For this Movie Week, Mike and I decided on a B-movie – Resident Evil: Retribution. Recently we’ve been reviewing blockbusters, and felt that we should try something more along the lines of our prior ‘Ghost Rider’ viewing (Mike’s review, my review). I’ve long had a guilty liking of the Resident Evil series, and there was a new one coming out….
It was my turn for the cooking week, and I decided that it was time to try something new. I’d recently found a copy of Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen cookbook, and thought that a Cajun dish might be fun to try. After looking through the recipes, I settled on a variation of a Shrimp & Crab recipe. I had most of the ingredients on hand and those ingredients weren’t too obnoxious to the pickier eaters in the Donnelly and Kirkpatrick families. Read More…
The last few months, Mike and I have been watching a set of related movies as part of our beer reviews. After all, when you’re drinking beer, it helps to be watching a good movie too. We started off with Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, then watched Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, and concluded with Walter Hill’s Last Man Standing. For those who aren’t familiar with all of the films, they’re all the same story, just re-cast in different eras.
This week’s beer for movie night was the Stone Brewery’s Levitation Ale. It’s a rather heavy ale, with a bitter edge to it. Strong ales are not my favorite beer, so this one already had a lot to overcome to get my recommendation. In the end, I thought it was a nice example of an ale, with a lot of character and a nice malt flavor to it. While it’ll never be a favorite, I could drink this beer again, which is more than I say for a lot of ales.
It was Mike’s turn to pick our reading material, and he suggested D. B. Jackson’s ‘Thieftaker’. I’d seen a few blurbs about it on the web, and the general premise seemed intriguing. I found it to be a fast-paced read, with interesting situation and some compelling characters.