Win one of four copies of The Imitation Game inspiration book Alan Turing: The Enigma

alan-turing-enigmaThe Imitation Game is turning heads during the award season this year, with several nominations from both The Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild. We’re giving you a chance to win one of four copies of Alan Turing: The Enigma, the biography, written by Andrew Hodges, about the historical mathematician who the film is based on.

Alan Turing was a key British figure in the end of WWII for his unmatched skills in codebreaking. His Turing machine, which led the way for developments in computer science and algorithms, successfully cracked several Nazi codes, leading to several key victories for the Allied forces. Despite his several key contributions to his country, in 1952 he was prosecuted for homosexual acts, which were illegal in the United Kingdom at the time. After he pled guilty, he was given the open of imprisonment or hormone treatments; he decided to take hormone treatments, which led to serious side effects, including impotence. Turing died of cyanide poisoning in 1954. The police determined that his death was a suicide.

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  1. SharonB • December 31, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

    The Theory of Everything

  2. Sonja Muller • December 31, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

    The Imitation Game. And I will definitely go see it this weekend!

  3. Chris Hill • December 31, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (first movie I ever took my nephew to!)

  4. Rachel plouffe • December 31, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

    Hunger games

  5. Alanna • December 31, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

    The Theory of Everything

  6. ibrink • December 31, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

    The Imitation Game.

  7. Jenna B. • December 31, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  8. Vivian • December 31, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

    The Imitation Game was a well-done movie

  9. Maxime • December 31, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

    The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

  10. Jenn K • December 31, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

    Into the Woods

  11. James Winson • December 31, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

    Top Five. I found it very amusing and entertaining movie!

  12. aketch • December 31, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

    The Imitation Game, of course!

  13. Wally Thom • December 31, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

    Wild

  14. David Lashmore • December 31, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

    Imitation Game: The imitation game clearly illustrates that the greatest achievements are by an individual not a committee. If Turing was less brilliant his superiors would have never given him a chance and only in those desperate WWII circumstances could his achievements be possible at all. Not only did he save more than 14 million or so lives but he laid the groundwork for the computer technology that now for better or worse dominates our age. The movie was very well done.

  15. Wendy Thys • December 31, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

    The Hobbit. I have been waiting all year to watch it.

  16. Carla Mysko • December 31, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

    Into the Woods

  17. Ruthie • December 31, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

    The Imitation Game!

  18. Carey Hurst • December 31, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

    Into the Woods

  19. Amanda • December 31, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

  20. William Wahl • December 31, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

    The Theory of Everything.

  21. Amy Wahl • December 31, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

    Into The Woods

  22. Yolanda • December 31, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

    The Imitation Game, of course. It was well-crafted, great acting and kept me hooked through the entire movie.

  23. Marilyn Macklin • December 31, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

    The Imitation Game

  24. Roy H • December 31, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

    The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

  25. charityk • December 31, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

    into the woods

  26. Mary Lumsden • December 31, 2014 @ 1:02 PM

    oh the Hobbit with my family-has been a yearly tradition!!!!was sooo good!

  27. Karen • December 31, 2014 @ 1:05 PM

    into the woods

  28. Faith Arseneault • December 31, 2014 @ 1:20 PM

    Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies

  29. kerry • December 31, 2014 @ 1:25 PM

    HOBBIT

  30. Kathy • December 31, 2014 @ 1:26 PM

    Hunger games

  31. Andrea L • December 31, 2014 @ 1:34 PM

    Definitely The Imitation Game

  32. Anne Marie Beaudet • December 31, 2014 @ 1:35 PM

    The Imitation Game 🙂

  33. Diane Lee • December 31, 2014 @ 1:40 PM

    The imitation game (of course) and into the woods.

  34. Ten Yang • December 31, 2014 @ 1:42 PM

    The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

  35. Jojo • December 31, 2014 @ 1:55 PM

    Unbroken.🚤⚓🎥

  36. Laura • December 31, 2014 @ 1:58 PM

    The Immitation Game

  37. Terry Wong • December 31, 2014 @ 1:59 PM

    The Imitation Game

  38. Gary • December 31, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

    The Imitation Game

  39. Joana • December 31, 2014 @ 2:01 PM

    I watched the Imitation Game and it is definitely in my top 5 for 2014.

  40. Debbie F • December 31, 2014 @ 2:03 PM

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

  41. Linda Bleskue • December 31, 2014 @ 2:08 PM

    Imitation game for sure

  42. Zvi • December 31, 2014 @ 2:25 PM

    The hobbit

  43. Elizabeth B • December 31, 2014 @ 2:34 PM

    The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (I haven’t seen Imitation Game yet)

  44. Debbie Bashford • December 31, 2014 @ 2:43 PM

    The Captive

  45. Jamie Schroeder • December 31, 2014 @ 2:49 PM

    So far The Battle of Five Armies, but can’t wait to see the Imitation Game!

  46. Chris Beaugrand • December 31, 2014 @ 2:56 PM

    The Imitation Game

  47. Lindsey • December 31, 2014 @ 3:01 PM

    The Interview!

  48. Sam • December 31, 2014 @ 3:26 PM

    The Imitation Game

  49. Marla • December 31, 2014 @ 3:31 PM

    It’s a tie between the theory of everything and the imitation game

  50. Drew • December 31, 2014 @ 3:32 PM

    The hobbit 🙂

  51. Janet Knudsen • December 31, 2014 @ 3:51 PM

    The Imitation Game of course

  52. Joanne Thompson • December 31, 2014 @ 4:02 PM

    Definitely “The Imitation Game”!! Excellent movie.

  53. Bonnie • December 31, 2014 @ 4:32 PM

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  54. Hellen Koufakis • December 31, 2014 @ 4:43 PM

    Imitation Game is up there but so is into the woods and the hobbit.

  55. Wayne Yuzik • December 31, 2014 @ 5:23 PM

    A great movie about a war hero of a different sort. Perhaps,it’s only in this day and age that this unsung hero and genius is finally being recognized for his part in saving Allied lives.

  56. Jason E Woods • December 31, 2014 @ 5:44 PM

    The Imitation Game!

  57. Suzanne Kristy • December 31, 2014 @ 5:51 PM

    My Favorite movie release was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 😀

  58. Siu Fong • December 31, 2014 @ 5:59 PM

    Wild

  59. Joe Martz • December 31, 2014 @ 6:13 PM

    Imitation Game. Without a doubt.

  60. Alayne Langford • December 31, 2014 @ 6:13 PM

    The Imitation Game with the incomparable Benedict Cumberbatch stole my heart but Interstellar blew my mind! 🙂

  61. Debra F • December 31, 2014 @ 6:15 PM

    Wild

  62. Judy Graschuk • December 31, 2014 @ 7:08 PM

    I am looking forward to seeing The Imitation Game as soon as possible!!

  63. Aly • December 31, 2014 @ 7:22 PM

    The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything & Unbroken!

  64. Laura • December 31, 2014 @ 7:47 PM

    We went to see Unbroken and it was fantastic!

  65. richard • December 31, 2014 @ 8:36 PM

    Hunger games

  66. NAT • December 31, 2014 @ 9:05 PM

    the HOBBIT . first Tolkien movie i was able to see in theaters and it was great!

  67. Milena • December 31, 2014 @ 9:57 PM

    The Imitation Game

  68. Colin Walther • December 31, 2014 @ 9:58 PM

    The Imitation Game – I like dramas based on true events and this movie was very good!

  69. Patricia Hachey • December 31, 2014 @ 10:17 PM

    Into the Woods

  70. Lori JB • December 31, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

    The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

  71. Willy • December 31, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

    Night at the Museum : Secret of the Tomb

  72. Lily • December 31, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

    Annie

  73. Lily • December 31, 2014 @ 11:43 PM

    Into the Woods

  74. Angela • December 31, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

    Unbroken

  75. Francis C • December 31, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

    American Sniper

  76. Nyuk • December 31, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

  77. Siobhan • January 1, 2015 @ 7:22 AM

    The Imitation Game

  78. Alyssa • January 1, 2015 @ 8:19 AM

    The hobbit

  79. Sidney Yuen • January 1, 2015 @ 9:02 AM

    Into the Woods– I loved the Singing in this excellent movie and the Awesome Storyline and Cast!!!

  80. Kay • January 1, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

    Into the Woods

  81. Alex Neilson • January 1, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

    I am very excited to go see The Imitation Game.

  82. Gwen Collins • January 1, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

    Always prefer to use the Silvercity Theatre here in Victoria BC. Super enjoyed this show. One of a handful that I consider worth going to see again.

  83. Debbie F • January 1, 2015 @ 1:57 PM

    The hobbit

  84. Linda C • January 1, 2015 @ 7:07 PM

    Hunger Games

  85. Lori P • January 1, 2015 @ 7:24 PM

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  86. Florence C • January 2, 2015 @ 7:21 AM

    Unbroken

  87. sian vadnais • January 2, 2015 @ 9:35 PM

    The Hobbit:Battle of the 5 Armies 😊

  88. sian vadnais • January 2, 2015 @ 9:37 PM

    Hobbit:Battle of the 5 armies

  89. SueSueper • January 6, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

    Imitation Game

  90. Art • January 11, 2015 @ 8:33 PM

    Unbroken

  91. Len • January 11, 2015 @ 10:53 PM

    The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

  92. J. Keenan • January 17, 2015 @ 6:15 PM

    The Imitation Game… fabulous movie!

  93. Lionel • February 7, 2015 @ 9:02 AM

    I disagree on your view about 3D, baucese if it is used on the right purpose it’s a cool enhancement. When writing this I think about Avatar On the high frame rate: I use it on my TV to smooth blu-ray movies, and I quickly got used to it. The image is more clear and I have the impression, that I’m able to perceive more details. Especially on wide camera angles (e.g. landscape-scenes). And I think the smoother the frame rate, the more natural it feels. But I don’t want to say 24p is dead or should be, there is a certain aestathic that still can give a movie an edge, e.g. a lot of action- and war-movies made use of stuttering’ frame rates to get a somewhat gritty look (for example when lot’s of debris and stuff flies around). So, I think there should be enough space for both 24p and 48p. On which I completely disagree: 48p looks like TV-soap . That’s crap, it’s only a justification by people who urge to hate the high frame rate technology. Why do I write that? Because especially with movies in high-def quality you quickly adjust to the higher framerate.On the Movie: I fully agree. It isn’t as epic as The Lord of the Rings and most of the dwarves are difficult to remember (not only their names), but I think that’s not a big setback, baucese most of them are fun by creating lots of funny scenes (dwarf inhaling flies and exhaling them while snorting, I laughed pretty hard on that one). It isn’t as serious as TLOTR, but it still is a movie both for young and old (although maybe not too young, for there are still some grim scenes here and there, and children might not be patient enough). And I fully agree on Joe’s statement on length’, character-developement’ and slower pace for better immersion.Great movie.

  94. Brenda • February 19, 2015 @ 5:40 PM

    The Imitation Game

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