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One of the best parts of Comic-Con is the swag. Simply by walking across the mammoth dealer's floor -- a task that can take upwards of half an hour if the crowd's at its thickest -- will have people shoving freebies of every sort at you. Comics. Posters. T-shirts. Well, the folks at Flixster are taking it up a notch this year by giving away free digital copies of movies such as Mars Attacks!, Mortal Kombat, and Austin Powers via Warner Bros.' digital UltraViolet service. All you have to do to get them is tweet.

Here's how it works: starting today and through Sunday, Comic-Con attendees can swing by the DC Entertainment booth (#1915) to see special hashtags displays. The hashtags will also be on posters inside the "Batcave" near the "Extra at Comic-Con" stage. Once you spot one of the hashtags, you can tweet it and you will then receive a direct message from @Flixster with instructions on how to download your movie. They'll be changing the hashtags out over the course of the con, so you can tweet different ones for different movies. Based on the press release it sounds like you can get copies of more than one of the movies, although they do include the proviso that quantities are limited. You'll also have to sign up for a Flixster and UltraViolet account if you don't already have them.

If you're at Con this week, you also might want to check out the free movie screenings is hosting, all airing at the "Extra at Comic-Con Stage." Here's the full screening schedule:

Thursday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. PDT
“The Goonies”:
In support of the release of the 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray Edition of this classic film, Flixster is pleased to present "The Goonies," based on a story by Steven Spielberg, the Richard Donner-directed 1985 action extravaganza follows a teenaged Josh Brolin (“True Grit”), Corey Feldman (“The Lost Boys”) and Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”) in the madcap search for the pirate treasure of One-Eyed Willie.

Friday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. PDT
“Friday the 13th” (2009):
“Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki and "The Mentalist’s" Amanda Righetti revisit Camp Crystal Lake and its hockey-masked, machete-toting Jason Voorhees in this inventive reimagining of the original slasher classic.

Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. PDT
Before he was Batman, Michael Keaton was creating havoc as the restless spirit/bio-exorcist Beetlejuice for recently deceased couple Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) and Geena Davis (“Thelma & Louise”) and goth girl Winona Ryder in this 1988 horror comedy from director Tim Burton.