Monday, March 18, 2019

March Releases from Mill Creek Entertainment Include Many Wonderful Heartwarming Dramas and Even a Few American and Spaghetti Westerns (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I just shared a post featuring February releases from Mill Creek Entertainment, and now I want to take some time to showcase new releases for March.  With Easter fast approaching, Mill Creek Entertainment recently released a handful of religious films for families to enjoy, like Ancient Secrets of the Bible – The Complete Series and Miracles – The Power of Faith.  In addition to these faith-based films, Mill Creek Entertainment also released some great both American and spaghetti westerns, for fans of Westerns including my personal favorite, "The Roy Rogers: Happy Trails Collection" which features 20 feature films from the King of the Cowboys!.  If these movies weren't enough, Mill Creek Entertainment is also bringing a wonderful selection of heartwarming dramas, which the whole family can enjoy. If you are a dog lover, like my whole family is, then your heart will melt instantly when you see the cover art for such movies as "Guard Dog," "Footprints" and "Friends for Life," which all feature dogs in their films.

The folks at Mill Creek Entertainment recently sent me a box filled with many of their new March releases for me to enjoy with my family, and share with you.  Here are just some of the movies we have viewed recently, and love from Mill Creek Entertainment.

"Footprints is based on the true story of a man who finds the healing power of love only after he lost everything he had valued and given up, a story of a dog who learned to trust and serve only after she’d been abused and discarded as worthless, and a journey the two of them took that neither knew would bring them together, and heal them.
Friends for Life is a story that will touch your heart. Big city attorney Jim Crawford had won most of the battles in his life, but he couldn’t win the battle against his wife’s illness. Devastated and alone, he is left to face a lonely future. But suddenly, an unexpected twist of fate (or perhaps even an angel) leads Jim to discover four orphaned wolf pups who face certain death unless he takes them in. 
Check out the clip to Footprints and Friends for Life."
My Thoughts:
I shared reviews of these movies in the past.  You can search my blog for the reviews.  I just wanted to make you aware that these two movies, which are family favorites in my house, are now available as a combo pack on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital.  Dog lovers will go crazy for this new release, featuring two wonderful faith-based films, perfect for sharing during an upcoming family movie night.

"Roy Rogers and Dale Evans take you on a trip down memory lane, as they host King of the Cowboys, an exclusive collection of the best Roy Roger's movies, authorized by the Roy Rogers Estate. Each movie is introduced by Roy and Dale in a special feature, Happy Trails Theater, and are joined by a host of your favorite western stars, including Gene Autry, Iron Eyes Cody, Pat Brady, Ruth Terry, Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr., Pat Butram and more! So saddle up with Roy, Dale, Trigger, Bullet and the rest of the gang for hours of wholesome, western family entertainment. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
My father is a huge Roy Rogers fans, and turned me on to this King of Cowboys as a child.  When he would get home from work, he would turn on the television and watch old Roy Rogers shows and movies, and I would sit with him, just to enjoy quality time together. My father would talk all about Roy Rogers and his favorite movies featuring this iconic cowboy.  I found myself becoming a fan, and was excited to learn about this 20 feature film collection being released from Mill Creek Entertainment, as I knew just who to share the DVD with.  
I haven't seen my father yet to watch a few of these movies with, in person. But, we have been talking on the phone about them, and I can't wait to see my parents for Easter, so that we can finally watch a few Roy Rogers films together.

"Sarah thinks she is beyond redemption and unworthy of love and is sent away from the house that defined her horrors to a place where she is not the only victim, or the only one fighting to get her life back, a ranch called Unbridled. At Unbridled, Sarah meets Dreamer, a horse who has also suffered abuse, a horse who no longer trusts humans... That is, until he meets his girl, Sarah. Together, Sarah and Dreamer walk a difficult road and learn that family doesn’t just happen, it’s made with hard work. They face many hardships and overcome terrifying obstacles, but in the end, Sarah experiences redemption and learns that love is the most powerful thing on earth. Together, they all learn to live Unbridled. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
Horse lovers will love "Unbridled" about a girl and horse. Their unlikely bond is strengthened as the movie progresses, and you can't help but have a spot in your heart for this abused horse and Sarah who just needs to be loved and feel love.  Together Sarah and Dreamer overcome difficult pasts to come out on the other side, stronger and with a bond that can't be broken.  This movie does a great job in reminding viewers that family is not just "blood-related."  Also, when you think you have hit rock bottom and can't come back, you definitely can, if you have the love and support of those around you, as well as hope and love for yourself.  I highly recommend this movie, which will pull at your heartstrings, while also making you appreciate the people (and animals) you surround yourself with.

"When high school senior Brad Lee disappears the night of his graduation ceremony, his girlfriend is forced to question everything she thought she knew about him and their relationship, as well as her own faith, in hopes of finding him. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
This movie, while it has faith-based undertones, can be enjoyed by tween/teens, and older adults.  It is one of those dramas that draws you in from the start and has you watching right up until the very end, as you hope for a happily ever after.  Unfortunately this movie doesn't have a happy ending, but it does have some positive messages that are shared and that your kids will pick up on, including, making sure you don't lose yourself with a relationship and not to abandon your faith or your beliefs.  
As you can see in the trailer, when you click the "Check out this clip" above, you will see Lil's boyfriend Brad goes missing.  The search for him takes a toll on Lil and she finds herself sinking into a depression, losing and questioning her faith, and turning her back on family and friends.  This is not your average teen romance/drama movie, and really does a great job at peeling back layers of the two main characters, Brad and Lil, as the search for Brad plays out.  I really enjoyed this movie, which is based on a book, and highly recommend it to families with children ages 12+, who are looking for a compelling drama to share for a family movie night, and have a thought-provoking conversation after about the powerful lessons shared throughout the movie.

Nine year-old Chance Watson is lying, cheating, stealing, and flunking out of school. Then, one night, a wonderful, magical sheepdog appears and promises to make his dreams come true, if he can follow “The Rules.” Soon, with the help of his talking, sometimes invisible dog, Chance has changed his life and the lives of many of the students at his school. But there are those who are out to stop him and prove his furry friend is not real, but only a figment his imagination! Even Chance begins to wonder: is he crazy? Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
My oldest daughter is infatuated with dogs.  She not only wears clothing every day that has dog prints of some sort on them, but she can't help but pick up books to read, or movies to watch, that are all about dogs.  So, when she saw this movie arrive in the mail the other day, she couldn't wait to watch it.  She ended up taking the movie in the car to watch on the way to a homeschool class, and was glad that she did, as she really enjoyed the movie.
This Dove-Approved movie, is a faith-based film, that kids of all ages will enjoy.  When you think of miracles from Heaven, I doubt you think of dogs.  But, this is what this cute family-friendly film is a about.  Chance's stuffed animal dog comes to life to share the Ten commandments with him, as a way to help this 9-year old boy turn his life around.  He is going down the wrong path by lying, stealing and doing poorly in school.  It isn't until his "Guard Dog" appears one night and promises to make his dreams come true.  But, there is one catch..he has to follow "The Rules" of the Ten commandments.  
Children both young and old will enjoy this movie, which shared the commandments in an easy to understand way, as it shares this cute story.  Both of my girls really enjoyed the story and hoped the oh so cue sheepdog who appears to Chance will help turn his bad behavior around.  There are heartfelt moments throughout the film, as well as moments that will have you laughing and smiling.  And, once the movie ends, you will walk away happy that you watched this movie, and wanting to see it again.
With Easter fast approaching, why not consider picking up a few of these new March releases from Mill Creek Entertainment to add to your child's Easter baskets, or pick up and share when the whole family comes together for Easter dinner.  I, for one, love giving movies as gift to my kids as I know they will enjoy watching them at home, and on the go, and that they are something they can enjoy time and again.  To learn more about these and other wonderful family-friendly releases available now from Mill Creek Entertainment, head on over to

Disclosure:  I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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