Given a few spare hours out and about yesterday, M. and I caught Across the Universe. Really a Beatles cover album, given excellent surreal visuals and a cover story wrapped around it, it's a pretty damn enjoyable movie. The story isn't too deep, but you get attached to the characters and their experiences, all very relate-able given the storytelling through well-known songs. (I say this as no fan of musicals, too.) Also, the film brings in all these events and characters from the era into the film, sometimes in pretty innovative ways. None of the actors are big names, but there's some pretty cool cameos (including one person I didn't recognize at all.) Highly recommended, especially on the big screen.
New trailers: * The Darjeeling Limited - Wes Anderson's latest, about three brothers undertaking a spiritual quest to reconnect with each other. Good cast, too. Sign me on. Added bonus: Jocasta, from Rome. * Things We Lost in the Fire - Maybe, on Netflix, but only because I dig Benicio Del Toro. Added bonus: Calamity Jane, from Deadwood.