• Adam_Sandler_i_Happy_15537e.jpgMadagascar is "pleasant, if mediocre family fare"; Meanwhile, Joe Leydon compares Adam Sandler and Peter Segal to Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder whilst pretending not to do so.
  • Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro were on hand for an art exhibit in Rome last week, featuring scupltures by her husband, and paintings by his father. DeNiro used the occasion to impart the shocking news that SoHo has been gentrified. Quelle evident!
  • Blah blah blah Star Wars, blah blah international box office record blah blah.
  • Red Wagon and Appian Films are producing an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Chancellor Manuscript, starring Appian partner Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Fox 2000 has bought the rights to a script about Michael May, the first blind CIA analyst. Six method actors just bought themselves a pair of dark glasses.
  • Todd McCarthy finds a way to blame The Brown Bunny for the lack of quality films in competition at Cannes.