Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See THE INTERVIEW

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The Interview could be the cure for the common awards season.  While I like that the end of the year brings more adult-oriented fare, I also love some good, hard-R comedy, and since Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s follow-up to This Is the End was pushed back from October to December, that means my holiday season will probably have some delightfully filthy and vulgar jokes.  At any time of year, The Interview would look like a must-see film, but I’m particularly glad to have it land in the calendar right now.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to The Interview.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and Randall ParkThe Interview opens December 25th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

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We’re here at last.  The long second journey through Middle-earth is about to come to a close.  It’s been 11 years since the last time we left the unforgettable setting in The Return of the King, and while that film sets an unbelievably high bar, fans at least owe it to themselves to see how Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf, et al.’s journey concludes The Hobbit trilogy.  At the very least, this one promises more spectacle than any other movie in the franchise, and although I don’t know if it’s “The Defining Chapter” described by the tagline, it’s certainly a chapter that true fan is going to have to read.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard ArmitageEvangeline LillyLuke EvansBenedict CumberbatchStephen FryCate BlanchettIan HolmChristopher LeeHugo WeavingKen StottJames Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See FURY

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Director David Ayer has mostly taken to the crime genre for his filmography, and his new movie Fury is a massive departure, but it fits right into the World War II genre.  The movie looks brutal, but I’m always up for a WWII picture that provides an unflinching look at war.  If you’re going in expecting a rah-rah action film, then you should look elsewhere.  But if you’re looking for strong performances in a movie that effectively mixes drama with action, then it’s worth getting in this tank.

I’m please to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes for the Atlanta screening of Fury.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jason IsaacsFury opens October 17th.  For more on the film, here are 30 things to know and interviews with Ayer and producer John Lesher.

THE TERMINATOR Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd at the American Cinematheque

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One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles, in exchange for the earthquakes and skyrocketing rent, is you get to see cool stuff more often than you would in most other cities.  Case in point?  This 30th Anniversary screening of The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance. The event will be held by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on October 15th and will be moderated by Geoff Boucher.

If you’re a member of the Cinematheque you can get tickets HERE today.  If you’re not a member, you can buy them tomorrow.  They cost $25 but I’m sure it will be worth it to see this restoration on the screen and check out the Q&A.  Hit the jump for more on The Terminator 30th Anniversary screening.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See THE EQUALIZER

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Now that the summer movie season has cooled off and we’ve pushed past the Labor Day doldrums, we’re now headed into the fall with plenty of exciting movies to put on your radar, so our screenings invites are heating back up.  We’re kicking it off with The Equalizer, which has Denzel Washington being a badass, a formula that audiences tend to love.  In the film, Washington plays an ex-CIA agent who comes out of retirement to save a young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) from the Russian mob.  The movie tested so well that Sony is already developing a sequel.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Equalizer.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Bill Pullman and Melissa LeoThe Equalizer opens September 26th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See LUCY

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If you just push the “100% of your brain” tagline for Lucy out of your mind (because brains don’t work in a capacity measured by percent), you have what could be an incredibly exciting movie.  Director Luc Besson has a knack for creating memorable, ass-kicking women from Nikita to Mathilda to Leeloo.  He may have another one with Scarlett Johansson‘s eponymous protagonist.  Judging by the trailer, it looks like a damn fun movie and an opportunity for the actress to get an action vehicle to herself rather than sharing it with superheroes.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Lucy.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Morgan Freeman and Analeigh TiptonLucy opens in theaters nationwide on July 25th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See SEX TAPE

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In the comments section for our recent most-anticipated article, I got flack for wanting to see Sex Tape.  I genuinely want to see this movie.  I’ve laughed at the trailer, and I think director Jake Kasdan has a knack for nailing R-rated comedy.  Also, it’s been almost a month since 22 Jump Street, and I want my R-rated comedy fix.  Furthermore, I want to note that we don’t do pass giveaways unless I genuinely think our readers will like the movie.  So while there are the regular naysayers in the comments section, I hope there’s a silent group of readers out there that wants to see a good-looking comedy with me.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Sex Tape.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens July 18th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See THE PURGE: ANARCHY

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I saw The Purge: Anarchy a little over a month ago, and while my official review is still under embargo, I think it’s okay if I tell you that I really enjoyed it.  Whereas I felt the first movie had trouble finding its identity, the sequel is a small-scale action film and much better for it.  It also has a great lead performance from Frank Grillo, and he does a great job carrying the picture.  The original was a sleeper hit, and I hope that the sequel can still be a standout among this summer’s big-budget blockbusters.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Purge: Anarchy.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Carmen EjogoZach GilfordKiele Sanchez, and Michael K. Williams.  The Purge: Anarchy opens July 18th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

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I was already excited to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and then came a string of ecstatic reactions to the film with some calling it not only the best film of the summer but one of the best films of the year.  That’s some serious praise, and yet I’m not totally surprised.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes gave us a strong central character with Caesar, the potential to push the story into new and interesting places, and digital effects only continue to get better.  This is a blockbuster that could deliver in a big way.

I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 25 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri RussellGary Oldman, Toby KebbellKodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy GreerDawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 2D and 3D on July 11th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See 22 JUMP STREET

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In only a few short years, 21 Jump Street has become one of my all-time favorite comedies.  I love quoting it, I easily recommend it, and it makes for great background viewing.  After The LEGO Movie, people are finally starting to catch on that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a knack for playing against expectations, and being hugely successful with unique approaches to difficult material.  Their latest challenge is trying to make a good comedy sequel, and judging by the early response to 22 Jump Street, they’ve succeeded yet again.  I cannot wait.

I’m extremely pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of 22 Jump Street.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Jonah Hill, Channing TatumIce CubeNick Offerman, Amber StevensPeter StormareRob RiggleDave FrancoJillian Bell, and Craig Roberts22 Jump Street opens June 13th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See EDGE OF TOMORROW

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I was already looking forward to Edge of Tomorrow, but now I can’t wait because the buzz has been ecstatic.  Since it’s not based on well-known material (the source is the novel All You Need Is Kill), it was flying under the radar in a summer packed with sequels and name properties.  But I’m glad to hear that the movie is good because it’s got a cool concept: Groundhog Day with mech suits.  I’m in.

I’m pleased the announce we’re giving away 25 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Edge of Tomorrow.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill PaxtonBrendan GleesonNoah TaylorKick GurryDragomir MrsicCharlotte RielyJonas ArmstrongFranz DramehMasayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way.  Edge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

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Ted is the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all-time, and Family Guy is a huge hit, so creator Seth MacFarlane clearly has a few fans.  His latest, A Million Ways to Die in the West, looks painfully funny, and also has the same sophomoric, irreverent humor people have come to expect from him.  I’m well aware that his comedy isn’t for everyone, but for those who like MacFarlane’s work, they’ll probably go for this one.  Personally, I’m all for movies where people die horribly in a hilarious fashion.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of A Million Ways to Die in the West.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film Seth MacFarlane, Charlize TheronAmanda SeyfriedNeil Patrick HarrisGiovanni RibisiSarah Silverman, and Liam Neeson.  A Million Ways to Die in the West opens May 30th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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I’ve been looking forward to X-Men: Days of Future Past since I saw the first trailer at Comic-Con last year.  I’ve been legitimately confused by naysayers.  X-Men: First Class was well-received, they’re getting the mutants they liked from the previous movies, and they’re being directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the best of the X-Men movies thus far, X2.  I couldn’t be more excited for Days of Future Past, and it’s one of my most-anticipated of the summer.  And thanks to the latest trailers, even the naysayers appear to be on board.

I’m pleased to announce that ten of our readers will have a chance to win a pair of passes for X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Hit the jump to find out how you can have a chance to see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael FassbenderJennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick StewartPeter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle BerryX-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 2D and 3D on May 23rd.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See GODZILLA

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I’m both surprised and encouraged that I’ve heard so many people excited for Godzilla.  I assumed it would be a bit of a hard sell since some folks would be skeptical after the horrible 1998 adaptation, and the popular conception that the Japanese movies are cheesy (the original 1954 Godzilla is actually pretty terrifying).  But it looks like the marketing has done its job, and I have high hopes for director Gareth Edwards‘ take on the iconic monster.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Godzilla.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan CranstonGodzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See NEIGHBORS

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Usually when we give away passes, I focus on a movie’s potential and why you should come out to see it.  And this positivity comes from a genuine place.  There have been times where I forego pass give away opportunities because I didn’t think you’d be interested.  The best times are when I can give away passes for a film that not only looks good, but I know is good.  Neighbors is great.  I saw it a couple weeks ago, and I was laughing hard throughout the picture.  It’s director Nicholas Stoller‘s best movie, it doesn’t suffer from endless riffing, and Zac Efron is going to surprise a lot of doubters.  This is a film you’re going to want to tell your friends about.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Neighbors.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, and Lisa KudrowNeighbors opens in theaters on May 9th.

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