Kyle and I saw Avatar in Amarillo. We'd heard things about how incredible it was, but didn't really expect to love it. Especially Kyle--his expectations were low. But he walked out of there and said "Whoa. That was AMAZING." He also has a thing for 3D movies, so that was probably a factor. But we LOVED it. It was so interesting and it made me want Pandora to exist--mostly because I want to walk somewhere and have the ground glow under my feet! The beasts scared me, but the Navi were cool. Sam Worthington was (don't read this Kyle) super attractive, both as a human AND a Navi. The story was predictable but still exciting and cool. I think the coolest thing was the animation! I am normally not a fan of CGI. I'm not impressed by cool new animation technology--it's dumb to not use real people most of the time. BUT. This movie's animation blew me out of the water. It is SO GOOD. I seriously forgot that I wasn't watching real people! Anyways, this movie is highly recommendable. I think the 3D added a lot to the experience, but not everyone likes 3d (Katy), and you're probably fine without it.
We also saw Sherlock Homes. It was exactly what I expected and exactly what I wanted. It was clever, funny, had plenty of action, and plenty of Jude Law/Robert Downey Jr. Their relationship was probably my favorite aspect of the movie--even without being so attractive, they were just cute with each other. And hilarious. I'm a sucker for brotherly love. They both did a really good job. (Who else is so impressed that RDJ is an actual human being now? He sucked for so long. Maybe I just hated him because he kills Noah in U.S. Marshals. But yeah, his comeback is awesome. Go Ironman.) RDJ even manages a non-distracting fake British accent! Also, I love Rachel McAdams because she's so pretty. Even in her mannish costumes in this movie, she's hot.
(And I'm pretty sure Katy has a crush on Mark Strong, the bad guy--so Kate, you should definitely see it.)