Relative to all the geeks and semi-geeks I consider to be my people, I don't actually go see a lot of movies. Consequently, I don't blog about a lot of movies. But I'm making an exception today.
First, Stardust, a Neil Gaiman romp that I wasn't expecting to like all that much, as (heresy alert) I can take or leave much of what I've read of Gaiman's stuff. But I was pleasantly surprised. Stardust is no Princess Bride, but it's got its funny moments, and there are a few plot twists that were to my naive and unsophisticated mind, at least sufficiently unexpected. Moreover, we got the rental for free because we bought phone credit at the video store.
Second, a movie I'm really eager to see, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead. Yes, you read that right. I don't usually want to see horror-type movies, even if they're satire or farce or whatever. Just...ew. But in this case, I'm so intrigued by the premise (a vampire has written a version of Hamlet, and there's stuff about the Holy Grail, tons of other vampires, and some sort of bizarre conspiracy involving Shakespeare himself) that I'm tempted to make an exception.