With Fatherâ€™s Day fast approaching, what better time to celebrate the firm, guiding hand of the man who once taught you how tie a Windsor knot, light a campfire and masturbate to pictures of your grandmother, leaving the used Kleenex for her to clean up? Or at least thatâ€™s what Sony Pictures apparently believes, as it unleashes the latest Adam Sandler offering on American filmgoers this weekend. […]
Spring is a time of rebirth and new life, and what institution better embodies a new life than marriage? Well, probably divorce. Either way, spring is in the air here at Movie Smackdown, and weâ€™ve got a major matrimony matchup to do battleâ€”without even the benefit of a pre-nup.
The Challenger in this rom-com rampage is The Five-Year Engagement, premiering this weekend, with Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as the leads. […]
A beautiful, still-single woman decides that all the good guys are taken. The solution? Take one back, and by any means necessary. Thatâ€™s pretty much the high concept behind both Young Adult, screenwriter Diablo Codyâ€™s new black comedy bravely starring Charlize Theron as a Minnesota high school beauty queen coming back to rekindle the flame with her married-with-baby ex-boyfriend, and My Best Friendâ€™s Wedding, a Julia Roberts vehicle in which she travels back to Chicago to reclaim a sportswriter she never really wanted until another girl (Cameron Diaz) decides heâ€™s marriage material. […]
The Smackdown Ah, thereâ€™s just nothing like a wedding to bring a family together… to fight over all the old rivalries, disputes, and long-buried secrets. At least thatâ€™s what a recent spate of indie films […]
The Smackdown I vaguely remember Charles and Diana getting married about what seems like a century ago, and something about a dress that was three kilometers long or something but, honestly, after that all of […]