MMT Pick of the Week: ’23 Blast’

23 Blast (photo: Ocean Avenue Entertainment)

Happy Wednesday MMT Family!  Well, I am still woman down with this latest MS episode and haven’t been able to get to many of the movies I’ve wanted to see recently.  I did manage to see Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Beyond The Lights” last night. Can you believe the screening was near my home? God  really worked that one in my favor!  And by the way, here’s me looking out for you – the MMT giveaway for an advanced screening of “Beyond The Lights” will post tomorrow, so be ready!  Anyway, another film that I am really excited to see is Ocean Avenue Entertainment’s 23 Blast, which depicts the true story of blind football player Travis Freeman (see below synopsis).

23 Blast opened on October 24 across the United States, and from what I’ve read it has garnered enthusiastic reactions from moviegoers. The 2013 Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winner is this week’s pick because of its feel-good, inspirational, and family themes. Don’t believe me, just check out the below trailer. And for my fellow The Guiding Light fans – shout out to my friend and fellow writer LeAnne Lindsay of Tinsel & Tine – Reva Shayne Lewis aka Kim Zimmer stars as Mary Freeman, Travis’ mom! 😉

For more information about 23 Blast and theater listings visit: For my local MMT followers, 23 Blast is playing at AMC Franklin Mills, Plymouth Meeting, Neshaminy, Cherry Hill (Loews), AMC 309, Regal Warrington, Burlington and Regal Oaks Stadium.

Alright family, don’t forget about the next giveaway and leave a comment for me if you go to see 23 Blast!

Until next thought, Thomasena

23 Blast synopsis

23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.


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