The Choice, by Nicholas Sparks, in theaters February 2016



I am a BIG fan of Nicholas Sparks. I have a few of his books and every movie that has ever been made from one of his books.

  • Message in a Bottle
  • Save Haven
  • The Notebook
  • The Best of Me
  • Dear John
  • The Longest Ride
  • The Lucky One
  • Last Song
  • A Walk to Remember 
  • Nights in Rodanthe

I have seen each movie several times (some more than that). A Walk to Remember and The Notebook I have seen the most times, and regards of that fact I STILL cry like a baby when I watch them – even though I know what is going to happen.

I have an autographed copy of Nicholas Sparks’ book The Choice which I am excited to hear was made into a movie and is coming to theaters February 5, 2016. Yeah!

The Choice tells the story of Travis Shaw and Gabby Holland, who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen.  Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’ beloved North Carolina setting, culminating in the question that every couple must ask themselves:  how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

The movie even has a trailer. Check it out!


I can’t wait to see it. Just in time for Valentine’s Day too!

The film stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Brett Rice and Tom Wilkinson.

If you would like to learn more about this film, or keep up to date with it, you can check it out online via social media – Lionsgate Publicity Site,  FacebookTwitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #TheChoice.

What do you think about the new movie? Are you excited to see it?

Do you have a favorite Nicholas Sparks movie or book?

The Choice Movie Poster


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Buy movies at special discounted prices with the Movie of they Day app


Family Movie Night

Do you love to watch movies? My family and I sure to. We watch movies A LOT.

My husband and I collected movies (VHS tapes) long before we even met. When we got married we combined our collections and donated any duplicates we had.

When our kids came along our family movie collection grew. We had plenty of movies for the entire family to enjoy as well as ones for grown ups.

Then DVDs and Blu-rays came along. We tried to buy any movie we had on VHS tape on Blu-ray or DVD. We’re still missing a few movies.

Being a blogger I also receive movies to review. Let met tell you – I have reviewed A LOT of movies since I started blogging in 2008.

Several months ago we went through all of our Blu-ray and DVDs to figure out which ones to keep and which ones to donate. We had over 1,000+ movies. Yes… you read that correctly – OVER 1,000+.

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I have plenty of films that are only in paper sleeves too (movies sent to me to review).

Some movies I couldn’t donate since they were studio copies (I kept those). Others I was able to donate.

We still ended up with over 600 movies still in our collection and I am still adding to it on a regular basis.

When I say my family loves movies, I wasn’t kidding. LOL!

Have you heard of the Movie of the Day! app? It’s an application you can get for your smartphone or tablet for FREE.

Movie of the Day! offers you a new movie download at a special promotional price on iTunes everyday. Movie deals range from blockbusters to acclaimed indies, and everything in between. All transactions are done safely through iTunes and saved to your iTunes Library. All deals will be available for 24 hours.

The app is available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The movies available on the app are also from the movie studio. 

I downloaded the app on my smartphone. Every day I receive a text that alerts me to the new movie of the day as well as the sale price. I’m sure you can turn off notifications. I prefer receiving the text because I am very busy and might forget to check the app. I appreciate the text to alert me to new deals.

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You might think the movies offered through the Movies of the Day! app are no-name, straight-to-DVD type movies. That is not the case at all! These are popular movies.

Here are just a few titles that appeared on the Movie of the Day! app recently.

  • The Sound of Music – $6.99
  • Working Girl – $3.99
  • Joy Ride – $4.99
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – $5.99
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story – $4.99
  • X-Men: First Class – $6.99
  • Rio 2 – $4.99
  • The Fault in Our Stars – $7.99


These movies retail for around $14.99 normally on iTunes. As you can see you can purchase the movies at a deep discounted price and they are yours to keep and enjoy forever. They will appear along side other iTunes movie purchases.

I still prefer a physical copy of a film (as you can tell by our massive collection) but I do enjoy having plenty of films I can watch on my smartphone, tablet or computer at anytime – especially when traveling.

If you would like to learn more about the Movie of the Day! app you can check it out on iTunes – Movie of the Day.

What do you think about the Movie of the Day! app? Does it sound interesting to you? Do you think you’ll check it out? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Move of the Day app


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Movie Review: BatKid Begins


BatKid Begins

Available today on Digital HD is the inspiring film BatKid Begins. The film will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on October 6, 2015.

Some people might recall a special event that took place a couple of years ago. The whole city of San Francisco turned it’s self into Gotham City in honor of a little boy name Miles.

Miles Scott has leukemia, which is a form of cancer. Miles was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish organization, like many deserving children are. Miles dream was to be Batman.

The wonderful people at Make-A-Wish granted Miles’ wish. They thought they would do a little acting and have Miles dress up like Batman (along with a larger version) and defeat the Joker and Penguin. They never expected that this one wish would unit an entire city and touch the lives and hearts of people from around the world.

News of Miles’ wish traveled near and far. Suddenly the couple of hundred volunteer actors turned into thousands of people who helped turn Miles’ wish into an incredible reality.

The film, BatKid Begins, is all about what went on “behind the scenes” to turn this wish into a reality. The documentary features interviews with those involved, plenty of footage and some awesome graphics to add to the mix. It also features a lot of places around San Francisco (aka “Gotham City”) which made me wish I could go back there. I haven’t been there in 37 years since I was not much older than Miles.

This documentary can be enjoyed and appreciated by those young and old. I’m pretty sure most kids (even some adults) will wish they could be Batman for a day.


I would suggest having a box of tissues on hand too when you watch this. Yes, it’s heartbreaking that a young boy has to deal with chemotherapy and dealing with a life threatening disease. For me, most of the tears were “happy tears” because the film is very moving and touching. It made my heart smile knowing that so many strangers would go to such lengths to make a sick little boy’s dream come true.

No one involved with this wish ever could imagine how it turned out. Thanks to the incredible power of social media (Facebook, Twitter…) this event turned into a global sensation. There is even a short film on YouTube that documents Mile’s very special day.

I read a quote from somewhere that I thought was so fitting for this touching documentary;

In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide: did Miles need the world for inspiration? Or did the world need Miles?

That is so true! I think the world needed someone like Miles to bring everyone together for the greater good. It’s so amazing to see total strangers working together on a good cause. I wish more people could do wonderful things like this. It would make the world a brighter place.

Look for BatKid Begins where ever movies are sold.

For more information you can check out the website www.BatKidBegins.com.

Below is the 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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The Longest-Running Theatrical Release in Film History Celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary


Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

The longest-running theatrical release in film history is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year – do you know what film it is? I’ll give you some hints – Its a cult phenomenon. It has an awesome soundtrack. It has it’s own dance and it stars Tim Curry in sexy lingerie.

Do you know which film it is? If you guessed The Rock Horror Picture Show then you are 100% correct. Of course seeing the image (above) sort of gave the answer away. LOL!

I can’t believe the film is 40 years old. Oh by, do I feel OLD!

I didn’t actually see the film until the 1990 (it was released in 1975). The guy I was dating at the time took me to see the film at a midnight showing in a local theater. I had never seen, or heard, of the movie until that point.

While waiting online I was shocked by the costumes that people at the theater were wearing. Why in the world were they wearing costumes to see a movie? It didn’t make sense to me until the movie started.

I found it very odd, but yet entertaining, when people would shout out at the screen and toss things in the air. I was totally blown away during the song “Time Warp” when people in the audience got out of their seats, filled the aisle, and danced along to the characters on screen, all while singing along.

After the movie I could see why people enjoyed going to see it in theaters. It was a lot of fun, especially because it’s so interactive. I ended up going to see the film in theaters a few more times, each time participating along with everyone else (except getting dressed up in costume).


I have a relative name Janet because of this movie every time someone says her name I automatically think “Damn it!” You would have to had seen the film to know what I am referring to.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a bit “trippy,” and not for everyone.

The film stars Barry Bostwick (who used to live down the street from me) and Susan Sarandon as Brad and Janet. Their car broke down in the rain one night and they went for a walk in hopes of finding help. That is when they came across a creepy mansion owned by Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). Dr. Frank-N-Furter invites them in, but not to get help. Instead they get mixed up in his crazy world including his creepy helpers, a dead biker (singer Meat Loaf) and his special creation – his own man he named “Rocky.”

I give Tim Curry all the credit in the world for wearing heels, lingerie and makeup throughout the film. That took some guts.


This film has an amazing soundtrack. I love all the songs in the film. Even as I write this the songs are streaming through my head.

Like I said, this film might not be for everyone. I guess you can say it’s an “acquired taste.” Some people might be turned off by all the sexual innuendos and total weirdness of the film.

For those who do like this film you know how incredibly fun and entertaining it can be.My friends and I often quote lines from the movie too.

Now, thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment you can pick up the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

They also have a special collectors edition that comes complete with some fun extras.


This version is overflowing with bonus features worth checking out.

Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes both the U.S. and U.K. versions of the film

  • Rocky-oke: Sing It!
  • Commentary By Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta)
  • Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
  • An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
  • Mick Rock (A Photographer)
  • Mick Rock’s Picture Show (A Gallery)
  • A Few From The Vault
    • Deleted Musical Scenes
      • 1: ”Once In A While”
      • 2: ”Super Heroes”
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate B&W Opening
  • Alternate Credit & Misprint Ending
  • “Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show” (1995)
  • Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary)
  • Time Warp Music Video
  • The Midnight Experience
  • Pressbook & Poster Gallery….And More!

DVD Special Features:
Includes both the U.S. and U.K. Versions of the Film

  • Commentary By Richard O’Brien and Quinn (Magenta)
  • The Theatrical Experience
  • Prompter: “When do I squirt my water pistol and when do I scream?”
  • And More!

I wanted a copy of this film to check out the bonus features. I love “behind the scenes” looks at films because I feel that they give viewers a better understanding and appreciation for a film when they know how much went on behind the scenes to bring the film to life.


The deleted musical scenes were interesting. I wish they would have kept them in the film. I enjoyed them.

The black and white opening was interesting too. I’m glad they stuck with color.

This is THE Blu-ray/DVD set to have for any fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This would make a great gift – especially with the holiday season fast approaching.

Below is a trailer for the film 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: Cop Car



Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the film Cop Car, staring Kevin Bacon.

Cop Car is a thriller about two young boys, Travis and Harrison, (around 10 years old) who are what I believe to be running away from home. I’m not sure where they were located, but they spent a long time walking across very flat farmland.

The two boys come to a wooded part and happen across a Sheriff car. At first they were frightened by the sight of it but then they realized there was no one in the car. Not only that, there was no one to be seen.

The boys, being a bit too daring, decide to play inside the car. Then they happen to find the keys to the car and take it on a joy ride. They also stop the car on the side of the road to play with the contents they found in the car including Police tape, bullet proof vests and GUNS.

The film then flashes back to Sheriff Kretzer (Bacon), driving his car to the wooded location. He then proceeds to remove most of his clothing and weapons and places them in the backseat. He then goes to his trunk with a large piece of plastic and removes presumably a dead body from the trunk. As he shuts the trunk door you can see what appears to be another body in the trunk.

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Kretzer drags the body across the woods and deposits it inside a hole that was dug in the ground.

When he returns to retrieve the other body he discovers his car is missing. To cover his behind he telephones the station and tells them that his radio is not working correctly and to please contact him via his phone.

Kretzer embarks on a mission to find the stolen car, especially when he hears it radioed in that someone spotted two children driving a Sheriff’s vehicle.

Will Kretzer find the kids before it’s too late and his secret is found out? Will the kids get caught – or worse yet – put themselves in grave danger? And who is the body in the trunk and how did he/she get there? To find out the answers you need to pick up a copy of Cop Car, available where most movies are sold.

Kevin Bacon does a great job in his role. He’s part psycho – part “scared for his life.” He knows that if the kids are found before he gets to them, and the person in the trunk is discovered, he can be arrested for murder.

Both kids did a good job in their roles too. I wasn’t overly keen about the amount of cursing they did in the film. I realize kids curse when their parents are not around, but I didn’t find it a necessary part of the film UNLESS it was meant to show how reckless they kids are and how they have little respect for the “rules.”



There were A LOT of “holes” in the film, which I didn’t like. For example, the viewer has no idea why the kids were so far from home. Or how and why Kretzer had the bodies in his trunk. Even the ending of the film left A LOT of unanswered questions. People are free to interrupt things for them self -which is fine – but there were too many holes in this film that made interpretation difficult.

This film is also very simplistic where as there are only a few actors, one location and very few words. Maybe it’s just an artistic way of doing the film, but I was expecting a bit more.

I found the film to be a bit slow at times too.

This is NOT a family friendly film despite the two leading actors being children. There is a lot of cursing, violence and blood shed in this film.

Overall the film was entertaining, and I would watch it again if I saw it on television, but I didn’t love the film.

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: Pitch Perfect 2


Pitch Perfect 2

Prepare yourself to be “pitch-slapped” again now that Pitch Perfect 2 is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.

Have you seen the original film? I did. In fact, I reviewed it when it first came out.

Pitch Perfect is one of those films that didn’t gain a lot of momentum until it was available for home viewing and aired on television. I know several people who love the film, but never saw it in theaters. That’s OK because plenty of movies are like that such as Elf and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (sorry… I have the holidays on my mind).

Pitch Perfect is certainly a very popular film nowadays which is why it went on to spawn a sequel, appropriately named Pitch Perfect 2.

The Bellas are back! In fact, all of the Bellas return for the sequel, as well as some new faces including the very funny character of Flo (Chrissie Fit) and Emily (Hailee Steinfeld).

The Bellas are now in their senior year and the group is run by Beca (Ana Kendrick). She replaced her friend Aubrey (Ana Camp) as the groups leader a few years earlier.

While performing on stage in front of the president, “Fat Amy” (Rebel Wilson) shows the audience a bit more than they expected when her costume tears in the most inappropriate location. This incident calls for immediate action to be taken against the Bellas and they are striped of their tour and replaced by a German group, Das Sound Machine (DAS).


During this time a new face appears in the Bellas home. A freshman name Emily has to be automatically accepted into the group because her mom was a Bella. In addition to Emily a very funny young lady name Flo is also a part of the Bellas.

The only way the Bellas can redeem themselves is by winning the World Acapella Championship, but that is not as easy as it sounds. They have to defeat their #1 competition – DAS – who always seem to be one step ahead of the Bellas.

Will the Bellas win? Will they be able to redeem themselves in the eyes of their fans? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Pitch Perfect 2, now available where movies are sold.

This film was OK. I didn’t think it was as good as the original, but it was still a fun and entertaining film.

Flo is my favorite character from this film. The stuff she says cracks me up.

As it was with the first film, there is a lot of great music in Pitch Perfect 2. I have the soundtrack and I enjoy listening to it. I even enjoy the Christmas song sung by Ana Kendrick and Snoop Dog.

I hosted a viewing party this past Saturday for the film. There was also a Twitter party where Chrissie Fit (Flo) answered questions from fans on Twitter.


I received some goodies to share with my guests, including photo props. I thought it would be fun to write on one of the props about the Twitter party and take a photo of it on top of the Empire State Building, which is where we were earlier on Saturday for our son’s birthday (he wanted to go to the top of the Empire State Building for his special day). Unfortunately I had the party time wrong. I thought it was 5:00 PM Eastern time – it was actually 5:00 PM West coast time – 8:00 PM East coast time. Ugh! I’m such a dork! To make matters worse I had my guests arrive around 5:00 PM East coast time for the party. Not only that I started the movie too early. We had to stop and grab a bit to eat, then resume the movie at 8:00 PM (EST) along with everyone else.

If you were following along with my tweets I apologize for the mistake. I messed up.

The party went well, despite having to stop and start the movie and have people stay later than they anticipated.


They LOVED the fun goodies that Universal Pictures sent us including snugly blankets, flashlights and super cool highlighter pens.

I had plenty of treats on hand, including pizza which I had to order to hold guests over until we started watching the film again at 8:00 PM. I also had the unusual chips, dips, coffee, soda, tea and cookies. I shared some photos on Twitter (@She_Scribes) and Instagram (SheScribes) if you would like to see them.

There are bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD. I normally watch them but I didn’t have time the night of the party. Be sure to check them out when you pick up a copy of the film.

Did you see Pitch Perfect 2? What did you think about it?

Be on the look out for a possible Pitch Perfect 3. I hear one is in the works.

Below is the film’s theatrical trailer. The film is now available for home viewing.



*I received a free screener copy as well as additional goodies. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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