Live in Chicago? Capone has details on an early screening of THE VIRGINITY HIT, with a special Q&A with actor Justin Kline!!!
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.
So here's how things are going to go in Chicago for the next couple of weeks. I've been lining up about as diverse a lineup of free screening opportunities as you can imagine between now and when I leave for Fantastic Fest at the end of September. And many of these events will feature some pretty cool guests. Some of these films may not be the most obvious choices for AICN readers, but if the film is good, I think that's pretty much the only criteria that matters. This is one of those classic "Trust Me" situations, especially when it comes to the films you may not have heard of.
And the more of you that sign up and show up to these screenings, the more of them we'll get to do in the coming months. So keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks, and I'll do my best at Fantastic Fest to pluck a couple titles from the offerings and line up some kick-ass future Chicago screenings down the road a piece.
First up in our cavalcade of cinematic glory is something that's happening in just a couple of days. I'll admit, I know very little about the new comedy THE VIRGINITY HIT, but what I do know is kind of interesting. The film screened at San Diego Comic-Con, and everyone I know who saw it said it was extremely funny. The film is done is a faux documentary style, and is written and directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, both of whom also wrote THE LAST EXORCISM (I see I have your attention). The pair also did a very funny film a few years ago called MAIL ORDER WIFE. I have 100 seats for Chicago-area AICN readers to a screening of THE VIRGINITY HIT, taking place this Thursday, September 9 at 7:30pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to the winners). As a bonus, one of the actors in the film, newcomer Justin Kline, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A. Here's how to win:
Send me an email at VirginityChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line "LIKE A VIRGIN". 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): "What is your favorite faux-documentary film--comedy or otherwise, and why?" Keep your responses BRIEF--limit your answers to 50 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. Winners will be contacted very soon.
Please keep in mind that this is not an exclusive AICN event, and is overbooked to make sure there is a full house for our guest. 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 Columbia Pictures for making this happen and for bringing Justin Kline to Chicago.
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Sept. 6, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST
not really trying to be negative but i tend to avoid a movie when the trailer is on everything i watch online- hulu, youtube, etc. i didn't see anything i liked about it, and the fake documentary style of this one was painful. MOCKUMENTARIES are good. 'fake documentaries' where the scripting is poor and obvious and stiff. maybe it's good? the trailer rubs me the wrong way.
Sept. 6, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST
It was painfully unfunny for the majority of the film. There's some good bits towards the end of it though, but at least during the first half, the entire theater was pretty silent.
Sept. 6, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST
...a fine goal to try to capture what it's like being a teen today, from how they talk to what they think about. Sure, the desire to get laid by a beautiful girl and, thus, no longer be a virgin hasn't changed over the years, yet I think to capture the social dynamics of the present teen generation is always a challenge for filmmakers. In this YouTube/Facebook age, relationships between teens begin and evolve in ways that are very different to those of us no longer in college. The trailer might not be hilarious, yet the movie can still be fairly effective if it accurately depicts the life of a teen today. Side note: Trying to pique AICN readers interest by saying this film is written by the same guys that did The Last Exorcism proves that Capone doesn't read the talkbacks much. I don't say that as a snarky criticism, though it would be nice if Capone did read the talkbacks more; it's a simple observation.
Sept. 6, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST
is pretty low.
Sept. 6, 2010, 8 p.m. CST
They are large posters in bold letters which read: "Is Virginity a problem for you. Call this number: (and there's a 1-800-number)." It's one of those trick ads that tries to appear like an ad for something else to build hype, and to con people into going to the website. The ad is seen by children and teenagers...who probably shouldn't be given the message that virginity is a "problem".
Sept. 6, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST
that does sound kind of shitty....where does a little flick like this get the budget to do that in the subways, and bombard us digitally via youtube and everywhere else? like i said, that always reeks of failure to me. 'let's throw all the exposure we can get at this cheap turd' the ad men probably say....
Sept. 6, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
I strongly recommend ______ B l a c k w h i t e C u p i d * C o m ______ to you where I just found my interracial boyfriend! You know it is a great place to meet black men and beautiful women. What's kind of relationship do you want? ;)
Sept. 6, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Of course, I should have gotten laid back in 1990/91, so maybe I'm just bitter. NO ONE should have to be a virgin past the age of 20. Go out, get laid, pay for it if you have to, don't be like me.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST
I mean, by paying for it?
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST
If your window for getting laid was in 90/91, you are of marriageable age now, so just find someone who is of a similar experience, and get married. Don't go to a hooker unless it's truly a last resort...you'll most likely regret it.
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