Another bad comedy from Adam Sandler? After a string of some pretty bad movies, we see him uniting again with Drew Barrymore in “Blended“, which marks the third comedy collaboration between them.Read More
‘Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’
With the news that Disney is now in charge of the Indiana Jones franchise, one of the most iconic brands in Hollywood history, questions arise on its future. Will it continue with Harrison Ford or will they reboot the whole thing? It didn’t work with Shia LeBoeuf. In my weekly syndicated radio segment on the Luis Jimenez Show, “Lengua, Cámara y Acción,” on X96.3FM IN NY, we also talked about the new Fast & Furious 7 plans and Adam Sandler being #1 on Forbes’ Most Overpaid list. Listen to the radio segment and tell us what you think.
Seth Rogen’s and James Franco’s bromance goes way back to 1999 when they both got their big acting break for NBC’s “Freaks and Geeks.” Since then, the two bros have worked on hits like “Pineapple Express,” “This is the End” and their latest “Bound 3.”Read More
It’s funny how sometimes you stumble upon some good movie news exclusives from people that have nothing to do with the Hollywood scene.
Michael Kay, from ESPN Radio 98.7FM NY (formerly known as ESPN 1050AM) and the Yankees’ TV play by play man is an extra on Adam Sandler‘s new comedy sequel Grown Ups 2, starring Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Maya Rudolph, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Cheri Oteri. He was tweeting pics from the set and we now have them here for your first look, sneak peek.
The pics have Sandler what looks to be at a high school football field getting ready to throw the football. Kay looks like the high school coach ready to take Sandler thru the mill.
‘Grown Ups 2‘ is a follow up to the 2010 comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later. The first part was one of the worst films of that year and we still can’t believe a sequel was greenlit. Sandler has some hardcore fans.
‘Grown Ups 2’ is set to be released July 12, 2013.
In the 1980’s, successful comedies seemed like a dime a dozen. Now a days, we have to settle for ‘Grown Ups,’ where the laughs are few, but the apathy is plentiful.
After their high school basketball coach (Blake Clark) passes away, five good friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) and former teammates reunite with their families for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
There are a couple of problems that set ‘Grown Ups’ up as a disappointment for me. One of the issues I had with it was the marketing. The reputation some of the actors have are that of R rated comedians. The mere sight of Chris Rock is worth a hard R from a mile away (“tired of this sh*t, tired, tired, tired of this sh•t,” as his foul mouthed stand up routine goes). It’s easy to be misled as to why this movie looks like ‘Old School’ with Will Ferrell. Just look at the trailers, TV spots, and posters. Whenever the public is misguided to thinking they’re going to see one thing and it doesn’t deliver, there is an automatic sense of rejection. That happened to me here. I got duped.
Secondly, I had issues with the tame dialogue of the script. The stars, mostly known for their profanities and uncouth behavior in films, seemed out of their element. They show a benign side to them that is unfamiliar to me. Aside from Sandler’s ‘Bedtime Stories,’ amongst other family movies he’s starred in, the film is really a let down. I was expecting so much more from it. Such a talented cast, but no creativity in the script.
The female cast composed of Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph complemented the male leads very well. Salma didn’t necessarily showcase her Oscar nominee skills, but her ‘accented’ charm is more than ‘voluptiously’ appealing.
Overall, I thought ‘Grown Ups’ would possess grown up R humor, but instead it delivers a family movie for adults with infantile jocularity. Not what I was expecting.
Hummus is funny. Scratch that: Hummus is hilarious. It’s got a weird name. It’s gooey. It’s foreign. Like, imagine if someone dipped their eyeglasses in hummus and then licked the hummus off–that’d be pretty hysterical, right? Or what if someone combed hummus into his hair. Or put hummus on the cat. Or used a whole giant tub of hummus to hose down a fire. Or how about this: One rich New York executive asks another what hummus is–because, I mean, how could he possibly know?–and the second guy tells him, “It’s a very tasty diarrhea-like substance.
“How you respond to the preceding paragraph will probably give you a pretty good idea of whether you should see You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Adam Sandler’s latest exploration of the cinema of adolescence. As is so often the case, Sandler plays a character pulled between the competing poles of masculine aggression and boyish sweetness. (In his most ambitious performance, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love, this duality was advertised right in the title.) This time, though, the split is literalized–or, rather, professionalized: Sandler’s Zohan is a superhuman Israeli counter-terrorism agent who wants to quit the Army and become–wait for it–a hairdresser.
To this end, he fakes his own death in a confrontation with his Palestinian nemesis, the Phantom (John Turturro), and smuggles himself to New York in a dog carrier, taking his co-travelers’ names as his own, “Scrappy Coco.” Upon arrival, he immediately visits the Paul Mitchell salon looking for a job, pausing briefly to rub his crotch against the glass front door to signal his enthusiasm. Remarkably, he does not find employment there, nor at a black women’s hair boutique, nor at a kids barbershop. He eventually insinuates himself into a salon run by a beautiful Palestinian named Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), where he sets about Warren Beattying his way through the clientele, a la Shampoo. The gag is that rather than offer carnal solace to the likes of Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, and Lee Grant, he instead boinks a series of grateful sexa-, septua-, octo-, and nonogenarians in the salon’s back room.
As he explains while putting off one eager client, “First, I have to cut and bang Mrs. Greenhouse.”
Rated: PG-13 for some strong language, sexual scenes and nudity.
Release Date: 2008-06-06
Starring: Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel
Official Website: http://www.youdontmesswiththezohan.com/