However, did you ever notice that there are few things about Grease that just don’t “go together?” Musicals have been historically dependent on suspension of disbelief, of course, so I can get past fantastically elaborate dance numbers, flying cars, and even Rydell High being filled with 30-year-olds who were held back a few too many years. Narratively, though, the film has a good handful of things that I am, at this moment, hopelessly devoted to making sense of.
For those who need a recap on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, C-3PO accompanied, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca and BB-8 on their mission to find a Sith wayfinder, which would direct them to Palpatine’s fleet. They group eventually finds a Sith dagger inscribed with Sith text that C-3PO was capable of translating, but his programming prevented him from saying the translation.
1917 is an interesting movie since you don’t get many modern war films set during World War I, and certainly not from the British side. And since there’s the time element, it ratchets the tension sky high. From the trailer, I know a lot of people compared this movie to Dunkirk but they are completely different films, with Dunkirk focusing more on the war itself (and that war was World War II), and this one focusing more on the characters. Either way, if you like war movies, you owe yourself a favor to watch 1917. It’s one of the greats.
Where to rent it online: Amazon
Directed by Dan Scanlon, who also wrote the screenplay with Jason Headley and Keith Bunin, Onward is Pixar’s 22nd theatrical feature, and the studio’s first non-sequel since 2017’s Coco. Its cast included Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer, among others.
On paper, it sounds like it would be tough to fall in love with Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum. It’s a $166 investment, smells like hot dogs, and it isn’t packaged in a millennial pink bottle. And yet, like all great tales of love, none of this seems significant because the ending (bright, glowing, luminous skin) is so compelling, you’ll completely forget about the rest.
Since its launch, C E Ferulic has become one of the most widely adored products on the market—and not just by pros. Sure, dermatologists have voted it the best overall vitamin C serum, and almost every editor I know owns a carefully guarded stash, but shoppers also love it. Look at Skinceuticals C E Ferulic reviews on any given website and five-star ratings abound. Glamour readers swear by its ability to bring dull, damaged skin back to life—so much so, it won a Beauty Award in our Readers’ Choice category. (Says Ali N. from Utah: “I am not exaggerating when I say that Skinceuticals C E Ferulic completely changed my skin. Monthly acne? Poof. Gone. Fine lines—what fine lines? People say my skin has never looked better.”)
To understand its mass appeal, you just have to look at the star ingredient: vitamin C. The antioxidant is one of the few ingredients experts unanimously recommend for its protective and brightening properties. When formulated to penetrate within the deeper layers of your skin, vitamin C combats free radicals from UV light and environmental aggressors. It also helps stimulate collagen and even skin tone—two clearly visible effects that accompany its invisible shielding properties.
Not all formulations do it equally well, though. Derms tend to prefer L-ascorbic acid (a pure form of vitamin C) because it’s more likely to reach the skin depth where it’s most effective. The problem is, it’s highly unstable and works best at a concentration between 10-20%, so brands need to formulate carefully to deliver something that actually works. That’s one area where Skinceuticals has definitely done its research. Aside from its 15% concentration of L-ascorbic acid, the brand has also conducted 16 clinical studies on the benefits of this formula alone.
While the hero of the formula is undoubtedly the L-ascorbic acid, the accompanying 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid are there to help it reach its full potential. According to dermatologist and cofounder of LM Medical Morgan Rabach, M.D., the vitamin E “stabilizes vitamin C for maximum skin protection, and ferulic acid helps lower the pH level, so your skin can use the vitamins easily.” The result is a stable, powerful serum that gets the job done.
Around this time last year, mainstream audiences were introduced to a superhero that hardcore comic book fans have loved for years – SHAZAM! Yes, the Big Red Cheese made his big-screen debut and the results were positive. As a result, a Shazam! sequel is now in development, but things have been slowed down due to recent events. However, this didn’t stop Shazam himself, Zachary Levi, from marking the film’s first anniversary and sharing an update on the sequel.
Quests of Yore is an exciting idea because it has the potential to be a double layered RPG. Within the film, the game is historically based, so while the classes, like wizards and rogues, no longer exist, the races, like elves and dwarfs, are supposed to be “real.” So as a player, one is therefore also some sort of fantasy creature.
It also will serve to bring other people including Don Schlitz, Kim Carnes, Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell, Lionel Richie, Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Rogers’ band and even crew. Like host Rita Wilson, all of the collaborators will be making special appearances virtually due to Covid-19. It’s a hard thing. Typically when someone beloved dies people get together to celebrate and mourn that person’s life. In this case, this is the closest thing to meeting that people who knew Rogers will be able to do and I really hope it does give fans and those who knew him comfort as well as being for a worthy cause.
Practicing social distancing and staying home is the best thing you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19, but if you do have to leave the house, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you to cover your face beforehand. With this new recommendation, everyone is rushing to find out where to buy face masks, so we went ahead and rounded up some options below—and we’ll keep updating this list as companies go in and out of stock.
With the most devastating weeks of the pandemic expected ahead, the CDC recommends all Americans use a face covering even if they’re not experiencing symptoms—because asymptomatic carriers can unknowingly pass the virus on in public places like grocery stores and pharmacies. If you haven’t acquired a cloth mask yet, now is the time, and brands are stepping up to produce them for citizens, essential workers, and medical professionals.
It’s important to note that cloth masks are not a viable replacement for N95 respirators or surgical masks, and any non-medical worker in possession of medical-grade masks should consider donating them to a local hospital to help those on the front lines. Cloth face masks don’t guarantee you won’t contract or pass the virus on, but they’re a voluntary public health measure we should all seriously consider, especially in hotspots like New York City, New Orleans, and Detroit. If you’re unsure of where to buy face masks for yourself or your family, shop the brands below—but be aware that overwhelming demand could result in weeks-long delivery time. In the interim, you can make your own mask out of a pillowcase, dish cloth, or bandana, because even a makeshift face cover is a vital step to help protect yourself and your community.
Sanctuary is creating a line of Essential Lifestyle Masks, with proceeds that will allow the company to produce medical-grade masks for the healthcare professionals who need them. The Lifestyle masks are available for pre-order and will ship the week of April 19.
The retailer known for its wabi sabi (perfect imperfection) approach to menswear has a new initiative, dubbed “Masks for America.” It’s a 1-for-1 program working to donate one mask for each one sold—until they reach a million masks.
Reformation is partnering with the City of Los Angeles on LA Protects, an initiative to organize local manufacturers to make five million non-medical masks for citizens and essential workers. The first batch is sold out, but you can join the waitlist or donate a 5-pack.
Los Angeles Apparel
This 3-pack of 100% cotton adjustable masks comes in a range of designs that will add a bit of color to the grim reality we’re living in. With 20+ reviews and a five-star rating, customers noted how they’re easily adjusted and were delivered in days. All purchases help fund the brand’s production of surgical masks and medical gowns.
The Lekko 2.0 filtration scarf, a high-tech design for protection against dust and particles, has ventilation inlets that open with a zipper to increase air flow whenever you need it.
If you’re ordering for your family, consider Custom Ink’s 12-pack of soft jersey masks, which come at an affordable $30 per pack and contour to the curves of your face.
Alice and Olivia
Get involved with Alice and Olivia’s #MaskingTogether initiative and automatically donate a mask to a medical professional by pre-ordering the brand’s Staceface printed mask.
Hedley & Bennett
Hedley & Bennett transitioned its sewing lines from making aprons to face masks, with each purchase supporting the production of a second donated mask for essential workers. The masks are washable 100% cotton and include inner pockets for filter inserts for added protection.
The founder of Swaddle Designs, who is also a registered nurse, promptly turned the baby brand’s blanket manufacturing facility into a factory producing non-medical cloth face masks, available in a range of prints and pack sizes.
Jack and Mulligan
A portion of proceeds from Jack and Mulligan elastic strap masks will be donated to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.
Make Your Own Face Mask
If you’d rather DIY your own face mask, you only need a handful of materials. Gather up some elastics (hair bands work too), fabric, and a sewing kit. You can follow an easy no-sew tutorial (like the below) or find a sewing pattern online. JOANN has a patterns you can download for free—and if you’re feeling extra crafty, its “Make to Give” program is working to donate 100 million masks to medical personnel across the country.
The past few years of the Star Wars franchise have brought Lando Calrissian back to the big screen, to the delight of fans. Solo: A Star Wars Story featured Donald Glover as a young Lando, while Billy Dee Williams finally reprised his role in The Rise of Skywalker. But what could a Lando spinoff look like, if he was given his own franchise following Return of the Jedi? These fan posters show what could have been, check it out below.