Week of 8-20: Solar Eclipse

Week of 8-20: Solar Eclipse

This week:

If all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies, riddle me this: what happened to the great summer mega-hit? Granted, there were a few cinematic gems this season…but overall, it felt more lackluster than blockbuster. Reboots, remakes, sequels, and superheroes own the box office these days, but I miss the popcorn-crunching, theatre-crowding new releases like the Indiana Jones epics. Oh well; since I feel nostalgic, Epic Theaters at Lee Vista is screening the original Jurassic Park, the original flick about dino-engineering gone terribly wrong. Let’s see if the entire theater audience jumps when the raptor…oops, spoiler alert!

Looking ahead:

What’s that? Up in the sky…neither bird nor plane…it’s the moon blocking out the sun! For the first time in 38 years, the Continental US finds itself in the swath of the awe-inspiring, historical darkness that comes with a total solar eclipse. Sadly, Florida won’t get to experience the full effect (South Carolina is the closest spot in the moon shadow’s “path of totality”). But just to see even a portion of it is something this star-gazer very anxiously awaits. Eclipses have marked points in history before there were calendars, and they serve as reminders of just how small we are in the universe.

Solar Eclipse

# # #

Be Sociable, Share!