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Adam Sandler is nothing if not loyal. You can tell by the group of pals who appear in all his films. So when his Happy Madison Productions launched in 1999, it was fitting that its first film, “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” starred buddy Rob Schneider. Either that, or Sandler took one look at Rob’s script and said, “I’m not doing it. You do it.” Anyway, Schneider’s a lowly aquarium technician who gets in a financial bind and resorts to man-whoring. Hijinks ensue. Typical of Sandler-style comedy, the intended big laughs are all cringeworthy while the small asides are hilariously witty.

Finally, an answer to the question, “What if you’d given a young Quentin Tarantino 10 tons of snow, Liam Neeson and a Liam Neeson-sized budget?” “Cold Pursuit” (2019) is a quentenssential contradiction – a dark comedy in the middle of a blizzard. This bloody adaptation of a Norwegian film starts so tragically (Liam’s defending his family again, this time after the fact), I didn’t realize it was a comedy until much later. It’s as if there were two directors steering this film in opposite directions, yet still almost making it home intact. Certainly one of the most interesting efforts of 2019.

Nobody wants to admit it today, but around 1991, the mullet hairstyle was popular with pretty much everybody, not just white trash. And nobody sported a longer, bleached-blondier mullet than Brian Bosworth, the college football star and NFL has-been. He made his debut in the cliche action B movie “Stone Cold” as a cop who plays by his own set of rules. He infiltrates a biker gang and lots of things blow up. His movie career did not. He is still seen in various B movies and reality shows today, sans mullet. But we still remember that mullet. We remember.