Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bring On The Bear Traps: Saw Movie Marathon Thursday

Are movie marathons so different than actual marathons? I've never run a actual marathon, but I'm still gonna say no, they're exactly the same. Both require endurance, proper hydration, and proper stretching. Seriously, you can get cramps from sitting. But most geeks already know that. I'm talking to you, gamers.

Tomorrow, theaters around the country are hosting screenings of the complete Saw series, topping off with a midnight screening of Saw IV. I'm not a big fan, but four movies for the price of one is a sweet deal. It should also be interesting to compare the movies back to back, keeping in mind that director/producer James Wan and writer/producer Leigh Whannell have managed to knock out a new one of these things every year since their initial success in 2004. IV is the first of the series not to be written by Whannell, and instead Marcus Dunstan of Project Greenlight "fame" has taken over the task of making up all those wacky torture machines.

Ticket info after the jump...

A list of all participating theaters can be found at Break.com. Long story short, it's playing in the following states:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
Condolences to Alaska, New Hampsters, Oklahoma, and all the other states that got snubbed. In a way, it's a compliment that AMC doesn't think you'd be into eight hours of torture porn.

Fellow NYC geekanerds who are into that sort of thing can buy tickets for the Manhattan and Brooklyn screenings on Fandango. All the screenings start at 6pm.

Final Thought: When I saw the Saw IV poster for the first time, I thought that pig lady was actually hooked up to a medical IV. That would have been hilarious, but I guess that sort of visual pun is beyond the Lion's Gate marketing team.

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