Saturday, February 11, 2012

Night 11 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 11 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Valentine Love Story Movie List. Take a look at the list and find some fun movies to watch this Valentine season. You'll even get the chance for 10 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Romantic Paris Silver Pendant - Style C

Romantic Paris Silver Pendant - Style C

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Little Asian Sweatshop

Little Asian Sweatshop is run by Fenny and is located on Planet Earth, in Maryland. Her shop is filled with fun and funky accessories.

Fenny's shop has some great hair fascinators. Using playing cards, comic books and other materials she creates some very unique pieces.

Fenny also has an assortment of bags, hats and this adorable little plushie Abominable Snowman.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of the Alice in Wonderland Boutonniere (shown below) or the Romantic Novel Hair Clip from Fenny. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Little Asian Sweatshop and find yourself something fun to wear.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Fenny said "My favorite romantic movie is Barbarella. On the surface it may not seem like it's really a romantic movie, but you gotta look at the subtext! To start with, Barbarella has some amazeballs outfits...which always makes me feel all melty and gooey (heh)."

"Barabarella is on a mission to find Dr. Durand Durand who has just invented a weapon (Earth is now a peaceful and weaponless society...YAY!). She lands on the planet Tau Centi (the last known location of Dr. Durand Durand, when she gets attacked by creepy kids and their cannabalistic dolls. She is heroically rescued by Mark Hand, but soon realizes that as awesome as he is, he's not the right guy for her/ So she continues on her mission to find Dr. Durand Durand (which the band Duran Duran is named after...which just adds to a layer of awesome to the movie). On her search she meets an angel in a loincloth (*m'mmmm*) named Pygar, saves him from the Great Tyrant, completes her mission...all while looking amazing. Did I mention that Pygar is super yummy?"

"Without a doubt, the most fantastic and romantic movie ever. Although, my husband may disagree (but then, he loves that creepy ghost filled horror movie "Field of Dreams"...*shudder*)."

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway.After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 11 - Indian Summer

Tagline - A Comedy About Eight Friends Who Return
               To The Best Summer Of Their Lives!

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox -
1. Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
2. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Alan Sherman
3. Ready For Love - Bad Company
4. Susie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Directed by Mike Bender (The Upside of Anger and Reign Over Me) and released on April 23, 1993 by Touchstone Pictures (rated PG-13). 8 friends reunite at the camp they spent their summers at. Old friends are found, old loves are relived and new adventures await.

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".

Sorry, could not find the trailer for this one.

Some trivia about the movie...
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.


  1. Great soundtrack!

  2. Today I haven't seen none of the movies. I remembered the Barbarella. I really want to see it now.

  3. Another movie I haven't watched yet.

  4. Oh, I haven't seen this one...


  5. Must see it, sth about it appeals to me...


  6. It's been a while for this movie too,i'm a fan of Sam Raimi,cool to know!

  7. This is another one that i have not seen yet..definately will be checking it out!