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Mike Reyes, aka Mr. Controversy, has considered himself a writer ever since he was a child. He wrote for various school publications from about 1995 until 2006, and currently runs both The Bookish Kind and Mr. Controversy, which is an offshoot of the regular column he wrote in High School. He's also a film journalist/critic for Cocktails & Movies and CinemaBlend, as well as the author of several short stories such as "The Devil v. George W. Bush". Any inquiries for reprinting, writing services, or general contact, should be forwarded to: mikereyeswrites@gmail.com

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Avatar Day, or "I Still Frakking Wish I Was @ Comic Con!"

A while back I was griping about how James Cameron's big picture Avatar wasn't giving it supporters much to work with in terms of what they should be hyping when it came to the film. True to form, James Cameron has proceeded to make me look like an ass, by not only showing footage to Comic Con audiences last night, but also by making a big announcement.

The good news: There will be a trailer, and it will hit theaters on August 21st.

The better news: This is also when they're unveiling the toys and the video game trailer to the general public.

The best news: In select 3D and IMAX 3D theaters, you're gonna get a 15 minute extended look at the beast they call Avatar!

That's right, 15 minutes culled straight from the film will be shown in front of actual public audiences, and you'll have a chance to reserve tickets to the experience! This is a one day event, and it's FREE! Fox hasn't announced locations or how to reserve tickets, but if they're smart they'll block out a whole day of showings and just continue to repeat that loop all day. One showing alone will not do. As usual, I'll be keeping an eye on this and eagerly awaiting the opportunity to go down to Atlantic City and have my eyes pleased by Avatar.

As if this wasn't awesome enough, Disney has announced that Tron Legacy (aka T2ON, Tron 2, Tron 3.0 [if you count Killer App]) will be heading to theaters around the November/December 2010 timeframe. Oh yeah, and it's going to IMAX 3D. Yeah, it's a good time to be a geek! This just makes me wish even harder for an IMAX theater in Central Jersey.

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