I watched Spartan tonight while doing the sports sims. It was actually a pretty good film. It started out a little cheesy, but the story developed rather well and kept you interested. Val Kilmer did a really good job as a secret service agent. Derek Luke who I liked so much as Antwone Fisher (and the upcoming Friday Night Lights!) did a good job as the young agent. I was a little disappointed in William H. Macy – it is probably not his fault as the role may have been just that weak, but I was left with the feeling he was coasting on this performance.

RATING 7 out of 10

I also watched American Splendor earlier and while it was interesting due to it being a true story, it was a bit too dismal for me. I really like Paul Giamatti, but the person he portrayed, Harvey Pekar is such a dour character that it made it hard to relate to.

RATING 6 out of 10