Want to watch ATTACK THE BLOCK with Joe Cornish & Moses at Alamo South Tonight?!?!
Hey folks, Harry here... Meant to post this on Friday, but the Anniversary madness (wedding related) rightfully preoccupied me. That said, tonight at 7:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse South - I've got a great little screening of the Best little genre film you'll see this year. ATTACK THE BLOCK is an awesome awesome film - and having Joe Cornish and John Boyega (who plays MOSES in the film) will be there to do an introduction and a Q&A with me after the film.
This is a first come first served send in.
In the body of the email just give me your full name and that of your up to 2 guests!
I'm off to REHAB, when I get back, I'll email the winners so check your email after LUNCH.
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July 18, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST
ATTACK THE BLOCK screening with Joe Cornish & "MOSES" at Alamo South tonight! Harry has a ticket for ya!
July 18, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST
...and all I hear is praise. Maybe I'll check it out, so I can see what all the fuzz is about. Is it as good as the editors of AICN say it is?
July 18, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST
And thank you.
July 18, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST
I caught this at the last AICN screening of it and yes, it is definitely as good as advertised. I wish wish wish I could attend this screening. :(
July 18, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST
July 18, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST
July 18, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST
by atx klown
Last time Harry had a sign up for 30 mins or less, the people with gofobo passes (week in advance) got screwed out of watching the movie because the AIC line filled the theatre.
July 18, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST
by Tim Herr
I get that AICN and Badass Digest are hyping it a lot, but it's really good!
July 18, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST
Anyone get theirs yet?
July 18, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST
by mr. smith
July 18, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST
You know what being hyped is? Having three dozen reports about a film with not a single soul having seen it. That's what we get for Captain America. That's what we got leading up to the premieres of Transformers, Thor, Harry Potter, Super 8, Green Lantern...fuck it...every goddamn studio flick starring the same white people. Doesn't matter if the trailers look like shit or if the buzz had been bad leading up to it (looking at you, Green Lantern). The geeks here can’t get enough of all reports leading up to such flicks, even if they do so just because they want to bash a film that is still weeks away from being released in 5000 theaters. Such flicks are going to get hyped repeatedly by AICN in one form or another simply because they are some tentpole monstrosity from the big studios or a more modest budget yarn based upon some graphic novel that only 100,000 people have ever heard of (::cough:: Scott Pilgrim ::cough). Point is no one RESENTS it when those movies get numerous write-ups. You know why Attack the Block started getting written about on AICN however? It did it the old fashion way: word of mouth. It arrived at SXSW and conquered by winning the audience award and getting rave reviews by every critic who covered the event. Only then did AICN really start to give the movie true attention (and the attention started coming in part from at least one or two AICN folks who actually watched the flick; what a concept!). And in the roughly half dozen times that AICN has brought the movie up since it has mainly been to let people know about FREE early screenings of the movie. Where’s the fucking crime in that? Should, for example, Capone not have posted info that the film would have a screening in Chicago and that fucking regulars of AICN who lived in that area could win tickets if they e-mailed him? How horrible. Should he have not mentioned the results which also served as a reminder for winners to check their e-mails for time, location, etc? How is that hyping the film? Should Capone have kept all of that info to himself? And if you are a person who hates Attack the Block so much that you think any mention of it is hype, can I ask why don’t you simply ignore any of the reports regarding the film? There is like a dozen new reports on AICN every day; go pick the other 99.9999% of the reports that have nothing to do with Attack the Block. It is really that simple. Also the people who keep posting their shrill responses that “that film is horrible” need to get a grip already. You are entitled to your opinion and you may be right. Hell, I might end up agreeing with you once I see the film for myself. But for now realize that your opinion is in the clear minority. Attack the Block won Audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival as well. It has a 90% favorable rating currently on Rotten Tomatoes, and when you consider that two of the big guns, Variety and Hollywood Reporter, already gave it raves, chances are good the film will continue to hover above 80% o RT. And there are COUNTLESS reviewers on blogs who are not included in the RT team of critics who have highly praised the movie. Trying to take over the “Attack the Block” Talkback section which your constant griping and negativity makes you look like tools. Last of all for those who keep complaining that the protagonists are thugs, hoodlums, chavs, whatever, I gotta ask if you ever had any problems rooting for scumbags like the Corleone family, Tony Soprano or virtually any major character in a Tarantino or Scorcese flick? No. Then you are hypocrites or worse.
July 19, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST
by Tim Herr
I hear a lot of people bashing the film, but in the end their criticism seems to boil down to "I don't like their accents" or "I assume the movie is bad because I don't like the trailer." I just saw it for the second time last night, and it is really hard to imagine anyone actually disliking this movie.
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