Monday, May 07, 2007

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.

Spider-Man 3
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.

Knocked Up
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.

Evan Almighty
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.

Until Whenever


Anonymous said...

Hey Dude,

I saw Spidey 3 with 2 friends and we all had the same reaction -- it was great! I'm perplexed at the critical reception. If you look at the voting at, you'll notice that all 3 spidey films get about the same grade, without even major differences between US and non-US voters.

The critics loved the first 2, why so negative on #3? This is a case where you have to listen to the people.

I also thought that 3 bad guys would be overkill. But, the key here is, story wise, this is just a really good comic book. The coincidences, the dialogue, the characters, all A+ comic book stuff. So the truth is, none of the bad guy characters has enough quality to stand on his own.

And if you can't give me quality, then hell yes!, give me quantity!


P.S. And don't wuss out on me this summer. I have a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old girl, run my own business, and I'm going to see these movies!

Tosy And Cosh said...

I'm keeping the faith Robert, no worries.

As to the wussing out, last summer I saw X-Men III. That's it. Wussy or not, I know my history, and it is what it is.