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Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, No Really

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Bygone days of the Opera-Man and Lunch Lady Land we remember with a fondness for simpler, lighter times. Though fame, movie deals and questionable scripts have perhaps tainted our perception of Adam Sandler, Stan and Judy’s kid still has some of the old, stupid magic in him.

‘100% Fresh’, a title tipping the middle finger to the abundance of terrible reviews his most recent film ventures have garnered on the infamous Rotten Tomatoes, is truly a delight throughout, by design.

Directed in part by Steve Brill, with Paul Thomas Anderson (Yes, that one) as Director of Photography for an evening of shooting on film and segments directed by Nicholaus Goosen. ‘Fresh’ is a constructed pastiche of Sandler back out on the road. Sometimes in a cramped New York club, sometimes in huge sold out arenas, the footage collected gives us a taste of the Adam Sandler that captured our filthy little hearts and minds, leaving us gasping in the aisles.

In between anecdotes and short jokes that bank on either a strange image or something to cringe over, we are privy to similarly constructed tunes that take on the minutiae of life (Slow, old folks crossing the street, an unhygienic Uber driver, the dangers of candy) and colors them with familiar apt silliness.

The structure of the hour plus is one made to remain consistent and there is rarely a moment where the joke doesn’t quite work. It appears as though hours upon hours of footage was rifled through for the best takes and with those in tow, a solid (100% fresh) special was crafted to be all killer no filler. This is a neat (and sneaky) trick, but the sentiment is the same. Despite inflated movie premises that bank on weirdly heavy product placement, the Sandman (a name he drops several times in self reference), is back, or rather, never left.

The hysterics wind down in the last 20 minutes or so for some reflection on the past, culminating in a tear-jerking tune dedicated to the departed Chris Farley.

Without giving it all away right here, it’s easy to see the ease at which Sandler can craft jokes, tell stories and sing songs remains. Let’s hope to see more from this side of the Sandman in the future.

You can watch ‘100% Fresh’ on Netflix right now.

Stranger Things Goes To The Mall

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Ever miss the days of Sam Goody, Waldenbooks, Zales, Radio Shack and…The Gap? Well we hope your nostalgia fix hasn’t been satiated just yet. It seems like in the next installment of Stranger Things we’re going to be seeing the gang spend a good amount of time in the new Starcourt Mall! Now not only does Starcourt sport the finest retail stores in all of the United States, but it is also home to a world class foodcourt! Where you can even get a scoop of ice cream from the good guy next store, Steve Harrington.

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Is Nothing Sacred? Will Smith As The Genie In Aladdin!

I really enjoyed the Beauty and the Beast remake with Emma Watson. They did a very admirable job by bringing such an iconic story to life and used a great cast to boot, I didn’t even know Sir Ian McKellen played Cogsworth till the end of the film and was blown away.

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For Disney nothing is withheld with these remakes, such as Cinderella (which I believe benefited from the remake), Alice in Wonderland, to now Aladdin. With Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch) set to direct, and Will Smith in talks to take the role of Genie I’m having second thoughts.

I’m wondering how they’ll do with the Genie from Aladdin since we don’t have the iconic Robin Williams to play him anymore.  Either the movie will be brilliant and do it well or it’ll turn into a pile of garbage set alight like Kazaam with Shaquille O’Neal playing the titular role. God that movie was something awful yet hilarious if you’re watching the Nostalgia Critic review.

Like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin will be a live-action musical, but Will Smith is a rapper and not the Broadway Hamilton kind either.

The classic tale of Aladdin hasn’t changed. We still have the story centered around a poor young man who falls in love with a princess. He finds a magical lamp and inadvertently unlocks the genie trapped inside. The genie grants the boy wishes which the boy uses to win over the young princess.

Currently, we don’t know whether Will Smith will actually take the role. Prior to this he was in talks over a Dumbo remake that Tim Burton was set to direct, but it fell through. Aladdin is expected to begin shooting by July in the U.K. which is only a few short months away. Hopefully we’ll get an update soon.

What do you guys think; do you want an Aladdin remake? Did you like any of the previous Disney live-action remakes? Let me know in the comments below.

New Twin Peaks Set Photos

Entertainment Weekly has released a never before seen set of photos from the very secretive set of Twin Peaks. This is our first look at many of the refunding favorites such as Hawk, Andy and Lucy, Shelly and Norma, Gordon Cole and Albert Rosenfield, Denise Bryson, and James Hurley. Let the speculation begin! Entertainment Weekly also released three new, exclusive covers featuring even more familiar faces.

The new season of Twin Peaks is set to premiere on Showtime May 21st 2017.