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Is it me or does Kristen Bell's smile border on sarcastic on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's latest issue? And I mean sarcastic in a good way. Sarcastic in a persnickety teen-detective that's not technically a teen or a detective anymore kind of way. Next to Bell is Jason Dohring, who is aggressively chomping down on a marshmallow, which may be symbolic of his character's on-again-off-again romance with the title character of the beloved UPN/CW series and soon-to-be movie.
LoVe lives! And so does Veronica Mars, as Entertainment Weekly reminds us, putting the so-wrong-they're-right TV couple -- Logan and Veronica, or their shipped title LoVe -- on the cover of their issue to remind us that the movie is so close, we can almost reach out and grab it. Or grab one of those marshmallows. The tasty white confection is representative of Veronica Mars's lead character, who's referred to as -- and refers to herself as -- a marshmallow in the series' first episode. And like many marshmallows, she's been burned before, so her exterior may be a bit crispy at times, but on the inside, she's all soft and chewy. I think the metaphor might have gotten lost there, but you get the point.
The Veronica Mars movie will arrive (in select AMC theaters) nationwide on March 14, which is practically a month away! In addition to the excellent EW cover, the site posted a new clip from the movie, which includes some great banter between Veronica and her father Keith (Enrico Colantoni). Watch that here. And then there's this video, which shows the marshmallow photo shoot and then has Bell and Dohring doing a bit of role-reversal as they read the Season 2 "epic" scene from the alterna-prom episode. Le sigh...
Between that and the clip, not to mention the closer proximity to the film's release, a rewatch of the whole series may be in order here. For reference, it's available streaming on Amazon Prime.
And speaking of Amazon, that brings us to this next update, which is that the Veronica Mars movie soundtrack is available for pre-order and is due out March 11. It's also on iTunes for pre-order. The album includes two versions of "We Used to Be Friends," one by Alejandro Escovedo and the other by The Dandy Warhols, who did the series' original theme song.
Here's the full track list:
1. We Used To Be Friends - Alejandro Escovedo
2. Go Captain and Pinlighter - Emperor X
3. Holding My Breath - Mr. Twin Sister
4. All Around and Away We Go - Mr. Twin Sister
5. Criminal - ZZ Ward (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
6. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
7. Stick Up - Max
8. Never Give In - Mackintosh Braun
9. Prosthetic Love - Typhoon
10. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
11. Second Chances - Gregory Alan Isakov
12. We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
And last, for those looking for a way to spend their money on Veronica Mars things, the movie now has an official Tumblr page and their first post includes a 20% off coupon code for the VM Cafe Press store. View the code here and all the VM-themed goodies here. Those looking to wear their LoVe appreciation proudly might want to check that out. There's a lot of LoVe on that Cafe Press site. Also more Echolls Alpaca Farm items than you might expect.