Friday, June 25, 2010

New Movie Friday!

Only a couple of movies dare to challenge the impressiveness of "Toy Story 3." I'll be interested to see how they fare.

"Grown Ups" - Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade
A bunch of old friends reunite 20+ years after their high school graduation and relive some of the good old days. I've come to the realization that I'm just always going to be an Adam Sandler fan. He does some terrible movies ("You Don't Mess with the Zohan," for example) and his brand of humor is usually immature, but I still appreciate what he's done and what I think he can do with each absurd movie. If nothing else Sandler is just a cool dude, a good guy who happens to be famous. I may not be there on opening weekend but I'm definitely in for a little SNL reunion.

"Knight and Day" - Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz
A mild mannered woman (Diaz) is sucked into the life of a hot shot spy (Cruise) who saves both of their lives on what was supposed to be his final mission. Much like Sandler, I can't help but like Cruise. He's a total nutcase, I know, but he's given us some great moments in film and on some level I want him to be relevant. The marketing campaign for this has been relentless (though it doesn't look like it will help much) and I find myself quietly interested in what's being sold here, even if it is a tired formula (remember "Killers" a couple of weeks ago?).

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