He tried warning us. He did. And we didn’t listen.
Following the Academy’s decision to snub Adam Sandler for a Best Actor nomination for his work in Uncut Gems, The Sandman told Howard Stern back in January that he would have his revenge.
“If I don’t get it, I’m going to f–king come back and do one again that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay. That’s how I get them,” Sandler said.
Well, the man wasn’t lying, as his latest masterpiece Hubie Halloween hit Netflix this week and is everything he promised and then some.
Less of a movie and more of a collection of fart noises and funny voices, Hubie Halloween is simultaneously everything that’s great and awful about the last decade of Sandler’s career.
Still, even if you aren’t a fan of Sandler’s recent work, it’s got enough meta-references to past Sandler glory to make it worth the watch (especially if you et as uncomfortably stoned as I did), including a glorious cameo from Ben Stiller as his evil orderly from Happy Gilmore.
"You could trouble me for a warm glass of shut the hell up!"
Adam Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween' is now on Netflix and Ben Stiller pops up as a familiar face: the evil orderly in 'Happy Gilmore' 😂 pic.twitter.com/WWqHg4pqBA
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That’s not the only reference to Ghosts of Sandler Past, as a gang of bullying kids also shout out “O’Doyle rules!” as they terrorize they easily-frightened Hubie Dubois (in case you couldn’t already tell, this movie is absolutely preposterous).
In addition to the king himself, Hubie Halloween stars all of the Sandler Cinematic Universe pals such as Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi, Shaquille O’Neal (!), Tim Meadows, and Colin Quinn.
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