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Capone has the Winners' Names for the Chicago X-MEN: FIRST CLASS screening!!!

Capone here, with the list of winners for tickets to see the advanced big-screen screening of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00pm.

First off, let me say that we had more than 200 entries in this contest (representing about 400 seat requests) for 50 seats, so the competition was fierce. I have now seen X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, and I can say that…the rumors are true. The 50 folks below are going to be really glad they stayed up a little later than normal for a Thursday night.

A few people wanted to know why I didn't promote this contest on Twitter. The answer is easy: I didn't have to, not did I want to. It may shock you to learn that there are people who follow me on Twitter only for the free movies; can't stop that from happening. But most of those people don't check AICN regularly day after day, and those are the people that I wanted to get first crack at this screening. And their well-crafted, thoughtful entries did not disappoint. I won't do this every time, but when I've got limited seating and know the screening will fill up quickly, I'll give myself the option to do so. Okay, enough office politics.

Those who entered and won will receive an email from me shortly with the details on the location of the screening. If you entered this contest and your name is on the list, but you did not receive an email, let me know and I'll get you the details.

This is not an exclusive AICN event, and is slightly overbooked to make sure we have a full house. Please arrive at least an hour early to make sure you get in and get a good seat.

Here are the lucky winners…

Christy Belle (+1)
Lucy Chung (+1)
Marty Devine (+1)
Kevin Dugan (+1)
Stephen Eldridge (+1)
Lindsay Frost (+1)
Nick Harris (+1)
Ashley Harvey (+1)
Isai Hernandez (+1)
Ambrose Reed Horton II (+1)
Andrew Huff (+1)
Sean Kelly (+1)
Alisa Kuso (+1)
Craig Larsen (+1)
Jason Lee (+1)
Kelsey Marland (+1)
Glenn McManus (+1)
Michael McNichols (+1)
Mark Miller (+1)
Paul Obis (+1)
Monika Pawlak (+1)
Scott Robbin (+1)
Chris Rooney (+1)
Abe Shaker (+1)
Dee Stiffler
Michelle Welch (+1)

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  • May 31, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I WON!!!!

    by wackybantha

    Ok, not really.

  • May 31, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    A teen Nick Fury shows up after the closing credits to recruit......HIMSELF!!!!!

  • May 31, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Aww Capone

    by CT1

    You do have a soft side

  • May 31, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    You really need to start

    by noiretblanc

    posting the answers it took to win. It would make these posts more interesting for everyone other than the entrants.


  • June 1, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST


    by theplant

    WHERE . ?

  • June 1, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    viggeo: I think you are referring to...


    the infamous Joshua Swaney. The stuff of legend.

  • June 1, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST


    by drHandsome

    i saw the NY premiere last week. better than LAST STAND, as good as X-MEN, not as good as X-MEN 2. McAvoy and Fassbender are great as Xavier and Lehnsherr, as is Nicolas Hoult as young Hank McCoy. Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence and January Jones, however, all suck. expectedly from jones, but disappointingly for byrne and lawrence. good cameo in the middle, plus michael ironside and ray wise. the plot is just heavy enough to count without being oppressive. the score and editing are both terrible, but the costuming and art direction is good. overall, it's a good time. i rate it 9/13 movie dollars.

  • June 1, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Swaney needs no +1

    by Aphex Twin

    For he is +1

  • June 1, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    J-Law = excellent

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    J-Law is teh best0rz

  • June 1, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    how is this news....

    by matchesmalone2380

    when all the winners are going to get e-mails with the directions! Or was this just to say "here's for all the readers who didn't win, and for those who don't live near chicago and can't go". Either way, that's just cold. Will someone please post a review for X-men:FC already!

  • June 1, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Just back from XMen - massive disappointment :(

    by CampKoala

    Really great first 3/4 then goes shit, like spy kids shit. Terrible wire work, cheesiest lines (do Marvel force them to say that crap?), awful accent slip from Fassbender and the biggest "WHY DON'T YOU JUST F***ING TELEPORT YOU TW@TS!" audience rage moment at the end. And then they finish with a frickin' Take That song. Good god, way to ruin what was a fantastic looking movie. Great set up, really loved Fassbender's searching for revenge, loved McAvoy's Charles, Bacon was on form and the direction was great. But the kids/young Xmen, crappy flying stuff, stupid spitting wasp and some terrible plot choices genuinely make this a dud for me.

  • June 1, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

  • Thank christ they aint making these films like the comic because the comic is crap. Magneto in this movie was as cool as Bond, you simply won't beat his performance in a comic book movie this year for coolness. The Wolverine cameo was worth the admission alone and I don't know what the guy above is talking about but they couldn't teleport, only one had that power and their allegiances were sorta in flux at the point of that particular danger which Magneto kinda averted before they needed to act anyway. Best X-men film by a mile and best Marvel CBM since Iron Man!

  • June 2, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    couldn't teleport?

    by CampKoala

    at the very least the stupid red guy could have. Really, it was a terrible comic book ending (badly written, things happening for the sake of it that made no sense even in a fantasy world, crap dialogue, and terrible accent slips (yes Fassbender I'm looking at you). They were all united at that moment, they were all about to be blown up by humans, holding hands and just jumping 3000 miles (that was as far as he took that general earlier, so I assume a short hop to any of the surrounding islands would have been easy) would have been the logical thing to do - which they then did after the missile crap. Really, the ending ruined a really good 60s style revenge movie.

  • June 2, 2011, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by theplant

    Your remarks make no sense, the telporting powers are limited, it's not like then can be in Cuba, then in Washington or L.A. the next second. Really, fans who think they are clevered than filmmakers... Lucky you guys don't produce those films -- the results would always be crap like Wolverine or X-3

  • June 2, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST


    by theplant

    Teleporting the general was a one man thing, it's harder to teleport a group of people.

  • June 2, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    hahahaah, MY remarks make no sense?

    by CampKoala

    How are the powers limited? who says that and where in the film? If he can jump a fat general 3000 miles surely he can do himself and the other crap bad guy to another island less than a hundred miles? ...and if they are limited how come they conveniently can teleport the group of badguys straight after the missile crap? stop trying to justify what was a really crappy ending

  • June 2, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Here's an actual review...

    by Evil Sean thanks to THIS site.

  • June 2, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I went and saw it today

    by david starling

    I didn't think it was perfect by a long shot, but I did like it a great deal. First-off, I liked the fact that the film set up Xavier and Eric from the off, and gradually brought everyone else into the movie, as it progressed along. The action sequences were carefully laid-out, generally building in size, up until the end (and the whole "crisis"). Also, the whole cast was really enjoyable - a mite peeved that Jason Flemyng (Azazel) didn't have too much to say (just do), but hey, thats the way it goes. My wife thought Riptide was hot - I thought he looked like a cheezey David Copperfield impersonator, and awaited some magic trick involving the great wall of China!! Good to see Rose Byrne in the film as well - not just hot, but a great prescence in any movie. If I had anything to criticize, it would be the fact that there was so much going on (perhaps too much), and the whole pacing felt a little rough at times too. But, I have to say, it was a million times better than the horrible Wolverine, it was hugely enjoyable, and considering the fact that I really doubted another decent X Men movie coming out, this one was more than a surprize!!