Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium works for me at all. It's very reminiscint of the Robin Williams movie Toys and with that school boy haircut Natalie Portman has, doesn't look all that sexy and when she's not playing sexy she's just plain annoying. Dustin Hoffman seems to be doing his best Gene Wilder impression and although I love the idea of Jason Bateman's character, the trailer doesn't really hint at him being nasty or evil enough for me to care. I like the idea behind the movie but then I liked the idea for Night at the Museum as well until the talent behind it fucked it up.
Stranger than Fiction writer Zach Helm wrote and is making his directorial debut with the film which you can see 16th November (U.S.) and 14th December (U.K.)