July 8th, 2007

Movies

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You know, it's getting to be that Pixar movies are pretty much surefire wins.

While on vacation, we took Z. and a couple other of the short ones to see Ratatouille. One of the better kids movies I have seen in a long time, because it is certainly written with the adult audience in mind. It's got a good script, great plot with interesting points, good comedy, fantastic animation (they really outdid themselves in a couple notable scenes) and is, all an around, an excellent way to spend your time in the theater this summer. Check it out on the big screen.

New trailers:
* Arctic Tale - Another 'big documentary', this one narrated by Queen Latifah. Ehn, I suppose, if you're into that sort of thing. Me, I can wait for Netflix.
* Daddy Day Camp - This might be a new winner for least necessary sequel. Cuba Gooding Jr. is an Oscar winner, people!
* Wall-E - Really not much to go on, other than "Pixar" and "a robot." Which is, oddly enough, enough to get my attention. Teaser trailer didn't show much, though.
News

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