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2 items from 2011 Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Matt Damon’s ‘We Bought a Zoo’

14 December 2011 9:49 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In our latest family dramedy edition of Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the new film “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson from the director of “Jerry Maguire”!

We Bought a Zoo” also stars Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Macfadyen, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo, J.B. Smoove, Stephanie Szostak, Michael Panes, Kym Whitley and Todd Stanton from writer and director Cameron Crowe along with writer Aline Brosh McKenna.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “We Bought a Zoo” courtesy of, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

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Lon reviews: ‘Backwash’

7 January 2011 11:55 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Today on LonsTV's I'm looking at the original comedy series Backwash from writer/creator/star Joshua Malina and Danny Leiner (director of the modern comedy classic Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle). The 3 lead characters in Backwash are on the run from the law in a stolen ice cream truck, with only their meager wits and $100,000 in stolen money to sustain them. But the show isn't so much about the driving forward momentum of plot than the bizarre, sophomoric, frequently non sequitur hijinks of man-child Jonesy (Michael Panes), fast-talking schemer Val (Malina) and their accomplice, ice cream truck driver Nick (Michael Ian Black of The State and Stella). Less sitcom than extended comedy sketch, each episode of Backwash opens with a well-known TV star narrating the boys' strange cross-country journey, in the style of Masterpiece Theater. (The ongoing joke is that it's based on a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, »

- Lon Harris

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