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Smurfs, The Lost Village (Movie Ticket Giveaway)

I grew up watching Papa Smurf and all the other smurfs on TV. In fact, I still have a collection of rubber Smurf figurines from my childhood. Much has changed since the time of the cartoon characters that I remember. This weekend the Smurfs return to the big screen in a new movie. This weekend marks the opening of the new Smurfs movie, Smurfs The Lost Village. In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette exciting adventure. It becomes a thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest. Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty are off on a journey to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!   A whole new world is now playing the #smurfmovie. Enter to win tickets from #Flyby Click To Tweet   On the website for Smurfs The Lost Village, you will find loads of entertainment. They have created things like coloring sheets, how to draw a Smurf, a smurf quiz, and even some smurfy recipes. A whole new world awaits you and your family at the movies this weekend. To help out I am giving away two free movie tickets right here on my blog. This is a quick entry as time is limited. I want to be sure you have a chance to use these passes from Fandango before time runs out. […]

The Age of Adaline Movie Review

Lionsgate Entertainment production The Age of Adaline movie hits select theaters on April 24th. The Age of Adaline tells the story of a young woman by the name of Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) who miraculously remained 29 years old for almost eight decades. Until a chance encounter with her past threatens to uncover her secret. She falls for philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman). When visiting his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) one weekend her secret is almost exposed. This leaves Adaline to make a decision that will change her life forever. Many women joke around about being 29 again when their birthday rolls around year after year. Adaline however experiences it over and over again as she stays 29 for several decades. The movie, albeit a little far-fetched in concept remained entertaining if for nothing else but Blake Lively’s performance. There were a couple of scenes that tugged at your emotions (no spoiler alerts here sorry). It does have a PG-13 rating for a couple of suggestive comments and a violent car crash. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E. Cummings Click To Tweet The movie starts with Adaline Marie Bowman being ‘born at 12:01 a.m. on January 1st, 1908. She led a normal life until the age of twenty-nine, when something highly unusual occurred… Something almost magical.‘ Through a chain of events she at the age of 29, remains that age for years to come. The viewer is then taken on a historical journey through the decades as Adaline. In order to keep her […]

7 Ways Chivalry Won’t Die

Being an old-fashioned gentleman is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact if every man used a dose every now and then, chivalry won’t die.

A couple weeks ago I took my bride to see ‘Old Fashioned’. While many people flocked to see 50 shades of grey I chose some old fashioned chivalry.

Now I am not a perfect man by any means. I can say that I do try though. Being raised in the south. I would like to think I was raised right. I learned manners and respect at a young age. I watched how my dad treated my mom and how his dad treated his mom.

My heart hurts for those who have no role model worthy to follow.

I am one of those people that says ‘thank you’ when you refill my sweet tea, and yes only sweet tea will do. If you happen to sneeze, automatically you get a ‘God Bless you!’ Not only because it is polite but because I truly pray He will.

When I say ‘ya’ll’ i am being inclusive not ignorant. If I open the door or pull out your chair. It is not because I think you are incapable. It is because I am able and respect you. As a man I will continue to do the same until I am no longer able.

I stopped to pick up some barbecue at my local Sonny’s a few nights ago. As we left the pick up window I opened the truck door for my wife. A middle age colored gentleman stopped me. ‘ Wow that is rare, you make me proud!’ He explained how kids these days have no respect. I politely responded ‘I have opened it for her for the past 12 plus years and will always do the same.’ You see chivalry is not dead, least not yet.