The Mrs. and I have been enjoying some recent trips to the local Drive-In Theater. Yes, they still have those (only one in the entire Sacramento area, though). It's been a great outlet for entertainment because 1) it's cheaper than paying $10 to visit your local multiplex, 2) you can bring your own goodies so you don't have to get a bank loan to buy popcorn and 3) we can bring our son and he falls asleep in the back seat.
On one trip we saw Invincible, the Disney underdog sports movie. Disney has dominated this genre of movie the last few years with strong films such as "The Rookie," "Remember the Titans" and "Miracle." "Invincible" is a solid film, starring Mark Wahlberg as a 30 year old bartender who decides to try out for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Greg Kinnear portrays Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil. It's based on the true story of Vince Papale who played three years for the Eagles in the late 1970s. Both of us enjoyed the film. It's Disney-clean, perfect for the whole family. And Vince's success gives you goose bumps and helps you realize the impossible really is possible sometimes. I am hoping Disney continues to mine this underdog sports hero theme because it keeps working for them.