Adam Sandler doesn’t consider any of his movies to be flops

Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career. Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Weddi…

Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career.

Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which were positively received, but he has also appeared in many more which have been critically panned, such as The Ridiculous 6, Grown Ups 2, and Jack and Jill, which have all received less than 10 per cent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

However, when asked about the ups and downs of his career in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, he insisted that he’s proud of all his projects.

“Man, I don’t know what the downs have been. I mean, maybe in some people, when they write about me, they talk about my downs. But I don’t have any downs. I love every movie I’ve made. I’ve never in my entire career phoned one thing in,” he replied.

With some of his movies attracting cruel remarks from trolls and critics alike, Adam admitted he’s become used to the criticism.

“That stuff doesn’t hurt me anymore. I think it hurt me 20 years ago,” the actor mused. “It got me 20 years ago. I was – kinda shell-shocked like, ‘What happened? They say I suck? I thought I was good at this.'”

Adam’s latest film, Uncut Gems, is currently the highest-rated film of his career, with a 96 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes following a film festival circuit. He has also been receiving praise for his gritty, dramatic role, having recently won the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review, and is also nominated for his acting for the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

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Cannes bans Netflix movies from Palme d’Or competition

Netflix films have been banned from competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes director Thierry Fremaux recently announced new guidelines for the annual film extravaganza, which include no selfies on the red carpe…

Netflix films have been banned from competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes director Thierry Fremaux recently announced new guidelines for the annual film extravaganza, which include no selfies on the red carpet and eliminating morning press screenings of films before their evening premieres.

He also outlined plans to ban Netflix movies from competing for the Palme d’Or, after two films made by the streaming service, Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories, were nominated last year (17), sparking a backlash from filmmakers and union members.

“Last year, when we selected these two films, I thought I could convince Netflix to release them in cinemas. I was presumptuous, they refused,” Fremaux admitted to Le Film Francais.

He added that he was willing to take the risk in 2017 in a bid to stop the festival from becoming stagnant. However, the rules now state films in the running for the Palme d’Or need a theatrical release in France.

“The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films. But they understand that the intransigence of their own model is now the opposite of ours,” he said.

He also shared that while the famous film festival has to take into account the existence of these “powerful new players: Amazon, Netflix and maybe soon Apple,” which enable directors to make big budget films, the results are hybrid features that aren’t TV and aren’t quite film.

“Cinema (still) triumphs everywhere even in this golden age of series,” Fremaux stated. “The history of cinema and the history of the internet are two different things.”

Fremaux’s comments echo Steven Spielberg’s sentiments when it comes to movies made by streaming services.

While talking to ITV news recently, the celebrated director shared his opinion that films made by companies like Netflix should be banned from winning Oscars.

“I don’t believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theatres for less than a week, should qualify for Academy Award nominations,” the three-time Oscar winner said. “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. If it’s a good show, you deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar.”

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