Friday, June 22, 2012

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Prize Pack! WE LOVE CONTESTS!

We're contest FIENDS at this point!

So what's this one?!

You know the drill! Enter the handy dandy rafflecopter and win a prize pack!

One (1) winner will receive:
·         $25 Visa
·         Official Soundtrack (CD)
·         T-Shirt
·         Tote Bag
·         Lip Balm
·         Shot Glass
·         Glow Stick & Bracelet
·         Key Chain

One (1) additional winner will receive the official SoundtrackT-shirt, Tote Bag, Lip Balm, Shot Glass, Key Chain, Glow Stick & Bracelet

"Seeking a Friend For The End Of the World.", directed by Lorene Scafaria, previously best known for writing the charming "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," rather than the raunchy comedy marketing suggests, is in fact very much a romantic drama, littered with comedic moments. The film follows Dodge (Steve Carell), a corporate drone whose wife leaves him the moment it's announced that an asteroid is headed straight for Earth and everyone has three weeks left to live. He soon encounters his free spirited neighbor Penny (Keira Knightly in full Manic Pixie Dreamgirl mode), who herself has just left her simpering wannabe musician loser of a boyfriend. The two strike up an unlikely friendship as they try to help the other, getting Dodge to "the one that got away" who recently wrote him a letter professing her love, and getting Penny back to family across the pond, who she hasn't been very good at keeping in touch with while playing records and wrecking havoc on men's hearts across the US. The film shows how even in the face of The End, when people primarily cling to a pointless routine or revel in rallying against it, two souls can still find each other and that fulfillment they always dreamed of, but gave up on long ago. "Seeking a Friend..." is extremely sweet, perhaps to his detriment, as at times it is primarily ruled by a sentimentality some may find inauthentic, though it spoke greatly to me. As Knightly and Carrel don't have a sexual chemistry per se, the audience must do some reaching to fully buy their burgeoning romance, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it doesn't work on its face. These are lonely people who find each other in the heightened emotional landscape of a disaster. If you connect to that and to them, the film works. If you don't, I can feel you wincing already. Still, the script is strong and accomplishes what it sets out to do, paying off everything it sets up in unpredictable, if not slightly schmaltzy ways. "Seeking a Friend..." certainly won't be for everyone, and succeeds far more as a romantic drama than a comedy, but it will no doubt find an audience who connects with its message.

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"Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice (The Beach Boys)

2. Devil Inside (INXS)

3. Sex Tourists (French Kicks)
4. In The Time Of My Ruin (Frank Black)
5. Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Radio Edit) (P.M. Dawn)
6. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) (The Walker Brothers)
7. The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies)
8. Dance Hall Days (Wang Chung)
9. Ooh (Scissor Sisters)
10. This Guy's In Love with You (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass)
11. Stay With Me (The Walker Brothers)
12. Dodge Walks Home/The Beach (Rob Simonsen & Jonathan Sadoff)


Unknown said...

1) Genesis "And Then There Were Three"
2) Michael Jackson "Thriller"
3) AC/DC "Back in Black"

Ashley said...

Three albums? Jeez. If I have to pick:

1. Radiohead, "OK Computer" (for moping)
2. Bear McCreary, "Battlestar Galactica Season Four Soundtrack" (for inspiration)
3. ELO, "Discovery" (for dancing and such)

Haley Gambrell said...

1. Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"
2. Muse's "The Resistance"
3. Explosions in the Sky's "The Earth is Not a Cold, Dead Place"

Those are my picks for the end of the world.