Want to See “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Man of Steel,” Etc., for FREE?

"Zero Dark Thirty" stars Jessica Chastain (center) as a CIA analyst determined to find Osama Bin Laden
“Zero Dark Thirty” stars Jessica Chastain (center) as a CIA analyst determined to find Osama Bin Laden

Want to see Zero Dark Thirty, Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, etc., for FREE? You can. All you have to do is sign up for a FREE subscription to the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Free-Film List, edited and published by Robert W. McDowell since November 2007. For more information about this list and related topics, please visit our Internet landing page and read our articles about Getting Information About *Free* Sneak Previews and Sneak-Preview Etiquette.

FFL FREE, which is usually e-mailed on Sunday, is a FREE once-a-week compilation of information that will help you obtain your own passes to sneak previews in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC area of North Carolina. To subscribe to FFL FREE, just e-mail me at RobertM748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.

FFL PREMIUM, which also provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage on advance screenings in the Triangle, includes daily updates (as necessary) and FFL PREMIUM INSTANT ALERTS whenever a new RSVP code or link is posted online. To subscribe to FFL PREMIUM, contact me at a screening (just go to the head of the line and ask for “Robert”) or mail a check for $9.99 or $49.99 to:

Robert W. McDowell
1828 Honeysuckle Road #13
Raleigh, NC 27609-6220

Please include your FULL NAME, your E-MAIL ADDRESS*, and your PHONE NUMBER.

NOTE: Until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 31st, the cost of FFL PREMIUM will be just $9.99 for one month and $49.99 for six months (i.e., January 1-June 30, 2013). Starting February 1st, the subscription price will be $15 for one month and $75 for six months.

On average, there are two to five advance screenings per week. January sneak previews listed so far include:

For more information about these and other advance screenings in the Triangle, e-mail RobertM748@aol.com.

Twenty-five coming attractions are listed below.

*Monthly subscribers can submit one e-mail address, whereas six-month subscribers can submit two.

COMING ATTRACTIONS, February-December 2013

February 2013

Beautiful Creatures (opens February 13th): http://beautifulcreatures.warnerbros.com/

A Good Day to Die Hard (opens February 14th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Good_Day_to_Die_Hard

March 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful (opens March 8th): http://disney.go.com/thewizard/

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (opens March 29th): http://www.gijoemovie.com/

The Host (opens March 29th): http://thehostthefilm.com/

April 2013

The Heat (opens April 5th): https://www.facebook.com/TheHeatMovie

Evil Dead (opens April 12th): http://www.evildead-movie.com/

May 2013

Iron Man 3 (opens May 3rd): http://marvel.com/ironman3

The Great Gatsby (opens May 10th): http://thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/

Star Trek into Darkness (opens May 17th): http://www.startrekmovie.com/

Fast & Furious 6 (opens May 24th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious_6

The Hangover Part III (opens May 24th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hangover_Part_III

The Lone Ranger (opens May 31st): http://disney.go.com/the-lone-ranger/

June 2013

After Earth (opens June 7th): http://www.afterearth.com/site/

Man of Steel (opens June 14th): http://manofsteel.warnerbros.com/index.html

Monsters University (opens June 21st): http://video.disney.com/watch/monsters-university-teaser-4c2899b584acccbb0101810c

World War Z (opens June 21st): http://www.worldwarzmovie.com/

White House Down (opens June 28th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Down

July 2013

Pacific Rim (opens July 12th): http://pacificrimmovie.warnerbros.com/index.html

The Wolverine (opens July 26th): http://www.thewolverinemovie.com/us/

August 2013

Elysium (opens August 9th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysium_(film)

October 2013

The World’s End (opens October 25th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World’s_End

November 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (opens November 22nd): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games:_Catching_Fire

December 2013

Anchorman: The Legend Continues (opens December 20th): http://www.anchormanmovie.com/

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (opens December 13th): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/ and http://www.thehobbit.com/


Robert W. McDowell is editor and publisher of Triangle Review, a FREE weekly e-mail arts newsletter. This article is reprinted with permission from Triangle Review.

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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).