Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Night 10 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

It’s that time again! So hurry in all you Kool Kats, grab a seat and enjoy "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway". The Lounge has invited a few of the hippest shops to the party and we have come up with two great goodie bags for two lucky winners.

The giveaway will showcase some of The Lounge’s favorite romance theme movies. A new movie will be posted each night between February 1st and 14th. All past movie will be listed on the sidebar. You are welcome to leave a comment on each movie. There will also be clues for the next nights movie tweeted on Twitter. All of which will get you entries in the giveaway.

Please click here to visit the giveaway’s main page. You can see all the great shops participating, the two fabulous goodie bags, lots and lots of extra ways to enter and all the fine print details.

There will also be music selections from that night's movie to listen too. You'll find them on The Lounge's little red jukebox over on the sidebar. That night's songs will always be at the top of the playlist followed by a wide variety of love songs. The night's seclections will also be listed below with the movie review.

So enjoy the movies, enjoy the shops, enjoy the music and most of all have fun and enjoy....

"The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

Night 10... "Indian Summer"
I simply adore this movie!
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Tagline - A Comedy About Eight Friends Who Return To The Best Summer Of Their Lives!
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Music selections from the movie on the jukebox
1. Crimson and Clover
2. Ready For Love
3. Susie Q
4. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
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Directed by Mike Bender () and released on April 23, 1993 by Touchstone Pictures. 8 friends reunite at the camp they spent their summers at. Old friends are found, old loves are relived and new adventures await.
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I went to see this movie, with my sister, in the theater when it was new. It ended up being one of our most loved movies. It's funny to the point where we are about crying we are laughing so hard. I love all the camp pranks they play on the one poor guy. Maybe it looks fun because we never spent time at summer camps except for outdoor school in the sixth grade and as a counselor in high school. Can't imagine I would have enjoyed it back then but through this movie it looks so nostalgic.

This was also the first time I saw Bill Paxton do something other than the annoying A-hole role (Weird Science, Aliens etc) and just fell in love. He is still one of my favorite actors to watch.

And for any Evil Dead/Sam Raimi fans this is a must see! This movie is inspired by Sam Raimi and Mike Bender's real life summers spent at the real Camp Tamakwa. Sam is brilliant in the movie as the not so swift "Stick".
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A little trivia...
1. The characters of Matt and Brad are based on the two Michigan-born founders of the Canadian clothing company Roots. They attended Tamakwa, which is a real camp in Ontario's Algonquin park.
2. One of the founders of the real Camp Tamakwa is Uncle Lou Handler, whom the character in the movie is named after.
3. Matt Craven plays one of the adults returning to summer camp, where they have such fond memories. Craven also played a CIT (counselor in training) in Meatballs (1979), another film about summer camp. Both films were shot in Canada.

4. Ashley Williams, who plays Ida Heinken in the flashback scenes, is the younger sister of Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who plays Gwen.
5. There are a few scenes in which there are illustrations of Spider-Man. This is interesting considering that actor/director Sam Raimi went on to direct the original (ten years later), including its sequels.
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Please make sure to visit The Giveaway's Main Page to see the two goodie bags and all the wonderful shops who donated them.

7 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://toddlergirls.net

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  2. Tomorrow night's movie is P.S. I Love You.

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  3. Tomorrow's movie: P.S. I Love You.

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  4. I originally Netflixed this one because of Diane Lane but fell in love with it all around. Love Sam Raimi.
    :)
    -Leslie
    caryhepburn (at) yahoo.com

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  5. Is tomorrow's movie P.S. I Love You? Yay Gerard Butler!

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  6. this looks like such a nostalgic film and yeahy Diane Lane! :)

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  7. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    P.S. I Love You tomorrow!

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