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Photos du Jour

I’ve never seen an embargo sign at a screening check-in desk before. And the funny part is, the film, Red, is, I think, ill-served by silencing writers. But it’s not my call.

Really great outdoor. Not there to convince new people to see the latest in the series, really. But an iconic image gone psycho. Perfect and beautiful.

I love that Veronica Hamel still looks so great! And to have her and Magnum and Johnny Drama in one show…

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    Jackass 1 and 2 were some of the best times I’ve had at the movies. I truly have never laughed harder for a more sustained amount of time. Time to see 3 and see how old I really am.

  3. Was at last night’s Red screening as well. Had I known about the longterm hold, I would have gone to Thursday’s more convenient (for me) Arclight showing instead. Agreed on the foolishness of hiding it. Warts and all, it delivers on what it promises in trailer (and the audience reacted in all the right ways in all the right spots).

  4. berg says:

    let him have it .. let the right one in … let me in … never let me go

  5. David Poland says:

    Pretty sure that Juarez Fernando Insua is spam. But it’s kinda funny spam, no?

  6. the cookie monster says:

    There are reviews of “Red” already on-line…

  7. I noticed that this morning… Oh well, pretty much everyone is saying the same thing about the movie, so it’s not like I missed out on a chance to influence the narrative or anything that melodramatic. Hey, Dave, if you went to last night’s Fair Game screening (if I go, I’ll wait for the more convenient Oct 19th screening), did Summit have the same ‘wait for opening day’ sign there too?

  8. chris says:

    Beg to differ on “Red.” After seeing it two months before release, I was trying to figure out why they were eager to get the word out.

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