The remake of Annie (Sony Pictures) will be out in theaters on December 19th. The film stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne. If you are interested in seeing the movie early, there’s a screening at Regal Bridgeport on Saturday, December 13th at 10:30 am. To win one of fifteen VIP passes for yourself and a guest, leave a comment telling me if you’ve seen the original Annie movie. The deadline to enter is December 2nd. Note: the name you use below will be the name you have to use to check in with the rep at the screening. BTW, two readers of my Portland blog will also win a prize pack consisting of a t-shirt, fuzzy socks, posters, sticker sheet and Sandy Plush Dog.
Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, will open in theaters on October 17th. The movie is a historic story about a sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) who is on a mission behind enemy line in Nazi Germany. Thanks to Sony Pictures, three readers of my Portland blog will win a Fury prize pack consisting of a shirt, messenger bag, and bottle. To enter my sweepstakes, leave a comment about your favorite historic film or Brad Pitt movie. The deadline to enter is opening day, October 17th. The winners will be randomly selected. The giveaway is limited to readers in Washington and Oregon only.
We went to the Maize at The Pumpkin Patch recently. We had a great time. We’ve never been to the Maize before. In addition to the corn maze, there was a pumpkin patch, tractor hay ride, a kiddie tractor ride, barn animals, a kiddie maze, a haystack to climb up, and a neat country store where my daughter bought some kettle corn. We also left with four pumpkins and they only cost us $10 (total). It was a great deal. BTW, the Pumpkin Patch is offering $2 off admission to The Maize with this coupon.
Brad Pitt has a new movie coming out. It’s called Fury (Sony Pictures). The film is a historic story about a sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) who is on a mission behind enemy line in Nazi Germany. Fury will open in theaters on October 17th. If you can’t wait until then, you can download passes (click on the link to get a pass) to see a screening on Wednesday, October 15th at Regal Bridgeport at 7pm. The passes are first come, first serve. In the event they run out of passes, let me know. I’ll ask the studio to add more passes, but I can’t guarantee they will. Stay tune, I’m running a Fury prize pack sweepstakes on my Portland blog next week.
Saturday (October 4th) is Community Free Day at the Oregon Zoo. That means free admission for everyone! Zoo hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
Focus Features, Z100 and the Imagination Foundation are hosting a fun event at Washington Square this Sunday from noon to 5pm. In the event, called the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, kids will have the opportunity to win prizes. The grand prize is an XBOX One and Jawbone Jambox. To enter to win the prize, kids need to create something amazing with cardboard (provided) at the event. In addition to the fun contest, there will be face painting, Boxtrolls character appearances, Boxtrolls prizes, and free samples giveaway. The Cardboard Challenge will be hosted by Maui Hernandez from Z100. BTW, the Boxtrolls was created at the Laika Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Disney On Ice is coming back to Portland. Their new show is called Let’s Celebrate! The new Disney On Ice show includes over 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories. The fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs. The new show will be at the Moda Center from October 23rd through October 26th.
If you’re planing on going to a pumpkin patch maze, I have a deal for you. Readers of my Portland blog can save $2 off The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch over at Sauvie Island. Regular admission (before coupon) for their cornfield maze is $7 for adults and kids 13 years and older. It’s only $5 for seniors and children six to twelve. Admission is free for kids five and under.
Columbia Pictures is taking The Equalizer to the big screen. Their new movie is based on the 80′s TV series about a former covert operations officer who helps people in need. The big screen version stars Denzel Washington as the main character (Robert McCall). The Equalizer opens in theaters on September 26th. You can see an early screening of the film on Wednesday, September 24th at Regal Bridgeport at 7pm by downloading tickets on the Sony Screenings site. Note: the tickets are first come, first serve. Let me know if the tickets are all gone and I’ll see if I can get the studio to add more tickets. I’m not guaranteeing they will add more tickets, so you should sign up as soon as possible.
The Equalizer Synopsis
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Hello Portlanders! I have a quick giveaway tonight. Thanks to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, I’m giving away a family four pack of tickets to see the Super Circus Heroes show on opening night, September 4th at 7 pm. Because opening night is this Thursday, I will have to select a winner by tomorrow night (Wednesday), and then forward my winner’s name to my contact. The winner can then pick up their tickets in the Will Call area at the Moda Center. They might check ID, so be sure to use your real name when you enter. Continue reading to find out how to enter my contest.