Juno (2007) - Fun movie. Pretty funny. Good cast. The dialogue started off a little too deliberately hip and snarky (which is something I was worried about), but it soon settled down and felt more natural. The music screamed "I am Indie, give me cred," but it wasn't bad. Apparently Jason Bateman can only play jerks in movies. "Pork swords" was the rallying cry after the movie. Michael Cera was funny, though barely in the movie. Juno's parents were well-written and well-played. Jennifer Garner was good. The message was mostly good.
To Catch a Thief (1955) - Amy and I are continuing our Hitchcock catch-up. This one isn't one of my favorites, but it's a pretty good one. I called the thief's identity half-way through the movie (Brag Points). Grace Kelly was fine. The insurance rep and Grace's mom were fun characters. The shot of the would-be thief's body in the water was a pretty unique and powerful image. Overall the movie felt a lot lighter than the other recent Hitchcocks we watched (Strangers on a Train and Rear Window).
I Am Legend (2007) - Quite good until the two new characters show up. Then it's a whole different movie. The tension, the isolation, and the terror were really well-done in the first 2/3. I didn't really care about the flashbacks at all. They changed the character in a way that was unnecessary (from the book, I mean -- according to Ian, he was not a brilliant doctor in the book. All his learning came from his time alone with books and practice, which I think makes a more interesting character). Plus (spoilers ahead) if you're going to have your main character die, it has to be in such a way that there was no other alternative. Otherwise the audience will hate you. Will's suicide seemed entirely unnecessary to accomplish his goal. He could just as easily have gotten into the escape hatch, chucking the grenade before closing the door.