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I love the BFI IMAX guys! They’ve got another cool screening planned and have again offered me a pair of tickets to give away to my dear readers. And this time it’s for a Batman All-Nighter!

It will take place on Friday 20th November, starting at 23:30. Four movies will be screened: the first two ‘old’ Batman movies from Tim Burton (Batman and Batman Returns) and the two new ones by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). That means you’ll be in the cinema for over 9 hours…

Yeah, that’s pretty long, but I think it will be completely worth it. I was too young when the Tim Burton Batman movies came out and would love to see them on the big screen. Also I never got to see Batman Begins in a large cinema and, well, IMAX is as large as you can get :)

The Dark Knight - IMAX

The rules are the same as usual. Leave a comment behind here answering the following question: “Who is your favourite Batman villain?”. Anybody is free to enter, but you must be able to come down to London on that day to enjoy your prize. The competition ends on Sunday 15th 20:00. The winner will be contacted later that day.

I’ve already arranged my tickets to go and it would be great to see some readers there. There are still tickets available on the BFI website for £26 per person (£16 for students, £18 for concessions).

I’ve been keeping an eye on the upcoming movie Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series from Mark Millar. While I still haven’t read the comic, I’ve heard great things about it, plus I really did like Wanted and The Ultimates from Millar. It’s written (the screenplay that is, together with Jane Goldman) and directed by Matthew Vaughn, his first movie since Stardust (which I loved, so I hope this will be good). Here’s the plot description according to Wikipedia:

The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a lonely teenage boy, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic-books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D’Amico.

And of course the trailer:

I’m not convinced yet, but I am hoping this will turn out great. The trailer reminds me a bit of Condorman, which (depending on who you ask) could be a bad or a good sign. I’m also concerned about Nicholas Cage; when was the last time he made a good movie?

What do you think? Good or bad?

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