The next movie from Sony Pictures Animation is Hotel Transylvania, and Adam Sandler is Dracula. Here’s a nice and tidy synopsis:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters — Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more — to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem — but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
The talented voice cast includes Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Koechner, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, and David Spade. Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of popular animated TV series like Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and most recently Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is directing. Hotel Transylvania hits theatres in 3D on September 28.
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Comedy legend Adam Sandler’s got a new movie coming out called Jack and Jill and in it he plays both the male and female protagonists. I have to say that I am a big fan of almost all of Sandler’s work, but this just looks like a load of crap. I think I’d rather watch the faux flick Re-Do that was featured in Funny People (remember it’s the one where Sandler’s head is CGIed onto a baby’s body). Join George C. Scott (as General Patton in Patton) in the video above as he tries his darndest to make it through a viewing of the horrendous trailer.
Super gorgeous model Brooklyn Decker–who showed off her bodacious curves on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustration swimsuit edition–stars alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming Happy Madison production Just Go With It. The movie actually looks pretty funny, but that’s not why I’ll be going to the theatre to see it. Time code 0:33 is precisely why. It opens February 11, 2011.
Funny People is Judd Apatow’s third film as director. It is a detour from the hilarious “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” Although Funny People is a comedy on the surface, this film is very much a drama at its core. So, let’s call it a ‘dramedy.’ Without giving much of the plot away I will scratch the comedic surface and touch upon the dramatic core. Funny People starts on a rather depressing note when we find out that Adam Sandler’s character is dying from a rare disease. The movie follows a young comedian (played by Seth Rogen) who is striving to find success and Sandler’s character, an aging yet still entertaining stand-up comedian. When the latter character finds out that he is dying, he enters a depressive state, one that follows him throughout almost the entire movie. His love interest is played by Leslie Mann (Judd Apatow’s real-life wife), who had left him ten years prior and now has a family with a husband (Eric Bana) and two children (who are played by Judd and Leslie’s real-life children). All of these characters are funny in their own ways, and their interactions with each other bring out the comedy. However, it will be the dramatic theme of the film that will be remembered when you leave the theatre. Sandler’s portrayal as an aging, sick, and dying comedian and person is superb, and the way he responds to a certain bit of news about half-way through the movie provides for a lesson to be learned about life. In the end, Funny People is a movie more about life than comedy. Still, though, it is very funny. Go out and enjoy it, and learn that life and the people that care about you should not be taken for granted.