I'll probably get blasted for this, but I have to say how much I enjoyed the new Antonio Banderas film "Take the Lead," which I saw at a sneak preview on Saturday night. Yeah, it's a plot you've seen before, with characters you recognize, implausible resolutions, and happy endings you can see coming a mile away. But it was tremendously fun to watch. The whole story was very engaging, there was some really clever editing, and there were enough little throwaway lines and bits to make it interesting. The getting-ready-for-the-night-out sequences were corny and really fun to watch (sort of a G-version of the great dressing/undressing scenes with Sutherland/Christie in Don't Look Now). The sold-out audience really reacted throughout the show. Banderas was smooth, sexy, and utterly convincing, and he's not usually my type. I am one of those moviegoers who stays until the very last credit, and I was pleased to see how they encouraged the audience to stick around for the credits. The ending was right out of Footloose and Dirty Dancing and all the rest of those corny, unoriginal dance movies. So shoot me - I liked it, I really really liked it . . .