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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Grown Ups 2 Review. Reminds Us Why Adam Sandler Should Stop Making Movies

Grown Ups 2 Review
By: MattInRC

In a Summer of good films, Grown Ups 2 is neither special nor memorable.


I've made my disdain fairly clear for Actor Adam Sandler, who's turned in a body of work that hardly ever elevates itself from gross humor. He hit pay dirt last year with Hotel Transylvania, but that didn't come from his studio Happy Madison Productions, nor was it written by him. I had hoped his success in the animated genre would encourage him to produce more family-friendly (and frankly funnier) fare, and to move past the growing number of disappointments and bombs that are littering a once promising career. Grown Ups 2 shows that he's neither learned from his mistakes, nor understands the more lucrative choices placed before him.


The original Grown Ups did very well at the box office, telling the story of Hollywood agent Lenny (Sandler) who returns to his old stomping grounds after the death of a friend. As the sequel picks up three years later, Lenny and his high school buddies Eric (Kevin James, Here Comes the Boom), Kurt (Chris Rock, What To Expect...), and Higgy (David Spade, Joe Dirt) are all living their lives in the same town in which they grew up. They spend time away from their families at the local KMart, laugh as the deranged and whacked-out bus driver Nick (Nick Swardson, Bucky Larson) erratically drives the school bus containing their kids, and engage in general mayhem at their favorite childhood hangout. There's other storylines here, such Higgy learning that he's unknowingly fathered an angry tattooed son, while some of the children begin to realize hidden strengths, and a local frat comes into contact with Lenny and his posse. The wives, led by Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph, have their own issues such as poopy diapers and keeping their psychotic employees from making moves on their husbands. After awhile of this, the frat vs old school story line takes seed, pitting Lenny against Andy (Taylor Lautner, Twilight series), leading to a giant brawl at Lenny's house. Exciting.


Grown Ups 2 tries too hard to present multiple story lines, none of which it seems very happy to pursue. From Roxanne wanting another child, Eric's son demonstrating his complete lack of math skills, a gay fitness instructor, a doctor who likes the Gin juice a little too much, and the 18 other half-boiled attempts at humor, almost none of them come to a satisfying conclusion. The result is more like a series of comedic skits than a coherent, connected story. Many of the actors feel out of place or not ready for the ad-lib nature of the film, including Lautner as an uncredited character. His appearance just goes to show how low his career has gone. Why not throw in a Taylor Kitsch while you're at it? If you're into cameos, you'll like the procession of them, but most moviegoers will miss them entirely. But there's also a feeling that Sandler's world isn't quite real, with no legal consequences for his posse's childish behavior. The big brawl I mentioned never turns out poorly for Sandler, as he just cleans up the mess, grabs a bag of chips, and tells his wife that he's ready for another child. That's about as dramatic and realistic as things get here.

As always, we could blame longtime Sandler collaborator and Director Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Chuck and Larry) for the mess, but this is Sandler's first sequel, written by him and SNL buddy Fred Wolf (Black Sheep), and it's got their fingerprints all over it. I'm sure between takes that this must have been like a comedic version of Ocean's Eleven, except none of that fun translates to the big screen. Sandler's story isn't really one, just an excuse for his former SNL buddies to pal around between before Dugan has to ferry all the baby chicks into place for their next scene. There's nothing new here, nothing remotely funny, and you'll forget any of the one-liners produced. To be fair, this is not That's My Boy, one of the most disgusting films I can remember (incest as a joke? Really?), but there's nothing that should draw you to see it, unless it happens to be on cable and there's absolutely nothing on.

If it's possible, Grown Ups 2 actually imparts an important moral: Sandler has come to the end of the line, and one should steer clear of any future projects from his production company. Its barely-funny, seen-it-before schmaltz never rises above the avalanche of toilet humor that permeates the entire production, keeping it from becoming a really great comedy by some of the industry's best (or perhaps used to be). Still it's possible that some fans will ignore the warning signs to see it, but when you can duplicate most of the humor that Sandler and company imparts here on your own, why bother? Grown Ups 2 is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 101 minutes.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening R.I.P.D In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For R.I.P.D. The screening is on Thursday, July 18th @ 7PM @ Manchester Mall Stadium In Fresno.


R.I.P.D. is an upcoming 2013 American supernatural action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov and published by Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, respectively.


After Detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is killed by accident, he is taken to join the undead police division and is assigned to be the partner of Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a veteran officer of the R.I.P.D. – the Rest In Peace Department, a department of dead police officers dedicated to protect and serve the living from arrogant, malevolent, bloodthirsty evil spirits who refuse to move into the afterlife.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening R.I.P.D In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For R.I.P.D. The screening is on Thursday, July 18th @ 7PM @ Century Downtown Plaza In Sacramento.


R.I.P.D. is an upcoming 2013 American supernatural action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov and published by Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, respectively.


After Detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is killed by accident, he is taken to join the undead police division and is assigned to be the partner of Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a veteran officer of the R.I.P.D. – the Rest In Peace Department, a department of dead police officers dedicated to protect and serve the living from arrogant, malevolent, bloodthirsty evil spirits who refuse to move into the afterlife.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening R.I.P.D In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For R.I.P.D. The screening is on Thursday, July 18th @ 7PM @ Century 9 In San Francisco.


R.I.P.D. is an upcoming 2013 American supernatural action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov and published by Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, respectively.


After Detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is killed by accident, he is taken to join the undead police division and is assigned to be the partner of Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a veteran officer of the R.I.P.D. – the Rest In Peace Department, a department of dead police officers dedicated to protect and serve the living from arrogant, malevolent, bloodthirsty evil spirits who refuse to move into the afterlife.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening RED 2 In Clovis

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For RED 2. The screening is on Tuesday, July 15th @ 7PM @ Sierra Vista In Clovis.


RED 2 is an upcoming American action-comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film RED, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, with Dean Parisot directing a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.


While trying to lead a normal life, Frank is notified that Interpol is hunting for him. When he tries to clear his name, he is told of a Cold War project to sneak a nuclear weapon into Russia, and that it may have been assembled and activated. In order to successfully defuse it, he is reacquainted with the man who helped set up the project (who has been confined to a mental hospital) and finds himself hunted by Victoria (who has apparently left retirement) and one of the best assassins in the business. It doesn't help that he is also reunited with an old flame who is eager to rekindle their relationship...


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening RED 2 In Roseville

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For RED 2. The screening is on Tuesday, July 15th @ 7PM @ Century Roseville In Roseville.


RED 2 is an upcoming American action-comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film RED, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, with Dean Parisot directing a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.


While trying to lead a normal life, Frank is notified that Interpol is hunting for him. When he tries to clear his name, he is told of a Cold War project to sneak a nuclear weapon into Russia, and that it may have been assembled and activated. In order to successfully defuse it, he is reacquainted with the man who helped set up the project (who has been confined to a mental hospital) and finds himself hunted by Victoria (who has apparently left retirement) and one of the best assassins in the business. It doesn't help that he is also reunited with an old flame who is eager to rekindle their relationship...


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening RED 2 In Emeryville

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For RED 2. The screening is on Tuesday, July 15th @ 7PM @ AMC Bay Street In Emeryville.


RED 2 is an upcoming American action-comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film RED, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, with Dean Parisot directing a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.


While trying to lead a normal life, Frank is notified that Interpol is hunting for him. When he tries to clear his name, he is told of a Cold War project to sneak a nuclear weapon into Russia, and that it may have been assembled and activated. In order to successfully defuse it, he is reacquainted with the man who helped set up the project (who has been confined to a mental hospital) and finds himself hunted by Victoria (who has apparently left retirement) and one of the best assassins in the business. It doesn't help that he is also reunited with an old flame who is eager to rekindle their relationship...


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Look At Agent Carter From Upcoming Marvel Short

Here are some more pre-Comic-Con goodies, this time in the shape of a rather ace, Pulp Fiction-esque poster for Marvel short Agent Carter. The poster and some swish new images have been debuted by Entertainment Weekly in advanced of the Captain America spin-off's debut in San Diego next week.


Agent Carter is this year's Item 47, the Marvel one-shot debuted at last year's 'Con to general glee. While Atwell's wartime agent will pop up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's likely to be a brief cameo as an elderly lady. Agent Carter, then, should satisfy fans yearning to find out what became of the character once Cap has set off on his ill-fated flight with the Red Skull.


"Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards", elaborates Atwell, "so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically 'What Peggy Did Next'." Judging by these new pics, the answer is pretty clear. She kicked some serious ass.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening THE TO DO LIST In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening THE TO DO LIST. The screening is on Monday, July 22nd 7:30 PM @ Century Stadium In Sacramento.

CBS Films will release THE TO DO LIST in theaters July 26, 2013.


Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg.


Featuring an all-star comedy cast including Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg, THE TO DO LIST is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project, loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they'll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.


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Teaser Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2

The first How To Train Your Dragon was an unexpectedly moving and rather wonderful story of a boy and his giant flying reptile, and we've been eagerly looking forward to the second instalment. Now a teaser has appeared online, offering a brief action sequence from the film that suggests all the lyricism of the first film is present and correct (even amid the gross-out gags and Viking pratfalls).



The story this time sees a now-older Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) still partnered with dragon Toothless and exploring far beyond his home village of Berk, once a Viking outpost plagued by dragons and now one that's partnered with them. Says the official synopsis:

"The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace."

Yes, it's a trilogy, as seems the norm nowadays - but if they're all as good as the first, that would be no bad thing. We like the idea of Hiccup and Toothless as their own little USS Enterprise though, and the confidence of giving us a teaser that's just a bloke and his dragon soaring through the air.

All the original voice cast back for this one, so expect America Ferrera as Astrid, Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut, Jonah Hill as Snotlout, T.J. Miller as Tuffnut, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishleg, Craig Ferguson as Gobber and Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast. Kit Harrington joins the cast as someone IMDb lists as "Dragon Prince", who we suspect is the aforementioned Dragon Rider and doubt is a Game Of Thrones spoiler.

Dean DeBlois is directing and wrote the screenplay (he also directed the first with Chris Sanders), based very, very, very loosely on the books by Cressida Cowell.

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Jeff Wadlow To Deliver X-Force Film

Jeff Wadlow, who is readying for the August 16 release of Kick-Ass 2, has been tapped to write an adaptation of X-Force, an X-Men spin-off being developed by 20th Century Fox.

The news comes on the heels of various blogs reporting today that the studio registered X-ForceMovie.com a few months ago.

Longtime X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuller Donner is producing X-Force. Wadlow is now writing the script with an eye to direct.

X-Force was an early 1990s spin-off from Marvel Comics’ flagship Uncanny X-Men comics created by Rob Liefeld and its first issue set sales records when it sold five million copies. (The record was only surpassed when X-Men #1, drawn by Jim Lee, sold eight million issues.)

The original line-up of the team was made up of several characters from the first Uncanny X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, teens who had matured into young adults. But also among the line up was Cable, a militant leader from the future who is related to X-Men heroes Cyclops and Jean Grey. His body is enhanced by robotic parts and he has some telekinetic powers as well.

X-Force has been rebooted a couple of times in the last decade and now there are two comics in the marketplace: Uncanny X-Force and Cable and X-Force.

Wadlow wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to the violent and funny 2010 hit based on the comic books by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. He recently wrote two episodes of A&E’s hit show, Bates Motel.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening THE TO DO LIST In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening THE TO DO LIST. The screening is on Monday, July 22nd 7:30 PM @ Edwards Fresno Stadium In Fresno.

CBS Films will release THE TO DO LIST in theaters July 26, 2013.


Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg.


Featuring an all-star comedy cast including Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg, THE TO DO LIST is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project, loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they'll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pacific Rim Review. Pleasant Surprise

Pacific Rim Review
By: Nicolas Souza

Big Action, Bigger Robots

Please welcome guest review Nicolas Souza. Nicolas will be reviewing movie from time to time.


Giant monsters, huge robots, and a decent story holding it all together; this is the easiest way to explain Pacific Rim. This summer action blockbuster wonderfully delivers all of that, but doesn’t blow you away.


Fans of giant monsters and robots will not leave the theater disappointed. The action scenes between the two are fantastic. On par with the action in other giant robot movies like Transformers, I believe Pacific Rim is slightly better. This is due to the limit of monsters on screen at once. With only a few monsters or robots fighting at once, there is no need to cut from fight to fight. This gives more time to the wonderfully designed Jaegers, German for hunter, and Kaiju, giant monsters.


Director Guillermo del Torro (Pan’s Labyrinth) assembles a human cast that fills its role nicely for a movie that’s main stars are the Jaegers. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) is a good male lead that you will cheer for. Idris Elba (Prometheus) is the stern commander that won’t be crossed. My favorite character comes in Dr. Newton Geiszler, played by Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses). This high-strung scientist provides well-timed comedic relief, showing that the film isn’t taking itself too lightly.


The film seems to come at the end of a longer story. We get the beginning when the Kaiju first make landing, destroying most of San Francisco. Then we thrust forward in time to meet Raleigh Becket (Hunnam) and his brother. They are sent to the coast of Alaska to protect it from an incoming Kauji attack. After the first of many great Jaeger and Kauji clashes, Raleigh is left wounded and devastated. Another time jump, and we arrive to see the closing of the Jaeger program. Stacker Pentecost (Elda) must now scrape together a team of derelict Jaegers and Jaeger pilots. Recruiting Becket, along with three of the only Jaeger crews left in the world, they devise a plan to seal the rift the Kaiju are coming from.


At the top of most monster movie fan’s lists, Pacific Rim is a pleasant surprise for other moviegoers. The late conversion to 3D doesn’t add too much to the film. I’m not the biggest fan of 3D, but there are several small details that I actually enjoyed in 3D. This movie screams to be seen in IMAX. The action is too big to be fully enjoyed in the standard format.

Pacific Rim is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 2 hours 11 minutes. It will be released in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, and standard formats on July 12

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