It doesn't take much to turn Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 into a harrowing horror film

When Paul Thomas Anderson directed Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love, he exploited the comedian’s apoplectic man-boy shenanigans for high drama, as all it takes is some silly sound effects to turn violent gesticulations into physical comedy. That much is clear in this recut trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the…

It’s Die Hard with a Segway when Paul Blart gets recut as an action movie

As far as comedy films go, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is already pretty dramatic. It’s about criminals taking over a mall and the one mustachioed, Segway-riding security guard who can stop them, but it’s still somehow even less funny than that makes it sound. Perhaps the problem, then, isn’t that Paul Blart wasn’t funny…

50 shades before May: A dater’s guide to the 2015 spring movie season

Ah, spring. Unless pop culture (and Bambi) has lied to us, it’s the season for romance—that time of year when people begin shedding their winter layers, losing the holiday pounds, and getting back out there. And what better way to secure a potential soul mate than spending a couple of hours in a dark auditorium,…

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 trailer confirms it’s a movie, stuff happens

While America’s malls have increasingly been abandoned to the coyotes and LensCrafters, America’s mall cop comedies are still a going concern—or so the arrival of the trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 would have us believe. A follow-up to the film about Kevin James falling down in a mall, Paul Blerp: Male Carp 2…