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May 25th 2012

Moviefone Presents Los Angeles Street Food Cinema Series

We're happy to announce that Moviefone will be the presenting sponsor of Street Food Cinema, the ultimate movie, music and food summer event series in Los Angeles. The Street Food Cinema summer event series features outdoor movies, gourmet food trucks and music from emerging Los Angeles musicians every Saturday this summer from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day weekend. Movies will be presented with cinema quality sound and projection on a screen that is 40 feet wide by 22 feet high!

Learn more about the event and view the complete summer schedule here. We've also recently partnered with Fandango to offer even more ticketing options to help you get to your favorite summer movies. Learn about this partnership here.

May 23rd 2012

Moviefone Teams up with Fandango for Ticket Partnership

We're proud to announce today that Fandango will be the exclusive ticketing partner for Moviefone. Moviefone users will now be able to buy tickets from twice as many theaters. They will also be able to make purchases online, on mobile devices, and on tablets for Fandango's vast network of 20,000 screens representing the wide majority of theaters across the country. Moviefone will also be able to offer users mobile barcoded ticketing, so consumers can get their movie tickets sent to their cell phones and have them scanned by the ticket-taker.

The new partnership enriches the Moviefone experience which already includes web and mobile offerings, including our Webby-nominated Moviefone iPad App. To learn more about this partnership, read the release here and buy tickets now. To download the Moviefone iPad app click here.

Feb 22nd 2012

Ellen DeGeneres Shares Her Oscar Picks for Moviefone

The Oscars are less than a week away and in order to help viewers prepare for the big show Moviefone has enlisted the help of comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. With 35 Daytime Emmy Awards under her belt, Ellen brings her awards expertise and unique entertainment knowledge to her blog posts. Every day this week, Ellen will discuss her favorite movies and predictions to help inform audiences about this year's films.

In her first post, Ellen shares her love of independent films and recommends Beginners:

"One of my favorite movies of the year was Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. The truth is I almost didn't see it. By the time someone recommended it, it was already on DVD. Thankfully, I'm a huge celebrity, so I was able to have them perform it live in my living room.

If you haven't seen it, I hope you will. Ewan McGregor gives a beautiful and heartfelt performance you don't want to miss, even if he did knock over one of my floor lamps."

Ellen also blogs about the Oscars unfair treatment of comedic films and explains why she hopes Bridesmaids will take home an award this year:

"The moment I saw Bridesmaids I knew it would be a hit. It's so relatable. I don't care who you are -- male or female, young or old, Democrat or Republican -- we've all gotten kicked off a plane for being drunk.

They said a comedy with an all-female lead cast couldn't be successful, but they were wrong. The movie just broke the record as the most downloaded movie-on-demand ever. See? People aren't just renting it -- they're demanding it."

In today's post, Ellen discusses the most talked about film of the year, The Artist:

"It's so original, and that's hard to find in Hollywood these days. Now everything's either a sequel, or based on a book or inspired by actual events. And if it's not, it's probably a sexy vampire movie.

Who would've thought that a black and white movie with no dialogue would be so popular? It's simple and entertaining. We should've been doing this years ago."

Make sure to keep reading Ellen's blog posts this week for the rest of her predictions, and catch up on all of the latest Oscar news and coverage on Moviefone.

Feb 17th 2012

Enter the Moviefone Awards Show Challenge

On Sunday February 26, the biggest stars in Hollywood will gather for the Oscars to honor the best movies of the year. Moviefone has the latest Oscar coverage to keep you up to date with recommendations, reviews, and red carpet critiques. Although the event is still more than a week away, we are offering you a chance to test your award show expertise before the big show with a contest.

Every weekday between now and February 24, we'll post new questions about what will happen on Hollywood's big night. Submit your best guesses and you'll automatically be eligible for a daily prize of two free movie tickets. The grand prize -- a YEAR'S worth of free movie tickets -- will be awarded to a user with the most correct predictions.

Let the games begin!

Nov 8th 2011

Moviefone's Merry Movie Ticket Giveaway

Attention movie lovers: want to see The Muppets, Breaking Dawn, J. Edgar and more for free? We've got some exciting news for you! Moviefone is giving away thousands of FREE Movie Tickets all season long. Want to get your mittens on some? Visit Moviefone.com to enter and play our "scratch to match" game every day through the end of this year.

Happy holidays and good luck!

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