Category: Movies (7)

Team Edward or Team Jacob? Twilight Eclipse merchandise


"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has opened and here's your guide to must-have merch:

Pucker up with DuWop's Twilight Venom, a shimmering, blood-red lip stain suspended in a super stingy, venom-laced liquid lip conditioner. Get it for $16 at

Create and customize Team Edward or Team Jacob T-shirts, water bottles, dog tags and more. Cross Bella off and add your own name to the "Edward Loves" T-shirt for $20 at


You can get Cullinized with a custom vampire photo manipulation by TwiMom at You provide the photo of yourself and she turns you into a drop-dead gorgeous, golden-eyed vampire for $12. Click here. You must register to be a member of to order.

Get real with a life-sized standup poster of Edward, Jacob and Bella. This Twilight Trio poster is $31.95 from

Get your Bella glow on with Luna Twilight 'Mortal Glow' Blushing Crème for $22 at

Dazzle and sparkle in the sun with the moisturizing Volturi Immortal Liquid Body Shimmer for $19 at

There's something ironic about Twilight Saga Eclipse Adhesive Bandages -- Edward or Jacob -- for $4.99 with free shipping at All Twilight merchandise ships for free.

Let's see how well you know your Twilight trivia with the Eclipse Board Game. Get it for $14 at

BTW, I'm on Team Edward. Which team are you on?

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free movies at Regal Theaters every Tuesday and Wednesday

Enjoy a free G- or PG-rated film at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday through Aug. 11 at Regal Theater's Free Family Film Festival. Some of the films screening: "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Night at the Museum II," "Hotel for Dogs" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" just to name a few. Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis at box offices before the show.

Here's a list of participating South Florida theaters:

Cypress Creek Stadium 16 in Fort Lauderdale
Westfork Stadium 13 in Pembroke Pines
Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX in Sunrise
Oakwood Stadium 18 in Hollywood
Magnolia Stadium 26 in Coral Springs
Royal Palm Stadium 18 in Royal Palm Beach
Southland Mall Stadium 16 in Miami
Kendall Village Stadium 26 in Miami
Movies @ The Falls 12 in Miami

Click here to see what's playing when and where.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (at Macy's)

Macy's is offering a $10 gift card today to anyone who can prove that his or her name is Virginia. The department store is offering the gift in celebration of "Macy's National I Believe Day," and its "Yes, Virginia" holiday special, which airs tonight on CBS.

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CDs, DVDs 50% off at Borders

Just through Monday, April 20, find CDs and DVDs 50 percent off at Borders' clearance sale -- stores only.

In South Florida, there are stores in Boca Raton, Wellington, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Coral Gables.

At 50% off, you can really add to your movie collection or replace scratched CDs.-- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Where to buy Marley & Me DVD


I'm a bad, bad shopper.

I saw the Marley & Me DVD, released Tuesday, at Publix last night and I just added it to my groceries. No comparison shopping.

My fellow shopping blogger Kathy Haines and I were extras in the movie, you see, so it is our first chance to pick out the "background artists." I was anxious also to see the deleted scenes and gag reel. The gag reel is the best, especially a hilarious comment by actress Kathleen Turner, who played the dog trainer in the movie.

So if you're Marley fan (and you should be. After all, the writer of the book John Grogan once was the Sun Sentinel's Palm Beach County columnist), where do you buy the DVD?

Target is the winner so far, with a price of $16.99 for the single disc version. I paid $19.99 at Publix, silly me. Target also has a 2-disc "Bad Dog" version for $22.99 and a Blu-Ray disc package for $26.99.

Wal-Mart prices has an exclusive: the single disc version with a photo book for $19.96, if you're really a Marley fan or you just want photos of Owen Wilson or Jennifer Aniston.

For couch potatoes, there's, which offers the single disc for $16.99 with free shipping.

Incidentally, I'm typing this at the very desk I sit in during the Sun Sentinel newsroom scene. Unfortunately, Owen is no longer sitting next to me. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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The girl in the green scarf frenzy


My sister bought me the Sophie Kinsella series that begins with Confessions of a Shopaholic and she knows me well. Need I say more?

I am a shopaholic. Like Rebecca (Isla Fisher) in the movie, I love the smell of Italian leather, the neat piles of new clothes in stores and the display windows of NYC. Unlike Rebecca, I get scared away by a price tag in triple digits.

The movie is hardly a personal finance lesson. In fact, it has set off a blog craze. Other shopaholics have got to have that green scarf!

(Rebecca must have a green scarf for a magazine job interview but her credit cards are nearly maxed out. She's saved by a man at a hot dog stand who hands her $20 to get rid of her so he can get his lunch. The man turns out to be the interviewing editor.)

Yahoo! Answers says Patricia Field used a sample scarf from Dolce and Gabbana for the movie. Patricia Field
announces hold on, the green scarf is in the making! Film critic Caryn James says the movie makes her want to buy a green scarf: Huffington Post

Do I need a green scarf? Well, St. Patrick's Day is coming up.... -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Confessions of a Shopoholic's free tickets and free shopping trip to New York


The hype is in full gear for the Confessions of a Shopoholic movie at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s best-selling novel and movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic can go to the Blue Martini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4.

If you are among the first 50 women who arrive “dressed to impress,” you can take home a shopping bag filled with prizes. Arrive later? No worry. Everyone will get a complimentary ticket to the Feb. 10 special premiere screening of the movie at Muvico.

And there's more.

Ten lucky women will get $50 gift cards to shop at CityPlace.

If you are deemed the fabulous “fashionista,” you can win the grand prize -- an all-expense paid trip to stay at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City for the ultimate week of shopping.

XOXO -- Shopper Girl

P.S. If only shopping could make us all look like Isla Fisher, left, who plays Becky Bloomwood in the movie.

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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