Seriously, Kevin Costner may actually be one of the worst actors to ever grace the big screen. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is one of my all time favorite films, but that film works in spite of Costner's wooden delivery and horrid attempt at an English accent he occasionally remembers his character is supposed to have. Now, he tries to be a seriously scary psycho killer with Dane Cook as a protege in Mr. Brooks. Granted, given Costner's mostly played nice guys his whole career this seems like a daring move, but unlike other actors who simply normally don't show their dramatic edge, Costner simply has none. Every single role is the same for him, and lately he's made the unwise decision of starring along other talentless individuals so it shows all the more.
Luckily, there's an easy choice this weekend for movie-going audiences with Knocked Up, which granted, sounds like a straight-up chick flick, but this is from Judd Apatow, who brought us the fantastic 40-year old Virgin (and of course, Freaks & Geeks). The guy knows funny, and aside from a dude like Seth Rogen actually having a chance with a woman like Katherine Heigl, from all reports it's a refreshingly honest & real approach to the subject of an unexpected pregnancy.
Finally, I think I'm bored with the Halo 3 beta & I'm certainly not alone, as the "population" seems to mostly bottomed out from those insane early days. It's not a knock on the gameplay, really, but let's face it, this is just an unsatisfying nugget of the final product. 3 maps and only a few gametypes get old quick, along with it basically requiring massive trickery to play any sort of a real custom game. Oh well, not like I don't have plenty of other actual games like Odin Sphere to keep me busy for awhile.