A podcast about two of America's biggest movie stars, and the comedies we tolerated. We'll be discussing the starring vehicles of Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller and comparing their careers as two goofy Gen X icons, one movie at a time.
Shane and Lucien are back on the Ben Train to talk about Stiller's 2013 directorial blank check The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a film about daydreaming and life-living or - as Lucien describes it - "Joker for Coldplay fans". We dig into the film's pretentious message, striking imagery and clichéd needle drops and ask "would this film work with Adam Sandler in the lead role?".
Shane and Lucien are back for the second episode of Adam and Ben (New and Selected), discussing Adam Sandler's breakout big-screen hit, Billy Madison, a tale of regressive immaturity, giant penguins and O'Doyle... uh... rules! We discuss the class politics of Billy's family, whether he'd really be better at running the company than Bradley Whitford, and if the movie would work with Ben Stiller in the lead role. Follow us @AdamAndBenPod on Instagram and Twitter.
We're excited to launch a new podcast about the films of Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, beginning with Stiller's 2003 dark comedy Duplex co-starring Drew Barrymore and directed by Danny DeVito! Is this a pro or anti landlord movie? Would it work with Sandler in the lead role? And does anybody outside the US know what a 'duplex' is? Find out on our very first episode.
Hosted by Lucien and Shane.
Theme music: clip from The Wedding Singer, all rights Warner Media
Artwork image rights: Netflix 2017