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PREMIERES in 2016

Well... it was kind of a big year for premieres : it's the most I've ever photographed, in included the introduction of a new 'main' camera in the form of the mighty Nikon D4, with support ably provided by the amazing (and still functional) Pentax K5 as it heads towards half a million shutter actuations... and the destruction in anger of the abysmal Pentax K3 at the conclusion of the last premiere of the year.

Here's how it went down, with a link to each premiere on the image and underneath:

January 20th -   'Spotlight'  (Michael Keaton looks unimpressed, but I thought the movie was pretty excellent)

January 20th -  'Spotlight' (Michael Keaton looks unimpressed, but I thought the movie was pretty excellent)

January 26th -  'Dad's Army'  (not on my list of movies I need to move heaven and Earth to see) (edited to add : not a particularly great movie. It had one (1) good part)

January 26th - 'Dad's Army' (not on my list of movies I need to move heaven and Earth to see)
(edited to add : not a particularly great movie. It had one (1) good part)

February 1st :   'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'  ("Is she supposed to be making that moaning sound??") - the movie itself was rather surprisingly good as a Jane Austen adaptation.

February 1st :  'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' ("Is she supposed to be making that moaning sound??") - the movie itself was rather surprisingly good as a Jane Austen adaptation.

February 4th :   Zoolander2 ("My selfie stick is in a neighbouring county...") (edited to add : no movie can do much with itself once it's killed off Justin Bieber... and neither could this one)

February 4th :  Zoolander2("My selfie stick is in a neighbouring county...") (edited to add : no movie can do much with itself once it's killed off Justin Bieber... and neither could this one)

February 9th :   'How to be Single'  - I saw the movie. It somehow managed to be marginaly less fun than a life of abject loneliness.

February 9th :  'How to be Single' - I saw the movie. It somehow managed to be marginaly less fun than a life of abject loneliness.

February 14th -  The 2016 Baftas  - One of about three things I watch on the BBC in any given year, thus justifying the License Fee I pay.

February 14th - The 2016 Baftas - One of about three things I watch on the BBC in any given year, thus justifying the License Fee I pay.

February 22nd -   Grimsby  (or "those sideburns. totally inadequate") (I have no real intention of watching the movie) (edited to add : watched the movie, and found it frustrating because every time it threatened to be a decent movie, it deliberately chose the most egregiously gross way to undermine itself)

February 22nd -  Grimsby (or "those sideburns. totally inadequate") (I have no real intention of watching the movie) (edited to add : watched the movie, and found it frustrating because every time it threatened to be a decent movie, it deliberately chose the most egregiously gross way to undermine itself)

February 23rd -   the Elle Style Awards  (rumours of a deep and abiding emotional connection between Elisabeth Olsen and myself are (a) made up by me, and (b) should not detract from the much greater emotional connection (possibly also made up by me) between me and Charlize Theron)

February 23rd -  the Elle Style Awards (rumours of a deep and abiding emotional connection between Elisabeth Olsen and myself are (a) made up by me, and (b) should not detract from the much greater emotional connection (possibly also made up by me) between me and Charlize Theron)

March 6th :  Kung Fu Panda 3  ("fine. I'll just stand here by my roly-poly friend Jack Black!") (nb. the movie was okay, but seeing it in 3D I'd upgrade it to Very Impressive)

March 6th : Kung Fu Panda 3 ("fine. I'll just stand here by my roly-poly friend Jack Black!") (nb. the movie was okay, but seeing it in 3D I'd upgrade it to Very Impressive)

March 16th :  'The Pass'  (not pictured 'The Chiropractic Assistance Afterwards')

March 16th : 'The Pass' (not pictured 'The Chiropractic Assistance Afterwards')

March 17th 'Eddie the Eagle'  (I watched the movie and really enjoyed it)

March 17th'Eddie the Eagle' (I watched the movie and really enjoyed it)

March 20th :  The 2016 Empire Awards  (Daisy Ridley is pretty, but that's nowhere near enough to make me say that I liked The Force Awakens. I simply didn't)

March 20th : The 2016 Empire Awards (Daisy Ridley is pretty, but that's nowhere near enough to make me say that I liked The Force Awakens. I simply didn't)

22nd March :  Batman v Superman : Dawn of a Dumpster Fire  (with credit to  filmschoolrejects ) (I watched that movie drunk and it was still crap)

22nd March : Batman v Superman : Dawn of a Dumpster Fire (with credit to filmschoolrejects) (I watched that movie drunk and it was still crap)

April 3rd :  The 2016 Olivier Awards  (I know my place, and it is not amidst The Cultured People)

April 3rd : The 2016 Olivier Awards (I know my place, and it is not amidst The Cultured People)

April 7th :  'Criminal'  (the movie? kind of weird : like it had an idea but lacked either ambition or budget or both)

April 7th : 'Criminal' (the movie? kind of weird : like it had an idea but lacked either ambition or budget or both)

April 11th :  'Eye in the Sky'  (don't let the picture fool you : the movie was very good)

April 11th : 'Eye in the Sky' (don't let the picture fool you : the movie was very good)

April 12th :  Florence Foster Jenkins  (haven't watched the movie yet. or posed for a selfie with Meryl Streep) (edited to add : I've watched it. It was okay for what it was, but what that was wasn't necessarily enjoyable)

April 12th : Florence Foster Jenkins (haven't watched the movie yet. or posed for a selfie with Meryl Streep) (edited to add : I've watched it. It was okay for what it was, but what that was wasn't necessarily enjoyable)

April 13th :  The Jungle Book (2016)  The movie was okay, though having a kid set a forest alight accidentally as a crucial plot point without negative repercussions is problematic.

April 13th : The Jungle Book (2016) The movie was okay, though having a kid set a forest alight accidentally as a crucial plot point without negative repercussions is problematic.

April 25th :  'A Hologram for the King'  - I watched the movie on a flight to Singapore. It was odd - or rather it felt like two or three different movies, one or two of which were okay.

April 25th : 'A Hologram for the King' - I watched the movie on a flight to Singapore. It was odd - or rather it felt like two or three different movies, one or two of which were okay.

April 26th :  'Captain America : (far too) Civil (not really a) War'  - I thought it was one of the most cowardly movies I've seen in a long time. I walked out with fifteen or twenty minutes to go because I no longer gave a crap about these characters. Nice job, Disney.

April 26th : 'Captain America : (far too) Civil (not really a) War' - I thought it was one of the most cowardly movies I've seen in a long time. I walked out with fifteen or twenty minutes to go because I no longer gave a crap about these characters. Nice job, Disney.

May 5th :  'Our Kind of Traitor'  - weird movie, saw it on a plane, kind of liked it (but missed the last fifteen minutes because I wanted to take photos of Mt Fuji from another seat. Is that wrong of me?)

May 5th : 'Our Kind of Traitor' - weird movie, saw it on a plane, kind of liked it (but missed the last fifteen minutes because I wanted to take photos of Mt Fuji from another seat. Is that wrong of me?)

May 8th :  The 2016 Television Baftas  - once again I photographed the event from OUTSIDE the event. Because that's how I roll (and/or how I take photos that if not better are at least different to the ones everyone else takes)

May 8th : The 2016 Television Baftas - once again I photographed the event from OUTSIDE the event. Because that's how I roll (and/or how I take photos that if not better are at least different to the ones everyone else takes)

May 9th :  'X-Men : Apocalypse'  - another X-Men movie. I'm beginning to stop caring. Deadpool was great, though. I enjoyed the premiere, the movie made me tired.

May 9th : 'X-Men : Apocalypse' - another X-Men movie. I'm beginning to stop caring. Deadpool was great, though. I enjoyed the premiere, the movie made me tired.

May 10th :  'Alice Through the Looking Glass'  - the movie was bad even on low expectations, but I can't fault Danny Elfman's score and one or two visual flourishes. The premiere wasn't great.

May 10th : 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' - the movie was bad even on low expectations, but I can't fault Danny Elfman's score and one or two visual flourishes. The premiere wasn't great.

May 19th :  'The Nice Guys'  - surprisingly didn't like the movie (the premiere was okay, though). I loved 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' though.

May 19th : 'The Nice Guys' - surprisingly didn't like the movie (the premiere was okay, though). I loved 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' though.

May 24th :  'Love and Friendship'  - one of the coolest movies I saw this year, actually! Jane Austen is a master (and possibly inventor) of Game Theory and this movie showcases strategy as good as any war movie.

May 24th : 'Love and Friendship' - one of the coolest movies I saw this year, actually! Jane Austen is a master (and possibly inventor) of Game Theory and this movie showcases strategy as good as any war movie.

May 25th :  'Me Before You'  - there were protesters at the premiere, but I don't agree with them. The movie was making a specific point, I felt, and not a general one.

May 25th : 'Me Before You' - there were protesters at the premiere, but I don't agree with them. The movie was making a specific point, I felt, and not a general one.

May 31st :  'The Neon Demon'  - at less than 4 minutes, the fastest premiere I've ever been to. The movie? Eh... not really my thing. Flashy but not lovable.

May 31st : 'The Neon Demon' - at less than 4 minutes, the fastest premiere I've ever been to. The movie? Eh... not really my thing. Flashy but not lovable.

June 1st :  'Tale of Tales'  - haven't seen it. The poster appears to feaure Salma Hayek biting into a raw piece of marinated chicken. Kind of a turnoff. (edited to add : I've watched it, and I didn't really like it)

June 1st : 'Tale of Tales' - haven't seen it. The poster appears to feaure Salma Hayek biting into a raw piece of marinated chicken. Kind of a turnoff. (edited to add : I've watched it, and I didn't really like it)

June 2nd :  'Learning to Drive'  - haven't seen the movie, because I suspect the Dolby 5.1 and 3D conversion won't be necessary to enjoy it. (edited to add : I"ve watched it. It was passable)

June 2nd : 'Learning to Drive' - haven't seen the movie, because I suspect the Dolby 5.1 and 3D conversion won't be necessary to enjoy it. (edited to add : I"ve watched it. It was passable)

June 6th :  'Independence Day : Resurgence'  - instead of a premiere, a train unveiling. And now having watched the movie, instead of a good movie, it's mainly a noisy one.

June 6th : 'Independence Day : Resurgence' - instead of a premiere, a train unveiling. And now having watched the movie, instead of a good movie, it's mainly a noisy one.

June 11th : Horse Photobombs Queen - one of my favourite shots of the year, taken before  'Trooping of the Colour'

June 11th : Horse Photobombs Queen - one of my favourite shots of the year, taken before 'Trooping of the Colour'

June 29th :  'Absolutely Fabulous'  - I have no real desire to watch the film, but the premiere was ... interesting (I did finally manage to photograph Kate Moss) (edited to add : I've since watched it and I pretty much hated it, and its main characters)

June 29th : 'Absolutely Fabulous' - I have no real desire to watch the film, but the premiere was ... interesting (I did finally manage to photograph Kate Moss) (edited to add : I've since watched it and I pretty much hated it, and its main characters)

July 5th :  'Legend of Tarzan'  - I saw the movie for free at the premiere. It was... okay. The popcorn arguably more so.

July 5th : 'Legend of Tarzan' - I saw the movie for free at the premiere. It was... okay. The popcorn arguably more so.

July 10th :  'Finding Dory'  - I've since watched the movie. It's no Finding Nemo - this one's much more cynical and contrived. Not hateful, though.

July 10th : 'Finding Dory' - I've since watched the movie. It's no Finding Nemo - this one's much more cynical and contrived. Not hateful, though.

July 11th :  'Jason Bourne'  - am yet to see it, but Alicia Vikander is pretty. (edited to add : it was hugely disappointing : like the worst copy of the previous movies put together in the least fun way)

July 11th : 'Jason Bourne' - am yet to see it, but Alicia Vikander is pretty. (edited to add : it was hugely disappointing : like the worst copy of the previous movies put together in the least fun way)

July 12th :  'Star Trek Beyond'  - I got to see the movie for free at the premiere, and I'm still not sure whether it's "a good movie, but not necessarily a good star trek movie" or vice versa. Kudos on the Beastie Boys, though.

July 12th : 'Star Trek Beyond' - I got to see the movie for free at the premiere, and I'm still not sure whether it's "a good movie, but not necessarily a good star trek movie" or vice versa. Kudos on the Beastie Boys, though.

July 17th :  'The BFG'  - I later watched the movie on PayTV. It's not my kind of thing. Steven Spielberg looks chagrined.

July 17th : 'The BFG' - I later watched the movie on PayTV. It's not my kind of thing. Steven Spielberg looks chagrined.

July 30th :  'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'  - I haven't seen the play, and maybe it's magical... but I read the screenplay and it felt like an unoriginally ripped-off Star Trek episode that mostly involved characters I liked acting in ways they never would have. Desire to see the play suitably diminished.

July 30th : 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' - I haven't seen the play, and maybe it's magical... but I read the screenplay and it felt like an unoriginally ripped-off Star Trek episode that mostly involved characters I liked acting in ways they never would have. Desire to see the play suitably diminished.

August 3rd :  'Suicide Squad'  , aka  "Dear DC, I'm not watching another one of your f**king movies - you've ripped me off three times in three films, and there's no way I go back to a restaurant that's served me shit food three times in three meals. What makes you think I'd do the same for you? Advertise as much as you want... I'm not coming back"

August 3rd : 'Suicide Squad' , aka "Dear DC, I'm not watching another one of your f**king movies - you've ripped me off three times in three films, and there's no way I go back to a restaurant that's served me shit food three times in three meals. What makes you think I'd do the same for you? Advertise as much as you want... I'm not coming back"

August 23rd : ' Final Fantasy XV : Kingsglaive ' - the game is weird and the last third of it descends into a mire of misery, alienation and awfulness. I've since watched the movie and now the game makes slightly more sense.... but not the parts of it that I didn't like.

August 23rd : 'Final Fantasy XV : Kingsglaive' - the game is weird and the last third of it descends into a mire of misery, alienation and awfulness. I've since watched the movie and now the game makes slightly more sense.... but not the parts of it that I didn't like.

September 13th :  'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'  - it's on my list of films to see, eventually. (edited to add : watched it and liked it)

September 13th : 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' - it's on my list of films to see, eventually. (edited to add : watched it and liked it)

September 15th :  "The Beatles : Eight Days A Week"  - I think I'm more of an Elvis fan than a Beatles fan, but I do respect the Fab Four.

September 15th : "The Beatles : Eight Days A Week" - I think I'm more of an Elvis fan than a Beatles fan, but I do respect the Fab Four.

September 26th :  "Deepwater Horizon"  - haven't yet seen the movie, not averse to eventually doing so (,bro) (edited to add : watched it and thought it was very good. I'm still not filling my car with petrol from a BP Service station over it (haven't since the disaster) - you're f**king criminals, BP, and the fact that nobody went to jail over this is a disgrace).

September 26th : "Deepwater Horizon" - haven't yet seen the movie, not averse to eventually doing so (,bro) (edited to add : watched it and thought it was very good. I'm still not filling my car with petrol from a BP Service station over it (haven't since the disaster) - you're f**king criminals, BP, and the fact that nobody went to jail over this is a disgrace).

September 27th : The  'Wicked' 10th Anniversary Gala  - I saw Wicked about 6 years ago, and it's possibly the only prequel (movie, game or other media) that's ever kind of worked for me.

September 27th : The 'Wicked' 10th Anniversary Gala - I saw Wicked about 6 years ago, and it's possibly the only prequel (movie, game or other media) that's ever kind of worked for me.

September 29th -  'War On Everyone' - hated the premiere enough to affect my desire to watch the movie. (edited to add : I watched the movie and possibly hated it even more than the premiere)

September 29th - 'War On Everyone'- hated the premiere enough to affect my desire to watch the movie. (edited to add : I watched the movie and possibly hated it even more than the premiere)

October 5th - BFI London Film Festival for  'A United Kingdom' - which I thought was a good movie.

October 5th - BFI London Film Festival for 'A United Kingdom' - which I thought was a good movie.

October 6th -BFI London Film Festival for  'A Monster Calls'  - which I've watched and it's excellent.

October 6th -BFI London Film Festival for 'A Monster Calls' - which I've watched and it's excellent.

October 7th (again!) - BFI London Film Festival for  'American Honey'

October 7th (again!) - BFI London Film Festival for 'American Honey'

October 8th - BFI London Film Festival for  'Manchester by the Sea'

October 8th - BFI London Film Festival for 'Manchester by the Sea'

October 8th (again!) - BFI London Film Festival for  'Elle'

October 8th (again!) - BFI London Film Festival for 'Elle'

October 10th - BFI London Film Festival for  'Arrival'  - I've watched the movie, and it's probably my favourite movie of the year - clever, moving scifi with deep thoughts and no crop-dusters flying into an alien death ray at the end (spoiler... kind of)

October 10th - BFI London Film Festival for 'Arrival' - I've watched the movie, and it's probably my favourite movie of the year - clever, moving scifi with deep thoughts and no crop-dusters flying into an alien death ray at the end (spoiler... kind of)

October 12th : BFI London Film Festival for  'Lion' - great film.

October 12th : BFI London Film Festival for 'Lion' - great film.

October 14th : BFI London Film Festival for  'Nocturnal Animals'  - I've since watched the movie. It wasn't my thing. At a certain level it was about Amy Adams reading a book, rather than there being an actual story.

October 14th : BFI London Film Festival for 'Nocturnal Animals' - I've since watched the movie. It wasn't my thing. At a certain level it was about Amy Adams reading a book, rather than there being an actual story.

October 14th (again!) : BFI London Film Festival for  'It's only the End of the World'

October 14th (again!) : BFI London Film Festival for 'It's only the End of the World'

October 15th : BFI London Film Festival for  'Snowden'  - haven't yet watched the movie, but I've read the book it's based on. It's eye-opening and shocking reading. Unless you use facebook and google in which case you've implicitly already agreed that everything that your government (or foreign one(s)) is doing is fine since for-profit companies already are.

October 15th : BFI London Film Festival for 'Snowden' - haven't yet watched the movie, but I've read the book it's based on. It's eye-opening and shocking reading. Unless you use facebook and google in which case you've implicitly already agreed that everything that your government (or foreign one(s)) is doing is fine since for-profit companies already are.

October 18th : BFI LFF is over but the premiere streak STILL continues with  'I, Daniel Blake'

October 18th : BFI LFF is over but the premiere streak STILL continues with 'I, Daniel Blake'

October 19th : Seas Rise, Cities Fall, and the premiere streak STILL continues with ' The Light Between Oceans'  - a movie I actually really liked.

October 19th : Seas Rise, Cities Fall, and the premiere streak STILL continues with 'The Light Between Oceans' - a movie I actually really liked.

October 20th : Like a prisoner about to be released, the premieres streak finally ends with  'Jack Reacher : Never Go Back' ... and I have no idea what I'll do tomorrow. (edited to add : I've watched the movie and there's a reason it was an excellent 18TH Jack Reacher novel and specifically not a good second movie in a franchise)

October 20th : Like a prisoner about to be released, the premieres streak finally ends with 'Jack Reacher : Never Go Back'... and I have no idea what I'll do tomorrow. (edited to add : I've watched the movie and there's a reason it was an excellent 18TH Jack Reacher novel and specifically not a good second movie in a franchise)

October 24th : Instead of having a  Dr Strange premiere , Disney/Marvel opted for some kind of cryptic 'fan event' abomination. I photographed it through a window like the desperate idiot I am. I've since watched the movie, and I'm kind of done with Marvel, who at this stage are just telling variations on the same story over and over again. It wasn't a bad movie, but it wasn't good enough.

October 24th : Instead of having a Dr Strange premiere, Disney/Marvel opted for some kind of cryptic 'fan event' abomination. I photographed it through a window like the desperate idiot I am. I've since watched the movie, and I'm kind of done with Marvel, who at this stage are just telling variations on the same story over and over again. It wasn't a bad movie, but it wasn't good enough.

November 1st : The Netflix series  'The Crown'  gets a Leicester Square premiere.

November 1st : The Netflix series 'The Crown' gets a Leicester Square premiere.

November 3rd : I got a premium spot for the 4-song concert to launch  'Bat out of Hell The Musical'

November 3rd : I got a premium spot for the 4-song concert to launch 'Bat out of Hell The Musical'

November 8th :  '100 Streets'

November 8th : '100 Streets'

November 13th :  The 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards  (John Malkovich's trousers stole the event)

November 13th : The 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards (John Malkovich's trousers stole the event)

November 15th : ' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ' - I've watched the movie since, and I felt its main problem was that in its eagerness to not copy Harry Potter it missed more or less every chance to be a better movie - a tough road to walk, but it was frustrating viewing. AWESOME James Newton Howard score, though.

November 15th : 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' - I've watched the movie since, and I felt its main problem was that in its eagerness to not copy Harry Potter it missed more or less every chance to be a better movie - a tough road to walk, but it was frustrating viewing. AWESOME James Newton Howard score, though.

November 21st :  'Allied'  - I watched the movie. Possibly not recommended as a date flick.

November 21st : 'Allied' - I watched the movie. Possibly not recommended as a date flick.

December 13th : f**k you Disney, f**k you Star Wars, f**k you Pentax K3, and f**k you  'Rogue One'   "premiere"

December 13th : f**k you Disney, f**k you Star Wars, f**k you Pentax K3, and f**k you 'Rogue One' "premiere"

So... that was a year. A pretty big one in premiere photography - over EIGHTY events photographed (and for the other 280 days I still needed to find things to photograph as part of my ongoing One Photo Per Day project which is in its 8th year...). So.... what else to write except....

..until next time / year!

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28 Nov 2016 - The 'I Am Bolt' World Premiere

November 28th, 2016.

As a species, we've evolved to the point where I can own a 1996 Nissan Pulsar Sedan (red) that can propel me at speeds no gazelle can easily escape from. Unaccountably, then, we still bestow awards and honours at people whose absolute maximum speed is much slower and typically is only achieved running in mostly a straight line on flat ground in a place where gazelles aren't.

The world doesn't make sense, when you think about it.

Still here's how the premiere of 'I Am Bolt' went down:

My dedication and arrival time provided me with a wristband numbered 32, and a front row in a pen representing my third preference. I suppose if I'd made different choices in my life, I might have won enough gold medals to have my own documentary at which I could have had the pen of my choice.

My dedication and arrival time provided me with a wristband numbered 32, and a front row in a pen representing my third preference. I suppose if I'd made different choices in my life, I might have won enough gold medals to have my own documentary at which I could have had the pen of my choice.

"I'm going to be honest, there's only one person on this four-page list that I want to be interviewing. And it's not one of the bandmembers of The Vamps"

"I'm going to be honest, there's only one person on this four-page list that I want to be interviewing. And it's not one of the bandmembers of The Vamps"

"Are you retweeting my tweet or am I retweeting yours?" "Does it involve cats?" "Obviously"

"Are you retweeting my tweet or am I retweeting yours?"
"Does it involve cats?"
"Obviously"

The eyes seem to follow you everywhere you go. Which would be less of a problem if there weren't posters completely encircling this premiere, making you confront the awful reality that you're unlikely to win 9 Olympic gold medals in our lifetime, even if we take up some of the more obscure ones like curling and steeplechase. Or are already Michael Phelps.

The eyes seem to follow you everywhere you go. Which would be less of a problem if there weren't posters completely encircling this premiere, making you confront the awful reality that you're unlikely to win 9 Olympic gold medals in our lifetime, even if we take up some of the more obscure ones like curling and steeplechase. Or are already Michael Phelps.

Jamaican Dancers (nationality not confirmed) at six degrees celsius.

Jamaican Dancers (nationality not confirmed) at six degrees celsius.

For point of reference, I am currently wearing a t-shirt, thermal jumper, and a jacket with an inserted additional inner lining. I'd offer the lady the use of my thinsulate beanie, but it would clash with her ensemble and she'd be forced to declne.

For point of reference, I am currently wearing a t-shirt, thermal jumper, and a jacket with an inserted additional inner lining. I'd offer the lady the use of my thinsulate beanie, but it would clash with her ensemble and she'd be forced to declne.

"I'm not moving until you've composed this shot properly"  - I even reversed it so that the reflection of the burger franchise worked.

"I'm not moving until you've composed this shot properly" - I even reversed it so that the reflection of the burger franchise worked.

Usain Bolt's Manager and best friend from childhood is every bit as relaxed and cheeful as anybody who is Usain Bolt's manager and best friend from childhood would be.

Usain Bolt's Manager and best friend from childhood is every bit as relaxed and cheeful as anybody who is Usain Bolt's manager and best friend from childhood would be.

Fine. My Nissan Pulsar sedan can only *probably* accelerate faster than Usain Bolt over 200m.

Fine. My Nissan Pulsar sedan can only *probably* accelerate faster than Usain Bolt over 200m.

This movie has dual directors - brothers Benjamin and Gabe Turner - who also directed the documentary  'The Class of 92'  about Manchester United's ... uh... Class of 92.

This movie has dual directors - brothers Benjamin and Gabe Turner - who also directed the documentary 'The Class of 92' about Manchester United's ... uh... Class of 92.

"There are four days every year where London's temperature in any way resembles Jamaica's. And none of them occur between October and March"  Usain Bolt's mum and dad - Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt attended the premiere.

"There are four days every year where London's temperature in any way resembles Jamaica's. And none of them occur between October and March" Usain Bolt's mum and dad - Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt attended the premiere.

Jennifer Bolt
"I'm more than twenty years older now, but don't you dare say anything against my shirt"  Team GB's Linford Christie won the 100m sprint Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympcs.

"I'm more than twenty years older now, but don't you dare say anything against my shirt" Team GB's Linford Christie won the 100m sprint Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympcs.

Germany's former Tennis #1 Boris Becker said in an interview that nowadays anyone who wins anything is called a 'legend' and an 'icon' to the point where the words are totally devalued and undeserved. He clarified that Usain Bolt's achievements in athletics definitely qualified him for both titles, but didn't opine as to whether my 100% attendance record in my last year of High School entitled me to one or both of those accolades.

Germany's former Tennis #1 Boris Becker said in an interview that nowadays anyone who wins anything is called a 'legend' and an 'icon' to the point where the words are totally devalued and undeserved. He clarified that Usain Bolt's achievements in athletics definitely qualified him for both titles, but didn't opine as to whether my 100% attendance record in my last year of High School entitled me to one or both of those accolades.

"Take a photo of us all taking selfies : it's so meta it'll break the internet"  - I think most telco networks are built to avoid precisely this kind of infinite logic loop.

"Take a photo of us all taking selfies : it's so meta it'll break the internet" - I think most telco networks are built to avoid precisely this kind of infinite logic loop.

"What's it like being Usain Bolt? Well... I'm tall...."

"What's it like being Usain Bolt? Well... I'm tall...."

"So... do you ever wake up at night and wonder 'Could I have run even faster?' ?" "Not until tonight, I think..."

"So... do you ever wake up at night and wonder 'Could I have run even faster?' ?"
"Not until tonight, I think..."

"We've got to stop her asking questions like that. It'll detract from the documentary..."

"We've got to stop her asking questions like that. It'll detract from the documentary..."

"I love you, man. Also, I'm not currently reaching for the wallet in your jacket's breast pocket..."

"I love you, man. Also, I'm not currently reaching for the wallet in your jacket's breast pocket..."

I was able to shift location slightly to get a rear/side view of the interview stage. My preferred pen, diagonally opposite was only open for people who arrived late, didn't queue and timed their entry perfectly to get the view, autographs, and a free wristband to see the film.

I was able to shift location slightly to get a rear/side view of the interview stage. My preferred pen, diagonally opposite was only open for people who arrived late, didn't queue and timed their entry perfectly to get the view, autographs, and a free wristband to see the film.

"Which of my nine gold medals is my favourite? Well... they're all kind of special, and they all weight much the same..."

"Which of my nine gold medals is my favourite? Well... they're all kind of special, and they all weight much the same..."

"And give it up for that man over there : if he'd truly cared about views on his website he'd have started a website of cat videos almost a decade ago and sat back and waited for the money and fame to roll in..."

"And give it up for that man over there : if he'd truly cared about views on his website he'd have started a website of cat videos almost a decade ago and sat back and waited for the money and fame to roll in..."

"I'm happy to sign and pose for everybody.... mostly because I'm guessing they won't start the screening without me"  - and indeed he did because indeed they wouldn't.

"I'm happy to sign and pose for everybody.... mostly because I'm guessing they won't start the screening without me" - and indeed he did because indeed they wouldn't.

"Well... time to warm up that hand and try to remember how to do my autograph"

"Well... time to warm up that hand and try to remember how to do my autograph"

If you knew how cold it is right now and how far along into balding territory I am at my age, you'd know I am entirely incapable of making fun of this hairstyle right now.

If you knew how cold it is right now and how far along into balding territory I am at my age, you'd know I am entirely incapable of making fun of this hairstyle right now.

Team GB's Mo Farah won both the 5000m and 10000m Gold medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. Also the tie looks great, the suit looks slick and he's wearing baldness better than I am. In other words, I should hate him immensely, but oddly I don't at all.

Team GB's Mo Farah won both the 5000m and 10000m Gold medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. Also the tie looks great, the suit looks slick and he's wearing baldness better than I am. In other words, I should hate him immensely, but oddly I don't at all.

Hannah Cockroft won 2 Paralympic gold medals in London in 2012, and then followed this up wtih three more gold medals in Rio this year. I am typically much less successful at activities requiring me to sit down. Or stand up. Or walk if I'm honest.

Hannah Cockroft won 2 Paralympic gold medals in London in 2012, and then followed this up wtih three more gold medals in Rio this year. I am typically much less successful at activities requiring me to sit down. Or stand up. Or walk if I'm honest.

"Wanna watch this video? I don't want to spoil anything, but it'll only take 9.58 seconds of your time..."

"Wanna watch this video? I don't want to spoil anything, but it'll only take 9.58 seconds of your time..."

"And you're sure I'm not endorsing any product, service or political stance by signing this?"

"And you're sure I'm not endorsing any product, service or political stance by signing this?"

So... that was that. Another premiere, another cold night, and another entry into the Archive of Movie Premieres. There are still one or two events this year before I call time on 2016 and take serious stock to determine whether this website needs a revamp with added kittens and the like. But for now it's...

Until next time!

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