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We love sharing movies with our readers by way of news, reviews, trailers, and more, but even better than that are the times we get to literally send someone a free movie on DVD or Blu. For all the contests we’ve held over the years though the one common element has been the obvious restriction that our prizes be US releases. Well borders be damned, we’re about to give away a DVD that has only been released across the pond! Playwright and BAFTA Award winning writer Alan Bleasdale recently returned to British television with a two-part miniseries about the true WWII story of a British cruise liner in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Sinking Of The Laconia dramatizes the sadly ironic tale of a luxury liner turned troop ship targeted and torpedoed by a German U-boat. Upon realizing the people on board included civilians, children, and the wounded the U-boat captain decided to make every effort to save as many passengers and crew as possible. Which is when the Allied bombers enter the picture with no notion of the situation… and proceed to target the submarine filled with German soldiers and British civilians.

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Foreign language remakes of American films aren’t necessarily rare, but they are pretty uncommon. One of the more interesting ones to come out in the past year is a remake of the Coen Brothers’ first film, Blood Simple. The film is modern day noir and filled with great actors, fantastic imagery, and a blackly comedic sense of humor. So naturally Yimou Zhang, the Chinese director of Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, chose to remake it as a broadly comic and extremely colorful romp. A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop hit DVD this week, and Sony is offering up a copy for one lucky winner. How do you enter? Simple… come up with a remake title in the vein of this one. Pick a US film and then imagine the three-nouned title of a foreign remake. (Think Yogi Bear remade as A Bear, A Cub And A Restraining Order.) Does it need to make sense? Preferably not, but there should be a thematic connection of some sort to help identify it to the original… and bonus points to the entries featuring phallic references along the lines of guns and noodles.

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Odds are if you’re reading our site we don’t need to introduce you to Lisbeth Salander. She’s the tattooed pyromaniac from Sweden who hates flying insects. She’s also the title character of the bestselling Millennium Trilogy of novels by Stieg Larsson, all of which have been made into blockbuster foreign language films. The first two installments introduced the troubled but brilliant Salander and a frumpy, crusading chick-magnet named Blomkvist and threw them both headlong into a brutal conspiracy filled with serial killers, government secrets, cups of coffee, and assorted men who hate women. The third and final film, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, finds Salander quite literally fighting for her life and her freedom. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is hitting DVD on January 25th, and we’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky reader. The title of this post refers to Asperger’s syndrome – a diagnosis often discussed when it comes to Lisbeth Salander’s anti-social behavior. In that vein, here’s how you enter this contest… leave a comment below naming a character with issues from a film, any film, alongside a diagnosis that you think fits them best. The funnier and more creative the better. Think The Wolf Man‘s Larry Talbot, chronic masturbator…

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TV shows don’t often get the respect they deserve. That’s probably because the highest rated series currently on television is Three And a Half Men… not exactly the kind of thing to inspire confidence in the medium. But if you look beyond the pablum marketed to (and embraced by) the masses you’ll find some absolutely brilliant shows deserving of your viewership. NBC’s Community, Travel Channel’s No Reservations, and Showtime’s Californication are just a few examples of great TV, but they’re far from the only ones. The FX network has more than its fair share of quality shows too, and one of their best is Justified. The series is based on a character from an Elmore Leonard short story who’s brought to life in fantastic fashion by Timothy Olyphant. Strong characters, solid drama, gritty action, and an underlying sense of humor made it one of last year’s best new shows, and it returns for a sophomore season soon. Justified: The Complete First Season hits shelves on January 18th, and one lucky reader will be winning a copy of the DVD. How you ask? Simple… leave a comment below telling us the name of your favorite TV show featuring a gun-toting good guy (or gal) who isn’t a cop and why you like the character so much. Got that? They can be a private eye, a bodyguard, a government agent, etc, but not a cop. So Riptide would work, but TJ Hooker wouldn’t. I don’t make things difficult to be mean… I […]

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Buddy cop flicks are a genre unto themselves, and while the details change from film to film the basics stay the same. Two cops. Feuding. With laughs. The best ones create a perfect balance between action and comedy, but most tend to lean heavily one way or the other. Which brings us to Adam McKay’s The Other Guys. The film pairs Will Ferrell with Mark Wahlberg on a case about something or other (I still don’t really know what they’re investigating), but all you need to know is that the movie is funny as hell. My review from this past summer is here, but you should already know if this movie is for you. Want to win a free copy of the DVD? Of course you do. So here’s how… tell us in the comments section below what your favorite buddy cop flick is and why. The ‘why’ is important because that’s usually what wins these things. As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure the email address associated with your comment is correct as that’s how we’ll notify the winner. Good luck! The official synopsis is below. Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk. They hate each other and the monotony of their meaningless jobs, as they’re forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). […]

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Most books never get adapted for the screen, big or small, and of the handful that do it’s unavoidable that much of the book’s content will be excised to fit a running time. Therein lies lays sits the beauty of the television mini-series. From Rich Man Poor Man to Roots to Stephen King’s It, the mini-series is pretty much the only hope a book has of seeing most of its intent and content reach the screen. The latest novel to receive this honor is Ken Follett’s 1989 bestseller, The Pillars Of the Earth. The Starz pay network, home to Spartacus and… well, other stuff presumably, aired an epic eight part adaptation earlier this year. The DVD of the complete series was just released, and we’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner! And don’t worry if you’ve never read the book or have forgotten what it’s all about… the winner gets a copy of the novel too. So what do you need to do to enter? Easy… tell us in the comments below what book, fiction or non-fiction, that you think deserves the mini-series treatment and why. Bonus consideration to answers that also give casting suggestions.

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If you live in DC, love science fiction, enjoy free things, and can skip that bar mitzah on June 1st, have we got a deal for you.

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So you want to see a few minutes of James Cameron’s Avatar but have no idea how to get those free tickets. Neither did we. But now we do, and we’re sharing the information with you.

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Can you read? Great! We’re giving away some ‘Blood’ Mangas, Novels, and a sweet movie poster. All you have to do is be mildly witty!

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Apparently Fame is having a contest to find talented people. I assume they should have done this before casting the flick, but that’s beside the point. What’s in front of the point is forcing Neil to make a tape of himself dancing to send in. Let’s do this people.

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USA Networks wants to give you a chance to win big prizes from this summer’s new series Royal Pains.

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Mark Burnett’s Expedition Africa takes a serious look at trekking through one of the most dangerous continents on Earth – and no one has to eat bugs or get voted off!

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Monty Python Giveaway!

Nobody expects the Monty Python Giveaway! With iTunes teaming up with Monty Python, everyone is a winner. (Not really. There can be only one.)

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There’s an ad campaign over at scarlettjohansson.com promising the chance to score a threesome with the hot, young star. Not only are we entering it, we’re winning it. With your help.

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Film School Rejects is giving away passes to an advanced screening of What Happens in Vegas.

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