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Robert Smigel and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Wednesday 12th December 2012 Los Angeles premiere of 'This Is 40' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

Robert Smigel and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Hotel Transylvania Review


Very Good

Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than we expect. It's packed with gross-out gags that will keep kids laughing, plus clever character-based humour for the grown-ups. And it also features one of the funniest performances in recent memory from Sandler, perhaps because we can't see him on-screen.

He provides the voice for Dracula who, after his wife died, built a secret hotel where monsters could escape from human contact. But a century later his daughter Mavis (Gomez) is about to turn 118 and wants to go out and explore the world, even though Dracula has always warned her that humans are evil. As the family friends gather for her birthday, human backpacker Jonathan (Samberg) haplessly wanders into the hotel. And since Dracula doesn't want anyone to think he's been lying about humans all this time, he has to think fast, passing Jonathan off as a member of the Frankenstein family who's here to plan Mavis' party. But in talking with Jonathan, Mavis becomes even more intrigued by the world outside the castle.

The film's tone is hugely livened up by the guests at this party, including Frankenstein (James), Wayne (Buscemi) the wolf, Griffin (Spade) the invisible man and Murray (Green) the mummy. Each of them has marriage and family issues of their own that stir into the general mayhem, adding throwaway sight-gags and rude one-liners in every scene. With so much coming at us, some things are bound to make us laugh. And while the kids will love the poo and fart jokes, older audiences will enjoy a witty jab at Twilight and a hilariously grim bingo game.

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This Is 40 Trailer


'This Is 40' is a spin-off of 2007 film 'Knocked Up' and surrounds the lives of husband and wife Pete and Debbie. Debbie is the sister of Alison, the woman who the 'Knocked Up' main protagonist Ben gets pregnant after a one night stand. Debbie's own tempestuous relationship with Pete is touched upon in this film when she and him separate briefly after she finds out he keeps disappearing at strange hours to play fantasy baseball thus finding an escape from married life. 'This Is 40' follows their marriage in more depth some years on. Debbie is turning forty and is generally depressed about life let alone her marriage, Pete is finding more ways to escape and their kids are going through difficult stages.

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Robert Smigel and Triumph - Robert Smigel and Triumph Manchester, Tennessee - 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival - Day 4 Monday 15th June 2009

Robert Smigel and Triumph
Robert Smigel and Triumph
Robert Smigel and Triumph

Robert Smigel, Danielle Ehlers and Goumba Johnny - Danielle Ehlers, Robert Smigel and Goumba Johnny New York City, USA - at the Animal Care and Control's 'Animal Care Affair Gala - Party for the Paws' at Pressure in Manhattan Thursday 25th September 2008

Robert Smigel, Danielle Ehlers and Goumba Johnny

You Don't Mess With The Zohan Review


Bad
You don't laugh with the Zohan, either.

Adam Sandler's latest lewd creation is Israel's top trained assassin who dreams of escaping his nation's ever-present conflict with the Palestinians. For the Zohan, killing comes as easy as breathing. During a deadly battle with his arch-nemesis the Phantom (John Turturro), though, the Zohan fakes his own death so he can safely flee to New York City and pursue his aspiration of becoming a hair stylist.

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Robert Smigel Wednesday 4th June 2008 New York Premiere of 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan' at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals New York City, USA

Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel

Robert Smigel Wednesday 28th May 2008 World premiere of 'You Don't Mess with Zohan' at Grauman's Chinese Theater Los Angeles, California

Robert Smigel

Wayne's World 2 Review


Weak
Gotta love those references to An Officer and a Gentleman. Having Chris Farley channel depressed pilot-in-training Richard Gere during the tear-soaked line, "I got no place else ta go-ho-hooooooooo," is almost worth the price of admission right there. Too bad that Wayne's World 2 is mostly just mining the same pop culture terrain as its far more worthy predecessor. It was a surprise to see that Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were able to take their "two guys on a couch" cable access rock 'n' rollers through even one feature length adventure, with enjoyable detours to an Alice Cooper concert as well as a playful game of street hockey. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was instantly embraced by a generation of kids who didn't even know Freddy Mercury from Adam -- poor bastards. Hasn't anyone seen Highlander? Jesus Christ, what the hell's wrong with the kids of America, anyway? Don't answer that.

Wayne's World 2 opens with our dynamic duo still running their own show, though they've moved from their basement to a warehouse. Good for them, right? But when smarmy record producer Bobby Cahn (Christopher Walken, coasting but still The Man) steps in to make life miserable and steal Wayne's lovely girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere, who still can't act but is still One Hot Tamale), Wayne is told in a vision by Jim Morrison(!) that he should stage a rock concert in Aurora, Illinois. Waynestock, of course. "If you book them, they will come." This will bring Cassandra back and, no doubt, provide a sense of meaning in Wayne's slacker life. Right? Right? Uh... maybe.

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Hotel Transylvania Movie Review

Hotel Transylvania Movie Review

Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than...

This Is 40 Trailer

This Is 40 Trailer

'This Is 40' is a spin-off of 2007 film 'Knocked Up' and surrounds the lives...

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan Movie Review

You Don't Mess with the Zohan Movie Review

You don't laugh with the Zohan, either.Adam Sandler's latest lewd creation is Israel's top trained...

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