Minority Report

Ebert and Roeper give it two thumbs up, calling it "a masterpiece." I'm looking forward to it. I never read the Philip Dick story on which it's supposedly based, but I did read a story with a similar premise, The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, about society in the year 2031, when telepathics anticipate all crimes before they happen. Good book, and not to be confused with Demolition Man, a movie starring Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone, and a much less impressive artistic achievement.
Ebert interviewed Spielberg and Cruise. Doesn't filmmaking sound like so much fun sometimes?
As with A.I., another Spielberg film, this one has a fairly elaborate set of websites associated with it. I visited the Precrime website and took the personality test, to see if I had what it takes to be a Precrime agent. My personality result?
"You are a perfection-seeker: You seek to be an ideal person in a perfect world. You are a reformer and a romantic, always looking at what should be rather than what it. Life has goals and a purpose for you and you find fulfillment when you accomplish something, especially when it has a place within a bigger picture."
I can't tell if that's me or not. As noted in a recent Salon article about alleged psychic John Edward, host of Crossing Over, horoscopes and fortune tellers and psychics often sound convincing but are simply playing a statistics game.