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Kissing Jessica Stein Contest!!!!

CONTEST CLOSED Come and hang with the EM gang, and meet the hosts of the new EMTV show. You can also be the first to see Fox Searchlight Pictures, “”Kissing Jessica Stein””. The screening will be held in Washington, DC Thursday, February 7, 2002, at our super secret location. The movie opens in mid March, so you will be among the first in the country to see it.To qualify to win simply read the synopsis below and follow the instructions.

KISSING JESSICA STEIN is a laugh-out-loud comedy with a fresh take on sex and the single girl. When we first meet Jessica – a sensitive but neurotic New York journalist – she is at the end of her emotional rope. Her brother’s engaged, her best friend’s pregnant, her mother’s on her case, she hasn’t had a decent date in a year, and if that weren’t enough…she’s got insomnia. After a dating spree from hell, she happens upon an intriguing personal ad, with one drawback – it’s in the ‘women seeking women’ section. On a whim, she answers it and meets funky downtown hipster Helen Cooper. To Jessica’s surprise, they click instantly. Their evening of banter and heated debate culminates in a kiss that confounds and intrigues even the reluctant Jessica. With conventional gender roles absent, the two women proceed to muddle through an earnest, but hilarious courtship, making up the rules as they go along. KISSING JESSICA STEIN is a modern romantic comedy that breaks all the rules — it blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love, and finds the funny, surprising and ultimately poignant overlap between the two. Based on their off-off-Broadway play “”Lipschtick,”” KISSING JESSICA STEIN was written by co-stars Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt, who play Helen and Jessica respectively. It was directed by veteran theater helmer Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Scott Cohen, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld Produced by: Eden Wurmfeld, Brad Zions Written by: Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt Distributor: Fox Searchlight CONTEST RULESFor this special contest all you need to do to win is Click Here To watch the trailer Click Here To register and receive our weekly newsletter, CLICK HERE


THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Be The First To See Columbia Picture’s and Square Picture’s Final Fantasy “”The Spirits Within””. The screening will be held in Washington, DC Monday, July 9th, 2001. To qualify to win simply read the story below and register to receive our newsletter. We will notify 50 winners at Random, Friday, July 7th. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN opens in theatres on Wednesday, July 11th and is Rated PG 13 for Sci-Fi Action Violence. This contest is for Washington, DC Area residents only, or if you happen to be in the DC Area, feel free to sign up. For details read the synopsis. THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED

The StoryThis summer, fantasy becomes reality in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take on the sci-fi genre, the film blends spiritual underpinnings and the universal concerns of man vs. nature with the energy of the digital gaming medium and the scope of the motion picture environment.Final Fantasy game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s vision to take the latest in computer graphic technology and the best artists in the world to create a brand new form of entertainment now comes to the big screen-a visual feast of concept, motion, design and imagination with all-new, hyperReal characters embarking on an all-new adventure.””I have always wanted to create a new form of entertainment that fuses the technical wizardry of interactive games with the sensational visual effects of motion pictures,”” says Sakaguchi. “”Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within takes us one step closer to that dream.””With the flexibility of these hyperReal characters,”” Sakaguchi continues, “”it really opens up new doors and a whole new level of ideas and possibilities for feature films and entertainment.””Adds Chris Lee, one of the film’s producers, “”We have created technology to expand the envelope of what is possible for computer-generated human characters.”” Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within represents the continuing evolution of the synergy between video gaming and cinema. It is the next creative step from the trendsetting Final Fantasy game series, which has sold more than 33 million units worldwide and ranks as one of the most popular interactive game franchises of all time. Each game and the film are originated from Final Fantasy’s rich storytelling tradition and underlying themes of love, friendship, dreams, epic adventure, life and death with a spiritual backdrop. The game series is renowned for creating genuinely touching characters and relationships and for always leaving players wanting more. Each installment has started anew with fresh characters and storylines in order to present a self-contained story. “”That’s the philosophy that Sakaguchi brought to the movie as well,”” says Chris Lee.””This is the first time that a film inspired by a video game has been directed by the creator of the game, in the medium of the game,”” he continues. “”What gamers have come to love about Final Fantasy is that Sakaguchi always raises the bar in terms of the images he produces and the storylines he creates. Those are the same standards that were applied to making this movie.””This is a chance to tell a great human story with a completely different medium. Only Sakaguchi would have the vision to take what he had learned in gaming and apply it to the motion picture process,”” says Lee. Yet while capturing the kind of excitement, energy and integrity presented in the phenomenally successful game series, “”the film’s subject matter and plot appeals not just to gamers but to a wide audience of moviegoers.””Columbia Pictures and Square Pictures present Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Hironobu Sakaguchi directs from an original screenplay written by Al Reinert and Jeff Vintar. Story by Sakaguchi. Motonori Sakakibara co-directs. The film features the voices of actors Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Ming-Na, Ving Rhames, Donald Sutherland and James Woods, among others. Sakaguchi, Jun Aida and Chris Lee are producers.The film’s creative team includes director of photography Motonori Sakakibara, animation director Andy Jones, conceptual director Tani Kunitake, character technical director Kevin Ochs, senior animator Roy Sato, VFX supervisor Remo Balcells and composer Elliot Goldenthal. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action violence. If you are already a registered member, please drop me an email at and let us know you want to be entered. All non-registered users, please click below to enter the contest. When you click on the link, it will take you to our member profile page, just create a profile, you will automatically be entered into the FF drawing, and placed on our newsletter list. The weekly newsletter will contain site updates, and info on other future contests.


Be The First To See Ghost World!!!


Be The First To See United Artists “”Ghost World””, starring Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. The screening will be held in Washington, DC Wednesday August 1, 2001.

To qualify to win simply read the story below and register to receive our newsletter. We will notify 50 winners at Random, Monday, July 30, 2001. The film is rated R and no one under 17 will be admitted without a guardian. “”Ghost World”” opens on Friday, August 3, 2001.

Based on the well-known comic, GHOST WORLD tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh (Brad Renfro), the girls’ friendship is forever changed.Directed by Terry ZwigoffWritten by Daniel Clowes & Terry ZwigoffBased on the comic book by Daniel ClowesProducers are Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell SmithExecutive Producers are Pippa Cross, Janette DayCastThora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad RenfroIlleana Douglas, Steve BuscemiAll registered users will automatically qualify to win tickets. Non-registered users have to register to become members of the EM community. By creating a profile you will automatically be placed on our weekly email list and will receive new concerning future contests, and other cool Eclipse exclusives.With all of that said, to enter


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Be The First To See Samuel GoldwynFilms and Fireworks Entertainment’s “”Greenfingers””, starring Clive Owen (Croupier), David Kelly (Waking Ned Devine) and Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect). The screening will be held in Washington, DC Wednesday August 1, 2001.

To qualify to win simply read the story below and register to receive our newsletter. We will notify 30 winners at Random, Monday, July 30, 2001. The film is rated R and no one under 17 will be admitted without a guardian. “”Greenfingers”” opens on Friday, August 3, 2001.

The beauty and delicacy of a flower seem a sharp contrast to the rough exterior of a prison inmate. Yet these two images are exactly what writer/director Joel Hershman brings together in

New Spiderman Trailer Debuts in Theater

Columbia Pictures surprised Final Fantasy preview audiences throughout the country, by giving us all a look at the new trailer for Spiderman and it kicks ass. The early reports are that audiences at several different screenings applauded and cheered when they realized what movie the trailer was for. Then imagine the let down when it said, “”Coming, May 2002″”. We want Spiderman now! It’s the only thing that can save this dismal, dreary summer at the movies.

Win Free Movie Tickets

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED Be the first to see the hot new Lions Gate Films’ “”O””, starring Julia Stiles, Josh Harnett, and Mekhi Phifer. The screening will be held in Washington, DC Tuesday August 28, 2001. To qualify to win simply read the story below and register to receive our newsletter. We will notify winners at random, Monday, August 27, 2001. The film is rated R and no one under 17 will be admitted without a guardian. “”O”” opens on Friday, August 31, 2001.

A contemporary retelling of Othello, Shakespeare

New Spiderman Trailer – God NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

The new Spiderman Trailer is now on line and we have it! My first impressions are, god no!!! This proves my point that Tobey Maguire is a horrible pick to play spidey. And the rest of the cast doesn’t look like good choices to me either, except for Willem Dafoe, he looks perfect as Norman Osborn, just how I imagined he’d look.If this trailer is any indication, and God I hope not, this movie will be a huge disappointment. This film is looking more and more like the old 70’s series, only “”beefed”” up.The CGI effects just look strange to me, and the rest of the actual set designs, look way to glossy and pretty, i.e.: fake. I mean it looks more like Metropolis would look and not New York City – which, hello is where Spiderman lives.I was a loyal and devoted comic book collector for over 10 years (From the late 70’s to the early 90’s) and have all the pivotal Spiderman issues, including the Black Cat saga, the first apearance of The Punisher, The Original Gwen Stacey death issue, etc., so I would classify myself as a Spiderman Fan Girl (or at least a former one) .Watching this trailer is making me feel as though I’m reliving the whole Spiderman Clones saga all over again. The heartbreak I felt reading that series, is the same I’m starting to feel whenever I discover something new about this movie. Let’s all hope the film winds up being better than the trailer!!!!Here’s your link. Spiderman Trailer

Gump Happens!!! Win Forrest Gump Special Edition DVD

Courtesy of Paramount Home Video you can be the first to own a copy of the long awaited DVD Release of “”Forrest Gump – Special Edition DVD””!

One of the most beloved and critically acclaimed films of all time, FORREST GUMP, arrives on DVD for the first time on August 28 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Loaded with more than two hours of extras, the FORREST GUMP: SPECIAL COLLECTOR

Who is Corky Romano? Contest Announcement

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!!!Be the first to see Touchstone Pictures, “”Who is Corky Romano?”” starring, Chris Kattan (“”Saturday Night Live””). The screening will be held in Washington, DC Thursday October 11, 2001. To qualify to win simply read the synopsis below and follow the instructions. We will notify the winners at random, Monday, October 8, 2001. The film is rated R and no one under 17 will be admitted without a guardian. “”Who is Corky Romano?”” opens on Friday, October 12, 2001.

Good-natured veterinarian Corky Romano is stunned when he receives a surprising call from his long-lost father “”Pops,”” an underworld crimelord who has been indicted by a grand jury. With his trial just two weeks away, it looks as if the Mafia kingpin is finally going down. However, he still has an ace up his sleeve. Pops realizes that the one person who can turn the tables and infiltrate the FBI undetected – and abscond with the evidence against him – is Corky, who was banished from the family at a young age for not fitting in. Corky is only too happy to help his newly rediscovered relations, and his brothers intimidate a computer hacker into creating a fake resume to get Corky into the FBI. But the hacker panics and goes overboard, making Corky appear to be a super agent, a repuation that he must live up to.Starring: Chris Kattan Vinessa Shaw Peter Falk Richard Roundtree Chris Penn Fred Ward Matthew Glave Roger Fan Dave Sheridan Jennifer Gimenez Director: Rob Pritts Producer: Tracey Trench Robert Simonds Screenwriter: David Garrett Dave Garrett, Jason Ward Cinematographer: Steven Bernstein Composer: Randy EdelmanCONTEST RULESStep 1 – Non members must create a user account. Once your account is created you will automatically be entered into the contest and will be registered to receive our weekly newsletter. All current members are automatically registered in the contest and do not have to re-register.Step 2 – On Monday October 7, 2001, look for our weekly newsletter it will contain further instructions on how to win. Ok, with all of that said, to register THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED CLICK HERE