Thank god for the test audience. If not for them we may never have seen just how brilliant a piece of cinema The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford really is - well, not for another 15 years anyway when Andrew Dominik would have released his 'Director's Cut'.
You remember how that Simple Minds song went, 'don't you ... forget about me ... don't, don't, don't, don't ... don't you ... forget about me'. Well, we sure as hell haven't forgotten, nor have we forgotten about the movie it featured so prominently in - The Breakfast Club - especially if you're a child of the 1980s, like myself.
He's definitely performed better than the last A-list American actor to portray a genuine British literary or mythological legend, but there is still a question mark over Robert Downey Jnr's Sherlock Holmes.
Borrowing from cult sci-fi favorites such as Alien Nation and Enemy Mine new sensation District 9 (2009) is another fine example of taking a less than unique idea for a movie and presenting it on the big screen in an entirely unique way.
For all the crap that is churned out by the Hollywood processing plant, it makes you wonder why a clever little horror film like Trick 'r Treat is left on the studio shelf for almost two years after production completed to gather dust - and a bad reputation.