Benchwarmers is a thumbs down. Stupid humor, bad script. Such good actors, all star cast, and they really tried with what they were given, but David Spade and Jon Heder could only do so much. It totally stunk and I walked out. I just couldn't waste my brain any longer on this one.
Ice Age is super terrific and I give it at least four stars. Really cute movie, good even for grownups. Queen Latifah's voice work is fantastic. But then I may be biased because I like studying prehistoric stuff...and I'm still a fan of cartoons.
Rented Everything is Illuminated. This movie is beautiful and as brilliant as the title. I don't want to talk about it much for fear of giving it all away, but it's a good watch. Elijah Wood plays this Jewish kid looking for the woman who helped his father escape the Ukraine before the Soviets could kill him. The Ukrainian teenager is a total star, and Elijah Wood definitely gives a thought-provoking and eloquent performance as a stranger in a land of so much beauty over so much pain.