Saw Richard II at the Shakespeare Tavern last night. I'm just not a huge fan of the histories. It was one of the (if not the) best production of R2 I've ever seen, but it still didn't float my socks. Once again, I must applaud the Tavern for being able to bring Shakespeare alive with humor (even in a downer like R2) and excellent directorial vision. And yet, meh.
Also watched Van Helsing on DVD. That movie doesn't hold up to serious re-watching. It's pretty, but the plot holes and wretched writing become more pronounced with repetition. I think that film will be relegated to "background" status in the future.