Last night Steph, Alek, Darion and I made our way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA for the 10PM screening of My Bloody Valentine 3D which opens in theaters all across the country today. Altho Darion and I already saw the movie in 3D last week at the film’s Hollywood premiere, we were both anxious to see it again … and to bring a couple of our best friends along for the fun:
The movie was just as fun the second time around … Steph and Alek had a blast as they loved the film, too! I’m tellin’ ya … seeing MBV in 3D is a damn good time at the movies, I hope all y’all get to check it out this weekend. Remember, snap a pic of you and your friends rockin’ the fancy 3D glasses and send them in … I’ll try to post them with the weekly Pink reader photo submissions :)
In other 3D movie news, Coraline is the next fun movie that will be presented in 3D when it hits theaters on February 6. Coraline is based on the book by Neil Gaiman (as y’all know, one of my FAVE contemporary authors) and tells the tale of a small girl who wishes for a new life, with a new more understanding mother and ends up getting her wish — much to her detriment, as she soon learns. The film is directed by Henry Selick, the man who brought us the amazing film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Coraline will be presented in the very same style … and IN 3D!
The team working on Corlaine’s film release handcrafted 50 unique boxes and sent them out to some very lucky folks in order to promote the film. I was one of the lucky folks selected to receive one of these boxes, here are a few photos:
I am very lucky to receive quite a few promotional materials but I have never received something so unique and special. That the tie-in is with a book from one of my favorite authors is just too much for words. Those of you familiar with the story of Coraline know the significance of buttons to the tale … this box full of buttons in tiny specimen jars is really damn cool. There were 49 other boxes created as well, click HERE to see some of those creations. THIS blog offers a bunch of really cool information on the film (including other photos of these special boxes) for those of you interested in learning more. After the jump, check out the film’s trailer to see just what’s in store in Neil Gaiman and Henry Slenick’s world of Coraline …
The film features the voices of Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning and really looks pretty spectacular. I’ve been a fan of Coraline since the book came out in 2003. It may be billed as a kid’s book (it was actually written for Gaiman’s daughter) but the story is far too interesting to be ignored by adults. I am very much looking forward to seeing this movie … and I plan to treasure this beautiful one-of-kind, handmade gift.
UPDATE: Interested folks can read Coraline IN FULL online courtesy of Harper Collins: