FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, the first Official Trailer #FIFTYSHADES

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.


Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.



FIFTY SHADES OF GREY will be in theaters Valentine’s Day 2015!

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay by: Kelly Marcel
Based on the Book by: E L James
Produced by: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti
Executive Producer: Marcus Viscidi

You can watch the first official trailer below, featuring Beyoncé’s rerecorded new version of “Crazy In Love.”.

Warning, this trailer contains some adult content.

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I read the book, and even though it much more “adult” than my usual reads, I loved it, and am looking forward to seeing how this story plays out on screen.

How about you? Did you read the book? Do you think you’ll see the movie?

Trailer Park Tuesday, Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost


Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria (Traisac). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (del Toro).

I’ve been waiting to see footage of this film for what feels like forever! If you know me offline, or have been reading my blog for any real amount of time, then you know Benicio del Toro is my very favorite actor, and has been for over a decade. One might say I’m a tad-bit obsessed. I guess I can live with that. Anyway this teaser looks amazing. The shot where Benicio is giving the look – you “the look” it gives me chills already. I am so looking forward to seeing this movie on the big screen!

How about you? Do you think you’ll be seeing Paradise Lost?

Witches of East End Season One on DVD Review & Giveaway #WitchEEDVD

“Witches of East End” stars Emmy award-winning Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) as Joanna Beauchamp, an ageless mother trying to keep a supernatural secret from her daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum; Step Up) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston; (500) Days of Summer) so they can lead a normal life. But when Joanna’s estranged sister (Mädchen Amick; “Twin Peaks”) arrives to warn her of an evil entity out to destroy them all, Joanna is forced to reveal the truth about her family’s magical legacy. Co-starring Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Eric Winter (“Days of Our Lives”) and Daniel DiTomasso (“Beauty and the Beast”), this powerful and enchanting drama series will cast its spell on you!

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Available now on DVD!
Special Features include:

  • Falling Under Their Spell
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Cat Blooper Reel (my personal favorite)


Even though Witches of East End has a great cast, I was a bit worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the series. I was, and still am a big fan of the series Charmed. I thought for sure I would be consistently comparing the two. Well, I’m almost finished watching season one and am happy to say I was wrong. Witches of East End is a well put together series, and completely stands on it’s own. And, for the record – it’s much darker than Charmed. I’m really enjoying it, and am hoping to complete the first season before the preimere of season two on Lifetime 7/6.

Witches of East End: Season 1 on DVD is available to purchase now on Amazon.

You can also enter win it here on my blog! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. or Canada. No PO boxes. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on July 24th.

Blessed be…. and good luck.

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Trailer Park Tuesday #Boyhood


Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Directer: Richard Linklater

Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith

In theaters: July 11, 2014.

This is such an amazing concept to me. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie. Oh, and I’ll be needing this soundtrack too.

How about you? Any thoughts on Boyhood?

Endless Love girls night & movie giveaway #EndlessLove

Endless Love – When beautiful Jade meets charismatic David, her sheltered world of privilege is turned upside down as the pair’s instant desire sparks a reckless summer love affair. While Jade leaves behind her inhibitions and innocence as she falls for David, he works to prove himself worthy of her love. But when David’s mysterious past and Jade’s overprotective father threaten to tear them apart, their romance will be put to the ultimate test.

Endless Love is avaible to purchase NOW on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD !

The above love story + an evening alone with my girls + the below party pack courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment = one fun girls night viewing party!


I love that my daughter’s are old enough to share in my obsession for movies. Anytime I can get them both to commit to a “movie night” makes me happy. Our most recent “movie night” started with a nice dinner together, followed by painting our nails a romantic pink (included in our party pack). It was so much fun! I had no idea how much laughing can be involved while painting someone’s nails. We then got comfy and indulged in pink cupcakes and strawberries while watching Endless Love on Blu-ray.


We knew we were in for a good “chick-flick”, but the movie was much better than I expected. Exciting and emotional. I don’t want to share any spoilers, but can tell you it’s the perfect choice for any “girls night” in. Especially if the girls staying in to watch are teenagers.

It was a romantic pink covered viewing party for sure. Even our basset hound, Foxy Roxy took part in the evening.


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Trailer Park Tuesday, The Best Of Me #TheBestofMe

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

I am so excited to see this first official trailer!

Director: Michael Hoffman

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Sebastian Arcelus, and Gerald McRaney

In theaters: October 17, 2014

If you follow me on any social media, then you already know that I recently had the honor of visiting the set of “The Best of Me” during their last day of filming in New Orleans. I can’t wait to share all the details of my visit as we get closer to the release date, such as interviews with James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, and Nicholas Sparks.

Did you spot this beautiful plantation in the trailer above?


You can see a few more of my set visit photos on Instagram.

Set visit aside, I absolutely loved this book, and am really looking forward to seeing it play out on screen.

How about you? Did you read “The Best Of Me” by Nicholas Sparks? Are you planning to see the movie?

I am working with Relativity Media, and Big Honcho Media on promotion of this film. Travel, food and lodging were provided in exchange for my coverage. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.