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Old April 30th, 2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Dang! "Serenity" advance screening sold out!

For Dylan and other fellow Firefly / Joss Whedon fans,

Looks like Serenity, not due for release until this fall, will be sneaked in its current uncompleted state in several U.S. cities next week -- nearby Austin being one of them -- but all tickets are already sold out!

http://www.cantstopthesignal.com/

Thanks to http://www.robogeek.com/ for the heads-up on this advance sreening, and thanks to Mike Curtis of HD for Indies, with whom I had lunch at Shady Grove yesterday in Austin, for the heads-up about the RoboGeek site.

But here's a two-minute trailer for Serenity anyway:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/serenity/

Can't wait!
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Old April 30th, 2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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Thanks to Mike Curtis of HD for Indies, with whom I had lunch at Shady Grove yesterday in Austin

Damn, next time you're around let me know Chris!
I was talking to Mike earlier this week about having lunch on friday...but my week got too stacked up.

Next time you come into Austin, drop me a line or give me a call.
I'll probably be getting together with Mike sometime soon (next week?)...
And there is always room at the table for you...
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Old May 16th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #3
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Chris,

I'm definitely a fan of Joss and Firefly. I have to say the Serenity trailer worries me a little bit though. The lighting of the internal scenes looks very televisioneque - a bit deliberate and overly stylized for what should be the inside of a spaceship or bar.... The acting didn't seem quite as natural as it did in the series either....

What did you think of the trailer?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #4
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Next week? Yikes!

I caught the trailer a little while ago.
Can't wait.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:42 AM   #5
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They have the new trailer up. Looks great.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/univer...ity/trailer_2/
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #6
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Thanks Barry! I'll be catching this one on opening night, hopefully.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:24 PM   #7
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just saw it. it was totally awesome. definitely the best movie of this year so far!

alas, [admin edit -- spoiler removed] i was so sad when it happened. i wanted to find out about one of them so bad. the back stories, etc.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #8
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I second that. Serenity was awesome. I can't believe it lived up to it's hype for me, considering I was a big fan of the show. I can't wait to see it again. Hope everyone sees it and appreciates how good Joss Whedon is at writing humour into action sequences, adding tension, etc.

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Old September 30th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #9
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The wife and I saw it tonight, loved every minute of it. Hats off to Joss, he's a genius.

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Old October 1st, 2005, 12:36 AM   #10
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Episodic or Cinematic?

I just saw Serenity and thought it was a decent movie. However, it seemed more episodic - as in one of a number or series - than cinematic - as in stand alone.

I also thought it was very Television like and not really able it distinguish itself from the tv series; not sure if that was deliberate or not, but if I want to see TV I don't need to pay $8 to do so.

There were moments that were funny, but in a cliched way - some dry humor at times but I was not really laughing like I did when I saw the 40 year old virgin for example.

I think that overall Serenity was entertaining, but I can see why it did not fly before: lack of effective storytelling and dangling plot elements!! Don't want to upset any fans but the human weapon / psychic / we gotta save this girl character had absolutely no real role in the movie aside from giving cryptic remarks, providing a distraction from the lack of serious motivation for a story, and jumping into psychotic violence / psuedo martial arts at times. I guess she couldn't use her powers to change any of the events shown in the movie? The emotional payoff at the end was also sadly lacking, again more TV'ish than cinematic.

Just my opinion. To ameoliorate what I've said, a couple of my friends thought it was good, but only because they like mindless violence :-)
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Old October 1st, 2005, 03:12 AM   #11
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alas, [admin edit -- spoiler removed] i was so sad when it happened.
I know what you are talking about, and agree. I don't see the point of it. It didn't further the story any, and left me walking out on a down note when I was enthralled all the way through. That's all I can say without spoilling anything.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:35 PM   #12
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Serenity was Number Two at the box office this weekend! Woohoo, go Joss!
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:43 PM   #13
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but only @10mil. even flightplan was higher@15mil.

i dunno if it bodes well. that's the thing about these little known projects. there aren't always a lot of marketing for it. i was just watching desperate housewives, no ads for serenity. there should've been. out of all the films this year, at least this one deserves it the most.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 10:04 PM   #14
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Why?

Why does Serenity deserve marketing more than any other movie this year?

I'm sure you are a fan, but why?
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Yes, unless it gets better next weekend, Joss may be in trouble. Rumoured budget is $40mill, so $10mill first weekend is not very good. Let's hope word of mouth gets some more people out to the theaters next weekend!

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