This is "No Ordinary" Giveaway

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Studios have been trying to replicate the success of the first season of Heroes ever since the second and third seasons went down in flames. Last year they tried The Cape and No Ordinary Family, and you know what? Neither one really caught on [read: both were canceled]. And rightfully so. It's hard to get the superhero formula right (as 30 years of mixed film efforts have shown), and it looks like TV isn't going to be the exception to that tradition. This season we have SyFy's Alphas, which is also quite bad so don't get too comfortable with it. So, the only thing left to do in the meanwhile is take stock of where we've been so we know where we're going. The best way to do this? Watch those failed superhero TV shows on DVD. To do so, you're going to need a copy of No Ordinary Family's first season on DVD, and wouldn't you know it, we've got two copies to give away. To find out how you can win one, just keep reading.

Sep
02
2011
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"Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" Giving Back to Team Coco

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Even after NBC booted him from his Tonight Show deal in favor of reinstating Jay Leno (*cough* Hack *cough*), Conan O’Brien couldn’t deny his will to entertain. After the accepted period of mourning (which necessitated beard growth), O’Brien got back on his feet and began planning his nation-wide tour. We can argue all day whether or not it was truly out of a sense of obligation to his fans or the families of the people he moved to California to work on his Tonight Show or if he did it because he was well aware of how fleeting the public’s attention span is for a celebrity who falls off the radar for the few months his NBC severance contract mandated he refrain from TV appearances. I mean, come on, the guy spent the early part of his career interviewing that kind of B-List personae, at least until his show gained the notoriety that made him the undeniable choice for Tonight Show inheritance. If anyone knew how fast a star’s 15 minutes could fly by, he did. Wherever you stand on his motivations, the fact is that Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, the documentary chronicling his life on his cross-country tour, should be seen by anyone who ever enjoyed his sense of humor.

The funny and touching documentary hits shelves on September 13th, and we’ve got two copies to give away. To find out how you can win one, just keep reading.

Aug
31
2011
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The Anchor Bay DVD Giveaway

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Since we realize that not everyone has gone the way of Blu-ray yet, we thought we'd run this contest again, but now with DVDs. 

Few independent distributors are as respected as Anchor Bay when it comes to high quality horror films. They tend to seek out and procure some of the best features that many people would otherwise miss, and they give them the proper, high-profile Blu-ray releases they deserve. Two such films are A Horrible Way to Die and Bereavement, great horror flicks that have been getting rave reviews in the genre's rabid fanbase. Bereavement comes out on August 30th, with A Horrible Way to Die hitting shelves the following week, and we've got a DVD copy of both for one lucky reader. To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Aug
30
2011
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The Anchor Bay Blu-ray Giveaway

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Few independent distributors are as respected as Anchor Bay when it comes to high quality horror films. They tend to seek out and procure some of the best features that many people would otherwise miss, and they give them the proper, high-profile Blu-ray releases they deserve. Two such films are A Horrible Way to Die and Bereavement, great horror flicks that have been getting rave reviews in the genre's rabid fanbase. Bereavement comes out on August 30th, with A Horrible Way to Die hitting shelves the following week, and we've got a Blu-ray copy of both for one lucky reader. To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Aug
24
2011
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The "Trollhunter" DVD Sweepstakes

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If you're anything like us, you've been anticipating the release of Trollhunter all year. The film is epic in scope and the concept is awesome: the footage of a band of college students in Norway out on the trail to discover the truth behind what the government calls "bear troubles". But it's not bears. No, sir. It's trolls, and they abound. Trollhunter is one of the most fun features to come out this year and it's well worth your time to track it down and watch it at least once. Maybe twice. Well, to help save you the effort of tracking down a DVD copy when it hits shelves today, we're giving two away, and if you want to find out how you can win one, just keep reading.

Aug
23
2011
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Win "Secret Sunshine" on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection

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As part of its August slate of titles, The Criterion Collection is releasing Secret Sunshine on Blu-ray, and whether you knew it before just now, you want to win a copy. Though its title makes it sound like a late period album from a pop act desperate for critical respectability, Secret Sunshine is quiet, disarming, and sensitive in its portrayal of the grief process and the ultimate emergence from it. Starring Cannes best acress award winner Jeon Do-yeon as a piano teacher who returns to her husband’s hometown with her son following his death, Sunshine looks at death through the same clear lens that Atom Egoyan did in The Sweet Hereafter; careful, probing, and totally devoid of sentiment. It's an excellent introduction for those of you looking for an introduction to the flourishing world of Korean film-making, and to one of its most prominent artists Lee Chang-dong. We have an extra copy of Secret Sunshine on Blu-ray to give away, so one lucky reader is going win it. to find out how, just keep reading.

Aug
22
2011
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Win "Leapfrog: Sing and Learn with Us" on DVD

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While the first sounds a newborn baby makes are really nothing but vowel sounds, they really aren’t using them in any intelligible way beyond informing everyone in earshot that they’re angry, happy, sad, hungry, etc. Let’s be honest: if you can’t tell which of those things they’re trying to say, that kid is doing a horrible job of communicating. You know what might help? Well, read to them, that’s the first place to start. But in between, maybe you can sit them down in front of Leap Frog’s Sing and Learn With Us DVD of 12 songs dedicated to teaching children basic rules of phonics, vowels, and word recognition. What’s that you say? You don’t have the DVD? Here, let us help you with that problem. Keep reading (assuming you’re not 1 and thus can’t) to find out how you can win it.

Aug
22
2011
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Wanna Win "Win Win" on DVD?

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Yeah, we enjoyed writing that article title. Not as much as we enjoyed Win Win though. Equal parts heart and funny bone, Win Win is a solid comedic drama about a man who sees his family's financial future in crisis and takes a gamble, only to discover that it comes with an extra mouth to feed and legal troubles. This was one of those critically-lauded gems that flew under the radar as bigger films like Water for Elephants made a big splash, but left people feeling cold. Not Win Win though, because the performances of Paul Giammatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, and Jeffrey Tambor delivered enough laughs to keep the otherwise heavy story of a family falling apart from dragging it down.

To celebrate it's release on August 23rd, and in the spirit of the film, we'll have two winners who'll receive a copy of Win Win on DVD. To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Aug
21
2011
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Win SyFy's "Roadkill" on DVD

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SyFy might be slashing and burning their lineup of science-fiction serials (buh-bye Eureka and SGU), but they're still going strong with their creature features. Over the years, the Maneater Series has brought us such treasures as Yeti, Wyvern, Behemoth, Ferocious Planet, Hybrid, Carny, and many more. Is it the best science-fiction has to offer? Well, no, but it's dumb entertainment that lets you grab some popcorn for a Saturday afternoon of fanged/tentacled/clawed bliss. Next in the line of monstrosities is Roadkill, starring Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Eliza Bennett (Inkheart), and Stephen Rea (The Crying Game). Need more carnage in your weekend features? Keep reading to find out how you can win a copy of Roadkill on DVD.

Aug
13
2011
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Win a Signed Copy of Zaz's Self-Titled Album

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Four days ago we featured Zaz in our Music Video Spotlight, and now, to complete our efforts in Zaz appreciation, we're going to offer up a signed copy of the eponymous Zaz to one lucky reader. If you didn't already skip over to that aforementioned article where we highlighted her songs "Je Veux" and "La Fee" (why not?), and you're not quite sure if you like Zaz, then the best description of her sound we can offer is whimsical jazz mixed with gypsy folk into a blend of catchy rhythms and hooks that will stick with you for days after. You really don't need a comprehension of the French language to appreciate Zaz's music, it's just universally uplifting.

To find out how you can enter to win the autographed copy of Zaz, just keep reading.

Aug
12
2011
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