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squirrelproductions said:
I am willing to wager that if FatWallet mods were to track MovieFilmFan's IPs, the IP addresses would be linked to WAM.


A few months ago the dufus who runs WAM had some feud with the publicity dept at Paramount. He posted some correspondence he had with them, emails and such. Of course he only presented his side of the argument, so it was impossible to discern who was in the right. But even giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he was correct, his style of communication was incredibly juvenile. It bordered on harassment to the degree that I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Paramount had alerted the authorities.

Likewise I also wouldn't be surprised to learn that MovieFilmFan and WAM are one and the same. They share the same immature attitude and lack of writing style.

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Can we expect for Time Out screening tix to be given away within seconds of them sending the 'Now Available' email? It seems that the link within the email takes you a default: all gone message. Am I right?

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I was wondering if anyone managed to get a ticket for the Chicago screening of Transformers through moviefiller. What I want to know specifically is, where is the screening and at what time? I don't want to plan to go to AMC River East for the screening that The Loop gave out passes to only to find out that it was way overbooked by giving extra passes out through moviefiller. Conversely, I don't want to make plans to drive to Woodridge only to get there and see hundreds of moviefiller members standing outside. Thanks in advance for any help.

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TimeOutNewYork has been a litle perculair, as of late. In general, you have to be at the computer the moment the link comes in your Inbox(sometimes in regular messages, sometimes in bulk) for you to click on to see ticket availability in order to have a chance to actually gettin the E-Ticket. I haven't quite figured out why yet but different people sometimes get that link in their Inbox at different times throughout the day as I would call people up or E-mail them inquiring who would tell me they geot the link at 8AM while I am still waiting at 9:30AM for it.

Oh Well...at least they are legit

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PilotWillie said: I was wondering if anyone managed to get a ticket for the Chicago screening of Transformers through moviefiller. What I want to know specifically is, where is the screening and at what time? I don't want to plan to go to AMC River East for the screening that The Loop gave out passes to only to find out that it was way overbooked by giving extra passes out through moviefiller. Conversely, I don't want to make plans to drive to Woodridge only to get there and see hundreds of moviefiller members standing outside. Thanks in advance for any help.That's about 25 miles between Woodridge and downtown Chicago. Are you sure it wouldn't be cheaper to just buy a ticket, especially with the cost of gas these days? Not to mention all the traffic hassles/headaches on I290 and/or I55.

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WTF is it with some of these knuckleheads? Is it really that difficult to comprehend that the free movie thread is ONLY for posting screenings? It's not for reviews, complaints, requests etc. Do those fools only post that crap to piss other people off? Don't they have more productive things to do?

Unbelievable.

Speaking of movies... Have you been to a preview screening and then never heard of the movie again? We caught a screening of "Lars and the Real Girl" and I really thought it was a good little film. Supposedly it's scheduled for release this fall. It's kinda quirky, so I can see where they don't want to go up against the summer monsters. If it is released you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for screeners.

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squirrelproductions said: That's about 25 miles between Woodridge and downtown Chicago. Are you sure it wouldn't be cheaper to just buy a ticket, especially with the cost of gas these days? Not to mention all the traffic hassles/headaches on I290 and/or I55.Both screenings are about the same distance from me, so there's no trouble there. I just filled up at $2.77 so no complaints from me about the gas price. The problem basically is I don't want to have to show up 6 hours early to ensure entry so knowing which theatre those passes are for could help prevent that. I think I've decided which theatre to go to and I'm just going to head in early and kill some time with friends, so it's pretty much a nonissue now.

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PilotWillie said: I was wondering if anyone managed to get a ticket for the Chicago screening of Transformers through moviefiller. What I want to know specifically is, where is the screening and at what time? I don't want to plan to go to AMC River East for the screening that The Loop gave out passes to only to find out that it was way overbooked by giving extra passes out through moviefiller. Conversely, I don't want to make plans to drive to Woodridge only to get there and see hundreds of moviefiller members standing outside. Thanks in advance for any help.

ALL movie screenings overbook. You have to get to the theater at least an hour beforehand or you won't get in. That's just a given.

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This one is fishy:

oncrn17 said: CHICAGO

“HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX” SCREENING


1. TO ENTER: E-mail your name, age, address, and daytime telephone number to chicagomoviecontest@hotmail.com starting on July 2 and all entries must be received by noon, July 5.

Movie pass for two to the 7:00 pm screening of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on Tuesday, July 10 at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, IL 60517.


What legitimate movie promotions company uses a Hotmail address?

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elliedoom said: What legitimate movie promotions company uses a Hotmail address?Maybe Mel Gibson's company? Oh, you said legitimate. Nevermind.





I used to like Mel Gibson. But now, he might as well join Scientology, and "get it over with"

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MaxMojo said: WTF is it with some of these knuckleheads? Is it really that difficult to comprehend that the free movie thread is ONLY for posting screenings? It's not for reviews, complaints, requests etc. Do those fools only post that crap to piss other people off? Don't they have more productive things to do?

Unbelievable.

Speaking of movies... Have you been to a preview screening and then never heard of the movie again? We caught a screening of "Lars and the Real Girl" and I really thought it was a good little film. Supposedly it's scheduled for release this fall. It's kinda quirky, so I can see where they don't want to go up against the summer monsters. If it is released you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for screeners.
So, ONLY for posting screenings is it now, eh?




Still re-reading and re-reading and re-reading and re-reading his above post to find his screening announcement.

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bullbert said: MaxMojo said: WTF is it with some of these knuckleheads? Is it really that difficult to comprehend that the free movie thread is ONLY for posting screenings? It's not for reviews, complaints, requests etc. Do those fools only post that crap to piss other people off? Don't they have more productive things to do?

Unbelievable.

Speaking of movies... Have you been to a preview screening and then never heard of the movie again? We caught a screening of "Lars and the Real Girl" and I really thought it was a good little film. Supposedly it's scheduled for release this fall. It's kinda quirky, so I can see where they don't want to go up against the summer monsters. If it is released you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for screeners.
So, ONLY for posting screenings is it now, eh?




Still re-reading and re-reading and re-reading and re-reading his above post to find his screening announcement.


I'm pretty sure Mojo was referring to the movie screenings thread, not this one (which is the movie screening discussion thread).

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elliedoom said: bullbert said: MaxMojo said: WTF is it with some of these knuckleheads? Is it really that difficult to comprehend that the free movie thread is ONLY for posting screenings? It's not for reviews, complaints, requests etc. Do those fools only post that crap to piss other people off? Don't they have more productive things to do?

Unbelievable.

Speaking of movies... Have you been to a preview screening and then never heard of the movie again? We caught a screening of "Lars and the Real Girl" and I really thought it was a good little film. Supposedly it's scheduled for release this fall. It's kinda quirky, so I can see where they don't want to go up against the summer monsters. If it is released you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for screeners.
So, ONLY for posting screenings is it now, eh?




Still re-reading and re-reading and re-reading and re-reading his above post to find his screening announcement.


I'm pretty sure Mojo was referring to the movie screenings thread, not this one (which is the movie screening discussion thread).


Ding ding ding.. Someone wins a large bag of butter-flavored popcorn!

I thought the fact that I not only listed the name of, but also linked to the thread in the freebie forum would make it clear that that was the thread I was writing about. I guess not, sorry 'bout that!

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Well let's not get carried away with what may or may not be suspect as far as free movie offerings.......

but to Mojo

I have been to screenings where....

the movie shown was shelved before theatrical release

the movie shown has its theatrical release delayed so long more than a year passes by to the point i almost forgot about the movie entirely

The movie is theatrically released under a new name and new look(thanks to massive re-editing) that it takes me a minute to recognize it as one I have seen already.

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elliedoom said: ALL movie screenings overbook. You have to get to the theater at least an hour beforehand or you won't get in. That's just a given.Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my post. I know that they overbook as they are trying to ensure a full house and that you should arrive at least an hour early to make sure you get in. My concern was that moviefiller had possibly given out even more passes to a screening that was already overbooked by 2 separate groups. Being that it was Transformers I expected people to do whatever it took to be there earlier than suggested. This, as opposed to getting free passes to a movie that it's safe to say there isn't much interest in (i.e. Death At A Funeral which had a total of 3 people in line until they moved them somewhere else and designated that section as an additional line for Transformers) and therefore arriving only a half hour before the screening. We ended up getting to the theatre at around 5:30 as we were going to Lucky Strike for dinner and figured we would give ourselves some extra time to get there just in case there was bad traffic. When all was said and done, the theatre employees stated there were about a hundred people still waiting to get in when it was almost packed but our count put the number closer to 200. At the end of the day, arriving earlier than the promotions department advised us to turned out to be a smart move as we got our tickets and promo bags as soon as they arrived and got to see an awesome movie for free (or since I know some of you FW members like to factor in other costs, we used about $4 of gas, parked for free, and spent $50 on food and drinks with tip). Overall I don't think $54 for 4 people to have a meal and see a movie 4 days before it's released and get free stuff for going is a bad price at all. Now if only there was anything else worth seeing coming soon.

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man wtf... i am waiting for harry potter in nyc. every other city but the biggest and most populated city in the country has it!

I'm still holding out hope. Even though I already have tickets for Tuesday Night/Wednesday morning at the IMAX, I would love to see it ahead of time!

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We don't have it here yet in Detroit, either (I assume you're referring to a free screening). I would definitely LOVE to see it before it actually comes out .

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MaxMojo said: Speaking of movies... Have you been to a preview screening and then never heard of the movie again?

Also don't forget that some of the movies will go straight to DVD, may get shelved for a year or so and THEN still end up on DVD. Some get put on the shelf for a long long time. Working for one of the screening companies here in Los Angeles I've seen then go straight to DVD many times, and even a couple that didn't get released for 4+ years.

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Has anyone heard of the movie "Elvis and Anabelle," or saw it at the Texas film screening? I have been trying to find out when it's being released to ALL theaters, but I can't find the info anywhere.

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Has anyone received the email passes for Introducing the Dwights yet? I signed up weeks ago & still haven't received them for July 10the screening. I've read that you can print the submit page in lieu of the email, has anyone tried this & does it work? TIA

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Has anyone received the email passes for Introducing the Dwights yet? I signed up weeks ago & still haven't received them for July 10the screening. I've read that you can print the submit page in lieu of the email, has anyone tried this & does it work? TIA

You should try it again, perhaps, because I received mine weeks ago, for the July 10th screening.

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fwspf said: Has anyone received the email passes for Introducing the Dwights yet? I signed up weeks ago & still haven't received them for July 10the screening. I've read that you can print the submit page in lieu of the email, has anyone tried this & does it work? TIA

You should receive your email pass the day before the screening. There is nothing to print on the submit page, print the email as your pass.

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You should receive your email pass the day before the screening. There is nothing to print on the submit page, print the email as your pass.

Really? I received an email a few days after I submitted my request for tickets, and there was an attachment you could print out with a poster of the movie and "you and a guest are invited to ..." on it. This was for the Detroit screening (I don't know if you're referring to a diff. city or not).

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We saw "Introducing the Dwights" last night at the Detroit screening, it was cute but the trailer made it look better than it actually was, in my opinion.

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i agree, i saw it a couple weeks ago (Dwights). It was sorta funny, but not great imo..

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I saw a sneak of "Charlie Barlett" today, and it was pretty good! Robert Downey Jr. is in it, though he's not the main character.

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has anyone heard back from Rush Hour 3? I haven't received an email at all.

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has anyone heard back from Rush Hour 3? I haven't received an email at all.


Someone said in the other forum (the "actual" one) that the promo doesn't end until 7/27, so they probably will not send out passes until then.

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Does anyone know about that Hot Rod screening in NY tomorrow? I left my information. Do I just show up to the theater tomorrow, and tell them my name?

Thanks!

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Well, I had screening tickets to see "Hairspray" tonight at the Detroit preview, and when we got to the theater we were turned away and told that it was a private screening only for HAIRDRESSERS. The manager was actually quite abrupt, and the promoter didn't really know what she was talking about. Anyone else have this problem? The tickets were through a thread from the other ("official") Fat Wallet forum, and it was through the official "Hairspray" website, not a remote site like Wild About Movies or anything like that.

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We were there too. Manager was useless and sent his "Security Guards" to ask us to leave. Big disappointment after driving over 45 miles to see a movie with friends.

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I had the same issue with the Hairspray screening in San francisco. They had two lines, one for the 7:00pm (which was a private screening) and the 7:30 line (which wrap around the stairs and upstairs!) and they didn't let us know it was only one theatre, no one from the 7:30 line got in, we were all just told to leave at7:30 saying it was full. I was no. 30 or so down the line, so I know that they didn't let anyone from my 7:30 line in. Then we found out that they didn't know about the 7:30 screening and it was only one theatre that was already filled to capacity. They didn't offer any other ticket. The promoter was hiding her ass in the theatre, despite the fact that people started to demand that we get some form of explanation on why the evite link was even put up if they weren't going to honor it! After more then 70% has left, the manager gave out some "general use" movie tickets for those left behind and refuse to go.

I' got the number for the promoter and I will be calling her ass tomorrow! I'm writing a nice long email to the newline cinema and to my local paper about it. This was complete b.s.

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This private HAIRDRESSER screening happened here at Dallas Northpark too. The printed evites were not honored at all they said only the hairdressers with hard passes were all that they were going to let in first well this was only a 280 seater theatre. Their had to have been over 600 people their. They were not helpfull in getting another screen or anything. Luckily they are showing it again tomorrow but that means we must chose between Chuck and Larry or Hairspray I am so upset with new line cinema beause these were official passes. The only good thing was that AMC gave readmit passes for any other movie. The hairdressers got goodie bags with hairspray movie buttons masscara and business cards. CRAZY. And these people gave screeners a bad name they were bum rushing the doors and had to be yelled at many times they apparently were not taught how to make ONE STRAIGHT LINE in beauty school. They were all very snobish and i am not giving Sebastian and Wella hair products any of my business. Apparently they did this to get their products looked at again they were first whatever year they came out and now due to all the competition they are now 7th OH BOO HOO!!

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swiviol said: Well, I had screening tickets to see "Hairspray" tonight at the Detroit preview, and when we got to the theater we were turned away and told that it was a private screening only for HAIRDRESSERS. The manager was actually quite abrupt, and the promoter didn't really know what she was talking about. Anyone else have this problem? The tickets were through a thread from the other ("official") Fat Wallet forum, and it was through the official "Hairspray" website, not a remote site like Wild About Movies or anything like that.

It is horrible that you got turned away when you got there but imagine waiting all day and then being told at 7 that they were not going to honor your evite that really stunk!!!

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The funny thing was that there were people here with the hard passes for a 7:30pm SCREENING!!! That were not honor either. They didn't reserved enough theatre and lots of people had to wait needlessly! They even told some people in the back not to leave and that they were going to start our screening later. They walked by a couple of times also count the people. They knew that they had wayyyy too much people, but instead of telling us what was going on, they waited until way later to do it! Not only that, the promoter didn't even offer us anything, no other free screening tickets nada, no explanation nothing to make up for any of this crap. AMC didn't offer anything until almost everyone left and those that were left were starting to make a riot! So piss! If I came to the screening late, say around 6- for a 7:30pm screening, I might not get in, but getting there at 5:00pm, were near the front of the line, and was turned away for people who came close to 7:00pm who had a "7:00pm" ticket got in, thats b.s.!

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completely agree i want to know who i can voice my opinion to because our time is valuable and it was a waste granted i know this is FREE but we are the ones to tell people about the movies and get our friends in to spend the money!!They are lucky nothing bad happened over here because this was very uncalled for.
The only kind of explanation we got was that it was a private screening for hairdressers that SEBASTIAN has teamed up with new line cinema to help promote themselves and they bought the theatre for the night and were not about to let anybody else in and that when they bought the rights to the movies the info was not portrayed to the movie promoters who are usually there for the screenings.

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I wonder if that happened w/ all the screenings, then (that they were all for hairdressers)? Weird.

Oh, and mato3: At the screening I "went" to, they said that the hairdressers paid/donated a lot of money to have a private screening of "Hairspray," so perhaps that's why they got the goodie bags. I noticed those as well and was a bit jealous .

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That wasn't said over here we were just told that Sebastian paid for the theatre for their clients ONLY. That they gave these passes to local salons only. But that is weird Detroit SAn francisco and DAllas texas screeners all got snubbed by hairdressers.

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I'm not sure if it was hairdressers or what, but I was told it was a "private screening" and that newline said they were going to give out only a couple more - not over 100 people!

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I hope you two get another chance to "see" it. Not to add salt to the wound a friend of mine actually made it in and she said it was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! I guess i won't be watching chuck and larry tomorrow I'll be seeing Hairspray.

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