Posts tagged "Adam Sandler"

Movie Review: Blended

Movie Review: Blended
BLENDED Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: After a disastrous first date, widower dad Jim (Adam Sandler) and divorced mom Lauren (Drew Barrymore) find themselves vacationing at the same African resort with families in tow.  Can they stop bickering and fighting long enough for true love to blossom? Behind-the-Scenes: This is the... Read more »

Watch This, Not That: Frankenweenie vs. Hotel Transylvania

Watch This, Not That: Frankenweenie vs. Hotel Transylvania
Hot on the heels of Paranorman, and with Halloween right around the corner, family audiences get to choose between two horror-themed animated films out in theaters now.  If the box office is to believed, Frankenweenie is a disappointing dud and Hotel Transylvania is a real crowd-pleaser.  In the words of the great Joe Biden, that’s... Read more »

Movie Review Bites: Sandler, Cruise, and Wes Anderson Are Back

Movie Review Bites: Sandler, Cruise, and Wes Anderson Are Back
THAT’S MY BOY (*) An early contender for one of the worst movies of the year.  Adam Sandler has been steadily losing his comedy credibility with audiences for the last decade now, and this is a new low.  What should have been a welcome return to the R-rated raunch of his earlier comedy albums is... Read more »
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Surprise! "Jack and Jill" Is Only Half As Bad As It Looks

Surprise!  "Jack and Jill" Is Only Half As Bad As It Looks
JACK AND JILL Genre: Comedy? Premise: Identical twin brother and sister (Adam Sandler) reconnect at Thanksgiving after the death of their mother.  Jack tries to woo Al Pacino (playing himself) for a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, while Pacino, smitten with love, tries to woo Jill. Behind-the-Scenes: Sandler taps a few of his celebrity buddies to make some fun cameos:... Read more »

Movie Review - Zookeeper (** out of 5)

Movie Review - Zookeeper (** out of 5)
Zookeeper epitomizes the lazy, stale, formulaic family film.  It treats its audience like buffoons and makes its leading man frequently look like one.  I must admit, however, that I was a bit relieved to discover that the movie is more calmly stupid – going about its talking animals high concept in a relaxed, easygoing manner... Read more »

Movie Review - Just Go With It (*1/2)

JUST GO WITH IT.  116 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Dennis Dugan.  Written by Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling. Why does Hollywood have such a difficult time putting out a semi-quality romantic comedy around Valentine’s Day?  I realize that most romcoms typically suck, but, c’mon, Paramount could have at least saved No Strings Attached for this... Read more »
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New Movie Reviews: Knight and Day, Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, When In Rome

Knight and Day (**1/2) Tom Cruise does his darndest to inject some old school movie star charm into this creaky, uninspired action comedy, but unfortunately it’s just not enough.  Cruise is great, gamely inhabiting the role of uber-spy Roy Miller – someone not all that different from his Mission: Impossible character, Ethan Hunt.  When Miller... Read more »