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Saturday, February 11, 2012

We Have Your Access To See DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX IN Sacramento

IN THEATERS MARCH 2


We have your access to see DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX. Universal Pictures has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento ,Ca.


Please Visit the movie website HERE-


The first 50 people who answer the question below correct will get tickets.


From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.


Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.


DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY



DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX has been rated PG (Parental Guidance Suggested - Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) for brief mild language.


DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX screening will take place on Saturday, February 25 at a Sacramento Area Theater.


Make sure to Like SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also.


For information on how to get tickets will be found after the Jump...

Here is Your question:

What film was Director Chris Renaud nominated for an Academy Award?

Please Email: sandwichjohnfilmsscreenings@yahoo.com and put DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX-Sacramento in the subject area. Please include your full name and correct answer. I will be emailing the winners their tickets. So make sure to add me to your inbox so that the tickets don't go to your Spam folder.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATRE IS
OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING
PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. THIS PASS IS THE PROPERTY OF Universal PICTURES WHO RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE OR LIMIT ADMISSION AT THE DISCRETION OF AN AUTHORIZED STUDIO AND/OR THEATRE
REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY TIME. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale.
Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
MPAA - No Recording
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device
including laptop computers into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt
to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate
removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Universal Pictures may
have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including
damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and mobile phones with photo or video capture capabilities

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We Have Your Access To See DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX In San Francisco

IN THEATERS MARCH 2


We have your access to see DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX. Universal Pictures has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in San Francisco ,Ca.


Please Visit the movie website HERE-


The 50 random people who answer the question below correct will get tickets.


From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.


Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.


DR.SEUSS’ THE LORAX is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY



DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX has been rated PG (Parental Guidance Suggested - Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) for brief mild language.


DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX screening will take place on Saturday, February 25 at a San Francisco Area Theater.


Make sure to Like SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also.


For information on how to get tickets will be found after the Jump...

Here is Your question:

What film was Director Chris Renaud nominated for an Academy Award?

Please Email: sandwichjohnfilmsscreenings@yahoo.com and put DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX-San Francisco in the subject area. Please include your full name and correct answer. I will be emailing the winners their tickets. So make sure to add me to your inbox so that the tickets don't go to your Spam folder.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATRE IS
OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING
PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. THIS PASS IS THE PROPERTY OF Universal PICTURES WHO RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE OR LIMIT ADMISSION AT THE DISCRETION OF AN AUTHORIZED STUDIO AND/OR THEATRE
REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY TIME. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale.
Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
MPAA - No Recording
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device
including laptop computers into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt
to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate
removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Universal Pictures may
have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including
damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and mobile phones with photo or video capture capabilities

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We Have Your Access To See THIS MEANS WAR In Sacramento

We have your access to see THIS MEANS WAR. 20th Century Fox has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento,Ca.


Please Bring your ID's to the screening


THIS MEANS WAR is an upcoming 2012 romantic comedy action film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents and best friends (Pine and Hardy) discover that they are dating the same woman (Witherspoon).


Two CIA agents and best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) discover that they are dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), which ultimately affects both their professional and personal lives.




NO PURCHASE NECESSARY


The screening will take place on Monday, February 13, 7pm at a Sacramento Area Theater.


Make sure to Like SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also. Help spread the word.


All you have to do is go to this site and enter the code below.

Log on to gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code to download & print passes to see THIS MEANS WAR.

Gofobo Code: SAND0DYF

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATRE IS
OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING
PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. THIS PASS IS THE PROPERTY OF 20th Century Fox WHO RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE OR LIMIT ADMISSION AT THE DISCRETION OF AN AUTHORIZED STUDIO AND/OR THEATRE
REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY TIME. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale.
Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
MPAA - No Recording
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device
including laptop computers into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt
to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate
removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Universal Pictures may
have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including
damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and mobile phones with photo or video capture capabilities


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Syfy Developing Legion TV Show

Syfy is developing a series version of the 2010 supernatural thriller Legion, which starred Paul Bettany. The feature’s director/co-writer Scott Stewart is set to direct and executive produce the TV adaptation, which will be written by Vaun Wilmott (Sons Of Anarchy). Sony Pictures TV, the TV sibling of Sony’s Screen Gems division that distributed the film, is producing the series project.

The movie, produced by Bold Films, chronicled human race’s battle for survival against God’s legion of angels sent by him to bring on the Apocalypse. The people get an unlikely ally in Archangel Michael (Bettany), who disobeys God’s order and decides to help them. Bold Films’ David Lancaster and Michael Litvak, who were producers on the movie, will serve as executive producers on the potential series alongsideWilmott co-executive produces. Budgeted at $26 million, the movie grossed $68 million worldwide.

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JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Movie Review By: RAMA

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Movie Review
By: RAMA

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I was hoping that this would be mindless adventurous trip but sitting through JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND was tough because its compiling a bunch of fantasy legends into one movie is as disastrous as League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I’d call this movie, JOURNEY 2: THE RINDONKULOUS ISLAND because everything about it is beyond silly to the point of unbearable. And their attempt to make you forget that Brendan Fraser was part of the previous film fails. This is sad because I did enjoy Journey To The Center Of The Earth which felt like a roller coaster ride to me, this sequel however is just a Dwayne Johnson-fest in 3D-CG overdose…


The new journey begins when young adventurer Sean (Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist–a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather (Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.


Let’s see. .there’s Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jonathan Swift’s Gilliver’s Travels, Jules Verne’s own 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and of course Verne’s The Mysterious Island, did I miss anything?! o and the ending suggests another familiar book hinting yet another adventure but in space. Michael Caine looks like Indiana Jones if Indy was 80 years old and delusional, the romance element of Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens is anything but convincing. Hutcherson can’t fully play that whole act of not knowing what to say in front of a beautiful girl. To tell you the truth, there’s nothing about Hudgens’ character that I truly like, she’s just a pretty face and a tease and you’re not quite sure if she wants to be taken as a tough girl or a damsel in distress. Luis Guzman as the comic relief can only tickle the easily amused.
Dwayne Johnson steals the show every single time and it’s not necessarily a good thing because the idea of making Johnson capable of doing just about anything is a testament to this story’s lazy, uninspired nature. They’ll either throw it at Johnson or simply go on chase sequence mode.


I admit, the island looks spectacular, whoever came up with the design deserves a bit of a credit. And part of me did geek out at the film’s design of the most famous fictional submarine of all time, Nautilus but once again, Dwayne Johnson has to swoop in and jumpstart the submarine. Vulnerability goes out the window.
The whole guardian-son bonding theme runs very thin. There’s a sense of abandonment and neglect that Josh’s character experiences and is pissed off about, typical angry teen issued, good effort on the film’s part but not strong enough. The competition or the banter between Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine kinda gets ruined by the fact that Caine can act, Johnson on the other hand, not so much.



The peck poppin’ was funny in trailers/previews but when we’re forced to be reminded of it again and again in the film, it made us want to get a shotgun and kill the so-called peck pop of love.


Some of the CG FX especially the giant bees and giant lizard look cool, I give ‘em that. The giant animals in our world become small on that island, and the small animals in our world become gigantic on that island. The threat and the danger rely heavily on the race against time, to get out of the island before it sinks into the bottom of the pacific ocean. But I think the 3D was a more effective gimmick in Journey To The Center Of The Earth which had a more thrilling sense of urgency.


I think families with kids would consider JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND a fun action adventure. The rest of us who know an actual decent action adventure when we see one would respond otherwise.

GRADE: 1 out of 5

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What You Need To Know Before The Walking Dead Returns

New episodes of The Walking Dead's second season will finally begin to shamble back onto our TV screens this Sunday. We were positively rotting away during the three-month wait, so we revisited the season's first seven episodes and put together this compendium of everything you need to know before you watch all the zombie goodness headed our way.

[WARNING: If you're not up to speed on everything that's happened in season two thus far, there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead. Proceed with caution.]


Who's Who in The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes


After leading the group away from an exploding CDC at the end of season one, Rick finds himself with a band of homeless survivors once again. He plans to take the group to Fort Benning in Alabama Georgia, but when one of the group's two children—Sophia Peletier—is driven off by a herd of walkers while the group is caught on the interstate, Rick begins to question his own leadership. Things only get worse when Rick's son Carl is accidentally shot by a hunter and Rick begins a series of moral clashes with Hershel Greene, the man who saved Carl's life. Rick is at a difficult crossroads in the midst of season two, and it all gets more complicated when he learns that his wife is pregnant.

Hershel Greene


Though he lost his wife to the zombie epidemic, Hershel has managed to largely insulate his family from the effects of the zombie epidemic by keeping everyone at his isolated farm. His protectionist lifestyle is threatened by the arrival of Rick at his doorstep with his critically injured son, Carl. Hershel agrees to help Rick and performs surgery to save Carl's life, but by doing so he draws Rick's entire band of survivors to his farm. As his daughter, Maggie, grows closer to Rick's group, Hershel begins to worry that the continued presence of outsiders will threaten his family's safety. Hershel also believes that zombies are not dead, but merely sick, and that one day a cure will emerge. Things get more complicated when it's revealed that because of this belief, he's been keeping walkers locked in his barn in the hope that he can someday save them. This, along with his insistence that Rick's group leave when Carl is fully recovered, causes several clashes with Rick.

Shane Walsh


Still struggling with the loss of his close relationship to Lori and Carl Grimes after Rick's return, Shane becomes more of an outsider among the group as a whole. He still harbors the secret of his affair with Lori, but adds another secret as he makes a run for medical supplies to help save Carl with Otis, a member of Hershel's group. When an injured leg slows him down with a horde of walkers in pursuit, Shane shoots and cripples Otis, distracting the walkers long enough for him to leave. The only person he really seems to grow closer to is Andrea, which draws suspicion from Dale Horvath. When Shane learns of the walkers Hershel is keeping in the barn, he insists they be destroyed or the group will have to leave the farm. In a rage, he breaks the lock on the barn, opens the door, and leads the group in a massacre of the walkers while Hershel looks on in shock. The fallout from this event will likely be addressed as the season resumes.

Lori Grimes


Lori is devastated by Carl's near-death in a hunting accident, and her life is further complicated by a pregnancy, which she at first tries to keep secret from the entire group. She attempts to abort the pregnancy by taking an overdose of morning-after pills, then vomits them back up and decides to keep the child. When Shane finds out about the pregnancy, he tells Lori that he believes it's his baby. Lori responds by telling Shane that even if that's true, he will never be the child's father, driving Shane further from the rest of the group. Lori also confesses her affair with Shane to Rick, who admits that he already knew. As the season wears on, Lori grows every more protective of her family, particularly Carl as he recovers from his injury.

Daryl Dixon


After being standoffish with the group for much of the first season, Daryl grows closer to the other survivors, particularly Carol Peletier, in the wake of Sophia Peletier's disappearance. He becomes the most tenacious searcher for the girl, and he nearly dies when he falls alone in the forest and is impaled by one of his own arrows. He fights his way back and refuses to give up searching for Sophia until her fate is revealed.

Andrea


After her near-suicide at the end of season one, Dale Horvath confiscates Andrea's handgun as part of their continuing father/daughter-type relationship. Andrea continues to search for a new purpose in her life, and she begins to find it when she develops a skill with firearms under Shane's tutelage. This leads to the beginning of a relationship with Shane, which Dale quickly tries to halt. Though she no longer seems to be considering suicide, Andrea continues to be reckless, most notably when she nearly kills Daryl after mistaking him for a walker.

Dale Horvath


Dale continues to try to be the most level-headed of the group, even as tempers flare around him. Though he does not often take an active role in the decisions made during season two (so far), he does learn many things simply through observing. He is among the first to learn about Hershel's walkers in the barn, and even grows to suspect that Shane caused Otis' death on purpose. He also confronts Shane about his relationship with Andrea, leading Shane to threaten him if he speaks openly about any of his suspicions.

Glenn


Glenn finds himself caught between two groups throughout the first half of the season. He develops a crush on Hershel's daughter Maggie, which quickly turns into a sexual relationship. Meanwhile, he is called upon by Rick's group for the dangerous task of extracting a walker from a well, and he's also asked by Lori to keep her pregnancy quiet even as he retrieves pregnancy tests and morning-after pills for her. After accidentally finding the walkers in Hershel's barn, Glenn finds himself the keeper of two major secrets, both of which he confesses to Dale.

Maggie Greene


Hershel's daughter Maggie is perhaps the most receptive to Rick's group of survivors, though she stands by her father's belief that the walkers can still be cured. Her relationship with Glenn brings her closer to Rick and his family, though she tells Glenn she believes they are simply using him as "walker bait."

The Story So Far...


While on their way to Fort Benning, Alabama to search for other survivors, Rick and his group are stopped by a jam of cars on the interstate. A large herd of walkers moving up the road causes chaos, and sends young Sophia Peletier running into the woods. Rick distracts the walkers that were chasing her and drives them away, but when he returns to find Sophia she's gone. The group organizes a search for the girl, but while they're out Rick's son Carl is critically wounded by a hunter's bullet.

The hunter, Otis, directs Rick to Hershel Green's farm for help. Hershel begins caring for the boy, and eventually Rick's entire group finds their way to the farm. Shane and Otis venture out for medical supplies, and Shane sacrifices Otis to the walkers to save himself, and later tells the group that Otis gave himself up so that Carl would have the care he needed.

Rick and Lori are devastated by Carl's injury, to the point that Lori debates putting the boy out of his misery. Hershel saves him with emergency surgery, and Carl begins to recover. Daryl continues to search for Sophia and encourages her mother Carol to keep hope alive. As Glenn and Maggie leave the farm for supplies, Lori discreetly asks Glenn to pick up a product for her at the pharmacy, which is later revealed to be a pregnancy test. While at the pharmacy Maggie and Glenn begin a sexual relationship. Back at the farm, Hershel tells Rick that he expects the group to leave when Carl is fully recovered, and Rick pleads for terms that will allow them to stay.

Days go by and Sophia is still missing. Shane believes the group should simply move on without her, especially in light of Hershel's continued displeasure with their presence, but Daryl refuses to give up the search. He goes out alone again to look for the girl, and is critically injured when he suffers a fall and is stabbed by one of his own arrows. He narrowly escapes a walker attack and manages to make it back to the farm, where he is nearly shot by Andrea after she mistakes him for a walker while scoping out the landscape with a rifle. Maggie invites Glenn to another sexual encounter, but a misunderstanding leads Glenn to think he is meeting her at the barn. It is then that he discovers that the barn is full of walkers.

Maggie begs Glenn to keep the walkers in the barn a secret, while Lori also begs him to keep her pregnancy secret. He confesses both secrets to Dale, who confronts Hershel about the walkers. Hershel expresses his belief that the walkers can someday be cured, while Dale argues that they're too dangerous to be kept alive. Shane and Andrea grow closer, which leads Dale to threaten Shane with his suspicions about what really happened to Otis. Shane makes his own threats back. Lori attempts to abort her pregnancy, then throws up the morning after pills she took. She then confesses her previous affair with Shane and her pregnancy to Rick, who admits that he knew.

Glenn finally tells the entire group that the barn is full of walkers. This infuriates Shane, who demands they either clear out the barn or leave. Daryl and Rick both argue that the group cannot leave without the still-missing Sophia, but Shane believes she's already gone. Even Carol begins to believe that the group will never find her daughter, but Daryl works to restore her faith. Rick confronts Hershel about the barn, prompting Hershel to demand that Rick's group leave. Rick pleads with Hershel, telling him that the group will die if they're forced to move again. Hershel tells Rick that if his group his stay, they have to learn to abide by Hershel's rules and treat the walkers like people. Dale, increasingly suspicious of Shane's behavior and worried about possible violence, steals the group's weapons and tries to hide them in the swamp. Shane stops him and brings the weapons back to the barn.

As Shane is returning with the weapons he took from Dale, he sees Rick and Hershel returning with two walkers captured on poles. This sends Shane into a rage, and he breaks open the barn and forces the group to begin killing every walker that comes out. Rick and Hershel both look on in shock as the walkers are gunned down, and the entire group freezes when the final walker leaving the barn is revealed to be Sophia. As Carol begins to weep uncontrollably and Daryl holds her back, Rick steps forward with his pistol and shoots the girl in the head.

Wanna know what happens next? Be sure to catch the next episode of The Walking Dead, "Nebraska," Sunday night on AMC.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Course of the Force Coming To Comic Con 2012

We got some exciting news about an event that will be leading up to Comic-Con 2012. I have been attending Comic-Con for the past 4 years and it is an event not to be missed.

This is pretty creative and a worthy cause. As alot of you know I justd finished running my first 1/2 marathon this month and looks like I might need to field a team for this event.

The event is called Course of the Force, which is an Olympic-style lightsaber relay held July 7-11, where you the participants will get to make a journey from Santa Monica to San Diego while benefiting a worthy cause, to benefit Make-A-Wish foundation.



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INAUGURAL LIGHTSABER RUN TO DEBUT LEADING UP TO 2012 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

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Course of the Force run/walk from Santa Monica to San Diego will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

San Francisco, CA February 9, 2012 – Star WarsTM fans will have a chance to channel their Force of good-will while raising a lightsaber, an elegant symbol of hope, in an epic journey worthy of the Jedi Knights.

Lucasfilm Ltd., Nerdist Industries, Octagon and Machinima have teamed up to present Course of the Force, an Olympic-style lightsaber relay held July 7-11, where participants will make a journey from Santa Monica to San Diego while benefiting a worthy cause. At quarter-mile markers (much less than 12 parsecs), participants will hand off the official Course of the Force lightsaber to the next runner as they begin their leg of the journey. Course of the Force will take place in the days leading up to the annual San Diego Comic-Con International, July 12-15.

On top of creating an event for Star Wars enthusiasts to celebrate and embrace their love of the Saga, Course of the Force will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the historic lightsaber relay through various promotions and online calls to action.

Participants in the relay are encouraged to come decked out in their best Star Wars or pop culture-themed running gear, not only to look good but also to win prizes. Ancient Jedi Masters carried within backpacks are not required.

“The Course of the Force lightsaber run is a great cause that combines fitness with helping others, principles that aspiring Jedi Knights can embrace. We have long supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and this is a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness while letting Star Wars fans celebrate their favorite saga,” said Kayleen Walters, Sr. Director of Marketing for Lucasfilm.

Giving the event a true fan’s touch, Nerdist Industries’ founder Chris Hardwick and co-hosts will follow the action from the Course of the Force lead vehicle each day, broadcasting live to the Nerdist platform, including its YouTube channel, youtube.com/nerdist. Machinima, the dominant video entertainment network for gamers around the world, will provide extensive coverage and promotion of the event through its multi-channel video network.

As the Course makes its stops along the iconic California coast, Star Wars-themed parties, contests and live Nerdist shows will cap off each day for fans to enjoy. Participants will receive a customized Hasbro Star Wars Ultimate FX lightsaber, along with other gifts celebrating the Force and Comic-Con.

“We aim to build on the excitement leading up to San Diego Comic-Con International, to raise awareness for the wonderful Make-A-Wish Foundation and to ensure that Course of the Force becomes an evergreen part of the pop culture lexicon,” said Nerdist Industries’ principal and Course of the Force creator and executive director Peter Levin. “Partnering with Lucasfilm, Octagon and Machinima creates a trilogy of cachet, profile and execution expertise. As a wise green man might say, ‘succeed we will, for a good cause’.”

ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.

Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company’s global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation, which is currently producing content for film and television, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour television series; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties and businesses. Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated content for film and television, as well as visual effects for feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm’s motion-picture productions include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm’s television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.

ABOUT NERDIST INDUSTRIES

Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content – a true next generation media company. Founded in 2008, Nerdist is the brainchild of comedian, author, podcaster and new media personality Chris Hardwick. In 2011, Nerdist and GeekChicDaily merged to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder and Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin, co-founder of GeekChicDaily, serving as Chief Executive Officer. Nerdist Industries investors include Legendary Pictures, Mandalay Enterprises, Machinima CEO Allen DeBevoise, Japanese media juggernaut Yoshimoto Kogyo and Revolution Studio’s Joe Roth. Nerdist Industries’ partners in its premium YouTube channel include The Jim Henson Company, Broadway Video Entertainment and The Chernin Company. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA.

ABOUT MACHINIMA

Machinima is the dominant video entertainment network for serious gamers around the world. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube, Machinima serves over 1 billion video views a month, and reaches over 124 million gamers monthly. Machinima’s global content network features official publisher content, gameplay videos and original content, including over 20 original weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18 – 34 year old male demographic. Machinima is fast-becoming a global phenomenon with an ability to capture a cultural sensibility and awareness among a next generation of entertainment consumers and marketers alike. The company is backed by MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.machinima.com.

ABOUT OCTAGON GLOBAL EVENTS

Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management and providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages five professional golf tournaments, the Course of the Force and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit www.octagonglobalevents.com.

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