Screen Junkies » just go with it http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 The Most Tolerable Romantic Comedies Of 2011 (Based Almost Solely On Speculaton) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-most-tolerable-romantic-comedies-of-2011-based-almost-solely-on-speculaton/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-most-tolerable-romantic-comedies-of-2011-based-almost-solely-on-speculaton/#comments Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:09:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239512 It's sort of like ranking genocides in terms of how fun they were. It just doesn't feel right.

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2011 one was a truly remarkable year for romantic comedies. Just kidding. There’s never anything remarkable about romantic comedies. They’re always trite and familiar, save for the odd standout. With a field of only ten or so rom-coms to choose from, I decided to rank them. The (sort of) tricky part is that I haven’t seen most of them, and Screen Junkies doesn’t pay me enough to watch six of these things for an article. I’m pretty sure Google couldn’t pay me enough to watch six of these things.

Anyway, I use intuition and a cynical outlook to go ahead and rank them anyway.

Merry Christmas. Not Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas.

9. Just Go With It

I managed to catch about 15 minutes of this film without sound because the person on a Virgin flight in the row in front of me was watching it. Not only did I dislike the film, but I was tempted to ask Virgin for a fare refund or future credit for putting that piece of crap in my eyeline.

Adam Sandler is a plastic surgeon courting Brooklyn Decker. He tells some needlessly complex lie about being married that would only occur in a romantic comedy, then hatches some scheme to have Jennifer Aniston pretend to be his wife while a whole mess of people go to Hawaii where the shit presumably hits the fan.

I’m comfortable putting this in last place if only for the trite title and premise that Brooklyn Decker would date this schlub anywhere but in a romantic comedy.

8. No Strings Attached/Friends With Benefits

I’m lumping these together because I don’t see what the difference could be. Each film features a star of Black Swan (Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis) trying to be fuck buddies with two guys who seem nice, but I wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with (Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake). I saw Friends with Benefits, and it includes a rap scene set to Kriss Kross’ “Jump” and several nods to flash mobs. I have no reason to believe that No Strings Attached is any different or better.

In case you were wondering what male actors I WOULD like to be stuck in an elevator with: Charlie Day, Louie CK, Patrick Warburton, and the kid that plays Joffrey on Game of Thrones.

7. From Prada to Nada

This isn’t even my favorite romantic comedy with “Prada” in the title. It stars Alexa Vega, Camille Belle, Wilmer Valderrama. I don’t know anything about any of these actors other than their names all sound like diseases. In this film, two spoiled Mexican sisters lose everything and have to live in the ghetto where they find love, gain perspective, realize the hollowness of materialism, etc.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Show Me The Bieber (No, Says America)! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-show-me-the-bieber-no-says-america/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-show-me-the-bieber-no-says-america/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:46:40 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26674 This weekend was a chance for messianic pop star Justin Bieber to show he reigns supreme not just on Twitter, but where it counts: At the box office.

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This weekend was a chance for messianic pop star Justin Bieber to show he reigns supreme not just on Twitter, but where it counts: A the box office. But, alas, it looks like Bieber will need to get cast as Robin in order to get a number 1 slot, since his Never Say Never‘s $30.3 million wasn’t enough to overthrow Adam Sandler’s laziness in Just Go With It‘s $31 million. I predict both Adam Sandler and (after the Grammys) Esperanza Spalding to be found gnawed apart by hordes of teenage girls. It happened to Fatty Arbuckle, look it up.

Outside the top 2, we have this week’s “Can that possibly be a real title?” with Gnomeo and Juliet, which grossed $25.5 million for a number 3 spot. After that is something called The Eagle, which I gotta admit I’d never heard of. Apparently I wasn’t alone, since it only grossed $8.6 million. (via boxofficemojo.com)

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Jessica Andres http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jessica-andres/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jessica-andres/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:01:05 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=26394 Jessica Andres was originally slated to appear in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but all her scenes were cut just before the film hit theatres. As it turned out, that was probably a good thing.

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Jessica Andres was originally slated to appear in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but all her scenes were cut just before the film hit theatres. As it turned out, that was probably a good thing. M. Night Shamylan‘s brief foray into the world of twist-free action adventures flicks was a total flop, and Andres managed to escape unharmed. Now she’s making her way back toward the big screen, appearing (momentarily) in Just Go With It, and working on the films Sugar and Into the Darkness.

A word from Jessica: “Initially, I hated New York. I felt like a very small-town girl, a fish-out-of-water type thing. I spent all my savings on cab money in about a month.”

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Review: Just Go With It http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-just-go-with-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-just-go-with-it/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:44:37 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26342 Just Go With It isn’t nearly as bad as Grown-Ups. Just Go With It is just stupid. It’s not mean or hateful.

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Just Go With It isn’t nearly as bad as Grown-Ups. Just Go With It is just stupid. It’s not mean or hateful. If it weren’t my job to evaluate it, I wouldn’t really care, but here we are so this is why Just Go With It sucks a little less than Grown-Ups.

Daniel Macabee (Adam Sandler) is a player using the sympathy card when he tells the ladies about his abusive wife. And he’s a plastic surgeon so he has access to lots of hotties. He thinks Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) is actually the right girl for him, but now he’s got to convince her he’s getting divorced, because she’s no home wrecker.

Danny gets his assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to play the ex-wife, but she answers a call from her kids in front of Palmer, so now he’s got to pretend the kids are his. Forget about why Palmer is okay with all this. It’s a bit too soon for any of this to be an issue if you ask me. I mean, meeting the kids on the third date?

Luckily, Katherine’s daughter Maggie (Bailee Madison) is an aspiring actor, so she and Michael (Griffin Gluck) play along. Basically, the whole movie is about bad improv, as an excuse to justify bad improv. If you find liars fumbling for answers funny, then this is the movie for you. Personally, if it’s not Jon Lovitz, I’m not interested. Yeah, I said it.

The easy plastic surgery jokes are lame. They reference “Californication,” Saw and Avatar to show they’re paying attention. They dip into erectile dysfunction and irritable bowel syndrome in act one, and Sandler does 3-4 riffs on the price of shoes in a single scene. When Katherine’s college rival Devlin (Nicole Kidman!) shows up, it’s just embarrassing. I know she thinks she’s appealing to the populist audiences with something like this, but she should at least hold out for a Fockers movie.

Of course, it’s a total shock when Katherine dresses up hot, because you could never tell she’s attractive when she wears T-shirts and sweaters. I mean, my God, she wears glasses! Ugh, glasses, how awful.

You end up realizing halfway through that Sandler just wanted to go back to Hawaii again. They even set that up from the start. I should have caught on. Come on, you already shot a movie there. Go on your own time. There’s actually a hula dance off at the end.

At an hour and 45 minutes, the movie is way too long for this premise. You’ve got to be able to bring this sort of thing in under 90. The first thing they could cut is the awful prologue about Daniel’s cheating fiancé and he Jersey Shore friends and the Maccabee family’s big prosthetic noses. The wedding ring schtick doesn’t need an explanation. It’s just something he does until he meets the right girl.

I’m most disappointed that the trailers make this out to be a much darker, funnier premise. I thought it was supposed to be about Sandler killing off his fake kids for sympathy. The TV spots show the one scene where he announces his plan to make the fake kids disappear. That’s false advertising.

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Rachel Specter http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rachel-specter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rachel-specter/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:04:37 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=26116 Known primarily for her commercial work, Rachel Specter is taking another stab at the big screen with an appearance in Adam Sandler's latest offering, Just Go With It.

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Known primarily for her commercial work, Rachel Specter is taking another stab at the big screen with an appearance in Adam Sandler‘s latest offering, Just Go With It. Before that, Specter was the face of RGX bodyspray, starring in a series of commercials in which she suggested that men could sleep with women like her if only they used RGX. Personally, I’m a bigger fan of the Old Spice Odor Blocker commercials, in which it is suggested that I could be an African American action hero capable of destroying a buiding with a single roundhouse kick if only I used Old Spice.

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Exclusive Interview: Sandler & Aniston Defend Pick-Up Tactics, Give Plastic Surgery Tips http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/exclusive-interview-sandler-aniston-defend-pick-up-tactics-kostas-thin-lips/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/exclusive-interview-sandler-aniston-defend-pick-up-tactics-kostas-thin-lips/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:05:24 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=25954 In this installment of Thinking Out Loud, Michael Kosta sits down and not so silently comments on his interview with Sandler & Aniston.

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In this new Thinking Out Loud, Michael Kosta sits down and not so silently comments on his interview with Sandler & Aniston. The Just Go With It co-stars aren’t in agreement about Kosta getting collagen injections. In fact, Sandler pushes the issue a little too hard.

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Brooklyn Decker http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/brooklyn-decker/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/brooklyn-decker/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:00:22 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=25204 Here's something you may not have known: Brooklyn Decker looks good in a bikini.

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Here’s something you may not have known: Brooklyn Decker looks good in a bikini. What’s more, she seems to wear a bikini pretty much all the time, assuming of course that her magazine spreads are a good indication of her day-to-day fashion choices. It might just be that these magazines request that she wear a bikini for such photo shoots, and that Brooklyn Decker does indeed own a wardrobe consisting of more than just swimwear and lingere, but I’m going to assume that that’s not the case. No, this is a girl who has been wearing nothing but bikinis and underwear for at least the last three years. Oh and guess what she’ll be wearing when she appears in Just Go With It, a movie that appears to take place entirely at a beach. Yup, bikinis.

A word from Brooklyn: “When I was 10, I thought I would be the first lady president, and then on the side I would be an actress, and on the weekends a veterinarian. That was my plan. So, yeah, I had high hopes.”

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Just Go With It http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/just-go-with-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/just-go-with-it/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:37:15 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8500 Director: Dennis Dugan Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker Synopsis: A man enlists the help of a woman and her kids to land the woman of his...

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Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker

Synopsis: A man enlists the help of a woman and her kids to land the woman of his dreams.

Release Date: February 11, 2011

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Movie Poster Round-Up: ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘Just Go With It’, and ‘I Am Number Four’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-poster-round-up-the-adjustment-bureau-just-go-with-it-and-i-am-number-four/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-poster-round-up-the-adjustment-bureau-just-go-with-it-and-i-am-number-four/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:25:43 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9477 Yee-haw, lil' doggies! A herd a posters have hit the Inernetz over the past couple-a days so we brought in Whiplash to round 'em all up fer yas. I think you'lls all agrees that Photoshop does not a good one-sheet make, er somethin'.

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Yee-haw, lil’ doggies! A herd a posters have hit the Inernetz over the past couple-a days so we brought in Whiplash to round ‘em all up fer yas. I think you’lls all agrees that Photoshop does not a good one-sheet make, er somethin’. Let’s get a move on!

Like the trailer for the film, I’m just going with it. Why fight it, really? Awful beach background. A fist bump. None of it matters. If Adam Sandler still makes you laugh, you’ll see this movie. But poor Jennifer Aniston. She used to have so much promise. Why won’t a nice man marry her already and give her a baby? (JoBlo)

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt were running away from a looming green screen until the Universal marketing department decided they wanted them to run away from a giant Terrence Stamp shadow. No wait, two! TWO giant Terrence Stamp shadows! If this movie doesn’t deliver on superfluous Terrence Stamp shadows I’m going to be extremely disappointed. (Collider)

Alex Pettyfer plays an alien, or Ryu from Street Fighter, in this DJ Caruso-directed film. When the whoevers or whatevers come to kill him they’re going to get a big surprise. Blue Gak to the face, or a dose of human emotion from an alien life form that will give them pause. (Collider)

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Adam Sandler Assaults Kid In ‘Just Go With It’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/adam-sandler-assaults-kid-in-just-go-with-it-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/adam-sandler-assaults-kid-in-just-go-with-it-trailer/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:14:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=6933 Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for Adam Sandler's latest, Just Go With It. It's funny how that title encapsulates pretty much what I do with all of Sandler's movies now, because it's so exhausting to fight it anymore.

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Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for Adam Sandler’s latest, Just Go With It. It’s funny how that title encapsulates pretty much what I do with all of Sandler’s movies now, because it’s so exhausting to fight it anymore.

Sandler plays a guy who gets girls by wearing a wedding ring and telling them that his wife is awful to him. Then he meets a girl (Brooklyn Decker) without the ring, but she finds the ring and is all like, “WTF?” So Sandler gets his frumpy (but not really) best friend, played by Jennifer Aniston, to pretend she’s his ex-wife, only to realize that she turns hot when she wears her hair down. Then some kid puts his face on Sandler’s weiner. I’m sure there’s more to it, but not much.

Just Go With It hits theaters February 11, 2011.

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