"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.

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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.

"The Killing Joke" Contest Giveaway

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Comics invite you to a premiere event when Batman: The Killing Joke comes to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Monday, July 25. I have 5 “admit-two” pairs of tickets (guaranteed seating) to the 10:00 PM showing at Regal Ballston Common!  Just enter the contest below. Winners will be notified Saturday July 23rd. (Names will be below as well.)

Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.

Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

Be among the first in the world to see the epic, #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel come alive on the big screen!

Screening Details:

Date: Monday, July 25

Time: 10:00 p.m. 

Where: Regal Ballston Common

Rating: R

Run Time: 1 hour 35 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.

"Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates" Screening Giveaway

Mike and Dave need wedding dates, and I want you to see them attempt to get them! I've got 50 admit 2 passes to see the film! Be sure to like Picture Lock on Facebook  and subscribe to the newsletter below be the first to know about screening giveaways! As always, remember to arrive early as passes do not guarantee admittance.

DC Screening Details:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7:30pm

Regal Majestic

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

SYNOPSIS:

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

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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.

"Dirty Grandpa" Screening Giveaway

Want to see Robert De Niro and Zac Efron take a road trip to Daytona Beach in the upcoming film Dirty Grandpa? I've got 50 admit 2's. As Always, please arrive early as passes do not guarantee admission. Here's the details:

DIRTY GRANDPA

Tuesday, January 5

7:30pm

Regal Gallery Place

Screening Link:

http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/PLS1  

Dirty Grandpa

In Theaters January 22

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, "dirty" Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

This outlandish comedy also stars Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney and Adam Pally.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney

Directed by: Dan Mazer        

Written by: John Phillips                              

Produced by: Barry Josephson, Bill Block, Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett

#YouDontKnowDick 

This film is rated 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.