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FF:WA "Clone Wars" and Ice Age

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Dingbat, Mar 21, 2002.

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  1. Dingbat Jedi Knight

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    Nov 10, 2001
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    Just thought I'd let everyone know that Greater Union Inaloo didn't show the "Clone Wars" trailer in front of Ice Age. Not a big surprise since they didn't show the previous trailers either in front of the movies they were linked with. So anyway if you really want to see the trailer don't see Ice Age at Inaloo. However if you're going hardcore and trying to avoid everything Episode II related before it comes out Inaloo seems to be a safe theatre to see you're movies at.
  2. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Might not be certain though. I saw FOTR twice in the first week it came out. One time it didn't show the forbidden love trailer, the second time it did - in the same cinema. I don't know if they always show the same trailers for the same movie. Anyone know how they work it?
  3. SoulKrusher Jedi Master

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    Well last night I did see the Clone Wars trailer in front of Not Another Teen Movie at Grand Cinema Currambine. So it looks as if its different from cinema to cinema, figures.
  4. Dingbat Jedi Knight

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    Yeah it is different from cinema to cinema which is why I started this thread. The "Clone War" trailer is supposed to be shown in front of Ice Age however some cinemas like Greater Union aren't don't seem to be showing it at all, and others seem to be putting it in front of everything. Thought it would be a good idea to sort out where the trailer is playing so those who want to see it can (and also I guess so those who want to avoid can do so also, is there anyone here doing the avoid everything SW until EPII?).

    Anyway I'm kind of stuck to Greater Union since I'm low on cash and my stash of Greater Union screen savers is my only way to view a movie. Unless my mum wants someone to go to the movies with her and I act like I don't want to see the movie and I'm just going along to be a nice son who looks after his mum causing her to pay for my ticket.
  5. Grizzly Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2000
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    Does she want anymore nice sons and daughters to buy movie tickets for?
  6. Jedi_Nat Jedi Grand Master

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    Great, you guys keep me up to date with trailers (and movie reviews) as "no-life" Nat hasn't been to the movies since Planet of the Apes - and prob the next movie I go to is AOTC!
  7. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Thats a positive attitude to have Nat !
  8. Dingbat Jedi Knight

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    Griz, conning free tickets out of my mum can be quite an art form. You've got to convince her that she wants to see a movie while convicing her you don't want to see the movie. There have been a few times where I've gone out and when I come back home my mum's gone out to see a movie on her own because she figured I didn't want to see it. Really pisses me off when that happens since the films I want to see with my mum are the films my friends have no interest in seeing so I have no one else to see them with.

    On the plus side, there have been a couple of movies that I really didn't want to see but decided to be nice and see with her anyway, and then they turned out to be really great.

    And Nat, you think you have no life? I'm the one conning movie tickets out of old ladies ;)
  9. Sith-Gecko Jedi Master

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    I pulled the same thing when I was at home - I wanted to see Moulin Rouge, as I was curious about the cinematography (and Ewan McGregor ... all right, I'll admit it) but I didn't want to pay to see it myself. I got her to the stage of begging me to see it with her, to the point where she even bribed me with popcorn, coke, AND a choc top!

    It takes style and hard work, I tells ya. :D
  10. Aztek Force Ghost

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    My housemate is a bit of a movie addict, it requires no effort on my part to get free tickets. When she asks if I want to see a movie.

    I just reply with "I'm Broke" which is closely followed by "thats ok, I'll pay"

    :p
  11. Sith-Gecko Jedi Master

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    That's terrible! Sponging off others for your own benefit!

    SM, can we go see Ice Age? :D
  12. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sure thing! But I'm broke :D
  13. Sith-Gecko Jedi Master

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    That's okay, I'll pa ... HEY!

    *empties out pockets* Oh, uh, I'm broke too ... [face_blush]
  14. Dingbat Jedi Knight

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    Heheh, Geck, I was exactly the same with Moulin Rouge (although replace Ewan McGregor with Nicole Kidman). Although I only got a large coke and popcorn out of it, no choc top, guess I should have tried harder ;)
  15. Sith-Gecko Jedi Master

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    Convincing people to see movies is hard, but worth it. Hell, once I even managed to convince one of my friends who loathes foreign film to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with me.
    About 1/4 of the way through thee film, he quietly asked me "When are the subtitles gonna stop?"
  16. Jedi_Nat Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    Geez, conning tickets out of one person is one thing - convincing them to come to the movies with you is another. Hence the title "no-life"! I do nothing except sit around the house doing nothing. Well maybe not today, cause I went to the casino for Champions Week, met some of the Eagles "legends" and won myself a superbox for an Eagles match. Must find 3 friends to go with....
  17. Grizzly Jedi Master

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    heheh you should start an auction on here, and then with the proceeds you could go to the movies :)
  18. Jedi_Nat Jedi Grand Master

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    I actually have money to go to the movies, just no-one to go with. Going to the movies by yourself is no fun.
  19. Sith-Gecko Jedi Master

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    Hmm, seems I'm the opposite ... I'd go (depending on the movie title, but generally if it's Sci-fi, Fantasy, historical or CGI-animation, I'll go see it) but ... well ... I'm broke.
  20. Dingbat Jedi Knight

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    Yep, if I had the money I would see every single movie that was released! Of course I don't have that kind of money :(

    Anyway, today I almost pulled off what would have been my greatest free tickets out of mum scam. Mum's looking at a flyer on the French Film Festival at the Paradiso and asks if I'm interested in seeing a movie. Although I could handle seeing some of that stuff I'd much rather see something else so I try to lure her away from the French Film Festival by pointing out that it might be a good idea to try and see some of the Oscar nominated films she hasn't seen yet. Mum goes "oh yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing Gosford Park" do a little "yeah I guess I could handle seeing that with you" (while thinking "w00t I want to see that too!"). She starts checking the times in the paper and notices it's showing at the Le Premier sessions at Hoyts Carousel. So mum says "hey I think Gosford Park would be good to see at one of those Le Premeir sessions" I go "yeah I guess so, but I don't want to pay for a Le Premier ticket to a movie I'm not that excited about". Mum goes "that's okay, I'll pay for the ticket I need someone to keep me company". So then I'm like, woo hoo mission succesful! Le Premier! I've hit the jackpot!

    Then I begin to blow it, I go to talk to my sister who for some crazy reason doesn't like movie theatres and tell her that I just convinced mum to take me to a Le Premier session of Gosford Park. Well my sister goes, hey Le Premier, isnt' that the where you have the fancy seats and stuff? I go "yep!". So she decides she could put up with going to the movies if you had fancy seats. So she goes to mum saying she wants to go too. Dad comes in and goes "what's this about a fancy seated theatre?".

    Well to cut the story short it becomes a family trip to the movies. Sure it's still pretty good, I didn't have to pay for my tickets. But I never have to pay for tickets during family outings. I just felt ripped off that I had performed what I thought was beautifully elegant conjob on my mum and it turns out I could have simply shouted out "who's up for family trip to the movies!" Bah!

    Anyway, the move was good, and those Le Premier seats own!
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