The comedic powerhouse that is Adam Sandler has yet again flexed his dramatic skills in the new film by Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems. Some will recall Adam Sandler previously playing the strong dramatic role of Charlie Fineman in the 2007 film, Reign Over Me. In Gems, Sandler completely embodies the lead role of… [Read More]
Hotel Transylvania brought us the story of a safe space for all monsters, a touching father/daughter relationship, and what happens when a vampire and a human fall in love. In the second installment, we welcome Dennis (or, of course, Dennisavitch), the half vampire/half human addition to the family. But, in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,… [Read More]
The Meyerowitz family has spent their lives talking past each other. How can they find ways to say the important things that must be said? Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a comic, yet painful look at a family that must struggle to get past a lifetime of the barriers they have built between each other.
Alien life forms have interpreted 1980s messages sent into space as a challenge. Now, they have arrived on Earth to ‘play’ through three rounds of attacks to decide whether or not the Earth will be destroyed. Only a group of video game-playing thirty- and forty-year-old slackers can stop them. If that sounds wildly entertaining –… [Read More]
Adam Sandler’s schtick is well-practiced. Whether it’s Grown Ups, 42 or whatever other Happy Madison Productions flick he is pumping out, we haven’t seen much new material over the last decade. Still, periodically, Sandler chooses to show us his depth, whether it’s in a live action film or something like Hotel Transylvania 2. Yeah, I said it. Count Dracula’s… [Read More]