Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!
What: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Opening Day!) @ AMC Loews - Boston Common
When: May 1,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
It's opening day of Wolverine, the coolest character in the entire X-Men movie series, in my book. I want to see the show before any possible bad reviews color my opinion of the movie. Let's meet up outside the AMC Loews Boston Common theater and get in the madhouse line at 9:00 pm for this 9:45 pm show. It'll give us time to socialize while we wait for the theater doors to be open. If we show up last minute, we'll never find each other.
... I'd plan a get-together beforehand, but I will be listening to one of the developers of Second Life talk at the MIT Museum from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10070765/
. If anyone wants to get together before we all wait in line, someone could volunteer to print up MEETUP table tents found in the "Promote" section, bring them to the Transportation building where the food court City Place is located and throw them on a few tables. http://www.wilderco.com/city-place2.htm
... it's a great place to meet, since people can just drop in at any time and grab the food they want. It's at 8 Park Plaza, in The Massachusetts State Transportation Building at the corner of Stuart and Charles Streets, a block away from the movie theater... maybe I can convince the people going to this lecture to follow me to this food court so the end of one Meetup is the beginning of another...
Oh, and make sure you purchase tickets online at a place like Fandango. http://www.fandango.com/xmenorigins:wolverine_111890/movietimes?date=5/1/2009
... Although you can just print out the e-ticket and have the them scan that, I'm going to go to the Fandango kiosk exchange them for "real" tickets. Lat few opening days I have been on, the line where you just hand someone a ticket and walk through moves faster than the line where they have to try scanning the e-ticket 3 or 4 times.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Opens May 1, 2009
Time: 9:45 pm
Runtime:1 hr. 37 min.
"Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe".
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds
Director: Gavin Hood
Purchase tickets: http://www.fandango.com/xmenorigins:wolverine_111890/movietimes?date=5/1/2009
Where to meet:
T.J. Maher will be outside in front of the AMC Lowes Boston Common by 8:50 pm, and will be getting in line by 9:00 pm. T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a black messenger back with a red MEETUP sign attached to it, and a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag.
About Gavin Hood, Director:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004303/
It appears Gavin has appeared in such esteemed movies as the Operation Delta Force sequels... um, I have a bad feeling about this... oh! He was the director of Rendition http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804522/
which I liked! Okay, at least he can do suspense and drama. And we know that Hugh Jackman can do a pitch perfect Wolverine... this actually might be a decent film...
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10207141/