Movie Premieres in 2008

In 2008, I discovered Movie Premieres existed in London. I'd walked past a huge setup for Speed Racer and went "Hmm... some kind of installation. Strange way to promote a movie...", but the later learned that, oh.... right. That's the setup for a premiere. So next time I heard something was for the movie Hancock where my mind was blown by the fact that Charlize Theron and Will Smith walked within metres of where I was standing. Amazing!

Hancock (Charlize Theron! Will Smith! Jason Bateman!)

And I was hooked. I followed that with:

Wall-E (Ben Burtt! Sigourney Weaver! Andrew Stanton! An actual Robot!)
The Dark Knight (Christian Bale! Michael Caine! Aaron Eckhart! Maggie Gyllenhall!)
The X-Files : I want to believe (Gillian Anderson! David Duchovny! Chris Carter!)
Rock'n'Rolla (Guy Ritchie! Gerrard Butler! Tom Wilkinson! Idri Elba! MADONNA!)
Righteous Kill (Al Pacino! Robert DeNiro! 50 Cent!)
Tropic Thunder (Jack Black! Robert Downey Jnr! Ben Stiller!)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (Simon Pegg! Gillian Anderson!)
James Bond : Quantum of Solace (Blurry shots of Craig! Dench! Kurylenko! Arterton!)
A Bunch of Amateurs (Queen Elizabeth II attended! So did her Bentley!)
Madagascar 2 (Ben Stiller! Jada Pinkett-Smith! Chris Rock! Fuzzy Penguins!)
Yes Man (Jim Carrey! Zooey Deschanel!)
Australia (Hugh Jackman! Nicole Kidman! Baz Luhrman!)

Photographically, highlights included

Michael Caine doesn't know what to make of my Pentax at the premiere of 'The Dark Knight'

Michael Caine doesn't know what to make of my Pentax at the premiere of 'The Dark Knight'

Guy Ritchie and Madonna walk the carpet at the premiere of 'Rock'n'Rolla'

Guy Ritchie and Madonna walk the carpet at the premiere of 'Rock'n'Rolla'

Al Pacino IS AL PACINO at the premiere of 'Righteous Kill'

Al Pacino IS AL PACINO at the premiere of 'Righteous Kill'

Jack Black isn't singing the greatest song in the world (it's just a tribute) at the 'Tropic Thunder' premiere

Jack Black isn't singing the greatest song in the world (it's just a tribute) at the 'Tropic Thunder' premiere

Actual eye-contact from the Actual Queen at the Royal Premiere of 'A Bunch of Amateurs'

Actual eye-contact from the Actual Queen at the Royal Premiere of 'A Bunch of Amateurs'

The second-best photo I took of Nicole Kidman at the premiere of the Baz Luhrman film 'Australia"

The second-best photo I took of Nicole Kidman at the premiere of the Baz Luhrman film 'Australia"

So... that was 2008. And now that I'm doing it.... I figure I might as well keep going. Bring on 2009!

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