Walmart and Procter & Gamble have teamed up to bring family movie night’s back to America.  They decided to work together in creating this movie after hearing from families who wanted more quality options to be offered on TV. They have brought in recognizable actors (Barry Bostwick – “Spin City;” Paige Turco – “The Agency;” and Shawn Christian – “Days of our Lives”) along with music producer Randy Jackson (American Idol) to create the soundtrack.

I am one of those families that complete agree!  I hate that nothing good is on TV anymore.  Unless I want to watch NickJr. alllll daaayyyy loonnng (which I do), or I want to rent movies (which are getting expensive). A lot of  the stuff on network TV is cheesy, not well acted or just not family friendly.  It’s frustrating for a parent.

Introducing:  Secrets of the Mountain

Somewhere between the demands of her career, her ex’s wedding and her kids’ busy schedules, Dana James (Paige Turco, The Agency) is noticing her tight-knit family starting to unravel. An unexpected offer to purchase her family’s mountain property sets up a weekend road trip, which she hopes will bring her family back together. But when they arrive, they quickly learn that the mountain is much more than it seems. An ancient secret and a treacherous quest will test the family like never before. It’s an edge-of-the seat thriller that reminds us that when times are tough, families don’t run away from problems – they run back to each other.

Now doesn’t that trailer look exciting??

I was actually invited to New York for the screening of this motion picture.  I was really bummed that I could not go (really really pregnant and all).  But I have heard from the people that went, that the movie is actually quite good.  I know it’s surprising for a “made for TV’ movie, huh? But I am told that it’s adventurous, exciting and emotional.  I showed Anthony the trailer and he was very excited that there was a map!

Check out here what Lori (one of the Walmart 11 Moms) of A Cowboy’s Wife has to say about it (she’s in the video!)

Tune In

April 16th, 2010 at 8/7c on NBC

On April 17th the movie, along with the Randy Jackson produced soundtrack will go on sale at Walmart for only $12.00!  That’s a great value today for a movie and a CD, especially a good one.  You can even pre-order the bundle now at

P&G and Walmart are letting me giveaway one movie/CD combo pack of Secrets of the Mountain to a lucky reader!

First Mandatory Entry

Just leave a comment telling me what things you do to spend quality time as a family.  Are you big movie watchers?  Do you go out to sporting events?  Fishing?  Camping?  What?  I am a firm believer that a family that “plays together, stays together” whether that is playing outside or in.  So tell me what you do!  I can always use some good ideas.

Click Here for some Extra Entries and my Contest Rules

This giveaway will end on Wednesday April 21st at 10pm San Diego time.  Winner will be chosen from all eligible entries by  Winner will be notified by email and have 72 hours to reply and claim their prize.  US Residents only.  Good Luck!

FTC Blah Blah Blah:  I was provided some popcorn and a movie poster to tell you about the movie.  After it airs, I’ll get a copy of the DVD in the mail, too.  I was invited to NYC to preview it but declined to go.  The opinions are always my own…free popcorn or not.