GIVEAWAY: ‘Baggage Claim’ DVDs and a special Grand Prize!


Well Happy Valentine’s again MMT Family!  I’ve got a special romantic-themed giveaway for you all this evening!  MMT has partnered with Allied-THA to give away five BAGGAGE CLAIM DVDs courtesy of the Fox Searchlight film.  In addition, we will give away a grand prize of one Maxlite 2 Duffel Bag, by Travelpro“the luggage choice of flight crews and frequent travelers,” which can be used to pack for those romantic get-aways or go on trips to search like the main character Montana in the film!

Want to put your name in the hat?  Make sure you’re signed up to follow this website and send an email to with the subject line “Baggage Claim Giveaway” and your full name & address in the body. Winners will be notified by next Tuesday evening.

You can check out the MMT review of “Baggage Claim” here and see the below synopsis of the film. Alright good luck family!

Until next thought, Thomasena

Baggage Claim synopsis

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.

GIVEAWAY: win passes to screen ‘Best Man Holiday’ (Philly, PA)


Hey MMT Family!  This is our 100th post and we’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY! If you’re following the Facebook page, you knew to look out for this one! MusicMoviesThoughts has partnered with Allied-THA to giveaway passes for a screening of Universal Pictures’ Best Man Holiday the long-awaited sequel to Malcolm D. Lee’s 1999 directorial début “The Best Man.”  The entire main cast has returned for the sequel also written and directed by Lee.  I screened the movie earlier this week, and I’ll give my review next Friday but trust me you don’t want to miss this one!

The screening will take place next Wednesday night in Philadelphia.  In order to put your name in the hat, make sure you’re following this site or our Facebook page and send an email to with your full name and the subject line “Best Man.”   Winners will be announced by next Monday.

You can read a synopsis about the film and watch a trailer below, or get additional info at the official website here.  “Best Man Holiday” opens in theaters nationwide on November 15.

Alright family, good luck!  Until next thought, Thomasena

Best Man Holiday synopsis

After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television’s Private Practice), Nia Long (Soul Food), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy.  When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel to his directorial début.  Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) will produce alongside Lee for The Sean Daniel Company.

Happy 2nd Anniversary MusicMoviesThoughts!

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Guess what MMT family?  The site is two years old today!  I am so elated, for several reasons. First, I am still coming down off my birthday celebration high from last week (and yes, I saw that staff takeover post!).  Next, I remember typing out my wish list last year this time, which included increased celebrity interviews and giveaways.  Since that time, I’ve been able to do awesome movie screening giveaways, including passes to this summer’s hottest movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” And speaking of The Butler, I’ve not only interviewed director Lee Daniels, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Yaya Alafia, but a host of directors, producers, actors and singers; including history maker Ava Duvernay (Middle of Nowhere), Academy award hopeful director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), and my favorite solo interview to date, the legendary actor/director Charles Dutton (The Obama Effect).

We’ve also given away great DVD’s and movie soundtracks to many of the 1,055 plus followers the site has amassed, and we’ve created a new Facebook page to interact with our fan base.  I am on cloud nine thinking about what has happened, and can’t write out this year’s wish list fast enough!

I want to take time again this year to thank several persons who have invested time and support of the site.  I am very thankful to Allied-THA for their continued support in partnering with the MMT site for movie screenings.  I also want to thank our new photography partner, the talented Monica Lyons, and her company Sista Pics (check out the Lee Daniels’ The Butler Philly premiere, Yaya Alafia and Yusuf Muhammad posts for examples of her greatness!).  I want to also extend a thank you to Michael Tozzi and, LaVern Cameron, Rel Dowdell, Nakia Stokes, Mike D. and the Reelblack family, LeAnne Lindsay, and Pat Garcia for the support they’ve extended. Heads up MMT family, you will want to remember the name LaVern Cameron because her book, Ascent From Obscurity, is soon to be released and it is a powerful read.  You might also recognize the name of the editor (hint, hint) but more on that later!

Lastly, I want to say thank you to each subscriber of MMT, the Facebook page, and those who follow the blog via Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.  Because I value your opinion, I am asking each of you to take a brief minute and share your feedback, thoughts, etc. about this site on the attached contact form.  I am really interested and look forward to receiving your input to help with the wish list for this year. 🙂

Thanks again family!  Until next thought, Thomasena

Thomasena sings her 40th tune with a DVD giveaway!

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Pssst!  While she’s focused on other things, MMT staffers are taking over the site to let you guys know that Thomasena is celebrating her 40th birthday this Wednesday, August 28!  She’s busy planning a karaoke celebration and enjoying her vacation, but has posted a birthday giveaway on the new MMT Facebook page in honor of one of her fave artists, the late Michael Jackson, whose birthday is August 29.  One lucky MMT subscriber will win Michael Jackson’s “This is It” DVD by sending an email with the subject line “Happy Birthday” to  The winner will be selected this Thursday.

Alright we’ve spilled enough beans, so we’re out.  By the way, here’s one more “oldie but goody” photo that we’re just dying to share, LOL!

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We’re sure Thomasena will share a thought when she’s back from vacation, which may or may not work in our favor, but in the meantime you can help us curry favor by wishing her a happy birthday!

Until next takeover, the MMT staffers 🙂

HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY MusicMoviesThoughts!

Hey there Music Movies family! Can you believe that Tuesday, September 4th will mark the 1st year anniversary for this site? That went really quick! I have been extremely blessed in the past few months, having interviewed amazing talents like Glenn Lewis, Y’anna Crawley, and Tamika Patton, as well as co-sponsoring two major movie screening giveaways. I can’t wait to see what the next year holds, can you?

Please allow me to publicly thank a few of my dream champions and great supports – Nakia Stokes, Mike Dennis and Reelblack Presents, Janice Bowmer, LaVern Cameron, Tomeka Farrar, LeTonya Clark, and last but certainly not least Mr. Christopher Weaver, thanks so much for your contribution brother and I love you MUAH!

I sincerely appreciate all of the support and wonderful comments many of you have shared, and I look forward to blessing you all with entertainment updates, movie screenings, and celebrity interviews in the next year.

Thanks again and have a safe and blessed Labor Day holiday!

Until next thought, Thomasena

PS – click the link below for a throwback memory…couldn’t help this one Meka 😉

The Flintstones “The Hot Piano” episode excerpt (1961 copyright Hanna-Barbera Productions):