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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Movie Quick Hits

So, I keep lamenting how 2010 is looking to be a lame summer for movies. There's really only two I'm looking forward to. The first was Iron Man 2. Came out a month ago, and was the first movie of 2010 that didn't disappoint me. The second one comes out this Friday, and that's Toy Story 3.

I'm so glad that Pixar finally put this clip online. This bit of animation was prepared for the San Diego ComiCon last year, and gives out introduction to Pixar's take on Barbie's longtime boyfriend, Ken. Long story short: Ken is a swingin' metrosexual playboy who is deeply bitter at being thought of as a girl's toy.

Toy Story 3 in theatres this Friday. And, apparently, in front of it, we're going to get our first teaser for the upcoming live-action movie version of The Smurfs. In anticipation of that teaser, Paramount has just released the first image of the CGI Smurfs.

I'm still mildly curious about this live-action film. As already said, the plot involves the Smurfs being accidentally transported to modern-day New York, with Gargamel hot on their heels and still wanting to caputre the Smurfs for his own nerfarious purposes. The words that make me shudder, though: "From the director of Scooby-Doo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua."

It's still on track for an August 2011 release.

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