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After a long summer of loud blockbusters, you might like a small, fantastic film you can tell your friends about. That movie is Short Term 12. Written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton based on his award-winning 2009 short film of the same name, Short Term 12 stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as a couple who spend their days dealing with troubled teens in a halfway house. The film has won awards at practically every film festival its played at and opened last week to a very strong per screen average. I gave it a 10/10 here on the site when I reviewed it at Sundance.

This weekend, Short Term 12 expands all over California as well as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix and Virginia. We want to send you to see it for free.

We’ve got three pairs of tickets to see the film, for free, at any of the theaters playing the film this weekend. Plus, you get a posted signed by Brie Larson and a soundtrack. Find out how to enter below. Read More »


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Hey Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California! We’ve got tickets for you to see one of the year’s smartest, funniest films for free next week.

That film is Don Jon, written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore and Brie Larson, Don Jon follows a young ladies man from Jersey (Gordon-Levitt) with one major problem in life: he’s totally addicted to Internet porn. The vice dominates all aspects of his life.

While that might sound like an unusual focus for a film, Gordon-Levitt handles the topic with grace and levity, turning the awkwardness into a commentary on media consumption in pop culture. As good as he is as an actor, Gordon-Levitt might even be a better writer and director.

We’re co-sponsoring free screenings in both Austin and LA on August 27 so, if you are interested, find all the information below. Read More »

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is almost upon us and while we all look forward to some of the bigger movies, the most exciting question is, “What off the radar movie is going to surprise us?” Every year a movie or two we weren’t anticipating breaks out to huge buzz. One candidate this year is Stuart Beattie‘s I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney. Based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, I, Frankenstein is a dystopian spin on the classic Mary Shelley horror story where good gargoyles and evil demons wage war, both trying to figure out the secrets of Dr. Frankenstein’s immortal creation.

Audiences will get their first real sense of the movie Saturday afternoon at Comic-Con but we’re proud to exclusively debut one of three character posters from the film: The Good. Check it out below, and find out how to win a signed one. Read More »

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UPDATE: The contest is closed and the winners have been contacted. Keep an eye out in case people drop out and thanks for entering!

Los Angeles area readers, here’s your chance to see one of the summer’s most talked about movies for free. Paramount Pictures has given us 30 tickets to see Marc Forster‘s zombie film World War Z on Friday night, June 7, a full two weeks before it opens in theaters June 21. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a United Nations employee who travels the globe hoping to solve an unstoppable zombie apocalypse. And though production of the film was highly scrutinized, buzz since its completion has been quite good.

Now you can decide for yourself. After the jump, find out how to win one of 15 pairs of tickets for this special fan screening. Read More »

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One of the most famous lines in Arrested Development is “there’s always money in the Banana Stand.” It’s a line so well-known, based on a location well-liked by fans, Netflix used it as a viral marketing tool to promote the fourth season of the show.

To celebrate all things Arrested Development (and bananas) fan and artist Tim Doyle has allowed us to exclusively reveal his third print based on the series. It’s a companion piece to the original banana stand image called “Making YOUR Banana Stand.” The image features of G.O.B. and Steve Holt’s competing Banana Shack from season three and it goes on sale later today. Check out the full image below, along with the original sketch, the old prints and enter to win one for free. Read More »


Thirty years ago, before Nicolas Cage was “Nicolas Cage,” he was just a young punk looking for love in the San Fernando Valley. Before he was the Oscar-winning mad man we know and love, director Martha Coolidge cast Cage in her 1983 film Valley Girl, a Romeo and Juliet story with a “modern” twist. Valley Girl is 30 years old this year, and Film Independent at LACMA is presenting an anniversary screening with the director on hand. It takes place Thursday May 16 in Los Angeles and will be followed by an ’80s costume contest and party. Yes, this is the ultimate screening for Valley Girl and ’80s fans.

/Film has five pairs of tickets to give away for the screening. Find out how to enter, or buy tickets and guarantee a shot, below. Read More »

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UPDATE: The contest has closed. Congrats to Andrew L., Nathan E., Arjay F., and Todd A.

Like that above poster for G.I. Joe Retaliation? Want to grab one for yourself? Continue reading.

The above poster, by artist Anthony Petrie and commissioned by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, is a limited edition of 100 and we have four copies to give away exclusively to /Film readers. They won’t be available to purchase anywhere on the primary market. After the jump, find out how to enter. Read More »

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Much like the blocks it’s based on, the title of the first feature length Lego movie has been assembled and reassembled multiple times. Warner Bros. has finally settled on a title and even constructed it out of its own subject. The film is now called The Lego Movie, and a logo has been revealed along with a contest fans can compete in to get their own video in the film.

After the jump, check out the logo in hi-res and read all about the contest. The movie, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Morgan Freeman. Read More »

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