Happy summer everyone! It’s time to heat things up and throw out the opening pitch for this year’s summer movie season! It’s time for another great contest for our friends in RICHMOND HILL, OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, and RICHMOND (BC)! Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Thursday, May 8th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Walt Disney Studios Canada!
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called The Million Dollar Arm. With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from Slumdog Millionaire) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from Life of Pi), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Million Dollar Arm opens in theatres everywhere on Friday, May 16th, but here’s how you can catch it first! To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with MILLION DOLLAR ARM and YOUR CITY in the subject line! Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement from our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, May 5th.
Good luck and remember to stay tuned to Dork Shelf all summer long for all the latest movie news, reviews, interviews, features, and more great contests to come!