With “Antman” still #1 at the box office (barely beating “Pixels,” which appears to be a ripoff of a “Futurama” episode), I thought it would be a good time to release some more photos of the UCLA Spirit Squad — heroines whom you wouldn’t mind if they invaded your space at a picnic
Adam Sandler went on a late night talk show last week to promote his “brand new” movie “Pixels,” which is about Earth being attacked by 1980’s video game characters like Donkey Kong. Sandler was raving about what a great idea for a movie this was, and that he was stunned that it had never been done before. What the man behind hilarious SNL characters like Cajun Man and Opera Man, and lowbrow comedies like The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups, Little Nicky and dozens more might or might not know, the concept behind Pixels HAS been done before, complete with Donkey Kong attacking the planet. Not only is there THAT striking similarity, but also, in this classic episode of Matt Groening’s Futurama, the fate of the World is placed in the hands of a nerd who happens to be a video game junkie. Sound familiar?
The blatant lack of originality is not the only reason this $88 million dollar pic made only about $26 million on its opening weekend. The low take can also be explained by Sandler’s waning popularity, and on the critics trashing the film, and on a backlash due to the film’s purported poor treatment of the female gender. I will say one thing in Sandler’s defense — He is reputed to be a super nice, and GENEROUS producer and human being, often giving extravagant gifts Continue Reading »