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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

quickie giveaway: ‘You Kill Me’ signed poster, a two-pack of Paul Newman flicks, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ CD soundtrack, ‘Ocean’s 13’ CD soundtrack (now closed)


The new black comedy You Kill Me — starring Ben Kinglsey as an alcoholic hitman forced into AA, Téa Leoni as the tart-tongued gal who falls for him, and Luke Wilson as his AA sponsor — opens in theaters on Friday, June 22, and to celebrate, I’m giving away an autographed poster from the film. WINNER: Allegra. (Visit the film’s official site.)

Two classic Paul Newman films — 1961’s The Hustler, starring Newman as a young pool shark and Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats; and 1982’s The Verdict, for which Newman received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a boozy, washed-up lawyer — will be released on June 12 in brand-new two-disc collector’s editions, both featuring new interviews with Newman and hours more of bonus features. I’ve got five two-movie sets to give away. WINNERS of copies of BOTH The Hustler and The Verdict: Barbara, QueenLelie, Scott, Katherine, Frank. (Buy The Hustler at Amazon.) (Buy The Verdict at Amazon.)

The soundtrack for the new film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End — featuring music by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, who also wrote the music for the second film, Dead Man’s Chest, and composed original themes for the first, The Curse of the Black Pearl — was recently released on CD, and I have three copies to give away. WINNERS: May, Eileen, Eric. (Buy the CD at Amazon.) (Read my review of the film.)

The soundtrack for the new film Ocean’s Thirteen — overseen by acclaimed composer and musical innovator David Holmes, who also helmed the soundtracks to Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve — was recently released on CD, and I have three copies to give away. WINNERS: Cathy, Mary Beth, Rory. (Buy the CD at Amazon.) (Listen to music from the soundtrack here.) (Visit the soundtrack’s MySpace page.) (Read my review of the film.)

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