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Want To See WALL*E Before The Entire Human Race? At The Alamo Drafthouse South - on FATHER'S DAY?

Published at: June 9, 2008, 1 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... On June 15th - Father's Day - The Future is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse South, here in Austin, Tx. WALL*E - this will be the very first Public Screening of WALL*E - thus far, it has only been shown to "Long Lead Press" - and on June 15th - an audience of approximately 220 will be... the Luckiest Audience On Earth - because we'll be seeing the new Pixar film first! Now this is meant to be a GEEK SCREENING. So... I am having you folks email me on why you're the biggest science fiction geek on the planet Earth. Specifically - I need to hear what it is about the future, robots, space and that stuff that we all know is out there... somewhere, well what that stuff does for you. I'm not specifically looking for "Families" but I'm not not looking for them as well. Be sure to include your name & the name(s) of your guest(s). Email your submission to: HK at AintItCool.Com and you must have this exact subject line: Everything Is So WALL*E!!! If that isn't the subject line - the submission will never get to the mail folder it needs to get to, to be considered and your email will be deleted. Meanwhile - here's a 3 minute Sneak Peek from WALL*E that we saw at BUTT-NUMB-A-THON last year - well, it's finally shown up online, here...





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  • June 9, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Yet again I want to see this, but I am blighted by Blighty.

    by MEGAN FOXX MALICIOUS SENSE OF IRONY

  • June 9, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    yes

    by Series7

  • June 9, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I would love to see it early

    by ATARI

    Will you pay for airfare for me and my son as well?<br> <br> :-0<br> <br>

  • June 9, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I work for Dick Jones. Dick Jones!

    by Project424

    The first time I ever masturbated was to that scene! I was 11. If that ain't sci-fi geek, nothin' is -- gimme my tickets!

  • June 9, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I don't know about sci-fi geek...

    by palimpsest

    ...but that's the campest thing I've heard all day.

  • June 9, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Time or Newsweek

    by skimn

    have hinted that Pixar has done it again. That they have captured genuine emotion within the context of their animated films, which they excell (Toy Story's, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, etc.). Monsters Inc has one of the most perfectly realized endings and never fails to produce a tear or two. I think thats what sets them apart from the other animation studios.

  • June 9, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    HARRY - WHENS THE CUT OFF?

    by master bitchfist

    for the e-mails?

  • June 9, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Time blurb

    by skimn

    "On an Earth long abandoned by humans, one little dustbuster keeps picking up the trash. The compact critter is code-named WALL.E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter — Earth), and he's the funniest, most soulful entity you're likely to meet in movies this summer. His encounter with another robot, the sleekly feminine EVE, forms the valentine heart of this science-fiction love story. Stanton, whose Finding Nemo remains Pixar's top-grossing movie, playfully challenges audiences with WALL.E's first 45 minutes, which has virtually no dialogue, yet communicates its humor and feelings as directly as Charlie Chaplin's best silent films. The Earth scenes are non-talking, but in no way silent — WALL.E's mechanical voice and most of the movie's other aural components are the work of Ben Burtt; he's been recognized as the medium's presiding wizard of sounds since the original Star Wars, for which he created the voices or noises of the creatures, droids and swishing light sabers. Like the early shorts of Pixar creative boss John Lasseter (Luxo Jr., Red's Dream), this one is the story of a machine with palpable human emotions. In that sense, WALL.E is the company's most sophisticated toy but its purest, most personal movie yet: ultimate Pixar."

  • June 9, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I'll wait for PPV, Thank you.

    by Diagnostic

    Wife will be busy that day.

  • June 9, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    It'd almost be worth living in Texas...

    by Kid Z

    ... to be able to go to these sorts of premiere screenings. Almost, anyway... not quite. (Sorry, but we are talking about... Texas...)

  • June 9, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Cutoff is

    by HEADGEEK

    whenever I fill the screening and say - "Its over"

  • June 9, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by HEADGEEK

    Actually - we're talking Austin - which is certainly better than everywhere else.

  • June 9, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Man, I want to see this more than any other film this year.

    by Nordling

    Application sent. I'll make the journey if I'm invited. I'll haul the family along. What time is the screening?

  • June 9, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    How will we know?

    by jvpixarnews

    I sent in my application and was wondering how we will know if we made it? By the way what time does the screening start?

  • June 9, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    No thanks.

    by TooWhippy

  • June 9, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    W O W

    by mvckalel

    W O W

  • June 9, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Austin is different than the rest of TX

    by hoggydog

    Just look at the map of our counties from the last presidential election. We were the only blue county in the state. Anyways, Wall*e looks amazing. Pixar movies turn me into a kid all over again.

  • June 9, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    John Carter now a Pixar project!?!

    by r_number6

    According to The Pixar Blog (and also being reported on Dark Horizons), Andrew Stanton has confirmed that he is writing the script for John Carter of Mars for Pixar. Personally I would love to see Pixar start taking on projects like this. Hope this is true!

  • June 9, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Could they please franchise the Alamo Drafthouse?

    by gruntybear

    I mean, really. It's hard enough hearing about all the cool stuff that goes down there. How's about sharing said coolness with the rest of the planet?

  • Now that is news... The team are 3 shots away from finishing the opening scene of A Matter of Loaf and Death!

  • June 9, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    r_number

    by Quint

    scroll down. We posted that story a couple days ago... and it's been known for a little while before that Pixar was in control of the property. Could be fantastic! Stanton is the bomb.

  • June 9, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    GruntyBear

    by MonkeyAngst

    They totally have. There are Drafthouse franchises in Northwest Austin, Houston, Katy, and San Antonio. Also one down in the Valley. If you're interested in starting up a franchise, go to: http://drafthouse.com/main/franchise/

  • June 9, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Bah!

    by Lloytron

    These things are always in the US! Spread the love!!

  • June 9, 2008, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I entered

    by Aphex Twin

    Though I'm probably not as geeky as some others. I hope to get picked anyway!

  • June 9, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    How can this movie NOT kick ass?

    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    Answer: it can't not kick ass.

  • June 9, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Re: How can this movie NOT kick ass?

    by Rupee88

    because it may suck. Geek hope springs eternal...this site is proof of that on a daily basis.

  • June 9, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I'm going to the European premiere in Edinburgh.

    by the_silver_shade

    28/06/2007 is good for me, 3 weeks before the UK release which makes it even more of an advance preview for Brits than the Alamo is for Statesians. Plus Pixar are sending along an animator to Edinburgh to talk through some of the key scenes which is sweet. Thanks anyway guys...

  • June 9, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    You know what I'd Like to see

    by fozziebear53

    The Fucking DVD Column!

  • June 9, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Premise is flawed

    by CerebralAssassin

    I've seen the movie and I'm a human being. Hence...you suck!

  • June 10, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    fuck texas

    by bacci40

    have the goddamn screening in los angeles you fucks...ive been waiting for this movie all year

  • June 10, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    anyone who says wall-e is a rip off of short circuit....

    by Obscura

    needs to rewatch both of those films and realise that THEY'RE NOT SET IN THE FUTURE IN A WORLD POPULATED BY ROBOTS.... if you cant see past the fact they've both got 2 eyes (like humans do, apparently) then you're gonna miss out on one of the best movies of the year just because you've got something against binocular vision. pillock.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    wall-e and me

    by greentealite

    I came on wall-e's face and short circuited his neck servos. Now he's all rusted and cum drenched, and has to look in one direction: I have him hanging over my cat's litter box, where he is forced to watch my cat release her kitty food in gooey warm fudge.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Wall*E's a rip-off of Zelazny's

    by Dingbatty

    For A Breath I Tarry<p> http://tinyurl.com/6hm4b8

  • June 10, 2008, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Wall E is not a rip off of Short Circuit.

    by Tourist

    Its just that the cute and loveable central character looks identical. But you know Wall E would never fuck Ally Sheedy. He doesn't race mix.

  • June 10, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    I should know by now this site has it's fair share of raunch...

    by jerseycajun

    but "comments" like greentealite's really pushes through the bottom of the barrel. It's stuff like that which will eventually drive me away from this site, if it stays that bad.<br></br><br></br>I mean, this is a TB for a G rated movie, for cryin' out loud!

  • June 10, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    peter gabriel is doing a song for this?

    by jig98

    sounds interesting. i just heard a clip on itunes this morning. it's called "down to earth" and it has very distant echoes of "you got a friend in me" from the first toy story. and i couldn't care less about john carter or up or newt or whatever the fuck they are "talking about doing", i just wanna see this, toy story 3 and cars 2 next from them. that's it. i would like to see another incredibles and nemo as well , but one problem, the story has been told again and again in far superior films. nuff said.

  • June 10, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, how about...

    by DrEdwardMorbius

    ...the last 3 weeks of DVD releases, eh? I'm curious on your take on a few titles, and curious at what I missed by looking through the new release sections of retailers...

  • June 10, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Expect some reviews tomorrow

    by S0cks

    My old HS is having a fund-raiser @ Pixar tomorrow, which includes a screening for all the guests. I'm jealous I don't live near the bay area any longer. So you're not really accurate in saying Alamo peeps will see it first, but I'm still jealous of ya.

  • June 11, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    PUBLIC screening...

    by Cap-m Canuck

    Can't wait the hear the reviews. This TB has been about as exciting as watching paint dry... Not a single comment today? WUWT?! I thought a lot more people were anticipating this one. Are they going to blame AICN when this one flops as well?

  • June 11, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    No way it will flop

    by hoggydog

    It is a Pixar movie. They haven't made a bad one yet, and even if this one turns out to be not so great, it will make tons of money.

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