And so the day of love is here again, the day on which, according to legend, birds choose their mates and about three different saints named Valentine were martyred. Normally, I take Lucky to a movie or something on Valentine's Day, but I'm in the field now and I'm off movies for the time being, anyway.
Speaking of movies and Valentines, the critics have given a nice Valentine to The Spiderwick Chronicles. After a long string of miserable fantasy films for kids, it's nice to know that a good one has been released.
On the other hand, the critics turned up their noses at Jumper, which disappoints me; I had been looking forward to that one, even though I'm pretty sure a Nickelodeon special back in the early nineties had an identical premise.