Nicely done, MC, thanks -- and please do more.
On the rental front, I will give a four-star recommendation to "The Prestige:" a very entertaining film.
I too enjoyed it... my only real problem was the "fantasy" aspect of some of the Xerxes soldiers. C'mon. An angry mutant guy chained up to be released on the Greeks at the last minute?
The story didn't need it.
P.S. I can't say I agree with Ms. Hsieh, since I have not seen the movie. I have read other things she has written, and find her credible (or at least having something valuable to say).