Monday, May 07, 2007

Spiders and Squirrels

It was a weekend of spiders and squirrels, Sandman and "Angel."

GLS and I took a break from our marathon re-watching of "Angel" season 2 to hit the first showing of Spider-Man 3 at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar yesterday.

For those unfamiliar with the Alamo theaters, they offer quirky original previews and a full menu. Previews included "Comic Geek Trivia," excerpts from spider documentaries, and old/foreign clips of Spider-Man interpretations.

The tie-in menu featured crawfish with linguine tossed in a roast garlic and red pepper cream sauce on a bed of baby spinach topped with chunks of parmesan and portobello spiders (see photo); "The Tobey Maguire" (fried tofu, carrots, bean sprouts, spicy cucumber, avocado, tomato, radish, toasted walnuts and mixed greens with a smoked tomato-herb sauce); NY Style Hot Dog, and The Green Goblin Lime Shake. I had a chicken club and butered popcorn off the main menu, though I'm sad to say the popcorn was stale.

The movie itself was long but enjoyable. An entertaining wrap-up. I'm not sure we needed the Sandman storyline, but the effects were excellent. It's a darkness-within story, which is one of my favorite themes, and there's nothing like going to a superhero blockbuster to make it feel like summer.

In other news, some pals from the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society stopped by with T-shirts this weekend. It was a pleasure to see them!

Spooky Links

An Interview with Janet Lee Carey on Dragon's Keep from Cynsations.