Monday, 26 May 2014 13:27

Blended' a mixed-up mess

Adam Sandler's latest never quite meshes

While it pains me a little to admit it, there is always going to be a part of me that bears real affection for Adam Sandler. Sure, in recent years, the work he's produced has become repetitive a poop joke between two mirrors, reflecting upon itself forever and ever, ad infinitum but his earliest movies hit theaters while I was in my late teens and early 20s; stuff like 'Billy Madison' and 'Happy Gilmore' were in my wheelhouse.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:24

Grown Ups 2' even worse than you think

Sandler's terrible latest more of the same

I think it's safe to say that Adam Sandler has lost his fastball.

While Hollywood insists on continuing to treat Mr. Sandler like the box office powerhouse he once was, the truth is that he stopped making good (or even mediocre) movies a decade ago. His ridiculous shtick his essential Sandlerness, if you will has reached the point of being utterly devoid of any real humor. His movies just aren't funny.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 14:48

Checking in with Hotel Transylvania'

Animated film has thin plot, but plenty of laughs

As a rule, I don't tend to have particularly high expectations going into a kids' movie (Pixar being the exception, of course). So when I started seeing trailers for the new movie 'Hotel Transylvania,' I was on the fence as to whether I would even bother. I mean, Adam Sandler stars how good could it be?

But then I received a vital piece of information. Game-changing information. You see, it turns out that 'Hotel Transylvania' is the feature film directorial debut of Genndy Tartakovsky, the man behind the subversive brilliance of an assortment of wonderful animated series. This is the guy who unleashed 'The Powerpuff Girls,' 'Dexter's Laboratory' and 'Samurai Jack' on the world.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:09

Father knows worst That's My Boy'

Sandler's first foray into R-rated comedy falls flat

It has become common in critical circles to look down on the works of Adam Sandler. Sandler's man-child antics have lost their luster for film critics around the world; those who watch movies for a living have grown tired of Sandler's never-changing shtick. And with good reason with very rare exception, the films that Sandler and his Happy Madison production company have produced have been getting steadily worse over the past decade-plus.

But hey millions of people go out and shell out their hard-earned dollars to see this junk, so what do the critics know?

Sandler's latest offering is 'That's My Boy,' yet another example of Sandler taking a promising comedic concept and hammering into the ground under wave after wave of repetitive idiocy and poorly-acted cameos from Sandler's buddies.

Published in Movies


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