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E-PIX Movie Free-For-All! Wanna win a pair of Boxing Gloves autographed by Jake LaMotta - ya know... RAGING BULL!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...   I get offered to do a lot of promotional giveaways - and to be honest for every contest we do here on AICN, every event we throw - there's about 5-10 that I am just not interested in because they just don't seem COOL to me.   Now, as is evidenced by the 15 years of AICN that I've been in charge of, my barometer of cool is uniquely tuned to my own personal aesthetic...   But when the PR company asked me if I wanted to give away this pair of Jake LaMotta Boxing Gloves - I kneejerked an "ABSOLUTELY!" as quick as I could.

So first off - why am I doing this contest?   No, that's not right...  Why is there a contest?  Well you see, over at EPIX MOVIE FREE-FOR-ALL - they're screening classic films across the country - and this Thursday, June 30th at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village in NEW YORK CITY - you can watch RAGING BULL on the big screen at 8pm (EST natch).  There's VIP seating you can win by doing the following:

“Fans can enter  to win VIP seats to select screenings by following @EpixHD on Twitter.  EPIX will announce on their Twitter handle when the contest begins for each movie, then all you have to do is tweet to @EpixHD with the hashtag #EPIXFFA as instructed to become  eligible to win. See below for the full rules and good luck!”

But while going to see RAGING BULL in the East Village on a big screen with your fellow New Yorkers might be pretty damn cool...   Hanging these on your wall will be even cooler.   In fact, I wish to God I could just name myself the winner - cuz I think these are the bee's knees.


SO - how do you win?

Well, I was sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what the winner of this holy cinematic/sports/Scorsese/Deniro evocative badassery would need to do to truly deserve the awesome that these gloves represent.

I thought about Punch photos - but then thought...  yeah, that could end badly, but Yoko said, you should have people do "POST-FIGHT Make-up Faces" - YES!   Exactly that is exactly what I want to do.   

The best Beat to fuck face make up photo that I get sent wins these gloves.   I'll give ya till Monday to send the best photos you can take, featuring beat up face make up of YOU.   What I want is at least 4 photos... detailing pre-makeup, different stages, then your fave shot of the finished masterpiece of face mutilation through organized blunt trauma competitions.   

There can be ONLY ONE!   

SO - send it in an email to HK at Aint It Cool. Com with the subject line:

I want Magic Jake LaMotta RAGING BULL Boxing Gloves from Everlast!

the photos - your full name and shipping address.   On Tuesday, next week, I'll announce the winner!   Do your best and be featured here - and for your effort you will have those magic gloves!   Sound cool? I think so!

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  • June 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    AWESOME prize.

    by loafroaster

  • June 28, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    bah on this contest

    by mick vance

    i really want to win these gloves, but i have no experience with makeup or a desire to learn. i wonder if i could just beat harry up and take them...

  • June 28, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    That's fairly shitty

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Reward people who know something about makeup and punish people with no working knowledge of it. Too bad it wasn't more inclusive so everyone could take a shot.

  • June 28, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    You fuck my wife?


    You fuck my wife?

  • June 28, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    LARRY! I'm gonna eat that dog fuh LUNCH!



  • June 28, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    It's like a piece uh CHAHCOAL!


  • June 28, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Ya mutha's an animal!


  • June 28, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    waiting for guffman

    by mick vance

    choppah, not sure if you're quoting RB or WFG, but it brought to mind the latter. best part of that movie...

  • June 28, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    No experience with makeup?

    by MoffatBabies

    No problem. Ring me up and let's do this thing. Close to a hospital though.

  • June 28, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    boo on makeup

    by mick vance

    i think harry made this contest up just so he could keep the gloves for himself. no one's going to enter, so he'll be like, "well, I tried."

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    Ridley Scott confirms Prometheus is about the Space Jockey

    by Darth_Kong

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    Ridley Scott confirms Prometheus is about the Space Jockey

    by Darth_Kong

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    Does anyone know if

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    Ridley Scott confirmed prometheus is about the space jockey?

  • ...anyone wanna buy it? It's signed on both the reverse of the cover and the cassette. Got it from myself in 1989, when he was in Sheffield speaking at a boxing dinner. He was standing in for Jersey Joe Walcott who was ill. He signed the cover for me and when I asked, 'Could you sign the cassette too..?' he replied, 'What a pain in the ass this kid is..!' I said, 'That could have been a line in the movie' and he said, 'I know'. He was around 70 back then and imo thoroughly obliging and warm, despite what you may think of his past. You don't forget meeting him. The cassette is one of the highlights of the 5000+ films in my collection though I may be tempted to sell (for sensible offers).

  • June 29, 2011, 1:45 a.m. CST

    That should read...

    by workshed

    ...'got it from him myself'.

  • June 29, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Uncle_Meat

    I want those gloves but know nothing about makeup!!!