Friday movie roundup – July 23

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It’s a weekend of girl power at the moving-picture shows! The better of the two options is “Ramona and Beezus” (review at Film.com), a perfectly pleasant (if narratively jumbled) G-rated confection based on the beloved children’s books. Don’t see it if you don’t have kids with you, though, because that’s weird.

The other one is “Salt” (review at Cinematical), starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA spy named Evelyn Salt who is accused of being a Russian double agent. It has some fun action here and there, but overall it’s too serious and unsympathetic. (Just like my first marriage! HEY-O!)

At Film.com, “Eric’s Bad Movies” was about “Gooby,” a weird Canadian children’s movie from last year, and “What’s the Big Deal?” was about “2001: A Space Odyssey,” a weird sci-fi classic from 1968.

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