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Contest: Win 'Winnie Mandela' Poster Signed By Jennifer Hudson & More

With "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" now playing in theaters, here's a reminder that there was another person standing by Nelson Mandela's side in the struggle to rid South Africa of Apartheid, and she too has her own movie. "Winnie Mandela" is on its way to home video and we've got a few copies for some lucky readers along with one big grand prize. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Homefront' Poster Signed By The Cast Plus Watch 2 New Clips From The Movie With James Franco & Jason Statham

This weekend at the movies, you'll have no shortage of choices including award season contenders, shiny blockbusters and fare for the whole family. But sometimes during the holidays, you need a break from the grind and some entertaining, escapist entertainment in the shape of "Homefront" could bit the bill. Opening today, our review notes that the movie "this is [Jason] Statham’s show, and as always he doesn’t disappoint." And so, with the holidays upon us, some treats for fans of the action star. Read More »

Contest: Win Unrated Director's Cut Of Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' On DVD

The Canyons Lindsay Lohan
There were few movies arriving this year with as much controversy, publicity and curiosity as Paul Schrader's "The Canyons." The partially crowd-sourced, independently produced film marked a leading lady turn from the troubled Lindsay Lohan, who starred opposite porn star James Deen in his feature film debut. The result? Unsurprisingly it was both divisive and provocative and now you see the complete vision for the movie on home video. Read More »

Contest: Win Signed Soundtrack From Turkey's Official Oscar Entry 'The Butterfly's Dream'

The nice thing about the awards season is that it shines a light on films we might not have heard of from parts of the world whose cinematic works don't often get a big spotlight in the United States. And so it goes with "The Butterfly's Dream," and we have a contest today that will hopefully leave you a bit more familiar with the film. Read More »

Contest: Win Acclaimed Terrorism Drama 'The Attack' On Blu-ray

With the year coming to a sudden end, so begins our rush to catch up on the movies we missed this year, and one that many of us at The Playlist will be catching up with is "The Attack." Our own Jessica Kiang was ahead of the curve, falling for the "surefooted and fearless" movie at the Marrakech Film Festival last fall, and putting it on her Best Of 2012 list. And while the picture landed on our list of anticipated summer movies, a lot us still didn't have a chance to check it out. But that's about to change. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Paradise' Poster & DVD Signed By Diablo Cody, Julianne Hough & Octavia Spencer

Paradise, Diablo Cody, Octavia Spencer, Julianne Hough
Screenwriters turning directors is not a new phenomenon and it's also something we covered recently in this extensive feature. The latest scribe to give it a whirl is Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Young Adult") with "Paradise" featuring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and others. After a debut on premium cable and a limited theatrical bow, the film is coming to home video. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Parkland' Prize Pack Including Poster Signed By Zac Efron & Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 11:01 AM
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Parkland, Efron
Next week, the nation will remember one of the most tragic moments in its history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Still discussed, debated and argued to this day, whether or not it was Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone or a vast network of people operating in a conspiracy for unseen forces, lives were changed dramatically that day, not just for the Kennedys, but also for everyone on the ground in Dallas. And the new film "Parkland" explores the array of characters who will never forget that afternoon in Dealey Plaza.

Listen: The Soundtrack To Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Valhalla Rising'; Plus Win Copies Of The Vinyl LP

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 15, 2013 3:30 PM
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Valhalla Rising
Nicolas Winding Refn's haunting, mostly silent and meditative Viking movie “Valhalla Rising” came out all the way back in 2009. In our review way back when, we described it as akin to “Terrence Malick making a horror movie,” and that’s kinda not far off the mark (maybe Kubrick making a twisted nature movie too).

Contest: Win A 'Kill Your Darlings' Poster Signed By Daniel Radcliffe And Dane DeHaan & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 5:03 PM
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Kill Your Darlings
Fueled by the wild rhythms of jazz music, driven by ideals to break the status quo and forever pushing the boundaries of literature and poetry (while blurring the lines between the two), the Beats transformed a generation. And their story continues to captivate, with a new light being shown on an interesting early chapter in their careers, in John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings." With the movie headed to theaters, we've got a pretty sweet prizepack and some runner up swag for some lucky readers.

Contest: Win A DVD/BluRay Combo Pack Of Seth Rogen's Apocalyptic Comedy 'This Is The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2013 4:07 PM
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The world ended, cinematically speaking, a couple times this summer with Edgar Wright laying waste to it with pod people in "The World's End," and the rapture arriving in Seth Rogen's "This Is The End." Both provided ample opportunity for comic actors to riff on the demise of themselves and the planet, but only one was operating on meta, self-referential level that added a twist to the proceedings. We're talking about the latter picture, and it's now on home video, and if you haven't snatched up a copy yet, you might want to hold for just a moment in snapping on up....

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