Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer 2009 Catch Up

After a summer hiatus, the Movie MacGuffin returns. First up, some brief (very brief) catching up of some of the movies I enjoyed this summer, and what I thought of them in no more than a sentence or two.

The Hangover - Rating A
A simple buddy comedy that is quite simply the funniest movie in years.

Bruno - Rating C+
A mildly amusing over the top romp that borrows much from Borat, but hurts for its lack of identity.

Public Enemies - Rating C
Depp falls flat in this overly tame, often dull gangster throwback.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Rating B-
Wildly over the top, yet oddly satisfying popcorn flick that entertains rather than engage its audience.

Inglorious Basterds - Rating A
Tarantino’s best film since Pulp Fiction. A wonderfully entertaining fairytale that takes monumental, yet acceptable liberties with the history books.

UP - Rating A
Pixar works their magic in yet another timeless tale, this time their antagonist; Age.

I Sell the Dead - Rating B+
Fun and simple tale of horror, perfectly cast, and eerily imaginative.

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