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Goldstein’s summer movie posse

The panel
Do not underestimate The Posse. Each year, columnist Patrick Goldstein kicks off the summer movie season by letting teen-agers do the predicting about what will hit -- and what to miss. And their aim is surprisingly good.

This year sixteen trailers were screened for the six panelists and each trailer was graded on a 1-to-10 scale, with the highest possible score being 60.

Here’s what these hip-to-the-hype teens (Clara Bartlett, left, Milena Bray, Simona Zappas, Adam Voron, Ryan Ines and Tristan Rodman) said about the biggest movies on the horizon: (Lori Shepler, Los Angeles Times)
‘Superbad’
‘Superbad’

I’m definitely going. I was laughing the whole way.

— Milena Bray


Posse score: 47 (Melissa Moseley / Columbia Pictures)
Knocked Up
‘Knocked Up’

I was a huge fan of ’40 Year Old Virgin’ and this has the same director and a lot of the same actors, so I’m really looking forward to it.

— Ryan Ines


Posse score: 43 (Suzanne Hanover / Universal Pictures)
Hot Rod
‘Hot Rod’

Andy Samberg is like Steve Carell. He just makes things funny.

— Milena Bray


Posse score: 42 (James Dittiger / Paramount Pictures)
Rescue Dawn
‘Rescue Dawn’

I don’t necessarily like war movies, but this really looks good. It looks like it has something to say.

— Milena Bray


Posse score: 41 (Lena Herzog / MGM)
Evan Almighty
‘Evan Almighty’

If it was any other actor I’d give it a lower grade, but I like Steve Carell.

— Ryan Ines


Posse score: 39 (Universal Pictures)
Ocean’s 13
‘Ocean’s Thirteen’

It seems pretty good but I don’t want to like it because my parents would probably like it.

— Clara Bartlett


Posse score: 36 (Melinda Sue Gordon / Warner Bros.)
The Simpsons
‘The Simpsons Movie’

This is one of those movies that my friends will be calling up, saying, `Hey, do you want to see this?’

— Simona Zappas


Posse score: 35 (Matt Groening / 20th Century Fox)
‘Harry Potter’
‘Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix’

I have such a love-hate relationship with the movies. If they get one thing wrong, I go on a rampage.

— Simona Zappas


Posse score: 34 (Murray Close / Warner Bros.)
1408
‘1408'

I love horror movies like this. I begged my dad to let me watch ‘The Exorcist’ when I was in sixth grade.

— Clara Bartlett


Posse score: 31 (David Appleby / Dimension Films)
Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Depp
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’

I know I’ll see it, but I don’t think I’m going to like it.

— Simona Zappas


Posse score: 25 (Peter Mountain / AP)
Transformers
‘Transformers’

It felt totally contrived to me. Laughable, cliched, totally over acted all the way.

— Adam Voron


Posse score: 22 (Dreamworks / Paramount)
‘Live Free or Die Hard’
‘Live Free or Die Hard’

This is exactly the kind of movie ‘Hot Fuzz’ makes fun of.

— Tristan Rodman


Posse score: 21 (Frank Masi / Twentieth Century Fox)
‘Rush Hour 3'
‘Rush Hour 3'

It felt like it had every possible African-American and Chinese stereotype in it. It looks almost hilariously bad.

— Tristan Rodman


Posse score: 20 (Glen Wilson / New Line Cinema)
Good Luck, Chuck
‘Good Luck Chuck’

What a horrible concept. Whoever came up with that is really nuts.

— Adam Voron


Posse score: 15 (Rico Torres / Lionsgate)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
‘Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer’

It feels like something an eight-year-old would think is cool, not someone our age.

— Clara Bartlett


Posse score: 12 (Diyah Pera / 20th Century Fox)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’

I thought Adam Sandler was funny when I was little. I wonder what happened.

— Ryan Ines


Posse score: 9 (Tracy Bennett / Universal Pictures)
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