Livin' in Sin with a Safety Pin, Cleveland Rocks

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Remember that moment of shock your brain went through when you read that Fox was spinning off Family Guy's Cleveland into his own show? "Wait, what? Cleveland? The kind of boring guy? With a drawl?" That's right, in Fox's initiative to totally Seth MacFarlane-ize their lineup, Family Guy, the show they canceled and then revived, became the template for all their other programming. The Cleveland Show is just one example of that (along with the decline of The Simpsons), and the show has been enjoying a moderately successful run, now going into its third season.

To get you caught up for the third season, we're giving away two copies of the second season on DVD.

Sep
26
2011
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The Quick Wedding Playlist According to Movies

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Hailed as “brazenly hysterical” by People Magazine and “the best comedy of 2011” (Back Stage), Bridesmaids is the riotously funny comedy that (currently) holds the title as the comedy of the year. Even more impressive, it came on to the scene with relatively little fanfare and put The Hangover Part II to shame. Bridesmaids has easily become one of the most talked about movies of the year. Kristin Wiig stars as Annie, the Maid of Honor that finds herself at a low point in her life and struggling to fulfill her duties to her best friend. With her wacky behavior, Annie becomes one of the wildest bridesmaids to come along...and a bit of a headcase.

Sep
23
2011
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The Gang Sells Their Soul for Marketing

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Take Seinfeld, remove any sense of decency or a filter for content and you end up with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang has put mittens on kittens, battled the Night Man, lit Sweet Dee on fire, solved the North Korea crisis, and pissed off just about anybody who isn't in their quintet of miscreants. There's really no telling what the lowest point in their television career is, but at least it's always funny and makes us glad we're not nearly the horribly depraved human beings they are. Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny Devito have made being insensitive assholes with no regard for the well-being of others funny and cool again, and for that, we salute them with a giveaway.

The sixth season of It's Always Sunny hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on September 13th, and since we're pretty big fans ourselves, we thought we'd share the joy with two of our readers. If you're lucky, you can win one of two copies of the sixth season on DVD, and to find out how to do that, just keep reading.

Sep
15
2011
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Do It For Rosebud

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It's been 70 years (plus however much time passes in the film) since we collectively mourned the loss of Rosebud with Orson Welles's newspaper mogul Citizen Kane. And while for the sake of the spoiler code of honor we won't discuss the specifics of Rosebud (though, you should have seen this by now), Citizen Kane (big reveal and all) has stood up to the test of time as an indelible benchmark achievement in the world of filmmaking. Sure, it's become hip to trash it ever so slightly for being "overhyped" or whatever criticism you want to throw at its feet, and there will always be elements of truth to them, but it made enough strides in cinematography technique and filmic storytelling that really it's virtually untouchable as a piece of history.

And now, as of 2011, it's celebrating it's 70th anniversary. Today, Warner Brothers released the mammoth Blu-ray set in honor of the occasion (our review to follow shortly), and has also made the newly remastered version of Citizen Kane available through the iTunes Store. As our own show of respect, we're giving away a digital download copy of Citizen Kane, and if you want a chance to win it, just keep reading.

Sep
13
2011
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Sweet Odin's Raven! By the Hammer of Thor!

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Choose one of those reactions and hold on to it, because we've got some awesome Thor swag to dish out in celebration of Thor landing on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13th. It was the unexpected hit of the summer and arguably the best comic book movie in a year overflowing with the genre. Kenneth Branagh delivered what few thought anyone could: make a Thor movie that isn't entirely hokey, introduces the character, and actually gives us a palatable explanation for it to fit in with the Avengers. Check, check, and check. Okay, enough praise (there's a Blu-ray review for that), let's discuss what's in this for you. Would you like to win a 3D Blu-ray combo pack (includes the movie in 3D, normal Blu, DVD, and digital copy) with a cardboard sleeve signed by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) himself. Oh, and we'll also be throwing in Thor's hammer Mjolnir (don't worry, it won't just automatically return to us once it reaches your home) and a Thor action figure from Hasbro.

To find out how you can win just keep reading, or you can take your impatient self over to Amazon.

Sep
13
2011
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Chum the Waters of Your DVD Collection with "Cold Fish"

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"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other a mass murdering psychopath intent on drawing you into his web of brutal murders and investment fraud", or so the old song goes, at least in Japan. This summer, Cold Fish debuted as part of the Bloody Disgusting and Collective horror film series that played at select AMC theaters. If you were lucky enough to catch Cold Fish during its limited run...err...swim, then you had the pleasure of enjoying a tale about two exotic fish salesmen wading into a bloodbath. That may seem disturbing, but we assure you it's rather enjoyable to watch, as sick as that sounds. Cold Fish flopped on to DVD on August 23rd, and to continue our support of the Bloody Disgusting series we're giving away a copy to one lucky reader. To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Sep
11
2011
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Look My Liege, Camelot! Camelot! Camelot! (It's Only a TV Series.)

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On second thought, let's not go to Camelot, it is a silly place. Instead lets watch their adventures from afar, say from the comfort of your living room couch? Such a thing is now possible thanks to the Starz series of the same name, and now that its first (and apparently only) season is available on DVD and Blu-ray, you can do so whenever you like. Some people blame Jamie Campbell Bower's depiction of Arthur as the show's downfall, while others cite some bad writing, but where it suffered in some areas it made up for them in others with the likes of Eva Green, Joseph Fiennes, and Claire Forlani in lead roles and Torchwood co-producer Chris Chibnall and The Tudors writer Michael Hirst as the driving force behind the story. The latter two offer promise enough to entice viewers familiar with Torchwood and The Tudors, so if you're among that group you might find yourself mourning the lost of a series that never had the chance it deserved once you've finished Camelot's 10-episode arc.

If you want to check out Camelot and see what you missed, we're giving away one copy on DVD. Want to win it? Keep reading to find out how.

Sep
10
2011
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Will a "Mr. Spartacus" Please Report to the Hospitality Desk? "Mr. Spartacus"...

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Sex. Steel. Blood. Sex. Violence. Chaos. Sex. Mix all of that together, stage it amongst a bunch of sandal wearing warriors, and then throw in some plot and you've got Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the Starz prequel series to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. While the rationale for making the prequel was honorable enough, the quirky consequence is that Spartacus: Gods of the Arena isn't about Spartacus at all, but rather the first champion gladiator. So while you might not get to chant "I am Spartacus!" as you watch the hero battle spill the blood of his competitors, I think "I am Gannicus" is just as catchy.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay on September 13th, and we've got a Blu-ray copy to give away. So if you want it, read on to find out how you can win.

Sep
07
2011
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The CIA Would Never Hire Share Bear

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Do you ever wonder about the inherent limitations on the accessibility and social capability of the Care Bears? If it doesn't keep you up at night, it should. For example, where does Share Bear's desire to share end? Disease? Government secrets? Could he plead the 5th on treason charges? What about Grumpy Bear? Has he ever considered prescription medication to help ease his depression? How would his mood affect his children's ability to show affection should he ever have cubs? Let's not even get started on Wish Bear and what I assume is his side business working with the Make a Wish foundation for children with cancer. What do you think he's charging them per wish? Or maybe its pro bono while he charges high rollers extra to cover the expenses. You just don't know, but we'd like you to.

To help with your research, we're giving away a copy of Care Bears: Share Bear Shines Movie, which we assume you (and possibly your child) can watch and gain some insight into these questions. If you want to know how you can win, just keep reading.

Sep
05
2011
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You Deserve to Win "The Entitled" on Blu-ray

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These days, financial security seems as much a luxury as a pool, a monkey butler or a private jet. We all want it, but we’re not all gonna get it. Hey, cheer up. If you trust The Entitled, a thriller about extortion and ransom, you can always kidnap the children of the wealthy and wait for a $3 million pay off. While JustPressPlay doesn’t endorse (publicly) kidnapping or any other crimes, we will promote films that do and live vicariously through them. To help you do the same, we’re giving away a copy of Director Aaron Woodley’s The Entitled on Blu-ray. The film stars Kevin Zegers, Victor Garber (Alias), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Dustin Milligan (Shark Night 3D), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules), and Ray Liotta (whatever pays).

To find out how you can win a copy of The Entitled on Blu-ray, just keep reading.

Sep
04
2011
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