19 Mar - Fast and Furious (the 4th one) premiere

It's premiere... uh... five (or is it six?) for the month and this one I took seriously enough to head out of work slightly early for. Why? Because.... because I own a Nissan Pulsar, okay? And I don't drive it but I understand why, no matter how bad your car is, it's YOURS and it's special.

Or something.

Jordana Brewster sure is pretty...

Fast & the Furious. It's the movie that reunites the key four castmembers of the first film in a movie that shares the same title but for the word 'The' and has the tag-line 'different model - same parts'. Cute.

Fast & the Furious. It's the movie that reunites the key four castmembers of the first film in a movie that shares the same title but for the word 'The' and has the tag-line 'different model - same parts'. Cute.

Your Red Carpet has Racing Stripes. Well played, Sir.

Your Red Carpet has Racing Stripes. Well played, Sir.

"Are you sure? Right here in the open like this? Okay, then" Paul Walker sells some cut-price Maltesers to a guy. Those cinema markups are getting pretty bad, and Paul Walker cares about the  people.

"Are you sure? Right here in the open like this? Okay, then" Paul Walker sells some cut-price Maltesers to a guy. Those cinema markups are getting pretty bad, and Paul Walker cares about the  people.

Paul Walker is a nice guy. Hence... uh... when I explained to him that I hate front-on shots and eye-contact more than just about anything, he quickly obliged with this stunning profile shot. You rock, Paul Walker!!

Paul Walker is a nice guy. Hence... uh... when I explained to him that I hate front-on shots and eye-contact more than just about anything, he quickly obliged with this stunning profile shot. You rock, Paul Walker!!

"How was that?" "Better"

"How was that?"
"Better"

Jordana Brewster. She was also in the first Fast and the Furious as well as... uh... doesn't matter.

Jordana Brewster. She was also in the first Fast and the Furious as well as... uh... doesn't matter.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez wonders whether to acknowledge her under-appreciated dramatic role in the first 'Resident Evil' film.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez wonders whether to acknowledge her under-appreciated dramatic role in the first 'Resident Evil' film.

"You'd better acknowledge it!!" Yes, Ma'am. Also, I don't think she liked my script.

"You'd better acknowledge it!!" Yes, Ma'am. Also, I don't think she liked my script.

I really like this shot. I call it "For The Fans". (edited to add, years later : RIP Paul Walker)

I really like this shot. I call it "For The Fans". (edited to add, years later : RIP Paul Walker)

Jordana Brewster and I may have shared a moment. (This might be one of those times where Einstein would explain relativity by saying time passes at different speeds for different people. I may also be babbling.)

Jordana Brewster and I may have shared a moment. (This might be one of those times where Einstein would explain relativity by saying time passes at different speeds for different people. I may also be babbling.)

There was this weird guy trying to give all the stars high-fives as they walked past. I think four of the five main drawcards did high-five him, AND he didn't get arrested for assault or battery, which is nice for him (Also... where WAS Vin Diesel?)

There was this weird guy trying to give all the stars high-fives as they walked past. I think four of the five main drawcards did high-five him, AND he didn't get arrested for assault or battery, which is nice for him (Also... where WAS Vin Diesel?)

Gull-wing doors are always cool. Purple colour schemes.... less often so. (That's my opinion as a Red Nissan Pulsar driver. Automatic. Sedan. ... hey, I'm credible!)

Gull-wing doors are always cool. Purple colour schemes.... less often so. (That's my opinion as a Red Nissan Pulsar driver. Automatic. Sedan. ... hey, I'm credible!)

I was going to write "Ricky Yune from the first film is older now and branching out into producing, so they got a younger dude, Justin Lin, to fill his role". Then I went onto imdb.com and learned he's the Director Justin Lin (this may be why I have trouble getting promotions...)

I was going to write "Ricky Yune from the first film is older now and branching out into producing, so they got a younger dude, Justin Lin, to fill his role". Then I went onto imdb.com and learned he's the Director Justin Lin (this may be why I have trouble getting promotions...)

Timestamp: 6:22pm. Vin Diesel is late, and presumably tells his driver to keep the engine running. The reason for this soon becomes clear.

Timestamp: 6:22pm. Vin Diesel is late, and presumably tells his driver to keep the engine running. The reason for this soon becomes clear.

Timestamp 6:24pm. It's been a long day. Vin Diesel makes his way back to his car. (But Vin! Vin! We waited in the blistering cold for you! We kept watching Tokyo Drift to see your cameo! We saw you in that other movie where you had hair! We Watched Chronicles of Freaking Riddick for you, Vin! Why, Vin, Why?)

Timestamp 6:24pm. It's been a long day. Vin Diesel makes his way back to his car. (But Vin! Vin! We waited in the blistering cold for you! We kept watching Tokyo Drift to see your cameo! We saw you in that other movie where you had hair! We Watched Chronicles of Freaking Riddick for you, Vin! Why, Vin, Why?)

Timestamp : 6:28pm. It's been six minutes already, but Vin Diesel finds time at the end of his busy schedule to sign a few more autographs. Or not, as the case may be.

Timestamp : 6:28pm. It's been six minutes already, but Vin Diesel finds time at the end of his busy schedule to sign a few more autographs. Or not, as the case may be.

Timestamp : 6:30pm. _"Guys, you've been great! See you at the premiere for Chronicles of Riddick 3, yeah?"_ Ummm... maybe.

Timestamp : 6:30pm. _"Guys, you've been great! See you at the premiere for Chronicles of Riddick 3, yeah?"_ Ummm... maybe.


Oh, and for people (like me) worried about Yellow Cap Guy - I didn't see him at yesterday's premiere or this one.. however as I was heading back to the Tube I ran into him! He was running late and muttering to himself about having missed this premiere. Oh, how the legend has waned. I'm sure he had his reasons...

Oh, and for people (like me) worried about Yellow Cap Guy - I didn't see him at yesterday's premiere or this one.. however as I was heading back to the Tube I ran into him! He was running late and muttering to himself about having missed this premiere. Oh, how the legend has waned. I'm sure he had his reasons...

A fun night, though the likelihood of me watching further XXX or Man Apart sequels hangs in the balance.

Until next time!

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