1) A lot of people are saying that they saw a little Tom Cruise in Sam Rockwell's performance (maybe it was the insane grinning), but I saw Gary Oldman circa The Professional + Dana Carvey. I really started to dig him once I realized this.
2) Scarlett Johansson, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, does some really fantastic things with her legs. I am pretty sure she went to the Sayid Jarrah School of Ankle Death.
3) Don Cheadle: A huge upgrade.
4) So Mickey Rourke is holed up in Sam Rockwell's factory lab garage whatever thing, and he's got his Russian prison Eastern Promises tattoos and his cockatoo and his mouthful of gold teeth and he's tinkering at this little table with these grannyish little glasses, and... so help me God, it was weirdly hot. Please, help me. Between this and the Sam Worthington at the Oscars thing, it seems certain now: you find yourself the dorkiest pair of glasses on the premises and I am yours.