July is behind us and as summer winds down, so does the flow of interesting summer movies. August does till hold a few enticing options, but it appears to be starting off with a whimper.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The term 'dog days' means a period of sluggishness. I can't think of a better title to associate with a series that's worn out it's welcome so quickly. Even by the poster looks tired and uninspired. Maybe one day I'll give these movies a chance. After all, if Steve Zahn is in them they can't be all that bad...
Verdict: Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy.
Total Recall Bad buzz surrounding the Recall remake is flooding the internets today, but who cares. Didn't we all know there was no way it'd live up to the awesomely violent goodness of the original? Absolutely. It still doesn't mean that Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston won't give us plenty of action-packed scene-chewing to enjoy. Considering I've seen ever other movie that's in theaters now, I'm game.
Verdict: Moist With Antici...Pation!
Slim pickings and guilty pleasures all around, might be time to check the art house theater for something with a little more substance.