Another Tranny

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" hits DVD this week, and although fans were generally satisfied, I see no point continuing this series without Megan Fox.

The highlight for me was always the sequence featuring Ms. Fox running from a robot fight in slow motion. Without Megan in the foreground, I am left with only the robot fight, and the appeal of this spectacle remains elusive to me.

Speaking of spectacle, this week also marks the release of a restored "Ben Hur," and not some over-hyped restoration, but a real one. It's a worthwhile upgrade of one of Hollywood's great visual feats.

Also re-released: A restored "Footloose." My DVD copy describes it as "The Movie That Defined a Generation." Let's grant that it was a fun dance movie. But do you really want to belong to a generation that is defined by "Footloose?"

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