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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

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After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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... Meg
... Mrs. Which
... Mrs. Whatsit
... Mrs. Who
... Calvin
... Charles Wallace
... Mr. Murry
... Mrs. Murry
... Happy Medium
... Red
... Principal Jenkins
... Veronica Kiley
... Camazotz Woman
... The It
... Elegant Man
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Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil.

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rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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9 March 2018 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,123,609, 11 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,478,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,675,864
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There is a diagram of space-time "folding" in the presentation that Mr and Mrs Murray are giving. This shows how two distant points can be brought together without having to travel the distance between them. This fold is where the "wrinkle" in the expression "a wrinkle in time" comes from. See more »

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Principal Jenkins: You're next, Charles Wallace!
[closes the door]
Principal Jenkins: Veronica Kiley's parents are on their way here. They're worried for their daughter's safety.
Meg: Their daughter is mean!
Principal Jenkins: You hit her in the face!
[sits at his desk and pauses]
Principal Jenkins: You - you we're a top student. Top attitude. But, look at you now. You - you're aggressive, you're hostile, you shut everybody out, and then wonder why they don't like you.
Meg: I don't wonder and I don't care!
Principal Jenkins: Hmm. Well, maybe that's your problem!
Meg: I don't have a problem!
[...]
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The Walt Disney Pictures logo is affected by a tesseract. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Annihilation (2018) See more »

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Flower of the Universe (No I.D. Remix)
Written and Produced by Sade (as Sade Adu), Ben Travers, and Andrew Hale
Performed by Sade
Remixed by No I.D.
Sade appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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Space Oprah: The Motionless Picture
19 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

By the time "Wrinkle" reached its climactic scenes, where the stakes are highest and the resolution hangs in the balance, it carried so much forward momentum that I had to keep waking myself up so I wouldn't snore and bother the other theater patrons.

Yeah...it was like that.

Look, I'll admit: I've never read the book (shame on me, I guess, as a lifelong lover of SF and general metaphysical weirdness), so I can't judge DuVernay's "A Wrinkle In Time" as an adaptation of L'Engle's literary favorite. But I CAN measure it as a film that wants to tell a story, and on that scale...um...

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Uy. Never is there a real sense of conflict with which to engage: the tone and mood are so lovey-dovey, from stem to stern, that the film never feels like it's progressing in any meaningful way. The galaxy-gobbling threat doesn't, and isn't. Good performers are wasted on one-note characters (be they whimsical space-nymphs or oh-so-precious baby geniuses) in puzzling costumes and -- were those hairdos? I think they were hairdos. I mean, they were where hair is supposed to be. Expensive FX fill the screen in service to a plot that *drifts* through its paces instead of *advancing*. If there was variance in the musical score, I missed it (but I think I didn't, because I think there wasn't). Michael Peña is asked to leave his "Ant-Man" charm at home and put on a goofy mustache and some red contacts for like a few minutes, and Captain Kirk (the new one, anyway) has a beard and is interesting, but doesn't really do anything and OPE what nope I'm awake not snoring sorry no.

This is going to be someone's favorite movie, and that's a beautiful thing; art needn't be categorically *good* to be *effective*, after all, and I love the hell out of "Xanadu", so I should know. But a film that wants to tell a story should be equipped to tell a story, and if it can't do that, then...it's doing something else, I dunno, I'm...

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...huh? No, no, I was just...just resting my eyes. It's nice, maybe you should do the same.


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