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Win free passes to see Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Boston

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Want to take another trip back to Sin City? You could win free passes to an advance screening of ‘Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ in Boston. Find out how to get yours.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with The Weinstein Company/Dimension to offer readers in Boston an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For starring Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni and Ray Liotta.

Co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in 3D in Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In a town where justice doesn’t prevail, the desperate want vengeance and ruthless murderers find themselves with vigilantes on their heels. Their paths cross when they converge on Sin City’s famous Kadie’s Club Pecos.

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Win free passes to an advance Los Angeles screening of If I Stay

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The YA novel ‘If I Stay’ is coming to the big screen and you can see it first in Los Angeles. Find out how you can win a pair of passes to the advance screening.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Warner Brothers Pictures to offer readers in Boston and hartford an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new drama If I Stay starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Blackley and Stacy Keach. Rounding out the main cast are Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, Jakob Davies and Gabrielle Rose.

Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. If I Stay is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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Aug
12

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Win free passes to see The November Man in Chicago, Indianapolis or Milwaukee

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Be the first to see Pierce Brosnan’s new thriller ‘The November Man’ in Chicago, Indianapolis or Milwaukee. Read the rules to find out how to enter the contest to win a pair of free passes.

 

This contest is closed. Winners will be notified by email. Follow CliqueClack on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr for contest alerts, reviews and breaking news.

CliqueClack has partnered with Relativity to offer readers in Chicago, Indianapolis and Milwaukee an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new action thriller The November Man starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone with Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton.

Code named ‘The November Man,’ Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

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Aug
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Depression robbed us of Robin Williams

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I’m angry at a disease that knows no bounds and cares not for anyone, regardless of who they are, regardless of race, creed or color.

 

In a mere 24 hours there has been a spate of posts and commentaries and various other entries on the unfortunate passing of Robin Williams.

A bevy of news reports on whichever channel you call a favorite. Gaggles of radio talk shows in incredulous discussion. Water cooler snippets about a favorite film of his. You can’t even access the internet right now without some banner blaring reminders every which way about the man.

I’ve seen several friends and acquaintances taking the opportunity to use the news as a launching point to tell their own stories of personal fights with this skulking disease called “Depression,” using it to remind people there are outlets to battle this silent, lurking evil. And there isn’t anything wrong with that. A tragedy like this, painful as it is, should be used to recognize its vice-like hold on those afflicted and point them in a direction other than that of Robin Williams.

Me personally? I’m angry. Pissed off. And at the point of seething.

Because I loved Robin Williams. He was one of my all-time favorite actors and comedians. And Depression took him away from the family and friends and fans who loved him.

I need to come to terms with “Depression” and why it’s such an insidious, conniving bastard.

I thought the man was amazing as the manic Parry in The Fisher King. (I got a two-for-one bonus in that film as he co-starred with another of my favorite actors, Jeff Bridges.) He was superb in Awakenings, intriguing in Moscow On The Hudson (one of his first films) and painfully emotive and completely believable as Robert Ellison in “Bop Gun,” an outstanding episode of Homicide: Life On The Street which unfolded the story of Williams’ character and family as his wife was killed while on a visit to Baltimore. There was The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting and Insomnia with Al Pacino, all three completely different, each film stretching the man’s acting chops. And how about his dual role in a film which probably plays #2 in the world right behind The Shawshank Redemption, Mrs. Doubtfire? All a result of his one-off appearance on an unlikely episode of Happy Days which led to the bright-burning Mork & Mindy. Continue reading 'Depression robbed us of Robin Williams' »

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Aug
10

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The Last Ship at SDCC: What we learned

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‘The Last Ship’ came to San Diego Comic-Con in a big way, from a convention panel to NerdHQ to a party on the deck of the USS Midway. We sat down with the cast and creators; this is what we learned.

 

TNT’s The Last Ship has been one of the surprise hits of the summer, drawing in over 5 million viewers in its premiere. The network brought the cast and creators to San Diego Comic-Con and even threw a big party on the deck of the USS Midway. We talked with the cast and writers of the show, including Eric Dane (Tom Chandler), Rhona Mitra (Rachel Scott), Charles Parnell (Russell Jeter), Travis Van Winkle (Danny Green) and producers Steve Kane and Hank Steinberg. This is what we learned about the show’s relationship with the Navy, the second season and more.

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Learning the “Navy Way” was an experience. Kane related a story where they’d written in a punishment for a character to be placed on kitchen duty, as they had seen in old war movies. One of the technical advisors, a ship’s captain, corrected that quickly. “The culinary specialists take that job very seriously … they are the ones that keep the troops fed, that keep morale up. If they saw you punishing somebody else by giving them their job, it would make their job feel like crap to them.”  Continue reading 'The Last Ship at SDCC: What we learned' »

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Aug
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Win free passes to see If I Stay in Boston or Hartford

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The popular novel ‘If I Stay’ is coming to the big screen and you can see the movie first in Boston or Hartford. Read on to find out how you could win a pair of passes to the advance screenings.

 

UPDATE: PASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR HARTFORD ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

CliqueClack has partnered with Warner Brothers Pictures to offer readers in Boston and Hartford an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new drama If I Stay starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Blackley and Stacy Keach. Rounding out the main cast are Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, Jakob Davies and Gabrielle Rose.

Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. If I Stay is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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Aug
9

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Win free passes for The Expendables 3 in Baltimore, DC or Virginia Beach

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The Expendables are back for a third (and final?) mission and you can see ‘The Expendables 3′ first! Read on and follow the rules to get your free passes to an advance screening.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Lionsgate to offer readers in the Boston and Hartford areas an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new action movie The Expendables 3 Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, with Mel Gibson, with Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill … or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

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Aug
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Win passes to see The Possession of Michael King in Chicago

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Horror movie season starts early in Chicago, and we want to give you free passes to see ‘The Possession of Michael King’ before anyone else. Find out how you can get yours!

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Anchor Bay to offer readers in Chicago an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller The Possession of Michael King starring Shane Johnson, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana, and Julie McNiven.

Michael King (Johnson) doesn’t believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. With cameras rolling 24/7, Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment — allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him — in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof, on camera, that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has now possessed Michael King. And it will not let go.

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Aug
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The Hundred-Foot Journey is frothily forgettable

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Guest Clacker Tobias Ellis reviews ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey.’ Is the film as tasty as the dishes the characters prepare?

 

I once knew a young lady. In the interests of this review for The Hundred-Foot Journey – and online propriety – let’s call her “Marguerite.” Marguerite was a young, lusty girl, full of sass and life and verve. She wasn’t quite like anyone I’d ever met before, and made my gawky, goofy high school self feel all kinds of feelings. Marguerite and I were together but for a short time, but that time always serves as a kind of guiding point for my experiences with passion, especially of the younger, sillier, and more reckless sort.

I tell this brief and somewhat uninteresting anecdote because in The Hundred-Foot Journey, releasing this week from Touchstone Pictures circa 1996, food is meant to rile up this reckless kind of passion. Our protagonist Hassan (the impossibly handsome Manish Dayal) is continuously driven to unlocking food’s mysteries. Picking ingredients. Mixing ingredients. Cooking meats and sauces. Devouring the creation. Every facet of the “ritual” of food – sumptuously lit in all of its various textures – is detailed, meant to ignite fires deep inside moviegoers’ minds. It doesn’t.

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Aug
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Grace Kelly gets regal treatment with a new DVD box set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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If ever a person was created to grace the silver screen on a glamorous pedestal of perfection, it was Grace Kelly. Take a look at six of her most memorable roles in the new ‘Grace Kelly Collection,’ released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

 

Some actors and actresses look like they were meant to grace the silver screen with their chiseled cheekbones and impeccable skin complexions. It’s as if they were created solely for the purpose of being put up on a glamorous pedestal of perfection. If ever a figure of classic cinema measured up to that description, it is beyond a shadow of a doubt Grace Kelly. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently released the Grace Kelly Collection, a spectacular new box set featuring six of Kelly’s most memorable performances assembled in one DVD collection for the first time ever, as well as a rare TV interview with Pierre Salinger that was recorded right before her tragic death in 1982. Warner Bros. graciously provided CliqueClack a review copy of the collection.

The Grace Kelly Collection features Mogambo (1953), The Country Girl (1954), The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), Dial M for Murder (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955) and Kelly’s last film High Society (1956). This collection also includes the Princess Grace de Monaco: A Moment in Time documentary/interview, as well as numerous other bonus features, including documentaries about the two included Alfred Hitchcock films, radio spots for High Society, a Droopy cartoon from MGM, a documentary about Edith Head’s Paramount Years, special commentaries and trailers for all six films. The leading men in this box set are also among Hollywood’s finest: Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, William Holden and Mickey Rooney all give outstanding performances opposite Kelly.

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