Friday, August 30, 2013

Fantastic Friday Review & TWO Giveaways {Camp and Season of a Lifetime DVDs}

Are you surprised that I have another
awesome review & giveaway? should especially since I have a newborn baby. Elizabeth is now seven weeks old and is a delight in our home. How do I have the time to write my reviews? Well, she does sleep a lot and I do a review here and there. I try and stay organized but sometimes I'm not. This week I'm having a great time posting reviews and giveaways.
Anyway, enough about me...I have two new DVDs that are both inspiring.
Today on
"Fantastic Friday Review & Giveaway"
first, I have a new movie to share called

"Nicely Performed"                         "Touching and Thought Provoking"

- Los Angeles Times                                       -Mary Osten, Owl haven



Nashville, TN – (June 28, 2013) - Word Films announces the August 27 nationwide DVD release of the inspirational film “CAMP.” Inspired by true stories from camps for abused and neglected children, the film’s writer and director, Jacob Roebuck, tapped into real-life events to acknowledge the power of the camp experience and the opportunity it provides to give unconditional love to those seemingly forgotten children who need adults in their lives.

“CAMP” is the story of a deeply troubled boy, Eli (Miles Elliot, “The Mentalist”), and an apathetic investment advisor, Ken (Michael Mattera), who get paired together at a summer camp for foster kids and discover the meaning of unconditional love. “We are excited for the opportunity to share the story of CAMP,” said Roebuck. “We want to entertain audiences, but we also hope they are inspired to get involved in the lives of abused and neglected kids in their communities. We are thrilled to work with Word on the video distribution of the picture. Not only do they bring a first-class distribution team for mainstream and Christian markets, they also understand the heart behind the film.”
This inspirational film has received outstanding early acclaim from critics in addition to the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” Seal:
This is a wonderful film about healing the wounds of your past... We are pleased to award this movie our Dove ‘Family-Approved’ Seal for ages 12 and over.”  - The Dove Foundation
Most of the time, movies and television shows spotlight the lighter side of youth camps, but CAMP goes deeper to bring viewers face-to-face with the transformation that happens in the lives of children and even the adults that volunteer. It is incredibly heart affecting, even through the real-life interviews that play during the credits.”  - DeWayne Hamby (Christian Retailing, White Wing Messenger)
“Hollywood loves to entertain us. But CAMP does more than entertain – it inspires. It beautifully illustrates the huge impact the small sacrifice of a week’s time can make in the life of a child in foster care.” – Julie Gumm, best-selling author of “Adopt without Debt”
Roebuck received inspiration for the film when he joined a summer missions trip and had the opportunity to help abused and neglected children through a program called Royal Family Camp. Once there, he felt the call to help the children he met that so desperately needed contact with loving and caring adults. A portion of the proceeds from the film benefit Royal Family KIDS, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that serves as the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 111 minutes.
Check out the trailer at   
About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
In my opinion:
The movie Camp was outstanding and I'm so glad I had the opportunity of viewing it. It was a story about love and understanding. The main character was a man named Ken who didn't have the greatest attitude. He gets paired with a troubled boy named Eli (I love that name). In the beginning it was about trying to get along and it didn't quite work out. However, once Ken started to understand Eli and his family background, he started to care for the boy. It is all about taking the time to get to know others around us. Once that happens, we start to love them. This movie showed that quality time is so important not only around the community but in our own families. It made me realize how important we are as parents or "counselors" to our children. I loved the quote in the movie, "God can love us no matter what our situation. That means whether we can feel it or not." We need to love everyone around us no matter what. How we treat others is critical. If we don't treat our children as God has shown us, it will be passed from generation to generation. We are the examples and we need to show positive reinforcement. I definitely recommend this movie. It was truly inspiring and uplifting.
Second, I have a movie called, Season of a Lifetime.
 Nashville, TN – (July 18, 2013) – On August 27, Word Films is slated to release the Endorphin Entertainment  / Fisheye Media Productions inspirational documentary “Season of a Lifetime” on DVD. The film follows Greenville High football coach Jeremy Williams as he perseveres and inspires his team throughout their winning 2010 season in the face of his progressing ALS disease. For his final season as coach, Williams’ beloved small-town Greenville Patriots battle to the playoffs and adopt his never-surrender attitude. “Season of a Lifetime” is produced by Cohen, Bob McAllister and Jason Haley and executive produced by Chris Pullaro. Cohen also served as director and editor of the film.
In 2009, filmmaker Rick Cohen became interested in the story after reading an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution which recounted the story of the terminally-ill high school football coach that led his team to an undefeated season.  Cohen arranged a meeting with Williams and eventually beat out stiff competition from major TV networks to produce the movie.  In 2010, in spite of doctors’ recommendations and deteriorating health, Williams returned to coach one final season and brought his team once again through a victorious season. Cohen’s cameras captured everything from the field to the doctor’s examination room. The result is a moving and inspiring film that encourages people to live life to the fullest in spite of any adversity.
 The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently asked Williams what he hoped the film would show. He responded, “That when things get tough, you can be tough and still love.” Williams’ wife added, “I really hope that people see that, no matter what they might face in life, that through Christ, they can not only get through it but also live a happy, joyful life.”
 "In all my years of documenting lives and writing and researching about real people, I never met a man who didn't have a single enemy nor a cross word said about him,” said Cohen. “Jeremy is about as righteous a human being as God has ever put on this earth. He truly walks the talk!”
 In 2010, the Williams family also received national attention when ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” selected their family to receive a new home suited for his disability and his son’s spina bifida. In addition, his Greenville Patriots also received a new locker room the process. NFL player Michael Oher, whose story was documented in “The Blind Side,” also served as one of the volunteers to help build the home.
 The 89-min DVD also includes special footage featuring images from Williams’ college days, footage of the 2009 Greenville football team and the “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” segment.
In my opinion:

If you need another inspiring and uplifting movie to watch then you must watch Season of a Lifetime. The title depicts the purpose of the story about a hero named Jeremy Williams. It was a great story about overcoming adversity and working hard. I loved the quote, "Don't you ever give up." That was Jeremy's philosophy and he often told his team those same words. Jeremy was a fighter, winner, hero, man of God and a heart of a champion. He changed a lot of people's lives.What are we known for? Are we striving to do all we can to help build others up? Are we being a good example to those around us?

Also, in his behalf, the community got together to raise money to fight the ALS disease. There were 500 runners and they raised $12,000 to give to Emory clinic's research team. Wow! What a loving community.

I enjoyed watching Season of a Lifetime. I especially loved when Jeremy told his team, "Take what you learn on the field and apply it to your life." We must always do our best and strive to make a difference. I recommend watching this movie because it will motivate you to become better.
Check out the trailer at

There will be TWO winners. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Camp and another winner will receive a copy of Season of a lifetime.
{Please be patient, it is a Rafflecopter giveaway}


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


1 comment:

  1. I'm excited to see you reviewing CAMP! Jacob Roebuck is one of my dearest friends from college days! I love the work he's doing now.
    Tina from


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