The Triplets of Belleville. French animation, with some very funny moments (especially from Bruno the dog), and some very dark ones too, which possibly make it too dark for kids, despite the PG rating. Keep watching after the credits (I wish we had.) Maybe don’t watch it if you don’t like frogs… Great stuff.
Japanese Story. Toni Collette in a very un-Muriel-like role. Some scenery (both natural and manmade) which I bet looked spectacular in the cinema. A surprise event in the film that I sure-as-hell didn’t expect, and won’t reveal, ‘cos it really would ruin it. On paper the plot is about as simple as they come, but what makes the film is the human interactions. As long as you like that kind of film, it’s a thumbs up.