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Capone's got the final Chicago screening contest for next week: Stallone's THE EXPENDABLES, starring everybody!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. First off, there are still a few seats left for next Tuesday's GOING THE DISTANCE. I promise you folks, you will not be disappointed, even thought it may feel like the wrong thing to do based on the trailers. More importantly, today I have for you one last contest for the week, and this is one is a motherfucking doozy. At Comic-Con this year, I witnessed a stellar panel hosted by our very own Harry Knowles for the Sylvester Stallone-written and -directed THE EXPENDABLES, starring Sly, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, and newcomers Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The clips that were shown at Comic-Con were staggeringly violent and completely, ass-kickingly awesome. Of course, many of us who grew up watching some of these guys in action films over the years have been drooling over the project since it was first announced last year. And now, the wait is over... I have 50 seats to the Chicago advanced screening of THE EXPENDABLES on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to the winners). And I warn you, if you can't get to the screening significantly early, it is not worth your time entering this contest. Don't come crying to me if you get shut out because you arrived 20 minutes before showtime, and the seats are all gone. Much like the SCOTT PILGRIM tickets earlier this week, these tickets are going to go very fast, so I'm only leaving this contest open for 24 hours, starting at 10:15a.m. today. Here's how to win: Send me an email at (please note the new email address) with the subject line "CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!!!" 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): "If you could ever have the honor be being violently killed by Sylvester Stallone, how would you want to die?" Simple as that. Keep your responses BRIEF--limit your answers to 75 words or less (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). People with the most creative answers win, and will hear from me very soon. Joke answers will be frowned upon. Remember, you've got 24 hours from when this post went up to enter. Please keep in mind that this is not an exclusive AICN event, and it is overbooked to make sure there is a full house. If you cannot arrive at this screening early, please do not enter. If there's even the slightest chance you'll have to back out of attending if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter. Anyone not showing up without informing me ahead of time so I can fill their seats is no longer eligible for future screening contests. Good luck, everyone! And thanks to Lionsgate for making this happen.
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  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    could it be?

    by ValMcKee


  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    But any answer other than "blown up by an explosive tip arrow" fails.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by MJDeViant

    Sly is gonna beat your ass for that

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by MJDeViant

    Sounds like a Gerber baby food line

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    WOO HOO!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by belasco_house

    it's not getting very good reviews. <p> We need an AICN counter-attack, come on!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by mike123230

    Dear Powers at Be, Why is Chicago suddenly trying to become cooler than Austin. Why are they having advance screenings of Scott Pilgrim AND Expendables, and we, as of yet, have not? That is all.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I saw Scott Pilgrim on the 28th of July

    by MJDeViant

    It was fantastic IMO. Few missteps but I loved it. Of course, Iw as expecting to love it (Edgar Wright) Expendables will probably be the same way. No matter the Box Office or reviews I will probably like it because of what it is.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by darrenspool


  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by aphextwin

    They used to walk, now they have bicycles

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by luke_lymon

    I think these are people who used to wear Peds shoes.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Where's Dick Jones when you need him?

    by MattmanReturns

    Capone made a mistake.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Harry, Faraci, McWeeny, etc. accuse blogger of "blackmail"

    by ColonelFatheart

    over SCOTT PILGRIM screening access.<p>

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    My men are not Expedable...

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Expendable maybe, but not expedable.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    It's cool my Sly Stallone Han Solo question got

    by RPLocke

    picked up by the press. It was even on Yahoo Movie news the other day. Awesome.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Expendables loses for not involving Cage, Norris and Segal.

    by Squashua

    Nic Cage, not Johnny Cage!

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    This will be the spiritual successor to Top Gun

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    It's rad and awesome however there's an underlying subtext to it all.

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  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by damiz707

    WTF???? WHY???? He ain't no action hero!!!! Johnny Cage would be better for the movie than that fool.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by egomeme

    25% on Rotten Tomatoes, uh-oh

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    "Starring everybody"

    by IndyCollector

    No Steven Segal, Chuck Norris or Jackie Chan. I'm excited to see this but the marketing of it is misleading. Schwarzenegger, Willis and Lundgren are barely in it. Terry Crews? Who the fuck is he? He isn't an 80s action guy. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Randy What's His Fuck aren't even movie stars.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    25 % in RT

    by cloudrider`

    and that's mostly from internet reviewers who are usually 'friendlier'. that low a number this early is bad. when the big gun critics come out expect the score to go even lower.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    No more Expendable news...

    by illegal alien vs sexual predator

    ...Until the review. I'm already sick of this sausage hang.