I'm trying to get back in the saddle, kids, but it's not easy. I'm having one of my periodic crises of confidence, and finding very little time when I do feel up to it. I intend to get something batted out here shortly, but don't get your hopes up.
I'm sure that you'd rather not hear me whine any longer, so in the meantime, know that Paul Dini has a LJ, and has written a great critique post on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The more I hear and read about this flick, the more I'm thinking this will go into that Grinch/Cat in the Hat-"must avoid at all costs" category.