IBJ Movie Night: 'American Hustle.' Win tickets.

December 13, 2013
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I'm happy to be able to offer tickets to another of my ten favorite films of the year (I'll be posting my list soon).

This time, it's David O'Russell's "American Hustle" featuring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Whether or not you really want to know the dirt behind Abscam, this is one of the films to see this holiday season. And you can catch it at a sneak preview Dec. 18 at Studio Movie Grill.

All you need to do is enter below and name your favorite and least favorite things about the 1970s (when the film is set).

I'll pick winners at random until passes are gone.

Good luck.

  • 70's...
    Favorite: Led Zeppelin Least favorite: it happened before I was born
  • 1970s...
    Favorite: ABBA Least favorite: War, man.
  • 70s
    Favorite: the music Least: Watergate
  • 1970's
    Favorite: Muhammed Ali , Least Favorite: Lack of jobs during the war
  • 70s
    Favorite: the kick-ass music Least Favorite: Lots of terrible laws were passed
  • Contest
    Bell bottoms
  • 1970s Contest
    Favorite: disco music Least: men's fashion
  • 1970's
    Music and I was born :)
    • 1970's
      Some fashion
      • HUSTLE
        The Eagles and Niel Diamond
      • Scorsese & Disco
        Favorite: Martin Scorsese emerged as a master filmmaker in the 70's. Least Favorite: Disco and bellbottoms were prevalent.
      • 1970's
        Music and I was born :) was my favorite and least favorite was some of the fashion
      • 70s
        the music since i'm a 80s baby :-)
      • 1970's
        My favorite was a cross country road trip with our 5 kids.
      • 70s
        disco music was the best! and who can forget the fashionable bell bottoms?
      • Hustle
        Classic rock will never die. War is never fun
      • 70s
        Favorite: Microsoft/Star Wars Beginnings Least: Jonestown/Watergate
      • 1970's
        Best: music, worst: Ford pinto
      • 1970's
        Favorite: It was when my parents were married. Going on 42 years of teaching me what true love and friendship is all about. Of course I was also born in the 70's, which makes them even better. Least Favorite: I missed truly living in the 70's. My mom always says I am an Old Soul and was born "after my time".
      • 70's
        Favorite - Great movies Least - The clothes
      • '70s Contest
        My favorite thing about the '70s was The Dark Side of the Moon. My least favorite thing was the 3 Mile Island accident.
      • 70's
        Loved the blizzard of ''78 and making huge snow forts in the backyard. Disliked the clothes.
      • 1970s
        Favorite: the music Least Favorite: women's fashion
      • 1970's
        Fav: tie between music and the movies Least: the styles. Seriously?
      • 1970's
        Can't have a favorite or least favorite b/c I wasn't born yet :(
      • 7 Ds
        most fave: punk rock, fat elvis most unfave: the captain & tennille, the breakup of the beatles (offically 1970, count it)
      • 70s
        Style, music and all in between.
      • 1970s
        Favorite: Martin Scorcese's Raging Bull turned Robert De Niro into a star and showed the purest form of method acting as De Niro gained 60 lbs to play Jake La Motta. Least favorite: While this is said for every decade ten years later, what was considered "fashionable" is odd.
      • FAV
        Favorite: Bell bottoms
        • Least Fav
          Least favorite: bell bottoms (both!)
        • 70s
          Favorite thing is Led Zeppelin. Least favorite thing about the 70s, is disco!
        • american hustle
          Favorite: the sports Worst: the clothes
        • the 70's
          Favorite: cruising and music Least favorite: school and the draft
        • 70s Contest
          Favorite: music. Least favorite: platform shoes
        • The 70's
          Favorite: music. Least favorite: clothing.
        • American Hustle
          Favorite Thing: Roller Skates. Least Favorite Thing: Polyester pants.
        • I cannot wait to see American Hustle!!
          My favorite things about the 70's: the music! The clothes and of course the hairstyles! My least favorite things: the war and being too young to drink!
        • American Hustle
          Favorite - folk music Least Favorite - leisure suits!!!
        • Least Favorite Thing
          As much as I loved the ridiculous bell bottoms, my Lear favorite thing would be the Bee Gee's. Ha!
        • Hustle
          Loved the music and dislike the clothing
        • For the win
          Favorite - John Travolta Least - Platform shoes and metal wheeled roller skates
        • Daisey dukes
          Like: girls in daisey dukes Dislike: hair spray
        • American hustle
          My favorite thing: Styx! least favorite thing: jim Morrison's death. :(
        • American Hustle
          Favorite Thing: Star Wars Worst Thing: Bell bottom pants
        • The 70's
          My favorite things: rock music and the movies. Mu least favorite thing: being a gawky teen
        • American Hustle- "Win Tickets"
          I love the music, fashion and free spirit of the 70's
        • 70s
          Favorite: the music. Least favorite: fashion choices.
        • 70s
          Favorite: Godfather 1 and 2. Least Favorite: Milhouse Nixon :-)
        • 70's
          Favorite: Jaws, Least Favorite: The song "Loving You"
        • 70"s
          Favorite thing Rocky Least Favorite The clothes.
        • 70's contest
          Favorite-Myself being born and bell bottoms. Least favorite-Music
        • 70's memories
          It will be very interesting to see how these young actors and actresses feel the time period!
        • Days of Yore
        • BEST THING ABOUN THE 70s
          Disco music and bell bottom pants (and being young enough to wear them).
        • Best and Worst
          The best - striped tube socks and jarts. The worst - Anita Bryant and pet rocks.
        • stuff
          Favorite: foreigner. Least: that I was only alive for 2 years and 3 months.
        • American Hustle
          Favorite: The Godfather (Parts 1 and 2) Least Favorite: Disco
        • 70's
          fave: women's hairstyle least: mens' hairstyle
        • groovy 70's
          Favorite-the Movies: Star Wars, Jaws, Godfather, Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever, etc, etc Least-Fads: pet rocks, mexican jumping beans,puka shells, polyester clothes
        • 70's
          Favorite: The music Least Favorite: I never got to experience it! or ..Some of the music lol
        • Hustle
          Favorite Godfather1&2 Least Favorite Hip Hugers
        • 70's
          best: music worst: music I know, but it's true
        • American Hustle Tickets
          I like the hair cuts and dislike the slang.
        • Contest
          My favorite of the 70's was the music and i hated most of the clothes.
        • Favs and Not So
          Favs: Afros! Least favs: platform shoes with fishes inside the heels haha
        • Favs and Not So
          Favs: Afros Least favs: platform shoes with fishes in the heels
        • 70's
          My favorite thing about 70's is I got married and had 2 children. The least favorite is the war.
        • Fav and Least of the 70s
          Favorite: Grease Lightning! Least: Racism
        • 70's
          Favorite: Moon landings Least: Sports uniforms
        • 70's
          Favorite - the music Least favorite - the clothes
        • THAT 70's
          Favorite:young love and spiritual journeys Least favorite: Plane crash in Tikal Guatamala (RIP)
        • That 70's Show
          Favorite: The Brady Bunch Lear Favorite (specifically after 1974): The lack of new Brady bunch episodes

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        2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

        3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

        4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

        5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.