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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Captive DVD (Review and Giveaway)



When was the last time a movie captivated you?  Then maybe you need to watch "Captive".


I can honestly say, this movie did exactly that for me..   Originally, this movie held very little interest for me and it was barely a blip on my radar when it came out in theaters and the reviews weren't so great on it either.  However, once I actually sat and watched this movie, I realized how absolutely slanted those reviews were and that I almost missed out on a REALLY good movie. Be sure to read til the end because I'm going to give one lucky reader their own copy of this movie.



Based on a true story, Captive is the true story of Ashley Smith, a single mother struggling to break free of a drug addition after losing custody of her child.  She is taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive Brian Nichols, a man charged with rape, assault of a prison officer, murder of a judge and of a federal agent. For more than 6 hours, Ashley finds herself locked inside her apartment with Nichols, passing time by reading aloud passages from the book "The Purpose Driven Life", given to her that day by her Narcotics Anonymous sponsor.

Alyssa and I sat down together and watched this movie one night when Charles was still at work and the other two kiddos were in bed.  We both enjoyed it and couldn't stop talking about it and shared our enjoyment with Charles once he got home from work. The movie has many positive messages to be learned, such as how one action, whether it be positive or negative, can affect the actions of others and how God's love is with us, even when we fall so far from his glory.


Both Kate Mara and David Oyelowo deliver stellar performances as Smith and Nichols and the chemistry between them on screen was amazing.  While I'm sure Oyelowo will be remembered more for his performance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, this is without a doubt a spectacular performance from him as he really is a master at portraying emotion on the screen.   Supporting actor Michael Kenneth Williams also shines in the  roll of Lt. John Chestnut, the lead investigator in the search for Nichols.

I highly recommend this movie, even to those who are not Christian, as it's a wonderful story of how one situation can cause someone to do things they normally wouldn't and how kindness can go a long way.  It's also a great display of how the Lord looks out for those who call to him, even when we have fallen so far from  his grace.

Would you like to add this amazing movie to your home movie library?  Well, thanks to Flyby Promotions, one lucky reader will be receiving a copy of this DVD along with the HD Digital copy. Open to residents of US and Canada  that are 18 and older.





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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



About The Movie:

Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful." 

DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse) 

There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life.  Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.  




22 comments:

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    1. I haven't seen it yet but I will eventually.

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  2. I enjoyed watching War Room. It really helped me become more intentional with my prayer time and helped me rethink my prayer time.

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    1. War Room is an excellent movie. It really displays the power of prayer. I still don't understand the focus on the stinky feet though ;)

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    2. Yah I didn't understand why they focused on her stinky feet either. It was a weird part of the movie.

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  3. I just watch DVDs, but have watched Les Miserables twice with my daughter and her college friends. Now she has gathered a group of them to do a Les Mis sing. Can't wait.

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    1. Les Mis is probably one of my favorite musicals ever. If your daughter is watching the Hugh Jackman/Anne Hathaway version, I highly recommend that she watches the Dream Cast Broadway recording - Colm Wilkinson (who plays the Priest in the Jackman version) as Jean Valjean cannot be beat!!

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  4. Probably "Ant-Man." --yes, we are Marvel movie buffs! "But I got the van!"

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    1. LOL Nothing wrong with Ant-man.. Marvel Movies are awesome!!

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  5. The best movie I have seen would be Angel in the Family.

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    1. I can't say I've seen that one.. I will have to look into it :)

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  6. The best movie I have seen is Letters to Juliet.

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    1. Letters to Juliet is really good. Thank you for entering :)

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  7. The best movie that I saw in the past six months was The Kingsman. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. I haven't heard of the Kingsman. I might have to look into that one.

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  8. I saw Rudy the other day but I have seen this movie many times because it is my favorite.

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  9. I saw Rudy the other day but I have seen this movie many times because it is my favorite.

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    1. Rudy is an older movie, right?? If so, that's a great one as well :)

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  10. We watched War Room and loved it! Such a challenging and convicting movie.

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    1. We watched War Room the other day and enjoyed it as well.. Great movie :)

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