Monday, July 1, 2013

If You Can't Take the 'Heat,' Stay Out of the 'White House'

It makes no sense, I know. The headline, that is.

Gotta keep it short and sweet this week. Busy, busy. This weekend's new releases were all pretty decent. None of them were great - but hey, you take what you can get, right?

"The Heat" was not nearly as funny or clever as "Bridesmaids," but Paul Feig's latest was just good enough. And Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" was as ridiculous as it looks, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited" is definitely a minor film for the director, much as "Cosmopolis" was for David Cronenberg last summer. Still, it's funny and charming when it needs to be. And a bit ambitious in terms of its satirical approach to portraying Spain's current financial woes.

Here are my Patch reviews.

This coming weekend, I'll catch up with "The Lone Ranger" and, most likely, "The Way, Way Back." Sadly, I was not able to catch Neil Jordan's "Byzantium" last weekend due to a throat infection. Hope to see it soon.

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