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Yet another movie not screened for critics?

Yet another movie not screened for critics? January 7, 2008


Lou Lumenick of the New York Post says Uwe Boll‘s In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which opens across North America this Friday, “is not being screened in advance for critics.” That might be true in the United States, but the film — shot in Vancouver and produced by local company Brightlight Pictures — had a daytime press screening here back in December, and will have another preview screening tomorrow night.

For what it’s worth, I skipped the press screening because, if I learned anything from the awfully pathetic and pathetically awful Alone in the Dark (2005; my comments), it is that Uwe Boll films need to be seen in a packed theatre, with a full complement of potential hecklers, to be fully … I almost said enjoyed, but that’s not quite the right word. Appreciated, maybe? Experienced?

At any rate, I’m not sure I’ll attend tomorrow night’s screening either. It clashes with another preview of There Will Be Blood, which I am definitely interested in seeing a second time. And there is always the possibility that the missus might go into labour. The due dates I’ve heard over the last few months all range between January 7 and January 19, so it should be Any Day Now …

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