Thursday, May 29, 2008

Prince Caspian, Kung Fu Panda and Rhubarb Soup

I loved it, it was very well done. It is long enough ago that I don't remember where Prince Caspian differed from the book although I had been told it did. Maybe I will read the book again so I can see. My friend also loved it, so I wasn't alone in my impression. It was running in two theatres, I am not sure how busy the other one was, but there were only a handful in ours. I would have thought running it in two at once was not very sensible, except at weekends when the kids are around I suppose. The theatre was also showing Indiana Jones and I suspect that was pretty busy, there were a lot of cars in the parking lot. The four Pevensie kids are beautifully portrayed and Reepicheep, the fighting mouse, was wonderful. I could be wrong, but I do not remember Minotaurs in the book, however, they worked OK in the movie. If you like this kind of movie at all, I can thoroughly recommend it. I wonder if they are going to make films of all of the books, I do hope so. I will certainly be in the front of the line to see them.

There were previews of some of the upcoming movies and I would love to see Kungfu Panda, it looks pretty funny. I will have to watch out for it, I will probably have to find another friend to go with as last night's companion is off to visit family for a while and it will be in theatres on June 6. There were several other previews of movies which are upcoming and which looked as though they would be worth seeing. Don't remember them all now, but if I can find someone to go with me, it is great to see them shown on the big screen. The surround sound is quite impressive too. Matt won't go to the movies because he says the sound is too loud. He is right, but I find you get used to it very quickly.

Here's an unusual rhubarb recipe which I got through Recitopia UK.

Rhubarb Soup
Serves: 4

4 stalks rhubarbs
1 qt water
3 cooked beets
1 cucumber
3 hard boiled eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp dill
salt for taste

Cut up rhubarb and boil in water for about half an hour. Put through sieve and add finely cut beets, finely cut cucumber and hard boiled eggs. Add salt and dill. Put in the refrigerator. Serve cold.

We are off grocery shopping now, this afternoon Matt has another appointment with Let It Heal. Have a great day.


  1. the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story surprisingly well... i heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not the case

  2. I thought it was a great movie, but until I re-read the book, I am not sure what was the same and what wasn't. I will certainly be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

  3. Jo - Haven't seen those movies. I don't actually know whether they were released here, but will watch out for them on tv.

    Thanks for the new rhubarb recipe. I will pass this one on to my friend too.

    Thanks also for telling me about 'turn on a dime' on my blog; a new one for me.


  4. Marilyn, not sure Kung Fu Panda is actually out yet, but it will be in June. I would have thought the Narnia films would make it over your way, although do the French read the C.S. Lewis Narnia stories? If they had The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in France, then Prince Caspian should arrive there also, one of these days. Presumably they would have to either subtitle it or do voice overs.