Despite the trashiness of most films, we had a few good ones
this summer. Here are three:
Stardust: Maybe it’s the result of having raised four
girls, but I’m a lush for a good romance (if it feels now formulaic).
One genre of movie that is hard to get right
is the romantic fairy tale.
Ever After and
Princess Bride are
examples. If you liked these movies,
Stardust will transport you to another time and place.
I took the family, and they all loved it.
you may have to work thru some of the black magic bits.
Ratatouille was another home run from Pixar.
Those guys don’t know how to make a bad
You’d think that a rat cooking
food would be a nonstarter, but in the hands of director Brad Bird, it somehow
works. If you enjoy cooking, you’ll
particularly enjoy the movie.
The Bourne Ultimatum is the third and most satisfying
of the trilogy about a CIA hitman who loses his memory.
If you like pounding action like
Fugitive, then you’ll like the way this film barely stops for a breath as
Jason Bourne races to stay alive at the same time he’s racing to discover his
I really struggle with the non-edifying content in R movies
these days – these three movies show that sex, profanity and extreme violence
aren’t necessary to turn out a quality flik.