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9/9/17

9/11 starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg - Giveaway!

 
 
Everyone has a 9/11 Story.
We would like to introduce you to an awe-inspiring film starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg titled 9/11, based on the original play, The Elevator, that centers on the events of September 11, 2001.
No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is indelibly etched in everyone’s mind.
 I was working in downtown Atlanta.  My boss came out of his office, gathered us and directed us to a conference room.  See...our company, Aon Consulting, occupied many floors in the south tower.  176 employees, plus an unborn child, perished in the collapse.  It still stings to think about it.


In theaters now...
The film 9/11 is based on a true story and chronicles the lives of five average, everyday people who find themselves trapped in an elevator during the events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center. 


In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.

Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later ... their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.

With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds. 

With a cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), this movie won't disappoint!


And, you could win a special #Remember911 prize pack:

 

1 - 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen

1 - “Hope” Pendant with necklace

1 - Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children

To enter, simply comment below with a fact that you learned from the Movie Blog App (below).
I'll pick a random winner on September 20th.
 
 
 
  Visit the official 911 movie website for more information.
 
 
 
  ***I received the aforementioned items free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion.***
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5/26/17

Max 2: White House Hero - Giveaway

 
 **Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.**
 
 
 
Man's Best Friend Is The Country's Biggest Hero

MAX 2: White House Hero
The All-New Original Movie Is Available on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD Now.
Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in "Max 2: White House Hero." His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president's Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.
 
We loved the first Max movie...and this one is equally fun!  (Perhaps we are biased because we have a Max of our own!?  See below.  He's very protective of his little sister, Molly!)


 
 In honor of the new release, we have a fun little game!  Aaaannnnddd...you could win a copy of the movie!  Simply play along...
 
 



Then post your time in the comment section below.  One winner will be chosen at random on June 1st.
 
 
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5/18/17

Urban Hymn Review

 
***Many thanks to Tethergroup and Level 33 Entertainment for the opportunity to review this movie. The opinions expressed are my own.***
 
 
 We recently reviewed an excellent movie, Urban Hymn.
 
 
 
 
Urban Hymn follows Jamie, a struggling teen with an amazing voice.  A caring social
worker encourages Jamie to use her voice to escape her troubled past.  It's a sweet, but
gritty coming-of-age story.
 
 
The movie starts out with a bang, which I loved, but seems more appropriate for teens
and adults.
 
 
Available NOW in theaters and on demand!

 
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3/25/17

1 Night -- Movie Review

 
***Many thanks to Tethergroup and Level 33 Entertainment for the opportunity to review this movie. The opinions expressed are my own.***
 
 
We recently had the opportunity to review: 1 Night, by Minhal Baig.
 
 
 
 "Thirty-something Elizabeth (Anna Camp) must decide whether
to salvage her relationship with Drew (Justin Chatwin) after
much personal disappointment. Meanwhile, Bea (Isabelle Fuhrman),
a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted
childhood friend, Andy (Kyle Allen) to overcome their
difference in high school status following their prom.
Past and present collide as two couples explore love over
the course of one night at a hotel."
 
 
 The movie centers around the hotel.  The younger couple is
there for their prom and the older couple is there trying to
rekindle the romance.  The two stories intertwine nicely.
 
 
This is a fun, romantic comedy to add to your list!  I loved
the interactions between the two couples.  The gentle
reminder that even the truest of loves run off course from
time to time, is spot on. And, having a teen of my own, it
made me look forward to his first prom.  I also really like
that the movie is a mere 80 minutes, so you can easily
sneak it in anytime.
 
 
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3/16/17

Prayers for a Simpler Life by Faith Sommers

 
 
 
 
Now, I'm not a Mennonite...but I am Christian.  So reading Faith Sommers' book, Prayers
For a Simpler Life still appealed to me.  After all, don't we all yearn for a simpler life?
 
 

Do your quiet times with God feel disconnected from the rest of your overflowing days?
Shouldn’t our devotions affect how we live our lives?
 
In this 90-day devotional for women, plain Mennonite mother and wife Faith Sommers
helps connect your moments with the Lord to the rest of your life. Steeped in the faith
of Amish and Mennonites, who maintain that how we live is as important as what we
say, Sommers’ words hold gentle warmth and wise nudging for readers tired of
disjointed living.
 
Offering daily devotions, prayers, journal prompts, and ideas for how to simplify your
life and strengthen your faith, Prayers for a Simpler Life guides readers toward a
deeper commitment to the way of Jesus.

 
 
 This book offers a relevant passage, scripture and reflection each day for 90 days.
The passages are relatable...and I especially loved the Q&A about Mennonites.


For more information and/or to purchase this book, go here.  
 



***I received this book from the publisher free-of-charge in exchange for an honest review.***
 
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1/8/17

Teacher's Pet

 
Over Christmas break, we volunteered to take care of Luke's 3rd-grade class pet, Mikell...
 
 
 
  He's a 5-year old rat snake that the teacher's had since he was just a couple inches long. Now,
he's right at 4 feet!  We had to feed him once during his stay, which was quite exciting.  (The
mice were frozen when we got them, so they didn't even seem "real".)


He kept us entertained for 2-weeks!


 
 
 
 
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