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2 Movies 1 Moment Battle: A Very Bad Kid

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Director: Mel Stuart   Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Summary: Five incredibly lucky children, including Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) who is very sweet and kind but also very poor, find themselves in possession of the coveted Golden Ticket which grants them a tour of an amazing and mysterious chocolate factory by the enigmatic owner, Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). 1,178 more words

Z: The Films

Just Go with It (2011)

*1/2 out of *****

As a prerequisite, let me state that I’m not a Sandler hater. In fact, there are plenty of his films that I grew up with and support 100% without any sarcasm intended. 158 more words


Chasing the Shadows of the 80s - Shadow Chasers

I know I’ve been largely quiet of late, which means I haven’t chugged through the patron-inspired posts as quickly as I’d hoped. For that, I am sorry. 1,371 more words

Patron Posts

Big Daddy (1999)

Dennis Dugan directs Big Daddy, a particularly mean-spirited Adam Sandler vehicle that really is quite shameless. This 1999 comedy is among Sandler’s most mawkish outings, toying with the idea of the “adorable” child being raised by the protagonist’s rage-filled archetype. 661 more words


Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Grown Ups 2 (2013)


Dennis Dugan


Adam Sandler

Kevin James

Chris Rock

David Spade

Salma Hayek


After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. 55 more words

Movie Reviews

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Adam Sandler’s fans often cite his “early work” as being more indicative of his comic genius. Among the films listed as his very best is… 663 more words


Norman...Is That You? (1976)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 4 out of 10

4-Word Review: Gay son comes out.

Ben (Redd Foxx) travels to L.A. to visit his son Norman (Michael Warren) after his wife Beatrice (Pearl Bailey) leaves him for his brother. 445 more words