I know this weekend isn't over yet but it's been a great one for movies.
Last night we watched Hancock and it blew me away. All I had seen was the trailer for it. I had completely forgotten Jason Bateman was in it. The trailer hardly gives anything away about the plot. Something unexpected happens that sets the movie on a different course. I was watching it and thinking "OMG! Superhero mythology has just gone in a new direction." Anyone who is a fan of Heroes should run to see this movie.
To make it a Will Smith double-feature we watched the Blu-Ray disc of I Am Legend. We watched the alternate ending first and then the original theatrical ending. Because of this, I noticed the lead creature smashed a butterfly pattern into the glass of the lab during the standoff. I thought the first ending was simplistic and laid it all out there. The alternate ending is not a complete ending like the theatrical release but it was more complex.
For something completely different, we watched Volver. The writing and acting leaves no surprises regarding the plot. A slip of a word or a glance betrays old and new family secrets. It wasn't one of Almodovar's best movies but it wasn't his worst either.