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Superbad
Superbad (2007)
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Here are the four summer movies I didn't get to in my last post....

[img]http://www.llopisanimation.com/blog/images/ratatouilleCrep.jpg[/img]
[b]
Ratatouille
[/b]
I'm usually not a guy who differentiates between "favorite" and "best". That is to say that generally the movies I consider to be my "favorite" movies and the "best" movies I've seen, are one in the same. In my last post I proclaimed [b]Knocked Up[/b] to be my favorite movie of the summer, but Ratatouille is, in fact, the best movie I've seen all year.

I snuck into Ratatouille after I got out of two-and-a-half hours of mind numbing action in [b]Transformers[/b], already having adequately killed a summer afternoon, not sure if I wanted to spend another couple hours in an uncomfortable chair in a theatre full of kids.

With all that going against it going in, Ratatouille still managed to be unequivocally excellent.

[img]http://sydney.diarystar.com.au/images/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-poster.jpg[/img]

[b]Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

[/b]I will actually admit to reading like three and half Harry Potter books before I lost interest and decided to start acting like a man. But I've also thoroughly enjoyed pretty much all the movies thus far, and Order of the Phoenix is no exception.

There's really not much I can say that hasn't been said repeatedly about all the films. Good acting, deft direction, slick look, involving, interesting stories and most of all I don't feel like a complete pu[color=Black]s[/color]sy while watching a movie based on books intended for children.

[img]http://images.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2007/07/27/simpsons/story.jpg[/img]

[b]The Simpsons Movie
[/b]
Having grown tired of the mediocrity (to put it kindly) of the show in the last decade, as well as the endless ad campaign for the movie, I wasn't exactly shaking with excitement as I entered the theatre.

As I left the theatre I was, to an extent, somewhat pleasantly surprised. That is to say, it was okay. The main strong point of the film is it's heart, which the writers apparently rediscovered after having lost it for the better part of ten seasons. It was the throwback sweetness that kept me from flat out disliking the movie. At the same time the actual humor was the tremendous dissapointment it has become since the latter part of season eight of the series. Way too much reliance on tired slap-stick gags and gimmicks that don't work on a twenty-two minute televison episode, and here are stretched out to nearly an hour and a half.

[img]http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/binary/a688/superbad.jpg[/img]

[b]Superbad

[/b]As expected the film is consistently laugh-out-loud funny, wildly entertaining and blended with just the right amount of sweetness. It's not the Apatow/Rogen gangs finest effort but it is type of movie that I can honestly say, if you don't have a good time watching it you are dead inside or you are Sick Droogy. Or possibly a combination of the two.

The main thing that stuck with me about the film is with all the talk about "McLovin'" (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) being the scene stealer and break-out star of the summer, it seems Michael Cera has gone overlooked again. He's the best young actor working today. Recognize.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille (2007)
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Here are the four summer movies I didn't get to in my last post....

[img]http://www.llopisanimation.com/blog/images/ratatouilleCrep.jpg[/img]
[b]
Ratatouille
[/b]
I'm usually not a guy who differentiates between "favorite" and "best". That is to say that generally the movies I consider to be my "favorite" movies and the "best" movies I've seen, are one in the same. In my last post I proclaimed [b]Knocked Up[/b] to be my favorite movie of the summer, but Ratatouille is, in fact, the best movie I've seen all year.

I snuck into Ratatouille after I got out of two-and-a-half hours of mind numbing action in [b]Transformers[/b], already having adequately killed a summer afternoon, not sure if I wanted to spend another couple hours in an uncomfortable chair in a theatre full of kids.

With all that going against it going in, Ratatouille still managed to be unequivocally excellent.

[img]http://sydney.diarystar.com.au/images/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-poster.jpg[/img]

[b]Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

[/b]I will actually admit to reading like three and half Harry Potter books before I lost interest and decided to start acting like a man. But I've also thoroughly enjoyed pretty much all the movies thus far, and Order of the Phoenix is no exception.

There's really not much I can say that hasn't been said repeatedly about all the films. Good acting, deft direction, slick look, involving, interesting stories and most of all I don't feel like a complete pu[color=Black]s[/color]sy while watching a movie based on books intended for children.

[img]http://images.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2007/07/27/simpsons/story.jpg[/img]

[b]The Simpsons Movie
[/b]
Having grown tired of the mediocrity (to put it kindly) of the show in the last decade, as well as the endless ad campaign for the movie, I wasn't exactly shaking with excitement as I entered the theatre.

As I left the theatre I was, to an extent, somewhat pleasantly surprised. That is to say, it was okay. The main strong point of the film is it's heart, which the writers apparently rediscovered after having lost it for the better part of ten seasons. It was the throwback sweetness that kept me from flat out disliking the movie. At the same time the actual humor was the tremendous dissapointment it has become since the latter part of season eight of the series. Way too much reliance on tired slap-stick gags and gimmicks that don't work on a twenty-two minute televison episode, and here are stretched out to nearly an hour and a half.

[img]http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/binary/a688/superbad.jpg[/img]

[b]Superbad

[/b]As expected the film is consistently laugh-out-loud funny, wildly entertaining and blended with just the right amount of sweetness. It's not the Apatow/Rogen gangs finest effort but it is type of movie that I can honestly say, if you don't have a good time watching it you are dead inside or you are Sick Droogy. Or possibly a combination of the two.

The main thing that stuck with me about the film is with all the talk about "McLovin'" (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) being the scene stealer and break-out star of the summer, it seems Michael Cera has gone overlooked again. He's the best young actor working today. Recognize.