|The Majestic Castro Theatre|
At the very beginning of the show, Ficks came out and greeted the completely sold out crowd. After a brief introduction, he brought out the guest of the night Edgar Wright. The crowd immediately came unglued and showered him with cheer, applause, respect, and love, which lasted for several minutes. Ficks interviewed Wright about the first film of the night SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, and asked him some tough questions; the main one being why didn't the film became a boxoffice success last year. Wright defends the film he made and shared with the audience some very funny behind the scenes stories and all the wonderful memories he had making the film.
|Jesse Hawthorne Ficks & Director Edgar Wright|
|Original Theatrical Poster (2010)|
I missed out on seeing this film when it was playing in theaters last summer, so this was first time seeing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fast, funny, and contained some interesting elements such as video game style editing, awesome soundtrack, great martial arts action, fluid and intricate directing, and of course, hot girls in tight clothes with emo-colored hair. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, this was an amazing, funny, romantic movie that should have been more embraced by people during its original theatrical run. A great film that truly deserves a second look over again!
After the film's end, both Fricks and Wright emerged from behind the curtain and began to discuss the second film of the night, the buddy cop action film HOT FUZZ. Again, Wright did a Plot Keywords gag and came up with some interesting ones, but for audience participation, he chose the words "Stabbed Through the Chin." Then they both disappeared behind the curtin, then lights slowly dimmed, and film began.
|Theatrical Movie Poster (2007)|
Now I did see this film in the theaters, and it was funny then as it is funny now. The jokes and gags hold up well, cinematography was beautiful, crisp editing, and of course, wonderfully directed by Wright. This is my favorite film, and with good: an action, adventure, comedy, mystery, shoot e'm up, buddy cop film! Needless to say, I was very happy and excited to see the film on the big screen again.
Both Ficks and Wright came back onto the stage after the film was over, and Wright continued with his Plot Keyword gag for the last film of the night; the film he is most recognized for, and loved all over the world: SHAUN OF THE DEAD. For the film, Wright chose "Disembowelment." for the audience to cheer at.
|Theatrical Movie Poster (2004)|
I saw the film back in 2004, and I immediately told all my friends that they had to see it! Over the years, I've had all my friends, new and old, to come over my house, pizza a drinks abound, and watch the film on DVD. Again, watching it again on the big screen, I was instantaneously teleported back in time to when I saw the film for the first time. And you now what? Thomas Wolfe was wrong, you can go back home!
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