Last year my oldest daughter and I had a "mother-daughter" book club and read A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. We both absolutely loved this story. We laughed, and we cried. It made us think about our own dog, Matthew, and what he might be thinking when we talk to him, or he looks at us in his special way. We know his moods based on his ears. He has his playful ears, his tired ears, his content ears, his working ears. Working ears? Yes, working ears. Matthew is a highly trained service dog, much like sweet Ellie in one of the supplemental novels in A Dog's Purpose series. Matthew provides all of us with a non-judgemental sounding board and I honestly can't imagine our lives without him.
A few days after Haley and I finished the book we were chilling on the couch watching Jeopardy and the trailer for the movie came on during a commercial break. We both kept looking at each other, like "are you seeing what I'm seeing?" And then we both became hyper-focused on what we were watching. By the end of the commercial we had tears streaming down our faces. Go ahead, watch the trailer below and see if you don't have wet stuff coming out of your eyes.
Right? If you are a dog lover, this movie will fill you with all sorts of emotions!!
From the film: "A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz."
If you'd like to WIN a $25 Fandango Gift Card, simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite breed of dog. I will select a random winner on Friday January 27th, the release day of the film.
My favorite breed of dog is the Labrador Retriever. I also love Great Danes, but have never had one of my own. My house is too small. LOL. I like big dogs.
Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A Close Shave and in the Shopper 13 episode from the 2002 Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions series, and his madcap adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock.
Shaun the Sheep Movie is out in theaters August 5th, 2015 and the #TampaTrio is so excited to go and see it! You can see the trailer below. It looks so funny!!
And I have a great giveaway for all of you too!! I have 15 family packs of tickets (4 tickets per family) to give away to my blog readers for the advanced screening on Saturday August 1st at 10:30am. The screening will be held at the AMC theater at West Shore Mall in Tampa.
PLEASE remember that there is overbooking, and it is first come first serve at the theater, so GET THERE EARLY!!! I'd hate for you to have disappointed kids!!
Click HERE to get your Family 4 pack of tickets!
But wait...there's MORE!! I also have a chance for you to win a VIP package to see Shaun the Sheep!! With the VIP package, you'll have GUARANTEED admission to the 10:30am show, plus a Shaun the Sheep bobble head and a movie poster!!
To win the VIP package simply leave me a comment telling me who you would take to see the movie!
This giveaway and post is sponsored in part by Lionsgate Entertainment. All opinions are my own!
Do you like scary movies?? I remember BEGGING my mother to take me to see Freddy in a Nightmare on Elm Street. I was in the 6th grade. IT FREAKED ME OUT! I still have nightmares that Freddy is coming after me! Some horror/scary movies are like a train wreck and I can't take my eyes off the screen. Other times, I have to leave the room/theater, and distract myself. But the scariest movie I have ever seen is Jeepers Creepers. That devil bat flying dude just scares the bejesus out of me!
My husband LOVES horror movies and he is insisting that we go and see The Conjuring. Yeah. Fun. Joy. I'm wearing my Polar Heart Rate Monitor b/c I think my HR is going to go through the roof!! I wonder if that will count as my exercise for the day??
Here is a synopsis of The Conjuring: Does evil exist? What is strong enough to defeat it? These are the questions raised by this thriller directed by James Wan (SAW, INSIDIOUS). After a family moves into a farmhouse in Rhode Island, they find themselves terrorized by an angry spirit. With the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren, they discover that together, the love within a family can overcome any obstacle.
And you can view the trailer here.
Would you like to win 2 tickets to see the movie?? You can! Simply enter the rafflecopter giveaway below and I'll send you 2 tickets to use at ANY (EXCEPT AMC) theater in the United States!!
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