Win True Grit on Blu-Ray + Excellent Swag!

True Grit Blu-Ray True Grit prize pack

Here is an excellent, awesome and hilarious giveaway opportunity, all rolled up in one. First up, True Grit on Blu-Ray. That’s cool enough, yes. And we have three of those to giveaway. But one grand prize winner will get the Blu-Ray plus a portable grill, grilling apron with all the grill utensils and a grilling hat. That’s right. You heard right. A True Grit grilling/chef’s hat. Here’s what they have to say about the Blu-Ray:

Jeff Bridges stars as Rooster Cogburn, an irascible U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) to bring her father’s killer (Josh Brolin) to justice. Matt Damon is an overzealous Texas Ranger who is also tracking the killer, hoping to capture him and bring him to trial for another murder. The TRUE GRIT Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes over an hour of extensive behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the cast and cinematography of the film, the period costumes and guns, a fascinating portrait of the brilliant but reclusive novelist Charles Portis and more.

That’s right, so one grand prize winner with the full pack including the Blu-Ray. Two runner-ups get the Blu-Ray solo.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:18+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Contests|7 Comments

Iron Man (2008) – DVD Review

Iron Man DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Mark Fergus, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum & Hawk Ostby, based on characters created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck & Larry Lieber
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Farin Tahir.

Features:

  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • “I Am Iron Man” making-of docu
  • “The Invincible Iron Man” docu about the history of the character in comics
  • “Wired: The Visual Effects of Iron Man
  • Robert Downey Jr. screen test
  • “The Actor’s Process” rehearsal footage
  • “The Onion News Network” special report
  • Still galleries
  • Released by: Marvel/Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:12:12+00:00 September 30th, 2008|Reviews|1 Comment

    TR2N Teaser Trailer: Just When You Thought Disney Couldn’t Do Anything Smart…

    TRON arcade game

    Okay, so it’s been making the rounds: TRON 2.0 a.k.a. TR2N is happening. Or it damn well better be, otherwise the fanboys are going to have Disney‘s ass.

    The full news on what was shown and how it was handled was first broken, to my awareness, by Ain’t It Cool News. You can check out their stuff here.

    The first word about a sequel to the original Tron came in the 80s. Back when I first generated a Tron 2.0 page over at Corona’s Coming Attractions in 1999, somebody sent in a scan from Electronic Games from 1982 where Disney apparently talked about two sequels, not just one. That image is no longer extant online from what I can tell. Corona broke the news that same year that Steven Lisberger had signed a deal to scribe the sequel but no word on directing. I know that since 1999 there’s been a kind of weak, wheezing buzz about the project, and copies of a Lisberger script have been running around.

    But I didn’t ask you all here to talk about what has happened in the past. Instead, let’s do something we seldom do without mentioning the word “Pixar“: we’re going to praise Disney. Why? Because this “teaser” is the smartest way they could launch a Tron sequel.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:22+00:00 July 27th, 2008|Headsup|4 Comments

    Iron Man (2008) – Movie Review

    Iron Man Movie Poster

    Written by: Mark Fergus, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum & Hawk Ostby, based on characters created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck & Larry Lieber
    Directed by: Jon Favreau
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Farin Tahir.

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) is a freaking genius. And he not only inherited his empire but he works to maintain it, being the freaking genius that he is. Oh sure, he’s a bit of a playboy (as, the man said, rats are a bit covered in fur) and extremely cocky and completely unaware of what his actions are doing to the world stage. While out in the field for a demonstration, he gets captured by guerillas and forced to build them weapons. He’s a bit vulnerable, though—not just because he’s far from home and away from his support staff—but because he’s got a small reactor hooked up in his chest that keeps shrapnel from shredding his heart. Now he’s got to do something that would make both The A-Team and MacGyver take pause: create a one-man army in a cave in order to stop the shitheads from misusing his work.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:19:01+00:00 May 17th, 2008|Reviews|2 Comments

    Iron Man (2008) – 27 Second Review

    Iron Man (2008)

    Written by: Mark Fergus, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum & Hawk Ostby, based on characters created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck & Larry Lieber
    Directed by: Jon Favreau
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Farin Tahir.

    Review: We dared to hope, and finally, our hopes were not dashed to wailing bits on the rocks of despair, emptiness, and horrible dialogue. Downey nails the role of Stark like the daunting awesomeness of his Jericho missile. They don’t skimp on the action either, as we get everything from shoulder mounted selective fire headshots, to a good old fashioned robotic uppercut which connects with a most satisfying metallic clunk. I chortled with glee through most of this, if that tells you anything.

    Time: 23 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:19:12+00:00 May 12th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|1 Comment

    Jeff Bridges in Iron Man: A Stane That Will Linger

    IESB reports that Jeff Bridges is set to play baddie Obadiah Stane in the Iron Man movie. And has pics of Bridges to boot.

    Here’s what we want to know…there have been Nobel-worthy studies about the correlation between Jeff Bridges’ hair and his box office success. But what does it mean when he’s freaking bald? Scientists worldwide are scrambling. More news as we get it.

    By | 2017-09-24T23:34:55+00:00 March 14th, 2007|Headsup, Movies|0 Comments

    Big Lebowski, Abridged: Could You Please Keep Your Voices Down, This is a Family Website

    Sam Elliott from The Big Lebowski

    Our amigo Rob Levy sent me this. And you know what? I honestly like this version better than the real thing.

    Yeah, yeah. If you’re going to call me an asshole for not liking your movie in the comments, you better make it entertaining or it’s not getting through moderation. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that up front.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:41:20+00:00 August 18th, 2006|Stimuli|0 Comments