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In a World . . . Poster – Signed by Lake Bell

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

So, yea, I just took this “Movie Trailer Voiceover Quiz” and scored a 0%, as in, just go out back and drown yourself already!  This was the toughest quiz from our friends at PartnersHub yet!  Think you can do any better?  Ok, well, ANYONE can technically do better than 0% – so, give it a shot.  You’ll beat me for sure.ra_iaw_promo_01

What do I win?  Yea, yea, everyone wants a prize these days.  Well, you may win a signed poster from Lake Bell’s new film “In a World…” signed by Lake Bell!  And, to sweeten the deal, here is a random picture of Lake Bell, coming out of a lake.  She doesn’t have a bell though, and that brings me to a point, you know what this post needs?  More cowbell!

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FREE DVD – House Party 5 – Tonight’s the Night!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

House Party 5Have you ever been to the most amazing house party?  You think you have?  FALSE!  Unless you were at the April 9, 1999 Torfaeus Gate 74B party in Stavanger, Norway – – – you have only dreamed of the best house party!  Yea, that was my old address in 1999 – it was too incredible and indictable to mention here.  Suffice it to say, people I never met came up to me years later and asked me if I was at “that party.”  My reply is always the same, “that was my flat.”  Then I wait for the moment they confess they “weren’t there,” but they “heard about it.”

Let’s face it, the best parties are the ones we can only share stories about with our closest friends . . . or fiends.  So, I won’t ask you to share all your tawdry wild and crazy party antics, but definitely check out this app and share it with your friends.  Maybe you will spark a wonderful memory about a party that is NSFW?  As for my party – it was legendary!

I will tell you this much, I found out just how crazy Brits are when they are pissed!

Check out the app below and share one moment from a house party you either threw or crashed:

Head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below, send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #HouseParty5 on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and share with us! You have to share to be entered to win!

Only valid U.S. mailing addresses (no APO or PO Boxes) – need your posts before August 2nd to be entered to win!  GOOD LUCK!

It’s Social Media Giving Day!

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Givver.com shirtIn honor of Social Media Giving Day, July 15th, we are partnering with Giver.com to make it super easy to donate to your favorite charity!

Show us you love to #give and you could win this special shirt and bumper sticker to show off your commitment to help others.  The biggest part of Social Media Giving Day is to give to others.

 

• Let us hear your results from the “What’s Your Twitter Personality?” QUIZ!
• Share your favorite way to donate to charity.

Head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below, send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #gift on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and share with us! You have to share to be entered to win!

Only valid U.S. mailing addresses (no APO or PO Boxes) – need your posts before July 22nd to be entered to win!  GOOD LUCK!

FREE Blu-ray – Jack the Giant Slayer

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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Now is your chance to win a free Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack of Jack the Giant Slayer.  Here is H-Man’s review: Jack the Giant Slayer.  Oh, yea, H-Man cusses a lot!  I personally haven’t seen it, and my favorite Jack and the Giant story was in 1976.  It was this weird anime film with some of the funkiest music since The Wiz!  If you recognize this picture below, I’d wager you had a trippy childhood too.

Anime Giant

This dude used to scare the crap outta me, of course I was about five when I first watched it.  But, I can’t find this version of Jack and the Beanstalk anywhere!   I had it on a waitlist for over two years on Netflix!  And, I am not pulling any punches, H-Man clearly didn’t like Jack the Giant Slayer, but that doesn’t mean your kids won’t!  Hell, it doesn’t even mean you won’t.  I seem to remember watching Jack and the Beanstalk when I was a kid and my dad going, “What the hell is this?”

Think on this, someday your kid may very well be going NUTS looking for the “weird 2013 version of Jack and the Giant . . . the one with Obi-Wan and the bad hair.”  Now, imagine you won that Blu-ray years ago, here on IRATEFILMS!

Here’s how to win:

Send a self-addressed . . . SIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!   I was having 70’s flashbacks!

Here’s REALLY how to enter to win – SHARE SOMETHING WITH US!

Head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below, send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #JacktheGiantSlayer on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and let us know what you learned from using the app above!

Make sure you enter to win by July 9, and only physical mailing addresses in the USA are permitted to win, so no PO/APO Boxes.

What is “Acting Intelligence?”

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Acting Intelligence Workshop

THE June 15th ACTING INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION…NOW OPEN
“I hope you’ve decided to join us on this creative journey. We will be working together intensively to make you a better actor, and I expect you’ll find it to be fun, enlightening, creative, and more than a little challenging.” -Alyn-

The intensive one-day session runs from 10:30AM to 5PM. Cost is only $99. Class size is strictly limited so register NOW! To register Send an E-Mail to: INFO@ChaosFilms.com

The Workshop will be held at:
LOUD MOUTH TV
131 N. Swinton Av
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
561.274.2472
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Acting Intelligence Workshop is quite simply the best opportunity an actor has to flex his or her acting muscles. It’s where actors utilize their technique and harness it in performance as they identify and deal with their personal strengths and weaknesses.

I believe that every actor must be able to create an intense emotional reality and a vibrant imaginary world to inhabit while acting. This is not an easy task, nor does it generally come naturally. It takes practice, training and exercise to bring it into clear focus.

Here’s your opportunity to learn how to dissect a role with razor sharp precision, and then utilize that knowledge to reach a level of creative performance that you never imagined you could ever attain.

Don’t just be a good actor; master the knowledge to become a great one, this workshop is designed to help you accomplish that…at every level.

Would you survive “The Purge?”

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

In a time when America is rife with crime and overcrowded prisons, the country has voted to allow a twelve-hour hiatus on all emergency services.  Calling the police or hospitals will do you no good, and there are also no repercussions for anything that happens during “The Purge.”

Maybe you think you are safe – maybe you are the ones we need to be most concerned about.  Either way, we at iratefilms would like to know where you stand.

You could win this gift set . . . one t-shirt and one Purge mask!

The Purge Prizes

Take a look at the app below and see how you would fare.

 

On opening night (June 7) head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below right now; send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #SurviveTheNight on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and share with us! But, as always you have to share to be entered to win!

Only valid U.S. mailing addresses (no APO or PO Boxes)

This post and the prize are courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Demand “Copperhead”

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

“What’s so civil about war anyway?” – Axl RoseBilly

From Ron Maxwell comes the third film in his U.S. Civil War series.  You have all probably seen Gettysburg and perhaps Gods and Generals, but I would wager only a handful of people have ever heard this term.

Learn all about this oft overlooked group from our nation’s history.  As you recall the success of Spielberg’s Lincoln, think of those in the North who wanted nothing to do with the war.

If you are a true Civil War scholar you need to demand this film for your city!

Show us YOU are a truly dedicated Civil War buff and be entered to win a copy of Harold Frederic’s book “The Copperhead,” which inspired the film, and a movie poster signed by Ron Maxwell!

Head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below, send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #Copperhead on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and share with us! You have to share to be entered to win!

Only valid U.S. mailing addresses (no APO or PO Boxes)

*I received related merchandise in exchange for writing this post.

Space Warriors – FREE Blu-ray!

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Space Warriors

WIN A FREE BLU-RAY or maybe even A TRIP TO SPACE CAMP?!?

Walden Family Theater is proud to announce the Space Warriors Blog App & a chance to Win a Family Trip to Space Camp!

Watch Space Warriors on Hallmark Channel May 31st at 8/7C for your chance to win a trip for the whole family to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp! Keep an eye out for the secret keyword for a chance to go on location where Space Warriors was filmed and train like a real astronaut!

Check out the Widget below and simply share one of the following with us:

What did you score on the How Spacey Are You Game?
What is YOUR favorite Space film?
Did they just find a rat on Mars?!?

Make sure you enter to win by June 7th, and only physical mailing addresses in the USA are permitted to win, so no PO/APO Boxes.

Head over to our Facebook fan page, or you can add your comment below, send me a direct email, swift@iratefilms.com or tag #SpaceWarriors on Twitter to, @rickswift or @iratefilms and share with us! You have to share to be entered to win!

About Space Warriors:

Six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As the competition heats up, the kids have no idea that their ultimate challenge will be to solve a life or death crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.

Starring: Thomas Horn, Danny Glover, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and Booboo Stewart.

Space Warriors is the second film in the Walden Family Theater original lineup featuring great family entertainment, airing Friday nights exclusively on Hallmark Channel. Walden Family Theater is creating films for the whole family to enjoy together, so make sure to mark your calendars and gather around the television to watch all the great upcoming films!

Past films include: “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Holes”, “Nim’s Island”, “Charlotte’s Web”, and “Return to Nim’s Island.”

Official Space Warriors Website: http://spacewarriorsmovie.com/

Sponsored Video – Cupidity – What’s Your Favorite Love Story?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Love is . . . Fill in the blank, right?  Because to everyone under the sun, the word love invokes different images.  Perhaps to some it is the cheesy romantic notion of a Prince (or Princess) Charming who swoops in on a valiant steed and somehow manages to make the world more bearable.

Since I am a critic, by trade, I thought I would take a page from our sponsor, Cornetto and think about how cupid speaks to me . . . through decades of film.  I haven’t seen all the classic romance films, but I have seen the most important, you know, like Psycho and Alien.  Ok, that was a bit of jest, no one said I can’t have fun with these sponsored posts.

As a child of the 80’s – I grew up with some of the best romantic films of all time – I make no bones about the fact that the 80’s put together a framework for what I think of when I think of the word . . . love.

I’m gonna take a lot of crap from my Marine buddies here, but I will give you a little glimpse of what I learned about love . . . 80’s style.

From Sixteen Candles I learned how to properly say automobile, courtesy of my favorite character, Long Duk Dong “Oto-mo-biiile.”

From The Princess Bride I learned to always answer a hot lady with “As you wish,” even when rolling down a hill!  Also, that there is a shortage of perfect breasts in the world.

From Dirty Dancing I learned that actors from my favorite movie, Red Dawn could somehow be in a romance flick that didn’t involve grenades or Ruskies.

From Say Anything I learned that chicks dig stalkers . . . well they do in movies anyway, right Amy?

From Mannequin (here come the gibes) I learned that the love of your life might have been around centuries before, so, yea, that one wasn’t so much fun.  But if you can watch Mannequin without singing “Nothing’s gonna stop us” in the shower, I guess you have one up on me.

From Howard the Duck I learned that Lea Thompson, another Red Dawn alumnus, can solve any headache with aspirin.  And as far as I know I am the ONLY one of my friends that liked Howard the Duck!

From Splash I learned that sushi should be eaten . . . not, uhm, frolicked with?

Maybe the 80’s didn’t develop your notion of romantic love, but why not share what you learned about love and check out this amazing short film from the Cornetto Cupidity series.  I watched all four of their films, and each one offered a new lesson of sorts.  If you share your stories with me, I will share my favorite film from the series with you.

Enjoy the ride, love the ending.

This post was sponsored by Cornetto.

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