Movie Review: My Brother's Keeper

17 March, 2021 No comments



MY BROTHER'S KEEPER shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight - PTSD. Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also stumbles upon a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret that threatens his new-found beliefs, uncovers his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable.

 
 

*My Review*
This was a good movie overall, good storyline. There was a bit of over acting. As far as PTSD is concerned, my husband suffers from it and I have seen it in person for the last 10 years. In comparison to the movie with that aspect the PTSD acting outward appearance was a bit over dramatized and doesn't always happen in the manor portrayed in the movie.







Miss PattyCake Eggstravaganza

16 March, 2021 No comments

 Disclosure: Many thanks to Miss PattyCake for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.



Celebrate and teach your little ones about Easter with the EGGSTRAVAGANZA DVD AND NEW EGGSTRAVAGANZA Coloring and Activity book the companion book for Miss PattyCake’s EGGSTRAVAGANZA video! These worksheets, games, and coloring activities are designed to teach new skills, fuel creativity, and -with adult help - continue to lay a biblical foundation in little lives. Creating pictures which connect to songs and scripture verses help make the Truths of God’s Word STICK!


Website/Buy Link: https://www.shopmisspattycake.com/products/eggstravaganza-activity-bundle

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qBQ7bDrmI8&t=20s


*My Review*

Miss PattyCake Eggstravaganza is an excellent way to tell little ones about what Easter is REALLY all about. Sure it's fun to pretend with the Easter bunny and tons of candy, but we need to make sure we instill the truth of who Jesus is and what He has done. 

My girls are a bit older than what the recommended ages are for Miss Pattycake, but they still listened intently and loved every minute of it. My youngest daughter was answering along with the children in the video and both girls loved the songs. 


Church People -- In Movie Theaters and Churches Beginning 13, March 2021

11 March, 2021 No comments

Disclosure: Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 



Weary from the showiness and materialism that has overtaken his ministry efforts, Guy (Ramsey) goes on a journey to get back in touch with the heart of ministry and be a real role model to his youth group kids. He makes the difficult decision to cut short his speaking tour managed by his money-focused agent (Faison) after realizing that his reputation has become more fame-based than Gospel-driven.
 
But when Guy attempts to return to regular youth ministry, he is thrust into the throes of dissuading the youth group from performing a strange and potentially blasphemous stunt for the upcoming Easter service, starring a young, zealous new believer, Blaise. In attempting to manage his youth group while navigating an unexpected love interest in the Senior Pastor’s daughter (Cahill) and being a new father to his grown daughter (Manfredi), Guy ultimately rediscovers and puts on a powerful presentation of why we all need to put our hope in Jesus and not in ourselves.


If you are in need of a hilarious movie with a good message, please make sure you check out "Church People"! This movie had us laughing until the end. It was awesome to see Joey Fatone (N*Sync), Stephen Baldwin (I knew him from 8 Seconds, & the Flintstones growing up), Donald Faison ("turk" from scrubs) & many others. It was nice to see familiar faces from childhood movies. 




Cubekins: Episode 1: Invasion of the Cubecumbers- A Story about Obedience

05 March, 2021 No comments
Disclosure: Many thanks to Brainy Pixel for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.



Cubekins is an award-winning, wholesome, small-town tale of a rambunctious, seven-year old

boy named Kip exploring his ever-changing world, while learning more about his

never-changing God.


*My Review*

Let my first say that my children are a little older than the recommended ages(3-8yrs old), but they dropped what they were doing and sat down and watched episode 1 and didn't say a word the entire time it was playing. This hasn't happened in a long time. I enjoyed it as well.

Nowadays you can never be too careful of what you let your children watch on TV, but with Cubekins, you can rest assure that it is 100% safe for little eyes and ears. This is an adorable, wholesome show that is not only brightly colored to attract little eyes, but it teaches valuable lessons. 

Cubekins was created by two homeschooling dads & their families. It's like Veggie Tales & Mayberry all in one show! 

You can Buy/Rent Cubekins Ep. 01 Invasion of the Cubecumbers on the Cubekins website (or

other available streaming platforms) 





Check out exclusive member content, like coloring books, bonus videos, and more by

becoming a fan member at cubekins.com!


Membership includes;

A link to watch/stream our 22 minute Cubekins Pilot and Bonus Songs Content

A digital download of our "Kip Loves God" coloring book.

A digital download of our full color "Kip Loves God" Reader.

Access to our Members Only section of the Cubekins website

Access to future Membership perks


● Dove.org review: “Cubekins is a great kids show—children will be entertained while

learning morals from a Christian perspective. Parents need not worry about negativity

or inappropriate themes. When looking for a wholesome way to teach and occupy their

children, parents can trust Cubekins to fulfill those needs.”




Dove Article: https://dove.org/review/21721-cubekins-invasion-of-the-cubecumbers


Testimonials: https://www.cubekins.com/testimonials


Faith Talk Live: https://www.facebook.com/faithtalklive/videos/210746730655594

Faith Talk Live: https://www.facebook.com/faithtalklive/videos/3823650894320851


PaxTV Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/100894538457426/videos/4109078385776214


Christian Casting:

https://www.facebook.com/ChristianCastingOfficial/videos/750429658879558


WHNT-19 News:

https://whnt.com/news/morgan-county-animation-company-releases-pilot-episode-on-amazo

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Links:

Cubekins Gallery: https://www.cubekins.com/photo-and-video-gallery

Cubekins Song Lyrics: https://www.cubekins.com/songs




Movie: Dolphin Island- Releasing 2, March 2020

24 February, 2021 No comments

Disclosure: Many thanks to Entertainment Squad for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.





Dolphin Island releases on Digital HD on Tuesday, March 2nd on most video-on-demand platforms, and we're spreading the word so everyone can watch the film from the comfort and safety of home.

...

14-year-old Annabel lives with her fisherman grandfather on an island paradise. She is surrounded by an extended family of loving but quirky neighbors and her best friend - a dolphin named Mitzy. Everything changes when her maternal grandparents arrive with a shifty lawyer to bring her back to New York. It's up to Annabel and her friends to figure out how to save the day and prove that love conquers all!

...
 
Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/UYf21TCaKeY


While “Dolphin Island” was a cute movie, I feel the acting was a bit cheesy, but still cute. It almost felt like I was watching an old Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen movie. I absolutely loved Mitzy though & that sassy personality of hers (watch the movie & you’ll see). 


If you are looking for a wholesome family friendly movie to watch with your kids, then this would be a good one to watch! 


If I had to rate it 1 to 5 stars...I’d probably give it 3.5 out of 5. 


Trafficked: A Parents Worst Nightmare

20 January, 2021 No comments

 


TRAFFICKED is the story of Allison Riley (Sophie Bolen - THE HORSE DANCER, RODEO GIRL), a beautiful young girl with a bright future and a dream of becoming a veterinarian. On the eve of her 16th birthday, she sneaks out of her house to meet a handsome boy she met online, and disappears. Her parents Joanna (Kristy Swanson - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) and Case (Mark Boyd - WHIP IT, “12 Monkeys”) contact the police who assume that Allison is just out with a boyfriend. They reluctantly hire Private Investigator John Belton (Dean Cain - Lois and Clark, GOD’S NOT DEAD ) who has a reputation for making his own rules. Belton quickly discovers that Allison had likely been trafficked by a handsome young man she met online, and that he’s on a race against time if the Riley’s hope to see their daughter again.

TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare is a gritty, no-holds-barred story based on multiple real-life events about sex trafficking in America.

*My Review*


“Trafficked” starring Dean Cain is an eye opening movie about a 15 year old girl who disappears on the eve of her sixteen birthday.  


This movie is a raw look into sex trafficking & the realities of what can happen if someone taken & forced into that way of living. 


This was a hard & depressing movie for me to watch as I have three daughters & don’t know how I would deal if anything like this happened to them. 


You can purchase ​Trafficked​ after its release on Tuesday, January 26th and watch from the comfort of your own home! 



Buttons : A Christmas Tale

12 December, 2020 No comments

 *Disclaimer* Special thanks to Momentum Influencers for the opportunity. I was given a link to preview this film in exchange for my review. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.






Buttons, A Christmas Tale is the magical, musical story that shows believing can be the greatest gift of all. Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury), they discover that miracles really can happen when you find the power to believe.
 
From director Tim Janis, this inspiring holiday film for the whole family features an all-star cast including Jane Seymour, Roma Downey and Abigail Spencer, and is narrated by Kate Winslet and Robert Redford, with a special song by Sir Paul McCartney.
 
Here's the trailer:



Buttons will be in theaters for one night only, on December 17th, and it will be available for churches to host through December 31st on Faith Content Network!

*My Review*

If you are looking for a wholesome, family friendly Christmas movie to watch...make sure you check out the movie “Buttons”! This movie is a musical, so someone is singing about something every 10 mins or so, but it’s a must see! 

I was so excited to see Angela Lansbury, dick van dyke, and Charles Shaughnessy.

This movie hit hard when William went off to sea. I could relate to Sara in a way & it broke my heart. I compared her pain of him leaving to what I felt when my husband deployed overseas.

This is such a heartwarming movie with a sweet ending. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to watch and review this movie. 

Before The Wrath - Narrated by Kevin Sorbo

01 December, 2020 No comments

*Disclaimer* I received a code for a free online copy of this film in exchange for my honest review. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


Bible scholars continue to debate the timing of the Rapture, but why is such a mysterious event prophesied to happen in the first place? Is there a deeper understanding surrounding this occurrence that we've lost over the millennia that those living in the first-century clearly understood? Newly rediscovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ finally reveals unprecedented findings that could prove the upcoming Rapture is not only real to a skeptical world but sheds new light on how and why this event must take place. Regardless of your Tribulation Period views, "Before the Wrath" will captivate believers and non-believers alike; revealing new depths of theological understanding regarding what Jesus revealed to the ancient Galileans about the end of the world in ways you could never have imagined.

*This film has been an eye opener for me. There were things talked about that I knew of, but there were things that I wasn’t aware of. I believe everyone should take the time to watch this film and understand the importance of the Rapture and the “WHY” it must take place.

I also understand now more than ever that it is my job as a born again Christian to tell not only my family and friends about the saving Grace of Jesus Christ, but that He IS going to come back for those who have placed their faith in Him.* 




“Before the Wrath” is the #1 Christian movie in America and it highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy

“Before the Wrath” is Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and features
Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM, Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel, Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries, JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist, Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research, Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist, and Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research

Here is a YouVersion 5 day reading plan available - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20059-before-the-wrath for those who are interested in reading. 

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls

10 November, 2020 No comments

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Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.



Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set provides the tools for young artists to express themselves.



Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. This Bible gift set is perfect for the special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.


Features include:

• Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)
• Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art
• Four colored pencils
• Six sheets of stickers designed for girls
• Thick white paper for writing and doodling
• Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections
• Satin ribbon marker
• Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover
• Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size 



I’m sure we’ve all heard “The Lord works in mysterious ways” before, but little did I know except how perfect the timing would be on receiving these Bibles would be.


I was recently invited to sign up to review the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls. I have two girls who this Bible was perfect for, so I signed up ASAP. 


When the Bible’s arrived, I had no clue there were two inside. In fact, I was a little surprised & then worried they had sent two by mistake. In the signup email it specifically said  there is NO giveaway available in this promotion”


I emailed the coordinator for this review ASAP & asked if this was right. Apparently, a lot of others had been asking her the same thing & that this was correct and everyone was supposed to have gotten TWO of these Bible gift sets! 


Something happened shortly after these Bible gift sets arrived that rocked our family dynamic. Rather than turn to the world for answers, my husband and I were able to point our children to Scripture to help us understand what the Bible says about how we were feeling (anxious, scared, angry, etc.)


Of course our two girls LOVE that they can color in their Bible. It has helped them learn scripture & I love everything was included in the box (Bible, 4 colored pencils, stickers).






MANSCAPED

06 November, 2020 No comments

 *Disclaimer* this post is sponsored by Manscaped & US Family Guide. I will receive product for free in exchange for an honest review.




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