Arch Campbell

Arch Campbell

Inside Media: America at the Movies

June 01, 2008

Guest: Arch Campbell

The way Arch Campbell sees it, more people should have his job.

"I think local television would be well served to have every station having someone going out and covering the arts," he said.

Campbell, ABC7's entertainment critic, spent more than 30 years reporting from Washington, D.C., and became, in the words of one audience member, "a legend in local broadcast news."

"We need beauty, and we need arts programs," Campbell said. "Beauty transforms you, and it transforms you in ways you don't know," he said.

Campbell's predictions for this summer's biggest movies:

  • Disney/Pixar's "WALL•E," an animated film about a robot.
  • "Hancock," a comedy starring Will Smith as an alcoholic superhero who gets a new image after rehab.
  • "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," a comedy starring Adam Sandler as an Israeli commando-turned-hairdresser.

"It's just silly, good fun with a little something serious underneath," Campbell said about "You Don't Mess With the Zohan." "I believe this is [Sandler's] masterpiece."

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