Saturday, November 28, 2009

Movie: The Road

Today we went to see The Road at the new Cinemark Theater at Settlers Ridge. We met our friend T there. It was our first trip to the new theater. As expected for a new place, it was nice and clean inside. The snack bar sells Starbucks coffee, Tazo teas, Edy's ice cream, pizza, nachos, and the other usual movie theater treats. It is very nice to have a new theater in Robinson since the Showcase West is quite old.

The Road was a very, very good movie. But also a very, very bleak movie. I dare to say it was a wee bit uplifting at the end, but still pretty bleak! The movie is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote No Country For Old Men. The Road is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth.

After the movie, we went to Bocktown Beer & Grill for an early dinner and some beer to shake off the bleak feeling! T had never been to Bocktown. This time we didn't get any fresh-cut fries. I enjoyed a very tasty Bocktown Burgher, but I substituted chicken for the burger. It comes with cheese, pepper bacon, BBQ sauce, and fried onions on a very delicious thick sliced & grilled Italian bread. Yum!

SP had the salmon-Stilton salad special and a cup of she-crab soup. The salad had lots of large hunks of blue cheese and a large piece of salmon on top. The soup was tasty, too. T also had the crab soup and for his meal he enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich. Another tasty meal at Bocktown.

A very nice Saturday afternoon.

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