Several months behind the general public, I took in Spider-Man 3 (on DVD) and Ratatouille (at the dollar theater) this weekend. This marks the first time that Micah’s been in a movie theater from the beginning of a movie to the end. The Pixar flick wasn’t bad but not as good as Cars or Toy Story. The Spidey sequel just felt like a sequel, self-referential but amusing at moments. Once again I come away thinking that HBO is just doing things better these days than are the movie studios. By far the best stuff that I’ve watched on our regular TV screen (no plasma for the Gilmour house) in the last week has been DVD’s of The Wire.