Friday movie roundup – July 11

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I don’t really love anything this week. None of the new movies, I mean. I still love other things.

“Hellboy II: The Golden Army” is fine. Visually spectacular, sometimes funny, kind of exciting, kind of meh. Likewise, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (which I’ve reviewed for Cinematical) is good enough but not great.

“Meet Dave,” on the other hand, is quite terrible, as expected. (My review is at Film.com.) It’s like Eddie Murphy’s doing it on purpose now. I note that the film is so bad, even Eddie Murphy didn’t want to sit through it.

On the more delightful side of things, “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” is a perfectly pleasant thing to take your young daughter to. I bought a ticket for “Hancock” when I saw it, lest I appear creepy to the teenager selling tickets. My reputation among movie-theater employees is of the utmost importance to me.

Finally, there’s an independent film called “Garden Party” that isn’t very good and doesn’t have any stars and that you probably weren’t going to see anyway.

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