A few choice nuggets of unwisdom from this weekend's At The Movies:
High School Musical 3:
Ben recommends "Rent it" because if you have kids who are fans of the series you may not have much of a choice but to see it, "Even though it may be cringe inducing for the rest of us." I am pretty sure that Ben includes himself among "us", which begs the question, why would you recommend a movie that is "cringe inducing"? Maybe he is worried about alienating his base over at E!
Pride and Glory
"I want some violence. I want some chase scenes." Yes, we all know that there is not enough of that in movies these days. I mean, if I see another overtly complicated drama with challenging ideas soaking up all the space at the multi-plex, I don't know what I am going to do.
"Some of the British humor went right over my head . . ." Nuff said.
W. (as part of 3-to-see):
You should go see it because it is "free speech" (whatever that means) and it is, "One of the most important films of our generation." Don't get me wrong, I liked W., probably more than a lot of Bush critics. But it is not exactly a probing analysis of American politics--most of the criticisms are pretty timid and mainstream--especially compared to all of the documentaries released in the last few years that actually hit US policy pretty hard. I think Ben just doesn't know how to appreciate a film without gushing, in the hopes that he can blurb his way onto a movie poster.