Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Christian Bale was at his best as always. He is such an intense actor. We were both disappointed that Katie Holmes did not return as Rachel, but were happy with Maggie Gyllenhall's performance. Heath Ledger, who passed away earlier this year at a tragic young age, played the Joker. Maybe that's why his role felt as creepy as it did. In any case, he really did a great job.
The action shots were very cool - the picture on the IMAX screen actually expanded to show wider/taller shots. It felt like we were in the helicopter as it circled over the city's big buildings. Watching Batman free fall or hang glide/fly down the sides of the skyscrapers was equally intense on the 7 story screen.
Jeremy and I both get a kick out of Batman's cool toys and weapons. We also especially like when he does his death defying stunts and non-realistic action moves. We elbow each other when something is too cool to be real. (Watch for the motorcycle that flips around using only the wall - it's SOOOO cool.)
Obviously we enjoyed the show and recommend it to all you adult aged movie-goers. We give it 5 sonar cell phones out of 5.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
It seems like we do the same things every year:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We give it 3 bio-luminescent birds out of 5.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
We're watching this A&E series this week. It's based on the books written by C.S. Forester. This show is a change of pace for us. We usually do action or comedy shows. If you like the other A&E programs then you'll probably like this one too. My all-time favorite is Pride and Prejudice by A&E. And I also loved Emma. We are only on disc 2 and there is no romance yet - I'm hoping for a love story later on...
What series are you stuck on?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Happy Birthday Jordan!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
8. Lizzie's crush. We made some new friends this week - a family that the Minnicks know from their Turlock days. About 2 minutes after they arrived Lizzie came over to me and said, "Mommy who's my new friend?" There were 4 kids mind you and she zeroed in on one - instantly. She and "New Trevor" were glued at the hip for the rest of the stay.
6. The food. Oh yeah. We ate like camping royalty. Mexican food, ableskivers, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and dogs, homemade chili, campfire treats every night, lunch served on the beach, oh baby it was great. Matt and Aimee even bought pizza one night - the kids were in hog heaven!
Check out the slide show Matt put together below...