Monday, February 6, 2012

Night 6 of "The 14 Night's of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 6 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. It's also Monday so it's time for a little Valentine themed Manic Monday. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Vintage Memories "Love" Silver Pendant

Vintage Memories "Love" Silver Pendant  $12

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

Manic Monday
Every Monday here at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog we have Manic Monday. So to keep with our theme here is the trailer for a new tear-jerker called "The Vow". It opens on Valentine's Day and it looks like a movie a sap like me will have to see 8)

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Zombee Candle

Zombee Candle is run by Kate from Louisiana . Her shop is filled with hand-poured, heavily scented soy and beeswax candles.

All Zombee candles are made with no paraffin and no-lead wicks. Using non-diluted fragrance oils Zombees burn clean with a powerful scent.

Zombee candles come in larger glass jars or smaller tins and have a wide variety of scents to choice from.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of a limited edition Valentine Zombee candle and some Zombee Kisses from Kate's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Zombee Candle and find a sweet smelling treat for you or someone else.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Kate said "My favorite lovey-dovey movie is definitely Edward Scissorhands. There are so many different love stories in that movie ... it makes me warm and fuzzy inside."

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 6 - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Tagline - A romantic comedy about finding love when
               it's least expected!

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox...
1. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - Walker Brothers

Directed by Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain) and released on May 24, 1991 by The Samuel Goldwyn Company (rated PG). Nina (Juliet Stevenson) is heartbroken after the death of Jamie (Alan Rickman), the love of her life. That is until he returns. Nina is happy having Jamie back even if it is in his "after life" form. But how long can she hold on to her past before she has to let go?

I saw this movie when it played in a little theater back in '91 and it became an instant favorite. It's a little British movie that's sweet, romantic, funny and heartbreaking. As anyone who's lost someone, the idea of them being able to come back is a lovely thought. This movie handles the transition of moving on without them here gracefully, beautifully and with a bit of humor.

Alan Rickman is wonderful in this. If you haven't seen it, and like a good romantic movie, give it a try. It's well worth it.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. Alan Rickman had cello lessons, and handles the right (bowing) hand, but the left hand is provided by a real cellist standing behind him with his arm through Alan Rickman's armpit. Juliet Stevenson does play her piano part however.   
2. The Charles Chaplin film the ghosts are watching that gets cut off is Easy Street.   
3. Anthony Minghella wrote the film specifically for actress Juliet Stevenson.   
4. The poem Jamie asks Nina to translate is "The Dead Woman" by Pablo Neruda.


  1. This is the only 'romantic' movie I can watch the entire thing without rolling my eyes or laughing. ;)

  2. The trivia about the cello is funny! I'll have to look for it when I watch again.

  3. Cool! Zombee candles look like they would smell soooo good!

  4. Alan Rickman hmmm I might give this one a try

  5. I love the moustache :) It makes me smile. ;)


  6. I am a big fan of Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands is a wonderful movie. I haven't seen Truly, Madly, Deeply. Alan Rickman looks so different.

  7. I haven't seen this one, I love Alan Rickman


  8. Like Despina I haven't seen this movie yet. My list gets longer and longer...

  9. Alan Rickman blonde!!
    I have got to see it!!


  10. I never saw Truly,Madly Deeply but Edward Scissorhands is a fave of course!!!