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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?


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.


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.



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 will pick the winning comment number. If your comment goes to spam, no worries. I’ll fish them out periodically.


  1. Becca
    February 19, 2011 9:27 am

    The worst movie I’ve ever seen was definitely From Justin for Kelly or whatever it’s called…(the movie with Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini from American Idol

  2. Amy
    February 19, 2011 9:48 am

    I have a tie for more recently released flicks:

    The Last Airbender
    Transformers 2

  3. James
    February 19, 2011 10:00 am

    The Happening with mark wahlberg, I wanted to die.

  4. Jennifer Fezza
    February 19, 2011 10:01 am

    I would have to say ‘DEER HUNTER’ really long, but I have seen Way more fantastic films than terrible flix. We would LOVE the chance to come to Lights Glamour Action on Feb.27! We worked on almost every film shot in Pgh in 2010! Thank you for the chance to win tickets!

  5. Mike
    February 19, 2011 12:02 pm

    I’m sure I’ve seen worse, but the one movie that always comes to my head when people ask me this question is “Mars Attacks.”

  6. Pittsburgh Tom
    February 19, 2011 12:17 pm

    Off the top of my head, worst movie I’ve sat all the way through I’d say would be “Date Movie”. Just recreating movie cliches don’t necessarily make it funny.
    Most movie seen in the theatre would be “Alex and Emma”. My then-girlfriend actually apologized for dragging me to that movie. And she never apologized for anything.

  7. Bobby
    February 19, 2011 12:22 pm

    Gone with the Wind….

  8. George
    February 19, 2011 2:04 pm

    Starship troppers

  9. maybe not
    February 19, 2011 3:13 pm

    Deep Impact

  10. eileen
    February 19, 2011 3:37 pm

    Talladega Nights or any other movie that guy (I can’t remember his name!) stars in. Always same movie, different setting.

  11. Nicole T.
    February 19, 2011 4:09 pm

    I’d have to say the worst movie ever would be S.I.C.K. Supposed to be scary movies and all it has is scene shots of deer.

  12. Jennifer Carota
    February 19, 2011 11:28 pm

    The Pumaman…don’t ask, don’t judge, just learn from me :) It’s so bad it’s not even laughable!

  13. Allison
    February 20, 2011 8:28 am

    The Crying Game – simply the worst!

  14. Becky
    February 20, 2011 9:43 am

    I was appalled by Sex and the City 2. It was the whole “can’t stop staring at a car accident” thing — I wanted to turn it off, but just couldn’t!

  15. beaner
    February 20, 2011 10:00 am

    The movie that came after Borat…. I can’t remember the name but it was ugh raunchy & not funny at all (and I liked Borat)

  16. Beth
    February 20, 2011 2:49 pm

    Paranormal Activity 2. God awful. I will never get that 2 hrs back :(

  17. all5boys
    February 20, 2011 5:43 pm

    Stuck on a plane once and had the only movie option was Lake Placid…absolutely awful!

  18. blackandgoldchick
    February 20, 2011 7:12 pm

    Lord of the Rings. All three of them. Oh yeah, I said it.

  19. Rachel
    February 20, 2011 8:56 pm

    A History of Violence

  20. Jordan
    February 20, 2011 10:15 pm

    Worst movie ever — Dodgeball. I actually left the theater

  21. Lauren
    February 21, 2011 11:05 am

    (Please omit me from the contest)

    Transformers (the first one) was the worst movie ever. I actually laughed out loud when Bumblebee died. And this is from someone who loved the cartoon. Just horrendous.

    Honorable mention goes to the Grinch with Jim Carrey. The cartoon is so good and I had such high hopes and I slept through 3/4 of it.

  22. CarolineFB
    February 21, 2011 12:40 pm

    The Three Amigos. I think I lasted about 15 minutes.

  23. Carrie
    February 21, 2011 1:05 pm

    FRED on Nickelodeon. So annoying and pure torture!

  24. red pen mama
    February 21, 2011 2:46 pm

    Aside from the “concert” footage, Purple Rain sucks.

    Walked out of Father of the Bride, so it’s the worst movie I’ve never seen.

    The Cat in the Hat movie (Mike Meyers) was awful. Insulting to Dr. Seuss’s memory, so I’ll nominate it for the absolute worst.

  25. Rachel
    February 21, 2011 3:42 pm

    Blair Witch 2.
    What was this movie even about? Did it have a plot?
    I started watching it with a group, and I was the only person left in the room for the credits.

    Rumor has it they are planning to film Blair Witch 3. Ugh.

  26. Shannon
    February 21, 2011 4:00 pm

    A tie. Between Meet Joe Black & SoulPlane. The only 2 movies I have ever walked out on.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. pghredhead
    February 21, 2011 4:35 pm

    Godzilla. The one with Matthew Broderick. My friends and I actually fell asleep during the movie and woke up halfway through. We walked out of Godzilla and then walked into the movie playing in the theater next to it, which had just started — Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. We only lasted 10 minutes and left!