I'm sorry if this is beginning to turn into a movie review blog (and probably not a great one even) but I have to say something about how much I enjoyed Pixar's latest creation: Up!
This is easily the best movie I've seen all year, and validates my earlier statement that stories matter. This movie explores the simple theme of "the wonder of adventure" and uses a relatively simple, straightforward story to take us for the ride. Although it is computer animated, it shows far more humanity than all of the live-action blockbusters I've seen this season. At times I even got a little teary.
Go see it. Only the most heartless bastard could hate this film.
(Note to several of you heartless bastards reading this: You know who you are already. If you go see this and hate it, don't blame me. Blame whoever shredded your soul previously.)