The animated Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1986) is a strange piece indeed. Clearly made for children yet still possessing the elements that make the Robert Louis Stevenson novel rather haunting. Unfortunately it doesn't succeed in balancing both these aspects.
I could write many words on Dreamworks' latest How to Train Your Dragon (2010) but suffice it to say I've said all I want to say on my twitter and frankly I just don't care anymore. Yes, I like the film. No, it's no where close to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Yes, it has some wonderful flying sequences & touching story. No, it's not the best Dreamworks film to date. The amount of praise I've seen / heard some movie bloggers / podcasters heap on this film is astounding. Seriously. Act 1 is sorely lacking and dull. Act 2 & 3 are sweet yet predictable. Animation is average. Did not see 3-D version but hear it's the best way to view this. Lastly, thought the character models resembled Rankin & Bass designs (which I liked) but the voiceovers were meh. Good one for pet owners. Go see it.
Finally crossed Erin Brockovich (2000) off the blindspot list. Another film I wasn't keen on viewing but captured my attention with excellent acting and good writing. Glad I had lower expectations settling into this otherwise I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. Albert Finney is a treasure.