What's more important to SNL, comedy or buzz? When the parade of cameos is over, at the end of the day there's got to be something else there to keep viewers giving a damn.
Predictable? You bet. Original? Hardly. But what keeps audiences of this lite-fare comedy in their seats is the undeniable on-screen chemistry between leads Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
I can only guess that The Hangover is continuing to expand beyond the frat-boy core, a theory which will be tested when Transformers 2 steals each and every frat boy away next weekend.
Teaming Sandra Bullock with Ryan Reynolds seems like a winning proposition. He's a verbal ju-jitsu master for the kind of snide, withering remarks that she specializes in.
Marry Me Monday is different because the proposals take place during Bachelorette Time. And Bachelorette Time is a very special time for women.
To be fair, the movies this summer won't be all bad. There are always a few surprise gems buried amidst the muck.
Confronting these menacing assassins of the ice is no small feat. In the world of Seal Clubbing, there are but only a few ways to overpower such wicked beasts. The best and most preferable way is, of course, napalm.
It's my hope the story of my father combined with my own goal of becoming the first person in history to sob uncontrollably for 26.2 miles straight, may inspire you to give something too.
Neither Watchmen or The Proposal is out until 2009, but I mention Akerman now because when she's big-time next year, you can say you heard it here first.