In other uneventful happenings around town, I watched War of the Worlds, Starring Tom Cruise, who seems to be under the influence of the moon these days.
The movie is good, with a crisp narrative, and Spielberg's signature special effects. In addition, there are no doomsday-movie cliches-- there are no politicians pointing on the map, no people from India praying in front of Taj Mahal. But I find the end a little too abrupt. Almost as if some movie-auditors said, "Ok dude, you are over your time-limit. Now cut the crap!". Whoosh, they all lived happily ever after.
Actingwise, Tom cruise is good. Dakota Fanning is about as annoying as a ten year old can get.