Tag Archives: Rob Schneider

Demolition Man

THE FUTURE ISN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF THEM.  In 2032, violent criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) is thawed from his cryogenic sleep for a parole hearing, but escapes; desperate for help, the police also thaw John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), Phoenix’s arch-nemesis, a cop sentenced for manslaughter. A futuristic action movie with a sense … Continue reading Demolition Man

Sandy Wexler

In 1994, fledgling Hollywood agent Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) finally finds a talent worth promoting, singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson)… but his lack of skills is a constant roadblock. A comedy loosely based on Sandler’s own colorful agent, Sandy Wernick, that plays out over several years. That’s one explanation for the massively bloated running time, … Continue reading Sandy Wexler

Judge Dredd

ONE MAN IS JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.  In the 2080s, most of mankind live in huge “Mega-Cities” where crime is rampant; Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) works as virtually a one-man army, serving as a cop, judge and executioner. The director’s first Hollywood movie disappointed fans of the original comic book. The action is well paced … Continue reading Judge Dredd

The Ridiculous 6

“White Knife” (Adam Sandler), who’s been raised by indians, goes on a quest to save his kidnapped father (Nick Nolte), and runs into one peculiar man after another who turn out to be his brothers… The first movie in a four-picture deal that Sandler made with Netflix was released straight to the streaming service. This … Continue reading The Ridiculous 6

Grown Ups

SOME GUYS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO MATURE. Five childhood buddies (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for their basketball coach’s funeral… and spend a tumultuous Fourth of July weekend with their wives and kids in a rented house. The Big Chill for the Sandler generation? As expected, all … Continue reading Grown Ups

Around the World in 80 Days

LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR. In 1872, inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) wagers that he can travel around the world in 80 days; he’s accompanied by his recently hired manservant (Jackie Chan) who has an agenda of his own. Another adaptation of the Jules Verne perennial, one that takes a lot of liberties but not in a … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Days

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

LATHER. RINSE. SAVE THE WORLD. The most skilled and deadly of Israel’s elite soldiers, Zohan (Adam Sandler), fakes his own death in order to make a new life for himself in New York as a professional hair stylist. Watching this film is frustrating. I laughed at several sequences; there’s funny ideas here, a cheerful silliness, … Continue reading You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

The Longest Yard

IF YOU CAN’T GET OUT, GET EVEN. Washed-up NFL pro Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) ends up in prison where he’s talked into coaching a team of other cons that will go up against a team of guards. This remake of the 1974 film has the original star, Burt Reynolds, as a fellow inmate; he’s fun … Continue reading The Longest Yard

Mr. Deeds

DON’T LET THE FANCY CLOTHES FOOL YOU. Friendly small-town pizzeria owner Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) inherits $40 billion and discovers that money attracts all kinds of dishonest people. This is a remake of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Frank Capra must be spinning badly in his grave. The filmmakers try to salute the … Continue reading Mr. Deeds

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

HE’S UP PAST HIS BEDTIME IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) family is ready for another vacation, but this time he gets lost in New York and runs into some familiar burglars… If I were a member of this family I’d think we were stuck in Groundhog Day; this is virtually a remake of … Continue reading Home Alone 2: Lost in New York