Monday, May 22, 2017

VOTE for Your Favorite ACTOR and ACTRESS from a TV MOVIE!!!

Today at *It's a Wonderful Movie* -

for Your Favorites in the
ACTOR and ACTRESS category!

See the NOMINEES Below!

Fifth & Sixth POLLs....

Please see the complete list of Actor & Actress Nominees from the 2016 TV Movie Season, listed & pictured in alphabetical order below! Choose which ones were your favorites and then Vote by taking the Poll listed in the right column of this blog. (Be sure to click the word Vote - after you have checked all of your favorites! 1 voting process please - per person!)

POLL #5:
Favorite ACTOR TV Movie Nominees from 2016:

(You may Vote for ALL of Your Favorites - in the Poll listed in the right column of this web-site.)

1. Yannick Bisson - An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: The Julius House

2. Marc Blucas - The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Operation Christmas

3. Wes Brown - Christmas Cookies

4. Lucas Bryant - Tulips in Spring, Summer Love

5. Dean Cain - Broadcasting Christmas, God's Not Dead

6. Bobby Campo - My Christmas Love

7. Brennan Elliott - Love You Like Christmas, Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's the Word, Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud, and Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted

8. Mike Faiola - Love Always, Santa

9. Paul Greene - Anything for Love, A Wish for Christmas

10. Daniel Lissing - A December Bride, When Calls the Heart: Christmas

11. Eric Mabius - Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You

12. Casey Manderson - Season's Greetings

13. Cameron Mathison - Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery, Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe, A Christmas to Remember

14. Niall Matter - Stop the Wedding!, Finding Father Christmas, Falling for Christmas

15. Diogo Morgado - Love Finds You in Valentine

16. Kristoffer Polaha - Dater's Handbook, Hearts of Christmas

17. Sascha Radetsky - A Nutcracker Christmas

18. John Reardon - Love on the Sidelines, I'll Be Home For Christmas

19. Jack Wagner - The Wedding March, When Calls the Heart: Christmas

20. Victor Webster - Summer Villa

POLL #6:
Favorite ACTRESS TV Movie Nominees from 2016:

(You may Vote for ALL of Your Favorites - in the Poll listed in the right column of this web-site.)

1. Amy Acker - A Nutcracker Christmas

2. Kristin Booth - Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You

3. Rachel Boston - Stop the Wedding

4. Laura Bell Bundy - Season's Greetings

5. Candace Cameron Bure - An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: The Julius House, Journey Back to Christmas

6. Hilarie Burton - Summer Villa

7. Fiona Gubelmann - Tulips in Spring

8. Meredith Hagner - My Christmas Love

9. Melissa Joan Hart - Broadcasting Christmas

10. Erin Krakow - Finding Father Christmas, When Calls the Heart: Christmas

11. Lori Loughlin - Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders, Every Christmas Has a Story, When Calls the Heart: Christmas

12. Marguerit Moreau - Love Always, Santa

13. Autumn Reeser - Valentine Ever After

14. Brooke Shields - Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's the Word, Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud, and Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted

15. Bonnie Somerville - Love You Like Christmas

16. Mira Sorvino - A Christmas to Remember

17. Alison Sweeney - Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery, Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe, The Irresistible Blueberry Farm

18. Emilie Ullerup - Hearts of Christmas

19. Jill Wagner - Christmas Cookies

20. Alicia Witt - Christmas List

Congratulations to ALL of the Nominees above and
the Networks -
who aired ALL of these Wonderful Movies on TV!

Please VOTE in the Poll on the right and Stay Tuned for the RESULTS! This Voting will be extended due to the Memorial Day Holiday! Polls open May 22, 2017 and this poll will end June 5, 2017. The Ultimate Winners of these polls will remain a Mystery until all the final results are given at the end!

Thank You to ALL of you who have patiently waited for the *It's a Wonderful Movie* Polls to continue! I so appreciate your support, enthusiasm, and dedication to this web-site, and thank you all for taking the time to Vote for your favorite ACTOR and ACTRESS!

Blessings to you all, Net

Please Note: There will NOT be any Monetary or Physical Award given out.
This is simply our way of honoring our Favorite TV Movies... Thank You!


Hallmark Press Release...







From Emmy Award ® Winner Phoef Sutton

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh, and Wendie Malick
images via: Hallmark Crown Media

STUDIO CITY, CA – May 15, 2017 – Production has begun on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “Darrow & Darrow,” starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“Father of the Bride”), Tom Cavanagh (“The Flash,” “Ed”) and Wendie Malick (“Hot in Cleveland,” “Just Shoot Me”). From Emmy Award ® winner Phoef Sutton, whose credits include “Boston Legal” and “Cheers,” shooting is taking place in and around Vancouver, B.C.

“Darrow & Darrow” follows the life of Claire Darrow (Williams-Paisley), an idealistic lawyer who fights for what's right, regardless of whether it makes her a dime. Kay (Malick) is her estranged mother, who suddenly reenters the picture after losing her job at a New York law firm after taking the fall for an insider trading scandal. The pair clashes on nearly everything, especially on the best way to raise Claire’s daughter, Louise (Lilah Fitzgerald), a bright 12-year-old with an older soul. Further complicating Claire’s life is Miles Strasburg (Cavanagh), the A.D.A. While he’s her adversary in the courtroom, outside of court Miles tries to make a case for taking their professional relationship to a more personal level.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Phoef Sutton, who has one of the most unique voices in television and proven track record for creating extraordinary, multilayered characters,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Kimberly Williams-Paisley has been a wonderful, collaborative partner in the creative process and leads a stellar cast that includes Tom Cavanagh and Wendie Malick. We know their combined talents will bring to life a world where our viewers will enjoy spending time.”

“Darrow & Darrow” is a Brad Krevoy Television Production in Association with Axelrod-Ett Productions. Brad Krevoy, Jonathan Axelrod, Alan Ett, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Brian Wilkins, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell, Amanda Phillips Atkins and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Peter DeLuise is co-executive producer. Harvey Kahn serves as producer. Michael Shepard is supervising producer. Vince Balzano is associate producer. DeLuise directs from a script by Phoef Sutton.

With sister cable television network Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the second 24-hour linear channel under the Crown Media Family Networks umbrella. Distributed in both (HD) and standard definition (SD) in 66 million homes across the United States, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is one of the fastest growing networks in cable and a leading destination for quality, family friendly entertainment. Launched in 2008 as Hallmark Movie Channel, the network was re-branded in fall of 2014, transitioning into Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. True to its name, the channel brings the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres into focus with rich, dramatic and thought-provoking storytelling. The network’s programming lineup features a unique mix of new, original movies, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library and such time-honored acquired series as “Murder, She Wrote,” “Matlock,” “Hart to Hart” and “Diagnosis Murder.” The channel is also home to the annual, eight-week holiday programming event “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas,” which helps viewers celebrate the season with new, original movies and beloved holiday classics, including “A Christmas Carol,” “Holiday Affair,” “Babes in Toyland” and “Christmas in Connecticut.”


My Take...

Hallmark is opening a new case, or rather movie, based on lawyers, and I personally think it's rather nice to see a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie that is (I'm assuming based on plot content above!) not based upon a murder mystery.

Plus, I'm so happy to see this trio work together... Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh and Wendie Malick! They are all fantastic!

Kimberly has always had such a spark about her, an effervescent quality, just like her sister Ashley! Tom Cavanagh oozes personality in such a fun way that draws viewers to him, like a magnet! Then, there is Wendie Malick, who always portrays engaging characters, who are typically unique and fascinating!

From the cast to the storyline released above, I know I'm already intrigued and can't wait to see 'Darrow & Darrow' this fall on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

What do you think? Please share your thoughts in comments below.

Win, Lose or Love - a PixL movie on Hallmark!


Movie: Win, Lose or Love

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Hallmark Air Date: June 29, 2017

*Note: This movie first premiered on PixL - May 4, 2015.


Corey Sevier ... Alex Kramer
Helena Mattsson ... Clara Goodwin
Catherine Hicks ... Dot Kramer
Kayla Madison ... Emma Kramer
Griffin Kunitz ... Oliver Goodwin
Nadine Velazquez ... Nancy Gander
Parker Stevenson ... Mike Canton
Greg Grunberg ... Hal Harrington
Clinton Valencia ... Bobby Gander
Devon Michaels ... Jeff Miller
Catherine Haena Kim ... Margaret Dell
Skylar Fayre Keesee ... Sarah
Kevin Kilumbu ... Royce
Jorge-Luis Pallo ... Carlos


Storyline: As young and recently single parents, Clara (Helena Mattsson) and Alex (Corey Sevier) have two completely different styles of parenting. While helicopter mom Clara hovers over her son Oliver (Griffin Kunitz), Alex’s daughter Emma (Kayla Madison) feels out of touch with her father’s life. Their two worlds collide when Alex’s ulterior motives prompt him to run against Clara for parent group president. In a surprising turn of events, Clara and Alex tie and must work together to run the group until the mandated revote. The bitter rivals struggle for power, outfoxing each other any chance they get. That is, until the matter of raising their children puts things into perspective. As Clara and Alex begin to arrive at a mutual understanding, they might gain more than they bargained for out of this game of tug-of-war.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Hallmark's New Original Movies are Back this Weekend!!!

May 20, 2017 Saturday

The Hallmark Channel is Back with SIX all new SATURDAY NIGHT movies in a row, starting with...

Storyline via Hallmark: Harper Higgins is determined to land a tenured position at Boston Art College, and she’s counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when she loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to... Click Here to Read More...

See the Premiere of The Art of Us
May 20, 2017 Saturday
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

May 21, 2017 Sunday

It's an all new episode of...

Episode 6: The Green-Eyed Monster

Storyline: When Amy helps a mounted archer reconnect with her horse, she also unravels the mystery behind Spartan’s recent behavior. Meanwhile, Georgie is keen to tackle an exciting new challenge but her relationship with Adam is tested when he finds her spending time with another guy. Hoping they will finally have a chance to talk, Lou is surprised by Mitch’s reaction when she unexpectedly descends on his solo fishing trip. And when Lisa accidentally throws out the key to his famous stew, Jack grows increasingly frustrated trying to recreate the recipe.

See the new episode of Heartland
May 21, 2017 Sunday
at 7pm/6c. on UP

Also, on Sunday night...

Candace Cameron Bure is BACK with an ALL NEW AURORA TEAGARDEN movie...

Storyline via Hallmark: Aurora Teagarden and her boyfriend Martin are thrilled when they get an unexpected visit from his niece and her new baby. Their excitement is short lived when his niece disappears and the baby is left behind... Click Here to Read More...

May 21, 2017 Sunday
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Hope you all have a nice weekend!

Enjoy the new Movies!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BIG Hallmark Movie DVD News!!! (including CHRISTMAS, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," & MORE!!!)

There are Lots More Hallmark Movies
Soon to be released on DVD!

You'll be happy to see Christmas Movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movies, and some movies from a few years back, too!!!

Without further adieu, here there are - with their DVD release date...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in A Million - September 12, 2017
The Christmas Note - October 3, 2017

Finding Father Christmas - October 3, 2017
December Bride - October 3, 2017

Mr. Miracle - October 3, 2017
Operation Christmas - October 3, 2017

A Time to Dance - October 5, 2017
Just the Way You Are - October 17, 2017

That's EIGHT New DVD Releases! Wow! Isn't this Fantastic! A great BIG Thank You to Stephanie for sharing this news yesterday in a comment! When your message came through, I was returning from the funeral of a dear family member, my precious uncle, and your news brought a little joy to my day, so I thank you so much for that and I couldn't wait to share that same joy again today, with everyone here!

I also hope, like you, there will be even more Hallmark Christmas movie releases and, yes... once again, WHERE are the two "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies they skipped? "Truth be Told" & "The Impossible Dream?" We need Oliver, Shane, Norman, and Rita to solve this mystery!!! :)

FYI -- I don't have any links to click on, yet, for pre-ordering the DVDs above, but rest assured, I will post them on my page: Hallmark Movies on DVD from A to Z - when they become available through Amazon!

Also, I've previously mentioned these, but I wanted to remind you all - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" is coming to DVD soon, plus "A Country Wedding", "Chesapeake Shores" (Season 1), and "Summer of Dreams."

By the way - they usually use the same Hallmark poster for the DVDs, but for "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart," they chose different images!

Here's the difference...

(Poster on left -  DVD on right)

I like the new DVD cover for "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" so much better! How about you?

The eight posters pictured above are all good, EXCEPT... I would like to see more characters featured on the "A Time to Dance" DVD cover, and I would love to see "Operation Christmas" feature Marc Blucas in uniform, and Tricia Helfer in her red dress, instead of winter wear and scarves. You may also recall, "The Christmas Card," was first released on DVD with Sergeant Cody Collins in plain every day clothes, but then it was re-released and he is now featured in uniform, which is far more apropos in my opinion, relevant to the military theme in the movie.

Operation Christmas - Hallmark Crown Media

HEARTIES will surely be oh-so-thrilled to see BOTH Daniel Lissing and Erin Krakow's Hallmark CHRISTMAS MOVIES become available this upcoming Fall on DVD... "December Bride" and "Finding Father Christmas!" (This is especially wonderful for those "When Calls the Heart" fans who don't have the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel and haven't seen "Finding Father Christmas," yet!)

For even MORE HALLMARK MOVIES Available NOW on DVD, be sure to visit my page - Hallmark Movies on DVD from A to Z!

Monday, May 15, 2017

More PixL Movies Coming to Hallmark in June!!!

See Secret Summer June 1, 2017 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

Plus, see Love on the Vines (with Jack Wagner, Hearties!) June 8, 2017 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

For more movie details - click on their movie titles - Secret Summer + Love on the Vines!

Times airing are listed in the Family TV Schedule!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!! (Movies you can watch with your Momma!)

Happy Mother's Day Weekend
to All Dear Mothers!
God Bless You All!

Over this Mother's Day weekend, there may not be any new movies on TV, but most Mothers, I personally know, truly love relaxing and watching a Hallmark movie, even if it's not new! And, Hallmark still has plenty of good movies to watch together, if perhaps it's a rainy day or something, or if you're simply enjoying some time indoors!

My heart also goes out to those of you who no longer have your Mother. May your memories be your comfort & joy this Mother's Day.

On Saturday, May 13th - the Hallmark Channel will have some delightful movies from the Hallmark Movie Library for us to enjoy... "Love by the Book," "Perfect on Paper," "Love on a Limb," "The Perfect Catch," "Love on a Limb," "The Perfect Catch," "Appetite for Love," and "Birthday Wish."

And, if you are looking for a little Mystery - the day before Mother's Day, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have a Saturday Marathon of the TV Series "Monk!" I love that show and my Momma loves it, too - so, if you're into solving a who-dun-it, you'll love this! (Mind you, it is a mystery - so, I do want to caution you, there will be some violence.)

UP will have a new episode of Heartland this Sunday evening, titled "Something to Prove." In this episode, "Georgie is forced to work with Jade's self-assured rival during one of Tim's team-building activities, but things begin to get competitive."

TCT will have the movie "The Bouquet" with Kristy Swanson and Michael Shanks, Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm EST. In this movie, "estranged sisters never could make peace concerning the differences between them, but when their mother needs help they have to find a way to work together to keep the family floral business going and maybe even make it flourish again."

Also on Mother's Day, the Hallmark Channel will be playing several of their original movies "The Nanny Express," "A Wish Come True," "Like Cats & Dogs," "Summer Love," and "A Dash of Love."

Over on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, they will be delivering an entire day long marathon of the beloved mystery movie series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered!" With it's heartfelt mysteries and deep elements of faith, that's my Momma's #1 Favorite Hallmark Series! Mine, too! I just know - we'll be sure to catch some of it together, with ALL the family, on Mother's Day!

If a classic movie is what you like, then be sure to turn to TCM at 8pm EST for the beautiful, heartwarming film from 1948, "I Remember Mama." This is the storyline... "When a Norwegian family decides to move to the United States, they settle in San Francisco, and the formidable mother (portrayed by actress Irene Dunne) struggles and sacrifices everything to ensure that her family survives the effects of the Great Depression."

I pray - a very Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mother's out there - who visit here!

I would like to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to my Precious Momma who is Everything to Me!!! For all the joy-filled days of happy adventures, all the yummy meals you prepared, the laundry you washed, folded, and ironed, preparing our little dresses for Sunday morning Church services (as Daddy always had our little shoes polished), the tears you wiped, the little scraped knees, the laughter, giggles, games, and all the lessons you taught us when we were young, and continue to teach... for all the big and little things!... I'm so grateful now, as I've always been... I love "YOU" dearly - to the Moon and Back - Again!!! God's Blessings to You each and every day!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

"Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)

Visit the “All of My Heart” Farmhouse!

Home is where the Heart is…
and the Hallmark Channel is
“The Heart of TV!”

image via article: "The All of My Heart Farmhouse"

Charming, stunning, beautiful... all describe how I felt when I first saw the home in the Hallmark Channel movie "All of My Heart," with Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott!

Since I've been following Hallmark movies for years, I also recall the presence of this farmhouse in the Hallmark movie "Growing the Big One," (starring Shannon Doherty & Kavan Smith).

The house didn’t change much over the years, but truly became something extra special when it starred in Hallmark’s "All of My Heart." It wasn't just a house; this home became another character in the love story of Jenny (Lacey Chabert) and Brian (Brennan Elliott)!


Click on Images for DVD details.

And, then… we (“All of My Heart” fans) were delighted once again to see the home return in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery - The Julius House, as well as subsequent Aurora mysteries!

I know many of you feel the very same way I do about this home and this movie… we cherish all the characters and the warm, country setting of this sweet enchanting farmhouse. And, while we wait until the sequel arrives this fall (2017), I wanted to share something extra special with all of you!

on-the-set image of "All of My Heart"

I was sent this link from Kerry, who is such a fan - of not only the Hallmark movie “All of My Heart,” but the incredible house in which this story takes place! After she decided to try to find the exact location, Kerry used her Aurora Teagarden sleuthing skills and I think you will enjoy seeing what she discovered! Follow this link and read a very special article about : The “All of My Heart” Farmhouse!

If you have a minute afterwards, be sure to leave a note there (and here, too, below!) on "how beautiful the home is..." and please let Kerry know I gave you directions!!! (Ha! Ha!)

*A special thank you to Kerry - for the lovely words on my site! I'm so glad you enjoy visiting here at It's a Wonderful Movie! Thank you for sharing your amazing article and taking us all along on your adventure!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Here Comes "The Perfect Bride" -- a Hallmark Channel Original "June Wedding" Movie Starring Two "When Calls the Heart" favorites - Pascale Hutton & Kavan Smith!!


Movie: The Perfect Bride

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: June 10, 2017

*Part of Hallmark's June Weddings!

*Yes, it's Pascale Hutton (Rosemary) and Kavan Smith (Lee) from Hallmark Channel's weekly drama series "When Calls the Heart"!


Pascale Hutton ... Molly White
Kavan Smith ... Nick Dyson
Leanne Lapp ... Lisa White
Anna Van Hooft ... Jenna Tate
Debs Howard ... Quinn Arthurs
Alison Araya ... Abby Sommers
Kerry James ... Rennie
Mark Dacascos ... Daniel Counter


Storyline via Hallmark: Fitness trainer/former marriage counselor Molly White (Pascale Hutton) runs Bridal Boot Camp classes combining fitness and yoga with pre-marital counseling exercises to brides and grooms before their big day. While struggling with marital issues from her past, Molly meets the handsome Nick Dyson (Kavan Smith), a talented photographer who seems to be having doubts about his upcoming marriage to Molly’s client, an overbearing perfectionist. While helping couples find their happiness and begin their new lives together, Molly discovers she, too, needs to learn how to forgive herself from her past so she can move forward with life – and love – in her future.

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*images: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
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