This weekend, Arizona plays with Dunnies, launches an SF book, and premiers two hit movies from Japan.
Looks like things are picking up again this weekend!
And hey, if you feel like voting for Lightning Octopus as the East Valley’s best blog, I won’t stop you. It’s a free country, after all.
Thursday, Jan 20th
- The manga & anime are sometimes compared to The Hunger Games.
- (Or is it the other way around?)
- The new live-action movie is premiering worldwide, and that includes Arizona!
- Playing at AMC Desert Ridge 18 & AMC Ahwatukee 24 at 6pm.
- A quick trailer here, and you can get tickets here.
- Local co-author of The Grey Griffins books is launching his latest novel – writing solo this time.
- Catch him signing INVASION, the first in his new series.
- At Changing Hands Bookstore at 7pm.
- Get your details right here.
- I’ve never messed with a Dunny before, but I admit it looks kinda fun.
- Come to Red Hot Robot from 7pm to 9pm to celebrate the return of “Azteca.”
- Trading, prizes, snacks, drinks, toys, and Dunny artists.
- Check out the flyer.
Friday, Jan 21st
EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE – Worldwide Premier [Pheonix]
- I got into Evangelion when I was a teenager and I loved them.
- I’ve heard the first few “movies” weren’t that great, but apparently this “2.0” one is supposed to be really good.
- Showing at Valley Art Theater on Mill in Tempe.
- The worldwide premier is at various times on Friday, then is playing for a week.
Let me know if you think you might hit one of these up – I’d love to hear if either of the films are any good – or if I missed anything!