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December 29, 2010 / TerranceTheTrailerTrasher

Sandler Gets Restless In A Monte Carlo Time Loop

Sandler in drag. Pop tarts go to Paris. Willis goes back to the time machine. Van Sant loses his release date. Here’s what I think of four movies Hollywood has in store for us.

JACK AND JILLAdam Sandler plays Jack, who’s trying to get Al Pacino to do a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, but Pacino, who plays himself, falls in love with Jack’s identical twin sister, who’s played by Sandler. Also starring Dana Carvey and Shaquille O’Neal.

@ – First of all, if they’re different genders, they are not identical twins. Second of all, how much is Dunkin’ Donuts paying to have their commercial incorporated into the movie? I wouldn’t mind so much, but there aren’t any Dunkin’ Donuts in my state. I gotta watch Adam Sandler play a dual role and probably kiss Al Pacino while I get a subliminal craving for a donut I won’t ever be able to go out and buy after the movie? Not my idea of a good time.

MONTE CARLOKatie Cassidy and Selena Gomez go to Paris where one of them is mistaken for a British heiress and they end up going on a dream vacation to Monte Carlo. Nicole Kidman is one of the producers.

@ – It isn’t that I don’t like Cassidy or Gomez or movies targeted at twelve-year-old girls. This premise, besides being ludicrous and uncompelling, has no conflict. They’re either not trying to tell a story or they don’t know how to. They’re clearly only interested in selling Selena Gomez records. Maybe Katie’s dad will do a cameo and record a duet with Selena.

RESTLESSMia Wasikowska (ALICE IN WONDERLAND) stars as a terminally ill teenager who falls for a boy who likes attending funerals. Directed by Gus Van Sant, the film is finished and was scheduled to be released January 28, but Sony has removed it from its release calendar.

@@ – The logline has potential with its quirky marriage of love and death. Wasikowska was great in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. Van Sant usually does great work when he’s making bigger movies like MILK, GOOD WILL HUNTING and TO DIE FOR. But the thing that worries me is when he does his awful, more experimental, smaller projects like GERRY, ELEPHANT and MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO. The dearth of major names and the studio’s loss of faith tells me this is more likely to fall into the latter, more “artsy” category.

LOOPER – Time travel thriller in which a group of killers sends the bodies of their victims back in time. From writer/director Rian Johnson (THE BROTHERS BLOOM) and starring Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and possibly Paul Dano. Starts shooting in 2011 in Louisiana.

@@@@ – I’m a sucker for time travel movies. This is a unique variation on the theme. And Bruce Willis was a pretty good time traveler in 12 MONKEYS. I’m sold.

Friday I’ll wrap up 2010 with a look back at a few movies that failed to live up to or exceeded the expectations set by their trailers.

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  1. Arief / Dec 29 2010 12:22 pm

    American film sucks….

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