Years ago I was fairly active in "The Movies" community, but alas, my copy of Lionhead Studio's game simply refuses to work anymore. Disk on the fritz, much grumbling, sad faces, and so forth. I'm also noticing that the follow-up stomping ground over at tmunderground must have since lost its forums.
I was wanted to get back into some creative ventures, so I finally tried out the Moviestorm trial about two weeks ago. It only took a few days mucking around with it to feel like I was getting the hang of things, so I'd call that a success. I'm loving its ability to stage individual scenes, apply gestures and facial expressions, etc. I've managed to pump out three silly little films over two weeks while working full time -- so I feel like this will let me have that creative outlet inside my schedule.
Things do look a little slow here though... so I have some hesitation about purchasing. While I'll be having a peek over iClone's way, I suspect its extra hurdles (pricing, learning curve) will prove a little too high.