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Friday, June 22, 2012

Profiles In History Auction DREIER COLLECTION, VINTAGE PEZ, G.I. JOES AND HOT WHEELS

THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF CRACKER JACK TOY PREMIUMS AND
VINTAGE PEZ, G.I. JOES AND HOT WHEELS TO BE SOLD AT PROFILES IN HISTORY'S
JULY 2012 AUCTION.

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, couldn't be more excited to take buyers back to their childhood with a collection of rare PEZ candy dispensers, the largest collection of Cracker Jack box toys ever amassed, G.I. Joes and Hot Wheels. These pop culture artifacts are a part of the esteemed Dreier Collection, a collection so large it will take years to auction off. Profiles in History's July auction will take place over four days in Calabasas beginning Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. July 26-27 will be Treasures from the Hollywood Vaults, July 28 will feature items from the Dreier Collection, including those announced below, and July 29 will be the Animation Auction.


For those that don't know, PEZ is a brick candy and mechanical pocket dispenser that has delighted kids, candy lovers and toy collectors for generations. The name PEZ was derived from the letters at the beginning, middle and end of the German word “Pfefferminz” (peppermint), which was the very first PEZ flavor. PEZ dispensers have become part of popular culture in many countries due to the large number of dispenser designs, with dispenser heads ranging from superheroes to monsters to sports themes to Disney characters and beyond. Today, PEZ dispensers are collected by passionate enthusiasts internationally. The Dreier Family has assembled one of the most extensive collections of rare vintage PEZ dispensers, displays and candies in the world. All of the items are rare, but some are one of only a handful in circulation - or even the only known examples in existence! Here are just some of the rare PEZ dispensers in the collection: a set of five 1950s Space Gun PEZ dispensers, (pictured above) $2,000 – $3,000; Disney "Soft Head" prototype PEZ dispensers, which were never sold to the public and only a few exist, including a Pluto, Captain Hook, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Dumbo, each estimated to fetch $2,000-$3,000; a 1940s trademark box PEZ dispenser in all red, with the PEZ “words box” and trademark on the side of the body; a first generation of PEZ dispenser, $3,000 – $5,000; and a 1940s “Folding Regular” rare prototype that was never commercially produced, $3,000 – $5,000. The "Folding Regular" is composed of a white plastic casing surrounding a clear plastic magazine where the PEZ candy would be loaded. “PEZ” is handwritten on the side of the dispenser. The last known example of such a prototype sold for $4,500 in 2002. The auction will also feature a rare PEZ display stand with football display box. This incredible 19 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. turntable store display with 18 very rare football PEZ dispensers, all in boxes. Each helmet-headed dispenser comes with two refill PEZ candy packs and an instruction sheet featuring pennants that can be personalized, cut out and glued to the space on the body of the dispenser. This entire ensemble comes in its original mailing box and is expected to fetch $4,000 – $6,000.


When German immigrant Frederick “Fritz” William Rueckheim and his brother Louis concocted an early version of their popcorn, molasses and peanut confection at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, they called it simply, “Candied Popcorn and Peanuts.” But in 1896 Fritz devised a way to keep the popcorn kernels separated by adding a small quantity of oil to each spinning vat. Prior to this innovation, the product stuck together in chunks. In 1896, the first batch of “Cracker Jack” was made. An enthusiastic customer is said to have coined its household name by exclaiming, “That’s crackerjack!” Later, the song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” gave Cracker Jack priceless publicity for free when the line, “buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack!” was first sung in 1908. In 1912 mystery novelty items or “prizes” were included in every box of Cracker Jack. Among the very first prizes were baseball cards. Over time, prizes have included everything from charms to whistles; from tin toys to temporary tattoos. The original tagline for Cracker Jack was, “Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize.” The prizes attained pop-cultural fusion with the term, “came in a Cracker Jack box,” referring to an object of limited value. To this day, Cracker Jack mystery prizes are as popular as the product itself. In this special collection, you’ll find some of the earliest, rarest and most sought after examples of Cracker Jack memorabilia in existence. It spans a century and is the most extensive single private collection ever assembled for offer to the public. Profiles in History strongly encourages interested parties to come view this massive collection in person at their offices. Just some of what is included: a set of 1898 Paper Dolls, over 80+ pre-1910 Riddle Cards, 17 Victorian Women pin backs, Cracker Jack Bears postcards sets, 11 riddle books, baseball score counters, baseball spinner, water guns, various cast metal battleships, metal train cars, movie slide cards, metal baseball score counters, standing tin soldiers, spinning tops, storybooks, pot metal and celluloid lamps and trinkets, tin dollhouse serving trays, movie flip books, tin-litho horse and carriage, button mirrors, painted wooden boats, wood buildings, tin-litho parrot, and many more. It is quite possibly the last time this number and variety of Cracker Jack memorabilia will ever be sold at one time. The collection is pictured above and expected to fetch $40,000 – $60,000.

If you're a toy collector, included in the Dreier Collection are 1960s era G.I. Joes still in their boxes. Here are some of the lots: a set of three 1960s era G.I. Joe Australian Jungle Fighters and accessories, including two Australian Jungle Fighters in uniform with flame thrower and one mint-in-box Australian Jungle Fighter with accessories including flamethrower, campaign hat, Victoria Cross medal and more, $1,500 – $1,800; two 1960s era G.I. Joe British Commandos and accessories, one of which is mint-in-box with full uniform and accessories, $1,500 – $1,800; a set of four 1960s era G.I. Joe Japanese Imperial Soldier and accessories, including two Japanese Imperial Soldier figures sets with Arisaka rifle, bayonet and Order of the Kite medal in boxes and two Japanese Imperial Soldier figures without boxes, $2,000 – $3,000; and a large collection of 1960s era G.I. Joe Sailors and Deep Sea Divers, $2,000 – $3,000.

Hot Wheels were first introduced in 1967 and around 10,000 different models of Hot Wheel cars have been produced over the years. These highly accurate and detailed miniature vehicles are authorized by actual car companies including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler Motors--and international carmakers like Ferrari, Mazda, and Toyota--to make scale models of their cars. The Hot Wheels product line has also included various tracks, accessories and other types of vehicles. The Dreier Collection of Hot Wheels racers brings together some extremely rare and desirable pieces of American toy-making history and car culture. Among the items to be sold is a 1970 Hot Wheels 9 in. x 10 in. x 28 in. store display with over a dozen cars. Its graphic cardboard backdrop depicts vehicles in action in mod 70s illustrative style. A plastic dome encapsulates the sporty diorama, which features 17 of Hot Wheels’ finest metal toy cars locked down on a blue cardboard base. A few of the cars are mounted on a track while the others are parked. The famous orange Hot Wheels logo is emblazoned across the back of the fun and nostalgic period display. It is pictured above and expected to fetch $2,000 – $3,000. Another lot includes a collection of four 1973 Mattel Hot Wheels “Enamels” series cars: a Yellow Ferrari 312P, a Yellow Double Vision, a Blue Racer and a Yellow Odd Job. All cars are in their unopened store blister packs. This set is in excellent condition and expected to fetch $1,200 – $1,500. In addition, there is a set of four Mattel Hot Wheels “Red Lines” series cars, that includes a Green Short Order, a Blue Racer with stickers, a Gold Open Fire and a Blue Custom Charger. All cars are in mint condition in their unopened blister packs, this set is estimated at $1,200 – $1,500.


ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph "Joe" Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Needing to support himself, Joe turned to his hobby of buying and selling historical documents as a potential way to earn revenue. On weekends he scoured old Hollywood bookstores for letters and rare books. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. A lifetime member of the Manuscript Society, Joe is widely recognized as the nation's leading authority on entertainment memorabilia and historical documents. Profiles in History has established itself as the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood memorabilia, having held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and owning virtually every Guinness Book record prices for original screen-used memorabilia. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, Profiles in History is proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history. Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen's "Michael Delaney" racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); a Panavision motion picture camera used by George Lucas to film Star Wars ($624,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe's platinum & diamond wedding band from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio ($504,000); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong 1933 six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); Luke Skywalker’s light saber from Star Wars ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard Of Oz ($230,000); and The Invisible Man 1933 one-sheet movie poster ($230,000). From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe "Subway" Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M, the Marilyn Monroe signature red-sequined showgirl gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for $1.44M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February, 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena is the star of Hollywood Treasure, currently airing on Syfy, Tuesdays at 10pm (ET/PT). Hollywood Treasure takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Bryan Buckley returns to features on the Reese Witherspoon vehicle Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus at Lionsgate Summit. The film is based on the John Gray self-help title, a guide to relationships and marriage that is the best selling non-fiction hardcover book of all-time (excepting the Bible and Koran) with over 7 million copies in circulation. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont have written the script and Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are set to produce with Andrew Mittman co-producing and Meredith Milton overseeing for Summit. Plan is to shoot the film in January.

While Buckley has stuck mostly to commercials, you’ve likely seen his work. Called “King of the Super Bowl,” he has directed over 40 spots for the annual NFL title game. In the process, he has won 37 Cannes Lions, and gotten 6 Emmy nominations. He’s directed everything from the recent Siri campaigns for the Apple iPhone to the American Express spots with Ellen DeGeneres and Conan O’Brien, and the baseball rivalry campaign with John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin. Latter campaign, which pits the Yankees loving Baldwin against the Red Sox loving Krasinski, was just added to the permanent connection at the Museum of Modern Art. Buckley most recently wrote and directed the film Asad, which was honored as Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012. The film, which now qualifies for this year’s Oscars, features a cast comprised entirely of Somali refugees.

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The Prototype Trailer From The Bandito Brothers

The first teaser trailer for the new sci-fi action flick The Prototype has been released—showing off a humanoid cyborg you do not want to mess with. So what happens when it goes rogue?

The film, from Act of Valor creators the Bandito Brothers, follows a humanoid combat drone that gets loose, and the manhunt that ensues. Plus, there appear to be some conspiratorial undertones to boot.

The effects look stellar, and the heads-up display (HUD) for the robot looks awesome.

The film stars Neal McDonough (Captain America), Joseph Mawle (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Anna Anissimova.



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Charlie Sheen Is The President In Machete Kills

His father is still considered among the best – if not the best – fictional US Presidents ever seen, which we guess in a weird, meta sense is why Charlie Sheen has been cast as the leader of the free world. The person responsible for this irresponsible act? Robert Rodriguez, who has added Sheen to Machete Kills.

Hitting Twitter to break the news (which was then picked up by Collider), Rodriguez wrote,

 “I just cast Charlie Sheen in Machete Kills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…” along with a picture of himself with Sheen.

Which just goes to show that there's no such thing as unemployable in Hollywood if you're sufficiently high-profile (see also: Mel Gibson, who is among the Machete sequel’s cast). We don’t yet know what Sheen will be getting up to as El Prez, but you’ve got to figure Rodriguez has something batshit insane in mind, especially given what tends to happen to people who come into contact with Machete.

With Danny Trejo leading off a cast that includes Sheen, Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba and Tom Savini, Machete Kills is shooting right now and will hack its way on to our screens next year.

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Full Trailer For DREDD. Judgement Is Coming!

Machinma delivers the first full trailer for DREDD. The cast consists of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson. Dredd is due to be released on 21 September 2012


Dredd takes place on a fictional Earth created as a result of the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this period are living in Mega-Cities, which protects its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where the police who are now called judges have the power to use police brutality to some extent to fight extreme murders. One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior law enforcement officer, teams up with a cadet called Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) to track down a terrorist organization lead by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), who is responsible for selling a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo.



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Adult Swim Rocks Comic-Con 2012

Adult Swim Rocks 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International

This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will once again own the convention room at the Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom (located directly next to the convention center) for a day of Adult Swim programming featuring creators, producers and actors from The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Robot Chicken, Aqua Something/ Squidbillies, and Black Dynamite. Adult Swim stars will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, and the Fonz himself, Henry Winkler. Fans will also get an exclusive preview of some of the new series coming to the network. Fans can also stop by the Adult Swim booth #3949 to shop for exclusive items and play the Cat Grab for prizes.

Below is a schedule of series panels, fan events and signings at 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15, 2012. All times, dates and locations subject to change.

ADULT SWIM PANEL BLOCK
Friday, July 13
Indigo Ballroom, Level 2, Hilton San Diego Bayfront (directly next to the convention center)

The Venture Bros.
Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, with the voice of Dr. Venture James Urbaniak, will discuss the original series and answer fan questions.

NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::)
Come watch a sneak peek of NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 2 and hear from the show’s creative team led by creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders) and co-executive producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks & Geeks), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men,Ugly Betty), Brandon Johnson (Funny or Die), June Diane Raphael (Players), and Rob Riggle (Funny or Die). Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine) will moderate the panel.

Childrens Hospital
Come watch a sneak peek of Childrens Hospital season 4 and hear from the show’s creative team, led by creator and star Rob Corddry and executive producer Jonathan Stern. They will be joined by members of the show’s ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Lake Bell (How To Make It In America), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Rob Huebel (The Descendants) Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Ken Marino (Party Down, The State). Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::) will moderate the panel.

Aqua Something You Know Whatever / Squidbillies
Show creators Dave Willis, Jim Fortier and Matt Maiellaro will discuss their original series, show footage from the new seasons, and answer questions.

Robot Chicken / Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by co-head writer/executive producer Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer and writer Matthew Beans to discuss the Emmy-winning series. DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns joins to the panel to share insider scoop about the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Come watch a sneak peek and get your questions answered about Season Six. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim, will moderate the panel.

Black Dynamite
Creators and voice talent from the new animated series, based on the 2009 feature film, will give an exclusive preview of the show and answer questions. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Executive producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks) will be on the panel in addition to: Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), Debra Wilson (MadTV), Orlando Jones (Rules of Engagement), and Cedric Yarbourgh (The Boondocks). The panel will be moderated by Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks).

ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS

Thursday, July 12
Robot Chicken
Adult Swim Booth #3949

Friday, July 13
NTSF:SD:SUV::
Adult Swim Booth #3949

Childrens Hospital
WB Booth #4545

Saturday, July 14
Black Dynamite
Adult Swim Booth #3949

Venture Bros.
Adult Swim Booth #3949

Aqua Something/Squidbillies
Adult Swim Booth #3949

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 16-bit Video Game

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER opens today!

Get in on the vampire hunting action with the FreddieW Gamez 16-bit Video Game version of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,released yesterday - http://youtu.be/iq6OSbq3Is0. It is FreddieW’s rendition of the movie as an old school video game that highlights Abraham Lincoln as a badass vampire hunter. The video emulates scenes from the movie and is designed to resonate and connect with the 18 – 24 year old male gamer audience.

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In addition, they created a behind the scenes video with Director Timur Bekmambetov- http://youtu.be/zYU7mpo2Lc4

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NICKELODEON'S Comic-Con 2012 Line-Up

NICKELODEON is going BIGGER this year at Comic-Con 2012. They will be bringing their BIGGEST shows to San Diego.

For starters we will give you information on their panels.

Thursday, July 12, 2012




• T.U.F.F. Puppy / The Fairly OddParents, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 7AB


Panelists include Butch Hartman (creator/executive producer), Jerry Trainor (Dudley), Grey DeLisle (Kitty & Vicky), Daran Norris (Chief, Chameleon, Cosmo, Dad & Jorgen), Tara Strong (Timmy & Baby Poof), Susanne Blakeslee (Wanda & Mom), Matthew Taylor (Snaptrap & Quacky) and Carlos Alazraqui (Crocker & Mrs. Crocker) to feature a sneak peek clip of the upcoming Fairly OddParents live-action Christmas movie. Fans will also act as “news reporters” and interview talent with Q&A. Panel will also showcase a storyboard, with a reading by the voice actors, of select scenes from the upcoming T.U.F.F. Puppy Halloween special.


Friday, July 13, 2012




• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m., Room: 6BCF


Panelists include Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo),
Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and additional cast TBA, to feature a never-before-seen look and in-depth discussion at the new series.


• The Legend of Korra, 11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m., Room: Ballroom 20


Panelists include Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) and Andrea Romano (voice director). Panel will include an in-depth discussion of Book 1 and a live performance by the voice actors.

Sunday, July 15, 2012




• SpongeBob SquarePants, 2:15p.m. – 3:15p.m., Room: 6A
Panelists include Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton, writer), Vince Waller (Creative Director) and Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero (Directors, Screen Novelties) to share a sneak peek of the stop-motion holiday special, “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”

CREATOR/CAST APPEARANCES & SIGNINGS*

Thursday, July 12, 2012
• T.U.F.F. Puppy / The Fairly OddParents, Time TBD
Butch Hartman (creator/executive producer), Jerry Trainor (Dudley), Grey DeLisle (Kitty & Vicky), Daran Norris (Chief, Chameleon, Cosmo, Dad & Jorgen), Tara Strong (Timmy & Baby Poof), Susanne Blakeslee (Wanda & Mom), Matthew Taylor (Snaptrap & Quacky) and Carlos Alazraqui (Crocker & Mrs. Crocker).

Friday, July 13, 2012
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Time TBD
Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and additional cast TBA.

• The Legend of Korra, Time TBD
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) and Andrea Romano (voice director) to include exclusive poster giveaway.


Sunday, June 15, 2012 (Pending)
• Power Rangers, Time TBD
Alex Heartman (Red Power Ranger/Jayden), Najee De-Tiege (Blue Power Ranger/Kevin), Brittany Pirtle (Yellow Power Ranger/Emily), Hector David Jr. (Green Power Ranger/Mike), Erika Fong (Pink Power Ranger/Mia) and Steven Skyler (Gold Power Ranger/Antonio).

*All to take place at the Nickelodeon booth.

ONGOING BOOTH ACTIVITY

• Costumed characters to include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Monkey Quest, Winx and T.U.F. F. Puppy.

• Giveaways include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusive posters, Ron English-signed posters, New Era hats, tote bags and buttons; SpongeBob SquarePants holiday-themed buttons; The Legend of Korra, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Fairly OddParents buttons, Monkey Quest promotional cards (TBD) and Winx comic books (TBD).

• Sweeps to win exclusive Winx “Gold” Bloom doll (TBD).

• Booth also includes a giant video screen featuring videos of Nickelodeon’s hit series and the agenda for each day.


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Thursday, June 21, 2012

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Review By: MattINRC

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Review
By: MattINRC


ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is a wickedly-fun, over-the-top vampire slashfest that requires total suspension of disbelief.


The world of historical fiction has been the subject of many classic novels, which use real historical time periods but fictional characters and situations to tell its story. In those worlds, reality is skewed just enough to make its existence in the real timeline plausible. Novels like Horatio Hornblower, I Claudius, and Patrick O'Brien'sMaster and Commander series were all eventually made into movies that experienced varying levels of success. But the movie ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is different, existing in a highly-stylized world of ultra-violence and slow-motion edits, but told from the perspective of an actual historical figure. Taken from the novel by author Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the screenplay), Hunter is historical fiction on steroids, requiring total suspension of disbelief and a healthy appetite of the macabre to take it seriously. But once those barriers are removed, Hunter is a wild ride, almost challenging its audience with such a ridiculous plot that no amount of sane historical inquiry can be snuck in with the popcorn and soda. Not that we at SJF endorse that kind of behavior...


After witnessing the murder of his mother by his father's former slave boss Jack Barts (Martin Csokas,Alice in Wonderland) when he was nine, the now-adult Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker,Flags of Our Fathers) decides to exact revenge by first getting drunk at a bar. There, he meets the European-stylized Henry (Dominic Cooper, Captain America: TFA), who attempts to discourage Lincoln from carrying out such folly. Soon, Lincoln has Barts dead on the ground, or so he thinks. Barts is really a vampire, and the human trafficking he conducts represents food for the growing vampire population in the South. Henry steps in to save Lincoln's life, but only with the promise that he join Henry's campaign to slay the escaped Barts and the other night crawlers. Soon, the former rail splitter is doing just that, but not before several funny and well-done sequences with Henry 'training' Lincoln with his fists. An unconventional man, Lincoln won't use standard weapons to kill blood-suckers, instead choosing one of a rail splitter to carry out his task. Covered in silver, Lincoln's axe becomes the anvyl for his war against those who killed his mother. The work of a vampire hunter is a night job, and Lincoln must maintain a low profile by working as a store clerk for friend Joshua Speed (Jimmi Johnson, Zodiac).


There, Lincoln meets Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), quite against the wishes of Henry, who demands 'no connection, no children' from his disciple. Courted by Senator Stephen Douglas (the uncredited Alan Tudyk, 3:10 to Yuma), Smith interjects a bit of historical irony, as Douglas and Lincoln will eventually debate the issue of slavery throughout Illinois in 1858. As Lincoln wins Todd's hand and begins to ascend through the ranks of political society, his vampire body count begins to rise. This merits the attention of head vampire Adam (Rufus Sewell, The Illusionist), who sends his assistant (supermodel Erin Wasson) to stop Lincoln. As the Civil War begins and moves quickly to the critical Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln must decide if he'll continue to fight Adam, protect his family, or try to save the nation from a South littered with vampires and slaveholders.


Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) bathes Vampire in slow-motion visuals (think vampires meet 300),Matrix-like stunts, and a horse chase that might become an instant classic . Unlike some green-screen directors whose actors appear stolid, uncomfortable, and perhaps incapable of imagining the action, Bekmambetov's subjects flow through each sequence, carrying out bloody acts of aggression in a way that looks and feels like gruesome ballet. Walker plays a terrific Lincoln (although original frontrunner Tom Hardy would have been interesting as well), as does Cooper's playboy Henry. There's not one miscast here, with the beautiful Winstead offering nice visual breaks from all the carnage. The 3D transfer (whether it was post-produced or shot in 3D) is easily one of the best of the year, showing off a possible new trend of creating lifelike depth rather than the totally unsatisfying in-your-face style of Clash of the Titans. Composer Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class) leads the audience through a soundtrack that's dark, pulsing, and serves the overall feel of the story very well.


There are some bumps and misfires along the way - some uneven makeup designs, particularly with Lincoln, and his 'one-hit' tree sequence with Henry is way out of character - but the overall effect and look of the picture is highly entertaining. Again, remember that this film requires complete suspension of disbelief and ignoring the bastardization of several real historical events to advance the vampire storyline. There's a lot left out from the Vampire novel that would have been interesting to see played out on the big screen, including Lincoln's meeting with none other than Edgar Allan Poe, who also received star treatment this year in the under-appreciated but better The Raven. However, given the fact that shooting to world premiere took only one year, it's amazing the 105-minute film looks as good as it does: credit Producer Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow) with helping to pull that off.



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is presidential author Doris Kearns-Goodwin's worst nightmare. World-renowned historians like her might not want to watch the film, based on the way it selectively uses historical facts to advance the story, not to accurately depict significant events as they unfolded. But baring that small population of history enthusiasts, Vampire will appeal to fans of the book as well as newcomers who should be impressed by how unafraid it is of its own bombast. It's purely fun to watch, the acting is solid, and the 3D transfer is actually better than Pixar's Brave. It should more than make up for its paltry $70 million budget and outperform its bloated Battleship and John Carter competitors with a style that's completely over the top and proud of it. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is rated R for intense violence, nudity, and sexual situations

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Win Tickets To See KATY PERRY: PART OF ME In Bay Area

In Theaters July 5, 2012

Win tickets to see KATY PERRY: PART OF ME! We have passes to the special advance screening on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 4PM and 7pm in Union City (Century Union Landing).


This is a VERY Limited Screening. Ticket will be given out Random. 

This is great because the fans that don’t win tickets from your stations still have a chance to purchase tickets. Everyone at the screening will receive a limited edition Pin Up Poster, and 3D “Lolita” glasses. Fans can go to www.Twitter.com/KatyPerry and use #KP3D Movie Sneak to share information about the movie with friends.



KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” DEBUTS JULY 2 WITH TWITTER FAN PREMIERES


THE 3D EVENT FILM FROM PARAMOUNT’S INSURGE PICTURES IS SET TO PLAY IN 100 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE U.S. AND CANADA IN ADVANCE OF ITS THEATRICAL RELEASE JULY 5


KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” from Paramount’s Insurge Pictures will get its in-theater debut in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, July 2 with fan sneak premiere events of the 3D film presented exclusively in RealD® 3D in advance of its scheduled theatrical release on Thursday, July 5. Fans who follow @KatyPerry on Twitter were the first to hear from Katy herself about the special screening.


To promote the one-day-only exclusive shows, Paramount and Twitter have designated the hashtag #KP3D Movie Sneak, which Paramount has also sponsored as a Promoted Trend, that will point Twitter’s millions of users to a direct link to buy tickets to the advance showings. At each participating location, “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” Twitter Fan event moviegoers will receive pink collectible Katy Perry RealD® 3D glasses and an exclusive pin-up poster.


The promotion continues a unique, never-been-done-before partnership between Insurge Pictures’ “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” and Twitter, in which Katy Perry’s 22 million Twitter followers have the opportunity to voice their opinions through their own Tweets and be a part of the filmmaking process.


“When we invited Katy’s millions of Twitter fans to be part of the movie-making experience, we were overwhelmed by the positive response,” said Amy Powell, President of Insurge Pictures. “From Katy’s first Tweet announcing the movie, her fans have been incredibly passionate and supportive and we want to make sure they are among the first to see the film they helped shape.”

Added Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO: "The use of Twitter throughout the making and release of ‘KATY PERRY: PART OF ME’ illustrates the power of Twitter to break down barriers between artists like Katy and their fans."

The “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” Twitter Fan Premieres will play in 100 locations in 64 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Each location will offer two show times daily: 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the Twitter Fan Premieres are on sale today at http://www.KatyPerryPartofMe.com/Sneak.


Fans can go to www.Twitter.com/KatyPerry and use #KP3D Movie Sneak to share information about the movie with friends.

A 3D motion picture event movie, “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” is a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate and honest mad diary of Katy. Directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, produced by Brian Grazer, Katy Perry, Martin Kirkup, Bradford Cobb and Steve Jensen, and executive produced by Craig Brewer, Randy Phillips, Michael Rosenberg, Erica Huggins, Edward Lovelace and James Hall.


For more information, go to http://www.KatyPerryPartofMe.com/Sneak.

Follow “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/KatyPerry and #KP3D Movie Sneak


Like Katy on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KatyPerry.

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What city did Katy Perry attend High School at?

Email me @ sandwichjohnfilmsscreenings@yahoo.com . Then put -KATY PERRY: PART OF ME-SF  in the subject area. Please include your full name and answer to the question. 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..



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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. 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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BRAVE Review By: MattINRC

BRAVE Review
By: MattINRC

BRAVE is a visual delight that misses at too many key points and doesn't take enough chances.


If there's one studio that's absolutely dominated in the past 15 years, it's Pixar. From their 1995 classic Toy Story to the equally heart-warming Up, the company has taken animation to new levels, pulling gems and instant classics with amazing consistency. While animation is their acumen, their key has always been in strong storytelling: who would have thought that toys, cars, rats, fish, and monsters would have such wide-ranging appeal. It's Pixar singular ability to breathe real emotions into their animated characters that makes everything they touch turn to box office cash. Well, almost everything: that road has recently been pitted with a few critical disappointments: Cars 2 was unappealing and Toy Story 3 was downright creepy (toys holding hands in the fiery hell of a compactor is weird). With the release of BRAVE, the animation juggernaut continues with the fun and visual appeal, but ultimately creates a plot that's too predictable, not exciting enough, and fails to take many chances


The prologue introduces us to Scottish Princess Merida (Kelly McDonald, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows, Part 2), a wild and energetic girl who is given a bow & arrow for her birthday by father King Fergus (Billy Connolly, Boondock Saints). Merida's mother Elinor (Emma Thompson, MIB3) doesn't approve, and expects Merida to prepare herself to one day be queen. There's a quick action scene of a huge bear attacking their camp, resulting in the loss of Fergus' leg, but we're suddenly thrust into the present, as Merida learns that she must marry soon to an ineligible suitor. The medieval tomboy won't have it, sneaking away to run wild with her horse Angus, perfect her archery skills, and climb tall rock formations, all to her parent's chagrin. It's this independency which returns often in Brave, and ultimately what dooms Merida and the movie itself. After an argument with her mother, Merida runs away and makes a deal with a Disney-like witch (Julie Walters, Harry Potter series) who promises to change Elinor and thus Merida's fate. But, all of that goes wrong when the spell changes Elinor into a bear, who maintains the queen's heart and mind but leaves her without the capacity to speak. Together, she and Merida must find a way to reverse the spell and keep King Fergus The Bear Killer from accidentally murdering his wife.


There's lots to like about Brave: it is stunningly beautiful, showing off the Scottish Highlands and giving even more life-like movements to our characters. Test audiences viewed the film in 3D, and it too looks incredible. Filmgoers might also enjoy the funny short prior to the feature presentation, and should stay for a mildly entertaining post-credits scene. The soundtrack by Patrick Doyle (Thor) is minimal but filled with nice Scottish melodies, and there are genuinely touching and funny scenes as the clumsy Bear Elinor struggles to walk and carry on in her new body. But in matters of story, Brave suffers too much, missing key chances to meaningfully advance the characters, who come off as caricatures of previous Disney films (Think: Merida asAladdin's Princess Jasmine). There's also lost opportunities to address the theme of women in leadership roles, which Brave leaves on the table even as the film concludes. As the suitor's ships sail away, the only real lesson Merida appears to have learned is that she should not trust witches. There's plenty of time for this 93-minute film to stretch its legs, but it's these theme of change and forgiveness which continues to drag things down, never fully exploring them before bear attacks and other funny moments reappear. Some of this could be blamed on the merry-go-round of directors (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell), a recent Pixar trend that should be revisited.



In the end, Brave is a good example of the style-over-substance argument which unfortunately populates most summer films. The plot is easily the flimsiest I've seen from any of the 13 Pixar productions, with the film relying too heavily on action and comedy than addressing its initial interesting premise of the responsibility of women and the relationships between mother and daughter. It's doubtful any of these characters will be remembered a year from now, although Disney will no doubt find a way to keep them marketed beyond the theatrical and home release runs. In this scenario, Brave will be viewed as a failure. Mom and the daughters might find it fun, while Dad and the sons will be looking for the theater playing Avengers. No doubt it will draw large audiences and fill Disney's bank accounts, but with the critical failure of Cars 2, Brave is not good enough to quell insider rumors that Pixar's best creative days might be behind them.

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Spider-Man Week Slings Into San Francisco

If you live or are near San Francisco next week you are in for something fun. Spider-Man week is heading to your city.

There will be fun Spider-Man events we have lined up next week in San Francisco.

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

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Cartoon Network Comic-Con Line-Up

Cartoon Network Continues the Celebration at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con

Network Announces Panels and Events Leading Up To 20th Birthday Bash in the Fall

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network’s amplified Convention Center presence will include a fan-centric booth, buzzing with activity showcasing a life-sized, interactive re-creation of the living room from their hit series Regular Show, where lead characters Mordecai and Rigby spend a majority of their time. As the network prepares for its 20th Birthday celebration later this year, fans will have an opportunity to be filmed by Cartoon Network cameras in the Regular Show living room or in the Network’s 20th Birthday “confessional room” sharing some of their favorite Cartoon Network memories. Some lucky fans may even be featured on the Network during three upcoming marathon weekends! For fans and collectors alike, this year’s Comic-Con exclusive giveaways will include five different Regular Show buttons and a sure-to-please Cartoon Network 20th Birthday mini-poster.

With hit animated comedy series Regular Show and Adventure Time taking center stage at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, events will include star-studded panels and signings along with other featured Cartoon Network series Ben 10:Omniverse, Annoying Orange, Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk, Level Up, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, MAD and many more!

Can’t make it the Con? No problem! “Cartoon Network’s Big Fan Weekend” will invite viewers from across the country to tune-in Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 for a first look at new series, sneak peeks of returning series and on-the-scene Comic-Con exclusives.

Below is a schedule of Cartoon Network series panels, fan events and signings at 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego , Calif. , Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15, 2012. All times, dates and locations subject to change.

Thursday, July 12

CARTOON NETWORK: Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk


Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon, left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of master dragon trainer Hiccup, his faithful dragon Toothless and his friends on the island of Berk . Dragon training reaches new heights as our heroes unlock secrets about their dragons, explore wild frontiers and discover new dragon species, all while battling against fierce enemies they never dreamed existed. Come get a first look at the series, which premieres this fall on Cartoon Network, and hear from some of the talented dragon trainers who helped bring it to life. Room 6A


WB: MAD Screening and Q&A


It’s a MAD world, we just laugh in it. The magazine you tried to hide from your parents is now an animated series on Cartoon Network! Currently in its third season, this Warner Bros. Animation series is inspired by the country’s best-selling humor magazine, MAD, and features animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos and classic gags. Take a peek behind the MAD curtain and learn what goes in to bringing the funny to your television every week. Back to bring more laughs this year will be series producers Kevin Shinick (Crank Yankers) and Mark Marek (Robot Chicken) along with Peter Girardi, Senior Vice President of Series and Alternative Animation at Warner Bros. Animation. Room 6DE

Friday, July 13

CARTOON NETWORK: Annoying Orange


Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube views to date, Annoying Orange is the Web sensation transformed into a new Cartoon Network television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures taking them from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. Join series creator Dane Boedigheimer ( Orange ), Toby Turner (Nerville) and others for a delightfully annoying time. Room 6A

CARTOON NETWORK: Regular Show


Yeaaauuhhh! It’s Regular Show at Comic-Con 2012! Join series creator JG Quintel (Mordecai, High Five Ghost), Bill Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Benson, Pops, Muscle Man) and others for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the comedy, drama and tomfoolery that make this Regular Show so jolly good. Come for the merrymaking, stay for songs, sneaks and surprises! Room 6A

Saturday, July 14

CARTOON NETWORK: Adventure Time


Not just any ol’ panel, this is Adventure Time! Join series creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Tom Kenny (Ice King) and others as you experience the all out good time that is Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time! There will be singing, live readings, lots of exclusive clips and other mathematical surprises! Room 6A

LUCAS PANEL: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Onto Season Five


The aftermath of Season Four has left the Star Wars galaxy a very dangerous place: Darth Maul is alive, Asajj Ventress is a bounty hunter, and the Mandalorian Death Watch is deadlier than ever. How will these threads continue in Season Five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Find out in this behind-the-scenes panel, which will feature new clips, new insights and more. Join the discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and head writer Matt Michnovetz (who wrote Season Four’s powerful Umbara arc). Moderated by Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo. Room 6DE

Sunday, July 15

CARTOON NETWORK: Level Up


Huzzah! The Level Up gang is leaving Daventry Hills and heading to San Diego ! Fans of Cartoon Network’s hit series about high school friends who battle their online foes IRL won’t want to miss this action packed panel! Peter Murrieta (executive producer) leads the stars of Level Up, Gaelan Connell (Wyatt), Connor del Rio (Dante), Jessie T. Usher (Lyle), Aimee Carrero (Angie) and Lonny Ross (Max Ross) along with executive producers David Schneiderman and Derek Guiley in a lively discussion on the upcoming adventures awaiting the Neverfail clan. The panel will answer fan questions and offer a sneak peak from a never-before-seen episode of Level Up! Room 6A


WB PANEL: DC Nation Screening and Q&A


The Nation is coming to San Diego ! DC Nation — Cartoon Network’s one-hour action and comedy programming block starring some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe — will make its first-ever Comic-Con appearance. In addition to exclusive video content for fan-favorite series Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, the panel will also present sneak peeks at two highly anticipated upcoming DC Nation series: Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! The panel of super hero goodness will feature top animation producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats), Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation. Room 6BCF

CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10: Omniverse


It’s hero time in San Diego ! You don’t want to miss this chance to see the world premiere exclusive sneak peek of Ben 10: Omniverse. In the brand-new animated series premiering this fall, Ben has a new look, new aliens, a new sidekick and, of course, new bad guys to battle. Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) hosts a panel featuring stars and producers who will give an inside-look at the creation and direction of Ben 10: Omniverse, and you’ll be the first to see animation from this exciting new series! Room 6DE

CARTOON NETWORK BIRTHDAY BOOTH
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.

If you are a big fan, Cartoon Network wants to meet you. Come tell us all those Cartoon Network memories in our 20th Birthday Booth (#3735). You may even be featured on TV during our BIG FAN WEEKEND. All ages welcome.

REGULAR SHOW EXPERIENCE
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 at 4 p.m.

Do you look like a Racoon? A Blue Jay? No? Come to Cartoon Network’s Regular Show experience anyway, located at the Cartoon Network Booth (#3735) dressed as your favorite Regular Show character. Or just bring your Muscle Man Physique. Either way, we’ll possibly put you on TV. All ages welcome.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN In Sacramento

IN THEATERS July 3rd


Win tickets to see THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! We have passes to the special advance screening on Monday, July 2, 2012 7:00 pm in Sacramento.


One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.” Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012…


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


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Email me @ sandwichjohnfilmsscreenings@yahoo.com . Then put -THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN-Sacramento in the subject area. Please include your full name 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. 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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Jurassic Park 4 Has It's Writers

While Universal Pictures has been trying all summer to generate new franchises, the studio is getting moving with the fourth installment of its biggest one, Jurassic Park. Universal is setting Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) to write the script for the fourth film, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Kennedy/Marshall’s Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Spielberg won’t direct this one.

The first three films, which started with the Spielberg-directed 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed over $1.9 billion worldwide collectively. Universal is rereleasing the original film in 3D on July 19, 2013.

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Taken 2 Trailer. Now They Are After Him

While he was understandably miffed that slave traders kidnapped his daughter back in 2008’s Taken, Liam Neeson is now learning that his violent, stabby / shooty reaction had consequences. Here comes the trailer for Taken 2, which finds the heroic Bryan Mills in a spot of trouble thanks to Rade Serbedzija’s Murad and his need for revenge.

After a pleasant surprise visit from daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) in Istanbul, Bryan gets a less enjoyable shock when Lenore is targeted and he’s threatened. Guess what he’s going to do? Go on, we bet you can’t figure out that he’s going to use his particular set of skills to try to save his family (and himself) once more.

LOCKOUT Interview Part 2 With Maggie Grace-

Olivier Megaton takes over the directing chores this time around and delivers almost exactly what you’d expect based on this footage. We know Neeson can deliver the action goods, so the only real question is, will this live up to the original?

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