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What is the best movie you saw this summer?

Asked at Hollywood Theaters, 3433 Iowa St. on September 8, 2009

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Up.’ It had a great story line.”

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Inglourious Basterds.’ It made me hate Quentin Tarantino, but it was still a great, great movie.”

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The Proposal.’ It was funny, it was witty and of course it has Sandra Bullock and that’s always good.”

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The Hangover.’ It was just funny, senseless. You don’t have to think at all.”

Comments

sgtwolverine 5 years, 8 months ago

Up. No doubt about it. One of my favorite movies ever.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

Inglourious Basterds! It's a happy movie.

zettapixel 5 years, 8 months ago

Up or Ponyo... both good movies I saw with my kiddo.

gsxr600 5 years, 8 months ago

People still pay to go to that theater?

I enjoyed the Hangover. Stupid, but hilarious.

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

Star Trek I guess. I think the only other ones I watched were Wolverine Origins which was totally off and the Transformers sequel, which unlike the first I did not have the grace to watch in Mandarin in a movie theater in China, and so had to hear and understand the dialog. (shudder) Oh, and Harry Potter, which was awful.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 8 months ago

Star Trek, the characters were right on, Wolverine, I adore the guy, Land of the Lost, Transformers, Harry Potter, GI Joe, Public Enemy, Johnny Depp is great.

acg 5 years, 8 months ago

Up was great. Kids loved it too. District 9 rocked, although I had to turn away many times. The Hangover was prob the best. So funny I laughed out loud so much. And, the best part is that the movie companies didn't ruin it for me with trailers. I went into that flick only knowing that the dudes woke up in Vegas with a tiger, a baby and a chicken in their room and missing the groom. Seeing how they got to that point was hysterical.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

District 9 would have been my next choice for best flick this summer.

seaneks 5 years, 8 months ago

Lots of good movies this Summer:

  1. Star Trek
  2. Moon
  3. The Hangover
  4. Food, Inc.
  5. Away We Go
  6. Harry Potter
  7. Public Enemies
  8. Taking Of Pelham 123

I still haven't made it out to see 500 Days of Summer.

3crookedhearts 5 years, 8 months ago

The best American film of the summer is also the best American film of the year so far: Inglorious Basterds. It's a masterpiece. The Hurt Locker is a relatively close 2nd. Up up was good, but not nearly as good a film as Wall-E. Star Trek was a fine popcorn movie. Ponyo is good, but I can't include it, because it technically came out last year. Outside of Watchmen, no other 2009 film really stands out to me.

preebo 5 years, 8 months ago

toss up... either District 9 or The Hurt Locker.

Both great films in their own right.

sgtwolverine 5 years, 8 months ago

Irish: "...Wolverine, I adore the guy..."

Why, thank you! I had no idea.

Sigmund 5 years, 8 months ago

District 9 is by far the best movie and the sci-fi.

feeble 5 years, 8 months ago

Close call between Star Trek and District 9.

I'll have to go with District 9 as it was the most original film I've seen in quite a while, even if it borrowed elements from some video games (quake, half life). The film really takes some sci-fi tropes and puts them on their ear.

maxcrabb 5 years, 8 months ago

Inglorious Star Trekking Hungover Basterds..

das 5 years, 8 months ago

The Story of Bug-Eyed Sunglasses - Part Deux.... Seems to be playing everywhere now.

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

Indeed, unless getting booted broke logrithmic's mind and forced him to the other side of the ideological spectrum.

He struck me as being too dumb and too crazy to make convincing satire (unless logrithmic Was satire, in which case he's a f'n genius)

beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I watched it again a couple of weeks ago. Great film, and nobody asked about the best "new" movie I saw this summer.

Best new film would be the French masterpiece, "Les Nombreux Cousins Fous d'Autie" (The Many Crazy Cousins of Autie). It follows these nar-do-well, redneck cousins around the countryside in their Chevette as they get into one mishap after another. Good times.

Sigmund 5 years, 8 months ago

maxcrabb (Anonymous) says… "Inglorious Star Trekking Hungover Basterds."

I might have paid to see that.

beatrice (Anonymous) says… "Best new film would be the French masterpiece, “Les Nombreux Cousins Fous d'Autie”"

I would have paid to see that, assuming it was both voice over and subtitled. My first language is English and so I still have difficulty with Kansanese.

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

logicsound: It's a tossup. The name doesn't sound nearly pretentious enough, at first blush.

beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

Multi, glad you remember the first rule.

Jimo 5 years, 8 months ago

Surprisingly, Star Trek. As one critic said, the greatest prequel ever made.

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

autie: I assume then that the song by the Butthole Surfers is about your family?

Linda Aikins 5 years, 8 months ago

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any help here?

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

Gootsie: Leave Read As False

If the identity theory is correct, this is about the most appropriate reading you could come up with.

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

As Seared Flea Veal Fears Leave As Deal A Free Slaves Deal (A)

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

Jonas Opines Jaines Spoon Ion Joe Snaps Aesop Joins'n I Am Lord Voldermo. . .wait

beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh Multi, Rhea Pearlman? Now that is a hoot. Not even close, but a hoot. I like the description, however. I certainly don't shy away from confrontation, as you suggest.

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

You all been talkin cousins all day an didnt inviet me. well i has been bizzy with that werkin man song thing caus i gots lottsa union and laber an punchin the clock songs. and we been reboring the cannon so we can put a more feersome charge downrange but i thinks the neighbor got wise caus they been mighty sparse since the insident with the closet but i cant talk boutit

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

I prefer to think of bea as more the Shelley Long look

(Maybe a little smarter)

(?)

(Nah!)

;-)

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

"LeaverDeaAsSlaef"

backwards?

fails as a DEA reveal?

(Hi log!)

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh, yeah, best movie.... Well it was before summer, but...

Gran Torino...

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

uncle autie wont let me bring the cannon out frunt...

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

He gives me all the best leftovers....

ms_canada 5 years, 8 months ago

I liked the soloist. It was a great film about a real life couple of fellows.

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