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Live in Chicago? Want to be the first to see the sci-fi greatness of MOON, starring Sam Rockwell? Capone has the details!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. One of the biggest and best surprises for me at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Duncan Jones' superb one-man, science fiction tale MOON, starring Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey. MOON is simply put one of the best science fiction films I've seen in the last five years, but it's so unlike anything else I've seen in this genre that I'm not sure it's fair to compare. The film plays out like great sci-fi literature, and now I'm ready to show the film to the people of Chicago. We've got 200 seats to fill, so let's get to it. And I'm going to say at this point, that if you've decided to enter this contest and don't know that much about the film yet, leave it that way. The less you know about the plot of MOON, the better the experience of watching it will be. This exclusive AICN screening of MOON takes place Monday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to contest winners). PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER-THAN-NORMAL START TIME! If you have trouble getting to a 7:00 pm screening, don’t even think about entering this contest, even though it would totally be worth it. Here's how to secure a pass good for you and one guest (if you stray from any portion of this, your entry will get tossed in the rubbish pile): Send me an email at capone@aintitcoolmail.com with the subject line "MOON ME!" In the body of the email, I need your Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (guests' names are not required), and the answer to the following question (read carefully): Tell me the name of the film, TV show, or book that forever turned you on to science fiction. You can provide a short explanation if you wish (it would probably help), but I'm talking about science fiction that transformed you and the way you think about storytelling, technology, the future, etc. I’m talking about science fiction that not only blew your mind, but also opened it. Keep your answer BRIEF--75 words or less. Winners will receive an email from me before the end of the week. Good luck, everyone! Hope to see you there. -- Capone capone@aintitcoolmail.com



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  • June 8, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Who's going to do the M-O-O-N joke?

    by tonagan

  • June 8, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    saw sam's moon

    by slickerynodes

    in green mile

  • June 8, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    What

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • June 8, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    I mean, what's my last name?!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "Guy, you have last name"! "DO I?! DO I?!" Well, Sam's in space again, so I hope this doesn't give us Galaxy Quest flashbacks. Somehow, I'm completely unable to muster any enthusiasm about this thing whatsoever. So it's basically like, "The Shining", except on the Moon, right? Yep, that's original...

  • June 8, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    SCIFI GREATNESS OR MASTURBATORY EXERCISE?

    by TITBAG

  • June 8, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    toronto? no? then no thanks.

    by Jubba

    canada wants free movies too please

  • June 8, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    NEW MOON INFO ON MONDAY?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Great timing!

  • June 8, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    this is the correct way to be unoriginal

    by animas

    i'm in.

  • June 8, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    damn i'm jealous

    by palewook

    wish i was in chicago this week

  • June 8, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    wish i was there too

    by kennyd

    Im in new york but cant get to chicago..im new to this site,harry write's pretty good....great comments...keep it up...any body here of jaws remake...sick of remakes...allmovienews.net broke that story...site sucks,no comment..but good writing..But ill stay here..

  • June 8, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Breaking news...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    David Carradine was killed by Kung Fu assassins.

  • June 8, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I bet this movie sucks. Here's why.

    by digital8

    It is probably very well made but it is likely not very entertaining. Yes, I have to be entertained. I always use Master and Commander as an example with this subject. It's a very well made movie, but also very boring and not exactly fun to watch.

  • June 8, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Please no "Tits Out For Attention Girl" this weekend!

    by NeilF

  • June 8, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Can we find a Columbus, OH version of Quint?

    by Nice Marmot

  • June 8, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    E-mail sent

    by Organs

    Hope I qualify.

  • June 8, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Although I've not seen it, it still reminds me

    by skimn

    of a 40-year old Twilight Zone episode wherein Jack Klugman and Ross Martin see duplicates of themselves crashed on a distant planet, turning into a "Flying Dutchman" scenario.

  • June 8, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    WILL ROCKWELL FIND A GIANT SHIT ON THE MOON?

    by TITBAG

    THAT WOULD TRULY BE A GENRE RE-DEFINING MOMENT. OTHERWISE, IN ALL HONESTY, THIS LOOKS LIKE A SERIES OF BAD OUTTAKES FROM 2001.

  • June 8, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    WILL MARTIN LANDAU BE IN THIS?

    by TITBAG

  • June 8, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    WHAT ABOUT THAT HOT SHAPE SHIFTER CHICK?

    by TITBAG

    FUCK ME. TOTAL SEXY NESS. I HOPE THEY WONT CHANGE THE DESIGN OF THE EAGLES AT ALL. SERIOUSLY.

  • June 8, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Ah yes, "Death Ship"...I believe it was actually going to be turned into a big-screen version a few years back called "Countdown", but that seems to have been "aborted", as it were...the original was creepy if a bit overly-long in the style of most TZ Season 4 episodes...still great, of course.

  • June 8, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    This is supposed to be excellent

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    I'm surprised at all the hate for this here. Many critics are calling it the best sci-fi film in years. You'd think the people that frequent this site would have interest in such a thing...

  • June 8, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    JOSHUA SWANEY

    by The Boz

    He doesn't like one man shows, except for HIS OWN! Plus ZERO FOREVER!

  • June 8, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    tonagan

    by CountryBoy

    I came here specifically to do the M-O-O-N joke... now not only has it been pre-empted, this whole thread seems dead. Oh well, may as well do it:

  • June 8, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N spells moon...

    by CountryBoy

    Laws, yes.