Spiderman 3, a Retrospective. In dairy-vision.

So. Spidey 3. Saw it last night. Yes, it was cheese. Huge cheese. And sure, the acting, lines and plot were… well, comic. But then, who ever accused the last two of being high art? Okay, I suppose I should back up a bit. After reading various reviews on LJ over the weekend, I was a bit apprehensive about going to the showing we had purchased tickets for Sunday evening. In IMAX. Because if it was going to be head-poundingly bad on a regular screen, what unknowable pain were we signing ourselves up for in large format? Like in most …

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Picks n’ Pans Addendum

Scooby Doo: So, like, we saw this Friday night and I apparently forgot by the next morning. So much so that it totally did not cross my mind to write about it in the rundown before I was reminded. So I guess this means that it, uh, didn’t leave much of an impression. I mean, it was okay. It was perfect summer fare. It amused, it was visually fun (those sets must’ve been so much fun) and… I dunno, it just didn’t do anything for me. *shrug* Maybe it was just the overdose of CGI that did it? Maybe it …

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The Order of Glitter Picks ‘n’ Pans of the Week

IN THEATERS: Minority Report: Wherein Steve manages to *not* leave us pained and feeling vaguely gummy by the ending. A very decently wrought flick. Lesson definitely learned from AI. Either that, or his staff is doing a better job of spritzing his nose whenever he decides he’s come up with a “better” re-write. Of course, we’re pretty sure we know where the original ending was and where he decided a new one was needed. All the same, it worked out decently. Steve: Hey guys! *waves around newly revised script* So I rethought the ending, and wouldn’t it be great if …

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Well. So we just got back from seeing _Black Hawk Down_. It’s been a long time since Sheila and I have gone to see a movie that wasn’t prefaced in reviews afterwards with “We know it’s crap, but it’s entertaining crap…” It was a pleasant surprise. So much as one can call such things pleasant, I suppose. We went in not expecting much, all in all. Josh Hartnett and Jerry Bruckheimer tend to be tolls of doom in our book, and war films in general just tend to be either really schlocky or really boring. It’s a hard thing to …

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