March 23, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST
March 23, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST
I did too...I might actually like this one...
March 23, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST
I can't think of a single performance of Cheadle's that wasn't quality. And I haven't even seen Hotel Rwanda yet. And yet, I've heard this was a bad movie. What to believe?
March 23, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST
don't go all Belushi on us, Don't Murray out. We want fart jokes. Silly hannuaka lunch lady man!
March 23, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST
I am not an Adam Sandler hater, although not particularly a fan either, and Cheadle is a perfectly good actor, but having seen the previews, and now reading this review confirming my impressions of it... I'm sorry, but this looks fucking boring. <p> I don't care about New York City, I don't care about Bruce Springsteen, and I don't care about wealthy professional men wth complicated longstanding friendships and 9/11 angst. Sorry. This ol' Southern Boy is stayin' home.
March 23, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Between this, and Punch Drunk Love, Sandler makes the most successful transition towards serious roles. Jim Carrey and Rob Schneider, take note.
March 23, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST
And a good review from Capone confirms my thoughts that this could really be great. Thanks!
March 23, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST
besides that: Sandler was already perfect in the wonderful Punch Drunk Love.
March 23, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST
get it? he looks like dylan with his hair?!?! aaaaahhhh...fuck off.
March 23, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST
Did they leave in the part where Sandlers wife comes back as a Cylon?
March 23, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST
by Darth Kosher
Whether you were going for Ironic, or Jackassity -- well, done.
March 23, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST
by CTU Mole
want to jump out of a fucking window afterwards. I'm sure it's good though.
March 23, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST
...because he certainly wouldn't have gotten a huge insurance settlement from the 9/11 victims' fund, or anything.
March 23, 2007, 2 p.m. CST
Sounds like someone needs some attention today. Good luck with that kiddo!
March 23, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST
Blankman was pure genius. When J5 fell down the stairs, it was cinematic gold
March 23, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST
All pop stars need to be summarily purged from this planet when they either A) use a 40 piece gospel choir to prop a creaky, tuneless piece o crap or B) turn 40 and still labor under the selfdelusion they are relevant to anything but mor "the music of your life" radio. Mr Springsteen - the furnaces have been lit and await you.
March 23, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST
are going to play up the 9/11 thing? i'm i the only one tired as hell about hearing about it? it happened, it was awful, we know already. let's move on. I mean it's not like the US hasn't ever invaded a country and killed it's people for a belief they had. I'm sorry it happened, but shit like that happens every day
March 23, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST
by Sigmar 25
And also what's up with all the Biggie Smalls banners, I think some ad demographer needs to be fired.
March 23, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST
by Kilgores Doubt
The original name was much better: "Empty City". And trust me, the movie has its flaws, but it far from a "Feel Good" movie. More like a "feel good you aren't him" movie.
March 23, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST
by Baron Karza
From his first album? That was great!
March 23, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST
LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! LIV TYLER AS A PSYCHIATRIST! Ahem, sorry, don't know what happened there. Were Tara Reid and Lindsay Lohan unavailable?
March 23, 2007, 3 p.m. CST
when Adam's character has to get uptown and the other dentist's Lexus is in the garage WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST FLY THE EAGLE!!!!
March 23, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST
this seems rather contrived, but not on purpose.
March 23, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST
.....equals whiny, shallow jackass whose only taste in his slack-jawed drooling mouth.
March 23, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST
this film doesn't delve into the truth about 9/11 and how it was all a big conspiracy in order to get precious oil money!
March 23, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST
in a film so far is when Freddy Heflin and Liz Randone had their little moment out in New Jersey....
March 23, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST
The cover for Love Reign O're Me is available for download now on Itunes-Its outstanding
March 23, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST
Hee hee. I don't know. Blankman gave me the giggles. "What's this?" "It's the lower half of a rollerblade" Goodtimes, goodtimes.
March 23, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST
by Bronx Cheer
the filmmakers a shortcut. They could just as easily have had the deaths occur because of a car accident, or yeti attack, but using 9/11 allows them to exploit a national tragedy. If it's been okay for Bush to exploit 9/11 to launch an illegal war and kill tens of thousands, then it's open season for Hollywood to do it as well. Myself, I'm waiting for the episode of "The Office" where the paper company realizes the huge business opportunity that 9/11 has created for paper manufacturers, because every time a new film gets made featuring the destruction of the Twin Towers, remember all that paper that was floating everywhere! The whole thing sucks, and what with news out today that some of the remains from the clean-up might have been used to fill potholes etc on NYC streets, I think it's safe to say that whatever was still sacred has been pissed on by Bush, by the idiot bureaucrats in NYC, and by those 9/11 Truth assholes. Newsflash: 9/11 happened because some assholes hijacked planes and crashed them in NYC and DC. If ANYONE thinks Bush and Cheney could have cooked up the scheme, all you have to do is take one look at how they bungled the attorney dismissals to realize they couldn't have put on a shadow puppet show without it being botched.
March 24, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST
Sorry but it did.
March 24, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST
by uss cygnus
1. Is mentally ill. 2. Is a traitor and should be shot for sedition and treason. 3. Does not deserve to continue to live. We live in a country where people like John Lennon and Bobby Kennedy take SIX bullets in the chest, and all of these Stalinist left sycophants continue to live and breathe. There is no justice. Semper Fi.
March 24, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
Things I liked about the movie: 1. There was no 9/11 flashback at the beginning of the movie. 2. Cheadle and Sandler's chemistry on screen was excellent. Things I didn't like: 1. Liv Tyler is not believable as a mental health professional. 2. The courtroom scene at the end was contrived although I appreciate that BJ Novak has the range to play exactly the same character as he does on The Office. I'd say this is a 3.5/5 star endevour.
March 24, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST
by Stringer Bell
You said "Anybody who even thinks 9-11 was an Inside Job is a traitor and should be shot for sedition and treason." Out of curiousity what is your definition of "sedition" and "treason"? I don't personally believe 9-11 was an inside job, but if I'm not mistaken people on the Pro-War front have been saying all along we're fighting for freedom. Well, unless I'm mistaken that includes the freedom to think whatever you want, no matter how batshit crazy it is. If you think people should be shot for just thinking something then you are in need of serious help. That goes against everything this country was founded on. Think before you speak, even if it is the anonymous internet and all...
March 24, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST
P.S. the Bush administration are treasonous American-killing slimebags who have sabotaged our nation's reputation and future and deserve impeachment, imprisonment and weeks-long waterboarding. After all it's a harmless practice, Cheney said so.
March 24, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST
by Stringer Bell
While we are probably on the same side of the political isle, talking about water boarding the President and Vice President only does the Left a disservice. Same rules apply for us as them. See above post. Maybe someday we can actually work together on the 80% or so consensus issues in this country instead of fighting over the 20% wedge issues.
March 24, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST
he seemed pretty hot and dylanish. i remember that the first time i saw it i wondered if there was a dylan biopic in the making i wasn*t aware of. anyway...either that, sandler's appealing appearance or whatever else made me anticipate this one. you know, that kind of indulgent anticipation, where, against all odds you still think it could be good. the review sounds really comforting. it's funny how "childlike, aggressive, violent, distraught, suicidal, patient and impatient, sometimes in the space of just a few minutes" just recall the wonderful punchdrunk love sandler... ahh how i loved that...