Delight—"Fraggle Rock"—Finally, somebody has gotten a clue and decided to make "Fraggle Rock" into a movie! Ahmet Zappa is set to direct. Can an animated CGI version of "The Electric Company" be far behind?
Gigantic Dud—Borat—Sure, it's funny. If you can sit through over an hour of the most politically incorrect humor ever filmed on purpose.
Dud—Wesley Snipes—How come Wesley Snipes hasn't paid his taxes in years? Who's his tax advisor, Richard Hatch? Good thing that Blade III did not score that well at the box office or he might have join the Willie Nelson tour to make ends meet.
Delight—Halo Down the Draino(TM)—Apparently Peter Jackson has passed on the big screen conversion of the popular computer game, Halo. So far, video game to movie conversions haven't been a huge success. Until they make Pengo® and Dig-Dug® into movies, I'm not sure I'll care anyway.
Delight—Live Free or Die Hard—Naw, it's not New Hampshire's new motto. It's Die Hard IV. Hey, if they can make a Rocky VI, why not let John McClane take on cyber-terrorists while trapped in the 32nd floor of a bad marriage?
Dud/Delight?—Front runner for Best Documentary of 2007—Eddie Murphy will play a spaceship. I'm not making this up. Eddie Murphy will play a spaceship for a species of tiny human-like aliens the leader of which looks like Eddie Murphy. Uh huh. Could be funny. It could be.
Dud—Lake Effect—So, The Lake House came out on video 1 November. I had the film in my Netflix(TM) queue for a long time. I waited and waited for it to arrive. I went to the mailbox and it wasn't there. There was, however, a note from the woman who used to live in my apartment a few years ago saying how much she enjoyed watching the movie, and could I please put Speed 2 in my queue for next time?
Delights—Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette / David Bowie as Nickola Tesla / Helen Mirren as HRM Queen Elizabeth II—Three of the very best portrayals of historical royal figures this year in nearly the same week! Two Queens and the King of Electricity! Can it get any better than this?
Dud—Religion and Sharp Implements—Who exactly was it that thought it a good idea to put out Conversations with God in the same week with Saw III and Running with Scissors? Must have been someone who saw Deliver Us From Evil.