The Mellow, Vaguely Chemical Smell of Faux Butter Hangs in the Air
Lots o' bloggers are doing the summer preview thang. But writing a comment or two about dozens of movies seems . . . hard. So here are the five movies I most would like to see in a theater this summer. I will not see all five of these. I have three-year old twin girls. I may see two. But if wishes were fishes? These.
Will hopefully see in the next week or two. I was very fond of the first two, so, despite some negative buzz, expect to at least be greatly entertained by this one. Three villains does seem like overkill though.
The Forty-Year Old Virgin was hilarious and touching a feat that is very hard to pull off. (The regularity with which The Simpsons did it for six or seven years during the peak of the show's run there notwithstanding). So this follow-up by many of the same suspects is s strong in-theater contender, especially given that the wife's tastes and mine don't converge often, and we both loved Virgin.
Steve Carrell and Lauren Graham? And Morgan Freeman? In what actually looks like a pretty funny big comedy? I'm in.
I still haven't seen Cars so the Pixar 1.000 batting average may or may not be intact with me. But this is more than just Pixar, this is Brad Bird-directed Pixar.
The Simpsons Movie
I have nine seasons of The Simpsons lined up on my shelf and faithfully Ti-Faux two syndicated episodes a day to try and catch post-season nine unseen episodes. I must see this movie.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Ex, Shrek the Third, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hairspray, Stardust, Superbad, and The Bourne Ultimatum - we may get together on DVD. We'll see.