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DC’s Newest Movie Hit: Wonder Woman

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Quality Family Time

Everyone knows one of the easiest and often enjoyable pleasures of summer break is getting to take the kids to the movies. Since we were blessed with a movie gift card, I decided to have a mom and son day out with my oldest who just graduated. There are a lot of great movies out right now, so it was kind of tough to choose which to go see first. I left the ultimate choice up to him as to which movie we went to see knowing I was going to review it anyway no matter which one he picked. He was, after all, the victorious graduate of 2017 and his opportunity to do the honors of choosing what we saw was well deserved.

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photo courtesy: DC Comics

Can DC Comics Pull Off An “Appropriate” Movie?

We really wanted to see whether DC Comics could pull off a decent Wonder Woman film without spoiling the movie with too much language, unnecessary brutal violence, or distasteful scenes and attire. We bought our tickets and proceeded to sit through the endless amount of PG13 scary previews that would have been very inappropriate for most children. Thankfully, once the movie started – our fears were put to rest and a very well scripted and action-packed film filled the screen.

We were pleasantly surprised to find the film was not only “mostly” appropriate” with its scenes and attire (or lack thereof), but it was a smash hit as everyone was suggesting as well! Lots of comedy built into the script, intense action, drama, romance and even some impressive cinematography.

One Scene Of Caution

I do not wish to give any spoilers, but for the sake of the parents out there wondering if you should take younger ones, I would use caution and recommend either waiting for the blu-ray to fast forward through one scene ,or just be prepared to cover their eyes when “Steve” is on the island in the beginning of the film and in the natural rock bath. There is some occasional language, but I do not recall a whole lot and that is always something I’m happy about.

Two Thumbs Up

Overall, this film does stray slightly from the DC Comic of Wonder Woman, but you’ll have to find out exactly how for yourself by going to see the film.

After enjoying the surprise actor who appears in the film as one of the characters and being pleased with the consistency of the script, I have to conclude that Wonder Woman is a super film to enjoy this summer and give it two thumbs up! Recommend sticking to the PG13 rating for kids though.

What’s your opinion of this film? Let us know what you think in the comments? No spoilers please!

PUPSTAR Movie Will Charm Kids And Adults Of All Ages

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Special thanks to our sponsor for the opportunity to review the early screening of this incredible film – Pupstar!

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Welcome to the sweet, adorable movie filled with dogs of all shapes and sizes that resemble your favorite celebrity personalities in PUPSTAR! This star-filled cast of voice actors includes John Ratzenberger, popular music artists, and many others giving these adorable pups who are styled to the max with all the glitz, glamour and fun you’d find on The Voice or American Idol shows!

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The best dog movie ever (according to my 9 year old daughter)! She says she had so much fun watching it – again and again! It was very adventurous and she loved hearing the dogs sing and try to dance! It made her laugh and sing along! The main character called Tiny was so sweet you just want to adopt her! Such a fun movie your family will be sure to enjoy!

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This film grabs your heart and won’t let go! It’s such a high spirited and fun sing-along type of show having 13 original songs in the movie! Boys, girls, moms, dads, and grandparents will all get a kick of the hilarious antics and cute comparisons to some of TV’s regular music stars and shows.

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By using a variety of dog breeds, this film should appeal not just to families and lovers of music talent shows, but also to dog lovers everywhere as they do a good job representing different types of dogs and their wonderful cuteness.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received access to view this film before it’s official release in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.

**See the full press release details of the film below:

In Select Theaters and Digital HD Exclusively on FandangoNOW — August 30th!

 

Air Bud Entertainment Presents a Unique Pup-tastic Spin on America’s Popular TV Singing Competitions

 

PUP STAR

 

Fun-Filled Family Adventure Highlighted by 13 Original Songs

With Voice Talents Including Top Music Icons

Ziggy Marley and Juicy J

 

In Select Theaters and Digital HD Exclusively on FandangoNOW — TODAY!! August 30th!

 

Los Angeles, Calif. – July 26, 2016 – This August, Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Disney Air Buddies’ franchises, present a dog-filled spin on America’s hit TV singing competitions, with the release of PUP STAR Loaded with music, including 13 original songs, and the biggest cast of talking (and singing) canines ever assembled, the all-new family film is the inspirational adventure of an adorable Yorkie pup, Tiny (voice talent, Kaitlyn Maher, America’s Got Talent) who finds herself on an action-packed cross-country journey to compete in the ultimate singing competition for dogs — Pup Star.  Featuring an all-star celebrity judging panel including ‘Dog Gnarley’ (voice by Ziggy Marley), ‘Blake Sheltie,’ ‘Lady Paw Paw’ and a loveable but always disagreeable ‘Simon Growl,’ PUP STAR showcases canine contestants including P-Diggy (voice talent, Juicy J), ‘Bark’ and the tall-hat wearing ‘Furrell.’

An exciting film the whole family can enjoy, PUP STAR will release in select US theaters and Digital HD exclusively on Fandango’s premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW (www.FandangoNOW.com)August 30, 2016In Canada, the film will release September 17th exclusively in Cineplex Cinemas as part of the complimentary “Family Favourites Premiere” programming with an additional special movie offer at the Cineplex Stores.

Starting today, PUP STAR can be pre-ordered on FandangoNOW for $9.99 at www.fandangonow.com/pupstar.

Pup Star marks a return to the type of great family storytelling that is the foundation of the Air Bud brand, where dogs are lead characters in exciting adventures with strong family-driven themes,” said Robert Vince.  ‘We’re thrilled to launch the first ever live-action singing dog franchise and are already hard at work on Pup Star: Season Two!’

“We’re excited to be working again with Air Bud Entertainment to support their newest family film PUP STAR,” said Adam Rockmore, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Fandango.  “Providing quality entertainment for kids and families on FandangoNOW is a priority and we’re pleased to be the first to offer PUP STAR.”

PUP STAR stars Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs), Jed Rees (Deadpool), Carla Jimenez (The Purge: Anarchy), and David Deluise (The Wizards of Waverly Place).  Additional voice talents include John Ratzenberger (as ‘Mutt’),  Tom-Everett Scott (as ‘Charlie’), Bonnie Sommerville (as ‘Emily-Rose’), Nikki Blonsky (as Lady Paw-Paw) and Diedrich Bader (as ‘Kano’).

PUP STAR is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category.  The film is directed by “Air Bud” and  “Disney Air Buddies” veteran Robert Vince, and written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts.

PUP STAR is supported by an exciting range of promotional partners including Cold Stone Creamery, Barbara’s Bakery, Eggland’s Best, and Evolution Dog Treats. 

– Cold Stone Creamery® will offer guests a FandangoNOW Movie Card for a free PUP STAR rental with any  purchase, and will support with point-of-sale materials in 1,100 stores nationwide and on email blasts to 2MM My Cold Stone Club™ members.

– Barbara’s Bakery will offer a walk-on role for one winner plus their child or dog in the next Air Bud Entertainment movie and other prizing through a special code inside custom Snackimals cereal boxes, featuring Tiny (the singing Yorkie star of PUP STAR!), and inside custom Puffins cereal boxes.

– Eggland’s Best, America’s #1 egg, is egg-cited to launch a nationwide digital campaign supporting PUP STAR, and is the official host of the “Ultimate EB PUP STAR” sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will win a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina family vacation with their own PUP STAR; other prizes include Schwinn SmartStart bicycles, EB Pup Star Prize Packs, and much more!

– Evolution Dog Treats will release limited-edition PUP STAR/Evolution Dog Treats — they’re healthy, delicious treats but they won’t enable dogs to talk and sing like they do in the movie!          

Official Film Synopsis

Welcome to a world where dogs can not only talk — they can SING!  Tiny, a cute little Yorkie pup with a big voice, gets a chance to audition for the singing competition for dogs, “Pup Star.” After she earns a place in the finale, she’s suddenly dog-napped! But with the help of her new friend, Charlie, a retired rock-and-roller, she escapes. Together they leave on an incredible journey through some of music’s most iconic cities. On the way to the competition they meet Big Ears — a soulful Bassett Hound who teaches Tiny to belt out the 
blues; Murray — a spiritual shaggy dog who helps her find her inner rhythm; and Emily Rose — a country-singing shepherd who helps her learn to sing from her heart. Most important of all, they all encourage Tiny to believe in herself and never give up on her dreams!

About Air Bud Entertainment

The company behind the beloved AIR BUD and DISNEY AIR BUDDIES franchises, Air Bud Entertainment is celebrating 20 years as a trusted family brand, which has become part of the social fabric across generations of children, parents and grandparents.  Offering original family-friend films across numerous multi-media and digital platforms, fans can also now watch exclusive programming on Air Bud TV including original, all new short form content and TV series.  Visit and subscribe to http://airbud.com and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAL_UurzMKDyrpddriiuXA

About FandangoNOW

Fandango’s on-demand video service, FandangoNOW, offers a massive digital library of new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows for purchase and rental on a wide variety of connected TVs, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices, and on its site, FandangoNOW.com.  FandangoNOW is available on Roku, Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Vizio, and supports iOS and Android mobile devices.

Connect on Social Media:

Facebook: Facebook.com/pupstarmovie 

Twitter: @PupStarMovie

Instagram: @PupStarMovie

Contacts:

For Air Bud Entertainment                                                                  FandangoNOW

Rick Rhoades/Jill Goldstein/Deana Dor                                           Dana Benson

RickRhoadesPR@Gmail.com                                                                  DBenson@Fandango.com

Jill@JGoldsteinPR.com

Deana@JGoldsteinPR.com

I Am Not Ashamed by PureFlix In Theaters October 21

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Time heals many things, but one of the most excruciating situations to heal from is having to pick up the pieces of your broken heart and find healing after the loss of a child. Some of you may remember the tragic events that took place many years ago involving Columbine High School. It is with passion and purpose that I try to bring you the very best in Christian entertainment, resources and tools to help you and your family walk in boldness and light in today’s world. One of these great ministry tools and entertainment is the new movie from PureFlix releasing in theaters this fall on October 21 titled: I Am Not Ashamed. Don’t miss the giveaway below for a goodie bag from the screener!

This film has an incredible message to share with the millions of unchurched teens that exist in America and around the world today. It also shares a message of hope, forgiveness, compassion, and purpose for all those who would join the new movement and rise to the call to say, “I Am Hope”. Let’s all be the HOPE that today’s world needs to experience by living with Jesus Christ shining from within our hearts and being His hands and feet to the masses.

“I Am Not Ashamed” shares the inspiring true story of Rachel Joy Scott.  Rachel Joy Scott is portrayed by actress Masey McLain in the film. Rachel’s story unfolds through a series of life experiences revealing the struggles of an every day teen life in and out of school. Laced through these choices, struggles, and various experiences we soon see the beauty of her heart for Jesus come shining through as she realizes what she truly wants and needs. Somewhere towards the second half of the film is where it really starts to show us great examples of Rachel’s genuine love and concern for others as she eventually dared to “walk the talk” of a Christian life in front of her entire study body at Columbine High School before the tragedy occurs.

The various elements in this film to be leery of for younger audiences are those wrapped around the potential situations a teen could be confronted with such as smoking, drinking alcohol, the general party atmosphere, and other adult situations. “I Am Not Ashamed” is rated PG-13 and parents of children under 13 need to consider treating it as such due to both these elements as well as those involved with the short but necessary scenes showing the tragedy that occurs at Columbine High School.

This film is an excellent resource for teens to watch to help empower them to live REAL for Jesus and not to bend under the pressures of teen lifestyles and worldliness. Rachel’s choices in the film show how important being real and living for Jesus truly is and how much of an impact students can have on each other in school and with anyone they meet.

Because of how quickly today’s society is forcing our young adults into these difficult types of situations and environments, I would even consider recommending parents to potentially show this film to preteens. I would only do so with the approval of a parent who has already watched “I Am Not Ashamed” and is prepared to talk about the situations involved following the movie. You can learn more about this film and potentially find additional resources to help you with this at the “I Am Not Ashamed” website.

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“I Am Not Ashamed” is a movie that will reach hearts and lives all over the world, and it is definitely something I believe is worth seeing and showing to teen student audiences and above.  I urge the churches, schools, and other organizations to strongly consider having the entire study body or youth groups watch this film together and have a discussion session following with administrators, teachers, youth leaders, and/or counselors on hand.

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My 18 yr old son accompanied me to this early movie screener for “I Am Not Ashamed” and he thoroughly enjoyed the film and felt it will have a huge impact on teens.

In closing, I wish to applaud the courage of the family of Rachel Joy Scott , her friends, and the other families who’s children and teacher were tragically killed during the massacre at Columbine High School. This film is going to be a light to the world, and will hopefully honor the memories and sweet lives of those students and the teacher who lost their lives on April 20, 1999.  May God continue to use you with your own powerful testimony, and the testimony shared through this film to reach more teens for Christ. May God bless you richly.

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Please share this post or the link to the #imnotashamed film with others and help spread the word about this great Christian ministry tool for teens in the coming weeks before the release of the film. As a pastor, or business owner, you can reach out on Facebook to PureFlix Alliance for more info on how to become an alliance member and support this film. You can inquire with the lady in the picture above who represents the Tampa area for PureFlix. She’s a huge help with any questions you have.

Adianis Morales – Robles
Alliance Consultant
Pure Flix | Faith + Family Alliance

Mobile 407-417-3744 Email:adianis.morales@pureflix.com

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Want to get involved in the “I Am Hope” movement to change the world for Christ? There are many exciting plans and activities leading up to this film where you can get actively involved and rally your church or organization to do the same. Get more info here. 

GIVEAWAY TIME

(Part of the Love2EncourageYou 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Event)

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PRIZE: One winner will receive an #imnotashamed movie screener goodie bag including several of the items you see here. (magnets, pen, sticker and “I Am Hope” bracelet)

Open to USA residents in the lower 48. Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

DATE: ends on August 31st at midnight EST

Please enter this giveaway using the entry form below.

 

Disclosure: Special thanks to PureFlix for the opportunity to view this film at an early screener event yesterday. No compensation was received in exchange for sharing this post. These thoughts and expressions are my own opinions after watching the film and I feel very strongly about sharing this information with the world. May you be blesssed by what you read and the chance to watch the film in October. *This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, or any other social media channel.

**Like this giveaway? August is the month we celebrate the 5th year of Love2EncourageYou blog being in service to the public. I hope you will help join me in thanking God for this ministry and opportunity to bless others with articles and resources to encourage them and their walk with Christ and enriching their families. It has been a huge pleasure to serve you these last five years and I look forward to many more exciting things ahead. More giveaways to come throughout the month of August!

Preschool Kids Will Love This Peppa Pig DVD and Contest

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What a fun weekend! Between watching the live TV Special of Peppa Pig and the Golden Boots plus getting to review the new DVD that includes this peppasode special, we had a real blast! The brand new DVD of Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots is releasing in stores Tuesday, March 8, 2016! Don’t miss grabbing this fun-loving and full of laughs collection of some of the cutest Peppa Pig and family antics yet!

My daughter’s favorite episode on this DVD besides the “Golden Boots” peppasode was “Grampy Rabbit in Space”! Losing your voice can be a real problem, but this issue has a hilarious result.

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My son loved the “Golden Boots” peppasode so much he kept running around the house quacking like the duck in the episode! You’ve got to see it!  It’s absolutely adorable for all to enjoy along with watching the other DVD episodes. Get more details and a list of episodes from my initial post here.

Have you entered the Peppa Pig photo contest yet? In celebration of this new episdode and DVD, there is a super exciting “Peppa Pig and The Golden Boots” Facebook photo contest kicking off today – Monday, March 7! Check out www.facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUS  or www.peppapig.com for more information and for your chance to enter to win an oinktastic Peppa Pig prizepack!

Thanks again for visiting Love2EncourageYou! I hope you’ll be blessed beyond measure and treasure every moment with your children or grandchildren. It’s my pleasure to bring you reviews, giveaways, and helpful posts to enrich your time with your family. Stay tuned for our upcoming review of the new Peppa Pig app!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample of the DVD in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others.

Peppa Pig Cold Winter Day DVD #Preschool

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ITEM!! 

I’m having a blast today watching my kids giggle and laugh as they watch and review the newest DVD from the Peppa Pig collection called “Cold Winter Day”! It’s so cute!

Right now they are watching the “Ice Skating” peppasode and are sliding around my foyer in their socks pretending to ice skate along with Peppa and her little brother George. They’ve enjoyed the gentle reminders of kindness, friendship, good manners, and love that are laced throughout the Peppa Pig episodes often. My youngest is four years and he thought it was fun when Peppa and her brother wanted to brush their teeth longer or take their bath longer. All these great reminders to keep clean, and healthy are wonderful for Preschoolers to hear often and from a source other than mommy! lol.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the “Sleeping Princess” episode where daddy pig read them a bedtime story. I could go on and on about this adorable program. I just know your kids will enjoy it too! Peppa Pig is a great source of joy and good, clean fun to watch and explore concepts with your little ones.

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This new Cold Winter Day collection of episodes from Peppa Pig comes out on November 3, 2015 on both DVD and Digital Download. Don’t miss it! Makes a super holiday gift for someone special in your life.

Episodes include:

  • Cold Winter Day
  • Not Very Well
  • Snow
  • Thunderstorm
  • The Sleepy Princess
  • Bedtime
  • Swimming
  • Daddy Pig’s Office
  • Ice Skating
  • The Toy Cupboard

Disclosure: Special thanks to Entertainment One for the chance to review a copy in exchange for an honest review. It is a pleasure to share such fantastic family entertainment with my readers.

Back To School Fun with Peppa Pig on DVD

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Woo-hoo! It’s that time of year again – Back To School! I know many parents are excited about getting school underway again, but for many children the back to school time can be one of nervous tension or fear. I am happy to share about a fun, new video from Peppa Pig called, “Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip” that will help your child dismiss some of those tensions and anxieties and get excited about going Back To School again! It even comes with a nice little Scholastic mini book for your child to enjoy and relive the episode about the Class Trip.

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After enjoying all the episodes on this adorable Peppa Pig DVD, my eight year old daughter shared her favorite episode was the one about going to the library. She says it made her excited about school time starting again and enjoying going to the library and all the cool things you can do there! She loves to learn about new things and books are such a great way for her to study on her own.

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There were all sorts of neat songs and cute things they did in these other Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip episodes about field trips or playing in the gym at school. The kids learn how to use their imaginations, appreciate the outdoors and nature, learn about echoes and more! It was lots of fun seeing my four year old’s reaction to when they fed bread to the ducks in the outdoors episode. He immediately asked if we could go feed the ducks at the park near us too!

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Peppa Pig has lots of enjoyable lessons and cute characters with lots of different personalities so every child can find someone to relate to. The educational elements in this DVD were very helpful and come highly recommended to teachers, parents and homeschoolers looking for a fun transition activity by showing this video to your children or students to get excited about school again.

The “Peppasodes” include:

  • School Bus Trip
  • The School Camp
  • Gym Class
  • School Play
  • Mister Skinnylegs
  • Jamble Sale
  • Sports Day
  • The Quarrel
  • Madame Gazelle’s Leaving Party
  • The Library

Visit www.peppapig.com to learn more about Peppa Pig! Follow on social media:

Twitter @PeppaPigUS

www.facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUS

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample copy in exchange for an honest review.

Thumbs Up for Mickey Matson and the Pirate’s Code DVD

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Need Fun Family Entertainment? Look No Further!

Mickey Matson and the Pirate’s Code is a great family film that shines above movies considered just appropriate for families. This film tries hard to create a fun and exciting atmosphere aimed for elementary to preteen ages as it is filled with “spy gear and scavenger hunt” types of elements throughout the film. We just loved the humor and comedy segments built into it as well! An absolute joy to watch for my younger kiddos with lots of twists and surprises in the plot, and we as adults found it enjoyable too. Christopher Lloyd of course shines as always in any film he is in and we are particular fond of his character in the Mickey Matson series as the grandfather. (Find out how he manages to make an appearance and positive impact in this new film!) We loved his part in the original movie called, “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure”.

We loved so many parts of the movie with the lead characters rolling down the sand after getting kidnapped to the super cool vehicle and gadgets they get to try out! However, I think our favorite part actually was not something in the film, but rather something they left out and included in the bloopers on the DVD. Be sure to watch the bloopers after you buy the film and keep an ear out for someone talking about a “dolphin”. My kids were rewinding this particular moment over and over – it made them laugh that much!

We will definitely be looking forward to more Mickey Matson films to follow! Thanks Pure Flix!

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About the movie:
Releases on DVD June 2, 2015
91 Minutes // Genre: Adventure // Rating:  NR
In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization.  They’re new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence.  With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon.  If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age.  It’s a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Stay Connected and keep up with the movie!

Twitter:  @MickeyMatson


Official Website:  http://mickeymatson.com

Want to purchase the movie? Get it HERE

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Old Fashioned DVD Makes Great Date Night Movie

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Make it a Movie Night with Old Fashioned!

Hello again my sweet friends and fans! I am so glad you dropped by today. I have a wonderful movie, book and devotional to share about that I think many of you would enjoy. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post too for your chance to win ALL THREE! The new Pure Flix film called “Old Fashioned” has been released on DVD and it actually impressed me! I do not feel the movie trailers do it justice. This film is a great fit for those interested in a good date night movie. It also works if you’re desiring to show something to your teen about courtship and dating or how to respect women while dating. I think married couples will get a real kick out of reminiscing their dating years as they watch this film too. I adore the way they laced elements of Biblical themes, and real life issues into the movie. So many of these incidents have actually come up in our lives and it is tough going through the way friends, family, and coworkers respond to your standards when you make a firm choice in your beliefs. I like seeing the way the actor handles these incidents in the film and the supporting characters in response.

Get the Book and Devotional Too!

There is also a great book released from Old Fashioned as well as an awesome devotional book! Of course reading the book to compare with the movie is always fun! I find it adds new perspective and value as it allows you to go even deeper into the message in the movie. Well written, enjoyable pace, and pleasant descriptions of the atmosphere, romance and other fun and important elements. I think you’ll find it a good read!

I was also especially happy to see how much helpful content they included in this devotional book designed to compliment the film. I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy and go through a devotional book like this with your boyfriend, fiancee or spouse. I find there can be so many great conversations that develop because of it that really help you bond as a couple and allow God to help your hearts mesh and grow closer as you keep Him and His standards first in your life. It will also increase your desire to pray together or for each other which is a something I very strongly recommend for any couple.

The Old Fashioned movie is a fabulous date night film that I believe you will enjoy highly. I particularly giggled at the thought of a few scenes that I could totally relate to and found myself taken back to my college years dating my hubby. I loved the conclusion at the end of the film of course, but I won’t dare spoil it on you… just make sure you get to see it! My dear husband’s comments I just have to share with you though… after the film ended he looked at me with his dimpled grin on his face and said, “So now you must really wish you had married a different guy, right?” The next morning he awoke smiling from ear to ear at me and proceeded to come give me a kiss … only on the cheek (watch the movie to see the significance) and said he had to do something special for his wife right away like make my favorite breakfast.  (Now ladies… don’t expect the royal treatment from every guy after they see this movie, but I just had to share I was lucky enough to have one that “got it” after watching this film. lol.) Run! Don’t walk… and get this film in your hands pronto! You could have a nice romantic evening and changed perspective for both of you on how a relationship as a couple could be real soon! Blessings to each of you who get the chance to do this and encourage positive reflection and nurturing of your relationship. I pray God’s greatest blessings upon the current marriages too who find a way to rekindle that which might be lost and invite God to become the center of all your thoughts towards each other.

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About the movie:
DVD Releases on June 16, 2015
115 minutes // Genre: Drama // Rating PG-13
 A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. 

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About the novelization:  
Softcover; 303 pages 
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
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About the devotional:
Softcover; 222 pages 
Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.   

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Caillou Helps Out DVD by PBS Kids

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Check out this wonderful adventure for toddler to early elementary aged kids to enjoy with the new DVD called Caillou Helps Out. (This is a review of the upcoming release on DVD.) Caillou Helps Out will be available for purchase on June 16 for $12.99 SRP.

PBS Kids always brings the best in entertainment and educational value to our homes, and this time is no different. I adore the gentle loving nature of the Caillou show and how it establishes great family and moral values teaching kids learning concepts of all different sorts along the way.

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I highly recommend this new DVD, Caillou Helps Out. My kids always end up roll playing the scenes and begging me to help them do some of the activities that Caillou or his sister do in the show whenever we watch this new video – such as making tasty snacks, or wanting costume accessory help so they can play Captain Caillou!

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This DVD includes 7 heart-warming stories on the DVD including:

  1. Caillou Makes a Meal
  2. Follow Me
  3. Captain Caillou
  4. High Flyers
  5. Emma’s Extra Snacks
  6. The Untidy Classroom
  7. Smooth Sailing

Movie is approx. 60 minutes * Widescreen

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Please consider making a purchase of this great new kids DVD “Caillou Helps Out” by PBSKids starting June 16! Every purchase keeps PBS going and kids growing. Visit PBSKIDS.org/caillou.

The Caillou shows always incorporate lots of cute ways for the DAD in the show to be a great role model and teacher of life skills to Caillou. This DVD would be a fun gift to give your kids close to Father’s Day so they can enjoy watching it together and be blessed by all the fun and adventures father and son do together in the show.

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Mia and Me: Discover Centopia DVD – Full of Imagination #Review

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Check out this new DVD called Mia and Me: Discover Centopia where fantasy filled with elves and unicorns fill kids heads with imagination, adventure and fun!

There are not many DVDS that come through my door that offer as much creativity and imagination as this brand new series called Mia and Me! My 8 year old daughter adores this DVD called “Mia and Me: Discover Centopia” and I believe it’s something many children would enjoy. My four year old son was glued to the screen as much as his sister! There are lots of great ideas, cute animation and funny moments throughout the show among the highlights of a gorgeous imaginary world with unicorns, waterfalls and flying elves!

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My daughter “M” from Kids Corner shares her review:

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My favorite episode is “Talking to Unicorns” because it is a wonderful adventure that shares about the beginning info describing the story of Centopia and explaining it.  This particular episode describes all about Mia and who she is. The show is magical every time and inspires me. I love dancing to the theme song too! I am sure other kids will love this movie. I highly recommend it! – “M”

The other episodes in this DVD include Centopia’s Hope and Restoration. This DVD is approximately 75 minutes long.

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Meet Mia and discover the magical land of Centopia!

On her first day at a new school, Mia is given a book and bracelet that are more than they appear to be on the surface. The items have the power to transport Mia to the magical storybook world of Centopia, where she becomes a flying elf who has the ability to talk to unicorns!

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In Centopia, Mia learns that unicorn horns have magical properties, and that the wicked queen wants to capture all of the unicorns for their power. Can Mia work together with her new elven warrior friends and keep the unicorns safe?

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Mia and Mia: Discover Centopia is now available on DVD to purchase as a store near you! Discover the fun and fantasy in this exciting new DVD!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy of the DVD in exchange for an honest review.