Join FandangoVIP and you could win a VIP concert experience in Los Angeles.
Not a member? Join now or during checkout - it's free!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on 7/19/16 and ends at 10:00 a.m. PT on 7/28/16. Open to legal residents of 49 states of the U.S. & D.C. (void in RI, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories, possessions and overseas military installations), 18 or older (or age of majority in jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) with active email account and Internet access as of 7/19/16. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received. 1-Grand Prize: round-trip economy class airfare for Grand Prize Winner and up to three (3) guests to Los Angeles (ARV $1,500), two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations at nearby hotel (“Hotel”) (ARV: $1,600), four (4) box seats to Alabama Shakes on 8/10 at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $500), four (4) passes for entrance to the Redwood Hospitality Deck at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $200), four (4) passes to the Fandango VIP lounge at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $200), Alabama Shakes merchandise at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $100), ground transportation to and from the Hotel to the Greek Theatre (ARV: $100), and a $200 VISA Gift Card (ARV: $200). (Total ARV of Grand Prize, $4,400 USD). See Official Rules at http://fandan.co/29RUFDJ for complete prize details. Sponsor: Fandango Media, LLC.
In a previous post I talked about how Disney passed on a sequel to this past summer's The Proposal in order to focus on films they can build brands around. Well, we don't have to look too far to find our most recent example, as Variety tells us that Disney is dipping into the High School Musical-ish well for an ensemble teen comedy called Prom.
Yup, prom, as in that dance at the end of your senior year that you're still trying to forget ever happened. It's not expected to be a musical like High School Musical, though, but it's similar to its distant, more popular cousin in that Disney hopes to produce it on a relatively small budget and then turn it into a franchise. What they also want to do is cast nine complete unknowns and hope to turn them all into stars by launching a brand new franchise.
So far Variety compares the feel of the film to the comedies of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe, which may be taking it a little too far at this moment in time, but it also makes this flick one to watch out for. I'm a sucker for films like Can't Hardly Wait (in my opinion the last great ensemble teen comedy), so if they can come even a little close to the vibe in that film, I think Prom could be a success…so long as Disney doesn't give it some boring PG treatment and actually admits that things like sex, drinking and securing hotel rooms actually do take place at most (if not all) proms.
By entering your mobile number and clicking "Sign me up!" you consent to our
Terms and Policies and
and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone using automated technology.
Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango.
Message and data rates may apply.
We will not send more than 5 msgs/month.
YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME BY TEXTING "STOP" TO "FNDGO" (36346).