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 Pairs of Passes to ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ With Tom Hanks
CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” starring Tom Hanks!
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” also stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow, Zoe Caldwell, Dennis Hearn, Paul Klementowicz, Julian Tepper, Caleb Reynolds, Stephen Henderson, Lorna Pruce and Hazelle Goodman from director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Billy Elliot”), producer Scott Rudin, writer Eric Roth based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.
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Here is the synopsis for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”:
Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell. He’s an inventive, 11-year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open.
A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.
As Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock – encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are survivors in their own way – he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, the mother who seems so far away from him and the whole noisy, dangerous and discombobulating world around him.
The movie trailer for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” can be watched now below.
To win your free advance-screening movie tickets, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:
What’s your Sept. 11, 2001 story?
This Hookup is simple! Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Hookup. Good luck!
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