Who hasn’t felt like a rampaging menace at least once in their lives? Because let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Even Godzilla is a regular, cool guy who can hang with his friends, just watch out for that sudden spell of hunger! Check it out in the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS – and its delicious blend of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat – can provide #MONSTERSATISFACTION and tame the savage beast!
To celebrate the release of the new Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial, Snickers wants to hear about your most satisfying movie experience. So tweet with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag about that incredible first date, or the first time you saw your favorite movie of all time on the big screen.
What you win:
One lucky winner will receive a Snickers Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card and 5 Snickers bars!
How to enter:
Watch the new You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial with Godzilla and email us your favorite part for a giveaway entry or Tweet us with your answer at @Optionated_ using the hashtag #MONSTERSATISFACTION for one entry!
Make sure the heading to email says “Snickers” so we know which contest you are entering!
The winner will be announced on March 15, 2014.
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States.
Optionated is thrilled (and a bit scared) to give our readers the chance to win a copy of the terrifying film, The Conjuring on BLU-RAY! The film stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren who were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. The Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971.
Based on a true story, the movie tells the horrifying account of how famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were summoned to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse which they recently bought. In fighting this powerful demonic being, the Warrens find themselves in the middle of the most terrifying case of their lives! Continue reading →
Optionated is excited to offer our readers an exclusive giveaway for a copy of the intense science fiction film from director Guillermo del Toro: Pacific Rim!
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is an epic science fiction film set in the 2020s. Earth is at war with Kaijus; colossal monsters from an inter-dimensional gateway on the Pacific Ocean floor. Humanity unites to fight these huge monsters by creating the Jaegers: gigantic humanoid robots that are controlled by two pilots whose minds and memories are linked. The story takes place in the later days of the war, following Raleigh Becket, a former Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and paired up with newbie pilot Mako Mori in a final effort to defeat the Kaijus! Continue reading →
Jack The Giant Slayer, the retelling of the classic story captivated audiences when it was released earlier this year. Optionated is excited to offer a brand new giveaway that will give you the chance to win the Blu-ray combo pack of the film. With the brand new blog app, you have the power! Control the moving GIFs and power the action in the movie with a swipe of your mouse! The Giant Soundboard lets you compose your own mashup of sounds from Jack The Giant Slayer, which your kids will enjoy for hours! Test your bravery and take the How Brave Are You? QUIZ to see if you are as brave as our hero Jack. Continue reading →
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was one of the hottest movies to release last year and the beginning of a much-anticipated trilogy. Optionated is excited to offer a brand new giveaway that will give you the chance to win the Blu-ray combo pack of the film.
About the film:
J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
What you get:
One winner will receive a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Combo Pack.
How to enter:
Take the Are You 100% Hobbit Quiz below and send an email with you name and results from the Are You 100% Hobbit Quiz to Contest@bsckids.com. Please make the title The Hobbit so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on April 1st! Good Luck!
*You must be 18 years or older to participate. Giveaway is open to residents of US only.
Optionated is excited to offer our readers a chance to win a great prize pack in honor of the upcoming theater release of the film Admission. The film stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Traveris Spears and Lily Tomlin.
Admission from Focus Features arrives in theaters March 22, 2013.
Studio: Focus Features
Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Traveris Spears, Lily Tomlin
Directed By: Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “Being Flynn,” “In Good Company”)
Written By: Karen Croner (“One True Thing”); Based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Tina Fey (Date Night, 30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Knocked Up) star in Admission, the new film directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness.
Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.
Send an email with your name and shipping information to email@example.com. Please make the title Admissionso we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on March 18th! Good Luck!
Optionated is excited to offer an amazing new giveaway featuring items from the new film, Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.
Mirror Mirror is an upcoming comedy fantasy film based on ‘’Snow White’’ by the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and Sean Bean. The film is a funny and enticing take on the tale and is great for families.
What You Get:
One winner will receive the prize pack featuring an official soundtrack from the film, a t-shirt, tote bag, snow globe and compact mirror.
About the prize pack:
The t-shirt and tote bag features the phrase “One bad apple” from the film.
The soundtrack features a score by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), along with two new versions of the reworked Nina Hart song “I Believe in Love,” sung by Lily Collins.
The snow globe and compact mirror features the title of the film.
About the film:
One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.
The film was released in theaters Friday, March 30th.
How To Enter:
Send and email with your name and shipping information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the title Mirror Mirror so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on April 9th! Good Luck!
Note: Mirror Mirror giveaway items provided by Sneak Attack Media
Optionated is excited to offer our readers a chance to win free copies of the novel Ender’s Game written by Orson Scott Card. The film adaptation of the novel is currently in production and is filming in New Orleans. Along side the film we are giving away copies of the novel and audiobook.
Ender’s Game is set in Earth’s future; the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien species normally called “Buggers” by most of the population). These aliens show an ant-like group behavior, and are very protective of their leader, much like Earth ants protecting their queen. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world’s most talented children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.
What You Get:
One first place winner will receive a copy of Ender’s Game paperback as well as the audiobook.
One second place winner will receive just a copy of the paper back novel.
Two third place winners will receive copies of the audiobook.
About The Novel:
Reception to the book has generally been positive. It has also become suggested reading for many military organizations, including the United States Marine Corps. Ender’s Game won the 1985 Nebula Award for best novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for best novel. Its sequels, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile, follow Ender’s subsequent travels to many different worlds in the galaxy. In addition, the later novella A War of Gifts and novel Ender’s Shadow take place during the same time period as the original. Ender’s Game has been adapted into two comic series.
A film adaptation of the same name directed by Gavin Hood and starring Asa Butterfield as Ender is planned for release on March 15, 2013.
How To Enter:
Send and email with your name and shipping information to email@example.com. Please make the title Ender’s Game so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on April 2nd! Good Luck!
Optionated is incredibly excited to offer our readers a chance to win this fantastic companion book to the “Game of Thrones” television series and book series. If you are a fan of either you do not want to be without a copy of Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.)
The book is an in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO’s Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it.
What You Get:
5 winners will receive a free copy of Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series).
About the Book:
George R.R. Martin’s New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a “good” king to usurp the throne of a “bad” one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?
Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series
Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones
Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones
Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.
How To Enter:
Please send an email with your name and shipping information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject stating Game of Thrones. If you follow us on Twitter (@optionated_) or like us on Facebook, you get two entries to win! Winners will be announced on March 26th, just in time for the premiere of season 2!
Optionated is excited to offer our readers a chance to win a great prize pack in honor of the upcoming theater release of the film Being Flynn.
Being Flynn from Focus Features arrives in theaters March 16th, 2012
About Being Flynn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Focus Features
Starring: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor, Wes Studi and Julianne Moore
Written & Directed By: Paul Weitz (“About a Boy”)
Based on the Memoir By: Nick Flynn
Can one life story have two authors? Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child. Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years. Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, “a master storyteller.” After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in prison for cashing forged checks. After prison, he drives a cab for a number of years, but with his drinking and eccentricities now accelerating, he loses his job. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick’s life. Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face. The older man is eloquent and formidable; overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to integrate his father into his own life. But, as quickly as he materialized, Jonathan flits away again. Moving on, Nick takes a job at a homeless shelter, where he learns from Captain (Wes Studi) and Joy (Lili Taylor) how to relate to the guests who arrive night after night. Seeing the homeless – some permanently, some temporarily so – and hearing their stories, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work. He also sustains a romance with a co-worker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby). Then one night, Jonathan arrives, seeking a bed, and Nick’s senses of self and compassion falter. To give the two of them a shot at a real future, Nick will have to decide whom to seek redemption for first.
Evocatively told, ruefully funny, and moving in its depiction of the ties that bind, Being Flynn tells a story that reveals universal truths.
About The Soundtrack:
The original motion picture soundtrack for BEING FLYNN, features 15 original songs by Badly Drawn Boy, including the tracks “I’ll Keep The Things You Throw Away,” “Asleep At The Wheel,” “Harbor Street Check-in,” and more. Download on iTunes, buy from Amazon.
The soundtrack is available digitally now and physically on March 27th.
I’ll Keep The Things You Throw Away
Asleep At The Wheel
Harbor Street Check-in
If It’s Too Late
The Smile Behind Your Face
Coming To Your Senses
Sell My Blood
The Space Between My Ears
Jonathan Goes To Work
Another Day, Another Night
Letter To The President
Let It Rain
What You Get:
One (1) winner will receive:
$25 Movie Theater Gift Card
Movie-Tie in Book
How To Enter:
Send an email with your name and shipping information to email@example.com. Please make the title Being Flynn so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on March 14th! Good Luck!