A Night at the Museum? The Secret of the Tomb Explained


Fans of the Night at the Museum films will finally learn about the kind of magic instilled into Akhmenrah’s tablet. This Ancient Egyptian artifact brings exhibits to life and opens doorways to mysterious worlds. It also nicely plays into all three films in different ways. The first showed that living history is important, the second explored with how legacies are created and the third revelled in how change must happen. Secret of the Tomb revealed to Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) that now is the time to let his son Nick (Skyler Gisondo) make important decisions in his life. That’s tough to do when he catches him throwing a party when he comes home early after a tough evening at work.

When a gala event unveiling new exhibits goes awry, Daley is at a loss when he witnesses chaotic behaviour from Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) and the various displays. When one of them includes the star constellations coming to life and attacking people, perhaps nobody read their horoscope for that day. The only person who realizes what’s going on is Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) himself, when he sees the tablet is turning green. He believes the magic that brings them to life is fading and he looks to Daley for help.

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Remembering Robin Williams (1951-2014)

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


On Monday, Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, a comedy legend, passed away. Details to the real cause of death are still sketchy at best, and many media outlets are alleging that he died in an apparent suicide. His publicist said he had been “battling severe depression” lately. In how the world responded, fans to fellow performers have expressed great empathy towards the loss.

In a statement to press by his wife, Susan Schneider said, “I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.

On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

For this fan, I saw him first in the television series Happy Days, playing the alien out to kidnap Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). Fonzie (Henry Winkler) had to use all his thumb power to outmaneuver him, and the laughs, joy and mirth I felt had me wishing Williams to get his own television show. I loved this man! His boyish charm is what I liked the most.

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