Click (D: Frank Coraci, 97 min)
Is there such a thing as a classy Adam Sandler comedy? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Watching Click 's terrific trailers makes you think it's possible. Sandler stars as an overworked architect who discovers a universal remote control that lets him rewind, pause or fast-forward parts of his life. Kate Beckinsale plays his wife, and Christopher Walken plays... who cares? It's Christopher Walken, so he'll be hilarious. The writers penned Bruce Almighty, another high-concept comedy that sort of worked. Let's hope they've done the same here.
Superman Returns (D: Bryan Singer, 153 min)
If you're still bemoaning the fact that Bryan Singer didn't helm X-Men: The Last Stand, never mind. The director's in charge of this new comic-book adaptation. Man of steel Brandon Routh has already adorned a bunch of magazine covers and talked about the exercise regime required to build those uniform-popping pecs. But look for Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush) to finally break out big time as Lois Lane. This is supposed to be the first woman-friendly caped crusader flick. Fans are primed. But look at the running time. Will 153 minutes (credits included) prove box-office Kryptonite?
Click opens Friday (June 23). Screened after press time - see review June 22 at www.nowtoronto.com/film. Superman Returns opens Wednesday (June 28). See review in next week's issue.