Screen Junkies » columbia http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:33:55 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Adam Sandler To Star In And Write ‘Candy Land’ Movie, Because F*ck You, That’s Why http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-to-star-in-and-write-candy-land-movie-because-fck-you-thats-why/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-to-star-in-and-write-candy-land-movie-because-fck-you-thats-why/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:31:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244178 Adam Sandler sucks. That's it. That's my excerpt.

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My hope is that Adam Sandler is conducting some sort of Kaufmanesque social experiment, but I think we all know he’s just got really bad taste in films.

Columbia Pictures has announced that they are taking a stab at a film adaptation of the beloved (does that word mean anything anymore?) board game, with Sandler attached to star, and the wretched Happy Madison banner producing.

I was holding out hope that Candyland would serve as a canvas for baroque production design and artful direction. The director selection (the dude who did Enchanted) elicits a profound “gunh!” from me, and the Sandler news brought nothing but a single solitary tear. Rather than getting those things I was hoping for, I will get Princess Lolly sounding like Sandler’s Jewish Grandmother character, and the Gingerbread People will be Sandler’s buddies that he keeps working with no matter how much they detract from a film.

I’m looking for a silver lining here, and I guess that it’s this: I don’t have to see this film and neither do you.

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‘Flatliners’ Was Apparently Just Begging For A Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/flatliners-was-apparently-just-begging-for-a-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/flatliners-was-apparently-just-begging-for-a-remake/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:32:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226133 It's not zombies, but it is dead people coming back to life. Wait. How is that not zombies?

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The 1990 bratpack showcase Flatliners has been grabbed by Columbia Pictures and will be squeezed and loved by the studio, much as Lenny squeezed and loved the rabbit in Of Mice and Men. The original starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, so it’s pretty obvious that the new one will star Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lawrence, Alex Pettyfer, Penn Badgely, and…Oliver Platt.

The film focuses on a reckless medical student who conducts an experiment on his friends, “killing” them, then bringing them back to life shortly thereafter. However, after a while, they realize that they’re bringing back company from the other side.

The studio is getting Source Code writer Ben Ripley to write the screenplay. While no director or cast has been announced, a producer of the original, Laurence Mark, is back for round two on the remake.

It’s an innocuous enough film that’s got a premise that’s more interesting than much of the stuff coming out today, remake, or not. But will it take the audience on a journey the same way Battleship or Transformers 3 did? Only time will tell.

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