12 May - A Night at the Museum 2 premiere

May 12th, 2009.

Movie premieres are good.... but World Premieres are Better. However as usual you can rely on some of the biggest stars giving these a miss (What, isn't THE WORLD big enough?). Seriously, where was Robin Williams? Anyway...

I'm always wary when it's a world premiere... but then they don't invite the majority of the cast. Still.. it meets three criteria for any premiere : carpet, barriers and Yellow Cap Guy. Check, check, and... check.

I'm always wary when it's a world premiere... but then they don't invite the majority of the cast. Still.. it meets three criteria for any premiere : carpet, barriers and Yellow Cap Guy. Check, check, and... check.

Yellow Cap Guy was in attendance, but I was disappointed to see him in a really bad crowd position. is The Legend waning? It was an elementary, almost rookie error to locate yourself on the concourse the limos have to travel past in order to discharge their occupants...

Yellow Cap Guy was in attendance, but I was disappointed to see him in a really bad crowd position. is The Legend waning? It was an elementary, almost rookie error to locate yourself on the concourse the limos have to travel past in order to discharge their occupants...

"Number of dollars I owe you? Yeah... I know... next time" Kind of incredibly, this is the third premiere I've photographed Ben Stiller at, the prior two being Tropic Thunder and Madagascar2

"Number of dollars I owe you? Yeah... I know... next time" Kind of incredibly, this is the third premiere I've photographed Ben Stiller at, the prior two being Tropic Thunder and Madagascar2

You know you've made it in the world of Male Modelling when people are taking photos of *THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD*

You know you've made it in the world of Male Modelling when people are taking photos of *THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD*

"Did you take that photo of me? Like... just moments ago? Wow. By which I mean : I'm not particularly surprised, as I'm right here at this premiere. But well done anyway"

"Did you take that photo of me? Like... just moments ago? Wow. By which I mean : I'm not particularly surprised, as I'm right here at this premiere. But well done anyway"

It's Ricky Gervais, of The Office and Extras fame! He's the winner of tonight's Award for Person Who Returned to the Crowd Most Often to Sign 'Just One More Autograph' (which is not to say that Ben Stiller or Hank Azaria spat on anyone or kicked babies, mind you...)

It's Ricky Gervais, of The Office and Extras fame! He's the winner of tonight's Award for Person Who Returned to the Crowd Most Often to Sign 'Just One More Autograph' (which is not to say that Ben Stiller or Hank Azaria spat on anyone or kicked babies, mind you...)

"Your name is 'Bob' and yet it has two silent W's? How the hell is that even possible??" Either that, or Hank Azaria is just as confused about Robin Williams seemingly not being here as I was.

"Your name is 'Bob' and yet it has two silent W's? How the hell is that even possible??" Either that, or Hank Azaria is just as confused about Robin Williams seemingly not being here as I was.

Gemma Atkinson does have some acting credits (and apparently has designs on a recording career) but it would be remiss of random strangers not to walk past and point out that she's best known for modelling. In much the same way as I am... not.

Gemma Atkinson does have some acting credits (and apparently has designs on a recording career) but it would be remiss of random strangers not to walk past and point out that she's best known for modelling. In much the same way as I am... not.

Okay, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that either ONE or NEITHER of these two people is Robin Williams in disguise. (Seriously, why wouldn't he attend a World Premiere? It makes no sense...)

Okay, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that either ONE or NEITHER of these two people is Robin Williams in disguise. (Seriously, why wouldn't he attend a World Premiere? It makes no sense...)

I'm not sure who this is. Wireimage fails to identify him, and the Paps snubbed him. Yet the fans were screaming for him and he was interviewed several times. Intriguing....

I'm not sure who this is. Wireimage fails to identify him, and the Paps snubbed him. Yet the fans were screaming for him and he was interviewed several times. Intriguing....

Here he is again... you know, just in case he ends up being important. Or... say... being Robin Williams.

Here he is again... you know, just in case he ends up being important. Or... say... being Robin Williams.

Hank Azaria has had a fairly long and meritorious list of acting credits, often in smaller roles. For instance 'Pretty Woman' and 1998's 'Godzilla'. But his list of voice credits for The Simpsons bears mentioning : Bartender Moe Szyslak, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Cletus, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, and Duffman. ("Duffman says... awesome")

Hank Azaria has had a fairly long and meritorious list of acting credits, often in smaller roles. For instance 'Pretty Woman' and 1998's 'Godzilla'. But his list of voice credits for The Simpsons bears mentioning : Bartender Moe Szyslak, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Cletus, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, and Duffman. ("Duffman says... awesome")

Ricky Gervais. Surprisingly likely to break into song at random moments, microphone in hand or not..

Ricky Gervais. Surprisingly likely to break into song at random moments, microphone in hand or not..

It's not Blue Steel, and the angle isn't enough for Ferrari, so I'd say this is more of a softer form of La Tigra, if anything. (Damnit, his range of expressions is so versatile!)

It's not Blue Steel, and the angle isn't enough for Ferrari, so I'd say this is more of a softer form of La Tigra, if anything. (Damnit, his range of expressions is so versatile!)

Now THAT'S a classic Le Tigre, right there!

Now THAT'S a classic Le Tigre, right there!

"Director Shawn Levy? Producer Chris Columbus? Actress Amy Adams? Actor Owen Wilson? Yeah..... they were busy. Sorry bout that."

"Director Shawn Levy? Producer Chris Columbus? Actress Amy Adams? Actor Owen Wilson? Yeah..... they were busy. Sorry bout that."

"Anyway, catch y'all later"

"Anyway, catch y'all later"

A quick premiere is a good premiere, and this was pretty much both. There's another premiere tomorrow, too. But it's lower key (meaning : I'm less interested in seeing that movie than this one... but if nothing else turns out I might head on out for that!)

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