I thought Salt was going to be stupid and it very well could be, but it also looks like a lot of fun. I know I read the Ramona stories when I was little, but I don’t remember enough of them to want to watch that movie.
Ramona and Beezus
Directed: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andre Braugher
Synopsis: A CIA agent is accused of being a Russian spy, and even though she says she is innocent, she goes on the run.
My Take: Watching Angelina Jolie run around and kick butt is always amusing.
RT Score: 55%
RT Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.
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This summer’s movies have been pretty sad. This week finally has one that I want to see. Yeah!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Directed: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis: Something about going into people’s dreams and stealing their secrets.
My Take: I love Christopher Nolan. This looks trippy like Memento and it’s the first movie of the summer that I want to see.
RT Score: 83%
RT Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.
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When I first heard about Monsters vs. Aliens, I thought it was the typical kid animation film that I could ignore, and I thought the blue blob was a bit of a ripoff from the green blob in Ghostbusters. I do find the trailers have won me over. The Haunting movie looks like it could be pretty creepy or it could be like all the other horror movies that come out these days and that could make it predictable. Finally, there is a movie directed by Renny Harlin who made the blockbuster Cutthroat Island! Don’t all line up for 12 Rounds at once.
Monsters vs. Aliens
Haunting in Connecticut
Monsters vs. Aliens
Directed: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogan
Synopsis: When aliens keep invading Earth, the government brings out its hidden stash of monsters to fight back.
My Take: It doesn’t look super fabulous, but pretty amusing and cute.
RT Score: 68%
RT Consensus: Though it doesn’t approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
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Directed: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
Synopsis: A billionaire industrialist gets captured by bad guys and builds a flying killing machine to escape and then do good stuff.
My Take: Can’t wait to see it.
RT Score: 94%
RT Consensus: Director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey make this smart, high impact superhero movie one that even non-comics fans can enjoy.
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