Tickets for Virgin Alexander

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Rick Faugno and Bronson Pinchot in a scene shot in the Adirondack Trust building.

OK, change of plan: we're just giving away the tickets -- and extended the deadline. (original post after the jump)

We're giving away two tickets to the soldout 6:30 pm screening of Virgin Alexander at the Spectrum on August 3. If you'd like to enter the drawing for them, answer this question in the comments:

What's your favorite movie comedy and why?

That's it. We'll draw a name at random.

As mentioned above, the 6:30 pm screening on August 3 is sold out. But we were able to add a second screening at 9 pm. There are still tickets available for the second screening. They're $9.25 (the regular price for a movie at the Spectrum). You can buy tickets online -- which we recommend, because the second screening is already about half full.

Important: Comments must be submitted by 5 pm Friday (July 29, 2011). You must answer the question completely to be in the drawing. And you must include a working email address (that you check regularly). The winner will be notified by noon on Saturday and must respond by 9 am Monday (August 1).

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Why this changed: After thinking about this, we decided it could be a little weird sponsoring the screening and getting someone to review it. Also: it's more fun to just go to the movie, without having to do homework.

If you've already entered -- thanks! You're still entered!
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The AOA-organized screenings of Virgin Alexander are coming up next Wednesday at The Spectrum. The indie comedy was shot in Saratoga last summer, so it should be fun to see all the local spots in the film.

Is Virgin Alexander a good movie? We don't know. We haven't seen it. But we're curious and we're guessing a bunch of other people are, too.

So we're looking for someone to review the movie. The person we select will get two tickets for the sold-out 6:30 pm screening on August 3 -- after which we'd like you to write a short review that we'll post on AOA.

Here's how to apply: in the comments, please name your favorite movie comedy, with a few sentences about why it's great. We'll pick one person based on the responses.

As mentioned above, the 6:30 pm screening on August 3 is sold out. But we were able to add a second screening at 9 pm -- and the filmmakers, Sean Fallon and Charlotte Barrett, will be there to introduce the film and answer questions afterward. There are still tickets available for the second screening. They're $9.25 (the regular price for a movie at the Spectrum). You can buy tickets online -- which we recommend, because the second screening is already about half full.

Important: Comments must be submitted by noon on Friday (July 29, 2011). You must answer the question completely to be considered. (This is not a random drawing.) And you must include a working email address (that you check regularly). The chosen person will be notified by 5 pm Friday and must respond by 9 am Monday (August 1). As with all contributors, AOA reserves the right to edit the piece in collaboration with the writer, or not publish it at all.

Comments

Saving Grace. This is a British film about a proper English lady who, upon learning that she is about to go into foreclosure, decides to turn her green house into a drug operation to avoid loosing her home. Accents, pot, gangsters, and tea ... a recipe for hilarity. Bonus: Craig Ferguson (of Late Night fame) plays the gardener who comes up with the scheme.

Hands down this has got to be Groundhog Day. Bill Murray's portrayal of a pompous, self-serving newscaster is flawless. Meanwhile, his emotional descent into despair, desperation, and finally acceptance of an unquestionably ridiculous situation helps us to invest in a previously unlikeable character's fate completely, all while remaining utterly hilarious. And if that doesn't sell it, he makes a movie co-starring Andie MacDowell totally watchable. Now that's acting genius!

High Fidelity: One of the very few movies ever made to actually capture what guys are really like and what we think about, and how see the world. At least, from my perspective. Maybe not for all guys. Whatever. We pretend to understand what's going on even if we don't have a clue. We can over think things. We make lists. we get obsessed. We compare constantly. Sometimes we're just not willing to accept our fate. High Fidelity isn't the "funniest" comedy ever, but it's still my favorite. Well, maybe not even my favorite, but it's in my top 5.

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