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Summer movie season is winding down again, although I have to admit that there are still plenty of good movies in theaters. Often times, in August, I resort to seeing things like Legally Blond 2 out of desperation, because studios tend to use August to dump movies that really no one needs to see. However, one night, I was trying to decide on my Friday night movie and became so overwhelmed with the choices, that I ended up going home and reading a book. Should I see Up, Ponyo, Food, Inc., The City of Lost Children, Thirst, Harry Potter, Objectified, or A Perfect Getaway? Just asking the question was giving me a headache, so I finished my Guiness and went home.

Plus, based on the critical consensus, I've already seen the most admired summer film, The Hurt Locker. But why is Katheryn Bigelow's movie so universally admired by critics? I've read plenty of the glowing reviews and while I agree that The Hurt Locker is a fine film, I don't share the enthusiasm. The Hurt…