This is a day I never thought would come and it makes me sad. But I think I’ve outgrown Adam Sandler. Yes, I know, there is probably some rule that says I “have to” hate Adam Sandler movies as a movie critic. But I’ve always liked his movies. At least I used to.
Does this mean I’ve grown up. Or does this mean Sandler just hasn’t. Yeah, he usually plays some sort of “family man” in his movies now, but it just seems like he’s clinging unnecessarily to his immaturity. My main problem with “Blended” is that it just seems like he took a highlight reel of jokes from better movies and wrote them into this script.
Full Blended movie review at Examiner.com
Release date: May 23, 2014
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Written by: Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Terry Crews
Running time: 117 mins.
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language
Give credit to Bryan Singer. His presence was sorely missed during his absence from the Marvel mutant universe. I think we can all agree that “X3” was a total mess under the direction of Brett Ratner. And Wolverine’s solo films have ranged from sloppy to unnecessary.
“First Class” proved that the X-Men still had something in the tank, and now with Singer back in the director’s chair, he is nearly able to fix all the mistakes that have been made since he left, and put the franchise on the right course for future installments.
Full X Men Days of Future Past movie review at Examiner.com
Release date: 5.23.2014
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Ian McKellan
This was a huge moment for me. Not only do I feel like a real critic for publicly ripping an Adam Sandler movie, but I got to share some air time with a huge star — no, not Michelle Davidson — but Toothless from “How to Train Your Dragon” movie fame.
Check out my latest appearance on Kansas City Live!, where I review “X-Men Days of Future Past”, “Blended”, and “Chef”. Be sure to stick around for the whole video not only to see Toothless on the KCL set, but also to see me wearing a way-too-small viking helmet.
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