2017. USA. Dir: Chris McKay. With Will Arnett. Animated. 104 min.
The Joker’s latest scheme leaves Batman no option but to team up with his newly adopted son in this self-aware spin-off of everyone’s favorite feature-length toy commercial. Despite being made of blocks, Arnett makes a surprisingly well-rounded Dark Knight, whose crime-fighting prowess is matched only by his fear of intimacy (and of snake clowns).
In no Batman story is the thinness of the line between him and the Joker more visible than in the Killing Joke. It is in this disturbing, brilliant tale that Batman and the Joker finally meet, not as mere adversaries, but as agents of Order and Chaos.
(Free) tickets are available at the box office.
Marcos Plaud Rivera
Written by Alan Moore
Adapted/Directed by Hazem Fahmy
Stage Managed by Claire Shaffer
Presented by Second Stage
Date: Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10 Time: 8-9:30PM Place: ’92 Theater
While some of us look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day each year, others among us see February 14th as just another ordinary day. But, for some people, this romantic day is a holiday worth actively avoiding.
On Valentine’s Day in 1989, The Wesleyan Argus printed a column whose author had decided to boycott Valentine’s Day that year. The author, Adam “Sheep” Long, declared, “I am boycotting Valentine’s Day for reasons of my own.” When I read this, I was curious about these reasons. Was he frustrated by his own romantic difficulties? Angry about American consumerism? Convinced that romantic love is merely a social construct?
The author explained his reasoning like this:
Every year I like to boycott at least one holiday (I never boycott Christmas). Recently, I have decided to start boycotting St. Patrick’s day (and I’m part Irish) and for a long time now I have boycotted Halloween. Halloween has never been a very good time for me: I generally associate it with things scary, gross, and violent. I can only remember one Halloween that I really enjoyed. When I was five, I went as Batman, which in retrospect doesn’t make a lot of sense, because I wasn’t old enough to read the comic book, and I was terrified of the TV show. I used to watch the cartoon part of the introduction and then leave the room. Only my immediate family knew about this strange behavior. With the kids at school, I just pretended I watched the whole show…
Okay, but why boycott Valentine’s Day? More after the jump:
If you’re still looking for cheap, useful stuff to buy, go to the Waste Not! tag sale this weekend:
Need a loveseat to canoodle on? How about a mini Buddha figurine to match with your Tibetan prayer flags? Fretting over how to launder your comforter without tennis balls? Waste Not!, Wesleyan’s annual tag sale, has all of these things, plus an extensive collection of tutus and a pristine Batman statue.
Every spring, students donate items that they not longer need or want, and we store them over the summer to sell in the fall. We have mini-fridges, outdoor furniture, couches, clothing, costumes, kitchenware, and tons of miscellaneous, often hilarious, items for you to buy at extremely low prices. It’s Wesleyan thrifting!
The proceeds go to sustain the Waste Not! program (pay for storage, etc.) and extra goes to charity, so come support us! We’ve been working hard to sort through all this stuff and it kind of feels like we’ve been touching hundreds of really sweaty people for hours.
Ben Taren ’12is a filmmaker, Katie Silver ‘12 is managing his film, and YOU are (potentially) his star:
Do You Want to Become Locally Recognized? Come to Auditions! For A Film! No Experience Necessary!
Are your parents proud of you? Make sure, by trying to be in a film. OPEN Auditions are being held for a senior film thesis Friday September 30th in Albritton 103 from 4-6 and Sunday October 2nd in Usdan 110 from 1-3:30.
Looking for two college-age male leads.
Come in expecting to talk about yourself and do a short cold read, no experience necessary.
Movie description: Imagine the love-child of Batman and Eleanor Roosevelt