Once again, it is time to play catchup on some of the movies I have seen recently…

Clerks II was not worthy of being called poop on a stick. It would be an insult to poop and sticks everywhere. Not only was it a shadow of the original (a very good film,) but if the original never existed, it would have never made it onto a screen anywhere.

The guy that played Dante, Brian O’Halloran, has actually become a worse actor than in the first one. Jeff Anderson (Randal) did a good job and was the ONLY watchable part of the whole flick. This film was nothing more than a series of setups for very weak sight gags and even weaker “dialogue.” The Jay & Silent Bob segments were tired and hackneyed. Ugggh… I am getting disgusted just writing about this horrible, horrible, excuse for a movie.

If I didn’t have respect for Kevin Smith as a filmmaker, this might have been the first 0 rating ever… but come on Kev, you are seriously slipping.

RATING 2 out of 10

My Super Ex-Girlfriend was one of those films that had its moments. There were moments when it was a fun movie and moments when it was a pain to watch. On the whole, Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson turned in the performances you expect from them. I really can’t put my finger on what was missing… but as the credits rolled, I was still waiting for it to “wow” me.

If you want to see some visually fun stuff (nothing original) and want to laugh at a couple funny situations watch the film. If you want a film that you will even remotely remember next year, skip it.

RATING 5 out of 10

An Inconvenient Truth is the stylized documentary starring Al Gore that covers his one-man campaign to educated people about global warming. First let me say that this is a very important topic to me personally. That said, I do not review the film with total rose-colored glasses. Even though I feel the message is supremely important and the film did an amazing job of laying out the facts, there were some major problems.

Okay, there was “one” problem with the film… Al Gore. It wasn’t that he was the old cardboard caricature we have come to know from Saturdy Night Live… it was that he spent too much time tooting his own horn. If he would have stuck to the information, this would have been a much better film. Instead, the film repeatedly cut away to these staged segments designed to show us his deep, caring side. If you can get past the “Al for Greatest Human on the Planet” campaign segments, this is an excellent film.

RATING 8 out of 10

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was a fun time. I went into this movie expecting silliness. I went into this movie expecting slapstick. I went into this movie expecting Will Ferrell to be Will Ferrell. Talladega Nights scored on all counts. Sometimes it isn’t so much about making the next Gone with the Wind or Pride of the Yankees, but instead, just being the best Talladega Nights you can be. It was, and I laughed myself hoarse in some of the better parts.

RATING 8 out of 10