21 Aug - The 'Logan Lucky' Premiere

August 21st, 2017.

I happen to be a big fan of almost two-thirds of the Oceans trilogy, both of the 21 Jump Street films, The Lego Movie and even last year's rather surprising 'Paterson'. So today's premiere for Logan Lucky was one I was quite looking forward to, before even factoring crowds and mayhem and freeness.

Here's how it went down.

It's a dull not-quite-drizzly day in London, and fans of Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, and (at an outside likelihood) Seth McFarline would be disappointed to learn that only stars Adam Driver and Channing Tatum were to attend.

It's a dull not-quite-drizzly day in London, and fans of Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, and (at an outside likelihood) Seth McFarline would be disappointed to learn that only stars Adam Driver and Channing Tatum were to attend.

"I'm not good with hashtags. What's this one - Log And Lucy? What does that even mean??"

"I'm not good with hashtags. What's this one - Log And Lucy? What does that even mean??"

"I hereby give irrevocable approval for my image and likeness to be used in any way in perpetuity by a major hollywood studio. Wait.. does that mean there's a chance I'll be in the next Star Wars movie??"

"I hereby give irrevocable approval for my image and likeness to be used in any way in perpetuity by a major hollywood studio. Wait.. does that mean there's a chance I'll be in the next Star Wars movie??"

Blonde Daniel Craig : "I'm never getting out of this gear. I don't care if the producers of Bond 25 don't like it - Bond will be wearing blonde hair, a white t-shirt and driving a mustang. American accent optional, I haven't decided yet"

Blonde Daniel Craig : "I'm never getting out of this gear. I don't care if the producers of Bond 25 don't like it - Bond will be wearing blonde hair, a white t-shirt and driving a mustang. American accent optional, I haven't decided yet"

"Erin Brokovich and Traffic? Yeah, those were me" - Steven Soderbergh might have directed half the Magic Mike films and all of the Oceans trilogy, but he's won an Oscar and a further nomination for Best Director.

"Erin Brokovich and Traffic? Yeah, those were me" - Steven Soderbergh might have directed half the Magic Mike films and all of the Oceans trilogy, but he's won an Oscar and a further nomination for Best Director.

"I see none of you are here with posters for The Good German with George Clooney : I knew they should have made more tie-in merch for that film..."

"I see none of you are here with posters for The Good German with George Clooney : I knew they should have made more tie-in merch for that film..."

This is one of the producers of the film. By process of elimination he's not Channing Tatum, which means he's any one of Reid Carolin, Dan Fellman, Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Ken Meyer, Michael Polaire, Zane Stoddard or Matt Summers. (edited to add : Reid Carolin)

This is one of the producers of the film. By process of elimination he's not Channing Tatum, which means he's any one of Reid Carolin, Dan Fellman, Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Ken Meyer, Michael Polaire, Zane Stoddard or Matt Summers.
(edited to add : Reid Carolin)

"Did somebody say 'Channing Tatum'? Because I'm pretty sure I can do better than this security guard..." "I'm standing right here next to you, Lois... and that's really hurtful"

"Did somebody say 'Channing Tatum'? Because I'm pretty sure I can do better than this security guard..."
"I'm standing right here next to you, Lois... and that's really hurtful"

"Hey, you remember me from that movie where I was a male stripper? That's awesome"

"Hey, you remember me from that movie where I was a male stripper? That's awesome"

"If I don't catch Channing Tatum's eye on THIS walk-past, I'm going to need to you tighten this dress even further, Meredith"

"If I don't catch Channing Tatum's eye on THIS walk-past, I'm going to need to you tighten this dress even further, Meredith"

"Right index finger. Human female. Age 20-36. I'm not sure what else you want from me..."

"Right index finger. Human female. Age 20-36. I'm not sure what else you want from me..."

"Stare off into the intermediatemiddle distance and look all profound? Yeah, I can do that..."

"Stare off into the intermediatemiddle distance and look all profound? Yeah, I can do that..."

"Wait a minute... I think there's Something going on here...." Must get selfie with Something..

"Wait a minute... I think there's Something going on here...." Must get selfie with Something..

"You know, you're right. I am even better looking in real life. I mean, I kinda suspected..." - Channing Tatum has also been a voice in The Lego Movie, had a role in a Tarantino film, played a stripper and a wrestler and a presidential bodyguard.... and survived a lead role in a Wachowski film.

"You know, you're right. I am even better looking in real life. I mean, I kinda suspected..." - Channing Tatum has also been a voice in The Lego Movie, had a role in a Tarantino film, played a stripper and a wrestler and a presidential bodyguard.... and survived a lead role in a Wachowski film.

Good news for fans wanting to photograph Adam Driver : he's tall.

Good news for fans wanting to photograph Adam Driver : he's tall.

"I've been in other movies besides Star Wars, you know?" - Adam Driver plays the role of Whiny Emo Teen Goth Wannabe in the most recent Star Wars trilogy, but he's much better as a poetry writing bus driver in 'Paterson' if you ask me.

"I've been in other movies besides Star Wars, you know?" - Adam Driver plays the role of Whiny Emo Teen Goth Wannabe in the most recent Star Wars trilogy, but he's much better as a poetry writing bus driver in 'Paterson' if you ask me.

"Have my minions ready to arrest anyone holding a crossbow, and make sure there are no teen girls with glow-sticks around. I don't want a repeat of last time..."

"Have my minions ready to arrest anyone holding a crossbow, and make sure there are no teen girls with glow-sticks around. I don't want a repeat of last time..."

"Adam's making demands again? Yeah... he does that. Nice kid, though..."

"Adam's making demands again? Yeah... he does that. Nice kid, though..."

"If you can't think of a good chat-up line, don't worry. I'll be going online later and putting it as a caption on this photo anyway"

"If you can't think of a good chat-up line, don't worry. I'll be going online later and putting it as a caption on this photo anyway"

"If your rail company is a bunch of a55holes, then f**king go out there and revolt! Tell them that this is America and we don't stand for that sh!t . Oh, wait. This is, England? Then Keep Calm and Carry On and see how well doing nothing works for you. Peace out". On which note, f**k you Govia Thameslink, and thanks for cancelling my train home.

"If your rail company is a bunch of a55holes, then f**king go out there and revolt! Tell them that this is America and we don't stand for that sh!t . Oh, wait. This is, England? Then Keep Calm and Carry On and see how well doing nothing works for you. Peace out". On which note, f**k you Govia Thameslink, and thanks for cancelling my train home.

"Rail deregulation can work in theory, folks. But, yeah, f&&k those guys at Govia."

"Rail deregulation can work in theory, folks. But, yeah, f&&k those guys at Govia."

"If I don't catch Adam Driver's eye on THIS walk-past, Meredith, I'm going to need you to help me just kidnap him. I don't see how this is going to work any other way, otherwise"

"If I don't catch Adam Driver's eye on THIS walk-past, Meredith, I'm going to need you to help me just kidnap him. I don't see how this is going to work any other way, otherwise"

"I'm not entirely sure I'm authorised by Disney to sign that kind of Kylo Ren fan art, ma'am.."

"I'm not entirely sure I'm authorised by Disney to sign that kind of Kylo Ren fan art, ma'am.."

"... but here's my address if you want to send me a high-resolution version"

"... but here's my address if you want to send me a high-resolution version"

"What was Spielberg like to work with? He was lovely" - among the more surprising credits on Adam Driver's imdb.com entry is his role in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

"What was Spielberg like to work with? He was lovely" - among the more surprising credits on Adam Driver's imdb.com entry is his role in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

Kylo Ren : Misunderstood Complex Villain, or Whiny Patricidal Emo Trying Desperately To Appear Edgy? - only your version of photoshop's black'n'white filter knows for sure.

Kylo Ren : Misunderstood Complex Villain, or Whiny Patricidal Emo Trying Desperately To Appear Edgy? - only your version of photoshop's black'n'white filter knows for sure.

"Actually, I like premieres. You know, meet with the.... the.... the....?" "Little people?" "Yeah, the fans. The little people. You know..." - actually both Tatum and Driver (and also Soderbergh) were good at signing and posing with people.

"Actually, I like premieres. You know, meet with the.... the.... the....?"
"Little people?"
"Yeah, the fans. The little people. You know..."
- actually both Tatum and Driver (and also Soderbergh) were good at signing and posing with people.

"I can hold this pose a little longer, but please don't make me lean further..."

"I can hold this pose a little longer, but please don't make me lean further..."

"You sure you wanna be showing me these photos, bro?"

"You sure you wanna be showing me these photos, bro?"

So, that was that - a pretty decent premiere, a relatively well-behaved crowd, and though I didn't post a photo, your good friend and mine Hakeem Mr Impact and DJ Fortunate Wolverine did the warm-up for this event, even going so far as to rhyme the word "bliss" with "this" and handing out caps in the name of promotional tie-ins and freeness. And as always, it's another entry into The Archive of Movie premieres.

Until next time (hopefully later this week)!

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... and f**k you Govia Thameslink. You can put all the "Fare Evasion is Theft" posters you want on your station walls, but the truth is train delays and cancellations are also theft FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS, theft you're perpetrating daily upon your customers, and your robotic-voiced prerecorded Sorries aren't an apology, they're an additional insult