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Summer Movie Round-up

It’s almost Labor Day, and I’ve been thinking of doing a wrap-up of Summer movies I’ve seen, so here goes:

  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
    Yeah, it’s dark. But didn’t it need to be to set the table for A New Hope?
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    I often don’t even like Brad Pitt or his movies, but he was good here and it is a good movie.
  • Batman Begins
    We arrived late and ended up sitting in the front row, which definitely detracted from the experience. I never knew Batman was a Jedi Knight. The story was most certainly crafted by someone very familiar with Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand too. Michael Caine was brilliant as Alfred.
  • Wedding Crashers
    Another good turn by a guy whose films I don’t usually care for, this time Owen Wilson. I laughed “MAO.” Dana was practically rolling on the floor laughing too. I have never seen her laugh so much or hard. Vince Vaughn was excellent. We probably should have gone to see it again to catch the jokes we missed the first time around because of all the laughter.
  • Must Love Dogs
    Diane Lane and John Cusack (two of my favorites) among others do romantic comedy very well. Perhaps not the laugh fest of Wedding Crashers, but it hit the mark.