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: 20 ‘The Book of Eli’ Chicago Passes With Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman
CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “The Book of Eli” with Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis!
“The Book of Eli” also stars Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Joe Pingue, Frances de la Tour, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits and Chris Browning from co-directors Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes. The film opens on Jan. 15, 2010.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Book of Eli” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
Image credit: Warner Bros.
Here is the “The Book of Eli” plot description:
In the not-too-distant future some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways and a seared Earth all around him are the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here and no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water or for nothing at all.
But they’re no match for this traveler.
A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace. If challenged, though, he will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It’s not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future. It’s a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive and continue.
Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman), who is the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie’s adopted daughter, Solara (Mila Kunis), is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather’s domain.
But neither will find it easy to deter him. Nothing and no one can stand in his way. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity.
Alcon Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production and a Hughes brothers film. The film stars two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington (“Training Day,” “Glory”), Gary Oldman (“The Dark Knight,” the “Harry Potter” films), Mila Kunis (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), Ray Stevenson (“Punisher: War Zone”), Jennifer Beals (Showtime’s “The L Word”), Frances de la Tour and Michael Gambon (both of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”).
“The Book of Eli” trailer 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 20 people randomly via e-mail for our “The Book of Eli” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!