Everyone’s excited for this adaptation of the titular early novel by Hunter S. Thompson as it marks both Johnny Depp’s return to the character and the great Bruce Robinson’s return to the director’s chair. We have 30 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of the film that’s being held on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm at the Ritz Five. Two steps to enter: simply “LIKE” our new Facebook page and then drop us an e-mail telling us you’ve done so (we’ll verify come deadline day). Deadline is Sunday, October 23 at noon, winners will be chosen at random, only one entry per household please (it’s only fair). There’s also a Rum Diary prize pack up for grabs, include your mailing address in your e-mail to enter.
I added the above Facebook stipulation to our usual contest guidelines in an effort to weed out the rabid free movie ticket vultures who send me entries from a half dozen e-mail accounts and are obviously not actual readers of the site. Cinedelphia hosts these contests to give back to our readership and the local film community as a whole, not to merely serve as another outlet for you to see a free movie. And yet today I’ve discovered that the vultures also have false Facebook accounts, a quick glance at their promotion-covered walls reveal their true intentions. And thus I’m amending the above rules to specify the following: simply “LIKE” our new Facebook page from your legitimate, non-vulture-like Facebook account and then drop us an e-mail telling us you’ve done so. I see this as a way of ensuring that the site’s regular and legitimately interested readers get what they deserve. You are greatly appreciated. xo eb