Asta 2

Doing My Part to Get Free Passes

There's (FINALLY!) an adanvced screening of Serenity in my city tomorrow and apparetnly in order to see it I have to give up my first born plug it in my LJ. Which I find rather amusing since I think most of you reading this who live in the U.S. have already seen the film. And haven't we all been talking about it for months? Yeah, this whole idea of using blogs to push the film was done long before Universal thought about it.

Anyway, for those living under a rock, here's the description I'm required to post...

Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.

And the official site for 'Serenity' is here.
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And thank you for the public service announcement. lol Actually, I haven't seen it yet. Only slightly spoiled about it too, and that was an accident.
Looking forward to seeing the movie. Now enjoy the free pass!
I know one major spoiler, which was my own fault, but it's been fun holding over the heads of others who haven't seen the film. ;)
Well, you could take your parents with you! OK, I know, shutting up now...
Huh. That sounds like an interesting movie. Perhaps I should check it out. ;)
Ah, I also had a shot at going to a blogger's screening, but I've decided not to, the hassle is more annoying than the price of a ticket, so I'm waiting for this weekend. Have fun!
Had I known about the hassle I may have waited. I also find it amusing because it's the bloggers who have been talking about 'Firefly' since it's cancellation and have been pushing the series and film for months. Other than details about the film, we're pretty much talked out! :)
And here I thought I was the only person on earth who hadn't seen this movie yet. Not quite I guess. Since I live in the middle of nowhere and have never had the opportunity for an "advance screening", I guess I don't really understand the concept. What's the fricking point of having "opening night" if you're going to show it 9 million times before then? I haven't been excited enough about a movie to even go to the theatre to see it, let alone on opening night for years, so this is a big deal for me. Fortunately I have a brother/Firefly fan to go with cause it still looks like we will be treking 3.5 hours into the city to watch Serenity on Friday (with all the other losers who haven't already seen it yet). 4 more days, yay.
I'm not in the middle of nowhere, yet this is the first advance screening we've had. Me? Bitter? It's a lot like 'Doctor Who' - though it hasn't officially debuted, just about everyone seems to have seen it already.
Oh, what do you have to complain? Think about the poor hun who won't see it until November!
Thank you for the post and the link :) We've had no screenings here in town, so I'll be seeing it for the first time on Friday.
Enjoy the film! I saw a preview screening last Tuesday with my mum (another Firefly fan) over here in the UK and we both absolutely LOVED and ADORED it. Can't wait to go see it again when it comes out. Won't say anymore as I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I'd be interested to know what you think once you've seen it.
Well, as you probably can tell I seldom don't have an opinion. ;) I'll definietly post my thoughts this week. Glad you liked it. :)
It opens here next Friday! Yaaay! I thought I was going to have to wait till November. I know nothing about it other than having seen the trailer and I think there's an article in the new SFX.

I love the fact that in the blurb, Firefly and the movie Serenity are implied as totally different things! Enjoy tomorrow, as I know you will.
Well, I'm completely jealous that you managed to snag a pair of tix for the advanced screening. They had closed applications by the time I tried. However, hubby and I do plan to see it on opening night, so I'll take consolation in that.
And, looking forward to seeing it with you again on Sunday!!
~Zarni
Okay, now I'm very bummed. I just found out that my make-up class has been scheduled for this weekend. Now I'll miss both the screening and opening night.
Guess I'll have to wait 'till Sunday; it'll make my class go by quicker and make me even more excited to see it with you!
~Zarni, who is only slightly spoiler-free; and very, very excited!
Well, I haven't seen it yet, and there have been screenings in the town 2hrs away, but I could never get the tickets. So it's Friday night for me.

Have fun!
The closest showing I had to me prior to this was in Chicago and driving three hours in the middle of the week to see a movie was too much to ask of me.
I haven't seen it; I'm unspoiled and have been avoiding the sci-fi friday trailers.

OTOH, I think this whole advance screening thing is going to bite them in the ass, bigtime. That's what always happens. Usually, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, as when the pre-Passion "Left Behind" completely flopped at the box office, given the ultra-conservatives had already seen the movie at their churches. I don't think Serenity is going to take the same blow, but I think a lot of steam is gone from its sails already.
I hope it's not the case, but I truly don't understand the concept of the advance screening. Wouldn't more excitement and "buzz" be built up if everyone had to wait til the same day? At least it seems to have gotten mainly good reviews and people are wanting to see it again. Oh well, 3 more days for me.
Right, and it takes a good opening day to get a wider release. If I have to drive 50 minutes to see it, it's effectively straight-to-video for me.
And on the positive reviews, eh; I don't even think the dude at Variety bothered to run a spell check. I'm not sure I trust (or admire, which is the building block of trust for me) any of the reviewers who have had time in their professional schedule to get their asses to any of these weird ass showings.