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Smokin' Aces
(2006)

Delivers what it promises
All I remember from this trailer is a maniacal punk-style assassin exploding out of an elevator, tossing grenades up in the air. The trailer promised action, explosives, and chaos and it does not fail to deliver.

There is a decent overall storyline but differs from most "shoot-em-up" movies in that it uses different character subplots to keep the movie rolling at a very high pace.

The generous use of Hollywood talent helps keep interest in every subplot and Alicia Keys turns-in a brief, but surprisingly respectable, performance.

Sit back, turn the volume up, and get ready for some fireworks

Click
(2006)

Adam Sandler's best movie
Click is by far Adam Sandler's best movie.. and that ISN'T a cheap shot at his previous films.

Sandler has done a ton of comedy movies with terrible jokes and corny plots, and until Anger Management really he didn't have much to his characters other than his goofiness.

He reminds me of Jim Carey before The Truman Show - just comedy, no substance.

The trailers for Click feature some of the comedic scenes of the movie, but don't worry there are a ton more that aren't spoiled. That being said, this movie isn't all that the trailers portray it to be.

If you're going to see Click solely for a good laugh, you'll love the first 45 minutes and hate the rest of it. The script takes a swerve closer to the end and, unlike any of Sandler's previous movies, the "down" part of the movie (where the main character goes through rough times) is actually very well done. Click goes from being a comedy to a drama - just for a little while.

The dramatic portion of the movie allows Sandler to act as a regular human being; a man who faces the real life consequences of putting his work ahead of his family. It's something a lot of people can relate to, and all of the characters in the movie contribute to the storyline very well.

Click provides great comedy and Sandler's best dramatic performance in a movie. It's clean enough for the kids (okay, the early teenagers), a good laugh with the guys or girls, and turns out to be a surprisingly good date movie.

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