Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Fashionista Preview and Giveaway



Laughing Vixen Lounge is proud to be participating in the 2013 Spring Fashionista Giveaway. You'll have your chance to win a $150 Gift Certificate to Laughing Vixen Lounge. Spend it on anything and everything your heart desires. Even custom designs! The event runs March 7th - 13th with 115+ blogs participating. Read on for more info on all the fun...

Take a Sneak Peak at the Largest Fashion Event on the Internet



If you can not see the LookBook above click HERE to see it.


The Spring Fashionista LookBook is now available and just skimming the pages will make you wish the March 7-13 event were already here! At the very least, it will have you re-arranging your calendar so you can free up those days in order to enter as many of the 115+ giveaways as possible.

What is the Spring Fashionista Giveaway? It is the Web’s largest and only ALL FASHION, ONLY FASHION blog giveaway EVENT. Taking place March 7- 13, every giveaway will be valued at $125 – or more! Most of the bloggers have put together prize packs worth several hundred dollars! With more than 115+ bloggers participating in the Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event there will be more than $26,000+ worth of prizes to win!


What is the LookBook? To get you even more excited, we’ve put together a LookBook to offer a sneak peak at some of the giveaways that will be offered during the event. Flip through the pages and find the numerous gift cards that will give you a well-deserved shopping spree. Or maybe jewelry is more your style. No problem. There are hundreds of dollars worth of baubles to adorn your ears, wrists and neck. Plus, you could win a new pair of jeans, a gorgeous spring dress, or even a designer purse.

Feast your eyes on the possibilities. Check out the participating blogs, and go ahead, bookmark them now!





And if all of this wasn’t enough… The Fashionista EVENTS LookBook is offering you the chance to win this stunning Rose Quartz and Pink Sapphire 16” necklace from Fine Jewelry by Carol Brodie. This pretty bauble retails at $299!!

Spring Fashionista Events Sponsors
The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is the amazing brainchild of The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  Her co-hosts for the event are Katy Rose of ModlyChic and Kristyn of the K Squared Glamour Mark your calendars for March 7-13. It’s going to be Incredible! Also, visit our Main Event Sponsors: Midnight Velvet , Emma Parker Diamonds , and Bobbi-Toad (children’s Shoes) who are providing $1200 in Prizes! Plus, you'll also have the chance to win a $150 gift certificate to Laughing Vixen Lounge! See all the prizes and more in the LOOKBOOK above! Psst: Make sure to follow our PINTEREST board with Monroe and Main for last minute Spring Fashionista Events giveaway additions.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Winners of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Thanks again to everyone for stopping by and joining in all the fun. Keep an eye on the blog this week for an announcement on the next big giveaway!

Check for winners of our other giveaways.
Crazy Cupid Giveaway
Forget Me Nots Giveaway


The winners of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway are...

Second Place ~
Vanessa Admira

Eiffel Tower in Pink Necklace




Grand Prize ~
Artemis


Laughing Vixen Lounge


Snow White Charm Bracelet


The Huntsman Charmed Necklace


Trinkets By Dana

She chose the last 2 earrings in this picture.




Placefulness


Color Me Love Art Print



Little Fairy Cult


Faux Pearl Necklace


Kitsch Bitch Vintage



Vintage Charm Necklace


Junkmill


Alice in Wonderland Digital Collage Sheet


Snow White Digital Collage Sheet



Cat Tags Digital Collage Sheet


Bloody Valentine Digital Collage Sheet



Zombie Pin Up Digital Collage Sheet


Joie Joelle Creations


Love Bath Salts


Love Mist Perfume Spray


Hell In A Handbag


Pompadorable Pomade


Cherry Hairclip


Deep Midnight Perfume Oils

She choose these scents to try...
BYZANTIUM
ERIDU
MAYAN MYSTERY
MEMENT MORI
FRENCH CHOCOLATE MACAROON





Apocalypso


Doorway to Wonderland Necklace



A'dor Beauty Supplies



Valentine Nail Polish



Dusty Rose Eye Shadow


Rose Bath Tea


Lets all give them a big "Congrats"! If you missed out winning this time have no fear. We are planning another big group giveaway for April. Hopefully another Murder Mystery themed one which is lots of fun.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fear Friday - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not!

Our Valentine giveaways have come to an end but that doesn't mean the Valentine fun has to stop. Fear Fridays are making a come back here at the Lounge and tonight's is keeping with the Valentine theme. Enjoy! Oh, and make sure to keep an eye out for the announcement of the next big event happening here on the LVL Blog. You won't want to miss it 8) And now for the main attraction...


Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection.

Here is a great item I thought fit fabulously with tonight's movie selection. From our friends at A'dor Beauty Supplies.

Tainted Love - VALENTINE SPECIAL - Limited Edition Nail Polish  $6



Fear Friday - My Bloody Valentine (2009)



Tagline - He's gonna break your heart.
              Nothing says 'date movie' like a 3D ride to
              hell!

Directed by Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000 and the upcoming Halloween III 3D) and released on January 19, 2009 by Lionsgate (Rated R). Starring Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) and Jamie King (Gary Unmarried). In the mining town of Harmony a horrible accident kills 5 people in the mine. The one survivor awakes from a coma on Valentine's Day and kills 22 people. Amongst the dead are a bunch of teens who were having a party down at the mine (yeah, that sounds like a smart idea!). Only a few teens survive. Skip forward 10 years as everyone comes together again in the small town. People have changed, things have changed but one thing remains the same....It's Valentine's Day and people are gonna start dying!

I usually stand behind the original version of a movie as the best but here I actually find the remake to be much more fun to watch. The two do vary a bit in story and who the killer ends up being but they have the same overall story and feel to them. The remake is fun and kept me guessing who the killer was. Early on I had my suspicion but it was good at making me doubt my choice. I flopped like a fish back and forth until the end. Which is a good thing in my book. I don't want to completely see the ending coming from a mile away.

Beyond that it's pretty much your standard slasher film. Nothing to terribly original but lots of fun none the less. If you want something that won't make you think too hard and has some pretty boys to look at, then pop some popcorn and settle in with this little gem.

Take a look at the original trailer...



Some trivia about the movie...
1. The first two characters killed on screen are named Jason and Michael, an homage to characters from the Friday the 13th and Halloween series where the killers are non-speaking. A direct reference to the films is how they die - trademark features of the characters.
2. The film was made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights".
3. A flyer on a wall indicates that Valentine's Day is Saturday, February 14th. That would mean the previous day is Friday the 13th.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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

Welcome to night 14 of the 3rd annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. We have made it to the end! Woohoo!! Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by and having fun with us. Today is your last day 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 last featured shop from the giveaway and the last movie review in our movie marathon. You can still go back today and finish your movie comments for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway (see details below). But first here's the last featured item from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Bloody Valentine Charm Bracelet - Coming Soon

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 - Laughing Vixen Lounge

Laughing Vixen Lounge is a one woman show run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. The Lounge is proud to bring you Bangles, Baubles and other Needful Things


Zombie Necklace  $28


The Lounge is full of compact mirrors, bracelets and necklaces all in fun pop culture designs. I love doing custom orders! Just ask. Some might notice that the pendants are missing from the shop. They are coming back this month with new and improved settings. I will also be adding lockets, rings and new bracelet styles. Lots of new stuff soon! Keep an eye out for sneak peeks here on the blog.


Mermaid Pinup Charm Bracelet  $45

The Lounge is also your first choice in Supernatural inspired jewelry. Our SPN designs have gone out all over the world and to many a SPN Convention. They have even been seen in a photo or two with our customers and the boys themselves! Woohoo!!! If you're a fan of the show I'm sure you'll find our designs are the best around.


Supernatural Protection Charm Bracelet - Ultimate Edition  $65

You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop. Use it on anything and everything! Enter now on the main giveaway page. 


Funny Best Friends Compact - What Happens  $15


While you're at Laughing Vixen Lounge use the code FEBRUARY at checkout and receive a 10% discount off your purchase.




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. I will check 8)

You can still go back and comment on all the movies you missed! Just make sure to get your entry in the Rafflecopter before the giveaway ends. You will need this phrase to enter.

Magic Phrase -
I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact.


Thanks to everyone who played the Guess The Movie Game. Hope you all had fun trying to figure out the next movie. We'll do it all again in October with our big Halloween Giveaway. Since there is no clue for tonight's post we have a new entry on the Rafflecopter widget just for today on the main Giveaway Post. It's worth 10 extra entries! The entry is...

What's your favorite love story/romance movie?

Make sure to leave your entry on the Rafflecopter and not in a comment or it will not count.



Night 14 - Say Anything




Tagline - To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him.
                Diane Court is about to know Lloyd
                Dobler.
                She's got every thing going for her.
                He's going for her with every thing he's got.
                A Lloyd meets girl story


Directed by Cameron Crow (Almost Famous) on released on April 14, 1989 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Rated PG-13). Lloyd (John Cusack) and Diane (Ione Skye) fall in love the summer after graduation. When Diane gets a scholarship to study in England she has a choice to make. Listen to her father and dump Lloyd or listen to her heart and stay?

I love this movie. It doesn't get much better than this. This movie came out the same year I graduated from High School and it was Seattle before it was trendy to set everything in Seattle. Lloyd is charming and sweet. Diane is beautiful and warm. The movie is funny, sweet and even a little heart breaking. It is love at it's most simple and "basic" 8)

Best line - "I gave her my heart and she gave me a... pen." - Lloyd

Go watch it now!!!

 
Take a look at the original trailer...




Some trivia about the movie...
1. The Smithereens were commissioned by Cameron Crowe to write the theme song for the movie, and they came up with "A Girl Like You". Crowe thought that the lyrics were too leading (they outline the entire plot), so he rejected it in favor of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". "A Girl Like You" went on to be included in The Smithereens' next album, "11", and in the movie Backdraft (1991) by Ron Howard.
2. Director Cameron Crowe couldn't find the love song he wanted until he heard Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Gabriel asked to see part of the movie. Crowe had the production company send him an unfinished cut. Gabriel responded by saying he would let them use the song, as he liked the film. He was, however, wary about the part where the lead character overdosed at the end. It was then that Crowe realized that Gabriel had been sent a copy of Wired (1989) instead.
3. When Lloyd (John Cusack) drives along 45th street in Seattle, he passes the Guild 45th Theatre, which is showing Tapeheads (1988), in which Cusack also appeared.
4. Kirk Cameron was nearly cast as Lloyd instead of John Cusack.
5. John Cusack's kick boxing scenes in the ring, including the one where his nose is broken, are done with Don 'The Dragon' Wilson who is a real-life kick boxing champion.
6. Robert Downey Jr. turned down the lead played by John Cusack.
7. Christian Slater auditioned for the role of Lloyd Dobbler but director Cameron Crowe was adamant about getting John Cusack. Also, there was a tie between Ione Skye and actress Jennifer Connelly for the role of Diane Court.
8. Director Cameo: [Cameron Crowe] and wife Nancy Wilson as pedestrians in front of the mall as Lloyd passes by while recalling the site of their first "date".
9. The dojo featured in this movie is the same one that was used in The Karate Kid (1984) as the Cobra Kai dojo.
10. When Lloyd holds up the radio, it is actually playing a song by the group Fishbone. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel was added post-production.
11. Lloyd makes several references in the movie to "Bell Square" mall, short for Bellevue Square (located in Bellevue, Washington). When Lloyd is driving in the rain and sees the mall, he is actually driving by Westlake Center (located in downtown Seattle).
12. Producer James L. Brooks said what inspired this movie was an incident where Brooks saw a man walking with his daughter. He saw them and wondered what would happen if the father committed a crime. Those thoughts were used to create the story.
13. The original Australian VHS release through CBS Fox features an early Simpsons short.
14. John Cusack put a scar on his right eyebrow for Lloyd's character. He says that the story behind that is that someone threw a rock at Lloyd when he was a kid.
15. The movie's line "I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen." was voted as the #73 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
16. Bebe Neuwirth's film debut.
17. Lloyd and Diane's school appears to be based on The Lakeside School, which is a very prestigious Seattle private school. In the movie, the school is called "Lakewood" (and has a rooster mascot, rather than a lion), but in Lloyd's first phone conversation with Diane, John Cusack mentions that at his annual party, Lloyd "dresses up as the Lakeside rooster."
18. Ione Skye once dated Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose song "Taste the Pain" opens the movie.

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."
                                OR
"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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Night 12 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 12 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.

Be Mine Valentine Charm Bracelet  $45


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 - Apocalypso

Apocalypso is run by Faith from Crazyville, NJ. Her shop is filled with designs inspired by Day of the Dead, Vintage and Retro.


Valentine's Day Locket  $54


How did you choose your shop name?
"My shop name came from the fabulous ladies in my book club. I called upon them for some creative assistance. I wanted something fun vintagesque with a little retro appeal while giving a nod to my day of the dead yen. :)"


Valentine's Day Pink Ladies Earrings  $59


Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have a degree in Jewelry Design and I've been making jewelry since I was 10 years old when I started my first business selling bracelets to the kids in my school. I had a baby 1 year ago and took a break from my career. I needed something to keep my creativity flowing and a personal focus while being a stay at home mom. Before you knew it I was making and selling jewelry to my friends and they suggested I start an Etsy store, and voila!"


Mega Day Of The Dead Bracelet  $85


What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"All things colorful, vintage, retro and fun. I have a special love for Mexican Folk Art and Day of the Dead, the flowers, colors; it is all so vibrant."


Rockabilly Anklet  $34


What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
" I think I'd like to include hair accessories."



Lotus Flower Barefoot Sandals  $79


You'll have a chance to win your choice of Fairy Wish Door Necklace from Apocalypso. Enter now on the main giveaway page.



Doorway To Wonderland Fairy Wish Door Necklace  $40


The magic maker, Miss Faith herself.




Visit Apocalypso and use coupon code PASSION10 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.
" Trite as it may be, "Sweet Home Alabama" is one of my top ten favorite current day movie. Josh Lucas completely makes me swoon in this movie, with his piercing blue eyes and smouldering passion. Whew! What a hottie!"

"If we are talking old movies, I think "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" is pretty special. I have a soft spot for Rex Harrison. Who knew he could be sexy. His undying loyalty and ornery ways are charming. The house and location are pretty fabulous too! It is always a must to watch along with "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "Pin Up Girl" Who doesn't want to be Betty Grable!"




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 ~
Two angels must help a couple of opposites attract or they can't go back to Heaven.


 Night 12 - Indian Summer



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


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, Near Dark) 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".




I could not find the trailer but here is the first 5 minutes so you can get a taste of it. And yes, it has Sam Raimi in it 8)



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.