"Kin" DC Contest

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Through the DC Black Film Festival, I've got 15 plus one tickets for "Kin". Participate in the contest below and you and a friend can see the advanced screening! Enter below, winners will be notified ASAP Wednesday morning of the screening.

KIN

 August 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm

AMC Mazza Gallerie

5300 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20015

Synopsis: 

Armed with a mysterious weapon, an ex-con and his adopted teenage brother go on the run from a vengeful criminal and a gang of otherworldly soldiers.

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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.

"I Feel Pretty" ATL Giveaway

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In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

I've got 25 admit 2's to see the film in Atlanta! Grab em while you can! 

Screening Info:

Location

Regal Atlantic Station 18 IMAX & RPX
261 19th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
404-347-9889

Date & Time

April 5, 2018
07:30 PM
Link to Tix: https://stxtickets.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/UGljdHVyZUxvY2tBVEw%3D

Use Redeem Code: PictureLockATL

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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.

"I Feel Pretty" DC Giveaway

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In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

I've got 25 admit 2's to see the film in DC! Grab em while you can! 

Screening Info:

April 5, 2018

7:30PM 

Regal Gallery Place 

Link to tickets: https://stxtickets.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/UGljdHVyZUxvY2tEQw%3D%3D

Use Redeem Code: PictureLockDC

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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.

"Alien Intrusion: Unmasking the Deception" Contest Giveaway

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Millions of people have seen UFOs and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities. The popular view is that these are advanced aliens visiting us from far away, but this compelling new documentary takes a deeper look at the events, the beliefs, the experts and the people who have shaped our views in the “otherworldly.” When one examines this phenomenon, one of the most disturbing but powerful affirmations of the spiritual realm, Christianity and the Bible becomes clearer. This documentary seeks to solve one of the most haunting and persistent mysteries of our time by addressing  UFO sightings in every country, things seen on radar, what happened at Roswell, alien abductions, government cover-ups, and even a “new” religion.

I've got 2 “admit-two” pairs of tickets (guaranteed seating) to the 7:00 PM showing at one of the below theaters. The first two people to say "I see aliens!" on the Facebook page get 'em!

Screening Info:

Date: Thursday, January 11

Time: 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 130 minutes

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/alien-intrusion

ALIEN INTRUSION: UNMASKING THE DECEPTION will be showing at the below DC area theaters:

AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 Regal Ballston Common Stadium

Regal Majestic Stadium 12

Regal Rockville Center Stadium

Regal Bowie Stadium 14

Regal Germantown Stadium 14

Regal Fredericksburg 14

Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16

Regal Fairfax Towne Center 10

 

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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.

"Only The Brave" Giveaway

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Not many people are willing to run into danger, these men were. I've got 40 admit 2's to see Only The Brave . As always, please arrive early as seats are first come first served.

Screening Details:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30pm

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Link to Passes: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/PLSOTB1017

ONLY THE BRAVE
Opens in theaters on Friday, October 20th              

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Cast: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly

Synopsis: It’s not what stands in front of you… it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation.  As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

Rating: PG-13

Website: www.onlythebrave-movie.com/

Facebook: Facebook.com/OnlyTheBraveMovie

Instagram: @OnlyTheBraveMovie

Official Hashtag: #OnlyTheBrave

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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.

"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.