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About to go see a movie? Take a look a quick look at the fare you’re going to hit. The string of insignificant fluff continues, this week saw the release of Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper. Horrible Bosses promises an honest enough story, who hasn’t dealt with a psychotic, controlling, manipulative higher up? The film’s casting has received rave reviews, critics applauding their interpretation of a rather typical comedy. Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey particularly give great performances, showing true comic timing and ability. Zookeeper though, very simply, fell short. It is only just another entry into the animal/human comedies that include films that have done it to perfection, why beat a dead horse? This film plays like an Ace Ventura rip-off, gone wrong. Keep in mind the film has also garnered attention from PETA and Animal Defenders International, both organizations pushing for a boycott of the film for its possible abuse of animals used in the film.
As mentioned in the previous weeks, there is still hope in the film industry. Cannes Film Festival entries like The Tree of Life (won the Palme d’Or), Melancholia (which earned Kirsten Dunst a Best Actress award) and Midnight In Paris are still personal favorites this summer, and must sees if at all possible at your nearest venue. If not, buy them on DVD for sure!
Casting off for now, tune in again next week for another installment of MSN‘s FilmFan with Sami Jarroush!