Saturday, August 12, 2006
Quick movie reviews: "Ricky Bobby", etc.
"Dear little 8 lb. 6 oz. baby Jesus..."
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: Funny, but it ain't no Anchorman. The dinner table scene is priceless, though. And Alig G was a trip. Actually, the whole supporting cast were great (although some - like Andy Richter - were completely underused). It just wasn't as out there as the Ron Burgundy movie. One credit: you don't have to be a NASCAR fan to get the humor (which is good for me, as I hate the "sport").
Superman Returns: Being a Man of Steel fan, I really wanted to love this. I liked the film, but it just didn't wow me. I miss Christopher Reeve. Then there's my mom's five word review: "Lois Lane is a tramp."
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Again, I just wasn't wowed. Overly long, pointless action scenes, Orlando Bloom. Here's hoping the third one will be better.
Lady in the Water: Not all that great, even though Paul Giamatti did a fine job. M. Night, get over yourself.
Guess this summer's movie slate is ending up being pretty lackluster.
Wolf Creek: I borrowed this from my brother and watched it last night. The first hour really drags (seriously, nothing happens), but it picks up in the last 30 minutes or so. The bad guy was quite menacing and the women (British birds, baby) were attractive. Beware the kindness of strangers.