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Jean TellerMy movie watching in August was downgraded to practically non-existent. Books took center stage (I’m currently trying to catch up with Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon series – on Borderline at the moment, and I have Deborah Harkness' debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, waiting in the wings).

Netflix provided The Invisible (yawn), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the 8th Dimension (a 1984 camp-fest with a lot of familiar faces – it was fun), and the wrong Changeling (I could have sworn I selected the right one! Sigh). I have In the Valley of Elah (starring Tommy Lee Jones) waiting in my DVD player.

I also rented Arthur (the remake with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren – not that good, tho Mirren was terrific as always) and Paul (raunchy, fun, but ultimately not that great).

I did see Captain America, and it’s worth the trip to the theater, tho it might already be gone from most cineplexes.

Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans as the comic book hero. 

Other August films I thought I might see – I’ll add The Help, One Day, Fright Night, Conan the Barbarian and Griff the Invisible to my to-rent list. The others, I’m ignoring.

Nebraska Dave
9/3/2011 9:18:23 PM

Jean, nothing really turned my head for September. I guess I just continue to watch Haven, Warehouse 13, and Eureka on the boob tube. The new show Alphas isn't too bad but the Misfits is a bust in my humble opinion. I don't get much chance to get to the movies or watch the TV in the summer time. I'm always running behind with the outside projects. A friend of my says that "Seven Days In Utopia" was a great movie. It's a golf story with a G rated love story. If you can imagine that. It's a good date movie. It stars Robert Devall and Lucas Black. Bradley, 6 year old grandson, loved the 4D (scratch and sniff cards) Spykids. At certain points in the movie the viewer was supposed scratch and sniff the card. My grandson said that it all smelled the same and nothing like what it was supposed to smell like. He wasn't really impressed with 4D. Thanks again for always giving us the scoop on the movies coming out.

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