PopWatch Previewer: 'Bedtime Stories,' 'Splinter,' and 'Lower Learning'
Plot: The bedtime stories that a goofy dad (Adam Sandler) tells to his kids magically start happening in real life.
Looks like: Click meets The Princess Bride
Verdict: Another low-brow, high-concept, mass-market, tongue-in-cheek, action-packed, kid-friendly comedy from Sandler? I’m exhausted just writing about it.
Plot: A spikey parasite kills people.
Looks like: The Ruins meets The Hitchhiker
Verdict: Sure, it’s scary to watch needles poke out of people’s bodies. But will the movie have actual plot points or just spines?
Plot: The world’s worst school will be shut down unless its vice principal (Jason Biggs) can figure out a way to save it.
Looks like: Kids Say the Darndest Things: The Movie
Verdict:Watching grown-ups swear at kids (and vice-versa) isuniversally funny. But this R-rated comedy looks like a good sketchstretched thin.
Your turn PopWatchers: Which is less likely to put you to sleep: Bedtime Stories or Seven Pounds? Does Splinter look sharp or just painful? And could Lower Learning actually make the grade?