy and Britney are Plastic

This week, there's a whole wealth of campaigning going on: Bill O'Reilly is against hip-hop, Anthony Kiedis and Moby are pro-bear, Miley Cyrus is speaking up for her vagina, Pink is anti-bullying, and Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears are clearly…
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News, Feature Summer Movie Preview: San Francisco Once Again Prepares for Devastation by Blockbuster

Summer Movie Preview: San Francisco Once Again Prepares for Devastation by Blockbuster

5/16 Godzilla Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche Concept: Giant lizard wreaks havoc, as giant lizards do; Golden Gate Bridge once again smashed (see sidebar) as smug untouched Transamerica Pyramid stays out of it.…
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Film, "Grudge Match": Stallone and De Niro Go 12 Rounds, No One Wins

"Grudge Match": Stallone and De Niro Go 12 Rounds, No One Wins

Presented with a sports comedy starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as cantankerous out-to-pasture boxing rivals, will your expectations be raised or lowered by knowing that its director, Peter Segal, is the man responsible for the Adam Sandler remake…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Sward Is Mightier

The Sward Is Mightier

Nick Swardson is best known for playing left-field comedic roles for film and television, including a wide-eyed child of porn actors as the lead in the movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and flamboyant, drug-addled streetwalker Terry Bernadino…
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News, Sucka Free City

Hug Monsters: The Anti-Semitic Elmo Has Some Ugly Pals

It could be the first time in history that a costumed street performer has been criticized for doing something worse than just being a costumed street performer. A guy dressed as Elmo has been stalking Fisherman's Wharf and a San…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Semitic Elmo Now Spotted at Fisherman's Wharf

Anti-Semitic Elmo Now Spotted at Fisherman's Wharf

Earlier this week, we told you about the not-so-warm-and-fuzzy Elmo who scared the hell out of some local parents after the life-sized muppet arrived at a park hugging kids and shouting racist slurs. Police didn't arrest Elmo, whose real name…
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Film, "Here Comes the Boom": Pandering Morality for Dopes

"Here Comes the Boom": Pandering Morality for Dopes

Here Comes the Boom confronts the crisis in our nation's public schools, and multiplexes, for even an affable, saccharine, rudimentary comedy that looks like top of the class today. When impending budget cuts threaten to cancel his school's extracurricular programs,…
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Film, "Hotel Transylvania": A Comic Dracula Still Kills

"Hotel Transylvania": A Comic Dracula Still Kills

Casting a tapered, vase-slender silhouette and speaking in a Transylvanian accent with a touch of Borscht Belt, Hotel Transylvania's de-fanged Count Dracula is introduced in an 1895-set prologue while serenading his infant daughter. No menacing carnivore, this Nosferatu has sworn…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nick Swardson Talks About his new (Naked) Movie <i>Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star</i>

Nick Swardson Talks About his new (Naked) Movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

In Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Nick Swardson portrays the world's most innocent naked actor. And that's no easy feat, recounts Swardson and Allen Covert, who wrote the comedy with Adam Sandler for Sandler's Happy Madison production…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Five Worst Movies Starring <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Alumni

The Five Worst Movies Starring Saturday Night Live Alumni

There's nothing wrong with zoning out to a little mindless humor, and we'll be the first to admit that many evenings we still like to sit and giggle at one of these five silly but great comedies by Saturday…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Great Movies from <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Alumni

Five Great Movies from Saturday Night Live Alumni

When long-time comedians decide to move on from Saturday Night Live, it seems they must be contractually obligated to attempt a film career, in much the same way 22-year-old starlets on Gossip Girls seem obligated to sing prefab pop and/or…
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Calendar, Night&Day I'm Gonna Deance for Ya Nao

I'm Gonna Deance for Ya Nao

We probably shouldn't even be encouraging this kind of obsessive behavior. And yet, here goes: Jeffrey Johnson is drag-re-creating Little Edie's 1978 cabaret act. If you don't know what that means, please, spare yourself and don't read any farther, because…
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Film,

Celebrity Vacation

You've probably seen the poster for Grown Ups, with its stars — Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James — barreling down a waterslide. Or is the verb I'm looking for "coasting"? Grown Ups begins with…
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Music, Bouncer Blind Date Blues

Blind Date Blues

You can always tell how your friends really feel about you when they set you up on a blind date. Apparently my friends view me as a female Marty Feldman: How else to explain the parade of Men Whose Eyeballs…
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Film, Hairpiece in the Middle East

Hairpiece in the Middle East

Behold Adam Sandler, in a passable Israeli accent and outsize codpiece, as Zohan the Mossad superheavy: catching barbecued fish in his butt crack on a Tel Aviv beach, repelling bullets with his nostril, sculpting hand grenades into toy poodles for…
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Music, Flight of the Conchords tap into music career comedy

Flight of the Conchords tap into music career comedy

From the Smothers Brothers to Adam Sandler, comedians have long used music to help their material go down easier, while musical acts from Weird Al to Tenacious D used humor to creep onto album charts. That line between tunes and…
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Music, Bouncer

Cougars, Paul Robeson, and PMS Pepper Bouncer's Trip to Kilowatt

So I went off Prozac a few months back, and my brain is just starting to stabilize. At first I fell into a really gnarly depression, the usual dark matter that sucks you into the void. But that has dissipated,…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Real Wainwright's Wainwright

A Real Wainwright's Wainwright

There's a squirmingly funny scene in Judd Apatow’s TV series, Undeclared, in which Loudon Wainwright III offers to play a song for Adam Sandler, who is visiting Wainwright's son's dorm. Instead of singing some quaint tune, Loudon brays an angry…
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