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!
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