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By ROGER MOORE and ROGER MOORE,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 7, 2006
Welcome to Adam Sandler World, a happy, stupid planet where director Dennis Dugan (Problem Child, Big Daddy) enjoys the status of a Hitchcock, and Sandler himself no longer needs to make an appearance. He can hire proxy Sandlers like David Spade (career ... OVER) and Jon Heder, who proves that his booger-and-bug-eating skills were ignored in Napoleon Dynamite. The Benchwarmers, the latest from Sand- ler's Happy Madison production banner, severely tests the maxim that "There's no such thing as a bad movie about baseball."
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By ROGER MOORE and ROGER MOORE,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 7, 2006
Welcome to Adam Sandler World, a happy, stupid planet where director Dennis Dugan (Problem Child, Big Daddy) enjoys the status of a Hitchcock, and Sandler himself no longer needs to make an appearance. He can hire proxy Sandlers like David Spade (career ... OVER) and Jon Heder, who proves that his booger-and-bug-eating skills were ignored in Napoleon Dynamite. The Benchwarmers, the latest from Sand- ler's Happy Madison production banner, severely tests the maxim that "There's no such thing as a bad movie about baseball."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1999
"Lost and Found" isn't exactly the film you'd expect from David Spade, whose picture appears in the dictionary alongside the word "smarmy." That's bad news for fans of Spade's TV work on "Saturday Night Live" and (especially) "Just Shoot Me," but it makes this film a lot more watchable than it could be.Not that "Lost and Found" is some sort of minor masterpiece. Any movie that resorts to having a character dig through dog feces for yucks (not to mention the tired anti-convention of having old people talk dirty)
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2005
There are two kinds of people in this country, and forget that blue-state, red-state thing. You're either for a mullet or against a mullet. What's a mullet? Do not mock us. Yes, a mullet is a spiny-finned, feeble-toothed fish, but we all know it's so much more. A mullet is a hairstyle characterized by the hair cut short in front and on the sides but kept long down the back. It's not a cutting-edge style. But recently, the mullet has re-emerged as a pop culture object of praise and derision.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2001
David Spade, the urban slickster best known for his TV roles in "Just Shoot Me" and "Saturday Night Live" and as a feature film foil for Chris Farley in "Black Sheep" and "Tommy Boy," goes to the top of the "SNL" rotation in "Joe Dirt." Gone is the Spade we know and love, the smarmy runt with a whip-smart comeback always at the tip of his tongue. In his place is an optimistic hick plowing through life on a heroic quest for his parents, who left him behind at the Grand Canyon when he was 8 years old. Joe Dirt's journey of self-discovery takes him through familiar (and perhaps not-so-familiar)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 5, 2003
There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out. The title holds all sorts of promise, leading one to suspect a comedic treatise on the travails of a former child star trying to live down his celebrity, or maybe a satiric take on all the "troubles" child stars are forced to endure after becoming adults (when most of us get a speeding ticket, for example, it doesn't show up on the E! network). And for about 20 minutes, there's hope, beginning with a celebrity boxing match featuring make-believe former child-star Roberts (David Spade)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1997
Not sure how you feel about the ubiquitous Howard Stern? Take a look at E! tonight; you'll not go away unaffected."The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Could the Woman With the Most Irritating Voice In the World have had an African-American mother? That's what guest star Telma Hopkins tries to tell Fran. CBS."Battle of the Sexes on Ice" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The never-ending parade of ice-skating on TV continues, this time pitting the guys (Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning)
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 2, 2003
For someone 5 feet 4 inches tall with a choirboy face, David Spade is a resilient fellow. Bad reviews do not stop him. He has bounced back with another solo vehicle, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, after critics skewered his last movie, Joe Dirt. "The great revenge is having it make so much money on video," he said of the latter. Bad assistants do not stop him either. After his former personal aide, David Skippy Malloy, shot him with a stun gun and robbed him, Spade found more reliable help.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2005
There are two kinds of people in this country, and forget that blue-state, red-state thing. You're either for a mullet or against a mullet. What's a mullet? Do not mock us. Yes, a mullet is a spiny-finned, feeble-toothed fish, but we all know it's so much more. A mullet is a hairstyle characterized by the hair cut short in front and on the sides but kept long down the back. It's not a cutting-edge style. But recently, the mullet has re-emerged as a pop culture object of praise and derision.
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By Philip Wuntch and Philip Wuntch,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | February 2, 1996
"Black Sheep" runs for 87 minutes, blessedly brief by today's standards. But it's not nearly brief enough.The Chris Farley-David Spade comedy is both predictable and miscalculated. One thing it's safe to expect from two wild souls with "Saturday Night Live" on their resumes is irreverence. But "Black Sheep" has a gooey marshmallow at its center -- it's about brotherly love and male friendship. It's never cheeky or irreverent; it's just mildly crude and sloppy.The bland Spade plays Steve Dodds, lowly aide to the very proper gubernatorial candidate Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 5, 2003
There's a funny movie struggling inside of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Too bad it never gets out. The title holds all sorts of promise, leading one to suspect a comedic treatise on the travails of a former child star trying to live down his celebrity, or maybe a satiric take on all the "troubles" child stars are forced to endure after becoming adults (when most of us get a speeding ticket, for example, it doesn't show up on the E! network). And for about 20 minutes, there's hope, beginning with a celebrity boxing match featuring make-believe former child-star Roberts (David Spade)
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 2, 2003
For someone 5 feet 4 inches tall with a choirboy face, David Spade is a resilient fellow. Bad reviews do not stop him. He has bounced back with another solo vehicle, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, after critics skewered his last movie, Joe Dirt. "The great revenge is having it make so much money on video," he said of the latter. Bad assistants do not stop him either. After his former personal aide, David Skippy Malloy, shot him with a stun gun and robbed him, Spade found more reliable help.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2001
David Spade, the urban slickster best known for his TV roles in "Just Shoot Me" and "Saturday Night Live" and as a feature film foil for Chris Farley in "Black Sheep" and "Tommy Boy," goes to the top of the "SNL" rotation in "Joe Dirt." Gone is the Spade we know and love, the smarmy runt with a whip-smart comeback always at the tip of his tongue. In his place is an optimistic hick plowing through life on a heroic quest for his parents, who left him behind at the Grand Canyon when he was 8 years old. Joe Dirt's journey of self-discovery takes him through familiar (and perhaps not-so-familiar)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1999
"Lost and Found" isn't exactly the film you'd expect from David Spade, whose picture appears in the dictionary alongside the word "smarmy." That's bad news for fans of Spade's TV work on "Saturday Night Live" and (especially) "Just Shoot Me," but it makes this film a lot more watchable than it could be.Not that "Lost and Found" is some sort of minor masterpiece. Any movie that resorts to having a character dig through dog feces for yucks (not to mention the tired anti-convention of having old people talk dirty)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1997
Not sure how you feel about the ubiquitous Howard Stern? Take a look at E! tonight; you'll not go away unaffected."The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Could the Woman With the Most Irritating Voice In the World have had an African-American mother? That's what guest star Telma Hopkins tries to tell Fran. CBS."Battle of the Sexes on Ice" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The never-ending parade of ice-skating on TV continues, this time pitting the guys (Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning)
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