More Concert Tickets to Win!

Yeah, that’s right, we’ve got another concert ticket giveaway starting today.

I know what you’re thinking. “Holy balls, didn’t you just give away tickets for the last couple weeks?!?!?!” Yeah, I did! And now I’m giving away more, and there will be more coming after that.

deep purple circa ... geez, i don't know. 77?

deep purple circa ... geez, i don't know. 77?

I’ve got four tickets to give to someone for 70s rockers Deep Purple at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 12. Bethel Woods is a little bit of a hike if you live in, say, Brodheadsville, but it’s right over the New York border off Interstate 84 from Milford. It’s like 45 minutes, tops, from Bushkill. So for most of us, it’s not that different from driving to Montage for a concert.

The interestingthing about this concert is the band is playing with a concert orchestra. It’s not an original idea in any way since Metallica did it a bunch in the 90s and I’m sure heavy rock bands did it before that, but it’s still interesting.

Here’s my biggest Deep Purple memory, via Kids in the Hall, where slacker Bobby plays The Holy Trinity of Rock vs. Satan, “E A B, E A B A” (FF to the 2:50 mark if you’re not a KITH fan):

Standard PopRox contest rules apply:

–Entries are accepted electronically only, so you have to email your entry in to me. Just include your name, town, age and your daytime contact information. Deadline is Thursday, June 2.

–One entry per person, per e-mail address. If I get two entries from the same e-mail, I’m deleting them both. 

–You can also enter by messaging the PopRox account on Facebook or DM-ing on Twitter. If you enter that way, it counts twice. The last couple times, 80 percent of the entries have come through e-mail, but easily more than half of the random winners have come through Facebook or Twitter. Do the math. The winner for the

–Whichever message method you choose is the only way you can enter. If you email your entry in, you cannot Facebook it in too. If I get an email entry and a Facebookentry, I’ll be deleting the Facebookentry. That means instead of getting two entries through Facebook, you’ll only get one entry through email. 

–Please know that you can go if you enter.

And congrats to Sue Birgfeld, who’s going to see the Lost 80s Live concert at Mount Airy on Sunday with tickets she won right here!

On to a couple links, have a great holiday weekend everyone!

substitute tooth with a tattoo and bam, there's your sequel

substitute tooth with a tattoo and bam, there's your sequel

Looks like we’re on the verge of a somewhat historic opening weekend for Hangover 2, even though the reviews aren’t agreeing. It seems like the complete opposite of the first one, which surprised people when it opened to $45 million, then went on to grind out $277 million as the surprise hit of 2009. This one seems like it’s going to open huge, then possibly peter out when the Facebook status updates start saying things like, “Same as 1st 1 dammit!!!” If it makes it to $120 million — and that looks like a pretty good bet right now — then it will be in the top 10 opening weekends of all time and the only R-rated movie to break $100 million opening weekend.

The bandwagon is slowing down on the revival of the Wolverine spin off series. It was going full blast, and people were running to jump on like Dottie and Kit in League of the Their Own. That ended the second signed-on director Darren Aronofsky decided to get off the train early, like, barely out of the train station early. It was still going at regular speed for a while because Fox said it’s sticking with the plan that got everyone excited in the first place, Wolverine’s dark times spent samurai training in Japan. Then the list of potential Aronofsky replacements came down yesterday — and that bandwagon running so smoothly for so long had to stop because some punk kid left a 2 by 4 on the tracks. Doug Liman is the only acceptable choice on that list at all. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is one of the underrated films — films, not action movies — of the 2000s, and I still watch Go every time I’m strolling through the channels. Maybe James Mangold could do it, but I don’t want to take a chance on finding out that answer.

there was a better part of billy bathgate, believe me

there was a better part of billy bathgate, believe me

Brian Hackett on Wings said he was a connoisseur of nudity in movies, so I think I would have rather he made this list than Entertainment Weekly, because EW’s list is pretty weak. Actually, couldn’t they just have linked to Mr. Skin’s list? Sure, there wouldn’t have been any guys in his list, but, umm, I’m OK with that. Couple big ones right off the top of my head that are missing from the EW list that aren’t sex scenes, just nude scenes that I can’t link or I’ll probably get fired. I’m sure you all have Google though: The dream sequence from Sirens (Elle McPhereson in her prime), before-she-was-famous Nicole Kidman in Billy Bathgate (saw it in the theater as a 16-year-old, blew me away), Alyssa Milano in Embrace of the Vampire (the culmination of my childhood), Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls (ditto) and Angelina Jolie in Gia (the point where I was convinced she’d be a star). Hey, here’s a bonus! Two guys — Bruce Willis and his pee pee in both Pulp Fiction and Color of Night and Richard Gere’s in American Gigolo. I wish I had more time to devote to this I’d come up with a much better list. But those are the ones off the top of my head.

I said last week that I was way down on The Ringer, the new Sarah Michelle Gellar CW show, when I read the synopsis. It sounded like a bad B-movie directed by Michael Bay. Then I watched the first trailers, and I started to come around a little bit. Now CW has thrown out another trailer … and I’m pretty sure I’m in. I don’t really know what it is about the trailer, but I’m interested. I’m not sure how I’m going to fit it into a Tuesday schedule with Glee, Raising Hope, The New Girl (another trailer favorite) and Sons of Anarchy, but dammit, I have to try! The good thing is the CW premieres its shows early, so I should have two weeks or so to decide if I like it or not. But right now, I like it.

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