March 09, 2011

Family Friendly Movie Night Give-Away (5 Movies and Popcorn!)

Family movie nite blog give-away...

I love a family movie night. We don't watch TV at our house (not even the news - we get that online and via the radio)... so movie night is really a treat. Sometimes we do live-streaming videos from Netflix via the Xbox or Wii... sometimes we watch Netflix DVDs that are shipped to us (when we can remember to return them), and other times, we rent or buy them. I was delighted to make a friend in the wholesome, family-friendly movie world most recently - someone who will ship me movies to get my opinion of them... someone who will give me extra movies to share with YOU!

Does your family enjoy a movie night every now and then? Are you wishing for more quality films that aren't full of profanity and flesh? I've got a great set of five below... each with a short review and a link for you to check them out further. I'm also giving away this ENTIRE set of movies to ONE winner... if you can answer five questions; and I bet it will only take you about five minutes, too!

Ready to go on an online scavenger hunt? I feel a family movie night coming on! Just click the links, find the answer, and hit BACK on your browser to come back and leave a comment. More ways to win are listed below...



Movie #1: THE WAY HOME (starring Dean Cain)...

This movie (based on a true story) is about a man who is torn between his work and family life - the 'too busy dad'. When he is asked to watch his son while they prepare to spend a weekend away as a family, the little boy wanders away in to the woods. I love the quote from the back of the movie itself:

"Randy and Christal's strained marriage must now weather the ultimate test - the potential loss of a child. THE WAY HOME is the story of Randy's powerful spiritual journey back to love, faith and a Godly understanding of what must always take first priority in a man's life - his family."

Amen! And as the song, 'Busy Man' by Billy Ray Cyrus says, "I've never seen a headstone with these words: 'If only I had spent more time at work!'..."

ENTRY SCAVENGER QUESTION: Visit the website below and tell me what the name of the BOOK that the movie is based on is titled (leave your answer in the comments section).

Movie website:
http://www.thewayhome-movie.com

Movie Facebook Page:
The Way Home Facebook Fanpage

Please consider joining the facebook fan page by choosing “LIKE” when you get there and then sharing the page with your friends and family who you think may also enjoy the movie.



Movie #2: Really Woolly® Kids TRUSTING IN THE SHEPHERD

Dayspring is one of my favorite Christian product sources. They really outdid themselves with this cute children's video about overcoming your fears and trusting that God is watching over you. In a world full of Cartoon Network trash, we welcome wholesome animation in to our house with open arms!

ENTRY SCAVENGER QUESTION: What was the original release date for the movie according to the webpage? Leave your answer in the comments section for one entry to win the entire set of movies.

Movie website:
http://www.reallywoollykids.com

Movie Facebook Page:
Really Woolly® Kids’ Facebook Fanpage

Please consider joining the facebook fan page by choosing “LIKE” when you get there and then sharing the page with your friends and family who might be interested in the Really Woolly® Kids’.

Bringing Up Bobby Movie

Movie #3: Bringing Up Bobby

I don't like to play favorites, but this movie really touched my heart. It had humor and sadness - a bit of the grime of the real world - and enough silly to make a HARD message easier to swallow. Bobby is being raised by his brother because his parents died when he was young. He struggles with growing up and discovering who he really is and what he believes. Every person in the movie is going through their own struggle as Bobby bounces his questions off of them and watches their example. Will he turn out like materialist sister, his paranoid nomadic brother, or his obscure Goth friends at school? Will he get the new girl to notice him? How much of his parent's estate will he get at the reading of the will after his 16th birthday? I don't want to tell you much more because it would ruin the movie. It's so much more fun if you don't know what's coming next.

ENTRY SCAVENGER QUESTION: If you visit the movie webpage below and scroll down a bit, you'll see the main character, Bobby, on a couch. What does bobby have on his head? Leave this answer - and a CAPTION for the photo - in the comments for one entry to win the entire set of movies!

Movie website:
http://www.bringingupbobbymovie.com/

Movie Facebook Page:
Bringing Up Bobby Facebook Fanpage

Please consider joining the facebook fan page by choosing “LIKE” when you get there and then sharing the page with your friends and family who might be interested in the film.

Upside Movie

Movie #4: Upside

Soli (Solomon White, played by Randall Bentley) seems to have it all - money, a girlfriend, friends, popularity, talent, charm and an ivy league scholarship on a silver platter. What he doesn't have is happiness, faith, and purpose. After a horrible head injury, his vision is flipped upside down and his life follows. In the middle of his struggle to find the strength and direction needed to move forward, he meets someone who opens his eyes - even though she's blind herself. She shows him that there's an UP-side to life's disappointments.

I really enjoyed this movie even though it had some strange poetic spots that I never quite figured out. Watch it and you'll "see" what I mean. Other than that, the movie has a great message - especially for older kids (15+).

ENTRY SCAVENGER QUESTION: Click over to the movie website and click the navigation link entitled 'Study Guide' (which provides 2 Bible study guides that go along with the movie). What is the title of Bible Study Guide #2? Leave the answer in the comments for one entry to win the entire set of movies!

Movie website:
http://www.upsidemovie.com

Movie Facebook Page:
Upside Movie Facebook Fanpage

Please consider joining the facebook fan page by choosing “LIKE” when you get there and then sharing the page with your friends and family who might be interested in the film.

The Mysterious Islands

Movie #5: The Mysterious Islands

The Mysterious Islands is a story about a boy and his father - and a team of researchers - who wanted to go to the seat of the Darwinian controversy and discover Galapagos for themselves. Doug and Joshua Phillips and noted researcher John Morris discuss the Theory of Evolution and the biblical account of Creation while setting out on a quest to examine the mysterious islands (and their inhabitants) that have spawned a century of argument over origins.

The beginning of the movie is slow - but the purpose of the film is centered around the discussion over origins, so I understood from the beginning that it was necessary to some extent. If you can push through that first section where most of the 'setting-the-scene' talking happens, the rest of the film unfolds to amazing island camera footage - gorgeous crystal blue seas, interesting creatures, beautiful scenery everywhere the camera turns! Totally worth the viewing.

ENTRY SCAVENGER QUESTION: Click over to the movie website and click the navigation link entitled 'About the Movie' (which provides a drop down box where you can click 'Meet the Animals'). Name your favorite of the animals listed in the comments of this post for one entry to win the entire set of movies!

Movie website:
http://www.themysteriousislandsmovie.com/

Movie Facebook Page:
Upside Movie Facebook Fanpage

Please consider joining the facebook fan page by choosing “LIKE” when you get there and then sharing the page with your friends and family who might be interested in the film.

Need more chances to win?

1. (5 total entries) Take the above virtual scavenger hunt and follow each instruction carefully (each movie should provide you with one entry) - be sure to leave a comment for each link you visit/thing you do per the above questions.
2. (1 entry) Share this post on your facebook page (hint: if you scroll to the top of my blog, a black bar will appear across the top of the page - and on that bar there's a 'share' link for Facebook).
3. (5 entries) Blog about this post.
4. (1 entry) Join my Google Friends in the sidebar or sign up for my RSS/email feed.
5. (1 entry) Follow @sprittibee on twitter: @hsbapost (you must tell us what your twitter handle is or leave a url for the tweet).
6. (1 entry per day, up to 7 entries total) Tweet about this contest and leave your tweet's url in the comment:

"@sprittibee is giving away 5 movies and popcorn for your family movie night : http://bit.ly/gfYpyR (ends Mar 15)"


Limit 20 entries per person. Winner will be chosen at random (Random.org) from the comments on this post. Contest ends March 15th (Tuesday) at NOON. Winner will be announced Wednesday, March 16th.



Disclosure: These 5 movies were given to me free of charge to review. The opinions in this post are my own (I wouldn't recommend a movie to you that I wouldn't sit through and watch myself). I can't guarantee you'll like these movies as much as I did... but I'm betting you'll probably like them if you enjoy reading my blog. I can't guarantee that the grease on the popcorn won't cause your arteries to clog, either - no matter who you are.

109 comments:

Heidi said...

The Way Home is based on the book Our Way Home by Randy and Christal Simpkins.

Heidi said...

September 27th was the original release date for Really Woolly Kids.

Heidi said...

Bobby has a box on his head. Here's my caption: If I hide my face under this box, nobody will know if I'm really smiling or not.

Heidi said...

We saw Upside advertised on another movie we watched recently and thought it looked good. The 2nd study guide is called: How does God measure success?

Heidi said...

My favorite animal - for the cuteness factor- would probably be the Fur Seal Pup. But, I was excited to see the Blue Footed Booby there as well - I put together a really neat unit study on this bird for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (it's part of The Curiosity Files series).

Heidi said...

I shared on my FB wall.

Heidi said...

I joined your blog via Google Friend Connect.

Heidi said...

I follow you on Twitter. My handle is HeidiSays.

Angela said...

Book is Our Way Home.

Angela said...

Released Sept. 27th

Angela said...

Box on head

Angela said...

Guide name is How Does God Measure Success?

Angela said...

My 5 year old helped me pick the Ghost Crab.

Angela said...

I subscribe by email!

Cheryl said...

Shared on Facebook :)

Cheryl said...

I follow you on Twitter @SomewhatCrunchy :)

Cheryl said...

I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/SomewhatCrunchy/status/45580513582383104

Cheryl said...

I like the Blue Footed Bobby!

Cheryl said...

Our Way Home!

Cheryl said...

A cardboard box with a smiley face :)

Cheryl said...

September 27 :)

Cheryl said...

How Does God Measure Success? :)

Anonymous said...

The movie "The Way Home" is based on the book "Our Way Home". :)

Melanie Shadden said...

The movie "The Way Home" is based on the book entitled "Our Way Home". :)

Melanie Shadden said...

"Trusting in the Shepherd" was released on September 27th. :)

Melanie Shadden said...

the picture of "Bringing Up Bobby" has Bobby sitting on a couch with a cardboard box over his head with a smiley face. My caption is...

"Smile- it makes people wonder what you're up to!" ;)

Melanie Shadden said...

Study Guide #2
"How does God measure success?" for the movie "Upside". :)

Melanie Shadden said...

My favorite of the animals in "The Mysterious Islands" movie is the Flamingo. I just think they're beautiful, graceful creatures. :)

Joel said...

#1 OUR WAY HOME, #2 September 27th, #3 A box with a face drawn on it. Caption is: “Nobody is surprised to learn that both of Bobby’s parents work for UPS”, #4 How does God measure success?, and #5 Galapagos Sea Lion. I like how they are the island greeters.

Melanie Shadden said...

Ok, I did it all! lol

I "tweeted" and I'm following you on Twitter. My handle is "whodaresbetrue".

I befriended you through google, I posted a blog on my blogger.com (also under "whodaresbetrue) and I facebook shared.

I think I covered them all! :) ADORABLE blog/site/page!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

be blessed...

Mrs. K said...

The Way Home is based on the book Our Way Home by Randy and Christal Simpkins.

Mrs. K said...

9/27 was the original release date for Really Woolly Kids

Mrs. K said...

How does God measure success? for the movie "Upside"

Anonymous said...

The Way Home is based on the book "Our Way Home"

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

Sept 27 was the original release date of the Really Whoolly Kids

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

Bobby has a box on his head...my caption "Smile...God loves you!"

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

How Does God Measure Success is the study guide topic #2 title

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

I like the Galapagos Penguin...penguins are always so fun to observe!

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

follow via gfc

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

follow via twitter

~tigergal01

tigergal01 @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/45647731062083584

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

Our Way Home

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

September 27 was the original release date for R.W.K.

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

Bobby has a box on his head with a smiley face on it. My caption would be "Have a nice day, now go away!"

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

The 2nd Bible Study Guide's title is How does God measure success?

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

My favorite animal is the fur seal pup. Adorable!

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I follow you on twitter (nmfoster1)

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I subscribe to your email feeds.

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted about this give away. My handle is nmfoster1

Jeannie said...

The Way Home is based on the book Our Way HOme

Jeannie said...

9/27 was the original release date for Really Woolly Kids

Jeannie said...

Bobby has a cardboard box on his head. My caption would be "no one knows the real me"

Jeannie said...

Upside's 2nd study guide name is How Does God Measure Success

Jeannie said...

My favorite animal would be the Galapago Penguin

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/45839327183372289

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

1) Our Way Home, a true story. Wow! If it's have as good as the preview, it will be powerful.

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

Really Woolly was released on September 27th. I got sucked in to all the great activities they offer as well. Thanks for sharing this!

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

Bobby is looking rather boxy in his chic box.

Caption: I AM smiling.

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

"How Does God Measure Success?" which is, naturally, an excellent question.

Forgot to leave my email on the three previous entries: TheSimpleHomemaker at Gmail dot com

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

I have always loved Galapagos tortoises, so I would choose him. What a great pet--150-year life span. No heartbreak! :)

We would love this movie. We're heavily Creation-based in our studies and music mission, and would probably especially enjoy the "slow" part of the movie with all the scientific set up and discussion.

TheSimpleHomemaker at Gmail dot com

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

I am following you on Twitter as @TheSimpleHome. Do follow back, please, of my techie-dude-set-up-thingie will unfollow. Yes, I have a tech-dude. Yes, I married him. Yes, it was BEFORE he became my tech-dude.

http://sbees.blogspot.com/2011/03/family-friendly-movie-night-give-away-5.html

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

I "Facebooked" this giveaway.

Look for it at The Simple Homemaker on Facebook.

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

I am now a Google Friend.

TheSimpleHomemaker at Gmail dot com

Christy, The Simple Homemaker said...

I tweeted. I am @TheSimpleHome. I tweeted twice actually, but in one day. I should pace myself.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheSimpleHome

Sorry for posting your own site as a URL on another comment. I'm getting turned around!

Kathryn said...

I love the Galapagos Penguin!

kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

jnavara said...

Officially tweeted @sahm44boys

Veronica said...

#1-the movie was based on the book "Our Way Home"

RSMacias said...

Our Way Home

RSMacias said...

September 27th

RSMacias said...

a box on his head

Gretta said...

Our Way Home is the book the movie The Way Home is based upon.

bamagv at aol dot com

RSMacias said...

The guide is How does measure success?

RSMacias said...

Galapagos Sea Turtle

Gretta said...

Sept. 27 was the original release date for Really Woolly Kids DVD.

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

Bobby has a cardboard box with a smiley face on his head on the couch.

Caption: I will praise the Lord at all times!

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

Study Guide #2 is "How Does God Measure Success?" for the movie Upside.

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

My favorite animal for Mysterious Islands is the Galapagos Penguins.

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

I am a new GFC follower

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

I follow you & HSBA on Twitter (@TheJohnsFamily)

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/TheJohnsFamily/status/45919018284105728

bamagv at aol dot com

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted about the contest.
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I shared this post on my FB page.

haglellis said...

is based on the book Our Way Home

haglellis said...

September 27th

haglellis said...

He has a box on his head. "Smile your on candid camera"

haglellis said...

study guide #2 How does God measure success?

haglellis said...

fav animal Galapagos Whales

haglellis said...

shared on FB

haglellis said...

I follow you on twitter

tlhagler

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/46185501081866240

daily tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted again today
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

WendyLou said...

1st Movie - Our Way Home

WendyLou said...

Really Woolly Kids was released Sept. 27th.

WendyLou said...

Bringing Up Bobby - Ha! Smiley face box on his head. Caption: "I am happy. See?"

WendyLou said...

Upside Study Guide #2 - "How Does God Measure Success"

WendyLou said...

The Mysterious Islands - I'm gonna have to go with the Flamingos. I love those kitschy plastic ones that people put on their lawns :)

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/46542429184204801

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted again today about the contest.
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted again today about the contest.
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/47256814697455616

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted again today about the contest.
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

Fuller5nm said...

1) based on the book our way home
2) sept 27th
3) box with a smily face on his head....my caption.. why frown when you can smile
4) how does god measure success
5) the Sharks

Greg, Nicole, Charlotte, Elijah and Caleb said...

I tweeted again today about the contest.
http://twitter.com/#!/nmfoster1

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/47748823073832960

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

"Our Way Home" is the book-

kellidparker@yahoo.com

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

09/27 was the original release day for Really Woolly Kids -

kellidparker@yahoo.com

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

Bobby is sittin on the couch with a box on his head!

how about "Thinking Inside the Box"

I tweeted about it!

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

How does God measure success?

kellidparker@yahoo.com

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

The Oystercatchers are my fave- beautiful, rare, and fierce protectors of their young (I actually get to see them once in awhile where I live on the coast in FL)! love them-

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