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22

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Spotlight

I was so happy when Spotlight was named Best Picture at last week’s Academy Awards because 1) it broke the tie between my son and me, so I finally won our family Oscar pool, 2) it gave me faith in the future of movies that a good story was more highly prized than visually-focused action crap films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, 3) it shows the importance of solid, investigative reporting, and will hopefully inspire the next generation to return to it after decades of tabloid journalism, 4) it’s a great movie.

Spotlight is the true story about the team of reporters at the Boston Globe who broke the scandal of priests abusing children. With tenacity, determination and compassion, they exposed a cover-up that had been going on for decades and that had reached the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal and government establishment. The investigation itself won a Pulitzer Prize, and the movie absolutely does it justice, deservedly winning its industry’s highest honor in the process.

With an all-star cast starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery, this is ensemble acting at its best.

Spotlight Bluray Combo PackSpotlight is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and it comes with some fascinating bonus features, including: Uncovering the Truth: A Spotlight Team Roundtable, Spotlight: A Look Inside and The State of Journalism.

I have half a dozen Blu-ray Combo Packs to give away to Midlife at the Oasis subscribers.  (If you’re not a subscriber, first sign up for my weekly newsletter in the right sidebar of this page.)

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below. For a second chance, tweet this:

Contest ends on March 13 at midnight Pacific time. Winners will be notified by return email. Prizes can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.

Comments

  1. Spotlight is the best film I’ve seen in a long time!

  2. kathy decicco says:

    Great movie! Thanks for the contest!

  3. Suzanne Miller says:

    Great movie making about a taboo subject Congrats to a great crew

  4. I saw this movie on Thanksgiving and am glad that I did.

  5. Juan Ciccone says:

    I would love to win this movie! It’s so good! Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. I’ve been wanting to watch Spotlight for the longest time.

  7. We never got a chance to see Spotlight in the theaters Would love to watch it from the comfort of our home, while munching on Dunkin’ Donuts! I don’t think I have ever had one!! 🤗

  8. Betsy Pauzauskie says:

    I haven’t seen Spotlight. However, based on comments, it sounds really good!

  9. Marlene Morrow says:

    Would love to win. Thanks for the contest

  10. What I love about Spotlight, is that it sheds light on so many similar scenarios in life where Shame keeps us from honoring our truth and our souls.

  11. latisha depoortere says:

    I would love to see this movie looks so good! Thank you for the chance.

  12. My son highly recommended this movie to me. He said it’s everything i love ..a good story, high drama, mystery..and now that its a winner, the academy agrees!

  13. Haven’t seen this movie yet….maybe I need to WIN a copy!!!

  14. Gail Grossfeld says:

    Would be very happy to win. Haven’t seen the movie yet but look forward to seeing it soon!!
    Very important subject.

  15. Mary Tharp says:

    Would love to see the movie.

  16. Geraldine says:

    Great movie, would be happy to win so I can watch it again.

  17. Robyn Talbott says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I can’t wait to see this movie.

  18. Kathy Grega says:

    This movie is long overdue. At last, exposed.

  19. Gaye McGill says:

    I haven’t seen this movie yet and would love to win a copy to watch at home.

  20. Would love to see this! Thanks for the chance!

  21. George Schneider says:

    In the movie “Spotlight” we see an example of what good journalism can and should be all about. Great film!

  22. Gene Newman says:

    Wonderful movie. Would love to watch it again at home.

  23. Have heard so much about this movie from friends; would be great to win the blu-ray.

  24. Susan Doppelt says:

    Great movie and a true story. It deserved an Oscar.

  25. Frank P says:

    Looks like an interesting movie.

  26. I’ve not seen the movie yet. This expose was way overdue. How many had to suffer before this story was revealed – and will suffer for the rest of their lives.

  27. Margot C says:

    We saw this film. I thought it was brilliant, though I was stunned when it won best picture!

  28. Maryann D. says:

    I have not seen a good movie in a long time, so I would like to see this.

  29. Maryann D. says:
  30. Yolanda Arroyo says:

    This one of the best movies I have seen in a long time I do attend movies at lest twice per week. I am not surprised that was voted the best movie of the year.

  31. Bernie W says:

    I saw this movie last week and enjoyed it. I hope to win so I can watch it again. Thanks for the giveaway. I tweeted the tweet.

  32. Would love to win this contest and get to see this movie. Thanks..

  33. Judy Casper says:

    I haven’t seen it yet but now will wait because hopefully, I will win it!

  34. Tammy Evans says:

    I really want to see this, thanks for the chance

  35. Thomas Kelly says:

    I look forward to seeing this.

  36. Wendy S says:

    I would love to win this ! I try to see all of the Oscar nominated films and haven’t seen this one yet. Thank you for the opportunity !

  37. Michael Bratek says:

    A great film that needs to be in everyone’s collection.

  38. I can’t wait to see Spotlight and wonder if it is showing in Europe yet.

  39. Barbara Lima says:

    I would love to have this movie. There was such denial.

  40. The true story behind the film sounds amazing, I’d love to see it!

  41. Birdiebee says:

    I would love to watch this movie.

  42. Jenny Q. says:

    This looks like a great movie. I can’t wait to see it.

  43. Kay Lynn says:

    I would love to see the movie. I really just learned about it watching the Oscars.

  44. Kay Lynn says:
  45. Caitlin Rumpf says:

    Going to see “Spotlight” and the others nominated for best movie asap. I haven’t been able to see any of them yet…but I will!

    It was a good day today…

  46. Chantelle Walker says:

    Great and powerful movie, would love to win!

  47. Chantelle Walker says:
  48. Deborah Anderson says:

    Looking forward to seeing this!

  49. Debbie Terry says:

    a bit hesitant to see it – but I will.

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