Friday, June 26, 2009

NEWS FLASH: Check Out the New Contest and HBO Special for Channing Tatum's 'Public Enemies'

Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd in 'Public Enemies'

One critic who recently screened Channing Tatum's highly-anticipated historical drama 'Public Enemies' raved about the film saying it "is glorious and levitational -- the most captivating, beautifully composed and freshly conceived gangster movie since Bonnie and Clyde. It's an art film first, a Mann head-and-heart trip second, a classic machine-gun action pulverizer third, and a conventional popcorn movie fourth."

BankRaid.com Website for Channing Tatum's 'Public Enemies'

In case you haven't seen it yet, I also wanted to let everyone know about Universal's new BankRaids.com website where fans can become Public Enemy #1 by playing their Bank Raid Game and can even create a Wanted Poster in your own likeness.

Universal Pictures has just launched Bank Raids, an online game and microsite that marries the 1930’s Chicago gang milieu with Facebook and Twitter to promote the film.

The Bank Raids game challenges users to rise to the notorious level of criminal infamy that Public Enemies’ main character, John Dillinger, achieved back in the 30s. Bank Raids offers a pretty intricate, yet simple, game play experience where you can rob banks, recruit gang members, buy guns, increase your notoriety, and hopefully avoid the long arm of the law.

On the site, fans in the UK, Australia, Austria, Germany, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland can also enter their new competition. CLICK HERE to get all of the contest details.

If you missed HBO's "first look" at 'Public Enemies', then you're in luck! You can watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the special below. For the first time, you'll even see Chan (Pretty Boy Floyd) get shot by Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis) in their action-packed scene around the 3:15 mark of the first video...

Finally, you can watch a ton of new 'Public Enemies' clips, trailers, tv spots, and press junket interviews with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Coutillard, and director Michael Mann at TrailerAddict.com.

'Public Enemies' hits US and UK theaters on July 1, 2009.

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