The City That Toured the World: Owl City in LA - Win it on DVD

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The idea of a city touring the world is an interesting thing to ponder. For one thing, it would revitalize the airline industry with that many people flying that often. And think about the boon it would be on the various economies it touches. Sadly, Owl City's "All Things Bright and Beautiful" world tour didn't quite have that effect. Maybe that's because Owl City has a population of 1. So even though Owl City went around the world, its impact on the world economy was minimal. On the plus side, it did give fans the world over a chance to see the platinum artist live. It was a trade off.

In case you missed it, the concert experience was captured on film at LA's Club Nokia and if you'd like to take part, we're giving a copy to three lucky readers. To find out how you can snag one, keep reading.

Feb
20
2012
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Santana Lives on in "Montreux 2011"! Win it on DVD

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When (or if) Carlos Santana finally retires and ends his almost 50-year-long career (so far) of being one of the greatest genre-spanning guitar talents of his time, it will be a very sad day. But that day is not today, and by the logic of these past two sentences it wasn't last year either, which might account for his live concert at Montreux which someone had the wisdom to record and commit to DVD and Blu-ray. Santana Live at Montreux 2011 has the acclaimed artist playing a 23-song set of his classics and covers of hits originally by Tito Puente ("Oye Como Va"), Fleetwood Mac ("Black Magic Woman"), and John Coltrane ("A Love Supreme"). Be honest though, how many of you associate those songs with Santana more than you do the original artists?

To celebrate the release of Santana Live at Montreux, we're going to give away a DVD copy to three lucky readers. Read on to find out how.

Feb
20
2012
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The "Dirty Girl" Giveaway. Yeah, You Heard Us.

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We are legally required to inform you that the "Dirty Girl" to which the title of this article refers is a DVD copy of a film, and not an actual person, because that would be wrong. And we simply don't have any in stock. We do have the DVD though, and it's rather good. That's probably because the premise reads something like an overly complicated Reader's Digest joke: So, a slutty teenage Juno Temple, rebelling against her would-be adoptive Mormon stepfather (played by William H. Macy), and a poorly closeted gay teenage boy, who enjoys dancing to the hits of 80s divas, set off on a roadtrip...

The punchline writes itself, yes? Inevitable knee-slapper, right? That's what we said when accused of attempted human trafficking (which is no laughing matter, unlike the above joke premise). That said, do you want to win a copy of Dirty Girl on DVD? Just keep reading.

Feb
17
2012
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What's Your Favorite "-ama"? Win "Chillerama" on Blu-ray

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There are many "-ama"'s in the world, and almost all of them are great. Futurama. Diorama. Llama. Pajama. Panorama. Alabama (less so). Baconorama (sigh, some day). Or, there's Chillerama, a four-part horror film helmed by the eclectic mix of Adam Green, Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch and Tim Sullivan. Chillerama is four different horror stories in the tradition of 70s and 80s B-movies, and the experience hearkens back to the days when horror was more than some lame story about killer cellphones, vengeful ghosts, and bad actors acting scared. Chillerama does away with that nonsense (except the bad acting, this is horror after all) and serves up some solid creature features with the tongue pulled from a corpse pressed tightly into the salvaged cheek from an organ donor.

If Chillerama sounds like your kind of "-ama", then keep reading, because we're giving away a copy on Blu-ray.

Feb
16
2012
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They'd Disown "Our Idiot Brother", So Win Him on Blu-ray

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There are some actors that are almost impossible not to like and Paul Rudd is one of them. Even when he was something of an overly sarcastic, uptight ass in Role Models, you were rooting for him to get Elizabeth Banks to fall back in love with him. In Wet Hot American Summer you hated him for being a jerk, but loved it when he tossed campers who asked too many questions out of his car (after letting their buddy drown as he made out with Elizabeth Banks). Or how about when he was "slappin' da bass" in I Love You, Man or singing "Oh the weather outside is weather" as Kunu, the Keanu-ish surf instructor in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Is it possible to hate Paul Rudd?

Yes, but you have to be Elizabeth Banks (she's fickle) or Zooey Deschanel in Our Idiot Brother. And even then you're really only annoyed or exasperated from time to time.They want to kick him out of their home, so we'll let you take him in, on Blu-ray. To find out how, just keep reading.

Feb
15
2012
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"I Don't Know How She Does It." But You Can. Win It.

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It seems as if whenever someone wants a leading lady in a role that requires heavy voice over work to guide the story, everyone turns to Sarah Jessica Parker (heretofore referred to as SJP). Sure, she (kind of) made it work for six seasons, but did anyone really enjoy her narration? Or was it just kind of there? Be honest. Well, if you disagree with me and think I'm being overly critical of HBO's beloved glam series, Sex and the City, then you're going to love I Don't Know How She Does It, wherein SJP plays a mother, business woman, and wife who accomplishes more than any one person should ever be expected to. Hence, the title's expression of bewilderment.

If you're really curious to find out what it is she does and how she does so much of it, then you're in luck: we're giving away a copy on DVD. To find out how, just keep reading.

Feb
13
2012
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Win "Apollo 18" on DVD and Explore the Moon

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Yes, explore that moon, that horrible, horrible, alien-infested moon. To hell with the tides, why haven't we just blown it up? Why risk those aliens ever finding a way to get here? Apollo 18 offered us a chilling look into the true terror living on the lunar surface (and possibly deep within - it was never explored), and all we did was push it out into theaters for teenagers to gasp at. Whatever the US government's reason for keeping the moon intact, we're just sitting here waiting for that terror circling us every day to strike. Do we REALLY need those tides? Seriously? We invented the wave pool, can't we just implement that technology in the oceans?

To help spread the word on this neglectful act of lunar preservation, we're giving away a copy of Apollo 18 on DVD.

Feb
11
2012
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Clean Out Your Garage, Get on TV. Win "American Pickers: Season 2" on DVD

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You have to imagine that everyone in the history of the world who ever went through the ritual of spring cleaning or a garage sale and didn't get on television must be pretty bummed right about now. All that work, and they didn't get their 15 minutes of fame which American Pickers has convinced me is a pivotal aspect of parting with the junk in your crawlspace. For the most part though, it seems like the world has gotten over all the times they never got on television when cleaning out their attics, because American Pickers has become one of History's top programs. Now that might have a lot to do with the hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, or the fact that it combines Hoarders with Antique Roadshow. Or it could be because they figure eventually Wolfe and Fritz will make it to their doorstep.

Until that day comes, you might have to settle for just living vicariously through other owners of random junk by watching the second season of American Pickers. In which case, you're in luck because we've got one to give you.

Feb
09
2012
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Who Are the Right Hillbillies to Mess With?

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On its cover, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil boasts the tagline "Evil just messed with the wrong hillbillies." This statement makes us wonder: Who are the right hillbillies to mess with? The Beverly Hillbillies have enough money to sue you into the stone age. The folks of Deliverance will do horrible things to you and make you squeal like a pig. The cannibalistic hillbillies of the Wrong Turn franchise will chop you to pieces as you and your hapless teenage friends run screaming through the woods. Hell even Sergeant York, though a stand-up guy, is a crack shot and shouldn't be messed with lightly. Though stereotypically stupid, hillbillies actually have a rich history of kicking people's asses when the time comes.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil continues that tradition, but this time the hillbillies are fighting off...well, misunderstanding and preppy kids. But it's so much easier to call it evil, and it's so much easier to win a copy from us than to go buy one. So let's do that.

Feb
09
2012
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There are Those Who Call Me "Tim"? Win the second season of his "Life and Times"

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His name might be Tim, but no one really ever calls him that, because though we take it for granted, people calling you by your actual name is actually a sign of respect. And Tim doesn't really get any respect, from anyone. That's not a sad thing though, especially when the results are as funny as HBO's The Life and Times of Tim. It doesn't get the buzz that many other animated series get, but it's every bit as deserving. Few shows can serve up such a pitiful protagonist, put him through hell, and make it hilarious as he powerlessly objects to all the unfortunate happenstances that pile on.

It's now in it's third season, so if you want to start getting caught up, you win the second season on DVD from us. To find out how, keep reading.

Feb
08
2012
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