Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Night 13 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 13 of the 3rd annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of decadent treats from 11 different shops! Tonight we have the next featured shop from the giveaway and the next movie review in our movie marathon. Follow along for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. Plus we also have a new game to play this time around to get you even more entries (see details below). But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

You Make My Heart Spin  $18

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and get 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

More Valentine Giveaways
Make sure to stop by and enter our other Valentine Giveaways going on this month. You'll have a chance to win some fun Laughing Vixen Lounge items.

Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop Giveaway - Win you choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace - Ends 2/15

Forget Me Nots Giveaway Hop Giveaway - Win you choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace - Ends 2/14

Valentine Giveaway hosted by Strange Daze Indeed - Win you choice of Valentine Necklace from Laughing Vixen Lounge and a yummy cake from My Grandma's of New England - Ends 2/14

Featured Shop - A'dor Beauty Supplies

A'dor Beauty Supplies is run by Olivia from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Her shop is full of lots of wonderful beauty and bath supplies.

Red Hottie Nail Polish - Limited Edition  $5.50

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I wanted to sell products that would make women look and feel great without any skin irritants, unhealthy ingredients or animal byproducts. I like to think that I sell bottled self-esteem and guilt free cosmetics."

Eternal Kiss Lip Glaze  $4

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Many of my products are inspired by books, movies, TV and video games. I'm pretty obsessed with the whole supernatural genre so a lot of my products have a dark theme."

Love Potion Lotion $4.65

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I hope to sell handmade hair extensions in many colors in my shop in the future!"

Choice of 3 Mini Nail Polishes  $10

You'll have a chance to win a Nail Polish, Eye Shadow and Bath Tea Set from A'dor Beauty Supplies. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Valentine Nail Polish  $6

Dusty Rose Mineral Eye Shadow  $4

Rose Bath Tea ~ 5 Bags  $4.75

Visit A'dor Beauty Supplies and use coupon code LOVELY at checkout for 10% off your order.

Since it's Valentine's Day I had to ask the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"My favorite romantic movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I love the journey and the ending!"

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each night there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry on the Rafflecopter worth 10 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each movie post to qualify.

Guess The Movie Game
This time around we decided not to post the movie list in full so we can play a fun game instead. Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Each day you can leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main giveaway page, for 2 entries in the giveaway. **Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries**

Tonight's Clue ~
"Don't be a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man."
"I gave her my heart and she gave me a... pen."

Night 13 - A Life Less Ordinary

Tagline -  A comedy for anyone who's ever been
               in danger...of falling in love.

Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later) and released on October 24, 1997 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Rated R). Robert (Ewan McGregor) is a cleaning man who takes his boss's daughter, Celine (Cameron Diaz), hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two Angels are sent to earth to help bring the couple together. If they fail they are doomed to stay amongst the humans forever. Can they help these two fall in love?

This is one of my all time favorites! I remember seeing this movie on the new release wall at the video store. I had no idea who Ewan McGregor was but his picture on this movie and on the just released "Brassed Off" made me quite curious to find out who he was. So when the movies were finally checked in, little movies only ever had one copy, I grabbed them quick and proceeded to watch them right away.

I completely fell in love with this movie. It's funny, romantic, sweet and a bit of a fairy tale. If you just remember that Angels are in charge then all the things in the movie seem possible. And we get a song and dance number from Ewan. What more could I ask for? I always have to rewind this part and watch again before the movie can proceed.

If you haven't seen this one give it a try. It's something a bit different that just might win your heart.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The author of the romantic novel read by Celine and O'Reilly is Jennifer Hodge. This is the name of the wife of writer John Hodge.
2. The gas station attendant is whistling the techno song that played over the previous scene (when Robert confronts Neville and kidnaps Celine).
3. Ian Holm and Maury Chaykin also co-starred in The Sweet Hereafter (1997), in both movies they had only one scene together.
4. Starting with issue 1063 publishing date 7-oct-1997, the UK comic 2000AD printed an eight-part, 48-page, drawn strip adaptation of the movie. Scripted by David Bishop and drawn by Steve Yeowell, it met with a mixed reception from readers.
5. Both Holly Hunter and Ewan McGregor play the French horn.


  1. ewan mcgregor is hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
    and i used to play the french horn, too lol

  2. another to add to the list! how have i not seen this yet? i love ewan! i am seriously slacking in my movie watching.

  3. I haven't heard of this movie, but I like the plot about the angels, maybe I'll check it out.

  4. I also have never heard of this movie...boy so many I need to see...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  5. Another one I haven't heard of-this one does sound good, it's going to go on my 'to watch' list, This is fun-I'm going to miss it, a lot of films I found to see-thank you :) (Raine on rafflecopter)

  6. ok. in the beginning I had seen a lot, but this one I have missed too.

  7. I haven't heard of this movie before. I think I will check it out.

  8. I would watch anything Ewan is in


  9. I love Ewan even though this isn't a favorite of mine