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SPIRAL (2020): New Trailer From Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella…

Spiral (2020), Max Minghella, Chris Rock, Lionsgate Movies
Spiral (2020), Max Minghella, Chris Rock, Lionsgate Movies

Spiral is a new horror / mystery that has Chris Rock as Detective Banks. Banks and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation, but soon at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; additional key cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Marisol Nichols, Zoie Palmer, Dan Petronijevic…

I just got the heebie jeebies as I imagined what on earth could possibly lead me to decide to slice my own arm off. The answer came quickly. Especially as I first thought that Rock’s character was in a subway underground setting. All I’d need in that situation is to see one rat, then two inching towards me. That’s if I don’t pass out from the shock and disgust of such a nightmare predicament first.

I can’t quite tell if Jackson’s character is supposed to be the bad guy. It would certainly be intriguing if he were.

Nazneen Contractor, Morgan David Jones, Edie Inksetter, K.C. Collins, Josh Stolberg, Ali Johnson Brian Cook, Leila Leigh and Christopher Tai also star.

Spiral Release Dates: May 21st, 2021 (US)…

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THE WEEK OF (2018): It’s…

The Week Of (2018), Allison Strong, Adam Sandler, Rachel Dratch
The Week Of (2018), Allison Strong, Adam Sandler, Rachel Dratch

I tried. I really tried to stick it out with The Week Of but I’m afraid I had to bail.

The one thing I enjoyed about the forty five minutes I could actually sit through is the opening music. The music gave me hope which unfortunately turned out to be misplaced.

The portion of the film I managed to sit through felt very much like one of the early, very early rehearsals before any of the delivery was polished enough for public consumption. The storytelling, editing, pacing and jokes all left me with plenty to be desired.  Maybe I’ve seen too many well delivered jokes in my film viewing experience, that none of the cliches are funny any more, especially when not executed well.

One of the most annoying things in a film or comedy is when a joke is dragged out for too long. There were a few moments there, where I thought, ‘we get the intended joke. Please cut this annoying scene already and move on’.

There’s one particular actor who really over did it with her performance to disastrously unfunny proportions. However, of all the sins this film committed, the worst of it may be that it made a handful of usually effective comedy actors look pretty bad and unskilled; Rachel Dratch being one example.

I think it’s time I accept that Sandler’s best work may well be far behind him. The Week Of is absolutely at the very bottom of all the Adam Sandler movies I’ve ever seen. It’s also the only one I couldn’t sit through to the very end.

Watch it ONLY if you absolutely must. Otherwise go watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Instead.

Happy Film Loving

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THE WEEK OF (2018): New Trailer From Adam Sandler, Chris Rock Steve Buscemi…

The Week Of (2018), Chris Rock, Adam Sandler
The Week Of (2018), Chris Rock, Adam Sandler

The Week Of is a new Robert Smigel directed comedy where Adam Sandler and Chris Rock play parents of a soon-to-be married couple.

Also starring Steve Buscemi, we join the parents as they make the final preparations for the looming wedding ceremony…

I’m in because I love Rock, enjoy Sandler and adore being a guest at weddings. How could one not watch, really? I also rather appreciated seeing the punch line for the joke about the air- conditioning coming. It landed well, if I say so myself.

Rob Morgan, Rachel Dratch, Scott Cohen, Rob Morgan, Melanie Nicholls-King and Roland Buck III make up some of the key additional cast.

The Week Of Release Dates: April 27th, 2018 (US)…

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