And you know what's coming. (Maybe you don't though - the previews!)
- Cinderella Man - I can't stand Russell Crowe. (That said, I did like Mystery, Alaska.) Like Johansson, he's an adequate actor but nothing special to look at. And it's about boxing. Someone made a comment during this preview about it being a "Rocky" prequel, which made me snicker.
- The Interpreter - I'm sensing a theme, because Nicole Kidman joins Crowe and Johansson in the "Meh" category. She's the better actor of the three, but I am still ambivalent of the whole Kidman ouvre (however, I loved Practical Magic). Plus, it's about the UN - you'd think that someone who spent half of her high school career as a member of the model UN club, I'd be more interested in this. Nope. Not even slightly. (Special note about the IMDb entry for Practical Magic - I submitted the two goofs dealing with the dead boyfriend's body. Yes, I have an ego and am not ashamed to occasionally flaunt it.)
- Ice Princess - ugh. More dreck from Disney. This time about figure skating, featuring Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Catrall. I don't expect this will become the definitive figure skating movie, a title which is held by The Cutting Edge. But it is written by Meg Cabot, who wrote the Princess Diaries series, and a couple of not-half-bad romances for adults.
- Bride & Prejudice - This one looks good. It's a Bollywood-meets-the-west-meets-Jane Austin deal.
- Hitch - I think I've seen this preview before. Wil Smith being handsome and charming - sound familiar? Oh, that's right - like every other film he's done.
My fear of earthquakes was slightly more realistic. There is a minor fault line running under Lake Ontario, and we've had a couple of very minor tremors. As in, less than 4 on the Richter Scale.