First look trailer of PIXELS

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens. Continue reading “First look trailer of PIXELS”

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Trailer

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2!  Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania…  Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp.  But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel.  And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!Continue reading “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Trailer”

The Interview Movie Review: Nothing Serious About It :)

I do have a soft spot for movies that make little sense, such as Jackass, Wild Wild West, most of Adam Sandler’s movies and of course the Transformers series! Then there are movies that make no sense…The Last Airbender, Pacific Rim, Battleship, Sex and the City and topping this list…The Twilight Series. The Interview falls somewhere in between these two lists.

The story is … uuhh…’unorthodox’? But I guess that would be like calling the World War as a small scuffle. Dave Skylark (James Franco) is the star of a cult celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight” where he interviews celebrities and finds out their deepest, darkest secrets revealing them on television, all in the name of ratings. Aaron Rapport (Seth Rogen) is his BFF and also the producer of the show. Years go by and we pick up the movie when they are celebrating their 1000th episode. It is then when reality strikes Aaron, who realizes that he isn’t doing any real journalism and his work is no different from watching a Kardashian do the stock market report.Continue reading “The Interview Movie Review: Nothing Serious About It :)”

In conversation with Frank Coraci -Director of Blended & The Wedding Singer

What was it like to direct Adam and Drew again, almost fifteen years later?

Frank Coraci-It was like getting the band back together. You always see those movies. “Get the band back together.” It was great, because Adam is a dear friend, Drew has been a dear friend. Been waiting for the right one. The Wedding Singer, we set the bar high. When we made it, we had no idea how the world was going to embrace it. It was a little movie. And it’s a great feeling when people always go, “Oh, I love Adam and Drew in The Wedding Singer.” So this script came along, and I was like, “This one feels like it’s different.” The Wedding Singer was young, innocent love, and now we’ve all lived our lives. Adam and Drew have had kids. “What can we bring to the table that’s different?” And this script had that challenge. It’s adults going through life, hardships. Widowed, divorced. All the things that happen. Kids, without the other parent. And this one felt great. So when the idea to put them back together came up, I thought, “This is going to be really fun. And this is the one, because this is the right time to do this.” And the two of them brought so much to the table. Now that they know each other so well, they’re sort of comedically fearless. And it was fun, because they got to go toe-to-toe, ripping on each other. But no matter what, when you have Adam and Drew together, there’s always this undertow of sweetness that has to come through. So it was exciting, it was fun, it was nostalgic. It was all the things you want it to be. It really felt– It felt like family.Continue reading “In conversation with Frank Coraci -Director of Blended & The Wedding Singer”

Punch-Drunk Love : Character arc of Barry Egan

This is not a review of Punch-Drunk Love, but an articulation of the character arc of Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) in the film. This write-up also became a quest to understand the character more truly, deeply and clearly.None of the reviews that I read fully understood the premise and the character of Adam Sandler in the film Punch-Drunk Love. So I just felt like articulating what’s the whole thing actually about. So here it goes. (Major Spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen Punch-Drunk Love, refrain from reading further. But please be sure to watch it, and then read the following)Continue reading “Punch-Drunk Love : Character arc of Barry Egan”