I'm sorry, while some critics are up in arms about Marley and Me, I just find it hard to hate a dog movie. I have better movies to spend my energy disliking.
Meanwhile, a strong box office showing for Benjamin Button (projected mid-40s) should be welcomed. Until this happened, if The Dark Knight were not to be nominated, it could have meant exactly zero hits among the Best Picture nominees. I'm glad to see a film pointed at an older audience with so many respected people involved do so well. And I think it's great that Cate Blanchett draws flies.