Pen a 10-Word John Cusack Review, Win Tickets to the Premiere of The Raven

John Cusack dives into the twisted psyche of 19th century author Edgar Allan Poe in this week's The Raven, a fictional adventure-mystery that blends the writer's real life with the kind of dark, macabre tales he wove -- and Movieline has your chance to catch it before it opens on April 27! Enter Movieline's 10-word review contest (critiquing any film from Cusack's nearly three-decade career) and you could win a pair of tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after party for the film. So turn on the hot tub time machine and crank up the high fidelity, tapeheads and grifters and America's sweethearts, because, um, the cradle will rock over Broadway. Or something. It's a sure thing! Oh, just say anything... [UPDATE: Contest is now closed. Thanks for playing! Winner will be announced shortly.]

Okay, that was terrible. But my point is, there are so many great Cusack flicks to choose from. Submit your best 10-word Cusack review in the comments below (or on Facebook or Twitter) and your faithful Movieline editors will pick the most clever, lyrical, and inspired one of the bunch; the writer of the best 10-word review will receive a pair of tickets to the Raven premiere and afterparty, to be held Monday, April 23rd at the LA Theater (615 Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles).


- Submit an original 10-word review of any John Cusack movie in the comments below. Entries must be exactly 10 words, no more, no less!

- Enter with your full name and an email address where you may be reached.

- Eligible entrants must be at least 18 years of age and able to attend the premiere in Los Angeles on the evening of Monday, April 23rd.

One (1) winner will be selected. Tickets must be picked up at will call at the Los Angeles premiere and are not transferable.

Contest ends Friday, April 20 at 3pm ET/12 pm PT -- so get to reviewing!

More on The Raven, in theaters April 27:

The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Alice Eve, She’s Out of My League) becomes the next target. Intrepid Pictures’ The Raven also stars Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

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  • Matthew C. says:

    Wheez was cheese, the Geek was weak. Bryce was nice.

  • Jen Austin says:

    After Cameron Crowe, before Poe, Cusack brilliantly rescued Cameron Poe.

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