'Up in the Air' -- It Might Win an Oscar, and You Might Win a Copy

By Monday morning the world will know this year's Oscar winners. We're happy to see that one of our favorite films from this year, "Up in the Air," was nominated for several awards, including Best Picture. Best Actor nominee George Clooney, after all, is the man. Ever since his guest role on "The Golden Girls" in 1987, it was clear he was destined for greatness. And his filmography is getting...

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Join Asylum at Tonight's Monthly SACAPUNTAS! Show

Asylum is pleased to announce that we'll be sponsoring a monthly comedy show at the Bowery Poetry Club, beginning tonight. ¡SACAPUNTAS! -- which sounds like a dirty sex maneuver, but actually means "pencil sharpener" in Spanish -- is the brainchild of Dan Allen and Ray Devito. You might remember Dan from Asylum's Not-So-Silent Night of Comedy back in December. Their event is New York's...

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Attention Comic Addicts -- Give LongBox a Try With a Free Gift Code

We know a good chunk of our Asylum readers are comic book fanatics, and it's about time we honor you guys with more than just photos of Batman Burlesque. Now that the digital comic book solution you've been waiting for is finally here, we want to put its power in your hands. LongBox Digital (LBX) is a new application-based platform for the secure distribution, sale and enjoyment of comic books...

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Bundle Up, With Asylum's 'Frozen' Giveaway

"Frozen," which hits theaters today, is the latest film pitting its protagonists in an agonizing situation against Mother Nature (see: "Open Water," "Alive"). The movie tells the story of three snowboarders who get stranded on a chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they've been left behind dangling high off the...

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Coming to a Rooftop Near You -- Beehives?

Landlords, restaurateurs and people with epinephrine pens are keeping an eye out for Feb. 3, when the Dept. of Health will hold a public hearing regarding lifting the city's beekeeping ban, which was instated 10 years ago. Citing the insects as dangerous, wild animals, the current laws call for fines of up to $2,000 for illegally keeping hives. But this hasn't stopped badass beekeepers around...

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Official Rules: Asylum's Total Gym Giveaway

Asylum's Total Gym Sweepstakes Official Rules No Purchase Required to Enter or Win Eligibility: Asylum's Total Gym Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of AOL Inc., Vertive, Inc., their advertising or promotion...

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Because Chuck Norris Says So -- Asylum's Total Gym XLS Giveaway

Who isn't sick of all the talk of New Year's resolutions? Here at Asylum, we've spent the past week strategically refusing to participate in the generic lose-weight/join-the-gym/go-on-a-diet regimen. After all, sitting still can be considered an accomplishment, so get off our back, already. Unless the person telling us to shape up is Chuck Muthaf**king Norris. In that case, we'll obey the...

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Asylum's 'Inglourious Basterds' Prize Pack Giveaway

In case your granny didn't give you any legit presents over the holidays, Asylum has a nice and gory offer to save the season: our "Inglourious Basterds" giveaway. The film -- the DVD of which was released on Dec. 15 -- has already been nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director. Since we loved Tarantino's latest revenge flick as much as the...

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Fill Your 'Conchords' Void With a Free 'Diagnosis Death' DVD

For those of us who haven't recovered from the regrettable news that "Flight of the Conchords" will not return for a third season, solace can be found tomorrow when the "Diagnosis Death" DVD hits stores. "Conchords" cast members, including Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby and Jemaine Clement, star in this horror comedy about a medical experiment gone wrong. It's chock full of obscure, New Zealander humor...

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Shave Your Way Into 2010 With a Free Panasonic ES-LA63-S

Looking for something for that special beardo in your life? Or perhaps you're a certified grizzly man yourself in need of an impeccable shave? Well good news: Asylum is giving away one of the finest electric razors on the market. The Panasonic ES-LA63-S is a wet/dry rechargeable shaver with lots of nifty bells and whistles. It's got a rapid-fire 14,000-cycle-per-minute linear motor drive, which...

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