roxybisquaint: (hit girl play)
I knew very little about Kick-Ass before I saw it. I hadn't read the comics, hadn't read any articles or reviews. I'd seen the regular trailers (not even the red band ones) and some recent talk show interviews and just thought it looked cool and kind of fun. McLovin, little girl superhero, Banana Splits music... what's not fun about that? Hehehe. I was in for quite a surprise. )
roxybisquaint: (sarah john tough crowd)
Well the fans did it again and the goal was met. Not enough extra came in to upsize the contract, but that's okay. We're planning a second ad run in October, so the excess will roll over and kick off that fund. Now, wanna see what will be hitting 38 screens for 2 weeks straight? Have a look:



You can download a larger/better copy here (I highly recommend it).

If you live near any of these theaters, go to the movies between 9/25 and 10/8 and report back how it looks on the BIG screen:



I'm so sad I'm not near any of them :(
roxybisquaint: (sarah john tough crowd)
Our biggest hope for a continuation of The Sarah Connor Chronicles lies in solid season 2 DVD/Blu-ray sales. That's where WB makes the money. Season 1 sold very well in the US and it's selling like crazy, internationally. So SaveTheSCC has a whole campaign planned for September/October to raise awareness and boost sales (the s2 DVD & Blu-ray hit the US market on 9/22).

You already know about (and helped fund) the mobile billboard. but we've got another big idea in the works that we need donations for: Movie theater pre-show advertising. We'll be doing this through Screenvision (warning: their site autoplays a loud video), running 10-second slides (that get cycled 3 times during preshow) on movie theater screens. Screenvision will also be throwing some PR weight behind the fans with a press release about efforts to save The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

This is an open-ended donation meter because the more money raised, the more screens we can advertise on. At the minimum, though, we need to raise $1204 by August 28th to do this. All the details and a PayPal donation widget thingy are available on savethescc.com. Or, you can donate right here, right now.



Another way to help is though the purchase of a 4gb Cameron-CPU styled USB Flash Drive. All the profit ($8.83 each) from the sale of the chips goes towards the movie theater ad fund. But don't feel like you can't do both — buy a chip and kick in some donation cash!
roxybisquaint: (kyle come with me)
With TSCC being cancelled, I thought seeing Terminator Salvation would just make me sad and maybe a little bitter. Future war isn't a story that I find very interesting anyway and I'm not a big Christian Bale fan either (aside from Batman Begins, I don't think I've ever really liked him much in anything). So I'd been stalling, but I did finally see T4 on Sunday. It was a nice day and it was playing at our little local movie theater, so the man and I decided to walk to the movies then go for ice cream after — fun summery thing to do. More... )
roxybisquaint: (andy goode)
Did everyone go see Star Trek this weekend? I'm not a big Star Trek fan, never have been. But since I grew up watching reruns of the original series, I was kind of excited about the new movie. So tonight we went to see it and I loved it. Really loved it. It's not often that a movie is better than I expect, but Star Trek was.

I thought Kirk was a little over-the-top annoying, and early on I was worried this was going to be Top Gun in space. But they moved past that set-up pretty well. Spock was all kinds of awesome. And little Chekov was way adorable (he's in fact making me actually want to see T4 — maybe that guy as Kyle will counteract my anticipated dislike of Christian Bale as John Connor).

The theater was packed and everyone seemed to have a great time. We had three generations of people in our group and we all had a blast. Oh and at the end, the theater erupted into applause. Cool. I don't remember the last time that happened at a movie. So go see it if you haven't all ready. Star Trek is a rockin' good time.

The Broken

Jan. 10th, 2009 05:39 pm
roxybisquaint: (sarah hmm...)
I saw The Broken today and, as I expected, Lena Headey was brilliant in it. Such a great actor. She is always amazing to watch, even in some of the more mediocre movies she's done. The Broken had great performances all around, actually. It was very well-cast and well-directed. The script, however, could have used some work. The set-up was good and the whole story was quite intriguing. What it lacked, though, was an underlying mythology to sort of explain or even hint at why what was happening was happening. And in the horror genre, I think you really need that. Overall I enjoyed the film and was never bored but I kept hoping for a decent payoff that didn't come.
roxybisquaint: (sarah gun)
Just a list of films you might not have seen that I happen to have a lot of affection for.

Amelie - If you don't love this movie then I'm not sure we can be friends anymore.

Barfly - You're just going to have to take my word for it. It's good and Mickey Rourke gives the performance of a lifetime. You'll hate him and you'll love him and you'll quote his lines in his voice.

Defending Your Life - I so want to believe this is how it is. And obviously none of you have seen it or someone would have realized by now that I sort of stole the name of my LJ from it. You little brains wouldn't understand anyway.

Dick - If you ever saw All the President's Men, you really do need to see this. It's cute and clever and a lot of fun.

Doc Hollywood - Yes, that Michael J. Fox movie. Don't prejudge; it's sweet. It makes me want to live in a town like Grady and go to the squash festival. Also surprisingly quotable.

Fearless - It'll stay with you. I think this film is the reason I don't fear death in my plane crash dreams (yeah I've been having those a long time).

Joe Versus the Volcano - I strongly disagree with the masses and critics. It's wonderful and it still gets quoted in my house. Even if you don't agree, you'll no doubt enjoy Joe's office misery at the beginning.

LA Story - When Steve Martin was still made of awesome. There are so many good moments packed in that you won't care how silly the story actually is.

Prelude to a Kiss - Warm and fuzzy but probably not for everyone. I love it.

Roxanne - Some of the worst acting you'll ever see, but it's sweet and fun and Steve Martin is incredibly lovable.

This is My Life - None of the stand-up is actually funny, but that's not what it's about. It's a mother and daughters journey full of quirky goodness.

United 93 - Fucking powerful. I saw it in the theater and once on DVD and it hit me just as hard the second time. It's not sappy, it's not political and it was made with the involvement of all the families. It's seriously, seriously good.

Wonder Boys - "I have an alternate version of the first chapter." Brilliant script. Brilliant cast. Full of awesome characters. So damn clever even if the title isn't.

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