It’s a slow day here at the Gabbing Geek office as we are all suffering from Force hangovers. But we still need to post something. So above, Universal shows respect to Star Wars on breaking almost every record in existence. Including top opening weekend, best single day, most home runs in a season, fastest quarter mile and number of hot dogs eaten in an hour.
ICYMI, after the break, a reminder of Marvel doing the same for Universal when Jurassic World bested Avengers.
Three other high-profile movies are scheduled for Pitch Perfect 3’s previous release date: a new Christopher Nolan film (no details yet), a new Fox/Blue Sky animated film (no details, but c’mon it’s another Ice Age film, right?), and the new Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (based on a graphic novel I’ve never heard of but now need to read). That’s just the third weekend in July, 2017; the first weekend still has Pirates of the Caribbean 5 while the second weekend should see the third Planet of the Apes reboot. The fourth weekend still has Sony’s latest solo Spider-Man movie on the calendar–quite a month.
Although details about Pitch Perfect 3 haven’t been revealed I’m guessing the ladies start off having fun, then they start to lose, then they participate in some strange amateur competition which motivates them to bring out their best and then they win the big contest at the end. Call it a hunch.
The Alamo Drafthouse is the best theater chain in the country in large part because of their preshow entertainment. The fact that you can order food and drinks from your reserved-ahead-of-time-seat is great, of course, and the special events they host from quote-a-longs to fan festivals are always outstanding. But the clips and commercials and trailers and funny videos that entertain you before the movie starts is what proves the Drafthouse loves movies. Other big theater chains cram commercials down your throats with songs about soda and the latest ABC Family show that will be cancelled in its first season–not the Drafthouse.
The Drafthouse preshow not only sets the stage for the upcoming film but also sets the theater apart from all others. So I was thrilled recently to be electronically introduced to Laird Jimenez (follow him on Twitter!), the man responsible for putting together these amazing shows. Laird agreed to take time from his busy schedule to answer a few Gabbing Geek questions so head after the jump to peek behind the scenes on how it’s all put together!