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The lovely people at Fox are offering a $25 gift card to Fandango (you buy movie tickets from them, for those of you not in the know). All you have to do is tweet your best John McClane inspired philosophical life statement. Make sure you use the hashtag: #BookofJohnMcClane and then leave a link to the tweet as a comment on this post. I will pick my favorite tweet and that person will win the gift card.
 winner is Eric. Congrats!
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In honor of Warner Bros. Pictures’s 90th Anniversary on April 4, 1923, the studio is releasing a handful of their films on Blu-ray for the first time. You can get a good look at some of their amazing 100-film and 50-film collections here. I was lucky enough to get copies of three of their most lauded films on Blu-ray for review, Best Picture winners: Grand Hotel, Mrs. Miniver and Driving Miss Daisy. I am happy to report these films look amazing in their new Blu-ray transfers. Unfortunately, I can’t screencap Blus on my Macbook, so you’ll have to take my word for it. If you’d like to see for yourself, you can enter a giveaway for all three films by leaving a comment below. The only stipulation is you must be a U.S. resident (sorry international readers, Warner Bros. makes these rules, not me!) So just leave a comment and I will pick one winner at random on Monday!
 Congratulations to Candice, whose comment was chosen via a random number generator!
I have some exciting news, next week there will be a live web chat with Angelina Jolie about her Golden Globe-nominated directorial debut In The Land of Blood And Honey. There’s a great ap with a countdown and lots of information about the film on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, WordPress won’t let me use the iframe code, but you can see the ap here. If you have any questions for Angelina, you can leave them as comments below and one of them might be answered by her during the chat on January 12th. Also one lucky reader will win the film’s poster! Fabulous.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, the film tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanović), two Bosnians from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim artist, are together before the war, but their relationship is changed as violence engulfs the country. Months later, Danijel is serving under his father, General Nebojsa Vukojevich (Rade Šerbedžija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo), and Lejla’s infant child by troops under Danijel’s command. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship changes, their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous and their allegiances grow uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war takes on individuals as well as the consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
So to repeat, leave a question in the comments below for a chance to have it answered by Angelina Jolie herself, as well as a chance to win your own In The Land of Blood and Honey poster. Also, don’t forget to share this post on Facebook and Twitter (reply @oldfilmsflicker so I can see the tweet!) FYI, I think the giveway is only for U.S. residents. Sorry about that all you wonderful international readers! Also, make sure you leave me some way to contact you (email, twitter, tumblr, etc.) so I can contact you if you win.
CONTEST CLOSED. Congrats to Caroline!
The good people at Warner Brothers have set me with up with a free download of the 70th Anniversary edition of Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane for one of my lucky readers. Leave a comment with your email or twitter (so I can tell you if you won!) and I’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday. The download comes with all the special features.
Warner Brothers is releasing this fantastic 70th Anniversary edition on DVD, Blu-Ray and as a digital download from iTunes on Tuesday. They’re also running a contest to win an iPad on the official Citizen Kane Facebook page.
I simply cannot wait for this new edition. I saw Citizen Kane recently on the big screen at the TCM Classic Film Festival and the new print was so crisp and beautiful. I hope the rest of you are as excited as I am!