|Bedtime Stories 2008 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Courteney Cox, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Jonathan Pryce, Nick Swardson, Thomas Hoffman, Allen Covert, Carmen Electra
When he was a boy, Skeeter Bronson (Thomas Hoffman) worked at his father's motel before he sold it to Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths). Barry agreed that when Skeeter reached adulthood, Barry would hire Skeeter as the manager. Thirty years later, Skeeter (now played by Adam Sandler) is working as a handyman for Barry at his luxury hotel. The management position has not come his way. Matters change after Skeeter spends a week babysitting for his sister Wendy's (Courteney Cox) children Patrick and Bobbi (Jonathan Morgan Heit and Laura Ann Kesling). Skeeter entertains them with bedtime stories in which he fantasizes about a better life. Amazingly, the stories come true, and Skeeter tries to use the stories for his own personal gain. Then he learns that it is the children's contributions to the stories that end up coming true, and Patrick and Bobbi have much to do with Skeeter's good–and bad–fortunes.
|The Benchwarmers 2006 PG-13, 80 min.|
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Erinn Bartlett, Amaury Nolasco, Bill Romanowski, Sean Salisbury, Matt Weinberg, Reggie Jackson, Max Prado
As a result of witnessing young Nelson (Max Prado) being bullied, three inept guys–Gus (Rob Schneider), Richie (David Spade), and Clark (Jon Heder) form a three-player baseball team and compete against Little League teams around the state.
|Blades of Glory 2007 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Cast: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, William Fichtner, Craig T. Nelson, Romany Malco, Nick Swardson, Scott Hamilton, Andy Richter, Greg Lindsay, Rob Corddry, Tom Virtue
Figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) compete in a rivalry that extends off the ice in a brawl on the podium, which results in the loss of their medals and being banned from singles competition. But, after looking at the rule book, they come up with a loophole that allows them to compete in doubles competition. They form a team and decide to include the Iron Lotus (a maneuver that has only been performed once in the past and resulted in the decapitation of one of the partners). As if this does not cause enough trouble for them, they must also deal with the brother and sister team of champions–Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler)–who are determined to sabotage the Chazz and Jimmy team.
|Bolt 2008 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Comedy / Fantasy / Adventure
Director: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, James Lipton, Greg Germann, J.P. Manoux, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Dan Fogelman, Kari Wahlgren, Chloe Moretz, Ronn Moss, Randy Savage
In this animated film, Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus) and her cute dog Bolt (voice of John Travolta) are stars on a TV show, and Bolt is unaware that his amazing feats are only part of his TV performance. When Bolt is shipped accidentally from his TV sound stage in Hollywood to New York City, Bolt sets off on a cross-country trip, planning to use what he mistakenly believes are his super powers, to get back to Penny. Along the way, Bolt is joined by a cat, Mittens (voice of Susie Essman), and TV-obsessed hamster Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) and manages to make the trek through the real world. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
|Grandma's Boy 2006 R, 96 min.|
Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Allen Covert, Peter Dante, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Joel Moore, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Nick Swardson, Jonah Hill, Kelvin Yu, Chuck Church
Video game tester, pot smoking, 35-year-old Alex (Allen Covert) runs out of money and is forced to move in with Grandma Lilly (Doris Roberts) and her two off-beat friends, Grace (Shirley Jones) and Bea (Shirley Knight). Alex lies and tells his co-workers that he is living with sexy babes while, at the same time, falling for his boss, Samantha (Linda Cardellini).
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry 2007 PG-13, 115 min.|
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Nicholas Turturro, Allen Covert, Rachel Dratch, Richard Chamberlain, Nick Swardson, Blake Clark, Mary Pat Gleason, Matt Winston, Lance Bass
Larry Valentine (Kevin James) is a widower working as a New York City firefighter when he is told that only a spouse can claim life insurance benefits. This leaves his children out in the cold. As a solution, Larry and his fellow firefighter Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler), who just happens to be a womanizer, take part in a mock marriage to beat the system. After the fire department sends an inspector (Steve Buscemi) to investigate the "marriage," Chuck and Larry hire a lawyer, Alex McDonough (Jessica Biel). Alex believes their story and recommends that they go to Canada where they can be legally wed because in Canada gay marriage is legal. And, of course, gay jokes prevail throughout the film.
|Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 PG-13, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Regina Hall, Damien Dante Wayans, Ryan O'Neal, Bo Derek, Snoop Dogg, Jeffrey Tambor, Kal Penn, Nick Swardson, Keili Lefkovitz, Greg Grunberg, J.P. Manoux
Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal) plans to run for governor of California and is afraid that his son Brad (Jamie Kennedy) will embarrass him by acting like and believing that he is from the "hood." Even his psychiatrist can't convince Brad that he is not Black. Bill's solution: have Brad kidnapped and dropped off in a Black neighborhood to "scare the White into him."
|Pretty When You Cry 2001 R, 90 min.|
Director: Jack N. Green
Cast: Sam Elliott, Jamie Kennedy, Carlton Elizabeth, Michael Cavalieri, Lori Heuring, Keith David, Bridget Ellen, Nick Swardson, Michael Philip, Karen Bailey
Detective Lukas Black (Sam Elliott) is on the trail of the murderer of a sleazy nightclub owner. What he uncovers is a sordid sexual relationship between the suspect, the murdered man, and the man's wife. But, things are not as they seem in this weak thriller that has plenty of sex–it was originally rated NC-17.
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Ido Mosseri, Rob Schneider, Dave Matthews, Michael Buffer, Charlotte Rae, Sayed Badreya, Daoud Heidami, Kevin Nealon, Robert Smigel, Dina Doron
Top Israeli counterspy Zohan (Adam Sandler) is a hero at taking out Arab terrorists, but he dreams of leaving the Middle East and settling down in New York as a hairdresser. So, he fakes his own death during a fight with his nemesis, Phantom (John Turturro) and then boards a jet plane and heads across the Atlantic. He finds a job at a Brooklyn hair salon owned by Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and starts to make the world "silky smooth." But, Palestinian cab driver Salim (Rob Schneider) recognizes Zohan, tries unsuccessfully to bomb the salon with Neosporin, and tips off Phantom. Now Zohan must quit romancing Dalia and look for a place of safety.
|1. Bedtime Stories (2008)|
2. The Benchwarmers (2006)
3. Blades of Glory (2007)
4. Bolt (2008)
5. Grandma's Boy (2006)
6. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
7. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
8. Pretty When You Cry (2001)
9. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
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