"Wind River" Giveaway

This film has a lot of good buzz behind it. I'm definitely a fan of Elizabeth Olsen's indie work. I've got 30 admit 2's to see the film! As always, please arrive early as seats are first come first served.

SCREENING DETAILS:

Monday, August 7, 2017

7:30pm

Landmark E Street

Gofobo Code: http://www.gofobo.com/PLSWindRiver

 

WIND RIVER
Opens in DC theaters on Friday, August 11th                

 Director: Taylor Sheridan

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, James Jordan.

Synopsis: WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.

Rating: R

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WindRiverMov/

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"OKJA" Giveaway

Want to check out OKJA before it hits Netflix? Don't have Netflix and you want to check out one of their original films? I've got 25 admit 2's to see the movie. As always, seats are first come first served- so be sure to get there early to reserve your seat.

Screening Info:

Washington, DC

Thursday, June 22 - 7:00 PM

Landmark E Street

555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Link for passes: http://www.gofobo.com/PLSOKJA

OKJA

Begins streaming on Netflix: 6/28  

Rating: N/A 

Running time: 118 minutes

Director: Bong Joon Ho 

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, An Seo Hyun, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je Moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Woo Shik Choi with Giancarlo Esposito and Jake Gyllenhaal 

For 10 idyllic years, young MIJA (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO LUCY MIRANDO (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho ( Snowpiercer The Host ) begins with the gentlest of premises—the bond between man and animal—and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all. Okja is a Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production in association with Netflix.

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Resident Evil: Vendetta" Contest

I've got four admit 2's on behalf of Fathom Events, Park Circus and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA. The film will be in select theaters for one night only on Monday, June 19. There will be two screenings, one at 7pm and the other at 10pm at AMC Tysons. I have two admit two's per screening time. Enter the contest below to win!

RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA is the third installment in the massively popular CG animated film franchise, following Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012). This not-to-be-missed event includes an exclusive introduction from the cast and behind-the-scenes footage.

Derived from Capcom’s Resident Evil™, one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time (72 million + copies sold), RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA features the fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill). The film is produced by Marza Animation Planet (Space Pirate Captain Harlock), executive produced by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), written by Makoto Fukami (Psycho Pass), and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (Bushido Man).

Screening info:

Date: Monday, June 19

Where: AMC Tysons Corner 16

 7850e Tysons Corner Ctr MCLEAN VA 22102

Time: 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)

Rating: R

Run Time: 1 hours 55 minutes (approximate)

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Captain Underpants" Giveaway

It's a beloved book, and now it's a movie! I've got 25 admit 4's for Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming film, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE, which will open in theaters on Friday, June 2nd.  As always, seats are first-come, first served – so arrive early to ensure you get seats.  

DC Screening Details:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

10:00am

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Gofobo Link: http://www.gofobo.com/PictureLockUnderpants

Director: David Soren

Cast: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal

Synopsis: Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Rating: PG

Website: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/captain-underpants-the-first-epic-movie

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"The Boss Baby" Giveaway

 

This baby is taking charge! I've got 40 admit 2's to see the film. As always, remember to arrive early to the screening, as passes do not guarantee admittance. The screening is first come first served.

DC Screening Details:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00am

Regal Majestic

Link to passes: http://www.gofobo.com/PLSBBMaj

Director: Tom McGrath

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi

Synopsis: DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby.  He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby.  The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.  With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages. 

Rating: PG

Website: http://www.dreamworks.com/thebossbaby/

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"A Cure For Wellness" Giveaway

This movie looks strange, suspenseful and subtle in all the right ways! I've got 40 admit 2's to see the film. As always, remember to arrive early to the screening, as passes do not guarantee admittance. The screening is first come first served.

DC Screening Details:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

7:00pm

Regal Gallery Place

Link to Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/PictureLockCure

Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.

Rating: R

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Gold" Screening Giveaway

Oscar Winner, Matthew McConaughey is back in another transformative role as Kenny Wells in the new movie "Gold". I've got 40 admit 2's for Picture Lock fans. As always, remember to arrive early to the screening, as passes do not guarantee admittance. The screening is first come first served.

SCREENING DETAILS:

Monday, January 23, 2017

7:30pm

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Link to Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/PictureLockGold


Opens in theaters on Friday, January 27th         

 Director: Stephen Gaghan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach, Bruce Greenwood

Synopsis: GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.

Rating: R

Website: http://gold-film.com/

 

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Lion" Screening Giveaway

LION

Lion is getting rave reviews heading into this award season. I've got 30 admit 2's to see the film. Be sure to subscribe to Picture Lock's newsletter to get first notification on screening giveaways! Get passes here: http://www.gofobo.com/PLSLion

SCREENING DETAILS:

Monday, December 5, 2016

7:30pm

Landmark E Street


Opens in DC theaters on Friday, December 9th       

Director: Garth Davis

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham

Synopsis: Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rating: PG-13

 Website: https://www.facebook.com/LionMovie/

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Trolls" Screening Giveaway

I've got 20 admit 4's to see Trolls! If you had one as a kid, you may want to introduces your kids to Dreamworks newest film. As always, passes do not guarantee entry, so be sure to get their early.

Be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter below, so you can be the first to know about screenings in the DMV and all things Picture Lock! 

DC Screening Details:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

11:00am

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Link to Pass: http://www.gofobo.com/PictureTrolls

Director: Mike Mitchell

Co-Director: Walt Dohrn

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Quvenzhané Wallis, with John Cleese and Gwen Stefani

Synopsis: From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ TROLLS.  This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.

Rating: PG

Website: http://www.dreamworks.com/trolls/

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.

"Hands of Stone" Screening Giveaway

I've got 40 admit 2's to see Hands of Stone! If you haven't seen the ESPN 30 for 30 doc of this story, it's definitely worth checking out. It's also why I'm kind of excited to see how it comes together. Either way, you can judge for yourself with this pass. Get 'em while they're hot! As always, passes do not guarantee entry, so be sure to get their early.

Be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter below, so you can be the first to know about screenings in the DMV and all things Picture Lock! 

SCREENING DETAILS:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

7:30pm

Regal Gallery Place

Link to Passes http://www.gofobo.com/PictureHands

 

HANDS OF STONE


Opens in theaters on Friday, August 26th       

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Usher Raymond IV, Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro, Oscar Jaenada, Ana de Armas

Synopsis: HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)

Rating: R

Website: http://weinsteinco.com/films/hands-of-stone/

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.