Staying-inside weather today. Decided to watch some DVDs people had lent me, so I could return them.
Started with "X-Men: The Last Stand" (from CM). Not as bad as other friends had cautioned. If you can ignore the liberties taken with the comic-book source material and the high body count (including a few fan favourites), it's a slick popcorn flick that's hard to take your eyes off.
My second selection was an MTV promo of "The Making Of Jackass Two" (from DL). Had little impact for this viewer as it was largely filled with teasers for the movie - which I've seen. The clearest message to come from the interviews was: Johnny Knoxville doesn't know when to stop.
Attention span waning by this stage, but I slipped in a third disc to watch while preparing/eating/washing up from lunch.
"Gisaku" (from CS) is a Spanish cartoon done in a Disney-meets-anime style. The hackneyed plot involving a team of misfit heroes, multi-part amulet and demonic portal is made up for by the amount of Spanish culture squeezed in - at times, it's like a combination travelogue/history lesson.
(An addendum or those of you with kids... Although "Gisaku" has its educational moments, it's too violent for littlies. I'll give you an example: a samurai severs a demon's head with his sword, then uses its fallen torso like a springboard, sending blood squirting out the neck.)