It has come to my attention that I forgot to do this on Friday. Huh. Better late than never, that’s what I always say, when I’m late.
Maybe I forgot because none of the week’s movies are worth talking about. “Robin Hood” is dull and joyless. “Just Wright” (review at Film.com) is well-meaning but sloppy. “Letters to Juliet” is contrived and generic. (But what if Juliet wrote a newspaper advice column for the lovelorn? Just imagine!)
In limited release, there’s “The Swimsuit Issue,” a moderately entertaining Swedish comedy about a group of ordinary men who form a synchronized-swimming team. It belongs to the “Full Monty” genre of Europeans Doing Quaint Things.
At Cinematical, my latest Cinemaligion column is about Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.”
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