A follow-up to Spanish enfant terrible Pedro Almodóvar's 2006 arthouse sensation Volver, Broken Embraces finds the filmmaker re-teaming with actress Penélope Cruz and working on a canvas much broader than those of his previous outings, in terms of genres covered, narrative scope, and duration. Writes Keith Phipps in the AV Club: "Welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that’s become Almodóvar’s trademark since his mid-’90s reinvention. And now thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and GreenCine, we're having a Broken Embraces DVDgiveaway!

One (1) lucky winner will be given a copy of Broken Embraces on DVD.

Blog entry 03/16/2010 - 12:50pm

image002.jpgGreenberg (Ben Stiller) is at a crossroads in his life. Out of a job and none too interested in finding one, he agrees to housesit for his younger and more successful brother, thereby getting a free place to stay in LA. Once settled in, Greenberg sets out to reconnect with his old friend and former bandmate Ivan (Rhys Ifans). But times have changed, and old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, so Greenberg finds
himself spending more and more time instead with his brother's personal assistant Florence (Greta Gerwig), an aspiring singer and herself something of a lost soul. Greenberg is the new film by Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), and it opens March 19 in NYC and LA/March 26 nationally.  And now, thanks to GreenCine and Focus Features, you can win our new Greenberg contest.

Blog entry 03/12/2010 - 11:56am

Now in its 28th year, GreenCine is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema. To kick off this first week of events, GreenCine and The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) are offering 10 lucky winners tickets to What We Talk About When We, a short film series taking place Sunday, March 14th at the Landmark Clay Theater in San Francisco.

In this series, "four of the most talented contemporary filmmakers in Asia, and the world— Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jia Zhang-ke, Hong Sang-soo and Tsai Ming-liang—share their unique visions of love and remembrance."

Blog entry 03/05/2010 - 3:59pm

Rick Jacobson's Bitch Slap, which is out on DVD March 2nd [official site], follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer, and a corporate power broker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected ... themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human. And now GreenCine andFox Home Entertainment are pleased to present you with a Bitch Slap contest.

Blog entry 03/01/2010 - 1:13pm

Terribly HappyThis Friday, February 5, Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Danish filmmaker Henrik Ruben Genz's Terribly Happy in New York, with more dates to follow in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver and more. An intense fable reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple and No Country for Old Men, Terribly Happy displays a unique, often macabre vision of the darkest depths to which people will go to achieve a sense of security and belonging. GreenCine Daily has 5 pairs of tickets to give away to see Terribly Happy at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. Click below for more on how you New Yorkers can enter to win!

Blog entry 02/01/2010 - 1:31pm

 Me and Orson WellesRichard Linklater’s 

new coming of age feature set in 1937 stars Disney teen throb Zac Efron, star of High School Musical, who stretches himself as an actor playing the young aspiring actor Richard who lands a job with Orson Welles (played expertly by newcomer Christian McKay) and his legendary Mercury Theatre Company. The whirlwind experience of working with the boy genius and appearing in Welles’ soon-to-be groundbreaking production of Julius Caesar as Lucillus sets his life on a new course. In that same week, he also finds romance with older woman Sonja (Claire Danes). The film is "A really satisfying backstage drama, this is an exhilarating tour around a man whose talent was almost as big as his ego. " wrote Kim Newman in Empire Magazine. It's "a movie of great spirit and considerable charm," addsDavid Denby

And now thanks to Freestyle Releasing and GreenCine, you can be one of Four (4) lucky winners of the excellent book Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow, upon which the film is based, in our new contest!

Blog entry 12/11/2009 - 11:27am

9contest.jpg In The Men Who Stare at Goats, a comedic look at real life events that are almost too bizarre to believe, a reporter (Ewan McGregor) discovers a top-secret wing of the U.S. military when he accompanies an enigmatic Special Forces operator (Academy Award-winner George Clooney) on a mind-boggling mission. The film's outstanding cast also includes: Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Stephen Lang and Rebecca Mader. Men Who Stare at Goats, which opens November 6, is directed by Academy Award-nominated Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck) from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People) based on the book by Jon Ronson. And now, thanks to GreenCine and Focus Features, you can win our new Men Who Stare at Goats contest.

 One (1) very lucky winner will receive a copy of The Men Who Stare at Goats book and a movie T-Shirt.

Blog entry 10/26/2009 - 8:41am

9contest.jpg An action-packed adventure, director Shane Acker’s animated fantasy epic 9 is the feature-length expansion of his Academy Award-nominated 2004 short film of the same name. The screenplay is by Pamela Pettler (Monster House); and directors Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) are among the feature version’s producers. 9 is set in the too-near future, after an apocalypse. The stellar voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau. It opens Wednesday, 9-9-09 (of course). And now, thanks to GreenCine and Focus Features, you can win our new 9 contest.

 Five (5) winners will receive the 9 prize bundle, including the official movie soundtrack CD, book, mini-poster and trading cards (featuring all characters). Click link below for details on entering.

Blog entry 09/04/2009 - 12:28pm

takingwoodstock_poster.jpg Taking Woodstock is the new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee. Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, the comedy stars Demetri Martin as Elliot, who inadvertently played a role in making 1969’s Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Featuring a standout ensemble cast, and songs from a score of ‘60s musical icons including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Country Joe and the Fish – plus a new recording of “Freedom” from Richie Havens – Taking Woodstock is a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible. And now, thanks to GreenCine and Focus Features, you can win our new Woodstock contest.

 Five (5) winners will receive the official movie soundtrack CD, which is not surprisingly excellent, a t-shirt, and air freshener!

Click below for details on entering.

Blog entry 08/24/2009 - 1:16pm

Thirst_poster.jpg Acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy; Lady Vengeance) returns with his highly anticipated vampire film Thirst, an official selection at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Song Kang Ho plays a respected priest who turns into a vampire after a medical experiment gone wrong. His newfound thirst for blood and deadly attraction for his best friend's wife (Kim Ok-bin) drives him down a road of lust and depravity. For the Thirst soundtrack -- the score draws from Bach's Cantata BWV 82a Ich Habe Genug and original compositions, as well as 1930s and 40s Korean music--Park Chan Wook teams up again with music director Jo Young-wook, who also provided the music for many of Park's other films.

And now, thanks to GreenCine and Focus Features, you can win the film's soundtrack CD and poster in our Thirst-y new contest.

Click below for all the details on how to enter and win.

Blog entry 07/30/2009 - 11:47am

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