KANSAS CITY, MO —
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG)
RUSS: There’s a good deal of talent behind the 3-D animated spoof, “Hotel Transylvaina,” but the end result is mostly forgettable. Adam Sandler provides the voice of Dracula, an over protective parent, who runs a vacation getaway for monsters. Danger arrives when a goofy human accidentally stumbles upon their sanctuary.
SHAWN: “Hotel Transylvania” is just an average animated feature. Nothing exceptional about it at all. But it is Adam Sandlers best movie in years.
RUSS: It’s okay for the kiddies, but “Hotel Transylvania” doesn’t provide much for the rest of us.
SHAWN: Extras include “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie and “Meet the Staff and Guests: Voicing Hotel Transylvania”
RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags
SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R)
RUSS: It’s back to the well once more for the micro-budget, found-footage horror franchise. As usual, it’s nine parts tedium to one part scary.
SHAWN: The problem with the “Paranormal Activity” movies is that the shock value is all but gone. The production value has gotten better but the movies just aren’t as fun or scary.
RUSS: If you haven’t seen the others, it might work for you. Otherwise, it’s like watching a TV re-run while we wait for the new season to begin.
SHAWN: That’s a great aynalisis. These movies are also more fun in a theater enviroment with a crowd. On DVD they are pretty mundane. But the true fans love this franachise. So time for the break down of extras. You get The Recovered Files (Blu-ray only) andTwo cuts of the film including an unrated version.