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Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on November 25th, 2011

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. JoAnne Hudy
    12/15/2011 @ 2:39 am

    My boyfriend gave me, for Christmas, an engagement ring with diamonds forming a heart. It was SO romantic and very very special.

  2. j m
    12/16/2011 @ 5:35 pm


  3. judee
    12/17/2011 @ 12:31 am

    pair of waterford champagne toasting glasses

  4. ian
    12/17/2011 @ 12:32 am

    engraved money clip

  5. Pamalot
    12/18/2011 @ 5:16 am

    Hubby made me free coupons that he would wash dishes, give back rubs, etc. My fave one of ALL…anything I want…lol.
    loved them all.

  6. justin castillo
    12/19/2011 @ 6:42 am

    outdoor houseplants

  7. Jennifer Moroz
    12/21/2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Diamond and blue sapphire tennis bracelet!

  8. Zach
    12/25/2011 @ 6:12 am

    A trip to the Caribbean

  9. Piero G.
    12/25/2011 @ 10:37 am

    The most romantic gift my wife ever gave me was a stuffed bunny on Christmas Eve 1977 when she told me she was pregnant with our first child. Our daughter is now married, and most recently she gave birth to our first grandchild, a healthy baby boy.

  10. Lynda Larsen-Baldry
    12/25/2011 @ 12:35 pm

    The most romantic holiday gift ever was from my husband and it was a pearl and gold bracelet. I love it and wear it whenever I can as it is beautiful.

  11. Lora Thompson
    12/25/2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Just today I received a beautiful necklace with my birthstone (Aquamarine) – it’s on a beautiful chain – just lovely! Thank-you to my wonderful Husband on this Merry Christmas day!

  12. Marc-Andre Taillefer
    12/25/2011 @ 8:15 pm

    A trip to the Caribbean

  13. kelly
    12/26/2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Most would be that our daughter was born 17 yrs ago on Valentines day and he bought me a red silk nightgown to wear in hospital

  14. Patty B
    12/27/2011 @ 11:55 am

    My husband proposed on Christmas Eve 10 years ago and gave me the most wonderful diamond ring!

  15. Eve S
    12/30/2011 @ 11:05 am

    My fiance at the time painted a wonderful portrait from a picture of us at the beach. It was awesome and romantic.

  16. joni
    12/30/2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Any Christmas or New Years at our lake house is so serene and romantic.

  17. Deb Philippon
    12/30/2011 @ 9:59 pm

    A yoghurt maker. Not romantic, but he went to over 10 stores to find it.

  18. Evan
    12/31/2011 @ 6:46 am

    A gift pack which included a card, chocolates, shirt, stuffed animal, and music gift card. It was very much appreciated and heartfelt.

  19. manda
    12/31/2011 @ 3:12 pm

    A huge heart shaped balloon on Valentine’s Day.

  20. Rick
    12/31/2011 @ 4:53 pm

    A weekend in Montreal at a boutique hotel, it was great.

  21. Shirley
    12/31/2011 @ 5:08 pm

    My husband (then boyfriend) gave me a very plush bathrobe with tickets to see Miss Saigon in the pocket……loved the show!!

  22. loridee
    12/31/2011 @ 6:26 pm

    my husband taking me to Italy on our 23rd anniversary – he didn’t want to wait until our 25th – what a wonderful surprise trip!

  23. Ron Miller
    12/31/2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Hawaii for our 25th

  24. Judy Williams
    12/31/2011 @ 8:29 pm

    50 pounds of lobster tails that were in our freezer – not seeing a present under the tree, I was wondering what happened when my husband handed me a romantic clue to a scavenger hunt which led to many romantic spots before I eventually found them. What a great Christmas!

  25. Carrie Conley
    01/01/2012 @ 7:41 am

    Engagement ring…

  26. DaveO
    01/01/2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Vegas trip, but I can’t tell you the details here đŸ™‚

  27. Debbie
    01/01/2012 @ 3:03 pm

    an engagement ring

  28. Julie Knapp
    01/01/2012 @ 10:08 pm

    My favourite Holiday is Canada Day and always has been. We have a big party every year. 2 Years ago I got the best present ever when my now husband proposed. As we were watching the Fireworks he said “you are so special I’ll get you fireworks every year on this day lol”

  29. Deb Philippon
    01/03/2012 @ 10:59 am

    A new ring to replace my stolen engagement ring