I want to start this confession with a disclaimer: I have a boyfriend who I have been dating for two and a half years. It is a relationship that I have poured more love, commitment and concern into than any of my previous ones put together, and he does the same.
It's Memorial Day weekend, which can only mean one thing: time to sit inside an air-conditioned movie theater. To get ready for summer-blockbuster season, here's a roundup of the most buzzed-about movies being released through July:
â¢ After a whirlwind week promoting his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Jake Gyllenhaal was in the mood to kick back. The actor started his weekend with a big night out at L.A.'s Trousdale Lounge, where he sat in the back room sipping vodka along with a large group of friends. Later, he was spotted at Lamill Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake twice - first for a steak and eggs brunch with a couple and their little girl, then again for a Memorial Day breakfast after riding his motorcycle. During the brunch, the actor "seemed to enjoy playing with the couple's daughter," an onlooker says.
Hollywood remains bewitched with the synergistic potential of the big-screen VG adaptation -- yes, even after "Alone in the Dark." But just as there is nothing more boring than watching someone else playing with their joystick, there has yet to be a satisfying movie derived from this source.
Summer is just around the corner, which means that we should brace ourselves for the usual drought at the movie house. Why does it seem like summer movies are always just a bunch of cheesy blockbusters, packed with comic book characters and explosions? Maybe it's because the film industry assumes that we're outside soaking up the sun and have lost some brain cells as a result. But for those of us who are allergic to the beach or are staging a "sit-in" against wrinkles, is it too much to ask that we have a few good summer film options? No, I say. I've searched far and wide for the top 10 summer movies that shouldn't suck. You're welcome.