The weather is great, skirts are shorter and this summer’s batch of blockbusters has been better than usual.

Ocean’s Thirteen: Fun, fast, frivolous – successfully recaptures part of the spirit of the original.

Transformers: I am almost ashamed to admit I really liked it. The dialogues are cheesy and this movie could have been completely ridiculous, but it’s actually very well done. It’s funny how Hugo Weaving has similar dialogue in all his movies – The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings and now Transformers…

Live Free or Die Hard: Fast paced and fun with great one liners. The action is a bit too over the top and unrealistic for my taste (using a car to destroy a helicopter, jumping on a plane, etc.) – I prefer the grittier Bourne or Casino Royale type action, but it’s still a lot of fun.

The only real disappointments came in the spring. Spiderman 3 and Shrek 3. Both had too many characters, too many subplots. While still enjoyable, they were nowhere near as good as their predecessors.

Next up: Ratatouille, Knocked Up, Sunshine, The Bourne Ultimatum and I am Legend.

If you are in the mood for something more serious check out Rescue Dawn, Paris, Je T’aime ( and My Best Friend.

Other fun 2007 movies to check out on DVD: Breach, Hot Fuzz, 28 Weeks Later and above all The Lives of Others.

  • “Ocean thirteen” is really far from being a good movie (would probably make an ok DVD night if nothing is on).

    I suggest to add “Persepolis” to your selection or start reading “Babel Minute Zero” on your next relaxing day at the beach (kinda reminded me of Paul Loup Sulitzer style in his good old days)

    “Ratatouille” is a delight !

  • I actually found Ratatouille to be a bit dull and humorless. The highlights were: the preceeding short, CGI rat fur, mockery of restaurant critics…
    Knocked Up was hilarious.