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Posted by marybluefairy

"..Anyway, I went to a screening of the new Guy Ritchie film, "RocknRolla" on Wednesday night. We barely made it, with just 2 minutes to spare! Thank goodness for reserved seating. Gotta love the Arclight. There was a scheduled Q&A for after the film, but when the email went out, the guests were TBA. I took a chance, hoping that Ritchie, or, dare I hope, Gerry Butler would show up. I was duly rewarded. I had only heard confirmation that Joel Silver, the producer, would be there, though.

Just before they rolled the trailers, the usher announced that Butler would indeed be there to answer questions. Woo! At the Arclight, they only show 3-5 trailers (no commercials), so we were rocknrolling pretty quick. The movie was just what I expected, for the most part. It was both funny and action-packed, with twists and turns typical of a Guy Ritchie gangsta pic. If you liked "Snatch" you'll probably like this one. If you're a "Lock, Stock" fan, you might feel like it's too commercial.

When the credits were rolling, I looked to my left (we were on the aisle, about five rows back on the left) and spotted Silver watching the crowd's reaction. There were a ton of people who pretended to be leaving so they could try and go by there. My brother spotted the top of Gerry's head. Be sure to stay and watch the credits, there's a funny extended version of a scene.

It was really dark in there, so I only got a few shots, and most of them were bad. This was, sadly, the best one of the bunch. Butler confirmed his involvement in "The Watchmen," another hotly anticipated movie. He does a voice-over for the Japanese graphic novel in the story, but it will only appear on the DVD. There were some terrific stories about the making of "RocknRolla," including one involving a 6'7" Russian with a large machete, jumping on a bed on top of a ball-gagged Butler. :O He even did the "This is Sparta" line, off-handedly. He pointed in my direction at one point, I swear. Hahaha... There were also a lot of stupid or meandering questions, thank goodness for the moderator! Butler had some (mean-sounding) answers to those. Awesome.

I looked around for some RnR merch, but found nothing. I did take a picture of the big backdrop in the lobby though. When we left, my brother went to pay for parking and the lady stole his ticket! It was weird, she asked us for a movie ticket, which he showed her, and she just took it! He was so confused, he didn't make her give it back. Thank goodness it wasn't autographed, or he would have Archie-slapped her"

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*screams*

HOW WAS IT??

Posted by marybluefairy

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Anyway, I went to a screening of the new Guy Ritchie film, "RocknRolla" on Wednesday night. We barely made it, with just 2 minutes to spare! Thank goodness for reserved seating. Gotta love the Arclight. There was a scheduled Q&A for after the film, but when the email went out, the guests were TBA. I took a chance, hoping that Ritchie, or, dare I hope, Gerry Butler would show up. I was duly rewarded. I had only heard confirmation that Joel Silver, the producer, would be there, though.

Just before they rolled the trailers, the usher announced that Butler would indeed be there to answer questions. Woo! At the Arclight, they only show 3-5 trailers (no commercials), so we were rocknrolling pretty quick. The movie was just what I expected, for the most part. It was both funny and action-packed, with twists and turns typical of a Guy Ritchie gangsta pic. If you liked "Snatch" you'll probably like this one. If you're a "Lock, Stock" fan, you might feel like it's too commercial.

When the credits were rolling, I looked to my left (we were on the aisle, about five rows back on the left) and spotted Silver watching the crowd's reaction. There were a ton of people who pretended to be leaving so they could try and go by there. My brother spotted the top of Gerry's head. Be sure to stay and watch the credits, there's a funny extended version of a scene.

It was really dark in there, so I only got a few shots, and most of them were bad. This was, sadly, the best one of the bunch. Butler confirmed his involvement in "The Watchmen," another hotly anticipated movie. He does a voice-over for the Japanese graphic novel in the story, but it will only appear on the DVD. There were some terrific stories about the making of "RocknRolla," including one involving a 6'7" Russian with a large machete, jumping on a bed on top of a ball-gagged Butler. :O He even did the "This is Sparta" line, off-handedly. He pointed in my direction at one point, I swear. Hahaha... There were also a lot of stupid or meandering questions, thank goodness for the moderator! Butler had some (mean-sounding) answers to those. Awesome.

I looked around for some RnR merch, but found nothing. I did take a picture of the big backdrop in the lobby though. When we left, my brother went to pay for parking and the lady stole his ticket! It was weird, she asked us for a movie ticket, which he showed her, and she just took it! He was so confused, he didn't make her give it back. Thank goodness it wasn't autographed, or he would have Archie-slapped her.."

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I have a couple of shots I took last night, but I don't know how to put them on here. With my Apple Mac, I do most things with photos by "dragging" and "dropping". Would that work here to put them in the body of my message? Or would they be too big? They are huge, but pretty good considering I was in row N.

My opportunity to go to the 7:50 show and Q & A was last minute and a surprise. I had believed the site reports that said they were sold out. Then I went to the theatre website to see about going to an earlier show, and lo and behold there were seats available for the 7:50 one!! We were going to be in LA anyway, so I begged my husband to linger later for this show. He reluctantly agreed, and I was so thrilled! I was a little shocked and embarrassed by Gerry's answer to the picture question--my husband was not impressed with his answer! But I understood that that is just him.

bflo

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I have a couple of shots I took last night, but I don't know how to put them on here. With my Apple Mac, I do most things with photos by "dragging" and "dropping". Would that work here to put them in the body of my message? Or would they be too big? They are huge, but pretty good considering I was in row N.

My opportunity to go to the 7:50 show and Q & A was last minute and a surprise. I had believed the site reports that said they were sold out. Then I went to the theatre website to see about going to an earlier show, and lo and behold there were seats available for the 7:50 one!! We were going to be in LA anyway, so I begged my husband to linger later for this show. He reluctantly agreed, and I was so thrilled! I was a little shocked and embarrassed by Gerry's answer to the picture question--my husband was not impressed with his answer! But I understood that that is just him.

bflo

How terrific that you got to attend!

If you'd like to share your photos, may we add them to the Gallery?

You can email me and send the photos as attachments or depending upon their size, drag & drop into the body of the emai! :D

barb@gerardbutlergals.com

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