Friday, September 5, 2014

Hero DVD Review

ABOUT HERO

A Father’s broken relationship with his family fills him with determination to win back the son he left behind. Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to reconnect both fathers and sons, transforming their town in the process. The story shows how one good man can lead change in his community for the common good.

Here are the actors and actresses in Hero.
Burgess Jenkins
Gregory Alan Williams ,Justin Miles,R. Keith Harris ,Fred Griffith
Mark Joy,Ashlee Payne ,Jim McKeny,Andrea Powell,Nick Edwards
Blaine Goodwin,Walker Anthony,Sam Dubin,Ty Myatt,Kenny Hinkle

MY REVIEW
  Hero by the Advent Film Group is such a wonderful, high quality DVD that it will quickly become your favorite. It is an excellent film to show to your family, youth group or families at church.
  It shows that we all make mistakes and can be forgiven and start again. This DVD shows so many emotions, like anger, fear, loss, longing and the most important forgiveness.  This DVD Hero will pull at your heart strings, but also get you motivated to do the right thing in your family and community.
  The actors and actresses in Hero are all top quality and are excellent in what they do. Most of the scenes are on the baseball diamond, but it really hits home in so many ways.
  In Hero the town finally comes together and the fathers and sons really make it happen. I highly recommend this DVD Hero. It will be a favorite of yours for many years to come.

DVD Hero website

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DVD Review-When Calls the Heart-Second Chances

ABOUT WHEN CALLS THE HEART SECOND CHANCES

With Billy Hamilton now out of the picture, life for Elizabeth is starting to return to normal. Still feeling guilty about being duped by Billy, Elizabeth again tries to apologize to Jack. And while Jack does his best to smooth things over, his clumsy wording only offends Elizabeth, putting Jack back in the doghouse. Elizabeth vents her frustrations to Abigail, who not only lends a caring ear, but also shares a tasty pastry.





Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Word Entertainment
ASIN: B00MEA938Y


MY REVIEW
  When Calls the Heart Second Chances with Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing is another fantastic adventure in the When Calls the Heart series inspired by Janette Oke.
  In this DVD Elizabeth and Jack try to become friends again, Elizabeth tries to help out one of her students who has a reading problem, Abigail wants to open an abandoned cafĂ© and Adam Miller comes home from the hospital, he was the only survivor of the coal mining accident, with only one leg. So you put all of these great plots together and you have one fantastic movie.
  The acting, scenery and talent of this DVD are excellent.
    You have very funny scenes and also scenes that are very serious. It all comes together to form one great DVD. I recommend this DVD When Calls the Heart Second Chances.


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The Confession by Robert Whitlow~A Review~


ABOUT THE CONFESSION
In Holt Douglas's line of work, there's nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt.

Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to excuse their actions. With a confession in his hand, Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow.

But lurking in Holt's past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina, his hoped for fiancé.

When Holt reopens a cold case involving the death of the town's wealthiest businessman-allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest-Holt doesn't believe it was suicide. Instead, he suspects murder.

As he investigates, Holt's own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he's sworn to serve. While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin, it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small southern town has been hiding?


Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401688861
ISBN-13: 978-1401688868


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Whitlow grew up in north Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a BA in history in 1976 and received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. A practicing attorney, he is a partner in a Charlotte, NC law firm. He and his wife Kathy have four children and three grandchildren.
Robert began writing in 1996. His novels are set in the South and include both legal suspense and interesting characterization. It is his desire to write stories that reveal some of the ways God interacts with people in realistic scenerios.



MY REVIEW
   The Confession by Robert Whitlow is an excellent book.  It shows us we can come to conclusions about different things and be totally wrong. We can hold hate or anger in our hearts about something that happened or hold onto anger because you have been wronged, but the only way to live is to have true forgiveness and continue with your life.
  In this book Holt is hiding something, but tries to put it out of his mind. He tries to right the wrong that others  are doing, while he keeps his past secret.
  The Confession is full of mystery, intrigue, suspense and even romance. In this novel there are so many twists and turns that you will be amazed at the outcome of the story. I really love a good suspenseful book and The Confession did not disappoint.  I highly recommend this book. It will be a favorite of yours. Very, very good book.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I receive books free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program/BookLook. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express are my own. This is true of any book I review for any publisher or author; I will not review books where a positive review is required and I will always express my own opinions of each book received and read.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Long Way Off DVD Review

ABOUT A LONG WAY OFF

“A BIBLICAL STORY FOR MODERN AUDIENCES”- Dove
“A Long Way Off”
RELEASING TO DVD August 19th
 BEST PICTURE WINNER- 2014 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER BEST OF SHOW- SEDONA FAITH AND FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

Nashville , Tennessee- A LONG WAY OFF is a spirited, modern day retelling of the classic biblical Story of the Prodigal Son – a story about father-son relationships and about the mercy and forgiveness of both his heavenly Father and his earthly father.  Jake Abraham (JASON BURKEY/October Baby) works for his father (JOHN DIEHL/Stargate), a successful produce farmer in North Carolina.   Jake doesn’t like agri-business very much and he’s desperate to leave for the excitement and faster life of the big city. To his shock and delight, his father suddenly agrees to give Jake his inheritance so he can strike out on his own. Bidding farewell to his dad, his brother, Seth (DAVE BLAMY/Army Wives), their loyal secretary, Mrs. Grey (EDIE MCCLURG/ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/Frozen) and their ranch hand, Jose (ROBERT AMAYA/Courageous), Jake heads to the city where he meets a new friend, Summer (ZOE MYERS/ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) at the local coffee shop. But Jake is all too eager to sow his oats and make his fortune in a series of sharp stock market moves. He soon runs afoul of an opportunistic temptress (JOANNA JOWETT/Destiny Road) and her mysterious boyfriend, Frank (ROBERT DAVI/ License to Kill/Goonies/Diehard), and in the process, loses everything and finds his life on the line.
Written by Jon Macy and co-directed by Michael Davis (Destiny Road) and John Errington (A Box for Rob). Davis also serves as producer; Gerald McGlothlin and Christy McGlothlin are the executive producers for ProdigalFilm LLC. Word Films releases A LONG WAY OFF on DVD and digitally August 19th.  For more information or to see the trailer go to www.alongwayoffthemovie.com.
Synopsis-  Retelling the timeless parable of a father’s unconditional love, tempestuous young Jake tries to escape the duties of the family business by leaving his home and taking his dreams to the big city. Far from the wise words of his father, Abraham, Jake is finally free to live the high life that he’s always wanted, trading the traditional values of his upbringing to revel in every temptation that money can buy. Just when Jake thinks the world is his playground and every day offers another enticing opportunity, he must come face to face with the consequences of the life he’s chosen. Jake must learn that sometimes it takes losing everything to realize/appreciate what he left behind, and if his mistakes can ever outweigh the grace of a father’s forgiveness.


 Actors: Jason Burkey, Robert Davi
Directors: Not Provided
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Word Films
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
Run Time: 100 minutes

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.

MY REVIEW
   A Long Way Off is a fantastic DVD.  It is a modern day story of the prodigal son. I really love this story anyway it is told. Since it is the prodigal son story you know how it ends, but each telling is different.
  The main character Jake thinks he knows it all and wants to be rid of his father and brother and the farm. He wants to have a life of his own. So he leaves for the city and invests in many things and he has it all.  All  of the girls, cars, houses and money anyone could want, until it all comes crashing down.
  Jake has no money, no friends and nothing. He meets someone down and out who works on a farm and he helps Jake to come to the truth that he needs to go home.
   My favorite part of the movie is when Jake goes home and his father meets him on the lane to his farm. It was an emotional part and very tender. Just to see the love and hope born anew.
  I think this modern  version is really incredible. I believe A Long Way Off is a DVD you need to have. I highly recommend it and know you, your family and friends will love it.

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The Good Book DVD ~A Review~

ABOUT THE GOOD BOOK DVD
The Good Book, an evangelistic SILENT feature about a small Bible that is passed along to fourteen strangers, impacting the lives of seven of those individuals. The story is told via dramatic action and dynamic soundtrack. It closes with testimonies from a Bible smuggler and a convicted murderer who received a Bible while in prison.

The Good Book movie is the first evangelical silent feature to be released since sound was added to movies.  It tells the story of a small New Testament that is passed along from individual to individual. These include young and old, rich and poor, blessed and forsaken. For seven of the strangers, it provides hope and meaning when they need it most.


Mainstreet Productions husband and wife team Fred and Sharon Wilharm produced their first faith-based feature in 2000. The Good Book  movie is their fifth. Past movies include Class of 91 and Flowers for Fannie. When he's not making movies, Fred is busy producing commercials, web videos, and music videos. Sharon is the editor/ writer for Faith Flix, a blog focused on faith-based filmmaking.

Read more about this DVD at the Web site.
http://www.goodbookmovie.com/
http://faithflixfilms.wordpress.com/?s=the+good+book
https://www.facebook.com/TheGoodBookMovie

MY REVIEW
  The Good Book is stories about several different people/families. A small Bible travels to each of these people and they are helped by it and then it goes on to someone else. I really liked how the Bible was the main theme of this movie, but I didn’t like how no words were spoken in The Good Book. Some people say you can get more out of something by just watching it , but for me it didn’t work. I must say though the music in the background was very lovely and inspirational.
  It was an enjoyable DVD, but could have been much better with words.  The Good Book has a strong Biblical based story and keeps you entertained.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Holy Ghost DVD ~REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY~

ABOUT THE DVD
Can the Holy Spirit Direct a Movie?

In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net — just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it’s the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

The movie features big names such as Lenny Kravitz, Brain “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vischer, and many more!

Check out the official website here: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holyghostmovie

August 9th ONLY- Invite friends for a one day premiere (a month before DVD release!)
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On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site — HolyGhostMovie.com

MY REVIEW
  This is just an amazing DVD. You will travel all around the world with these fantastic people who love God dearly and let the Holy Ghost direct them where to go. You will really be blown away at how the Holy Ghost shows up and what He does.
  Most people believe that the Holy Ghost is very passive, but that is so far from the truth.
  While watching this DVD I was riveted to my seat and couldn’t take my eyes away. It was so fascinating and breath taking. You will be amazed and encouraged.
  I highly recommend this DVD for you, your friends and church groups. Also one of you my friends will get a copy with this giveaway.


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ONE PERSON WILL WIN A DVD OF THEIR OWN. HERE IS WHAT  YOU DO TO ENTER

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Contest is only open in the U.S. and  CANADA void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org.  ENTRY DEADLINE  September 2, 2014.

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