Ken Levine has a way of summing up movies that:
1.) Makes me think, Boy, I'll be giving that one the skip.
2.) Makes me think, Boy, I'm glad I'm giving that one the skip.
3.) Makes me think, I think I would rather read Ken Levine summing up movies than actually go to any movies.
I'm guessing that studio heads are meeting right now to put a contract out on him.
A sampling of Ken's sins:
CAPTIVITY – Perfect casting: Elisha Cuthbert who’s been kidnapped so many times in 24 she can’t ride in a car unless she's in the trunk.
HAIRSPRAY – Movie version of the musical version of the movie. John Travolta plays a fat 1960’s housewife, reprising his role from BATTLEFIELD EARTH.
RESCUE DAWN – Christian Bale and Steve Zahn escape a brutal Laotian POW camp where they are beaten and tortured and fight for their lives in the murderous unforgiving jungle with no hope of rescue. German director, Werner Herzog decides to give comedy a try.
Your turn: What are you looking forward to seeing this summer?
Oddly enough, I'm not looking forward to any of the big sequels I thought I'd be looking forward to---Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-man 3, or Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix---but I am looking forward to the sequel I'd have thought I wouldn't care beans about, Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer. I refuse to believe it's just because of Jessica Alba. Must be because the Silver Surfer is really cool.
(Warning: That picture of Alba may not be safe for work. For some of you, it is definitely not safe for looking at when wives or lovers are nearby. Unless you are lucky enough that she enjoys sharing your tastes in female pulchritude.)
I think I'd also like to see Evan Almighty and Ratatouille. Other than that....
Season Three of Deadwood's coming out on DVD in June.