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Summer Films

Thursday, August 05, 2010

One way to beat the heat wave: escape to a dark and cool movie theater.  A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, reviews recently released and upcoming summer films - and talks about the nature of reviews.

Tell us what you've seen, what you liked, and what you're looking forward to in this season's summer films. What are your favorite and least favorite summer movies this year?


Guests:

A.O. Scott

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Comments [5]

Sera from Queens

Why did A.O. get defensive about the caller's comments on The Kids Are All Right? Of course, it could be formulaic regardless of the details. I'm losing faith in his reviews!

Aug. 05 2010 11:59 AM
Chuck from Brooklyn

Oh, what about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

The are already making what will probably be a terrible re-make.

Aug. 05 2010 11:56 AM
Kathleen from manhattan

Thanks for letting me know Angelina is again taking clothes off.

At this point in her career I'd think she can carry a role without that. After her role in Wanted, a really bad movie, I can't see any of her movies again.

Aug. 05 2010 11:55 AM
Gabriel from NYC

A.O. Scott is absolutely right about his review of Inception. Its a serviceable film but nothing ground breaking on a story telling level. This is what an average movie should be like, unfortunately that is not normally the case. An average movie now means something different than it did in the 70's. If only the majority of average movies were as good as Inception.

Aug. 05 2010 11:54 AM
Chuck from Brooklyn

Leonardo Dicaprio is still a B actor in A budget films.

Inception is not a great film. It just is not.

Punch one hole in the script and the whole film starts to crumble.

Salt is just terrible. Why bother even talking about it.

Regards.

Aug. 05 2010 11:52 AM

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