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- The transition from cartoon to reality is the main theme in "Enchanted," and Princess Giselle ( Amy Adams) showed us what it would be like to live in the modern world with fairy tale singing and sensibilities.
-- With inspirational warrior King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and the rest of the CGI-abbed Spartan army at the Battle of Thermopylae, "300" was a visual feast both criticized and praised, while its historical accuracies were debated.
- No fairy tale here, as Javier Bardem's menacing "friend-o" killer in "No Country for Old Men" brought true, calculating evil to the screen. It also brought gold to Bardem in the form of an Oscar.
- Optimus Prime and crew made it to the big screen in a big way as the "Transformers" movie broke attendance records and spawned a resurgence in popularity for the '80s cartoon creation.