Adam Sandler’s latest film, “Click”, is an effort for the actor to stretch his acting abilities into adulthood while keeping the lowbrow humor that made him a star. Surprisingly, “Click” is an entertaining film that is funny and shamelessly sappy.
As an overworked architect trying to make partner at his firm by doing everything his boss (David Hasselhoff) asks of him, Michael Newman (Sandler) has no time for his wife (Kate Beckinsale) or his kids. One night, he receives a special universal remote that allows him to fast forward, rewind, pause and control all the events in his life. The remote finally gives him some quality time with his family but it eventually takes over and he ends up clicking past the biggest moments in life. Though the storyline is predictable and similar to “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “Click” is entertaining with gimmicky special-effects gags and sappy scenes that may pull some heartstrings. Sandler is his usual self, playing the every day jokester with ease. Expect to also see vulgar comedy that includes amusing farting jokes, kids cursing, and the family dog humping a stuffed animal.
In addition to the excellent picture and sound quality, the DVD offers a feature-length audio commentary with Sandler and director Frank Coraci. There are also seven featurettes and 17 trailers for upcoming films.—Paul Chi
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of Justin Timberlake’s new album “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” now is the time to do so. Blending modern hip-swaying beats with a retro vocal style, “Futuresex/ Lovesounds” is becoming an instant classic.
Timberlake’s sophomore solo album is fresh, titillating, and layered by larger-than-life beats and lively lyrics about sex. Hot interludes are also incorporated into many of the tracks that give off energetic rhythm and style. With the help of famed producer Timberland, the former boy band member shows off his range and versatility by channeling Prince and Michael Jackson throughout all the songs with an edgy and sharp mix of pop, dance, R&B and hip-hop.
The main track, “SexyBack,” has become an inescapable catchy song that has captivated nightclub partiers and even non-traditional Timberlake fans. “Lovestoned/I Think She Knows,” is a groovy and funk-laden Michael Jackson-like track that plays for about four minutes before shifting into an invigorating guitar pop sound. It is the highlight of the album.
The title track has a Prince vibe with an unusual beat and racy lyrics. Each track flows seamlessly into the next, allowing listeners to experience the album straight through. Overall, Timberlake delivers a sexy and electrifying CD that is not to be missed.