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Live in Chicago? Wanna attend an early screening of Todd Phillips' DUE DATE? Capone has all the details!!!

Published at: Oct. 27, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Beyond what I've seen in the trailers, I know very little about director Todd (THE HANGOVER; OLD SCHOOL) Phillips' latest work DUE DATE, and honestly that's probably for the best. With comedies, I feel the fewer jokes you know going in, the more enjoyable the experience watching the film can be. I looks like a PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES-style road film with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis attempting to make from Point A to Point B in time for Downey to be on hand for the birth of his child. What little I know about the film, I learned from a couple of its co-stars. Earlier this year, I had a chance to have an informal chat with Michelle Monaghan, who told me she plays Downey's pregnant wife; and a few weeks ago, I spoke with Juliette Lewis, who let spill that she has a cameo in the film, as well. I've seen from the trailer that Downey's co-star in THE SOLOIST, Jaime Foxx, is also on hand. Beyond that, I know nothing other than I always look forward to what Downey has in store for us (other than aforementioned THE SOLOIST; sorry, dude). The one and only advanced screening of DUE DATE in Chicago is happening next week, and I want to invite a few AICN readers to join me. I have 60 seats for Chicago-area AICN readers to an early screening of DUE DATE, which will take place Monday, November 1 at 7:00pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to the winners). Here's how to win: Send me an email at DueDateChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line "IT'S ALL UPHILL FROM HERE!". 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: "What is you single worst roadtrip experience?" Keep your answer to 75 words or less. Anything longer than 75 words makes me weary, and will be tossed in the trash. Please keep in mind that this is not an exclusive AICN event, and is overbooked to make sure there is a full house. This will be a totally full screening, so if you cannot arrive 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 Warner Bros. Pictures for making this happen.
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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The film should be called...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    Planes, Trains and Galifianakis. Mind you, I guess that wouldn't fit on the film posters...

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Live in Detroit? FUCK YOU!

    by DiscoGodfather

    [/whining]

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    MEL GIBSON WILL BE THERE

    by torontoxic

    Oh wait no...our crew objects. No really we were going to and he agreed. We're not making this up for free publicity. Its not like Todd Phillips got his start by being gifted a documentary for HBO that got shelved when they found out he bullshitted all the semi interesting parts. He's an honest guy and just happens to have a movie coming out right now called Due Date that sucks balls. Matzah balls in fact. And Mel Gibson was going to be there. Seriously we're not lying even though we're career liars. <P> Oh and I look forward to downloading this and having it on in the back ground while I trade oil stocks.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    The One and Only Chicago Screening?

    by The Boz

    Capone must have been fed some bad information because I'm pretty sure I'm seeing Due Date tonight in Chicago.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Looks horrible

    by Garbageman33

    Really horrible.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    PLAINS, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

    by YackBacker

    Was a great movie. I spit at this rehash.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Couldn't care less - FUCK YOU GALAFIANAKIS

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    What a douch-bag hypocrite piece of shit. So working with an ex-boxing champion who bites off his opponents' ears and who actually did time after being convicted of violent rape is NOT as bad as working with a racist who merely SHOUTS obscenities (let's not forget - nothing has been proven re violence against Oksana) at people and gets drunk every so often?? I can't condone Mel's behaviour, other than to say we all have asshole days (and Mel REALLY needs to read Jesus Christ's opinions on racism - namely, that it's not right - before opening his big dumb trap and letting the words spill out), but I'd work with Mel over Tyson any day of the week.<P> So FUCK YOU GALAFIANAKIS, you one-trick-pony unfunny hypocrite motherfucker. You're not getting another fucking penny of my money. HANGOVER 2 is now officially on the watch-it-for-free list. I'm not THAT hot for a sequel, anyway...

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Starring Zach Galifianakis?!?! Forget it! Not interested!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I'll be washing my hair that night.

    by Diagnostic

    Sorry

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Check that,

    by Diagnostic

    My wife said she'ld be intersted if she were not pregnant. Damn.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Fuck Mel Gibson!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Zak owned his unrepentant ass!!<P> Tyson has repented and has been a good dude ever since. Mel needs his ass kicked, then he can go cry on a barbara walters special and I'll go see that viking joint.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Get Liam Neeson to replace Zach Galifianakis

    by Mike K

    ...Zach is too controversial now and will spoil the comedy in "Due Date". Liam can re-film all of Zach's scenes. The film might have a chance then...did you see how terrible Galifianakis was in "Dinner for Schmucks"?

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    There are jokes in this movie?

    by Darkman

    Why the Christ wasn't I notified?

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    SEEN it!

    by piltorp75

    In Sweden this week! Good but not Great! Not as funny as HANGOVER!!