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Ramona and Beezus (review)

Oh, America. Keep your little girls away from *Ramona and Beezus.* For your little girls might get ideas into their heads. You know, dangerous ideas about using their imaginations. And about not giving in to bullies or the pressure to be predictable and conventional. And about the value and fun of being their own funky, original selves.

new DVD releases in Region 2, July 6

green light (definitely check it out): The International: Clive Owen versus cheating banksters: it’s Bailout: The Revenge. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Marley & Me: Please to have some fuzzy cute puppies to make you forget why Clive Owen needs to kick some bankster ass. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Doctor … more…

opening in the U.K. July 1-3: ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ more

Public Enemies: Fedoras and running boards… nice. How come Great Depression II ain’t as stylish? Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: There’s an entirely new kind of barf joke here, so that’s something, I guess. Kambakkht Ishq: Rom-com about a Bollywood stuntman in Hollywood. He falls in love with Sandra Bullock, doesn’t he? [official site] … more…

trailer break: ‘Imagine That’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… So, I shall assume, then, that all high-powered workaholic corporate executives will be required to watch this Nickelodeon movie so that they will learn to appreciate the offspring they are currently ignoring? Because, of course, those children that they’re currently ignoring could be helping them be even … more…