Ryan Gosling has inspired a coloring book, so why not some poetry? If Baby Goose's portrayal of a motorcycle-riding, bank-robbing daddy in Derek Cianfrance's impressive The Place Beyond The Pines intrigues you, then keep reading. Movieline has a cool music-oriented prize pack to give away to the contestant who impresses me the most with a haiku about the actor's role and/or performance. more »
If you're a Tyler Perry fan and your home could use a few conversation-starting posters on the wall, then you've come to the right place. Movieline is giving away one fun — and funny — prize pack to commemorate the March 29 opening of Tyler Perry's Temptation, written and directed by Tyler Perry and featuring Kim Kardashian in the Madea role. (I kid!) more »
It's the first day of spring and a perfect time to celebrate young love of the parasitic alien variety. And how do we do that? By giving away a prize pack for Open Road's adaptation of Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's novel, The Host, to one budding poet out there who can capture the spirit of the movie in an original haiku. more »
'The Last Exorcism Part II' Contest: Show Some Sympathy For The Devil & Win A Limited Edition Poster
Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man with swag to give away: Specifically, three limited-edition The Last Exorcism Part II posters — two red and one olive green — designed by artist Rich Knepprath. No need to sell your soul. All you need to do is submit an original haiku (using the 5-7-5 format) inspired by The Last Exorcism franchise, the subject of possession or...Satan.
Before you attempt this, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. If you fulfill those stringent qualifications, leave your efforts in the comments section below and include your poster color preference so that, if you win, your prize doesn't clash with your decor. Deadline is Noon Pacific Time on Friday, March 1, the date that The Last Exorcism Part II hits theaters.
Now, fix yourself a can of pea soup, invite all the flies in the neighborhood into your home and break out your creepiest yoga move for inspiration. (You can also watch the official trailer and check out the posters below.) I want to be thrilled and chilled by your Lovecraftian genius.
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Calling all Steven Soderbergh fans and movie-loving hypochondriacs. Time to cue up Pink's "Just Like A Pill" on Spotify and get your haiku mojo working. Movieline will give away a Side Effects poster signed by cast members Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Vinessa Shaw and Dr. Sasha Bardey to the armchair bard who, in our opinion, writes the most addictive haiku inspired by his or her favorite pharmaceutical or the movie itself. more »
David O. Russell (The Fighter) is gunning for awards season again with his Silver Linings Playbook, and Movieline's got a signed poster from the Oscar hopeful to give away! So sharpen your pencils and your wits and submit your best 10-word review of any film by director Russell for a chance to win.
So, you can’t move like Jagger, but can you write a song like Jagger and Richards? If you think you’ve got what it takes, you could win one of five pairs of tickets Movieline is giving away to the midnight screening of The Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 documentary at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Oct. 24. more »
We'll award the Movieliner with the most powerful original haiku dedicated to childhood romance, Sam & Suzy style — so crank up that Françoise Hardy, traipse down memory lane, and get to memorializing your own nostalgia-fueled tribute to puppy love.
The rules are simple: Submit an original haiku (using the 5-7-5 format) inspired by either Moonrise Kingdom or your own first love, in the comments below. One grand prize winner will receive a 32 GB Apple iPad and Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray.
Entries are open to ages 18 and up. Winners must be in the U.S. or Canada.
Contest closes Wednesday, October 17 at 5pm ET/2pm PT. Entries must include an email address for contacting winners. Only one submission per person.
**UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who played, and stay tuned as we announce a winner!**
**UPDATE #2: We have a winner!
Among all of the sweet and vivid entries we received, Movieline's editors loved Movieline reader Adam's haiku about a memorable summer camp kiss:
Locking lips at camp
Beautiful girl, nervous boy
...and then I came out
Congrats to Adam, who will be receiving the grand prize of an Apple 32 GB iPad, courtesy of Moonrise Kingdom.
Adam and two runners-up will also receive a copy of the Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray release, out this week. A hearty round of applause to runners-up PRBRANDT and Doug J. for their submissions, which also sent us back in time with their dreamy imagery of childhood loves past:
She had long striped socks
Mine were short and white, but still
our feet slowly touched
classroom open house
dad’s cologne and my best shirt
she smiles – my face warms
Thank you again to all who entered - stay tuned for our next contest!
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña spent months developing the brotherly rapport they share as LAPD officers under fire in End of Watch, out Friday from director David Ayer. Channel a fraction of that effort in composing your best haiku ode to the Gyllen-Peña cop drama and you could win a T-shirt and signed poster from the film. Unholster those typing fingers!
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg try to navigate the ups and downs of breaking up while remaining BFFs in Lee Toland Krieger's Celeste and Jesse Forever, which is also one of the more vibrant LA-set pictures in recent memory. Declare your love for C&J and their bittersweet dramarama with a 10-word review of the film, now in wide release, and you could win a poster signed by the cast. A signed poster that you can cry to late at night whenever you get lonely!
Calling all ParaNorman fans both young and not so young! You now have a chance to be among the first to check out the new stop-motion animated comedy thriller. Movieline is giving away a pair of tickets to the World Premiere of ParaNorman in addition to the pic's soundtrack (composed by Jon Brion!). To decide our lucky winner who will get to attend the event this coming Sunday, August 5th at 2pm at the Hollywood Theater, we're hosting a good old fashioned Haiku contest - or more specifically - a ParaNorman Haiku contest. That's right, get your creative writing game on, and add your lovingly typed Haiku in the comments below.
William Friedkin barrels into theaters this Friday with Killer Joe, boldly adapted from Tracy Letts' ultra-violent Southern-fried play about a Texas lawman/assassin who ingratiates himself into the family of the low rent punk (Emile Hirsch) who's hired him to murder his mother. Los Angeleno Movieliners, grab a bucket of fried chicken and your twisted wits and dive into our latest 10-word review contest, tackling any of Friedkin's cinematic output for a chance to win tickets to see Killer Joe this Thursday!
After introducing the world to Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in her 2005 global hit novel Twilight (thus launching a multi-billion-dollar franchise, which draws to an end in November's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2), author Stephenie Meyer wrote the sci-fi best-seller The Host, about human heroine Melanie Stryder, the alien "soul" who comes to inhabit her, and the dual lives and loves they have while sharing the same body. With a Saoirse Ronan-starring adaptation set for 2013, now's the perfect chance to give The Host a read. Get your shot at winning a signed copy of the book by entering Movieline's latest 10-word review contest! [UPDATED - Read the winning entries!]
This Friday Jason Statham charges into theaters as a cage-fighting ex-NYPD officer who protects a 12-year-old Chinese girl from the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt city officials in Boaz Yakin's throwback actioner Safe. So what better way to celebrate the stone-cold suaveness of Britain's most bad-ass action export than by penning a 10-word review of any one of his films? Transport yourself into Statham mode, crank up the chaos, and expend your best critique for your chance to snatch up the grand prize. UPDATE: Contest is now closed. Read the winning 10-word review!
Movieline received many varied submissions in our John Cusack-themed 10-word review contest, inspired by films from Say Anything... to Grosse Pointe Blank to Bullets Over Broadway and beyond. "Alas!" quoth the raven. "There can only be one winner!" (That's how the old Edgar Allan Poe saying goes, right?) Hit the jump to read the winning submission and congratulate the lucky Movieliner that gets to attend the L.A. premiere of Cusack's The Raven next week.