I watched the first half of The Terminal (2004) last night. It's about as mild a film as I think I've ever seen, even by Steven Spielberg's standards. It's about a guy who gets stranded inside an international airport because a military coup in his fictional Eastern European country invalidates his passport and visa, but it's not a heart-wrenching drama. It's amusing, but not laugh-out-loud funny. It's about the least-gripping thing I've ever seen, yet still wanted to watch. It's got a great cast: Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci and Catherine Zeta-Jones were the names on the posters, but there's also Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana before they were stars. Fans of US & Canadian television will also recognize Barry Shabaka-Henley, Chi McBride, Corey Reynolds, Guillermo Diaz, Kenneth Choi, Cas Anvar, and Conrad Pla. Possibly the most interesting thing about the whole movie is that, because Spielberg couldn't convince any airports to let him take over their space for filming, the entire airport in the movie is one gigantic set, constructed inside an unused airline hangar.