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Black History Month Giveaway: ‘King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis’

King - A Filmed Record

Ely Landau’s King: A Filmed Record received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary more than forty years ago, and strangely enough you could see that scenario repeating if it were released today—it’s that riveting, that smart, that important. (And actually this Sunday, it is being “released” again for a single day at select theaters.) Just […]

Giveaway: Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack of BULLY

Bully Combo Cover

Young people need to understand the way that media texts position them—even with, or perhaps especially with, those texts whose content they are sympathetic to…

Blu-ray Giveaway: Exemplar Message Movie ‘Won’t Back Down’

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All movies are message movies because, as media texts, they all have media messages.

Blu-ray Giveaway: Doctor Who Series 7 (Part One)

Doctor Who S7P1 Blu

Thanks to BBC America, Connect the Pop has three of the just-released-today Blu-rays to give away…

Book Giveaway: Totally MAD — 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity

MAD-Magazine-Totally-MAD-Cover

Is this the media literacy book of the year? A case could definitely be made…

Just-For-Fun Giveaway: Zombie Cupcakes Book

ZombieFingers

The tendency is to group fictional treatments of pop culture archetypes such as zombies with similar texts of fiction, but actually non-fiction texts such as this one can be far more reflective of fandom-based learning…

Giveaway: Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

Moonrise Kingdom Combo Pack

Debuting on home video today happens to be a film that’s in the running for my personal favorite among American releases of 2012. Moonrise Kingdom is just that kind of special. If, however, you didn’t get a chance to catch it in theaters, but are a fan of director Wes Anderson’s other work, including his […]