Just my take on a few movies that I've recently seen in the theater or on TV/DVD:
Envy: I love Ben Stiller. Jack Black's awesome. I really dig Christopher Walken. But I HATED this movie. I laughed maybe once or twice. Avoid it at all costs.
Crash: The perfect date movie...if you get off on white liberal guilt. Actually, it was a decent flick, even though it was a downer and its racial message was heavyhanded.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: I was a huge fan of the books when I read them in my teen years, but have forgotten pretty much every detail of the series. This became a benefit when I sat in the theater because I could enjoy the movie for what it was rather than nitpick over the book-to-screen changes. Mos Def, Martin Freeman, and Sam Rockwell (who gave a Bush-esque swagger to his role as President of the Galaxy) all gave great performances and the effects were great. You just know that any movie that uses Alan Rickman as the voice of a depressed robot is a winner.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Disclaimer: I'm an unabashed Wes Anderson fan. Having said that, I LOVED this movie. Bill Murray is excellent (and overlooked) once again. The music (David Bowie covers in Portuguese!) is perfect. And it had the right amount of quirk. Napoleon Dynamite lovers, this is how an offbeat movie is done.