Saturday, December 01, 2007

"Juno" for free? I'm there, and you could be too

If I had to estimate, I'd say no more than one in 10 of the e-mails I get at work are of any use at all, but on Friday I got the best one I have in many months. Here is an excerpt:

I know you're out in the middle of nowhere, but I also know that you're somewhat obsessed w/ Juno. A couple chances to check it out in ATL before it opens. Now you gotta ask yourself -- Are Michael and George Michael worth it? Is Ellen Page worth it? I think we both know the answers to those questions.

Yes, I do know the answer to that, so after getting this e-mail from Jeremy J, always a welcome friend to this blog, I went to the list of screenings and in fact RSVP'd for a Sunday afternoon one at my favorite ATL theater which has since been filled. If you missed out on this golden opportunity from Fox Searchlight, fret not: There's about 100 or so promotional screenings left around the country, before and after it opens Wednesday.

If you're anywhere near Atlanta, the next two screenings there are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 6, at the AMC Parkway Point, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 18, at the Landmark Midtown. To RSVP to either of these screenings or to find out about the many more coming up around the country, click here.

And as to whether or not I'll ever stop being "obsessed" with movies as smart and funny as this flick from Jason Reitman and scribe Diablo Cody starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Rainn Wilson and J.K Simmons should be? I sure hope not. Peace out.


J. Marquis said...

It looks like a great flick. This and "Knocked Up" would make a gret double feature!

J. Marquis said...

I meant to say "great" double feature. I guess I was using the Scottish pronounciation before.

Neel Mehta said...

This is what I've been saying!

Also go here to see Fox Searchlight's slow nationwide build of free screenings for THE SAVAGES in January. It's not the kind of crowd-pleaser that's going to get the JUNO/WAITRESS/LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE treatment, but an eventual screening in Atlanta seems likely.

Reel Fanatic said...

I'll definitely be checking that out, Neel ... I had never heard of that one until just recently, but it looks like just my kind of movie, and I'll watch just about anything with Laura Linney in it

Bob said...

I envy you, sir. I eagerly await your review (though I more eagerly await seeing the film :)).
I have something on my page you may want to check out. It's my favorite scene from "Withnail and I" lego.

Kimberly Nichols said...

Thanks for the heads up! I just RSVP'd to a free preview nearby.

Reel Fanatic said...

Glad to be of assistance, Kimberly ... At the end of the screening we got some rather hideously orange t-shirts, so maybe you'll get some kind of swag too

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