I won’t have time to return to moviegoing for another week or two, due to deadlines, but I’m sure looking forward to getting back into a theater.

But alas, it sounds like the summer blockbusters are a disappointing lot. I’d been looking forward to X-Men: The Last Stand, but I feared it would end up being a case of effects over story, action over character development. According to these reviews, it sounds like my fears have been realized.

Of course, I should be going to the amazing lineup at the Seattle International Film Festival. New stuff from Gondry, Ozon, Hou… but to tell you the truth, as anxious as I am to see these, the last few years have made me weary of those long, annoying lines and the overpriced tickets. The last few times I’ve attended the fest, I’ve regretted it, and wished I’d waited for the DVD.

Anybody here seen X3 yet? Were you impressed? Disappointed?

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