Americans have always had a fascination with movies. Before VCRs, movie theaters were the only way to see the best movies. And even now, movie theaters still have an ounce of nostalgia to them, the feeling of letting go of the contemporary world in place of something else. And who doesn’t love that feeling? You buy your tickets, you buy some popcorn, and then you step into a theater where, for two hours, you aren’t just in a place of nostalgia — you’re in a different world entirely! That’s really the power of movies. And really, it would be even better… if you’d won it!
One lucky reader will win a $100 Fandango gift card, a whale plush, and a Big Miracle tee shirt to celebrate the release of the movie, Big Miracle (in theaters February 3rd). Keep reading to find out more about this amazing movie!
“Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend.
With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.” For more infomation, check out the website and like Big Miracle on Facebook!
Sounds awesome! Now check out how to enter!
1. Leave a comment telling us your favorite movie animal! Don’t forget to include an e-mail address so we can contact you!
2. The contest ends on February 2, 2012 at 11:59pm.
3. Please note this giveaway is only open to US residents. For official rules and more legal mumbo-jumbo, click here.