According to Éli Chau, putting together a successful Murder Mystery Night (MMN) is like writing a play, producing a movie, planning a gala, making an improv game, and dealing with divas all at once. As her co-host for the Marvel-themed extravaganza that took place on July 1, I can guarantee that this is 100% accurate. After months of blood, sweat, tears, caffeine, poke, wine, and macaroons, we finally pulled it off.
Here's the story of how Éli and I got away with the perfect murder.
...mystery. Murder Mystery. That's what I meant. Totally.
The first time I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I was with Éli Chau and Jane Davidson at The El Capitan Theatre for the premiere on Thursday night. The second time I saw it was with my dad at a local theater last night. Both experiences left me feeling highly entertained by the stunning visuals, 70s pop-rock soundtrack, and wisecracking ensemble. It was good, but like many sequels to mega-hits, was overstuffed and not quite as fresh as the original.