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From THE MANITOU (1978), Jon C…

Friday, June 18th, 2010

From THE MANITOU (1978), Jon Cedar and Tony “Camel Toe” Curtis. http://twitpic.com/1y09j9

Friday movie roundup – June 18

Friday, June 18th, 2010

“Toy Story 3″ is easily the best movie of the year so far. That isn’t saying much, given what a mediocre year it’s been, but still. Even in a good year it would have to be in the top 10. I look forward to everyone seeing it so that we can talk about certain scenes and say, “HOLY COW, CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY ACTUALLY TRIED THAT?? AND PULLED IT OFF??,” and probably weep a little.

Then there’s “Jonah Hex” (review at Film.com), which is lame.

In limited release is the terrific “Cyrus” (review at Cinematical), starring John C. Reilly as a man at odds with his girlfriend’s weird son (played by Jonah Hill). There’s also “Trash Humpers” (review at Cinematical), which I’m not even sure is actually a movie.

At Film.com, “Eric’s Bad Movies” is about Steven Seagal’s “Under Siege 2: Electric Boogaloo.” Funny thing about that. I originally planned to do “Wild Wild West,” on account of it seemed a perfect fit with “Jonah Hex.” But when I sat down to watch it last weekend, I discovered it wasn’t particularly bad. I wouldn’t call it “good,” sure, but 45 minutes into I had laughed at a few of the gags, I was generally interested in the silly story, and I liked Kenneth Branagh’s insane Confederate no-legged villain. I finally had to turn it off and choose something else. When it comes to “Eric’s Bad Movies,” I don’t have time for movies that are merely so-so!

It’s a shame, too, because it would have been really, really perfect in conjunction with “Jonah Hex.” They have about a dozen major things in common.

But “Under Siege 2″ also meshes with “Jonah Hex”! In both cases, the villain faked his own death and then reappears on a train, and subsequently has a plan to destroy Washington D.C. with a weapon of mass destruction that doesn’t actually exist in the relevant time period. Serendipity!

“What’s the Big Deal?” is about “The Graduate,” that movie with the cougar lady who makes sexytimes with Dustin Hoffman, if you can imagine.

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There are perfectly legitimate…

Friday, June 18th, 2010

There are perfectly legitimate reasons not to like TOY STORY 3. Neither of those reviews mentions any.

Here’s a negative TOY STORY 3 …

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Here’s a negative TOY STORY 3 review where the only complaint is that it shouldn’t have been rated G. http://bit.ly/dxA9jZ

@samanthaurban The latter. You…

Friday, June 18th, 2010

@samanthaurban The latter. You’ll also find in his reviews numerous baffling, non sequitur references to other movies. It’s his M.O.

Reliable troll Armond White ha…

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Reliable troll Armond White has come through with a negative TOY STORY 3 review. http://bit.ly/cHaq5k

Yes, genius. “Give us the link…

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Yes, genius. “Give us the links to 10 of your reviews” means “Copy and paste the text of 10 of your reviews into this tiny box.”

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Friday, June 18th, 2010

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Friday, June 18th, 2010

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