Reading main stream reviews of 300, I began to suspect that it wasn't the movie the critics didn't like, rather it was its politics. If Neal Stephenson's op-ed is any indication, my hunch was bang-on. And if a Greek anthropologist likes it, it can't be all that bad. Since my motto is "if it gets mixed reviews and looks interesting, it goes on the list," this one has definitely been moved to "on."
Getting it moved onto Ellen's list, well, that's a whole different ballgame.