Neil Young Journeys

Jonathan Demme’s third collaboration with Neil Young (my review) lands on DVD today. You can pick up a copy over at Amazon OR you can try your luck winning one courtesy of the fine folks at Sony Home Entertainment. Simply drop me a line ( contact [at] livingincinema [dot] com ) with your favorite Neil (read…)

Congrats to LiC reader Lance from Rhode Island. Your email entry in The Square DVD contest has been randomly chosen as the winner. I hope you enjoy the DVD. For the record, my favorite part was Nash Edgerton’s clever short film The Spider which preceded the movie and is included on the DVD. Thanks to everyone who (read…)

Ray is a likable if mild mannered construction contractor who enters into an affair with Carla, a hairdresser who lives next door. It turns out her husband is a low-level mobster andthere’s a big bag of money hidden in the house. Seeing their chance at freedom, Ray and Carla hatch a plan to steal the (read…)

Congratulations to the 5 winners of the NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS soundtrack

Hey look! More free stuff! Drop me a line at win [at] for your chance to win the soundtrack to Bahman Ghobadi’s terrific (and surprising) look at the underground music scene in Tehran, No One Knows About Persian Cats. Five lucky people will be chosen at random. Once again, US residents only. Persian Cats (read…)

Congratulations to Brenda P. for winning the hardback copy of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Thanks to everyone who entered either via Twitter or email. Don’t forget the film version opens in limited release tomorrow. The story follows a disgraced journalist as he investigates the 40-year-old disappearance of a young girl from (read…)

I’ll be wrapping up the contest to win a hardback copy of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sometime tomorrow so if you’re a US resident, remember to drop me a line at: win [at] That’s it. It couldn’t be much easier. Dragon Tattoo is the first of a series known (read…)

If you followed Living in Cinema on Twitter, you’d already know how to win a hardback copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millenium Trilogy. All three mysteries (including The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) have been adapted into films (read…)

Faithful LiC reader/commenter Sartre correctly identified all but four of Tuesday’s Oscar nominees in the nine contest categories and he wins the Criterion DVD of his choice or another DVD in the same price category. His only misses: Invictus for Best Picture instead of District 9. Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) for Supporting Actress instead of (read…)

The Oscar nominations will be announced bright and early Tuesday morning (2/2/10) so that means it’s time for the annual LiC Pick the Nominees contest. Last year, LiC reader Pierre de Plume won himself a fantastic movie t-shirt from the fine folks at Muze. If memory serves, he chose the “Oh, stewardess. I speak jive” (read…)

Ok, this contest thing didn’t go as smoothly as I’d planned. In order to avoid confusion over multiple performances, the fine print of the original contest rules states that nominations for individuals have to specify a film. A number of entries came in that broke that rule. With no time to get everyone who did (read…)

The Oscar nominations are finally upon us…or they will be on Thursday the 22nd at whatever ungodly hour of the morning they decide to announce them. Among other things, that means it’s time for the Living in Cinema 2nd Annual ‘Name Those Nominees’ Contest. A year ago Nick Plowman was the smartest guy in town (read…)

Benicio Del Toro in Che Hey there LA area LiC readers. How’d you like to see the sold out Gala presentation of Steven Soderbergh’s Che at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood at 6pm on Saturday, November 1, 2008? I’ll make it easy on you. Send an email with “Che Ticket” in the subject line (read…)

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