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Spiderman 3 & License to Wed

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007, at 9:54 AM

Once again, Movie Gallery of McCook supplied me with movies to review for the week and I came out with two new exciting movies.

First up, License to Wed.

This flick is one of the first starring vehicles for John Krasinski from The Office TV show fame and the latest starring role for Mandy Moore. The two make a good match on screen and do a good job relating the basic story.

The entire flick is about a crazy preacher and his methods on making sure couples are ready to get married. All of his methods are over-the-top and what else would you expect from a guy played by the never stable Robin Williams? Unfortunately, the veteran actor Williams is the worst part of the show. It's the same old act from the same old guy. It would have been hilarious ten years ago.

Either way, the movie turns out to be an enjoyable watch with plenty of comedy to keep the family laughing.

Second, the undeniable Spider-Man 3

This movie made TONS of money at the box office. So much that its in the top grossing movies of all time list. The weird part? Most people say they didn't like the latest installment in the Spidey Series. How do I figure most? Well, after the movie hit theatres, I constantly checked up on popular review sites and the message boards or forums. Spidey was getting terrible reviews from almost all message board users. It was ranked the worst of the 3 Spiderman movies on almost all review sites.

I'm here to take a stand. I will agree that Spiderman 3 is my least favorite of the three, however, that is my point. After watching the flick on DVD without expecting much out of it, I found myself enjoying it again. The movie had such high expectations that slight backsteps in the series caused people to start hating it. I watched with renewed enthusiasm and was genuinely thrilled with it. The new flick ultimately has some problems with cramming too much story into it, and unsuccessfully trying new things, but are easily brushed off if you don't compare it to the first two. That is the entire problem with the new film. It can't stand on its own because it will always be compared to the first two. When you rent this film, please don't compare it to the first two and if you've already seen it in theatres and have no desire to see it again, I urge you to take a chance and watch it again on DVD with an open mind. The flick truly is a fun, entertaining, and well made movie with lots of special effects, action, drama, and romance. And when Spiderman starts dancing, just remember, it's supposed to be funny.

Both flicks are available at Movie Gallery in McCook as well as many other new releases.

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.