Oct 132010

Do you have the internet? Do you like movies, er – i mean free movies? If you answered yes to both, then there is no reason that you should’nt be attending free movie screenings. Everytime I get a free screening to a  movie someone asks me, “How did you get that?” “Do you know someone from the movie?” I reply, “No, I know someone more important – his name is Google.” They just look at me in a weird way and leave.. But in all honesty, that is the answer.

If you live in a major city there are always free screenings to movies and what’s better than seeing a free movie weeks before it is aired. In the past 2 weeks, I have gone to  4 screenings – it would have been 5 but I arrived a bit too late and the theatre filled up.

So, how do you get free movie screenings? If you weren’t able to follow my google answer then here is a step by step.

I tend to use: GoFoBo and FilmMetro – both sights a free to sign up and you become notified when a screening is being shown in your area, but act quickly – they fill up fast!

If you live in the Chicago area then you are IN LUCK. HollywoodChicago is a website run by a movie guru named Adam. The site is infused with media rich content from plays to DVDs, tons of giceaways - and you guessed it – FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS! Best yet registration is free and it is pretty easy to get free passes. Adam sends out an email anytime a movie becomes available and all you have to do is log in an usually post a reply – how cool is that!

This week I am going to see Jackass 3D  and cant wait to see the shit they do.

Sep 302010
kind of a funny story 2010

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story is not a full blown comedy as some might think.It actually focuses on problems many people (young and old) face everday – a feeling of not living up to expectations, fearing that you arent good enough or what you or someone else believes you are “supposed” to do in life which can lead to suicidal thoughts.

Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) is a 16 year old teenager who lives a pressure induced, stressful life, or so he feels at the beginning of the movie. He is being stressed out by his dad, school, can’t get the girl of his dreams, has to apply to a prestigious summer school in order to become “a leader of tomorrow” – yeap, sounds like many pressures teenagers would go through. All this stress causes poor little craig to violently vomit anytime he has to think about doing 4 hours of homework a night, or reading newspapers daily to analyze the stock market. At first he wants to jump off the Brooklyn bridge, but decides to check himself into a nearby clinic to relieve his suicidal impulses.

At first the doctor is hesitant to admit him, but with a little “suicide” talk, the doctor finally admits him. As expected, the facility is overflowing with loonies – both zoned out zombies and off the wall nut jobs. His real challenge becomes surviving inside the clinic. He meets a somewhat normal buddy (Zack Galafinakis) who was initially dressed as a doctor in the waiting room, but then was really as a patient… The humor runs deep, focusing on the necessity of laughter. Craig nearly starts to laugh at a fellow patient but quickly bites his tongue – he says that he shouldnt be laughing at these people – but maybe, sometime, its ok, because we’re enjoing life.

Craig needs to survive the clinic for 5 days. In his 5 days, he experiences something new everyday – whether it is learning to cope with his stress, or flirting with the quirky girl. Overall this was a great movie in which many people can relate to. Everyone has problems – some people bottle it up inside them till it bubbles to the top and explodes – our friend Craig decided to simmer his problems down

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story comes to theaters on October 8

 Posted by at 4:56 PM
Sep 232010
Ryan Reynolds Buried

Last night, my girlfriend surprised me with tickets to an exclusive screening of BURIED – which comes out on October 8th. Being huge horror/suspense fans we decided to go. The first 2-3 minutes leave you in complete darkness, as truck driver Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) wakes up and instantly notices something is wrong. hes gagged and tied – worse yet, he realizes he’s trapped somewhere… He quickly gets out a zippo and realizes he’s trapped inside a coffin. Gasping for air and freaking out he desperately tries breaking through the coffin to get out – no chance. While he’s doing this, I hear many people in audience adding to his misery. This movie makes you feel as if you too are trapped inside this hellish box…

The only light available is his zippo and a flashlight. His only source of communication is a shotty cell phone in a middle eastern language… There is not a dull moment in the entire 90+ minute movie and Reynolds does an excellent job acting.

This movie lets the audience FEEL the mental pain and torment that Conroy is experiencing. You become with him. Despite his shitty situation, Conroy still has some clever/witty remarks when making his phone calls…

Overall, I feel that this movie truly is groundbreaking and is much different than anything I have seen lately. It’s an original idea with a concrete concept that works.

I strongly suggest you see this movie when it come out

I also want to thank gofobo for the free tickets!

 Posted by at 5:01 PM