Giveaway

WINNER: Comment #130 was selected by Random.org.  The winner has been notified via email.

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Happy Friday Where It Is 60 Degrees in Pittsburgh in the Middle of February

That’s always a good Friday.

We should have a giveaway today, yes?

Yes.

I remember a time when I loved watching the Oscars because I would have seen almost all of the movies up for the major awards.  Braveheart. Dances With Wolves. Forrest Gump. Glitter.

What?

Anyway, I remember Bryan Adams singing on several Oscar telecasts back in the dark ages when I watched the Oscars by candlelight while ma churned the butter and pa shot stray vermin outside the cabin.

These days, with my DVR-attitude that I don’t watch commercials, I never even know what movies are released until they show up in the Red Box and then I’m all, “Hey. Lookit! There’s a new Thomas the Tank Engine movie!”

This year, there are ten nominees for best picture. I have seen … one.  I will give you three guesses as to which one it is. I’ll give you a hint. Ready? Mr. Tortilla Head.

Another hint: Big Giant Scary Dead-Eyed Baby Who Gives Me Nightmares

Seriously. That baby. Heebie Jeebie City, the capital of Bejeezus.

Whether or not you love seeing movies in theaters, I bet you love enjoying delicious food and cocktails while surrounded by a who’s who of Pittsburghers dressed in their finest at the Pittsburgh Film Office’s Oscar event, which supports the film office which brings awesome movies to Pittsburgh, which gives you and I opportunities to see Jake Gyllenhaal running through downtown Pittsburgh without his shirt on.

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Details!

Event Name: Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action!

When: Sunday, February 27 at 7:30PM

Location: Stage AE

Event Details: The Pittsburgh Film Office invites Pittsburgh residents, local crew and business owners alike to participate in the fun and learn more about the regional film industry. Come share in Oscar® night excitement as Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action! welcomes you with a red carpet arrival – and make sure to wear your finest if you want to win the best dressed award. The evening features a screening of the live telecast of the Oscars® on the big screen, and the premiere of the 11th annual “Pittsburgh Stars” video, which will be shown in 3D for the first time ever. Dress for Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action! is black-tie optional.

Ticket details: This giveaway is for two Gala Tickets, which includes two drink tickets per guest. A Gala ticket is $125, bringing the grand total of this giveaway to $250.  If you don’t win, you can purchase tickets here or call the Pittsburgh Film Office at 412-261-2744

I went last year and it is an awesome good time and a great way to rub elbows with the local film industry peeps.

To enter, leave a comment. One comment per valid email address, and so you have something to say, tell me the WORST movie you ever saw.

Mine? You might think I’d say Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, but I love that campy shit. No, the worst movie for me was easily The Object of my Affection. The only time ever I walked out of a theater because I was bored out of my mind.

Tell me yours and good luck! You have until Monday at 4:00 p.m. at which time Random.org will pick the winning comment number. If your comment goes to spam, no worries. I’ll fish them out periodically.





177 Comments


  1. Jen
    February 18, 2011 3:03 pm

    I have a lot of worst movies, but these stand out the most:

    Worst Comedy: Year One (the whole thing was terrible, but the Cain vs. Abel scene was the worst: painfully unfunny)

    Worst SciFi: Battlefield Earth (no explanations needed for this one)

    Worst Oscar-hyped Drama: Gangs of New York (great actors. great director. terrible movie)

    Worst Kevin Costner Drama: The Postman (yes, it’s worse than Waterworld)



  2. Butcher's Dog
    February 18, 2011 3:09 pm

    ‘Pears to me we have a list here of 100 reasons why people should stay at home and READ MORE BOOKS!!! (writes the retired English teacher).



  3. Barbara
    February 18, 2011 3:10 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of movies that I questioned if I in anyway got the value of the movie ticket. Probably the worst movie, though, was John Travolta’s Battleship Earth .. and I don’t think I knew that it was based on Hubbard’s book when I went into the movie. It was horrible in every single way.

    I’ve seen most of this year’s nominees. I haven’t seen The King’s Speech — maybe this weekend. So far, my absolute favorite is The Fighter.



  4. SpudMom
    February 18, 2011 3:12 pm

    @Jen #101 – I totally believe that The Postman sucked. I read the novel in college for a class on Apocalyptic Fiction and the book is depressing enough. The idea of Costner in it made me want to burn things. I never saw it but I believe you wholeheartedly.



  5. hello haha narf
    February 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    i am so not a fan of the wall. doesn’t help that i am not a floyd fan. still, can’t handle that movie.



  6. JennyMoon
    February 18, 2011 3:16 pm

    The Bounty Hunter w/Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. GROSS match up. Totally wrong. Turned it off after 30 minutes.



  7. Emilie
    February 18, 2011 3:18 pm

    Burn After Reading….I didn’t get it, I didn’t like it and I want my money and time back still to this day!



  8. Scott
    February 18, 2011 3:18 pm

    The Astronaut’s Wife. Stars both Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, so it can’t be all that bad. Right? It’s bad. Trust me.



  9. Karen S.
    February 18, 2011 3:29 pm

    Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood … or anything he does that has nothing to do with baseball.

    My husband’s least favorite is Cool World. He won’t leave a movie unless he hates it more than Cool World because he forced himself to sit through that in the theater.



  10. Gina
    February 18, 2011 3:44 pm

    The Bodyguard. Whitney didn’t even have the crack to blame back then. Or did she?



  11. Julie
    February 18, 2011 3:46 pm

    Flowers In The Attic. I was a rabid V.C. Andrews fan and even at the tender age of 17, I saw the amazing marketing potential of that series of books. Needless to say my dreams were crushed with that movie. Not only did they leave out half the book, they made sure there would be no sequel. Horrid, horrid movie. The only time I ever wanted my money back at the end of a movie!



  12. lovesthenorthside
    February 18, 2011 3:53 pm

    hellboy 2



  13. Bob
    February 18, 2011 3:54 pm

    Mother, Juggs and Speed



  14. Shelly
    February 18, 2011 3:55 pm

    I know everyone is going to disagree with me, but I hated Castaway. He talked to a ball? I just kept thinking- can we get him off the island already. But the all time worst movie but it’s so bad it’s funny movie- is Showgirls.



  15. C.C.
    February 18, 2011 3:57 pm

    I might get a lot of flack for this but…The Big Lebowski. I just hated it. Plain and simple.



  16. Liz
    February 18, 2011 4:10 pm

    Hope Floats – could not watch to entire movie!!!!!



  17. Hug Us
    February 18, 2011 4:13 pm

    The Disney movie, Ponyo. TERRIBLE!



  18. Bucfaninva
    February 18, 2011 4:16 pm

    Night at the Roxbury. Only movie I’ve walked out on.



  19. Karen
    February 18, 2011 4:26 pm

    The only movie I’ve ever walked out of was Mad Max with Mel Gibson. (I think I remember Tina Turner was in it, too?) Anyway, just another reason why the man who took me to see it is no longer my husband. :-)



  20. Terri
    February 18, 2011 4:30 pm

    Hours with Nicole kidman



  21. Lauren
    February 18, 2011 4:31 pm

    All three of The Matrix movies……



  22. Heather
    February 18, 2011 4:35 pm

    No Drums, No Bugles (http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9404E2DA173DE53ABC4C51DFB4668389669EDE)

    When I was a child my father accidentally rented this movie, not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES because he kept forgetting how horrible it was, and that we’d already attempted to watch it. At that point we stopped letting him rent videos unaccompanied.



  23. SpudMom
    February 18, 2011 4:47 pm

    @Hug Us – Ponyo wasn’t a Disney film. It was a movie by a Japanese animator named Hayao Miyazaki. Disney just licensed the rights to dub them in English and release them here. Miyazaki has made a lot of movies and he’s very well respected for what he does. You have to go into it knowing that his movies have a more Japanese bent to them and that the culture is very different from ours.

    Ponyo was based on Hans Christian Andersons “The Little Mermaid.”



  24. geeves
    February 18, 2011 5:08 pm

    Van Helsing – walked out after the movie in some sort of fog not knowing what I just watched. What a terrible waste of 2 hours.



  25. Georgia
    February 18, 2011 5:18 pm

    Worst movie – Ghosts of Girlfriends Past



  26. TJ
    February 18, 2011 5:19 pm

    Worst Movie – Vantage Point



  27. Andrea
    February 18, 2011 5:20 pm

    Just Visiting, with Christina Applegate, Tara Reed and a time traveling knight. So, so, so bad.



  28. Julia
    February 18, 2011 5:26 pm

    Heath Ledger fans don’t hate me, but the worst movie that comes to mind in recent history is The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Just awful, and confusing, and boring.



  29. Lauren H
    February 18, 2011 5:48 pm

    The Blair Witch Project – we went opening weekend and were in the front row of a packed theater. About halfway through everything became hilarious to our group, and we giggled at very inappropriate (a.k.a. suspenseful) times!



  30. Biggest Fan
    February 18, 2011 6:22 pm

    All the Jason Statham movies (except Snatch) are tied for the worst movie.



  31. lipreadergalore
    February 18, 2011 6:41 pm

    Chuck & Buck. Oh so awful.

    I couldn’t remember if it was Buck & Chuck or the other way around, so I just asked my husband, who was the victim of my choice (and won’t ever let me live it down). When I asked him, “What was that worst movie we ever saw?” he knew right away which one I was referring to. So there you go.

    The party sounds fun, but I don’t know if the screen will have captions, so if my number comes up, give it to someone else.



  32. StacyfrPgh
    February 18, 2011 6:48 pm

    It was some Rolling Stones movie of a concert of theirs. Sounds pretty good, but wow, was it boring. Years later saw them at PNC Park. Live.



  33. Jagoff
    February 18, 2011 7:04 pm

    Thankskilling. I saw it three times.



  34. J
    February 18, 2011 7:06 pm

    Space Cowboys. I fell asleep watching it in the theater (and why would I even pay to see that?!?).



  35. stephanie
    February 18, 2011 7:28 pm

    house of sand and fog.

    absolutely horrible.



  36. Jenny
    February 18, 2011 8:19 pm

    Any movie starring Diane Keaton.



  37. Moxie Bestos
    February 18, 2011 9:06 pm

    My hubby says to write Boxing Helena.



  38. Jennifer
    February 18, 2011 9:08 pm

    Erasure with The Governator. :)



  39. It's Time!
    February 18, 2011 9:25 pm

    Worst I’ve seen — must qualify because I usually read four or five reviews to prevent loss of time — so worst I happen to have seen is The Count of Monte Christo.

    And just to prove there’s no accounting for taste — someone else’s worst — “Brazil” — is on my Top 10 of All Time.



  40. Lisa F
    February 18, 2011 9:49 pm

    The Hours. Ugh , I lost two hours of my life watching that !!



  41. Steve F
    February 18, 2011 9:53 pm

    Burlesque.



  42. Joe Wos
    February 18, 2011 11:01 pm

    Sextette, starring an aged Mae West and her newlywed husband a young timothy dalton! Its horrible! Alice Cooper sings in a white tux at a glass piano, everyone sings beatles songs, except for Ringo Starr, even these producers knew better.
    Its a horrible horrible film. I love it.



  43. LeeInIrwin
    February 19, 2011 12:14 am

    I know it’s all artsy-fartsy with hidden meanings and convoluted imagery, but I hated Eraserhead even more than I couldn’t understand it…..



  44. Bitter
    February 19, 2011 1:33 am

    Hmmm… The Cable Guy



  45. Allie K.
    February 19, 2011 1:50 am

    Pi.
    Although I did laugh my way through Twilight. The overacting and dramatism is flat out horrendous.



  46. Molly
    February 19, 2011 2:23 am

    “Glitter.” ‘Nuff said. :D



  47. J Lo
    February 19, 2011 2:33 am

    MAID IN MANHATTAN.



  48. Carly
    February 19, 2011 2:52 am

    One word. Gerry.



  49. heidi
    February 19, 2011 9:27 am

    First movie date with my now husband – Raising Cain. Married him anyway.