Adam Sandler was once a funny guy. He had a great chemistry on SNL with Chris Farley. Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore are indeed classic 90s comedies. Sadly his career continues to grow more and more pathetic. With his latest romp Jack and Jill he seems to be climbing down the shit-ladder in the Eddie Murphy territory. Fortunately it has provided some terrific spoofs, both on Youtube and from the boys of South Park.
(In no particular order and totally non-definitive.)
Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo Del Toro understands that the purpose of fantasy has always been an escape mechanism. Set in Franco’s post-civil war Spain, Pan’s Labyrinth follows a young girl, Ofelia, as she shifts between a mystifying dream world and an oppressively cruel real life living under her despotic and cruel army officer step dad. Pan’s Labyrinth is a thoughtful examination into the duality between our fantasies and the harsher realities of life and how the two can intermingle and bleed into one another. Pan’s Labyrinth is sublime, beautiful, and easily the best fantasy film of the decade.