Friday, December 17, 2010

Tron Legacy


GREETINGS PROGRAM!

Full Disclosure: I've been waiting for this movie ever since the first rumours of Tron 2.0 started buzz back in 1999.

I've been trying to work out how to review Tron Legacy since the first time I saw it (I've seen it twice now, with a third and possible fouth viewing planned). Every time I start to write, my brain shuts down. I've written the "Full Disclosure" line above at least seven times already. So here goes - attempt number eight. Tron Legacy blew my freaking mind.

Straight review stuff out of the way; Visuals: Freaking awesome. Soundtrack: Brilliant (but again, I'm biased; I've been a Daft Punk fan ever since "Da Funk" came out in 1995). Story: Better than other reviews will tell you (Watch it with a fan's eyes. There's a hell of a lot of depth and foreshadowing). So yeah, I loved it.

Joseph Kosinski (with guidance from Steven Lisberger) has taken up Kevin Flynn's mantle and created a seriously fascinating world for his movie to inhabit. The backstory to Tron Legacy, revealed in the Flynn Lives ARG, Tron Evolution game and Tron Betrayal comic, had me sucked in before the first frame hit the screen, and Legacy was the knockout punch. The creation of a new Grid (Legacy takes place in a different System than Lisberger's Tron), Flynn's research into the human condition, and the discovery of the ISO's; this is a world I could get lost in. Kosinski has given himself (and writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz) a seriously cool sandbox to play in.

This could have just been another CGI feature. A lot of people probably expected it. Instead, Kosinski decided to go with mostly in-camera, practical effects rather than CGI overload. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Pixar, and I’m the biggest booster I know for the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but this movie looks freaking awesome. The colours (or lack thereof – most of the movie is black, with highlights of blue or orange) pop right off the screen. I’ve already seen photos of half a dozen seriously good Quorra cosplayers floating around the interwebs; I can’t wait to see all of the Flynns, Clus, Rinzlers and Sams at San Diego Comic Con next year.

Screw possible fourth screening; I’m going to see this a whole bunch of times. This is my new favourite movie. Bring on the sequels.

-End Of Line-

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Win Devil preview screening double passes!


Chaotic Geek critters in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, can be the first in the country to see DEVIL in cinemas!


Universal Pictures is giving away 125 double passes to check out the film before it is released on December 2nd.

For your chance to win, just SMS 0458 677 787 and send the correct codeword based on your state:

QLD: Elevator
NSW: Devil
VIC: Horror
SA: Night
WA: Thriller

Lucky winners will receive the details for their screening and the confirmation of their double pass back via SMS.

Competition closes Friday the 26th of November at 9am, so get in quick! Entrants must be 15yrs old, or older, to enter.

Screening Dates:
QLD: Monday the 29th of November
NSW: Thursday the 25th of November
VIC: Monday the 29th of November
SA: Monday the 29th of November
WA: Monday the 29th of November

* NSW CGers, please note that your screening occurs tonight!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skyline review

Thanks to the gang at Hopscotch, eight of the Chaotic Geek gang went to the movies at Greensborough last Friday night to see Skyline, the new alien invasion movie from The Brothers Strause (Colin and Greg Strause), the effects wizards behind Hydraulx.

Skyline has been getting a lot of bad reviews. I believe that these are completely undeserved. Was the plot complex? No. Was the acting Oscar-worthy? Not by a long shot. Was it a fun movie where aliens destroyed buildings and ate the stupid humans within? Hells Yeah.

Bad stuff out of the way first. The plot was like something out of a 50’s matinee. Aliens come to earth, destroy the place. Group of humans, who are currently bunkered down in relative safety, decide that they have to leave safety for something questionably more safe. Aliens eat most of the group. I was especially frustrated by one scene where the lead couple, Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and Elaine (Scottie Thompson), are on the run from a beast which is climbing the building they’re in. Given the choice of up to the roof (where the outer-space juggernaut is heading, and has no escape route) and down (opposite direction to said juggernaut and vastly more options for escape), guess which way they head? Two guesses, and first one doesn’t count.

The acting was also pretty average. Most of the cast was infinitely forgettable. It’s always a telling point when you can’t remember the names of any characters (I had to look up Elaine on IMDB). There were two actors I recognised in Skyline; Donald Faison (Terry; you’ll know him as Turk a.k.a. Turkleton from Scrubs), and David Zayas (Oliver, the building manager; You’ll know him as Angel from Dexter, among other roles). Both gave acceptable performances; Zayas was a little disappointing, but only because of the dialogue he was given. If it were delivered by a less-likable actor, it would have been teeth-grindingly painful.

Good Stuff. Aliens invade and large chunks of the human population get dragged up into the sky and having stuff done to them. Exactly what is being done is pretty interesting, and I won’t give it away here. A bit of a plot develops in the last act of the film, which leave it on an interesting note, but really it’s all about the monsters.

Once it all goes down, every couple of minutes we’re given a new set piece to show off some ugly alien beast. There are a few different varieties of alien in Skyline, and within the different species, there are individual differences. Watching them stomp, grab, tentacle-sucker and eat the humans in as many ways as possible is always fun, especially when the humans act 50’s horror movie stupid. Some of the deaths are surprising, some glaringly obvious. None of it is important though; we just want to see giant CGI beasties chewing on them.

The CGI is good. Very good. Hydralux have quite a pedigree for CGI, having been the effects team behind such movies as Rise Of The Silver Surfer, Iron Man 2, AVPR, The Incredible Hulk, Aeon Flux, and Constantine (among others, check them out on IMDb for some serious sci-fi reminiscing). Skyline didn’t disappoint on this front. It was convincing, and it was creepy, and it was violent.

Basically, the Brothers Strause have made the Hydraulx show reel in to the highest grossing show reel ever. Go see it, but don’t expect high art; it’s a monster fest right from go.

-Chris

Friday, October 29, 2010

Skyline


Synopsis:
In the city of Los Angeles, after a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an other-worldly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

Skyline is a sci-fi thriller, made as a completely in-house production by the Brothers Strause, whose company, Hydraulx, created the visual effects for films including Avatar, X-Men-3, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 300.


Colin and Greg Strause, collectively known as the Brothers Strause, have been excelling in the world of visual effects since their teens. They began their careers crafting VFX for music videos and commercials and went on to created their firm, Hydraulx, as a full-service VFX house.

In 2009 a discussion grew over lunch with friends and co-workers about the sort of production the team could produce if it was created entirely in-house.

Liam O'Donnell, a frequent writer of the Brothers Strause music videos and commercials, said: "We were trying to figure out what we could do with our own cameras and other equipment, and we had just shot a music video with longtime animation supervisor of Hydraulx, Joshua Cordes, at Hydraulx studio. The brothers own all these great spaces, and we had these awesome cameras and wondered what we could do to take advantage of that. We realised Greg had this amazing view of the city, and our story quickly became the end of the world outside of his window."


It turned out that Joshua had written a horror screenplay which he shared with his longtime collaborators. Explains Cordes: "While I was writing that script, I gave it to Liam to get his thoughts. Then he started giving me his scripts, and we began a working relationship. When the brothers suggested doing something internally, Liam approached me about joining forces and tackling this project."

Director Colin Strause explained: "It's a visually powerful epic alien-abduction movie with a great character story and heart. The premise is mass abduction on a global scale. For example, most people driving on a freeway who see an accident would look at the wreck. If some entity used these instinctual weaknesses against us, then it would wipe us out instantly. The event makes everyone equal. Everything flatlines at that point, and they are trying to survive what could be the end of the Earth."


Greg Strause added: "One of the reasons we embarked upon Skyline was that in this day and age, movie budgets have become enormous. At the same time, movie studios have generally been cutting down the number of films they make. We were just at the boiling point. We said, ‘We're going to shoot a movie ourselves.' Skyline has gone from concept to release date in less than a year."

To prove that Skyline could be done on the budget and with the schedule they imagined, the production team put a teaser trailer together in a one-day shoot and acquired the necessary financing for a full film (and international presales) at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010. Explains Greg Strause: "We told our investors, ‘Well here you go! That was a one-day shoot, so check out this teaser.' Everyone was sold and believed we could do it."


For more Skyline discussion, head to our forum!



Check out the official site for further Skyline niftiness: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/skyline-movie

Skyline opens in cinemas in Australia on November 11th, in the UK & US on November 12th, and in New Zealand on December 2nd.

~ Rogue

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tron Night - 2010-10-28


A group of Chaotic Geek critters ventured forth to see the awesome that was TRON NIGHT at an IMAX screening in Melbourne, Australia. We rambled on about all sorts of geekery and were the noisy kids in the cinema... until the Disney representative approached the podium. All hail the Disney rep, for she shall grant us the screening of WIN we crave :D

We listened as she spoke and applauded her at the end, then fell silent as the events began. What followed was gorgeous to view and stunning to hear! If you'd like the spoiler filled version of events you can read more on the forum, here :)

Afterwards ten of us talked like naturally hyper bunnies on a sugar-induced high, and we all agreed that December cannot come quickly enough for any of us!

Tron: Legacy is going to rock!!!

Now I'm just waiting to see how many Quorra's we see at Halloween ;)
~ Rogue

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ChaoticCon: Tron Legacy



Tron: Legacy is the 2010 big screen must see for proud geeks everywhere!

Tron: Legacy is a 3D action-packed adventure set in a digital world. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn's Arcade that could have only come from his father he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning digital universe -- created by Kevin himself -- which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vechiles, weapons, and landscapes and a ruthless villian who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D and scored by Grammy Award winning electronic music duo Daft Punk.

Chaotic Geek invites you to join us on December 16th to enjoy Tron: Legacy in a cinema filled with exquisitely comfy seats, perfect viewing angles, and top quality digital equipment, so strap on your 3D glasses, and get your geek groove on for the movie of the year!

Chaotic Geek presents...

Tron: Legacy

Thursday, December 16th
Screening at Hoyts Cinemas
Melbourne Central Director’s Suite
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This will be a deluxe event featuring not only the awesomeness of Tron: Legacy in 3D digital glory on the big screen, but also includes the following Chaotic Geek exclusives for every attendee!

  • Movie screening in Director’s Suite luxury cinema

  • Access to exclusive lounge area

  • Commemorative event ticket

  • Limited Edition Tron: Legacy film cell display

  • Swag Bag

  • Chance to score even more goodies on the night through further giveaways!

  • First option on tickets to the next Chaotic Geek event

  • After Party at Rockstar Bowling

  • Seats are incredibly limited, and tickets will only be secured on receipt of payment. Tickets are $40 and payment can be made via direct deposit. Please head to the forum and contact xombiekitty via PM for further details.




    Feel free to use the hashtag #ChaoticCon when discussing the event on twitter, and a big thank you to Cybertron Ax for the original hashtag idea!


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    Please Note: We reserve the right to refuse entry to this event to anyone, for any reason. Behaviour unbecoming to an exclusive event of this sort will result in those responsible being ejected from the event. Refunds will not be issued in such circumstances. Purchase of any tickets is agreement to these conditions.

    TRON & BSG watches!

    Over on Tokyoflash is an ongoing worldwide competition for people to submit watch designs. When people submit designs the public can rate them, mark yes or no to show their interest in buying the piece, and leave comments if they choose.

    Now for those that don't know Tokyoflash, they sell wearable art... in other words, awesomely funky watches! Their pieces are limited release, so you have to be on the ball to buy the right piece for you.

    Two designs have been submitted by a UK fellow by the name of Scott. I don't know him, but boy do I absolutely love the designs!!!

    I thought I'd share them with you guys, & of course, if you want to head over to the pages and vote for them, maybe we can all buy them one day!!!

    Vote for, & read more about, the TRON inspired watch after you ohh & ahh at these piccies! The face design is based on the identity disc design, while the choice of red, yellow, and blue for the lightup display is based on the original lightcycle colours.





    Then vote for, & read more about, the BSG inspired watch after checking out these pics :D It's industrial metal look with red scan visual won't display the time, instead a vocoded voice tells you the time.


    I soooooo want these!!!
    ~ Rogue

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    The Last Airbender


    I'll preface this review by admitting that I've never seen a single frame of animation from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

    The Last Airbender wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen (That honour goes to Peeping Tom. Only reason I didn't walk out was that I was of the opinion that it has GOT to get better... but it never did). That said, it's still a long way from good.

    The good stuff: The effects were really good. It was obviously CGI, but it wasn't bad CGI. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Cut out all of the scenery shots and you'll have a beautiful 10 minute scenery montage. I liked the music. I just didn't like the plot or the actors.

    I've heard all of the controversy about casting Caucasians in the Asian roles. This didn't mean much to me, as I wasn't aware of which characters should have been Asian and which shouldn't. My biggest gripes about The Last Airbender are around the fights and the plot.

    The fight scenes probably would have been pretty good if they weren't all happening in slow motion. If they were played at normal speed, the movie would have been half an hour shorter and contained almost no martial arts. Warriors who can control the elements should have led to some absolutely epic battles; instead, they were short and just not that exciting. (One scene in particular features a bad guy who can "bend" fire. He faces off against four water benders, who simply dump four water spouts on him and knock him out, effectively ending the fight with one punch.)

    The plot has a major problem; It doesn't end. It's hinted at right at the start, when the title card reads "Book 1: Water", and then for the next hour and a half I was looking for the next "Book" which never came. We find out that Aang, to embrace his heritage as the Avatar, needs to learn how to bend water, earth and fire in addition to his native air (Aang is the titular "Last Airbender"). He learns to bend water, takes part in a non-epic battle, and the movie ends. Wait a minute - what about the other elements? Nobody told me that this was going to be a trilogy.

    I truly feel sorry for any die-hard Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. I can sympathise; I'm an X-Men fan from long ago, and when X-men came out, I was a little unimpressed, but at least it was a complete story in its own right. The Last Airbender doesn't even have an ending, and if the rest of the trilogy gets made, I'll be amazed.

    Save yourself from disappointment, and grab the original animated series on DVD.

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Despicable Me


    I'm a huge fan of Steve Carrell. I'm a huge fan of Jason Segel. Did they make me love this movie?
    No.

    Despicable Me won me over with its three female leads - Margo (Miranda Cosgrove - iCarly, Drake & Josh, School of Rock, and a cameo in Smallville as Lana Lang aged 5), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) stole this movie from veteran cast mates such as Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Julie Andrews.


    The three little girls are adopted by Gru (Steve Carrell - do I have to go through the list?) to unwittingly infiltrate the lair of up-and coming villain Vector (Jason Segel - How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked up, and the legendary Freaks And Geeks).


    Gru (with the aid of his multitude of minions) provides a home for the three orphans against the better wishes of his villainous colleague, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand). While executing his villainous plot (which I won't give away) involving a shrink ray and robot cookies, Gru (without realising it) falls for the three girls (come on, you can't call THAT a spoiler!) and thus they all live happily ever after.


    I saw this with a theatre full of 4 and 5 year-olds, and could not have enjoyed it more. Where normally things flying out at me in a 3D movie seem cheap and tacky, watching the rugrats attempt to reach out to the minions as they tried to climb out of the screen made me laugh almost as much as the movie itself. Stay during the credits for more minion action (after watching Despicable Me, you'll love the minions. Trust me on this).

    If you have kids, make sure you see this. If you don't, borrow somebody else's and take them.
    -Chris

    Despicable Me is already showing in US cinemas, and hits cinema screens in Australia on September 9th, and in the UK on October 15th.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Google Priority Inbox

    WARNING! Google Fanboy Alert!

    Google are in the process of rolling out another feature to Gmail, and I quite like the sound of this one.
    You know how e-mail is divided into "real" mail and spam? Gmail is about to add another level to the strata. Priority Inbox is in the process of rolling out to Gmail users, followed closely by Google Apps users. Priority Inbox will separate out the stuff that Google's algorythms think is important, compared to everyday ho-hum emails that need to be read, just not NOW.

    As with any search and classification based business on the net, Google are being pretty tight lipped on exactly how those algorythms will work, but the general consensus is that anything not sent directly to you (so cc:'ed mail, mailing lists, etc.) will be skipped over by the Priority Mail filter, while people who you send mail to and reply to on a regular basis will get picked up by the Priority Mail. Users will also be able to flag email as important or not, improving the automatic classification system.

    If you see "New! Priority Inbox" in the top right-hand corner of your Gmail window, give it a go, and let us know your thoughts at the Chaotic Geek Forum.

    -Chris

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Doctor Who split in two - UPDATE! (Crazy rumour of the day ... )

    The UK's most reliable and dependable news source, The Sun, has apparently leaked the plot of the cliffhanger storyline that will make the 7/6 split of next year's run of Doctor Who.

    The Sun claims that Karen Gillan is leaving the show, and that the storyline for the cliffhanger centers around the death of companion Amy Pond. While it may be a mid-season cliffhanger, Gillan has stated that she'll be with Doctor Who for some time yet. As long as Amy's husband Rory is fine, I'll somehow manage to carry on.

    As with any news from The Sun, take this one with a planet-killing asteroid sized garin of salt (Wait ... wasn't that a Doctor Who plot long ago?).

    -Chris

    What the hell is happening with Ghostbusters 3?

    Fans of the Ghostbusters franchise (myself included) have got to be pulling out their hair right now.
    Is it happening? Is it off again this week? What the *redacted* is Bill Murray saying this week? He's in? He's out? He's in, but only as a ghost?

    io9 are reporting that an old rumour has sprung up again. Oscar, who we last saw as the infant receptacle for the spirit of sequel bad-guy Vigo in Ghostbusters 2, turns out to be Pete Venkman's son and is planning on following in daddy's steps and strapping on the ol' proton pack. Latest rumours have not only all four original Ghostbusters (Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson) returning, but Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett, Anie Potts as Janine Melnitz, and (wait for it) ... Rick Moranis as Louis Tully! Moranis has long sworn off the acting world, and has been making a nice career for himself as a Country singer (so I'm told ... those of you who know me are aware of my lack of knowledge of Country music).

    Barely weeks ago, Murray was quoted as saying that he was out, as the wunderkind writers that Ramis had brought on for the project (Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg) based on their success on The Office, may not be the geniuses everybody thought, after the massive flop that was Ramis's Year One.

    Ramis & Aykroyd have long been the cheerleaders for Ghostbusters 3, and when we spoke to Ernie Hudson in 2008, he admitted that he'd jump at the chance to reprise the role of Zed, but the fate of this project has always hung on the involvement of Murray. The way rumours have been swinging, the only way that this project is going to get off the ground is if Ramis and Aykroyd bring to bear the weight of a Hollywood studio fleet of lawyers and sign him to an iron-clad contract in a week (day? hour?), when he's swung back to the positive. I'm sure he's going to bitch and moan about it, but if the contract is tight enough, the freaking project may just happen.

    And who doesn't want to see Eliza Dushku and Anna Farris join the gang of Old Guys in Ecto1?


    -Chris

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Two Batmans (Batmen?)


    Come November, DC are going to be facing an even bigger flood of Batman books than usual.

    Launching in November is a new book titled Batman Inc. So far we know that by November (back-from-the-"dead") Bruce Wayne and (current-Batman-but-previously-Nightwing-and-previously-Robin) Dick Grayson will BOTH be wearing the Dark Knight's cape and cowl - Grayson with the original black Bat Symbol on his chest, and Wayne with the later-era yellow & black ellipse.

    Joining them will be variants of Batman from all over the world - within the first few issues, Wayne will be recruiting a third batman to patrol the gothic back-alleys of South America (buh?). Further Batmans (Batmen? Batmi?) will join Batman Inc. in the following months.

    To say I'm skeptical about this is an understatement. I'd like to slap Dan DiDio and scream "What the hell are you thinking?!?!". The basic premise seems, to be blunt, dumb. Imagine if, after the recent discovery of his Kandorian cousins, Superman has decided to share around the Big Blue franchise and placed Supermanses in all the different cities of the world. Comic geeks would have been rioting in the streets.

    It's always a hard transition for fans when a legacy is handed from one character to the next. Grayson is relatively easy to deal with, as it's been on the cards as a possibility for many years (and even eventuated for a brief period, after Wayne "fired" Azrael), but a cadre of Batmens? Shoot me now.

    -Chris

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    Doctor Who split in two!


    The news has been all over the twitterverse and blogosphere - Doctor Who is getting cut in half!
    Both Steven Moffat and the BBC have announced that the next 13-episode series of Doctor Who, scheduled to go to air in 2011, will now be a seven episode series ending on a major cliff-hanger, followed a few months later by a six episode series.
    I'm excited by confirmation that we'll be getting a major storyline in the middle of the year, but the wait is going to kill me. I'm more than a little worried that either of these short series could turn into a 2009-style "mini-series". Don't get me wrong, I liked the 2009 run, but the storyline was nothing, compared to the arcs we've been getting when we get full seasons (Tell me you're not dying to find out more about River Song, or the Power Ranger Daleks?)
    -Chris

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Win double preview passes to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, with thanks to Universal Pictures!





    Surely all geeks have been awaiting the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World this year... but just in case someone has missed the brilliant trailers and fun promotions, here is the film's synopsis:





    Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker's quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.





    Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he's trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.





    As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.





    With thanks to Universal Pictures, Chaotic Geek have five double passes to a preview screening of the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The film doesn't hit cinemas until August 12th in Australia, but thanks to Universal's generosity, some lucky Chaotic Geeks can see it on August 9th!





    If you'd love to come along to the preview screening of this great film, and can make it to Hoyts Victoria Gardens in Richmond, Victoria, Australia by 6:00pm to collect your tickets from us personally, then email us at win@chaoticgeek.com, to win!

    To check out more about the film, head here: http://www.scottpilgrim.com.au





    The film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, written by Bryan Lee O'Malley. You can find out more about it here: http://www.scottpilgrim.com





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    Terms and Conditions:


    • There is an upper limit of one entry per entrant.

    • This is a competition based on skill and knowledge. Entrants must email relevant information, in order for it to be considered a valid entry.

    • There are 5 prizes to be won, each consisting of one double preview movie pass to 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' on August 9th, 2010 (Valued at $33.00 each). Total prize value: $165.00.

    • This competition is open to anyone who will be able to attend the preview screening at 6:30pm on August 9th, 2010, at Hoyts Victoria Gardens, in Richmond, Victoria, Australia, excluding regions where local laws prohibit such competitions.

    • All prizes will be handed to winners on the night of the screening, at the screening location, by Chaotic Geek staff by no later than 18:00 (6:00pm).

    • Competition begins: 2010-08-04 at 10:00.

    • Competition ends: 2010-08-06 at 23:59.

    • Winners names will be published on the Chaotic Geek forums on 2010-08-07.

    • Any prizes not claimed by winners, will see the prizes forfeited.

    • Times and dates listed are based on AEST.