I just saw The Life Aquatic with my wife Rebecca, and let me just say Bill Murray should prepare for another Best Actor nomination. Some of our local critics have been lukewarm about this latest Wes Anderson film, but we thought this film just had everything. Cephs make a brief appearance near the climax of the film, but be warned: all the aquatic creatures in the movie are stop-motion animation by Henry Sellick, who directed "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "James and the Giant Peach". No spoiler info here, but yes, I highly recommend it and am sorry about the delayed-release thing that always goes on this time of year in the run-up to Oscar nominations, The Golden Globes, and all the other awards ceremonies. Also, in the ads they showed what looked like some sort of fantasy Vampyromorph. Sadly, this appears to have ended up on the cutting-room floor.
I finally saw this film. I think Bill Murray is getting depressed. He seemed to have a similar washed-up old man kind of attitude in "Lost in Translation."
Great movie though. Gave me a few ideas for modifications to my boat. I definitely need a hot tub and a hot air baloon. I could also use a bond stooge and a guy who can sing David Bowie sea shanties in Portugeese as part of my crew. I think I'll pass on the speedo's though.