Saturday, December 18, 2021

MOVIE REVIEW: American Underdog (Based on Rams Quarterback Kurt Warner)


AMERICAN UNDERDOG tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. The film centers on Warner's unique story, including years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player. But, just when his dreams seemed out of reach, it was the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that helped Warner persevere and reach his goals.

MY THOUGHTS: To be honest, I am not a huge fan of football. However, that didn't affect my opinions of this family-friendly film at all. It kept my interest and was worth the watch. It wasn't really about football, but more about a young man who persevered through challenges and showed the world how anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination. In that regard, I give it a thumbs up.

American Underdog will be in theaters on Christmas Day!


GIVEAWAY: Two (2) Fandango ticket codes to see American Underdog in theaters. To enter, you can comment on this blog post, making sure I have your contact information (you can e-mail it to me if you prefer). You can also comment on or LIKE the post on our Facebook page, or even send me a private message. There is a very short time-frame for entries this time. All entries must be received by Monday, December 20, 2021, at 12:00 Noon Central Time when a random drawing will be held. Limited to U.S. winners only. The winner will be notified by e-mail or Facebook Messenger.

Many thanks to Kingdom Story Company for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


Saturday, December 11, 2021

FILM CAMPAIGN: "David" by Sunrise Productions

 SUNRISE PRODUCTIONS is raising money to fund a new animated feature film about the David of the Bible! Think of how The Chosen was started - through a crowdfunding campaign. Now, there is an opportunity for you to help the rise of this new animated film about David - one that is believed to become the most-viewed animated film of all time by telling the story of David as you’ve never seen it before. 

David’s life was defined by his courage, faith and his love for God, along with his relatable humanity. As a shepherd, a poet, a warrior, and a king, he is one of the most inspiring characters in human history with an incredible "underdog" story. I'm sure everyone is familiar with how this shepherd boy took on a giant and won with God's help. But, his story is much more than that. David's life is a God-given story that can inspire us all to live more courageously, and love more generously. 

Here is a 5-minute demo of the film:


If interested in knowing more, check out this short introduction of the film below. From what I hear, the film includes the humor, music, and adventure of Tangled, paired with the biblical authenticity of The Prince of Egypt. It will be distributed by ANGEL STUDIOS, the same studio behind the success of The Chosen


I am looking forward to seeing this film. It looks fun and interesting and, as long as it is truly biblically accurate, I can see it becoming an impactful film for children of all ages, as well as inspiring to all who watch it.


GIVEAWAY:  One (1) autographed copy of the book, The Viiith (8th) Son, by Phil Cunningham, which was the inspiration for DAVID. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your e-mail address, or on the post on our FACEBOOK PAGE, or send me a private E-MAIL or a private message on Facebook with your contact information. Entries must be received by Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Central Time. A random drawing will be held and the winner will be contacted. You will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Limited to USA residents only.

WINNER:  Daneille S.

Many thanks to Sunrise Animation Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

FREE eBOOK: "25 Days of Christmas" by Arlene Pellicane of The Happy Home Podcast

Twenty-five days, starting on December 1st and ending on Christmas day - here's a FREE eBook download for busy moms (or anyone, really) who are interested in some practical activities to do with their families this Christmas season. 

The "25 Days of Christmas" devotional and activity eBook includes 10 devotionals (5 for Mom, and 5 for the kids), 10 fun family activities, and 5 easy ways to serve. I really like the ideas on ways to serve, (which can really be done as a family OR individually). The book includes ideas for serving family & friends, teachers, neighbors, and your community. 

NOTE:  Even though there are days of the month listed on each page, the activities in this eBook do not need to be done on any specific day, or in any certain order - unless you choose to do it that way. Just download it and have fun!  It is a practical guide of meaningful opportunities that families can use to connect with each other and celebrate Jesus together.

Begin creating special memories with your family today by downloading and reading through Arlene Pellicane’s “25 Days of Christmas” ebook. Its FREE, so why not? 

While you're at it, you can also check out The Happy Home Podcast on the AccessMore podcast network.

Many thanks to AccessMore for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.