Superman Returns

We went to a midnight showing of Superman Returns and really enjoyed it. The movie might have been a bit long but it sure packed a lot of action and story into the time. The movie was an excellent balance of new information and story with references to the first two movies. Let’s just pretend that Superman III and Superman IV never happened, ok? Sort of like Batman and Robin and Batman Forever. DC clearly is restarting the franchise with this entry. I hope Bryan Singer is on board for the next movie.

“I thought there were two of them?” –Kitty Kowalski

Cars (2006)

last matinee on a very hot Friday. I had only seen one review prior to going to see this movie. It definitely delivered.

Although the story line was familiar to anyone who has seen Michael J. Fox’s Doc Hollywood, the Pixar version is a real treat. It is of course an animated movie. Pixar has really set the bar for quality for computer graphics spending 2,300 CPU Years of processing time to create this movie. All that hard work really shows. The exterior scenes are incredible. They have really captured the sense of motion both on the track and on the open road. Several shots actually gave me chills because the were so beautiful including one shot of a waterfall on the side of the road. The cast was just right. Paul Newman was perfectly cast as the retired Hudson Hornet and now town cop. The jokes we all clean. This was a G-Rated movie. It did not dumb the story down for the kids. It did not have to. The quality probably surpasses The Incredibles, another Pixar favorite. So with a good story and great graphics, I know one DVD that will be on my Christmas list.

An animated Doc Hollywood.

Fish Stories

My daughter and I went down to the pond this evening to try the fishing. The sun was just setting and the full moon was about to rise. All we had for tackle was an old simple cast reel and a hook that should be too big. All we had for bait was a hot dog from the grill. In just a few casts we each had caught a fish. I do not know what kind of fish they were. Hers was about 9″ long, My fish was a couple inches shorter.

I found a web site that lists Texas freshwater fish. It looks like a small Large Mouth Bass or a Green Sunfish, but I am not sure.