HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 35 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘The Rum Diary’ With Johnny Depp

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CHICAGO – In our latest adventure/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 35 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “The Rum Diary” starring Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi and Aaron Eckhart!

“The Rum Diary,” which is based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson about journalist Paul Kemp, also stars Richard Jenkins, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Amaury Nolasco, Marshall Bell, Bill Smitrovich, Julian Holloway, Bruno Irizarry, Enzo Cilenti, Aaron Lustig, Tisuby González and Natalia Rivera from writer and director Bruce Robinson. The film opens on Oct. 28, 2011.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Rum Diary” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi and Aaron Eckhart
The movie poster for “The Rum Diary” with Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi and Aaron Eckhart.
Image credit: FilmDistrict

Here is the plot description for “The Rum Diary”:

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, which is run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins).

Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard). She’s the wildly attractive, Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson – a businessman involved in shady property development deals – is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy.

When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit or use them to take the bastards down.

The movie trailer for “The Rum Diary” can be watched now below.

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What kinds of journalists can be and cannot be trusted?

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Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since advance screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before the screening’s scheduled start time. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


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Nick's picture

Any journalist in England.

Any journalist in England. they are always looking for a story and do not care who it hurts or sometimes even if it is true. The people of that country thrive on gossip and other people’s lives. if there is a sex scandal with someone famous you can become famous yourself for being the person to first write about. No one is safe from the writers in England.

Anonymous's picture

Tix, please!

moviefan508's picture

The Trusting of Journalists

I certainly think that entertainment journalists are trustworthy because they are usually passionate about what they cover. Since they write what they believe, their opinions seem to come from a place of sincerity. Those that can’t be trusted are those who have an axe to grind and have a bias without the ability to see both sides of a situation. Just my opinion!

chumpy's picture

What kinds of journalists can be and cannot be trusted?

Journalist who write for “The Sun” or those celebrity scandal magazines you see in the grocery checkout stands.

rweisskopf's picture


Mainstream or blog, no one can be trusted past their corporate or personal bias. Read it all and make up your own mind.

rowho500's picture


I believe online entertainment bloggers can be trustworthy, while tabloid journalists are not very trustworthy at all.

ed's picture


a lot of political journalists can’t be trusted

erika's picture

What Kinds....Trusted?

I think journalists who write about religion can be trusted.

mce's picture

What kinds of journalists can be and cannot be trusted?

A good journalist puts reporting the truth at the forefront of intent. The rest goes without saying.

Anonymous's picture

No one can be trusted

No one can be trusted completely because anyone is capable of anything.

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