Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 2, 2013: Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

Tonight is the first public performance of Aladdin, Jr. at Louisa Middle School. The students have put in a great deal of time into this production and, as always, there are always memorable moments that cannot be anticipated. It’s these moments that we remember forever. Come out and have a great time with us.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born on this day in 1972. Famous WWF / WWE wrestler, action movie star and occasional Disney star, Johnson has starred in a number of shoot’em ups and fast car movies. He also starred in The Game Plan and Race to Witch Mountain for Disney. Let’s face it, The Rock’s entire career is acting; in the ring, on the big screen, on the small screen, it’s all acting, extremely physical, athletic, strenuous acting. Since The Rock is all about power and speed let’s rock it out on the Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On this date in 1902, A Trip To The Moon, the first science fiction film was released. The movie, with its iconic “spaceship in the eye of the moon” scene is a classic and was voted one of the 100 most important films of the twentieth century. I grew up with that image and it wasn’t until years later that I even knew what it was from. The great movie Hugo focuses on the director and auteur of A Trip To The Moon, Georges Méliès. While we’re at Hollywood Studios, we may as well eat at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.


1887: Hannibal W. Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film. Movies were also shot on celluloid and celluloid was so volatile that projector rooms had to be fireproof vaults. Celluloid definitely was better than glass or metal media. Celluloid should be celebrated with what is turning into an all Hollywood Studios day on The Great Movie Ride.

Tomorrow is Martin Z. Mollusk Day in Ocean City, New Jersey. I mention this today so you can be ready. If Martin, a hermit crab, sees his shadow tomorrow, then summer comes one week early. The time is 11 AM. You could just go to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach where it’s summer every day.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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