Paul, Apostle of Christ Film

I am SO excited to go see this movie! If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can view it below!

This movie is about Paul, you follow his story from when Luke risks his life to visit him in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. During this time Paul writes many letters that were absolutely vital to spreading Christianity and you can find those in the New Testament today. Despite everything Paul faced he continued to share the Jesus’ message of love, redemption and forgiveness.

The creators of this movie strived to remain accurate to what the bible reads, they used scripture as reference. This film is rated PG-13 (there is some violent content and disturbing images) and will be available in theaters nationwide this Friday, March 23!

As you can see from the trailer above, this film is visually stunning. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to watch such an amazing film! You can learn more about the film HERE on their website, there you will find packets for guided discussions and leader packs as well as some other fun downloads. HERE you can find out where the movie is playing in your area as well as purchase your tickets in advance! Something really neat is that on their site you can listen to the different letters that Paul wrote, you can find those HERE.

If you have the opportunity to go see this movie let me know what you think of it in the comment section below! I can’t wait to share what I think!

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC, Collide Media Group and Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. for providing tickets to see this movie on its release in exchange for this promotional post.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Family Movie Night with Hotel Transylvania 2

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Family Movie Nightwith Hotel Transylvania 2

Our family really enjoys having movie nights, we have started making Friday nights our official family movie night. We make fun finger foods or pizza, gather around the living room and watch a great new family movie. This past weekend we watched Hotel Transylvania 2! This is such a cute movie, all of us (young and “old”) had a good laugh watching the antics of Dracula and his friends.

Before our movie night began we ran to Walmart to purchase our movie, we also picked up a 6-pack of Coca-Cola, Orville Redenbacher 6 pack Movie Theater Popcorn, these adorable containers of M&M’S® Chocolate Candies (we made a skillet cookie with these, you’ll find the recipe at the end of this post) and of course, our movie! Walmart has a great display for Hotel Transylvania 2, you can buy it in a few different formats.

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Our snacks and drinks were in various other places throughout the store, the M&M’S® Chocolate Candies were the last item we picked up – conveniently located at the cash register!

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I mixed and baked our M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Skillet Cookie and prepared the popcorn and we were ready to watch our new movie! It doesn’t take much to have a fun family movie night. You just need a few simple snacks, some yummy beverages and a great movie – and the best part? Quality time with your significant other and children!

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Don’t forget to purchase your M&M’S® Chocolate Candies so you can make this super yummy skillet cookie for your movie night!

M&M'S® Chocolate Candies Skillet Cookie
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (+1-2 Tbsp for greasing skillet)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 (3.5oz) containers of M&M'S® Chocolate Candies, divided
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with 1-2 Tbsp butter. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine your flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl (I use my stand mixer so I use the bowl attachment for that) combine brown sugar, white sugar, butter and peanut butter. Blend 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg to wet mixture until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients (low speed) until just combined - don't over mix!
  5. Stir in 1 full container (3.5oz) of M&M'S® Chocolate Candies, then ½ of the second container. Set the remaining ½ of the second container aside. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  6. Scrape cookie dough into your greased skillet and top with remaining M&M'S® Chocolate Candies. Bake for 25-30 minutes until it achieves a golden brown color. The edges should be nice and crisp and the center soft and cooked through.
  7. Allow to cool for 15 minutes and serve warm. Enjoy!
Have your own family movie night, we highly recommend Hotel Transylvania 2. You can find some more great ideas for your movie night HERE, and purchase all four participating products you’ve seen in the above photos at Walmart between 12/22/15 and 2/2/16. Submit a photo of your receipt displaying all four products to uploadreceipt.com/movienight to receive a $10 Vudo movie code* by email! *While supplies last. Limit 1 per person.

What’s your favorite meal or snack to make on movie nights with your family? Share them by commenting below! I’d love to hear from you!

 

The Identical Review and Giveaway!

 

I was so excited to have the opportunity to review this movie, J and I love movies that are family friendly enough to watch with or without our children. Little eyes and ears are ALWAYS watching and listening so we have to be super careful about the media we bring into our home. Not only that, but watching movies that are pleasing to the Lord not only make our Father happy, but US happy!

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The Identical is a story about redemption, you follow the life of a young man, the son of a preacher, who wants to please his father but doesn’t want to follow the dreams his father has set for him. Instead, he embarks on his dream to be a rock singer. During his journey he finds out a secret about his birth and discovers who he really is. You’ll recognize some pretty amazing actors/actresses in this movie as well!

J and I really enjoyed this movie and I can’t wait for YOU to have the opportunity to watch as well! You can enter to win a copy of your own, woohoo! If you don’t win, this movie is being released on DVD and BluRay tomorrow, January 13, 2015. You can purchase it HERE.  To be eligible win a copy of this DVD, you just have to fill out the entries in the widget below! Good luck! This giveaway ends Monday, January 21st at 9am!

The Identical Movie Giveaway

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.