Wall Street Journal’s Russell Adams writes The Shawshank Residuals. George Anders at Forbes admitted, “I really like this story of how The Shawshank Redemption slowly became a hit movie.” Ryan Faughnder at the LA Times said, “Nice. How Shawshank Redemption earned a long life after failing at the box-office.” David Chen from the New York Times pointed out the “Priceless @StephenKing kicker.”
Before you head out to the movies this weekend, read A.O. Scott’s New York Times review of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in ‘Blended’. Will Connors at the Wall Street Journal tweeted this quote from the review: "I find myself more bothered by the sheer audience-insulting incompetence of the filmmaking and the writing." Edirin Oputu at the Columbia Journalism Review shared another: “'Blended is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid."
And for some entertainment you can enjoy right now, watch Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Drum-Off on Jimmy Fallon. Douglas Kass at The Street tweeted: “What does America want? More COWBELL!” Elisabeth Cordova from CNBC pointed out: “Whenever the same link appears TWICE on the first page of Reddit, it's worth a look.” Paul Dehner Jr. at the Cincinnati Enquirer explained, “Thought the Will Ferrell/Chad Smith drum off would be cool. But the end topped expectations. Fallon wins again.”