Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to Cannes Selection ‘Looking for Eric’
CHICAGO – In our latest comedy/sports edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Looking for Eric”! It’s a soccer comedy that was an official selection at 2009’s Cannes Film Festival and our very own Chicago International Film Festival.
The film from director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty features Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Cole Williams, Dylan Williams, Matthew McNulty and Laura Ainsworth.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Looking for Eric” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
Image credit: IFC Films
Here is the plot description for “Looking for Eric”:
Eric, the postman, is slipping through his own fingers. His chaotic family, his wild stepsons and the cement mixer in the front garden don’t help, but it is Eric’s own secret that drives him to the brink. Can he face Lily: the woman he once loved 30 years ago? Despite outrageous efforts and misplaced goodwill from his football fan mates, Eric continues to sink.
In desperate times, it takes a spliff and a special friend from foreign parts to challenge a lost postman to make that journey into the most perilous territory of all: the past. As the Chinese and one Frenchman say: “He who is afraid to throw the dice will never throw a six.”
The trailer for “Looking for Eric” can be watched now below.
To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:
Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 people randomly via e-mail for our “Looking for Eric” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!