|Title:||The Amityville Horror|
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|04.14.05||Alamo South Lamar|| Austin Premiere at the Alamo South Lamar. I had to hang out in a room filled with 25,000 flies to get a pass to see this. The flies weren't that bad... i felt for the kid who had to hang out in the room all day and keep the flies rowdy while people came in for 30 second visits. All of the Alamo employees were more than a little pissed at having to handle all the damn flies, but it made for good movie fun. I got my whole fly-room experience on shakycam video to remember forever.|
There was no red carpet for this, Ryan Reynolds and the producers just had reserved seats and came in and watched it with us then did a Q&A afterward. I didn't ask any questions but Reynolds was very funny with his answers. Because he waas like totally buff and there were gratuitous shots of him walking around shirtless and sweaty, i totally wanted to hate him, but during the Q&A he came off very funny, very nice, and very cool. Damn that movie-actor charisma...
the movie? eh, it was alright. I think if you don't see it with a great crowd it isn't that good. It's very broad and over the top and not very subtle at all. For those that think Nicholson's performance in The Shining is too underplayed, they will like this. However, there's a dinner scene in which Reynolds delivers what has to be the best angry-dinner-scene performance ever. There's also a pretty good worst-babysitter-ever scene as well.
The net effect is that I liked him in it just because he's so out there but the movie wasn't that great.
On a final note, when asked what they're doing next the producers said they were coming back to Austin to shoot a prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. what the hell kind of story can they make out of a prequel to TCM? I just don't get it...