So ... here are some thoughts about some flicks I have seen lately.
War of the Worlds - First of all, this movie made me very glad that I don't believe in aliens. The special effects were very distracting at first, but I got used to them quickly and came to enjoy them. The story was engaging - a few holes, but also a number of very memorable scenes. Tom Cruise was not annoying, the little girl deserves an Oscar nomination, and Timothy Robbins was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot.
The Life Aquatic - I love weird movies, and this is one. Bill Murray and Owen Wilson absolutely crack me up. I laughed out loud several times. But ... I am pretty sure that I don't know a single other person who would enjoy this movie, so I am not going to recommend it to anyone.
National Treasure - Loved it. I don't know how historically accurate any of the Mason stuff was, but it was an enjoyable story that reminded me of the Indiana Jones movies.
Meet the Parents - I know, I know, I know ... how lame am I? I am right now watching this flick for the first time on ABC, and ... it's funny. It reminds me of meeting Vanessa's parents.