The last time Adam Sandler got his hands on an animated film the result was the abysmal Eight Crazy Nights. It was a movie so crude and unnecessary that even Sandler die-hards refused to show it some love. His return to the animation well is Hotel Transylvania and while it shares many traits of his live action work (crude humor, silly voices, a large cast of C-list friends) the end result is innocuous and nowhere near a Jack and Jill or Grown Ups level disaster.

Working with animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars), Sandler tackles the lead role of (obviously) Count Dracula. But this isn’t the infamous Dracula we already know, this one is less Bram Stoker and more of a bumbling everyman. Instead of hunting humans for blood he runs an isolated hotel strictly for monsters and the supernatural. Dracula’s young vampire daughter Mavis is getting older you see, and with an older body comes a curiosity to explore life outside of the hotel, specifically human interaction. As voiced by Selena Gomez, Mavis is saddled with some of the whiniest and degrading dialogue in “Hotel Transylvania,” all in the name of getting daddy Dracula’s attention for freedom.

The tranquility of this monster house is interrupted when human explorer Jonathan (Andy Samberg) stumbles onto it by accident. After some typical movie miscommunication, we see that Jonathan is drawn to the monsters rather than scared of them. His attention is obviously centered on vampire Mavis and vice versa so you don’t need many guesses to know what overbearing Dracula will do next.

Sandler and his company of panhandling celebrity friends (Jon Lovitz, David Spade and Kevin James, just to name a few) make sure that Hotel Transylvania is devoid of any serious bite but while the edge may be long gone, the finished product is passable for adults and more entertaining for kids. Story beats are telegraphed from the very beginning but it’s not a slog to get to the finish line. The film does have fun and clever moments, more than most Sandler productions these days.

Grade: B-

Rated: PG (for some rude humor, action and scary images)

Hotel Transylvania opens in theaters on September 28, 2012 and was screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

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‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.