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Sex and the City 2
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I just first want to say that I laughed continually throughout Sex & the City 2 and that alone makes it a successful comedy in my book (really what more do I need?). For some reason the Sex & the City series just makes many reviewers, particularly heterosexual male ones lose their frackin minds. They turn into raving hateful man c*nts who can't see straight through their burning hatred and threatened masculinity. Me, I got everything I wanted out of it: fashion porn, glamor porn, New York City porn, real estate porn, exotic destination porn, (I love porn and am not afraid to admit it) laugh-out-loud-funny one-liners, and time watching my 2nd favorite on screen group of friends (behind only the Golden Girls). In fact I found this second installment to be better paced than the first, and more consistently funny throughout. There's not much I can do to convince the average Straight man just relax and enjoy it, but then again I find movies about baseball, auto/motor cycle racing, and westerns (all staples of the straight film diet) to be crushingly boring.

Ghost Town
Ghost Town (2008)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A stodgy sentimental comedy utterly lacking the slightest edge and ironically starring the man who changed the way I watch TV. Gervais is the bright spot in an ordinary average romantic comedy fantasy that has some "isn't that cute" laughs, and wrings some obvious sentimental tears, but will be utterly forgotten within a week.

Ricky, the world is waiting for a film that is a real reflection of what you can bring to screen comedy. Enough with the Hollywood schlock, you are on notice!

WALL-E
WALL-E (2008)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Saw a preview of WALL-E last night and those Pixar magicians just keep weaving their spell to perfection. How a film that has almost no dialogue and relies on a couple fairly obscure songs from a critically maligned 60's musical to help drive the plot actually works is a minor miracle. But it absolutely works. WHile not as gorgeous as Ratatouille (they had Paris as their background though - does it get any more beautiful than that?) it is still rich in it's detail and maintains Pixars place as the standard bearer for animation styule and technology. The film also has real things to say about the coporatization of life and governement, about our stewardship of the environment, about freedom and the danger of conformity, and of course about love. WALL-E is a charmer and a heartbreaker.