Geoffrey Long
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Aw, c'mon, it wasn't that... OK, maybe it was.

I actually went to see "Alex and Emma" this summer with my friend Emily, a fact directly attributed to our both being total suckers for those kinds of movies. "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally," "You've Got Mail," hell, even "Kate and Leopold" – I've seen 'em all. I'd even been looking forward to it, since I like rooting for writer characters, and I've thought Luke Wilson was a decent actor ever since "The Royal Tenenbaums." But, yeah, in execution, "Alex and Emma" was just flat and lifeless, formulaic and dull. What a letdown.

I cannot speak to "My Boss's Daughter" or "Marci X". I did have enough good sense to avoid those.

One thing that I've been thinking a lot about lately, though, is the revival of certain genres. I'm one of those people that thought "Pirates of the Caribbean" was one of the most fun movies of the summer, and given its box office take, I'm sure we can expect to see a small rush of pirate movies over the next 12 months or so. What other genres do you guys think are ripe for revivals?

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