Friday, October 21st, 2016 12:08 am
Of course I had to get the new Ghostbusters on DVD as soon as it came out. Since the rest of the usual suspects missed out on seeing it in the theater with me and Heather, I brought it over to watch with them. The extended edition isn't better than the theatrical version, but it's interesting, and worth it for the additional dance sequence and the brief scene with the old Columbia dude after the barrier comes down. The deleted subplot featuring Erin's worthless Columbia boyfriend was painful to watch, more evidence we didn't need that Erin was trying too hard to be someone she wasn't. As for Holtz, between the alternate takes in the extended edition and in the bonus features, it seems pretty clear that the funniest parts of her dialogue were completely ad-libbed, and we'd already seen the best takes.
I also managed to catch a matinee of Queen of Katwe with Heather before it left theaters. Such a fantastic inspiring movie! We were both reaching for tissues at the end.
Will came home from math team yesterday with one of his premolars in a plastic bag. It's been about 4 years since he's needed any fillings, but at his last checkup, his dentist said it would be time to start thinking about braces soon, since his front teeth are just a bit crooked. As a four year veteran of orthodontia myself, I'm not looking forward to any aspect of that experience.
My replacement LEGO Dimensions parts came today, and Connor and I were finally able to play through the (original) Ghostbusters story level. I think we may get the Harry Potter/Voldemort team pack for Halloween. I will most likely wait until after I see Fantastic Beasts to decide whether to get that story pack as well, but right now I'm leaning toward not, since I already have so many other expansions, including the new Ghostbusters, that I've put up for Christmas gifts. I also saw today that they have announced a story pack for next year's LEGO Batman movie, containing the new adorable Robin and... Batgirl! Yay!
I'm mostly caught up on library books, although I still need to finish the Lunar Chronicles. The church's fall festival is Saturday afternoon and I'm signed up to run a Go Fish game and bring cupcakes for the cake walk. Saturday night is the Postmodern Jukebox concert that I bought tickets for like six months ago. Connor has another big homework project to work on this weekend, and my mom has some medical tests scheduled for Monday. Hopefully things will slow back down a bit after that.