Sunday, March 7, 2010

Alice in Wonderland in E. Grand Forks & on the Nook

Follow the White Rabbit! It's on the Nook (Thanks, Barnes & Noble), in the form of a free screen saver. Actually, it's more than just the White Rabbit (various views); the screen saver actually rotates between the White Rabbit, the bad Knight, Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the very popular Mad Hatter (aka Johnny Dep), and the Red Queen.



And then head over to the Red River Theatre in East Grand Forks, buy a ticket and some cappucinno , and mingle with the White Rabbit.




And then head down the Rabbit Hole to see Disney's 3D Alice in Wonderland:



Doug and I saw this movie this past weekend, and I really liked aspects of the story line, in addition to the fun 3D aspects of the movie. I liked that there's a young 20-year-old female on a quest, being the heroine, and making strong identity choices for herself, rather than just doing what she's told to do. She has to find her own way, a create a self that will work in her world, true to her own vision. (She does stay on plan to fulfill the destiny written in the scroll, but as she repeatedly says, it's HER dream, and she actively makes her own choices, rather than waiting for rescue for from some prince.)

I wish the ending, outside the rabbit hole,in Victorian England, was just a tad stronger, but it's a great way to spend an hour and half! I have to admit, I'm probably going to be on the lookout for real life Tweedledums, and Tweedledees after seeing this, but hopefully there won't be many! Enjoy! Oh, and have fun watching the Oscars tonight.

10 comments:

Nicki, said...

I wanted to sneak out and see that movie this weekend - but it just didn't work out (perhaps one morning this week while the kids are in school). Yep - watching the Oscars.

Maria said...

I'm "listening" to the Oscars right now. The TV is on downstairs and I'm up here blogging. I did sit throught the first hour of the show, but then got restless and came up here. It seems my family had a bet going about how long I would last . . .

That is a cool screen saver!

Esther said...

Yes, I want to see this movie pretty bad! Unfortunately movies don't come to Nome until they are pretty much already on DVD. :) HA! So, we'll see how long I have to wait.

Sharon said...

Fun shots!

How do you like your nook? I thought about it until apple finally annouced the ipad. ;)

Reds said...

That movie looks so good!! Thanks for the review!

Jeanne said...

Great pics. You sure know how to do things up in E Grand Forks! *Ü* I may have to duck and run after saying this, but I have no desire to see the movie. I like your review of it, though. I'm glad the heroine thinks for herself, a great message to send along to young girls.

Hope you have a great week!

Barb said...

Nice movie review. You have my interest and look forward to seeing the movie.

Suzy said...

Well you just made me want to see the show even more! I hope the white rabbit is there when I go to see it :)! Great post!

tracie said...

We are so excited to see this movie, thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Heather said...

Cool - how do you like your Nook?