Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Night 5 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 5 of the 4th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 16 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie from the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. You can also play the Guess The Movie game for even more entries. But that's not all! Keep reading to find the next feature on one of our participating shops. Enjoy and have fun!

So You Want To Be A Zombie Hunter Charm Bracelet

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

Make sure to stop by and enter the Crazy Cupid Giveaway. You could win your choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace or Photo Pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge. And it will get you extra entries in this giveaway!!! Ends February 15th.

Featured Shop ~ Custom Sentiments
Custom Sentiments is run by Joni from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with thousands of designs ready to be put on tons of goodies.
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Custom Sentiments is run by Joni from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with thousands of designs ready to be put on tons of goodies.

Love Connection Pillow Cases

How did you choose your shop name?
"My kids definitely inspired me to go the custom and personalized route- always asking for their name on this or that, so I "custom" had to somehow be in my company name since it represented what I did at the time, (custom designs). I chose "sentiments" since I started out doing wall quotes and I had always called them "wall sentiments". I guess the two words together just made the perfect pair."

Endless Love Personalized Anniversary Print

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have 3 kids- all girls and they love all things girly, pink and monogrammed! They were always asking me to personalize this and that for them- water bottles, lunch boxes, backpacks and of course their lockers at school were the coolest on the "block". It was hard to find personalized childrens items then and once I started personalizing things, it got addicting. Now EVERYTHING in my shop or on my website (thousands of items) are all personalized items so anyone can find the perfect personalized gift for anyone on their list- guys, girls, young or young at heart."

Custom Whiskey Barrels

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I would have to say my 3 beautiful girls and all that surrounds me. My oldest daughter and I do "walking photography", where we pick a spot, (near or far away) and just walk and take pictures of anything that catches our eye. I then use those photographs to create pallets of color and let the colors and shapes guide me with my designs."

Lovebirds Wall Decal

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
 "I currently have hundreds of designs that are not yet on my websites or in my shop. I am adding new designs and products all the time. Every single week there is something new. I'm still in the process of merging all of my old sites into one big one and doing both wholesale and retail, it is taking some time. Check back often, as there will always be new finds to catch your eye!"

Hope and Love T-Shirt

You'll have a chance to win a pair of custom luggage tags from Custom Sentiments. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Custom Luggage Tags

Visit Custom Sentiments on the Web or Etsy and use coupon code TRUELOVE10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"What dreams may come. I love movies with depth and full of emotion so they are not just something you watch, but feel a part of and there is nothing that compares to this movie. It's got happy, sad, romance, loss and is all about how far one man will go to be reunited with his family. This movie is so unique and is not your typical love story but is one of the strongest and most interesting films I have seen. If you want a movie that will truly leave you feeling appreciative of the love you have and remind you not to take it for granted, this one is for you."

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. On each daily post  there will be a review of the next movie in our marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 2 entries in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 2 entries. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Plus, if you comment on all 14 movies you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase you can use to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter. *You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus entries.

Guess The Movie Game
Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 2 entries in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries.
*The Rafflecopter widget will reset to a new day 24 hours after you left your last guess.
*Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ Life sucks! I think I'll bake a pie.

Night 5 ~ Warm Bodies

Tagline ~ He's still dead but he's getting warmer.
              There's nothing hotter than a girl with brains.

Songs from the movie playing on the Jukebox...
 *Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.

Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane) and released on February 1, 2013 by Summit Entertainment (Rated PG-13). Julie (Teresa Palmer) lives in a world where the human race must deal with the walking dead. But never did she expect that she would end up connecting with a Zombie (Nicholas Hoult) much less falling in love with him. Can love really conquer all? Even that whole living dead thing?

I had my doubts about this movie and was in no hurry to see it. But when it showed up on one of my cable channels I thought why not give it a try. Expecting to roll my eyes a lot and be in pain watching it I was pleasantly surprised when it ended up being a rather sweet movie.

In a genre that has been way overdone it is hard to find a Zombie movie that is enjoyable to watch. The makers of this movie took the tired themes of the Zombie genre and thought outside the box a bit. I enjoyed the idea that Zombies who were more recently made still held on to some of their human thoughts and feelings even if they could not quite remember how they fit. The longer they exist as Zombies the less they remember until their humanity is completely gone. And the reason as to why they eat brains. Not just because it is icky to watch but because they can absorb some of that persons memories and feel them for a short while. A way to feel human if even for a short time.

Maybe the idea that the Zombies might be able to be turned back to human all because of love may be a bit on the syrupy sweet side but you know what, it worked. I actually really liked the idea that the humanity from the living could bring back the humanity in the living dead. It may be a little sappy but it is the whole "be good to each other" way of thinking that was a nice message to the movie. Maybe I was just in a feel good mood. But, like the Beatles sang, all you need is love.

If you like your Zombies down and dirty and by the book, with lots of gory greatness, then this is not your movie. Keep right on walking. But if you are open to a something different in this genre, and a bit of a romantic, give this one a try. And if you do not do Zombies at all do not be afraid to give this one a try. The Zombies are not scary and the movie has a very low gore factor. It really is more of a love story/comedy.

Right now you can find Warm Bodies on Netflix DVD, along with most other online sites to rent, and on HBO.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. The actors portraying the zombies in this film chose not to blink. It was particularly uncomfortable for Nicholas Hoult who did a few long scenes without blinking. Later in the film (when the zombies become more human), the zombies start blinking.
2. The story is based loosely on "Romeo and Juliet". "R" = "Romeo"; "Julie" = "Juliet; "Perry" = "Paris"; "M/Marcus" = "Mercutio"; "Nora" = Juliet's "Nurse" (the character of Nora is also a nurse).


  1. Absolutely loved this movie! One of my favorites :)

  2. have never seen the movie. may have to be our valentines date movie

  3. The funny thing is I have this and I haven't watched it yet! I look forward to watching it now. :)

  4. I haven't seen Warm Bodies yet, and I wondered how they would deal with the no blinking, which is made a huge deal of in the book. Now, I must see it! Oh, and What Dreams May Come is one of my favorite movies of all times. It's always leaves teary-eyed and full of hope. ♥

  5. Haven't seen it, but sound slike tremendous fun!

  6. I saw this one a few weeks ago. I really liked it

  7. Those pillows are great! We just saw warm bodies in November! It was a good zombie romance movie :D

  8. Haven't seen this one... I'll have to look it up!

  9. My best friend, since high school, made me watch this a few months ago... It is definitely not a zombie kind of zombie film. I can't say I 'liked' it, 'cause the whole idea of it creeps me out, to the 'quivery' point. I mean really Eeeeeew. However, it was 'cute', so I also can't say that I 'disliked' it. Definitely a film that qualifies as 'fringe', in my book.

  10. Well, I'm not into zombie movies but I might see this sometime.