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Moriarty Channel-Surfs Adam Sandler's CLICK!

Published at: June 21, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST by staff

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

CLICK is probably going to make a nice chunk of change for Sony. It’s pretty much right down the middle in terms of content, and there are enough things that will work with audiences that word of mouth will be decent. Adam’s hardcore comedy audience will, oddly, feel less enthusiastic about the film, but the fans of 50 FIRST DATES and THE WEDDING SINGER are going to eat it up with a spoon.

It’s an artless movie, a pretty naked hack of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and no matter what the ads are selling you, it’s not a big dumb summer comedy. If it was, I think I’d probably like it more. Instead, it’s an unabashedly oversentimental cautionary story, pushing the oh-so-fashionable message that fathers who work a lot are bad people who deserve to be punished. Based on the trailers, I’m pretty sure that was the big theme of this year’s SHAGGY DOG remake, too, and it’s been pushed in about two dozen other “comedies” recently. Evidently, the message that the film industry (an industry that pushes people to live some pretty extraordinary hours for work purposes) really wants to promote is that working hard is a terrible thing, and you should really only worry about spending time with your kids. It’s like ambition suppressant in movie form, and it’s really starting to rub me the wrong way when I see the message hammered over and over in film after film.

I don’t want to be mean about it, though, because I think the message of the film came from a heartfelt place for Sandler. He lost his own father last year, and a big chunk of the last third of this movie deals with regret over things you did or didn’t say to a parent before they were gone. Sandler’s performance in this stretch of the film is sincere and he really seems to dredge up some deep emotions. That tearjerker tone is going to puzzle some of his most loyal fans. It’s really not like anything else he’s done in that respect.

CLICK starts out as a pretty typical Adam Sandler vehicle. He’s playing Adam Sandler pretty much, and he’s actually charming in a low-key way in the early scenes. He’s not playing this as an over-the-top cartoon character, but he’s also not playing a totally defanged version of himself. Basically, he’s a real guy reaching his mid-to-late-30s and suddenly realizing that he’s not quite who he expected to be. More than that, he’s still busting ass to become that person he always hoped he would be, and it’s starting to take its toll on him. There’s a little bit of that randomly violent meatball Sandler in this character, but you get the feeling that’s who he used to be, and anything left of that part of his personality is just his way of having a little bit of fun. There’s also that strange sort of surreal sense of humor that Sandler has always featured in his films, as in a scene where an unrecognizable Rob Schneider shows up as an Arab prince, or in some of the scenes involving Christopher Walken as Morty, the guy who gives Adam the plot device... er, universal remote... that sets the movie in motion in the first place.

Adam Sandler and a seemingly-foolproof high concept aren’t enough, though. This movie isn’t executed with anything like the brain-bending wit of Charlie Kaufman, but you can tell it would love to be. When Adam first meets Walken, there’s a giddy pleasure to the way Walken hands over this incredible magical tool. He’s playing with the audience as much as his character is playing with Sandler. Walken explains the rules of the remote, and one of the biggest mistakes is how they set up this pretty remarkable ability to step into any moment of your life and then they barely use it. Basically, your life has a DVD-style menu that this remote calls up, and you can go chapter by chapter or scan or play audio commentary (provided by a fairly funny cameo) if you want. And that’s a moderately funny idea. But instead of exploring all the possible bends and twists in that concept, like GROUNDHOG DAY, this gets hooked on one or two ideas, and it spends a lot of energy considering how little ground it actually covers. I’m not a big fan of resetting things at the end of the film, so that nothing we watch really matters. It just feels like a cop-out, and it happens here too, even if they try to wink at you and have it both ways. That actually makes it worse.

The script is by Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe. O’Keefe’s got solid sitcom credentials, having been a NEWSRADIO writer, while Koren cut his teeth on SEINFELD, along with features like A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY and SUPERSTAR. They teamed up on BRUCE ALMIGHTY, and many of the things I didn’t like about that film show up here, too, making me think that it’s got to be these guys where the problems originate. I’m just not a fan of what they do with these high-concepts they keep developing. There’s something potent in the basic concept of CLICK, but the film misses the mark almost completely. It’s not fun, and that’s where the audience may well lose patience with it. The trailers are selling the comedy, and that’s just not the film that they made.

There are other issues, though, beyond the screenplay. Frank Coraci is obviously a great friend to Adam Sandler, and the two of them must have a great time together on-set. They’ve made two pretty big hits together, right in a row, with THE WEDDING SINGER and THE WATERBOY, but those were a full eight years ago now. CLICK’s their first time working together since then, and it really doesn’t do Sandler any favors. He’s worked with Paul Thomas Anderson and James L. Brooks in the time since he last made a film with Coraci, and it seems to me that Sandler should be chasing projects that are set up with real directors. Coraci just seems adequate, no matter what he’s shooting. He also botches some pretty important things, like shooting Rick Baker’s various make-up effects.

Which brings me to the most painful paragraph of this whole review. This is hands-down the worst looking movie that Rick Baker has ever worked on. I don’t know if his heart wasn’t in his work or if Coraci just doesn’t know how to shoot it or what the problem is, but there’s make-up done on Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner to make them look younger as well as older at different times in the film, and the younger make-ups don’t work at all. In fact, they’re really freaky, with skin that doesn’t look human... that doesn’t even look fully connected to the head. The old-age make-up, something Rick Baker should be able to do in his sleep, is probably the worst since MR. SATURDAY NIGHT. None of it looks real. Add to that the cheesy plastic production design by Perry Andelin Blake, especially for the last third, where CLICK becomes a futuristic SF film, and the film really is one of the least visually acute films I’ve seen recently.

As I said, the theme of CLICK is about using your time wisely. It’s about setting priorities. This summer, that’s certainly true with movies coming out and competing for your dollar. The question you have to ask yourself is, “If I’m prioritizing my life and making the most of every moment, is CLICK really how I want to spend two hours now that I’ve seen the preview for it?” Because honestly... I think you’ve seen the best parts of the film, such as they are. This is familiar ground, with little to distinguish it from anything that’s come before. Take that premonition for what it’s worth, and just call me the Ghost of Mediocre Movies Future.

I’ve got more stuff tomorrow, and I’ll be squeezing in my DVD reviews around a trip to the set of Judd Apatow’s KNOCKED UP and tomorrow night’s screening of PIRATES 2. Until then...

"Moriarty" out.





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  • June 21, 2006, 7:06 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    Innit?

  • June 21, 2006, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Too Soon!

    by spindude

    to be first

  • June 21, 2006, 7:07 a.m. CST

    You mother fucker

    by spindude

    I mean well played....

  • June 21, 2006, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Baker bashing

    by stlfilmwire

    I noticed that is popular now to cut down Baker. Is it really his fault? I don't know. Just curious.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:12 a.m. CST

    not surprised that this is a lackluster effort from AS

    by tripp5

    i think the last "sandler movie" i bothered to catch in theatres was punch drunk love. this high concept comedy stuff is for the birds...and the masses, i suppose.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Overrated

    by tHEmOOG

    Adam Sandler is overrated. Simply stated. In some parts of the country he's hated. Probably by girls he's dated. Soon his career will be faded. But for now he's simply overrated.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST

    The more I think about 50 First Dates

    by chrth

    The more I like the film. I didn't think anything would be able to top Wedding Singer for me. However, I do have a problem with films like this, so even though I fit into the "likes Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates" category, I'll give it a pass.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:19 a.m. CST

    word biutch

    by tHEmOOG

    I rap for listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies & prisoners

  • June 21, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I'm more of a Happy Gilmore man myself.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Violence and random surrealism. That's what I'm looking for in an Adam Sandler comedy.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Sandler needs to use that magik remote and

    by c4andmore

    rewind his career to when he was funny, oh wait, scratch that, he was never funny to begin with.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Actually, you know what film this sounds analogous to?

    by FluffyUnbound

    Kicking and Screaming. You know, where you sit there and say, "Wow, when they tone Wil Ferrell way down and add a sentimental family-oriented plot, you end up with a film that's not funny or fun." It sounds like this is the Adam Sandler version of that film.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I Hate Adam Sandler

    by pammybabe

    Anyone else feed up of films about well off middle class Americans with standards of living that put them in the top 5 percent of the worlds income bitching about how bad their life is because they worked too hard and didn't catch their kids stupid baseball game? Well boo-fucking-hoo. Try living in some shit poor third world country where you are expected to subsist on $20 dollars a month and then think how crappy your lives are you selfish pricks. Oh yes, and I hate Adam Sandler too.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Name one funny Sandler movie

    by Lone Fox

    Hell, I'd rather watch a Steve Martin flick. Sandler makes comedies for girls that guys have to sit through on a date so they can get some. Suckers. Just pay for it like the rest of us.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Same problems as Bruce Almighty?

    by zacdilone

    That's one of the funniest damn movies ever. So if Mori feels the same way about this, I can't wait to see it.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Love Sandman But he's Getting Lazy

    by Rex Manning

    I love Sandler but I am slowly growing impatient with his output. The Happy Madison stuff is getting lazier and lazier, if u take a look at his earlier stuff (Gilmore, Madison), okay it's cheap but it's fresh and wild and anarchic. Compared to say Deeds and Click they are high comedy water marks. I desperately don't want him to go the Eddie Murphy/Steve Martin route of losing his edge and just nose diving into the quagmire of easy money family crap (the minute he signs up with Shaun Levy I'm done)! Mike Myers is 10 times the talent but Adam has something that Mike can't learn or imitate - an undefinable likability, something you can't bottle. The same thing that Chevy Chase had back in the 'Shack and Fletch days. The fact that he recently got in Dennis Dugan to replace David Dobkin on his next project as Dobkin wanted to make a 'real' comedy and not a cookie-cutter Happy Madison film does not bode well. Save the Sandman before he turns into Robin Williams!

  • June 21, 2006, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Bravo Mori

    by exie

    My respect for you increases about 1000 percent and you do something here that Harry will never do. He doesn't have the balls to do this, plain and simple. For all of you who don't know, a guy by the name of Todd Garner produced Click and Mr. Garner also is the producer who bought one of Mori's earlier scripts (along with one of Harry's ideas as well). Negatively reviewing a Garner movie when you have written a Garner movie that he may or may not still be producing takes balls and I commend you. I don't know if you had any recent creative meetings with Garner's production company, but needless to say the father/son plot dynamic is their mantra and they think it's box office gold. Knowing that Click is going to make a boatload of cash who can argue with them...but there is something that seems so pre-programmed about the approach and in this day and age of movies, pre-programmed is exactly what we don't need.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:54 a.m. CST

    They should do a move based on Manera's "Click"

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'd go to see that.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Why can't he

    by yippee_ki_yay

    go back to eating subway and picking fights with game show hosts

  • June 21, 2006, 7:59 a.m. CST

    So, in other words,

    by beastie

    it might be worth a rent if someone else in your house wants to see it, but don't go out of your way. Is that about right? Seriously, Moriarty, your reviews are the ones I look foward to more than anyone elses.

  • June 21, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Swiped script idea?

    by droog

    There was a spec that went around a few years back called REMOTE that had almost the same premise, except it was handled remarkably well, with all sorts of crazy reality bending stuff (and Japanese hitmen) sandwiched in with the romance and comedy. Naturally, it didn't get made. Sure, a reality-controlling remote is not the most original idea, but I could certainly imagine someone hearing about it and saying "That'd make a great Sanlder vehicle... if we totally dumb it down!"

  • June 21, 2006, 8:02 a.m. CST

    CLICK WAS BEYOND HORRIBLE!! ONE OF THE WORSTof THE YEAR

    by MentallyMariah

    god this movie was awful, REPETITIVE and REDUNDANT! SAPPY, PREDICTABLE and pretty much sums what is the worst in a hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler! I really hated this movie with a passion and cannot recommend it to anyone! The moral about his life moving to fast, gotta slow down....Give me a fucking break! I hope this movie flops, it deserves it, what a waste of time and brain cells!

  • June 21, 2006, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah beastie, but...

    by abiggerboat

    ...when's he gonna put up his Superman Returns review up? Moriarty, where's you SR review mate?! I want to read his take on it.

  • June 21, 2006, 8:06 a.m. CST

    goddamn spelling...

    by abiggerboat

    ...I really must stop drinking at lunchtimes. Maybe then I'll write a whole post that makes sense!!!

  • June 21, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    weird

    by stvnhthr

    So it sounds like the film was too sentimental and not cynical enough for you Moriarty? I know Hollywood has slowly been moving toward mindless entertainment with no life lessons, but I always thought this reflected their values, not the audiences.

  • June 21, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    I like Adam Sandler...

    by brycemonkey

    not a lot, but just enough. I could tell from the plot outline that this would be utter shit. Add in the words 'sentimental' and 'cautionary tale' and that increases the shit fest tenfold! Good review BTW Mori, can't wait for the POTC2 stuff!

  • June 21, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by OurManInMontr

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0097252/ -and no, you wouldn't go to see it. Or you shouldn't. I did, and I was very much reminded of a time I had to stick my hand in a box, with a Gom Jabbar at my neck. Sounds like this "Click" will probably have a similar effect...

  • June 21, 2006, 8:25 a.m. CST

    DO NOT DISS KICKING & SCREAMING!!!!

    by tHEmOOG

    That movie was fucking funny! Greatest movie ever made!!

  • June 21, 2006, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I'm still confused....

    by www.valiens.com

    You mean to tell me Adam Sandler--THE Adam Sandler--made a bad film? Say it ain't so!

  • June 21, 2006, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Cameo?

    by KoozyK

    Who is the cameo doing the life commentary? Anyone??

  • June 21, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Adam Sandler = Chevy Chase

    by scratcher

    The king of bad career moves. Maybe he's setting it up so that Tanentino can rescue him in the WWII film. He had a monentary lapse of good taste with Punch Drunk Love, and then made a hasty retreat when his fan base didn't "get" it.

  • June 21, 2006, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Weird thing about Sandler

    by Barry Egan

    I have always found the sentimentality of Sandler films to be really strange, especially when you consider the essential meanness of his screen persona. In Big Daddy he is basically teaching that kid to be a total sociopath and late in the film we are supposed to feel sorry for him that the kid is (rightfully) being taken away. I'd like to see Sandler have the balls to make an R rated movie that is more in line with his comedy albums.

  • June 21, 2006, 8:58 a.m. CST

    "But Kate Beckinsale wouldn't make a..

    by Borgnine JR

    ...lousy movie, would she?" Of course she would Little Johnny, she's the Gold Standard of Lousiness.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST

    and at the end the batteries fall out, and he

    by durhay

    has to reenter his code to get it working again, but he can't find the manual that contains the code for every person on the planet. So he starts entering random numbers hoping to find the right combination.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I dig Adam........

    by supermonkey

    On many occasions I've found myself skipping to the mailbox chanting,"Nudie Magazine day, nudie magazine day". Or sitting in the tub saying,"No fool..conditioner is better". And The Wedding Singer is still one of those movies that, for me, if I come across it on t.v. I'll set the remote down and check it out. Is a lot of his work formulaic? Sure, but they're still fun. I'm looking forward to Click. Let the flaming commence......

  • June 21, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Hey Moriarty -

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Does Kate at least look like a million bucks in this "film"??? Cheers.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:35 a.m. CST

    The look.

    by Mooly

    Sandler movies always make money because they are always so cheaply made. Perhaps that affected the look of the shooting a bit? I don't know. ALl I know is that I had some hope for this movie breaking type. When I saw the first trailer and they show an old Sandler after the remote supposedly "breaks" I thought the ending would be more of the tear jerker where Sandler is forced to die early as he lives his final moments in fast forward, unable to appreciate anything because it all speeds by too fast. I guess Sandler still desperately goes for the sap that is least likley to offend the audience.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Terrible Review

    by Harker-Writes

    What's the point of writing a review if you don't even say what the movie is about? I'm sick of every review on this site being nothing more than empty nonsense either talking about their girlfriends, their favourite movies or their fanboy qualifications. If you're going to review a movie, then give some plot details, talk about the acting and tell us whether you liked it. Leave the other stuff for your ever so interesting biography.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST

    This movie will make a mint...

    by zacdilone

    For all you geeks saying that the "father needs to spend time with his kids" and the "life is too short slow down and enjoy it" themes are ass, you have no understanding of middle America. Those very themes are why this movie will be huge with the boomers and busters.

  • June 21, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Mori. I hate it when they rehash old movies.

    by MKiro

    Like...er....Race With The Devil.

  • June 21, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Sounds kinda like...

    by Ronald Raygun

    ..."Multiplicity". Interesting, high concept, sci-fi comedy idea that gets turned into a bland sitcom.

  • June 21, 2006, 11:09 a.m. CST

    was Will Smiff REALLY that busy that he passed?

    by HypeEndsHere

  • June 21, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    So...?

    by kronos6948

    So this wasn't a long film version of Murray in Videoland from Amazon Women on the Moon? I'm disappointed. Actually, I'm not.

  • June 21, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Not enough mention of just how smokin hot Beckinsale is

    by Lando Griffin

    *** Also I think Mr. Deeds and 8 Crazy Nights were the only Sandler films I didn't enjoy or didn't sit through. I do agree with other Sand fans though, the cute and cuddly route needs to take a backseat to the Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison style comedies of old.

  • June 21, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Best Sandler flick was Happy Gilmore. The end.

    by Tall_Boy

    that movie rules. Basically, his post-Waterboy outfit has been pretty weak overall in terms of comedy.

  • June 21, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    my favorite adam sandler moment....

    by jig98

    in big daddy at mickey d's with the kid from "suite life" "ok. what do you want?" cherrios" they dont have that here." lasagna" what the hell's the matter wit u?" we'll take some hotcakes, sausage...." sorry, breakfast is over" but, we are FOUR SECONDS LATE! " breakfast is over at 10:30" aw...HORSESHIT!!! {kid starts crying} "no!! i wasn't cussing at you" hey nice parenting" hey, are you my therapist?" TAKE A WALK! funny shit.

  • June 21, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Moriarty's review of Superman Returns

    by Turd Furgusen

    Does anyone know when this is going to happen? I tend to like and dislike the movies that he does.

  • June 21, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Moriarty - How could you not mention THE FERMATA?

    by Dannychico

    I thought you really liked that book, and the similarities between this new film and that book are pretty obvious. Say, what's happening with the adaptation of that?

  • June 21, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Last GREAT Sandler Film - LITTLE NICKY

    by LilOgre

    Yeah, I don't care what anyone says. It was a bomb but it should have been made for about $5 million. And it was the last time he was doing a really out there balls-to-the-wall comedy, instead of this sappy middle-aged apologetic Frank Capra rip-off crap. Don't get me wrong, he's still a favorite, I loved GRANDMA'S BOY, and I will be there for CLICK, but he has changed post LITTLE NICKY.

  • June 21, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hey, just because...

    by Ribbons

    ...a movie has an overworked dad character in it doesn't mean that it's somehow bad or unfunny. I'd take 'Elf,' say, over something like 'Nacho Libre' any day of the week. I can understand resenting the wagging finger if you are a working dad and feel like you're capable of juggling the responsibilities to your job and your son, and it's also one of those "lessons" nowadays that people mindlessly throw into their films to make them meaningful. But, at the same time, it doesn't seem that offensive and some people are genuinely concerned about that kind of thing. I imagine Sandler is; his films usually reflect where he's at in his life, to some extent. Just felt like I had to say that. ********************** Best "Sandler movie?" 'Anger Management,' IMO.

  • June 21, 2006, 4:01 p.m. CST

    It's not the overworked Dad subplot...

    by exie

    ...that is what's wrong with these paint by number comedies...it's that the producers and execs sit in rooms and actually say "we need an overworked Dad and a misunderstood kid in this movie to rope in the rubes in between both coasts". It's turning filmmaking into marketing. It's why movies suck. As long as they make money this will not change. Stories and comedies need to evolve naturally and if the storyteller doesn't want to tell the dad/son story, they shouldn't have to....comedy has become this sentimental sweet uplifting pat on the back...where are the comedies with balls. The comedies that show life how it is? They're out there or in some of the great writer's heads, but they stay locked in there when a good writer walks into a meeting where he's told to put a Dad/Son relationship in because history has proven movies with that device make money. It's like saying movies with monkeys and midgets are always a success, so find a way to put a monkey and a midget in the movie. And what made Elf wonderful was that it took the Dad/Kid subplot and lampooned it with some real brains--yeah, it had the sticky sweet heart in the end, but most of the time it was ridiculous and fun. I doubt we're getting that kind of ingenuity out of Click. By the by, there are most definitely at least 2 plants from Garner's production company in this thread. Get out of this talkback and back to your paint by numbers style of filmmaking fellas. We need much more pablum for the masses.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:22 p.m. CST

    No arguments there

    by Ribbons

    Like I said, it's usually done as a cheap way of conferring meaning onto the picture. Family comedies are in the same sad state as (American) animated films (and I'm seeing a pattern here...), where most of them have lessons -- or even just opinions in general -- thrown in as an afterthought. But a movie can be varying degrees of amusing in spite of that shrewd commercialism, is all I'm saying, and it's not like the lion's share of comedies "with teeth" that we're treated to these days are any less tiresome or contrived (or offensive). If I never see another rambling improv'ed scene between Paul Rudd and another actor, it'll be too soon. Anyway, I heard you say something about plants for some guy named Garner and I hope you're not referring to me and I'm not really sure what I did to elicit suspicion, but I'm not a plant.

  • June 22, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Harker-Writes

    by drew mcweeny

    You, sir, are a fucking shithead. There is not one line of biography in the entire review. Whatever you think you read, you didn't, and your complaint comes off as something you composed without even looking at the article above.

  • June 22, 2006, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Dannychico...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... you are right, of course, Nicholson Baker's THE FERMATA is a pretty fucking amazing novel about a guy who learns he has the ability to freeze the world. He can take as long as he wants in this frozen world... minutes, hours, years. And he uses it for some pretty nefarious sexual stuff in the book. Neil Gaiman tried adapting this for Robert Zemeckis as a film, and the resultant script was actually a pretty strong adaptation. It just wasn't commercial at all.

  • June 22, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Zemeckis?

    by Dannychico

    Wow. Well, the effects would sure look pretty, but I can't imagine him following up The Polar Express with such a graphically adult piece.

  • June 22, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST

    The Fermata - my fear

    by Dannychico

    I'm sure Hollywood will blow it and eventually contact Joe Ezterhas to do the screenplay.

  • June 22, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST

    How could this possibly be good considering how unfunny

    by minderbinder

    the trailer is??? So Mori's seeing pirates tonight? Make sure and get that review posted ASAP, I'm dying to hear about it.

  • June 22, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Jarv...

    by drew mcweeny

    I haven't seen SUPERMAN yet. I'll see it Saturday.

  • June 22, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Mori, just because you care more about ambition ....

    by Ringwearer9

    ... right now, don't take it out on the poor movie. So it made you feel guilty. Suck it up.

  • June 22, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Mori, are there actually any good movies this summer?

    by Orbots Commander

    Honest, not being facetious. Because this Summer is looking so far like a wasteland in terms of movies. I've been roped to go see one mediocrity and two turds already this summer: MI3, DAVINCI CODE, and X3. I don't feel like throwing more cash at bad and mediocre movies that I wouldn't even bother to catch on HBO.

  • June 23, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Adam Sandler = MC Hammer?

    by Spaceman Spliff

    Sandler's loyalty to his friends is his undoing. The man actually has talent, and he has the potential to make a decent movie, but the obligatory inclusion of the Happy Madison Players is really wearing me down. I liked "50 First Dates," for instance, but every scene with Rob Schneider was a comedic dud. (Same with the androgynous German and Tham Gamgee.) I have no problem with juvenile humor as long as it's actually FUNNY. But these guys just aren't. Sad.

  • June 24, 2006, 1:27 a.m. CST

    You got that right

    by MondoGundark

    >>They should do a move based on Manera&#39;s "Click"...by rev_skarekroe << The second I saw the preview for this film, I thought of that. Obviously, one of these guys read the original "Click" and tucked it away in the back of their brain. I foresee a lawsuit in this movie&#39;s future...