Mitch’s Movie Spotlight: ‘Trinity Goodheart’

Erica Gluck (“The Game” and “Girlfriends”), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Benet, Mark LaMura (“Something Borrowed,” “One Life to Live,” and “As the World Turns”), Jennifer VanHorn (“The Joneses,” “All My Children”), Karen Abercrombie (“Strong Medicine”), and Willie Stratford are the cast of the film “Trinity Goodheart.”

“Trinity Goodheart” is now available in stores and by digital download. The film is a modern parable of lost love and regained family values. A kind-hearted angel leaves a pendent for Trinity Goodheart, 12, a precocious, street-wise young girl, who concludes that her long-lost mother must be in danger and needs her help. Trinity’s subsequent sojourn results in an effort to unite her disjointed family, and in the process, learn about the values of love, faith and forgiveness.

“Trinity Goodheart” premiered on GMC Television last summer and has received 5 out of 5 DOVES from the Dove Foundation. The film also received the Dove “Family Approved” Seal for All Ages. Only 88 minutes long, the film will touch the hearts of watchers as well as enjoyment of the music from some of the best artists in the music industry.

The film is executive produced by Rick Eldridge (“The Ultimate Gift”) and directed by Joanne Hock (“Redneck Roots”), marking her feature film directorial debut.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Review copy supplied by Image Entertainment.

Mitch’s Travel: LXR Resorts & Hotels in Florida offer kid-friendly winter escape

As the chilly weather sets in amid early predictions of a wet and slushy fall/winter season, warm and inviting temperatures await travelers in Florida – where sun-kissed beaches and value-added vacation packages make a winter escape accessible and affordable for everyone.
This year, LXR properties in Florida are giving travelers a reason to ditch their overcoats and enjoy the cold-weather season where the temperature is warm and the sun shines bright with their annual Winter Escape offer, which combines reasonable rates with family-friendly perks from the shores of Miami Beach to the sugary-white sands of Sanibel Island.
Offered at LXR’s Florida properties for travel from Nov. 1, 2011, through April 27, 2012, the Winter Escape offer requires a three-night minimum stay and includes a welcome gift upon check-in as well as a $75 resort credit per room. Travelers who stay four nights or more can enjoy a $100 resort credit. Resort credits can be used towards a variety of resort amenities and activities such as golf, dining, spa treatments, tennis and more. The best part of the offer? Kids 12 years and younger can “stuff their face” with free meals from restaurant children’s menus and buffets, all day, every day during their stay.
Participating LXR Florida properties include:
         Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in the Walt DisneWorld Resort (Orlando) from $99 per night
         Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six (Fort Lauderdale) from $99 per night
         Miami Beach Resort (Miami Beach) from $89 per night
         South Seas Island Resort (Captiva) from $179 per night
         Sundial Beach & Golf Resort (Sanibel Island) from $149 per night
         Sanibel Inn (Sanibel Island) from $149 per night
         Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort (Sanibel Island) from $149 per night
         Seaside Inn (Sanibel Island) from $149 per night
         Song of the Sea (Sanibel Island) from $179 per night
For more information and reservations, call (888) 886-5111 or visit