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PCR #323  (Vol. 7, No. 22)  This edition is for the week of May 29--June 4, 2006.

You Must Be This Many Inches Tall...
....To Enter Prison  by Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA
A Botanical SuperStar  by William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW
"The Break Up"  by Mike Smith
CREATURE'S CORNER
"X-Men: The Last Stand"....52  by John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT
Passing On....My Favorite Films -- Part 22: "Rocky"  by Mike Smith
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Hello everyone:
Whew!!!!!!!! It's been a while since I've reported anything from the "Castle" but things have mellowed a bit so here I am. I have not had access to a computer for over a month so all I could do was read lots of comics, watch tons of movies (with all the usual cast of zanies that hang around here) and just wish I was here with you people. I really do miss not being able to share some of my insanity with everyone so here I am. I'm working on getting a new computer so hopefully, within a couple weeks, I'll be back for a while.

X-Men: The Last Stand
Wow, I don't even know where to begin so I'll just start off with the X-Men. I saw the new movie with Doc, Prof, Gorblie, and Ting-Ting and I have to say I really liked it quite a bit (the I have liked one and two as well so there was no surprise there). I thought the story was well developed and evenly paced so as not to get bogged down. I also liked the development of Iceman, Kitty Pride, and Colossus. Pyro also got a nice boost in on-screen time as well. The acting, as usual, was top notch and the introduction of new characters and story elements was saemless. The development of Jean Grey and the "Phoenix" was very cool indeed. Very nice job, guys. The special effects were well done and very realistic and added quite a bit to the many action scenes that are spread throughout the picture. I found myself quite amuzed at how well it all fit together and how easy they make it look compared to the primitve effects we use in our productions. We've got a long way to go but that's half the fun.

I liked the movie so much I saw it twice and will probably see it at least one more time. I was glad to see the sequence with the "Sentinel." it's not exactly what I wanted but it was cool anyway. if you haven't seen this one yet get out there and do so. 120 million in the first four days says it all. i give this one a full FOUR SCREAMS on the "Creature Scale."

52
Okay, round two; Lets talk "52." No, I'm not talking about 52 card pick-up; I'm talking about the new title from DC Comics that coincides with their "One Year Later" story arc. in a nutshell many of DC's titles advanced one year forward starting in April leaving a one year void in the story line. Not to panic everyone because the savior has arrived. "52" is a weekly comic that will fill in the gaps in all those titles that have skipped a year ahead. Each week will present another piece to the puzzle so that at the end of the year we will all be caught up andknow what the hell is going on (and quite a bit broker as well). (Is that a word?!?!?) Oh well, leave it to DC to come up with another great marketing scheme. They've been on a roll for the better part of two years now with no signs of slowing down. "Identity Crisis", "Infinite Crisis", "Day of Vengeance", "Ultimate Crisis", "One Year Later", and now "52." The DC locomotive is on a roll. Get out there and catch the train so you won't be left behind.

That's all for this week. I hope all of you have a Great Weekend and I'll do my best to be right here in seven.

C'Ya!!!

The "Creature"  The Creature from Clearwater


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