Synopsis: While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down.
Release Date: June 15, 2012
Thoughts: Maybe if enough people watch this trailer the movie will get better…like a dying Tinkerbell if we just clap there might be a chance that the movie gods will wave their wand and create a decent comedy. As that will never happen…expect this one to make a lot of money and get horrible reviews (like nearly ever Adam Sandler movie). It’s at this point where someone needs to step up and say “Enough is enough…no more movies for Sandler.” Samberg is a close second for most annoying presence in a film…I sure hope Sandler passes the torch to Samberg and that the torch is soon snuffed. What a waste of film…and of blog space!
Synopsis: An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Thoughts: Jane Fonda has been largely absent from the screen in the last two decades as she focuses on being an advocate for women’s health and works for various charities. I’m sure there is a good reason for her signing on to director Bruce Beresford’s been-there-done-that style family dramedy but I’m having a hard time buying her in that bad wig and hippy-dippy vibe. Also…didn’t she make this movie already and wasn’t it called Georgia Rule? Beresford has directed some decent films in his day but his work of late has a dull pallor that doesn’t speak to his talents. Catherine Keener too could do a role like this in her sleep. Why are all these talented people in such an ordinary looking movie? The fact it has sat on the shelf for almost a year doesn’t bode well.