Two quick recommendations for you. Go see The Incredibles. You like animation right? Of course you do. And you know that Pixar has consistently turned out some of the smartest feature-length animated films in years? Of course you do. The Incredibles marks their first genuine attempt at a film about people, not animals or toys, though still not entirely normal people either; it’s about super-heroes. This thing is crammed with great laughs and intelligent writing for interesting characters. Lots to enjoy here for everyone.
For music fans, get The Arcade Fire’s new album, Funeral. It’s catchy as hell and demands to be listened to again and again. I just heard it for the first time last week, and I am sad to say, I have probably listened to it at least once a day (maybe more, I am trying not to look too bad here). The Pitchfork Media review of the album put it perfectly, so I will not try and do it better, but I will show you some free music samples from the album. I am going to see these guys on Sunday and can’t wait.