Hello to all of you! I’m on the tail end of a horrific cold, but I’ve been bundled up, with a bunch of DVDs and games, my attentive daughter making sure I have way too many fluids and a very bossy cat nagging me every time I get out of bed. I NEED to see The Last Jedi a couple of more times before it leaves theaters, so I have to get well soon! Oh, and Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Mardi Gras is the day before. So much to do! Do you have any plans? Let’s turn on the Crosley and spin some love songs:

“If That Ain’t Love, I Don’t Know What Is…” Channel 3, Last Time I Drank

Disney/Marvel

Here’s what Josh Brolin has to say about working on the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War:

“There’s just something about this that I love: a creative, out of the box bent on one of the greatest roles and times playing a role I’ve ever had. Doing Infinity War was like doing a limitless black box experimental theatre piece in the lower Eastside of New York City in 1975, mixed with Antonin Artaud, the living theatre, Grotowski’s Poor Theatre and a dash of punk rock acting surrounded by shiploads of talent. It’s once in a lifetime.”

What he means, I think, is that he’s working with all of these brilliant actors in what is, essentially, a green box. and some of the actors he’s working with, he’s not even working WITH them. The things they’re doing are visceral, are non-traditional, and rely almost soley on the actors’ ability to act without having physical props on their bodies nor in their hands. Not for a lot of the shiny stuff, anyway. So, he didn’t just open up a can of expired Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and start babbling hyperbole – he’s actually making perfect sense here and if you are familiar with his references (or make yourself familiar with them) you can get such a close feeling of what it’s like to stand in his Thanos um…boots? Gladiator sandals? that you practically get goosebumps and start thinking Thor’s sister is kind of hot. Don’t think she’s the box of chocolates type. Maybe Voodoo Doughnuts, though?

“I got a Voodoo Love…” Backyard Babies, Voodoo Love Bow

Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a delicious and sexy way this year. First off, did you know that Voodoo Doughnut is one of the best spots in the Entertainment Capital to get a side of the old ball-and-chain with your Grape Ape or Maple Bacon Bar? Yep! You can get married or renew your vows right there at Voodoo Doughnut – get me to the Mango Tango on time! If you’re feeling extra romantic, Edgar Allen Poe-style, and want to splurge, they have a wooden coffin filled with doughnuts for $139 bucks. My favorite is still the plain chocolate with nuts. You are what you eat, my loves. But wait! There’s more! From February 9th to the 14th, Voodoo Doughnut will have FOUR (that’s DEATH for a big chunk of the Eastern hemisphere!) different kinds of sweet, pretty, romantic Valentiney treats just for the holiday weekend.

They have yet to clue us in to this year’s doughnuts, but here’s a peep at last year’s to give you a hint as to what to expect.

But here’s my question: If I do order the handmade wooden coffin with the three dozen doughnuts inside (that’s a pretty cool skull on the outside), can I bring it into the the all-new Universal Cinema? With deluxe and loveseat recliner seating, I know that it is the choice location to see the marathon of the first two films in the provocative Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, on Thursday, February 8, beginning at 1pm, leading up to screenings of Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Freed, the final chapter.

Newly renovated Universal Cinema at Universal CityWalk

Relive every passion-filled moment with authentic costumes worn by the stars of the movie, Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Gray), which will be exclusively on display onsite through March 4, and the exclusive Director’s Lounge Cocktail Bar invites pre- and post- movie-going fun, with select theaters allowing drinks.

…and this just couldn’t wait til Star Wars News on Friday. So pretend it’s Friday and I’ll go to bed early Thursday night, ‘kay? That’s why you’re getting an extra Fab News instead of my skipping a week!

“Once upon a time, in your wildest dreams…” The Moody Blues, Your Wildest Dreams

It dropped.

Sort of.

It ACTUALLY dropped during Good Morning America:

and “it” is a teaser, not an actual trailer. LOOK HOW CLEAN THAT HALLWAY IS!

We also got posters!

And some images – some dark, but all very interesting. Click on them to see them larger.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett, Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Thandie Newton is Val in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
The Conveyex in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Yeah, that’s quite the piece of junk there!

And on that romantic note, I will bid you hopes for a happy week and a happy Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day, and Noe or not, I’m still going to eat Rejection Noodles on April 14th because they’re delicious!

Do you have any plans, doughnut or non-doughnut related? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page! I’m @PinkMonorail on Twitter and I’m on Facebook and I also am on Patreon and would appreciate any support you could toss to my favorite causes.