Comic Con really kicked my butt, but expect three new reviews in pretty rapid succession later this week. In the meantime, here's what else I did in the month of July...
* Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows; Part II, in which the midgets throw the ring into the fire. That's this franchise, right? (Seriously, this movie ruled.)
* Horrible Bosses delivers lots of laughs thanks to its great cast.
* Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, a riveting documentary about the legendary hiphop innovators.
* A Little Help, an indie also-ran starring Jenna Fischer that only just begins to touch on its deeper topics.
* Winnie the Pooh, the new animated sequel harshes my Hundred-Acre Wood.
* Blind Alley, a mild 1939 crime drama from Charles Vidor. The psychology has aged poorly, but Chester Morris' performance as a troubled killer still smolders.
* Miral, Julian Schnabel's intriguing yet imperfect Palestinian drama.
* Phaedra, Jules Dassin takes on Euripides, bringing Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins along for the tragedy.
* Rango, the animated chameleon with the voice of Johnny Depp in a movie by Gore Verbinski. Neither as bad as it could be or good as it needs to be, but entertaining.
* The Reluctant Saint, Maximilian Schell as the Flying Friar in Edward Dmytryk's religious drama.