‘Tree of Life’ contest winner!

Posted by · 12:14 am · June 29th, 2011

Thanks to everyone for participating in last week’s contest to win an official poster for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” It was the usual healthy crop of possibilities, but I was most taken by Jackson’s sweet, streamlined entry, which wonderfully captures the director’s work, I think: Characters dissolve In the majestic landscape Of human […]

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CONTEST: Win a ‘Tree of Life’ poster

Posted by · 12:28 am · June 22nd, 2011

I’ve had this poster for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” sitting in a tube in the office for weeks now. Since I don’t really have space for it on the wall, and seeing as it’s a bit fresh given the on-going roll-out of the film in theaters, I thought I’d offer it up in […]

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T-shirt contest winner(s)!

Posted by · 12:36 pm · January 25th, 2011

Would you believe that the only person in our T-shirt giveaway to correctly predict the three stated categories AND nail the tie-breaker was the first person to even enter? That is, until the 93rd entry. Lots of people got the two acting fields right, but were tripped up on score.  There was just about every […]

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CONTEST: T-shirt giveaway!

Posted by · 9:03 am · January 24th, 2011

Alright, we have our last contest of the year.  But it’ll have a quick turnaround, so don’t snooze if you’re interested. First, the prize.  We have T-shirts for “Animal Kingdom” (you remember the one), “TRON Legacy,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Tangled” up for grabs.  And the contest will be predictions-based. This weekend I […]

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‘Black Swan’ music box contest winners!

Posted by · 8:43 am · January 24th, 2011

Thanks to everyone for participating in our “Black Swan” music box contest.  It’s tough to illuminate the pro and con of a movie and I think everyone gave it a great stab. Ultimately, I was most convinced by Bryan and Cat Scott’s entries.  So each of you drop me a line with your address and […]

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CONTEST: Win a ‘Black Swan’ music box

Posted by · 9:02 am · January 18th, 2011

When I got home from holiday vacation two weeks ago, there were a pair of boxes waiting on me.  Both contained handsome music boxes featuring “Black Swan”‘s Nina Sayers on the lid (and I got two because, as usual this time of year, I’m on multiple mailing lists).  Once again, my swag deluge is your […]

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Screenplay contest winner!

Posted by · 12:33 pm · January 14th, 2011

With well over 100 entries, the limerick contest was our most popular yet. Either people really dig amphibrachic meter or they really wanted those scripts! Whatever the case, thanks for the deluge. It was tough to decide. In the way of honorable mention, I have to give a shout-out to Jim for the commitment to […]

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CONTEST: Screenplay giveaway!

Posted by · 11:10 am · January 11th, 2011

How badly do you want to own the shooting scripts of four of this year’s hottest Oscar contenders?  Well, HOW BADLY? We’ve got copies of “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “127 Hours” and “Toy Story 3” to give away this week.  I should have saved that “tell me a story” thing for this, so instead, to riff […]

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ contest winner(s)!

Posted by · 5:19 am · January 6th, 2011

First a big thank you to everyone who participated in Monday’s “How to Train Your Dragon” haiku contest. Moving right along here on clearing out my office of the season’s swag! There were a number of great entries, but I ultimately settled on Rob T.’s eloquent stab: Human and dragon– Pray tell, who is the […]

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CONTEST: Win the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ score and coffee table book

Posted by · 10:45 am · January 3rd, 2011

More to give away this week as we’ve got something for the animation fans.  Up for grabs: Tracey Miller-Zarneke and Cressida Cowell’s lovely coffee table book “The Art of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’” and a copy of John Powell’s beautiful beloved original score for the film. I think I’ll steal shamelessly from Sasha Stone […]

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Soundtrack contest winner!

Posted by · 8:45 am · December 30th, 2010

I see my little story contest wasn’t too popular with a scant 19 entries.  I don’t blame you.  I wouldn’t want to be writing stories during the holidays either.  I swear I won’t make you work that hard again! Thanks to those who did participate.  At the end of the day, it was just a […]

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CONTEST: Win the soundtracks of ‘Get Low,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘127 Hours’ and ‘Tangled’

Posted by · 9:55 am · December 17th, 2010

Another contest this week, a chance to win four of the year’s scores/soundtracks.  But, as usual, gonna make you work for it.  The discs up for grabs are (linked to their Amazon pages): • “Get Low” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (link) • “Inception” Music from the Motion Picture (link) • “127 Hours” Music from the […]

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DiCaprio contest winner!

Posted by · 8:29 am · December 13th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who submited a graph detailing a favorite Leonardo DiCaprio performance.  After poring through 60-plus entries, I settled on this one as, for me, the most convincing argument, courtesy of Peter Labuza: For me, DiCaprio was best in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” In a film that is constantly moving and full of energy, […]

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CONTEST: Win DVDs of ‘Inception’ and ‘Shutter Island’

Posted by · 10:30 am · December 10th, 2010

This morning we wrapped up a massive two-part interview with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whose performances in “Inception” and particularly “Shutter Island” in 2010 reflected a movie star very much at the top of his game.  So in the spirit of his wonderful year of output, it seemed a good time to kick off our contests […]

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‘Inception’ soundtrack contest winners!

Posted by · 3:56 pm · July 21st, 2010

I’ve touched down in San Diego for all the Comic-Con shenanigans of the next four days, but a little business to tend to. Thanks to the 60-plus participants in our “Inception” soundtrack giveaway haiku contest. There were lots of great entries, but the two I settled on came from KYLE and GEORGIE. Respectively (and I […]

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CONTEST: Win a copy of the ‘Inception’ soundtrack

Posted by · 5:06 pm · July 17th, 2010

Following yesterday’s interview with “Inception” composer Hans Zimmer, I thought it would be fun to run a contest and give a few of these bad boys away.  (Confession: Yes, I ended up with more than one.) I figure we’ll go with an oldie but a goodie from Sasha Stone: A haiku contest! Cut loose with […]

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Congratulations to our pool winners!

Posted by · 8:47 am · March 8th, 2010

Rogelio Tec was the big winner in our Oscar pool, correctly guessing 20 of the 24 categories and dominating the tie-breaker by guessing the show’s length within two minutes. Dillon Green and Kevin Manganaro are the runners-up, also guessing 20 each, so I’ll offer up a prize for you guys, too.  If you’re reading, please […]

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REMINDER: Lock in your picks at our Oscar pool

Posted by · 8:57 am · March 5th, 2010

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to join us over at Awards Picks and enter in our 2010 Oscar pool.  Picks are locked in at 7:59pm EST Sunday, March 7 by the system.  (How’s that for last minute?) I’m still open to suggestions if you guys have issues with the way the ballot […]

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