When Calls the Heart Season 2 Premieres on April 25th on the Hallmark Channel (Giveaway ends 5/7/15)


When Calls the Heart

Are you a fan of the hit Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart? If so you will be happy to know that season 2 premieres on April 25, 2015.

I have heard of the series, but I never watched it until recently when I received season one on DVD.

Here is a brief synopsis of the series.

The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. When Calls the Heart tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

Before I first watched the show I thought maybe it had something to do with different time periods. Some of the characters look more modern than others. It wasn’t until I started to watch the show that I realized all the characters live in the same town during the same time period.

I’m am happy that I have the complete first season to watch. It’s one of those series where you truly don’t want to wait another week to find out what happens next. You want to know NOW. Now that I have been watching the first season I am totally hooked and I cannot wait to see what the new season has in store.

Here is a trailer for season 2 of When Calls the Heart.


I love that the series is set in the 19th century. I enjoy seeing the beautiful dresses the ladies wear. I also find a man in a Canadian Mountie uniform very handsome. :-)

When Calls the Heart is very much like a soap opera. The only difference is that When Calls the Heart is “family friendly.” Unlike today’s modern soap operas you don’t have to deal with the constant sex, violence and drama. This series if full of heart, true romance and situations fitting to the time period.

There is plenty of drama on When Calls the Heart, but it’s not the kinds of things modern soap operas draw upon. There are also plenty of “feel good” moments on the show too.

There is A LOT of romance in this series. I especially love the developing relationship between Elizabeth and Jack. They started out not liking each other at all but as time goes on you can clearly see that they were meant to be together. They make a beautiful couple.

I like that the series is set in a more simpler time. There were no televisions, cellphones or internet. I sometimes think life was much easier – to some degree – back in that time period.

I adore Lori Loughlin. She always puts a lot into her characters. I like that she’s a strong woman in this series, despite unfortunate events that changed her life forever.

General Hospital alumni, Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones), appears towards the end of season one as Bill Avery. It was nice to see him again. I used to love to watch him on GH. Now I get to watch him on When Calls the Heart. I hope we see a lot of his character in the upcoming season.

I’m certainly a fan of the series, and I’m not alone. There is a Facebook group for fans of the series, affectionately known as “Hearties,” with 22,700+ fans. That is amazing! Check them out here – When Calls the Heart “Hearties” Facebook Group.

The series also has an official Facebook page as well as a Twitter account.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the series return on April 25th. Please check your local TV guide listings for the channel and air time.


In honor of the upcoming second season I have season one of When Calls the Heart on DVD to give a lucky winner. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win When Calls the Heart Season One on DVD – OR – Who your favorite character is on the show.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. In addition I received season one on DVD free in order to do this review. 

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Movie Review: Supremacy



Available today on Blu-ray and DVD is the thriller Supremacy.

Supremacy stars Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Joe Anderson (Hercules) and Dawn Olivieri (American Hustle).

To be honest I was a bit “on the fence” about this title. I do enjoy a good action/thriller film, but this film touches upon things that are so prevalent in the news these days, most especially racism. Especially because this film is about a recently released white supremacist who kills an African American Police officer on the very same day he is paroled from prison.

Recently paroled white supremacist Tully (Anderson) and his girlfriend (Olivieri) find themselves pursued by a cop on Tully’s first night out of jail. After shooting the cop, the couple flee the scene and, in desperate need of a place to hide, resort to invading the home of an unsuspecting family, taking them hostage. Mr. Walker (Danny Glover), an ex-con and the patriarch of the captured family, makes a last-ditch attempt to save his relatives by using his understanding of the racist mind to manipulate his volatile captors. Will it be enough to keep his family alive?

I love horror movies. Although this movie is classified as a thriller, I did find it very scary to think that these situations happen all too frequently (murder, home invasions, hostage situations…). Sometimes reality is much more scary than a made up film.

This film was inspired by true events. I think that makes it that much scarier.

There was a lot going on in this film. At times I found myself unsure of who was really in charge of the situation. Tully ultimately had control, as did his girlfriend Doreen (Olivieri), however there was times that Walker seemed like he might have had a wee bit of control in the situation.

Danny Glover did great in this role. He played the character well. This role could have gone to other actors, such as Denzel Washington or Samuel L. Jackson, but I think they would have come off at too tough and forceful whereas Glover has a calm, quietness about him.

Supremacy Screen Shot

This is a dark film – both literally and figuratively. Since a bulk of the film happens at night the lighting is not that great. My husband and I actually turned the light off in the living room so we could see what was happening on the television better. I don’t like films that are that dark. I like to see what is going on.

This film is also figuratively “dark” because of the situation playing out on screen. A Police office is killed, a family is held hostage, there are a lot of racial issues, both the lead male actors are ex-cons (on screen, not in real life). There is just a lot going on in this film.

This is NOT a family friendly film. I wouldn’t even let my teenagers watch it with us. Too much of these same scenarios play out on the nightly news almost every night. I didn’t need to expose them to more of it.

The film is intense. I felt “exhausted” after watching it. So much so I had to turn on SpongeBob Squarepants afterwards to “decompress” from watch Supremacy. I wouldn’t say that the film is a nail biter, but it is super intense.

Supremacy runs for just shy of two hours. It’s Not Rated but I would not recommend this film for children or young teenagers.

The Blu-ray version, which I have, has bonus features (trailer and Behind the Scenes). If you read my movie reviews often you know that I usually talk about the bonus features. I didn’t get a chance to watch them for Supremacy. I was going to but the film was so “deep” and nerve wracking that I just wanted to put something more light hearted and funny on TV rather than watch the bonus features. Eventually I will watch them and I’ll update this post.

Look for Supremacy where most films are sold.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.



*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Movie Review: The Walking Deceased


The Walking Deceased

Available today on DVD is the zombie movie spoof The Walking Deceased.

This sounds odd to say this but I enjoyed zombies long before they were the “in” thing.

Growing up I have always loved horror movies. One of my favorite was Dawn of the Dead (the original 1978 version, not the 2004 remake, although that one was good too). In fact my best friends and I were known by other friends of ours as the “Dawn of the Dead Girls.” It’s a long story how we got that name but it has to do with a band practice, hot dogs, school vacation and of course a copy of the movie. LOL.

My family and I LOVE The Walking Dead. To date we have never missed an episode. I almost missed one when I was on a press trip but my husband found it online and I watched it the same night I arrived home from my trip.

There seems to be a lot of zombie movies these days. Sadly most of them fail to entertain. They are either unnecessarily gross or it’s all about the sex and nudity.

Are you familiar with the Scary Movie series of movies? Each one spoofs other scary movies.

The film The Walking Deceased, which is released today, is like Scary Movie – but it spoof zombie movies as well as the show The Walking Dead.


It took a bit to try and identify some of the movies it spoofed. One of them is Warm Bodies, which is a film about a zombie that is some what human and falls for a human girl. I THINK 28 Days (or 28 Days Later) is also spoof because once or twice I saw reference to “29 days.” Even Dawn of the Dead is referenced in this film plus plenty of references to The Walking Dead including a sheriff who was in a coma, his son “Carl” (his name is really Chris in the film but his dad keeps calling him Carl), a guy who a toy bow and arrow and someone I can only assume is supposed to be like Michone (from The Walking Dead), or maybe he’s supposed to be more like Wesley Snipes character from the Blade movies? There are also references to Zombieland including breaking glass, a guy in a cowboy hat and how a few of them refer to each other by the cities they were born in.

There is nudity in this film (a naked man’s butt and his “private parts), as well as strippers and several people getting stoned smoking marijuana. I can certainly do without that. I don’t think it was vital for the film to show these things. I’m far from a prude, I just don’t deem them necessary for the story line.

This is a spoof film so it’s meant to be silly or “stupid silly” as my husband calls it.

The Walking Deceased did have a few chuckle worthy moments, but it wasn’t a “laugh out loud” type of film. Maybe it is for those who appreciate some of the crude humor.

Walking Deceased Screen Shot

In this film Sheriff Lincoln wakes up in a hospital and meets up with “Chicago” and “Green Bay,” two survivors scrounging for drugs. They invite him to join them at the mall where there are others, but Sheriff Lincoln wants to find his son and wife. He does find them – at a strip club where his wife is a dancer and his song Chris (whom he always calls Carl) runs the place.

After a mishap at the strip club Sheriff Lincoln and Chris/Carl join the others at the mall. The group then plans on going to a farm referred to as Safe Haven Farm in order to survive. There they meet an elderly couple who have no clue the world is run over by zombies, and their stoner daughter.

Meanwhile one of the zombies seems to be more human than the others. He joins the group at Safe Haven Farm where he slowly transitions back into a human.

I guess the film had potential. I just think the film makers went about it the wrong way. Where as Zombieland spoofed zombie films (and did an excellent job at it), The Walking Deceased is more along the line of Scary Movies (but less funny).

There are some bonus features including deleted scenes, movie trailer, and following around the cast and zombies on the set.

Here is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.



*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Jurassic World is coming to a theater near you June 12, 2015



The latest installment to the popular move franchise, Jurassic Park, “roars” into theaters on June 12, 2015.

The newest film, Jurassic World, stars the “it” actor Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong and Judy Greer.

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World.  Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.  Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Check out the trailer.


This film looks AWESOME! I cannot wait to see this one.

I like that it looks like a “stand alone” film, meaning you didn’t have to see the other three Jurassic Park films in order to enjoy this one. I’m sure there is a lot going on in this film that plays off the previous films, but this film looks like it offers viewers a lot more.

Film technology has also advanced a lot since the original film was released over twenty years ago.

What do you think about Jurassic World? Do you think you are going to see it in theaters? If you are a fan of the Jurassic Park films, which one was your favorite?

Jurassic World


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The Age of Adaline coming to theaters April 24, 2015

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The Age of Adaline Movie Poster

Have you heard about the film The Age of Adaline that arrives in theaters on April 24, 2015 (released early on April 23rd at 7:00 PM in some areas)?

My husband and I often go out to dinner and a movie to celebrate each other’s birthday. My husband’s birthday is this month and I think I may have to swap with him because I REALLY want to see this film and it won’t be in theaters when my birthday rolls around. He can pick out the movie for my birthday in exchange.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is for your enjoyment.


Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) will never age another day. She’s had to keep her life a secret and has never been able to settle down with someone to love, living life on the run.

First of all Blake Lively is absolutely gorgeous. The filmmakers did an outstanding job casting her in the role of Adaline. It’s as if the role was written especially for her.

Blake has a look that can transcend time. She looks like she could have lived in the early 1900’s, especially the way they did her hair and make up. Blake also looks like today’s modern woman too.

Did you see Harrison Ford in the above trailer? Did you happen to catch the “young” version of Harrison Ford’s character in the film? It looks just like him. I wonder if they made a computer version of Harrison Ford to play his younger self or the filmmakers lucked out and found a young actor that truly does look like a young Harrison Ford. I’ll have to do some research on that.

Did you check out all the beautiful fashions Blake Lively gets to wear in the film? I’d love to take a peek inside that wardrobe closet. I wonder if she was able to keep any of the outfits from the film.

I think about my own mortality often. I don’t want to die! I don’t think anyone really does. There is just so much I want to see and do. My “Bucket List” is a mile long. Sadly I know that I’ll never accomplish many things on my list within this lifetime. If only “time” was not a factor (well, that an money). Then I know I could FINALLY complete my “Bucket List.”

Photo Source: Age of Adaline Tumblr Page

Photo Source: Age of Adaline Tumblr Page

I can’t imagine a life without my beloved husband and children. If I could spend forever with them I would in a heartbeat. I don’t want to live a day without them.

I have a favorite quote fro Winnie the Pooh…

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

That is so true. I wouldn’t want to live a day without my family.

Poor Adaline. She will have to experience life without her family and loved ones. She’ll have to watch them grow up, grow old and pass away. That must be a horrible feeling.

What about YOU? Would you want to have a life like Adaline and never grow old or die? Why or why not? I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

Are you planning on going to see the film? If/When you do I would also love to hear your thoughts about the film. Feel free to come back to this post and share your review.

The Age of Adaline opens on April 24th and it geared towards people of all ages.

For more information about the film you can check out it’s official website, www.TheAgeOfAdalineMovie.com. You can also check out the site Adaline Through the Ages at www.AdalineThroughTheAges.com.

You can also follow the film on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. The film’s official hashtag is #Adaline.

Photo Source: Age of Adaline Tumblr Page

Photo Source: Age of Adaline Tumblr Page


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FREE Star Wars activity sheets and more!


Photo Source: Flickr.com

Photo Source: Flickr.com

Did you know that the Star Wars films are now available on digital HD?

My husband and I are huge fans of the series. I’ve been in love with Star Wars ever since I saw the original film back in the 70’s. Yes… I’m showing my age.

I love all six films and I am anxiously awaiting the release of the new Star Wars film later on this year.

The first film (A New Hope) will always be one of my favorites, simply because it’s the first Star Wars film I saw. I think my second favorite would be Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

Do you have a favorite Star Wars film or character? Are you looking forward to the new movie? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

In honor of the release of the epic Star Wars films on digital HD, I have some fun FREE printables and more that you can download and enjoy with your family. Simply click on the images below to save them to your computer and/or print them out.


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