I’ll admit that the idea for Ocean’s 1 through 10 as verbal confusion probably isn’t a new one and that most of you probably look at this joke like “Yeah, and?…”

But you know in the back of your mind that somewhere out there some dim-witted fella is sitting in a shack somewhere HONESTLY trying to figure out why he can’t remember seeing Ocean’s 1 through 10.

Whatever. I’m enjoying the concept of today’s comic – that Jimmy longs so hard to fit in, he tries to engage Tom with some sarcasm. But it’s just too forced. I like that Tom is kind of playing along without flat out calling him an idiot.

Jimmy isn’t really an idiot, of course. It’s just that wit isn’t his stock and trade. Being nice is what he’s best at and that’s pretty much it.

Ocean’s 13 comes out this weekend and Cami and I are excited to see it. Ocean’s 11 was a film we admire for it’s relaxed, high-polish cool. Even though most critics lambasted Ocean’s 12 as being bloated and overdone, we still enjoyed it’s Euro-trash sensibilities.

Admittedly, I was a little surprised that they brought the action back to Vegas. In this installment, Ocean’s gang isn’t out for money, but out for revenge when their financier played by Elliott Gould is muscled out of a new casino by the oily Al Pacino. So while I questioned the location as an attempt to undo what went wrong with Ocean’s 12, the revenge concept captures my attention more than if it were a straight up heist film.

I guess they managed to wrangle up David Levin and Brian Koppelman to do the screenplay. Their names might not be familiar, but they were the two writers who did Rounders – another movie about gambling with Matt Damon in it. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. Ed Norton delivers a great performance it in as well.

At any rate, seeing those two attached to Ocean’s 13 also excites me simply because Rounders did such a good job with the double crosses and the sharp dialogue. If you consider the law of diminishing returns on most sequels, it’ll probably be an appropriate shot in the arm to have these two on duty.

I don’t know if you had a chance to listen to Monday’s broadcast of The Triple Feature, but if you didn’t you missed a doozy. I think we had a great show on Monday and we really covered a lot of ground. The show went long by about 20 minutes, but not one of them was wasted. If you want to get our opinions about Knocked Up, Once, Mr. Brooks and Day Watch, go to our profile page at TalkShoe.com and download the most recent episode. Your ears will thank you for it.

Just want to give everyone the head’s up now that next Monday will be our 25th episode and we plan on celebrating by discussing the best movies of the year so far and the movies we’re most looking forward to before closing out 2007. We figured it’s just about the half-way point, so now would be a good time to do it.

We really want a lot of people to call in and give us their opinions about what movies they think have been the best so far this year. So if you want to participate, all you have to do is sign up for a TalkShoe account – don’t worry, it’s free – call 724-444-7444 about 15 minutes before showtime. It’ll ask you for the show’s Talkcast ID which is 7738 and your password – which will probably be your phone number when you create your account.

You don’t need a complicated set up on your computer to listen to the show. You can call in with a cell phone or land line if you want. But if you want to let us know that you’re interested in talking to us live, you’ll need to utilize the TalkShoe application to notify us.

If anyone is scared about how to set things up, there are tons of resources on the Talkshoe site. Or you could e-mail me at theaterhopper@hotmail.com and I’ll help walk you through it. What’s important is that we want everyone to be there. We want to spread the word and make it a big party!

In honor of the occassion, we’ve launched a MySpace page for The Triple Feature that you can access here. Friend us and we’ll send you a reminder the day of the show.

Sound cool? Cool!

That’s it for me. Have a great Wednesday!

↓ Transcript
So, Jimmy what do you think of Ocean’s 13? Is it any good?

Oh, man! Don’t get me started on these summer sequels!

First it was Spider-Man 3, then Shrek 3, then Pirates 3!

I’m amazed they got Ocean’s 13 into theaters. Ocean’s 1 through 10 weren’t anything to write home about!

Oh! I get it! This is you being clever, right?

Did you laugh? I came up with it a week ago!