Tickets for the experience, called As If!, go on sale Friday.
As if it would be named anything else — a Clueless pop-up restaurant called As If! is headed to West Hollywood.
The 1995 film is the latest nostalgic IP to get its own pop-up café. Paramount Pictures has partnered with the creators of television eateries Saved by the Max Saved by the Bell, Good Burger All That, The Peach Pit Beverly Hills, 90210 and The Breaking Bad Experience to celebrate Clueless' 25th anniversary.
As If! will be open March 31 through May 8 excluding Mondays at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. near Formosa Cafe. Tickets go on sale Friday for $35 each, and include a main and side dish and 90-minute entry window. "Cher-able" snacks by Secret Lasagna founder and chef Royce Burke will be on hand, plus Los Angeles-inspired cocktails, desserts and other dishes will be available for purchase. Guests can shop Clueless merchandise and roll with the homies in picture-perfect set re-creations hopefully with plenty of plaid.
“We are like 'totally butt crazy in love' with the chance to bring the world of Clueless to life,” said Derek Berry, one of the concept's partners, in a statement. “It's truly one of those films that has stood the test of time and cult fandom. With the anniversary quickly approaching there was no better team than ours to honor this beloved teen classic and bring Cher's world to life. To miss out would have just been way harsh.”
The restaurant comes after CBS Television Studios announced in October its plans to reboot Clueless with a mystery TV show, following the release of Clueless, The Musical in New York.
Last month, Paramount revealed it's hosting a Mean Girls pop-up, called Fetch, as the Mean Girls Broadway musical is getting adapted into a film. Fetch will take place in Santa Monica from April 18 to May 31; tickets are $45 and include a three-course meal. Other recent fan experiences in L.A. have feted Stranger Things, Friends, Schitt's Creek, Fleabag and more.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Even though there have been countless Batman action figures released over the years, there haven’t been a lot of film-accurate action figures inspired by Tim Burton‘s big screen adaptation from 1989. In fact, with the exception of figures from NECA and Hot Toys, the Michael Keaton version of The Dark Knight has largely been ignored, especially when it comes to smaller scale figures. But that’s about to change thanks to the Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts version of Batman, coming this fall.S.H. Figuarts 1989 Batman Action Figure
The new S.H. Figuarts 1989 Batman action figure is a 6-inch scale figure that will come with interchangeable face parts, multiple swap out hands, a Grapnel Gun, a Batarang, two shurikens, and parts to extend the cape for maximum spreading action. The sculpt looks amazing, and the accessories are outstanding. If only there was a scaled Batmobile that we could put him in too. But we’d settle for a Joker figure to pair him with, though it might not be possible either due to likeness rights issues.
This figure will be a Bandai Premium Web Exclusive, but there are plenty of retailers in the United States that have pre-orders open for fans who want to make sure they can add it to their collection. Since this is one of the more detailed and well-crafted action figure lines, the S.H. Figuarts 1989 Batman action figure will cost somewhere between $70 and $72 plus shipping and handling.
You can pre-order the Batman figure at Big Bad Toy Store, The Toy Source, Dorkside Toys, and Entertainment Earth right now. It will ship sometime in September. You can see even more photos over at ToyArk.
With large swathes of the population sitting at home, audiences have a chance to catch up on films that were released years ago and find new insights into their narrative. Recently, a fan who had been watching Suicide Squad with his family reached out to the film's director David Ayer to ask about the meaning behind the scene where the Joker is lying in the middle of a room lined with a circle of knives, guns, and baby clothes. Denying that the baby onesies were trophies after an infanticide spree on the part of the cackling psychopath, Ayer provided the following explanation for the scene instead.'No it's more innocent. Harley wanted a normal family with Joker hence the baby in her vision. I figured she would have endlessly pestered Mr. J about having a kid. So he had Mr. Frost buy some onesies. The circle represents how he sees Harley.'
The scene under discussion comes up early in the story. Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, is locked up in Arkham, and we see Joker, played by Jared Leto, in his mansion mourning her absence. He has also shown to have drawn a grin across his face using a sharpie, which according to David Ayer, is because...'He was having a hard time smiling without Harley so gave himself some help with a sharpie.'
This introduction sets up the fact that this Joker is unlike any other live-action portrayal of the supervillain as a man who is missing his demon lover. The onesies we see lined up on the floor next to the Joker later make an appearance in the scene where the Enchantress offers Harley her heart's desire, and she imagines a life of domestic bliss with her beloved Mistah J, with their babies wearing the onesies.
How the circle of knives represents Harley in the mind of the Joker is up for debate. Perhaps he fears that his affection for Harley makes her dangerous to him, and thus views her as a circle of knives drawing closer, threatening to destroy him.
This sentiment of Joker being attracted towards Harley and simultaneously hating the fact that she has made him care for her is also played out in the scene where Harley willingly throws herself into a pit of acid on Joker's command. After trying to walk away from the whole thing, Joker almost unwillingly jumps in after her and rescues her, proving that she means more to him than he can bring himself to admit.
From his explanation, it is clear that Ayer had a solid backstory and reasoning behind the script for Suicide Squad, which unfortunately did not translate very well to the big screen. But now that James Gunn has taken over directorial duties on the sequel, there is a chance to see a Suicide Squad film that gets critical acclaim in addition to minting money at the box office. David Ayer on Twitter brings us this news.