Beginners’ Ewan McGregor Stars in the Freeze Frame Challenge!

by | Nov 29th, 2011 | 12:19PM | Filed under: Movies, Quizzes, Contests & Polls, Trailers

Beginners movieWe experienced a Thanksgiving miracle here at Redblog—someone OTHER than five-times-in-a-row victor Glenn Berkshier won this weekend’s Freeze Frame challenge.


I guess that means even ol’ Glenn’s gotta take a break every once in a while, or at least was thoughtful enough to give some other players a shot at the glory of being named CHAMPION. Or maybe he was just busy giving thanks for all of his other self-made aluminum foil trophies—that would certainly take a good chunk of time!

So who WAS the winner? I’m thrilled to announce that it was a first-time player, Marc, who knew that these three movies were Trainspotting, Big Fish, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This was kind of a tricky challenge because a lot of people didn’t know WHICH Star Wars film it was, but Marc was the submit the correct answer (on top of knowing the two other movies, of course). Way to go, Marc! Have a blast creating your aluminum foil trophy.

What’s crazy is that long-time player Lauranda came in second… for the third time in a row! There’s gotta be some special prize for that, right? How about a soup-lid medallion or something like that? Lauranda, I’ll let you choose what you want to make to commemorate this most joyous occasion.

In third was another newbie, Glen Waltemire. Let’s have a round of applause for Marc, Lauranda and Glen, shall we?  [Applause... applause.]

Interestingly enough, none of these three was the first to name the common link, which was actor Ewan McGregor. That honor goes to Candace Greene (who unfortunately guessed the wrong Star Wars movie or else she would’ve been the overall champion!). Lauranda and Glen recognized Ewan as the thread between the trio, too.

beginners movieI revolved everything around McGregor because he stars in a film that not only hit Redbox today, but also won Best Ensemble Performance AND tied with The Tree of Life for the top honor—Best Feature—at the Gotham Awards last night. That film is Mike Mills’ Beginners, which also stars Christopher Plummer and Inglourious Basterds‘ Mélanie Laurent… and the coolest movie dog I’ve laid eyes on in a really long time.

Since we’d linked this challenge from Redbox’s Facebook page and therefore figured we’d probably get higher participation levels (which we did), I stated on Saturday that I was going to limit the number of self-made Pins of Pride I’d allow to thirty. So here are the lucky folks who now get to spend at least a half-hour crafting their beautiful buttons to show off their accomplishment: Candace Greene, Lauranda, Glen Waltemire, Will, Jeremy Spain, Kay Washington, Jennifer Drago, Tom Long, Jeff, Alisha, Katie, Sarah Johnson, TheWalrus6, Elizabeth, Vincent, Brad Gills, Bradley Hinkson, hsmaury, Matthew the Movie Geek, Bridget, Brian, Michael Schwartz, Chris Lyons, Michael Lee, Emilee, Peter, Heather Stroop, Adriana F, Stacy Brungardt, AND Joe.

Wonderful job, one and all! Stay tuned for another challenge at some point this weekend, and don’t forget to check out Beginners. It really is a great little flick. Here’s it’s trailer to give you a taste of its laid-back vibe:

Beginners is now at Redbox!

Reserve a copy tonight.

5 Responses to “Beginners’ Ewan McGregor Stars in the Freeze Frame Challenge!”

  1. Lauranda
    Posted on November 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I was thinking a bridesmaid dress…out of aluminum foil of course.

  2. Glenn Berkshier
    Posted on November 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Congrats to this weeks winners. Yes, I did indeed take the contest “off” this time. Actually, I was taking a nap when the post got added. I caught it an hour after, and I knew my streak was over! Time to start a new one! :-)

  3. Erika Olson

    Posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    You definitely deserve a nap, my good man. : )

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

    - e

  4. Erika Olson

    Posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Now that is something I think we will definitely need to post a picture of… very fitting, love it!

    - e

  5. Glen Waltemire
    Posted on March 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Hey look… I came in third for something. Go me! This is what I get for not checking back for several months. :p