#Sponsored: Kirk Cameron’s Unstoppable {Movie #Review & #Giveaway}

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As a mom, I’m very particular about what movies my children can and cannot see. When I heard about Unstoppable coming to theaters awhile back, I hoped and prayed the movie would find it’s way into our little town. Unfortunately, the closest showing was several hours away from us, so we didn’t make it. That’s why I am so excited to have the opportunity to review the movie on DVD.

In the Christian life, there’s one question that can make – or break – your faith. That question? “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?”

In Unstoppable, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on a visual journey to better understand that question, and he does so in a hope-filled, heart warming way.

The movie is inspired and centered around the death of Cameron’s close friend who passed away from cancer at the age of 15. Kirk takes us back to the beginning, literally back to Adam and Eve, to investigate the first acts of good and evil and how they affect our lives.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to watch Unstoppable, but I was surprised by what I saw. Instead of just sitting down to watch a movie and switching my brain off, I got an hour of topics that opened the doors to long, Christ centered conversations with my children. There are no words to express how much I loved being able to talk openly, and at length, with my kids about what Christ did for us.

There was one scene in the movie that really, really got to me. Kirk had gone to some Hollywood big-wigs to discuss making a movie about Noah. As Kirk explained the history of Noah and the Ark to these execs, they laughed and came up with ways to change the “story.” It was so sad, and so heartbreaking. I couldn’t imagine not knowing the truth of Noah, or wanting to change the outcome of what happened. My heart immediately became heavy for those in the world that just don’t understand the truth our Bible holds.

Overall, I was very impressed with the movie. I loved that it opened the doors of conversation with my children. I loved that it made me think about what Christ did for us and deepened my faith a little more. I only wish there had been more use of Scripture in the movie. While the truths were in there, to me, I like to have Scriptural references so that I can dig a little more into my Bible. I did thoroughly enjoy the movie, though, and I think every family should have this DVD available in the home library.

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#FamilyMovie Night This Saturday, Sept. 3rd!

It’s that time again! Walmart & P&G are teaming up for another fabulous Family Movie Night!

It all happens this Saturday night, September 3rd at 8pm/7C on NBC.family movie night

The movie is called Game Time: Tackling the Past, and it’s all about football.

Well, not all about football… there are some valuable lessons involved.

Here’s the synopsis from the Family Move Night website:

Pro football star Jake Walker is living the dream… or so he thinks. The veteran tight end is a fan favorite and on pace to set the all-time receiving yards record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. While working out at training camp, Jake receives an unexpected call from his brother Dean – their father Frank has suffered a major heart attack. Jake immediately leaves practice and returns to Riverton, North Carolina, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years. Memories of glory and regret flood his mind as he returns to the family and friends he abandoned in pursuit of his career. Jake dutifully visits with Frank and Dean, but hurt and misunderstanding from the past begins to resurface, leaving him counting the days until he can return to his team. …Read More

Now, watch the trailer:

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It looks great, doesn’t it? And did you recognize some familiar faces – like Catherine Hicks and Beau Bridges?

I love football movies. Actually, my whole family does. If there’s football in a movie, it’s one sure way to get all of us gathered around the tv. This movie is sure to be no exception. We’re not missing it!

I haven’t watched Game Time: Tackling the Past yet. I watched the trailer with my son, Jace, the other day, and he begged me not to watch it without him. His birthday is on Friday, and he really, really wants us to watch it together. So, Friday night, Jace and I will watch an advanced screening of the movie. {I just didn’t want to wait until the last minute to tell you all about it!}  Then, we’ll all watch it together again as a family on Saturday night. I’ve already got the DVR set, and we’re ready and waiting for Family Movie Night to get here! My husband is really excited about the movie too. We saw the previews during our last Family Movie Night and he and Jace both said at the same time, “We’ve got to watch that one!” I’m telling you, if there’s football involved, the excitement level shoots through the roof around here.

I love Family Movie Night, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every movie that Walmart & P&G have put out so far. We’ve already purchased several of the movies on DVD so that we don’t have to watch them with commercials anymore because they get watched so much. I am so excited that Mom Central has allowed me to be a part of these campaigns to tell you all about these fantastic little movies. I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have.

Remember: Game Time: Tackling the Past premiers Saturday, September 3rd at 8/7C on NBC.

Don’t miss it!

To learn more about Game Time: Tackling the Past, visit the Official Website.

Become a Fan of Family Movie Night on Facebook and get the inside scoop on future Family Movie Night events and updates.

Will your family be watching?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

Family Movie Night August 6thSaturday, August 6th at 8pm/7c on NBC, Walmart & P&G present the next movie in the Family Movie Night experiences. That night, families all over the country will come together to watch Who is Simon Miller?

I love action/adventure movies. Love them. I love the movies that keep me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, waiting to see what is going to happen.

Who is Simon Miller is one of those movies, and it is a fantastic one at that.

First, here’s the movie synopsis:

Like most families, the Millers have their challenges. Simon’s (Loren Dean) frequent business trips have created some distance between him and the rest of the family, leaving Meredith (Robyn Lively) stretched and struggling to keep things together. Daughter Sarah, an 18-year-old honor student, has recently gotten herself into trouble at school while son Kevin, 15, struggles to engage with anything outside of a video game…

But these issues all prove to be trivial when Simon goes missing. Sensing something is not right, the family frantically searches Simon’s office for information. Discovery of a stash of passports, all with Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, reveals that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. In a frantic phone call, Simon urges the family not to tell anyone of his disappearance, not even the authorities, right before the line goes dead. Who is Simon Miller? And what exactly has he gotten himself – and now his family – into?

Shocked, scared and unsure if they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the three embark on their own international mission to get him back. With Meredith’s sharp instincts, Sarah’s foreign language skills and Kevin’s natural techgenius, they try to unravel the mystery behind his disappearance. It’s a heartpounding family thriller that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other.

(You can find out more about Who is Simon Miller? on the Official Website for the movie and on the Family Movie Night Facebook Page.)

Next, you need to watch the trailer:

Awesome, right?

It totally is.

I’m the only one in my family that has seen the movie. Mom Central gave me the opportunity to view an advanced screening, and I am so glad they did! Since Saturday is Ashley’s birthday, we’ll be out celebrating with a big family dinner. But, you’d better believe that I already have the DVR set to record Who is Simon Miller? and I’ve already got our next family movie night planned.

I really enjoyed Who is Simon Miller?, and I can’t wait for my family to experience it for themselves. I have to say that each Family Movie Night movie just gets better and better. The acting gets better, the storylines get better… I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Make sure your family tunes in this Saturday night, August 6th at 8/7c on NBC to watch the premier of Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

You don’t want to miss this movie!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

#FamilyMovie Twitter Party Tomorrow!

I just posted about Family Movie Night with the premier of Field of Vision this Saturday at 8/7c on NBC.

Mom Central wants to get the party started a little early with a #FamilyMovie twitter party tomorrow afternoon from 3 – 4 pm Eastern Time. There will be prizes, so you’ll definitely want to join in the fun!

I’ll be there, so be sure to follow me (@angievinez) and follow MomCentral (@momcentral) as well. Then, just follow the #FamilyMovie tweets.

For all the details on tomorrow’s twitter party, click here: http://bit.ly/mb7YZw

Don’t know how to participate in a twitter party?

Maybe this post will help:

What is a Twitter Party?

Hope to see you there!

Family Movie Night is Back with Field of Vision

Field of Vision Family Movie NightYou all know how important family-friendly movies and tv shows are to me. And, lately, it seems that good, quality shows the whole family can watch are becoming few and far between. If, by some miracle, you happen upon a family-friendly show, you then have to worry about commercials for scary movies, or other garbage coming on. It’s a viscous cycle, and parents are having a hard time winning this battle.

But, Walmart and P&G have heard our cries, and they are committed to bringing back Family Movie Night. Families can once again gather around the tv, snacks in hand, ready to settle in for a few hours and enjoy a movie together.

This Saturday, you can catch the premier of Field of Vision, a story about a boy that must decide what’s more important: Winning the championship game or doing what’s right.

Field of Vision premiers Saturday, June 11th at 8/7c on NBC.

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I got the chance to preview an advanced screening of Field of Vision thanks to Mom Central. WOW! What a great movie! I am super excited to watch it with my entire family this weekend.

My six year old son, Jace, is really into football right now, and I know he’s going to love this movie. Not only are there action-packed scenes, but there’s a moral to the story. Actually, there are a couple of lessons in the movie that must be learned, and they will make for a great discussion time with my kids during the commercial breaks.

So, what’s the movie about?

Well, Tyler McFarland, the star quarterback at Sinclair High School, uses an old malfunctioning video camera and captures some very strange footage. He learns that some of his teammates have been bullying a new transfer student named Cory. Tyler then has to make the tough decision of whether to tell his coach or not. If he tells, his friends could get kicked off the team and that could cost the championship game.

While all of that is going on, Tyler’s sister, Lucy, learns that the new student, Cory, has a secret past. Lucy then has to convince her family, including her mom (played by Faith Ford), that she’s not making these things up. She then has to get her entire family on board to help find answers that Cory needs.

I love that I didn’t have to worry about any scenes, language, or innuendos in the movie. It’s just a good movie – the kind that are so hard to find any more. I am so excited to see how my kids react to it this Saturday night. I’ve set my DVR to record it, because I have a feeling this is one movie the kids will want to watch over and over!

Tune in Saturday, June 11th at 8/7c on NBC to catch the premier of Field of Vision.

To learn more about the movie, check out the official Field of Vision Family Movie Night website: http://www.familymovienight.com/field-of-vision You can also learn about other Family Movie Night movies and read the Family Movie Night Mission.

Also, be sure to become a fan of Family Movie Night on Facebook so you can get the inside scoop when new Family Movie Night movies will air.

You can also follow Family Movie Night on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/fmnib

We’ll be tuning in to watch Field of Vision on Saturday night. Will you?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Truth Be Told – Family Movie Night

Truth Be Told Family Movie NightYou all know that I am a HUGE fan of Family nights – and of family friendly tv and entertainment. I am beyond picky when it comes to what tv shows and movies my kids can watch. But, some of my favorite moments with my kids are when we’re all snuggled up on the couch, popcorn has been passed out so everyone gets some, the lights are off, and there’s a good movie on tv.

So, when I hear about a good movie that’s coming on, I can’t wait to tell my readers all about it so that they can experience a Family Movie Night in their house.

That’s why I am SO excited to tell you about “Truth Be Told.” It airs this Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

Yesterday afternoon, I got to watch a viewing of the movie on my computer screen. I popped some popcorn, moved the computer screen so that you could see it from the bed, and Jace and I propped ourselves up on some pillows and watched the movie.

What a GREAT movie! It stars Cameron Candace Bure. (Remember her from Full House?! It was one of my favorite shows as a kids, and now my kids watch it in reruns.) Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie:

When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott), to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox) for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark… and will the truth set them free?

Here, now watch the trailer:


I was pleasantly surprised that Jace, my 6 year old, stayed right beside me and watched the entire movie with me. He really enjoyed it and kept making comments throughout the movie about things the characters were saying or doing. Because the plot of the movie revolves around one little lie that spiraled like crazy, it gave Jace and I plenty to talk about. We talked for a long time about what happens when you tell one little lie, and how it can turn into lots of really big lies, and before you know it, you’re trying to remember what you even said in the first place. Jace – being as smart as he is – decided it would just be easier if you started out by telling the truth! That way you don’t have to remember anything except what really happened.

Since my entire family couldn’t join me for the viewing of Truth Be Told, and since my kids go to bed early on Saturday night, I’ve already got my DVR set to record the movie, and we’ve got our family movie night planned for the night of Good Friday. No one has to get up early the next day, so we can pop the popcorn, break out the candy, and enjoy a fantastic movie together. I can’t wait!

Be sure to tune in for the premier of “Truth Be Told” on Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

To learn more about the movie, visit the official Family Movie Night Truth Be Told website.

Also be sure to check out the Family Movie Night Facebook page where you can enter to win some pretty amazing prizes: www.facebook.com/familymovienight

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.