There is little grown-up about ‘Grown Ups 2’ but it will make you laugh

Chris Rock, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and David Spade about to jump off a cliff in 'Grown Ups 2'
Chris Rock, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and David Spade about to jump off a cliff in ‘Grown Ups 2’

[rating=3]Starring:  Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson and a whole lot of others
Writer(s):  Fred Wolf & Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy (based on characters created by Sandler and Herlihy)
Director(s):  Dennis Dugan

Welcome to the latest meeting of the SNL alumni and the Adam Sandler acting company (some of the players are members of both groups).  This time the setting for their gathering is a sequel to one of Sandler’s earlier films.  That’s a first for Sandler, a sequel to one of his films.

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‘Here Comes The Boom’ has some boom, but few laughs

Kevin James gets tough in 'Here Comes the Boom'
Kevin James gets tough in ‘Here Comes the Boom’

[rating =2]Starring:  Kevin James, Selma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Bas Rutten, Greg Germann, Gary Valentine and Nikki Tyler-Flynn
Director(s):  Frank Coraci
Writer(s):  Kevin James, Allan Leob and Rock Reuben

My worst fear when going to see a film that’s supposed to be a comedy is that I’ve already seen the best parts of the film in the trailer.  Aside from two or three good, but minor laughs in Here Comes the Boom, this fear came to true.

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