Hello everyone, from rainy California to Dusty in New York City! Our fearless leader is out of town for a few days, so we won’t tell him the babysitter’s dead, that he forgot Kevin, there’s a smoldering lump of Pure Evil in the toaster oven and if you’re reading this, Dusty, everything is just fine!
A Wrinkle in Time at the
El Capitan Theatre
Got plans for this weekend? If you’re in LA, go to the El Capitan Theater and see A Wrinkle in Time. There is a preshow there that you absolutely, positively should not not drop hallucinogenic substances before seeing. Or at least imbibe in anything that has recently become legal to enjoy recreationally, because that would blow your mind. It is so psychadelic. And then there’s confetti.
Downstairs, you can see the three Mrs.’ gowns from one scene in the film, as well as a few props and some concept art. The different writing on Mrs. Who’s gown is exquisite; it’s all a Bible verse, and the collar is uplifting words.
What about the movie itself? I have to admit, I made the eyebrow at it for a couple minutes until Oprah got to normal size and stopped freaking me out, and then it was a very beautiful and very good movie, with an even better explanation of all of the negativity in the world than Dementors (Harry Potterverse) are of depression, and Dementors are a really good explanation of depression. This will also turn kids on to science as a cool, fun thing, because it is a cool, fun thing. This is definitely a kids’ adventure; it’s adapted from a book that I’m sure was in every fourth-grade classroom. I like this fresh retelling, but Mrs. Who(Kaling) and Mrs. Whatsit(Witherspoon) look kind of … imperfect, with unflattering, messy styles, especially when compared to Mrs. Which(Winfrey), who looks flawless.
There are actually two ongoing campaigns to downvote it at Rotten Tomatoes; one from an “I don’t want people of color in this story” group and the other from “The movie doesn’t have a Christian message like in the original book” folks. Prior to that, it was in the high 80s; now it’s at 40. I hate that I can’t trust Rotten Tomatoes anymore.
Speaking of Family stuff, here’s a cool Family Fun activity book Disney gave me to share with you. Let your kids have a shot, too.
And of COURSE if you’re going to the El Capitan, you’re going to want to pause for a moment to admire that shiny new star out front:
It had just been unveiled that morning!
Mark Hamill FINALLY Gets
His Walk of Fame Star!
It was one of the largest, if not the largest, crowds ever gathered for a Walk of Fame ceremony – and that’s saying something. George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Billie Lourd, Kellie Marie Tran,Marilou York(Hamill’s wife of almost 40 years) as well as members of the 501st Division – the Los Angeles one is known as Vader’s Fist, but I’m sure there were plenty of others there as well – were all on hand(sorry) to honor and support the greatest Joker of all time, star of Corvette Summer, P.T. Mindslap, The Trickster in The Flash…
plus he also played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars everything (and Han Solo in Bad Lip Reading’s The Force Awakens!)
Check out the photo where the star was just unveiled. Not just the polka dot socks and the fact that he’s in a lotus position with his fingers and thumbs meeting, but the look on his face. That’s a moment frozen in time that he’s never going to forget. It’s so sweet. Love him.
Unlike the villainous character he plays in The Last Jedi…
It’s available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere now and 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27! I got a review copy to review and it’s got about TWO HOURS of extra stuff on it. That’s almost another movie! if it was just about any other movie, it would be MORE THAN another movie!
It has the docu that wowed SXSW, The Director and the Jedi:
For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a beautiful film, which tells the story of a hero trying to bring peace and order to the galaxy while terrorist forces of a rebellion led by the mother who abandoned him, machinations of the mentor whom he has disappointed, jealousy of his rival and strange communications with his worst enemy, now training under the uncle who tried to murder him in his sleep when he was just a youth all fight against him. There are also porgs.
This series is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and it is not canon. So not canon. It’s also goofy and hilarious and everything you expect from LEGO. This is I got my occasional backache and chocolate cravings and want to burrow in the comforter and watch something stupid and funny and good. Because there is so much out there that is stupid and funny and bad and there is such a difference, you know? So grab your pint of Halo Top or Ben and Jerry’s and make a coffee and put a shot of Godiva in it and make like you’re twelve, because Alice and I laughed our bricks off at this, just like we did with the first one. When we’re flipping channels and see this, we stop.
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This also has FIVE shorts in it, so bonus.
I have to go watch Kylo Ren some more get some sleep now. Let me know if you have any questions or anything you’d like to see up here. Wasn’t that fly-through in this week’s Disneyland Update incredible? What’s your favorite bonus feature in The Last Jedi? Have a great weekend!