19 May - The 'Tormented' premiere

May 19th, 2009.

Amazingly, from the time I was on Redbubble, this was by FAR the most viewed movie premiere I've ever uploaded. Take that Spielberg, Cameron, Tarantino, Scorcese, DeNiro, Pacino, ... Queen Elizabeth and even Tom Hiddleston.

And I don't know why. But it's true. And I won't lie. Unlike the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience and A Night At the Museum2 this was a tricky one because I knew NONE of the cast and had no idea what this movie was about. It seems, per The Internet that most of the actors are better known for their performance on other British television shows, NONE of which I have watched either. It was, therefore, a long night. But at least the weather was nice!

 

It's not a movie, or a cast, or even a prior body of work I'm familiar with. I'm actually so far outside their target market they might plausibly refer to me as 'granddad' (*tear*). I recognise some of the usual suspects lined up behind the barrier, though (*double tear*)

It's not a movie, or a cast, or even a prior body of work I'm familiar with. I'm actually so far outside their target market they might plausibly refer to me as 'granddad' (*tear*). I recognise some of the usual suspects lined up behind the barrier, though (*double tear*)

Just in case you think that the fans (including the awesome Yellow Cap Guy) only go nuts for the celebs du jour, they also go various kinds of crazy-nuts for freebies : in this instance, posters. (Hey, I'm not complaining, I scored a T-Shirt.)

Just in case you think that the fans (including the awesome Yellow Cap Guy) only go nuts for the celebs du jour, they also go various kinds of crazy-nuts for freebies : in this instance, posters. (Hey, I'm not complaining, I scored a T-Shirt.)

The guy on the left is... (checks IMDB and wireimage furiously) 'Olly Alexander' and he has five acting credits, and scarily 4 of them are from this year. His assistant (?) on the other hand looks exactly like every girl in a Teen Movie who only needs to pull her hair back and take off her glasses and she'd probably become immediately and obviously gorgeous.

The guy on the left is... (checks IMDB and wireimage furiously) 'Olly Alexander' and he has five acting credits, and scarily 4 of them are from this year. His assistant (?) on the other hand looks exactly like every girl in a Teen Movie who only needs to pull her hair back and take off her glasses and she'd probably become immediately and obviously gorgeous.

Anyone wearing a dress like this has to be famous, and I realised that well before she stood in front of the cameras to give interviews and be shot by the paparazzi. Her name? Tuppence Middleton. As you would know from her performances in... (checks imdb.com) a single episode of the TV show 'Bones'? Wow.

Anyone wearing a dress like this has to be famous, and I realised that well before she stood in front of the cameras to give interviews and be shot by the paparazzi. Her name? Tuppence Middleton. As you would know from her performances in... (checks imdb.com) a single episode of the TV show 'Bones'? Wow.

Tormented. Somewhat.

Tormented. Somewhat.

Oh, look, it's that... uh... guy. (Dmitri Leonidas) (is it?). Obviously he'll end up being the Sean Connery of his day. Do you know his work in the series 'Grange Hill'? Dude.. I didn't even know of the show let alone him up until about four minutes ago. (I'm familiar with how a television works, though...)

Oh, look, it's that... uh... guy. (Dmitri Leonidas) (is it?). Obviously he'll end up being the Sean Connery of his day. Do you know his work in the series 'Grange Hill'? Dude.. I didn't even know of the show let alone him up until about four minutes ago. (I'm familiar with how a television works, though...)

Sophie Wu (L) and James Floyd (R ). Quite evidently, I'm wasting my BBC License fees because I've heard of neither of them, or 'Casulty' or 'Dream Team' which they've been attached to. Hey, I just know which button to push to make the camera make a noise.

Sophie Wu (L) and James Floyd (R ). Quite evidently, I'm wasting my BBC License fees because I've heard of neither of them, or 'Casulty' or 'Dream Team' which they've been attached to. Hey, I just know which button to push to make the camera make a noise.

Oh, it's my worst nightmare at these things : which of these two is famous? Or are both? Or are neither? Feel free to play along at home. (per Wireimage and Getty Images, the answer is : neither)

Oh, it's my worst nightmare at these things : which of these two is famous? Or are both? Or are neither? Feel free to play along at home. (per Wireimage and Getty Images, the answer is : neither)

Sophie Wu... (because I'm from the future and I know she's going to have a part in Kick-Ass)

Sophie Wu... (because I'm from the future and I know she's going to have a part in Kick-Ass)

It concerns me greatly that among all the pretty young things at the premeire, this dude is the ONLY vaguely, mysteriously, familiar looking person I saw all night. *whimper*

It concerns me greatly that among all the pretty young things at the premeire, this dude is the ONLY vaguely, mysteriously, familiar looking person I saw all night. *whimper*

April Pearson. If your interview subject gives you this particular look? It's probably close to being over.

April Pearson. If your interview subject gives you this particular look? It's probably close to being over.

…and if your interview subject is garotting herself in front of you? Interview definitely over (and it might be worth looking at what kind of questions you’re asking.)

…and if your interview subject is garotting herself in front of you? Interview definitely over (and it might be worth looking at what kind of questions you’re asking.)

It's... it's... yeah. It's him. Possibly his micro-beard is what's famous, and it just chooses a different body to inhabit from time to time. Amy Pearson hugged him at one point, though, so feel free to make up your own back-story.

It's... it's... yeah. It's him. Possibly his micro-beard is what's famous, and it just chooses a different body to inhabit from time to time. Amy Pearson hugged him at one point, though, so feel free to make up your own back-story.

Choose your own character name and back-story. She got interviewed and papped, but I have not been able to figure out who she is. Until I find out, I'm going with 'the Lead Singer of Kasabian', even though he's blonde... and a guy... (edited to add : Georgia King)

Choose your own character name and back-story. She got interviewed and papped, but I have not been able to figure out who she is. Until I find out, I'm going with 'the Lead Singer of Kasabian', even though he's blonde... and a guy... (edited to add : Georgia King)

This may be the only person at this premiere I actually knew of before this premiere. His name is Hugh Mitchell and he plays the character Colin Creevy in two of the Harry Potter films. Actually, he also played young 'Silas' in the Da Vinci Code, so his total motion picture experience appears to exceed that of every other actor in this film!

This may be the only person at this premiere I actually knew of before this premiere. His name is Hugh Mitchell and he plays the character Colin Creevy in two of the Harry Potter films. Actually, he also played young 'Silas' in the Da Vinci Code, so his total motion picture experience appears to exceed that of every other actor in this film!

I was trying to figure out what four-member girl band they were from, reasoning that any four females with different coloured hair posing together would have to be in a girl band, right? Not so... three of the four are in 'Skins' (Kaya Scodalerio, Kathryn Prescott, and Megan Prescott) and yet, hilariously, none of the three are in this movie. I guess most of their friends (Like Larissa Wilson) on the show are.

I was trying to figure out what four-member girl band they were from, reasoning that any four females with different coloured hair posing together would have to be in a girl band, right? Not so... three of the four are in 'Skins' (Kaya Scodalerio, Kathryn Prescott, and Megan Prescott) and yet, hilariously, none of the three are in this movie. I guess most of their friends (Like Larissa Wilson) on the show are.

Kaya Scodelario. 17 years old, per wikipedia, so moving right along...

Kaya Scodelario. 17 years old, per wikipedia, so moving right along...

April Pearson, wearing April Pearson's dress.

April Pearson, wearing April Pearson's dress.

Fine. One more of Kaya Scodelario. (I'm actually inserting this in 2011, two years later as my private internet site goes down in flames and I'm forced to restore this journal via other means. This is relevant primarily insofar as Kaya Scodelario is now two years older than she was here...) (just sayin', not tryin' to be weird or anything)

Fine. One more of Kaya Scodelario. (I'm actually inserting this in 2011, two years later as my private internet site goes down in flames and I'm forced to restore this journal via other means. This is relevant primarily insofar as Kaya Scodelario is now two years older than she was here...) (just sayin', not tryin' to be weird or anything)

Okay, one more shot of Ms Pearson, because it is a killer pose

Okay, one more shot of Ms Pearson, because it is a killer pose

And then... four years after the premiere I actually watched the film and when returning to the folder of photos on my harddrive, I noted I'd actually photographed the villain of the piece (ie. the guy who was literally 'tormented' in 'TORMENTED'. (Woo!)

The Guy Who Was Tormented. But he looks pretty much recovered, now.

The Guy Who Was Tormented. But he looks pretty much recovered, now.

Calvin Dean played the 'tormented' character Darren Mullett in the film. I blame the parents. You give a kid that surname in this day and age and what happens next is all but inevitable.

Calvin Dean played the 'tormented' character Darren Mullett in the film. I blame the parents. You give a kid that surname in this day and age and what happens next is all but inevitable.

But still, I wanna know... where was the director? Where was the lead actor, who apparently is famous from 'Stormbreaker'? I mean... there's chance the director was there, but imdb doesn't have a picture and wikipedia doesn't have an entry (whereas Kaya Scodelario does). It's all rather strange....

Next up... I don't even want to say!!

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