Thursday, February 12, 2015

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

Welcome to night 12 of the 5th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway. Stop by the main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $200 Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 8 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie in the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. Test your movie knowledge and play the Guess the Movie game for even more entries. Then take a look at the last Featured Shop "Laughing Vixen Lounge". Enjoy and have fun!

Magic Potion Compact ~ Love Potion

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through February 28th. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

Featured Shop ~ Laughing Vixen Lounge
Laughing Vixen Lounge is run by Kris from just outside Portland, Oregon. Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things for the modern Vixen. Pop Culture, Retro, Horror and Custom Designed Jewelry and Accessories.

Luck of the Irish Charm Bracelet

Laughing Vixen Lounge offers Charm Bracelets, Necklaces, Compacts and Silver Pendants. Pop Culture designs with a flair for Retro, Horror and Custom Designs. The Lounge also specializes in Supernatural inspired designs with lots of "Create Your Own" options. If you're a fan Laughing Vixen Lounge is your "go-to shop" for Supernatural goodies!

Magic Potion Compact ~ Zombie Hands

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 these designs are the best around.

Shop Supernatural Inspired Designs at LVL

$1 from each item sold and $3 from each item in the Hep Cat Collection will go to help Laughing Vixen Lounge sponsor Tasha the Lynx. This is the fifth cat LVL has sponsored from WildCat Haven. See full details about the fundraiser here.

Keep an eye out for new items this year. There will be lots of new styles and items being listed. Here is a sneak peek at the new Laughing Vixen Lounge Purse Hanger w/Compact Mirror and Pill Box. So cute!

Purse Hangers ~ Coming Soon

You'll have a chance to win a $32 from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Book Lovers Charmed Necklace ~ Custom Edition

Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code FEBRUARY10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
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"Well, if you have been following along then you have seen quite a few love stories I find worthy of watching. But I did leave one out this year, simply because I had used it so many times, that really is one of my all time favorites. A Life Less Ordinary is a very cleaver and unique love story with a touch of magic. If you have not seen it yet it really is worth the watch."

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each day there will be a review of the next movie in the marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 1 entry in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 1 entry. 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.

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

Guess the Movie Game
Each day there will be a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 1 entry in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 1 entry.
*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 ~ An escort and a kept man find love when they least expect it.

Night 12 ~ Big Fish

Tagline - An adventure as big as life itself.

Directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Eward Scissorhands and Mars Attacks!) and released on January 9, 2004 by Columbia Pictures (rated PG-13). A son (Billy Crudup) tries to understand his dying father's (Albert Finney) life better as he feels he has only been told "tall tales" of his father's past. But sometimes it takes a tall tale to tell a great story.

Will returns home as his father, Edward, lays close to dying. Feeling his father has always stole the show with his "tall tales", Will tries to get his father to tell him the real story of his life. Through flashbacks we see these tall tales which tell the story of how Will's father Edward (Ewan McGregor) and mother Sandra (Allison Lohman) met and that just maybe some life stories are just too big for a small story.

This movie is a visually impressive movie. Eward's tall tales are told in a fairytale style with lots of color and imagination. While they are not meant to be completely believable stories it is heartwarming to see them tell their magic and to show their reality at the end. The story of Eward and Sandra is one of heartbreak and joy just as any great romantic story should be. The scene with Eward standing in a field of Daffodils proclaiming his love to Sandra not only visually stunning but emotionally stunning. If you are a romantic who likes a little magic in their stories you should love this one. Also, the father-son element of the movie will bring a few tears to your eyes so make sure to have the tissue box handy.

Big Fish is currently available to stream on Netflix and is available to rent or stream on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. Ewan McGregor was cast as Young Ed Bloom when producers noticed the striking similarity between him and pictures of a young Albert Finney, who plays Senior Ed Bloom.
2. The scenes at Auburn were originally supposed to be shot on location on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, but the school officials asked for script approval and the production didn't have time to wait so they filmed the scenes at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama instead.
3. When young Edward Bloom is singing in the church and his voice breaks, that single note that we hear is actually Ewan McGregor singing.
4. French actress Marion Cotillard's first American feature film.
5. The town of Ashton, Alabama is actually Wetumpka, Alabama and Prattville, Alabama combined.
6. The author of the original book appears as Sandra's economics professor at Auburn.
7. Tim Burton appears as one of the clowns sitting close to Mr. Calloway's trailer, who flees when the wolf jumps from it.


  1. Love this movie!! Haven't seen it in a few years so I'll have to watch it soon

  2. Need to see this movie! Never heard of it but it sounds great!

  3. The visuals are gorgeous, but I didn't like it overall. There was a hackneyed subplot about the Billy Crudup character's relationship with his father, and I didn't think it was very well-written. But I hear that Tim Burton worked with some of his old screenwriters again on "Big Eyes," so I'm excited to see that.

  4. I love this movie - so surreal and just fun to watch and see it all tie together throughout.

  5. I'm a Tim burton fanatic (so I thought lol) but I never saw this one.