Pacific Rim

EDIT: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.

Starting next week, the Prop Store is letting fans own a piece of Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim. On August 25, an online auction will begin that includes over 300 original props, costumes and set decoration pieces used in the summer blockbuster. We’re talking full on Jaeger pilot suits all the way down to the smallest little background details.

Most of this stuff can get pretty expensive, though, which is where /Film comes in. We’re proud to offer you the ability to win one of two authentic props from the film for free. We have a Kaiju Organ Jar and Loccent shirt, which are the men behind the Jaegar program.

All you have to do is send us an e-mail with the name and brief description of either the Kaiju or Jaeger of your dreams and you’re automatically entered. The contest will run for one week. Below, find out more details and see photos of the prizes for the Pacific Rim auction. Read More »

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Insidious Chapter 2 (2)

Leigh Whannel is currently filming Insidious Chapter 3 and not only do we have our first look at the film, we’ve got new plot information and a chance for fans to visit the set. The film, which features new characters played Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as well as returning characters played by Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Whannell himself, opens May 29, 2015,  It will show events that “predate” what happens in the first two films. Yes, it’s a prequel. Read more about the Insidious Chapter 3 plot and more below. Read More »

Freddy's House of Cards

There’s one element of Netflix’s House of Cards that always makes an episode better. Not even going to tease it: that element is Freddy’s BBQ Joint. The scenes where Freddy (Reg E. Cathey) feeds ribs to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) give the story not only a dash of authenticity, but also add character and pathos to Frank. (Plus, they make you hungry.) Now Omaze is making it possible for one lucky fan to eat barbecue with Spacey himself on the set of the show. Read more about the House of Cards BBQ contest below. Read More »

Scott C Die Hard Hunt

UPDATED: This one has been found.

Los Angeles, the hunt is on for free, original paintings like the one above by the one and only Scott Campbell. In fact, exactly like the one above. But you’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture savvy.

Starting right now, and repeating each day until the Friday opening of his latest exhibit at Gallery 1988, Campbell is hiding an original painting from a famous film at the location where the scene was shot. Figure out the location, head there, find it and it’s yours. Then, see hundreds more paintings July 11 at the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition at Gallery 1988 West.

Below, read Campbell’s clues about the third painting (seen above) and see a small selection of pieces that’ll be in this week’s show. Read More »

Scott C Karate Kid

Los Angeles, the hunt is on for free, original paintings like the one above by the one and only Scott Campbell. In fact, exactly like the one above. But you’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture savvy.

Starting right now, and repeating each day until the Friday opening of his latest exhibit at Gallery 1988, Campbell is hiding an original painting from a famous film at the location where the scene was shot. Figure out the location, head there, find it and it’s yours. Then, see hundreds more paintings July 11 at the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition at Gallery 1988 West.

Below, read Campbell’s clues about the second painting (seen above) and see a small selection of pieces that’ll be in this week’s show.

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Scott C Reservoir Dogs

UPDATE: Painting 1 is gone. 

Los Angeles: the hunt is on for free original paintings like the one above, by the one and only Scott Campbell. In fact, exactly like the one above. But you’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture-savvy.

Starting right now, and repeating each day until the Friday opening of his latest exhibit at Gallery 1988, Campbell is hiding an original painting from a famous film at the location where the scene was shot. Figure out the location, head there, find it and it’s yours. Then, see hundreds more paintings July 11 at the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition at Gallery 1988 West.

Below, read Campbell’s clues about the first painting (seen above) and see a small selection of pieces that’ll be in this week’s show. Read More »

Star Wars Episode VII Contest JJ Abrams

As the Star Wars: Episode VII cast continues to come together, J.J. Abrams is looking to pull one diehard fan onscreen to join them. The director has issued a special video message announcing a contest with a walk-on role as the big prize.

The fact that the campaign also benefits UNICEF is just the icing on the cake. Hit the jump to watch the video — which also happens to be our first look at the Abu Dhabi set — and find out how you can enter the Star Wars: Episode VII contest.

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Note: The answer to yesterday’s contest, Angie’s favorite movie, was Synecdoche, New York. The winners were Vanessa S from Arizona and Anant P from Vancouver.

All this week you have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, The Great Showdowns. It’s a collection of Campbell’s distinctive, awesome art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. (As seen above.) We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years, most recently for Campbell’s second full gallery show. So, to commemorate and give away the new book, we teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.

Each day this week, we’ve been world premiering a brand new, never before seen showdown. Each showdown is based on the favorite movie of one of five /Film writers: Russ Fischer and, of course, Peter Sciretta. (We already did mine as well as David‘s and Angie‘s.) You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read our explaination why it’s our favorite movie of all time, and then e-mail in your guess. Each day, out of those who get it right, two will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell.

Sound good? Check out Russ’s favorite movie of all time (well, one of them) below and find out how to enter. Read More »

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