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Jean TellerAfter a light June at the theaters, I’m a little leery of July as well. I made it to see Robin Hood and The A-Team, and I hope to see Knight and Day in the near future. I’m undecided about The Karate Kid, Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex. Those may find their way onto my to-rent list.

Oh, and I rented Walk, Don’t Run (a funny 1966 film that I remember fondly from my childhood), Valentine’s Day (kind of fun, lots of great actors, not such a great script), and Unthinkable (don’t, just don’t).

For July, quite a few movies are on the list, just not many I’ll go see. Sigh.

Two movies open June 30: Love Ranch and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. I may see the former; I will definitely not see the latter.

Love Ranch: Starring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, Love Ranch follows the larger-than-life personalities of the couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada and the South American boxer who arrives to train on their property. An explosive love triangle threatens everything the couple (Mirren and Pesci) has built. Rated R, Love Ranch opens in limited release June 30.

The Last Airbender is the latest offering from M. Night Shyamalan.

Jean Picard_2
7/6/2010 7:20:11 PM

Hi Jean, I always enjoy your reviews. But I haven't been to the movies in ages. Since the advent of home-delivered movies, I seem to be drawn to documentaries (like Food Inc), old movies (classics) and British television (Lark Rise to Candleford, just now). But I like to read your reviews to keep up on what's out there.

Jean Teller
6/25/2010 8:50:29 AM

Hi, Dave, I agree about Eclipse - definitely not a kid's movie, tho it is being marketed (as were the books) to the tween set. I'm not sure I understand Burger King's strategy with the kids meal toys. I think they go overboard on the product tie-ins anyway. :( I enjoy putting together the movie lists, and I'm glad to hear it helps. It usually takes some time, but I'm always game to look up movies! :) Plus the downloads are perfect for my desktop and screen saver images. :D

Nebraska Dave
6/24/2010 5:26:39 PM

@Jean, I went to Burger King today with my Grandson and in the kids meal was a big ring toy promoting Twilight Saga: Eclipse. I’d never heard of this movie on the TV channels that my Grandson watches. Now that I went to the website and read the full summary, I’m really confused. Nothing about this movie is kid friendly. I don’t get why they are promoting it in the kid’s meal. I’m definitely not going to let my Grandson watch it nor will I. Thank you so much for your reviews of movies. There are always so many links in your posts to be informed about the movies of the month as well as your own remarks that are close to my own likes and dislikes. I for one appreciate your time and effort spent so I can be better informed about the new movies. Keep up the good work.

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