Sunday, January 11, 2009

Inkheart: Coming to a Theater Near You! (and a Fandango Gift Certificate Giveaway!)



Being a book lover, I’ve always been especially fond of movies based on books. Among others, I love Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Lord of the Ring series, and any movie based on a Jane Austen book. So, I got really excited when I saw a trailer at the theater for an upcoming movie, also based on a book, called Inkheart. I have to admit that I haven’t read the book yet, but the movie looks great, so I’ll probably end up buying the book, too!

Inkheart stars Brendan Fraser and Helen Mirren, and asks the question: What if you had the power to bring a book to life simply by reading it aloud? That would certainly be an amazing thing, but, of course, it would depend on the book you choose! Apparently, Brendan Fraser's character chose the wrong sort of book because now he and his family are in a heap of trouble and must figure out how to escape from the book. Watch the clip at the bottom of this post for a preview of the movie, which had me on the edge of my seat!

You can also find out more about Inkheart at http://www.inkheartmovie.com. The movie is rated PG, so you can take the kids and enjoy this fantasy adventure together! It premieres at a theater near you on January 23, 2009.

Would you like to win a gift certificate to see the movie (or another of your choice)? To win a $20 Fandango gift certificate, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Brendan Fraser movie. (You can find out which theaters near you accept Fandango gift certificates by going to http://www.fandango.com.) To earn up to three additional entries (leave separate comments for each):

1) Tweet this giveaway and its link. (Provide your Twitter name with your comment.)
2) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS.
3) Display the button for this blog on your blog or website.


PLEASE leave a way for me to contact you if it's not readily available on your blog. A winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments on Monday, January 19, 2009.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Inkheart at the movie theater. I think it’s going to be one of the most exciting movies of 2009. Hope to see you there!


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187 comments:

  1. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is Gods & Monsters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/cmg94538/status/1112381491

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  3. I subscribed via reader.

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  4. I added your button: http://wutgivs.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gods and Monsters and Blast from the Past..heck he is good in almost anything he does

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  6. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is journey to the center of the earth.

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  7. I personally loved him in The Mummy. :)

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  8. My favorite movie is The Mummy Returns.

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  9. My closest theater is the Hollywood Theaters in Irving, TX.

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  10. I think Crash is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I love Brendan in George of the Jungle. cdziuba@aol.com

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  12. I subscribe. cdziuba@aol.com

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  13. Encino Man is always a guilty pleasure.

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  14. George of the Jungle

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  15. Gosh, that's a hard pick but I'll go with Journey To the Center of The Earth.

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  16. The first The Mummy movie that he did.

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  17. The best Brendan Fraser movie is Gods and Monsters. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  18. journey to the center of the earth.

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  19. has to be george of the jungle!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  20. I loved Brandon in Crash. Great movie and he did an awesome job!

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  21. Brendan was magnificent in The Mummy!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    curlycurvy -at- gmail -dot- com

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  22. I loved him in Blast from the Past.

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  23. I have always enjoyed the Mummy movies.
    Thanx for the contest.

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  24. I love him in Blast From the Past, great movie! Thank you!

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  25. Bedazzled
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  26. Subscriber
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  27. Subscriber
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  28. I really like the first Mummy.

    Thanks

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  29. Anonymous1:58 PM

    George of the Jungle
    mgoss@bobgoss.com

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  30. I like Encino Man!!

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  31. My favorite movie is the Mummy series. The first especially. THank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  32. The Mummy is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. My favorite is Blast from the Past!

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  34. The Quiet American.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  35. Brendan was great in The Mummy

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  36. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is the first in the Mummy series.

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  37. Journey to the center of the earth.thanks
    herry123_us@live.com

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  38. george of the jungle

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  39. gods and monsters

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  40. george of the jungle for sure! i lovee that movie :)

    lauren
    croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

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  41. Blast from the Past

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  42. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is George Of The Jungle. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  43. The Mummy

    Love to have this.

    Thanks,

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  44. Anonymous6:13 PM

    George of the Jungle was a fun movie. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kim
    turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Gods and Monsters

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  46. I like the first "Mummy" movie

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  47. The Mummy.I am a subscriber.

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  48. blast from the past is my personal fave...

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  49. I appreciate Fraser more for his dramas than his silly comedies. My favorite: School Ties from 1992.
    Others in that movie that went on to starring roles: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser & many other recognizable names.

    kilburnie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  50. Our family says The Mummy !!!!
    We loved that movie and still do!!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Encino Man is my favorite Brendan Fraser movie.

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  52. I really enjoyed him in Encino Man, but also liked the Mummy.

    Ellen
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  53. Anonymous10:51 PM

    the mummy, obvs. finestkind(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. The Mummy -- great flic!

    besos for pesos @ hotmail.com

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  55. button:
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  56. Tweet!
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  57. Anonymous4:33 AM

    My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is Encino Man.
    -Terra H.
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  58. School Ties for drama, George of the Jungle for comedy.


    Twittered on pinkpandaparade.

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  59. It has to be Journey to The Center of The earth.
    lgrieser at sbcglobal dot net

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  60. I like george of the jungle

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  61. I think he was in this movie: Mrs winterbourne...its older but really good!

    mjharvey26 at yahoo dot com

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  62. The Mummy - he was brave, funny and sexy

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  63. I like the Mummy series the most, thanks.

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  64. The Mummy is my fave!

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  65. We just watched the newest Mummy movie last weekend and I was SO impressed with him in that show. My daughter is completely infatuated with the Journey to the Center of the Earth movie.. we actually had to prove to her that there's not really another little world in the center of the earth. Brendan has made some truly wonderful movies.

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  66. journey to the center of the earth!

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  67. "Blast from the Past"

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  68. I would have to say The Mummy.

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  69. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is George of the Jungle. I get to watch him run around in a loin cloth, with my kids...and you know how kids love to watch movies about 50 million times :):)

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  70. The first mummy movie!

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  71. George of the Jungle

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  72. this guy....is good in the mummy-real comic book stuff

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  73. I love Brendan Fraser in The Mummy. That was the first time I thought he had a charming innocence about him.

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  74. I loved Journey to the Center of the Earth

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  75. Love the movie - Blast from the past :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  76. Wasn't there a Star Trek-Next Generation show with this idea of living a book? Our heroes get trapped on a planet where some powerful aliens had long ago created a digital home for a stranded-in-space American--using as a guide a poorly written paperback detective novel set in the 1920s. (The American is found dead; bored to death.) The show reminded me of the old Twilight Zones.

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  77. Encino Man, I guess.

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  78. My favorite, the one that hooked me on him, is Encino Man! Thanks!

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  79. I liked The Mummy best, but George of the Jungle comes in a close second!

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  80. Encino Man.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  81. keith reardon6:10 PM

    with honors was my favorite

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  82. my favorite was definitely the mummy.

    teechbiz at yahoo dot com

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  83. Definitely Encino Man. Brendan was awesome as Link!

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  84. Mummy.

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  85. My fave was Blast From the Past.

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  86. I have enjoy many of Mr. Fraser's movies but the one that really stands out to me is "Blast From The Past". Though it was not a huge movie it left wonder in your mind, what if that could really happen. Then there is the ooohhh's and aaahhhh's over if it did all those cool things you would have, the vintage items that are long gone now (well, unless you want to pay a fortune on eBay for!).

    Thank you for the chance to win and have a great day Susan Heim on Parenting.

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  87. The Mummy movies are my favorites.

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  88. He's a cutie. I liked him best in The Mummy, the first in the series. I liked him as well in a very early movie in his career called School Ties. That's a good one to rent, if you're a Brendan fan.

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  89. I loved him in Blast From the Past

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  90. Debbie Criss6:02 PM

    George of the Jungle. Please enter me, thank you

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  91. We love the Mummy movies and I can't wait to take the kids to see Inkheart. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  92. Mummy movies are great!

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  93. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is The Mummy

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  94. I like him from Mummy

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  95. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Encino Man!

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  96. The Mummy is my pick.

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  97. My favorite of his movies is Crash.

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  98. Anonymous4:26 AM

    i liked him in monkeybone.

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  99. I liked him in The Mummy the best, thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

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  100. Not exactly a 'Movie", but I liked him in Scrubs as Jordan's brother, Ben :)

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  101. I always liked him in "The Mummy"!

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  102. I liked the Mummy movies. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  103. Thanks for the great blog and give away. My favourite movie of Brendan is Encino Man -- classic.

    Regards,

    Amy
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  104. Anonymous2:09 PM

    encino man is my favorite bf movie.

    james_edward_anderson@hotmail.com

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  105. Encino man is a classic

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  106. Annemarie3:49 PM

    My favorite is Airheads!!

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  107. My favorite movie of his was School Ties

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  108. The Mummy is my favorite Brendan Fraser movie! Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  109. I love the movie Blast from the Past.

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  110. I have to go with Encino Man. It was the first film that I ever saw him in and I thought that he was so cute!

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  111. I loved him in "With Honors". He was so young then!

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  112. I usually enjoy all of his movies.. mmhh... a favorite I would say With Honors (and the mummy too!)

    my e-mail is in my blogger profile.

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  113. Anonymous10:38 PM

    With Honors
    Linda
    spagsrags1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  114. Though I love the first Mummy movie, my family favorite is Journey to the Center of the Earth. My kids and I have watched it dozens of times (with the glasses we got from the theatre!)
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  115. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is The Mummy.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. I subscribed via reader.

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  117. Favorite was gods and monsters
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  118. I'm a subscriber via e-mail
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  119. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/ravenzwife/status/1127671657

    My twitter nick is ravenzwife.

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  120. Gods and Monsters.

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  121. My favorite movie from Brendan has always been With Honors, but I also loved him in Blast from the Past. :)

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  122. My favorite is Blast from the Past!

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  123. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  124. i looooved him in Airheads, so cute with the long hair, that movie is hilarious!

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  125. I loved Encino Man!!

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  126. Im a subscriber! hawkgirl_16@hotmail dot com

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  127. I have your button! http://mom2anutball.blogspot.com/

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  128. The Mummy is the best movie.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  129. Abigail3:52 AM

    My fave Brendan Fraser movie is George of the Jungle its just hilarious.

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  130. my fav is The Mummy. Thanks for the contest.

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  131. The Mummy

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  132. I think Brendan Fraser was hilarious and hunky in George of the Jungle.

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  133. I like him in the Mummy movies. Thanks for the contest!

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  134. Encino man...funny movie!!

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  135. ve Brendan. I think he is great! My favorite movie is the original Mummy movie. I really want to go see Inkheart. Thanks!

    skstigger (at) hotmail.com

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  136. I subscribed via reader. Thanks!

    skstigger (at) hotmail.com

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  137. My husband loved him in Encino Man.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. George of the Jungle. :)

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  139. Encino Man is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  140. Encino Man is my favorite!

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  141. I love George of the Jungle!

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  142. has to be the first MUMMY!!

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  143. My fave Brendan Fraser movie is School Ties.

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  144. Subscribed via Google Reader

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  145. Anonymous2:15 PM

    School Ties

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  146. Since I grew up in the late 50's, my favorite is Blast From The Past.

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  147. Blast from the Past. I just keep laughing out loud at that movie. I love all of his movies, frankly. Thanks!

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  148. I love anything he is in! I think my favorite is Blast From the Past

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  149. My favorite Brendan Fraser movie is The original Mummy, but I like him in encino man too!

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  150. twittered
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    threedifferent - username

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  151. Encino Man. Thanks!!

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  152. I really enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth. Thank you!

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  153. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Definitely the mummy

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  154. My daughter's favorite is George of the Jungle...she has watched it twice this afternoon!

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  155. George of the Jungle.

    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  156. Anonymous7:52 PM

    I really liked the movie "Airheads." I thought it was hilarious and always like it when it is on TV.

    jmcharries@cox.net

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  157. I loved Airheads :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

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  158. I subscribe to you!

    samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

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  159. Hands down Blast from the Past is his best work, thanks for the contest and have a great day!

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  160. I liked him in With Honors. Thanks!

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  161. "George of the Jungle". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. My favorite is School Ties.

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  163. I am looking forward to INKHEART.

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  164. Brendan Fraser is so versatile. I've enjoyed him in everything I've seen him in, from Gods and Monsters to Looney Tunes: Back in Action. I particularly enjoyed Blast from the Past and The Mummy.

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  165. I don't think I've seen any of his movies

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  166. I loved him in Encino Man.It
    was so funny.Please enter me and
    thanks for the giveaway


    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  167. I like the mummy.

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  168. I put your button on my blog.

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  169. Anonymous11:59 PM

    would love to be able to see a movie! seurick at comcast dot net

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  170. I have subscribed


    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  171. He was best in the first "Mummy" movie. Thanks for the contest.

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  172. I liked Brendan Fraser in "The Mummy". I just saw an ad for Inkheart the other day and it looked like one my hubby and the kids and I would enjoy.

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  173. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I liked Monkeybone, which came out in the year 2000, but I also like any movie that Brendan Fraser is in - he gives off a sense of both innocence and trust - and I think Inkheart is unique in that, how many father-daughter bonding movies can we recall? I can think of only one other, Paper Moon!

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