Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The BEST MYSTERY MOVIES on TV are...


As I revealed last week, the Ultimate Winner of this round will remain a Mystery until all the final results are given at the end! Until then, all of you sleuths - will have three clues - as I promised to share the TOP THREE RESULTS (in alphabetical order)!

However, this time around, there was a tie for 2nd place, so I will actually be revealing 4 movies, which placed 1st, 2nd (2 movies), and 3rd!


HERE ARE THE TOP RESULTS:
(in Alphabetical Order)



Which ONE of these Movies won TOP MYSTERY?!?!

The WINNER will be revealed at the end of this Polling - so stay tuned!!!

Next up... CHRISTMAS MOVIE Nominees!!!

"Like Cats & Dogs" - a Hallmark Channel Original "Spring Fling" Movie!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Like Cats & Dogs

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: April 15, 2017









CAST:

Cassidy Gifford ... Lara Hales
Wyatt Nash ... Spencer
Hayley Sales ... Susan Vance
Gwynyth Walsh ... Ellen
Drew Tanner ... Tyler








PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Spencer is a cat person. Lara is a dog person. Spencer is headed to a beach town to work on his thesis. Lara is coming to the same beach town to escape the shambles of her life. Their personalities couldn’t be more different, but when a reservation screw up lands them – and their pets – in the same vacation rental house, they all have to figure out how to get along with each other.




Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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INSP Films Shores up Casting for “Christmas on the Coast”



PRESS RELEASE VIA INSP:

(Indian Land, SC – March 28, 2017) INSP Films is finalizing casting of its newest film, Christmas on the Coast, a romantic drama currently being filmed in St. Simons, Brunswick and Darien, Georgia. The announcement was made by Gary Wheeler, Vice President of Original Movies at INSP Films.

In Christmas on the Coast, Drucinda “Dru” Cassadine is a best-selling romance novelist whose sales and fan base are on the decline. She is forced to head back to her hometown, the idyllic Harbor Pointe for Christmas to write “the novel of her life” by the end of the holiday season. However, she isn’t quite prepared for what awaits her when she gets there.



Julie Ann Emery image via: http://www.tvguide.com
Burgess Jenkins image via: soapoperanetwork.com - Sean Smith / JPI Studios
Cait Pool image via: imdb.com - © Deidhra Fahey
Bonnie Bedelia image via: imdb.com
Clarence Gilyard Jr. image via: imdb.com / Walker, Texas Ranger


Cast in the leading role as Dru Cassadine is Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul, Fargo, Major Crimes). Brysen Flynn will be played by Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans, Nashville, Army Wives). Cait Pool (Sun Records, Vice Principals) is set to play Brysen’s daughter, Peyton. The movie is slated to feature veteran actors Bonnie Bedelia (Parenthood, Die Hard, The Division) as Ellie Cassadine and Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Walker, Texas Ranger, Matlock, Top Gun) as Fletcher Reese.

“This is a warm, family-friendly, holiday romance with a great cast. Christmas on the Coast offers the viewer a story of hope, escape, and reconciliation. The movie reminds us to take stock of those things in life that are truly important, and to let go of what isn’t," said Wheeler. "Most of this movie was captured on Georgia's beautiful southern coast so we wanted to feature the stunning scenic views for this charming story. The cinematography is amazing and the authentic coastal southern textures beautifully sets the stage. This heartwarming tale is a great complement to our consistently growing library of family-friendly films; and it is sure to resonate with audiences long after the movie has ended."

Christmas on the Coast is produced by INSP Films and will be distributed by Imagicomm Entertainment. The movie is scheduled for release in September 2017.

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About INSP Films
INSP Films is a theatrical motion picture production company owned by television network INSP. Founded in 2015, it produces films that are dramatic, inspiring and family-friendly.

END OF PRESS RELEASE



My Thoughts...

Set in the beautiful countryside of Georgia's southern landscape, “Christmas on the Coast” sounds like it will be a wonderful family Christmas film! It is interesting to see in the press release above- it will be released in September! I am wondering if that means for special early showings - around the location where they filmed, etc... and then it will premiere on the television network INSP - sometime during the Christmas season! That's just my hunch!

As for the cast, the lead female role is portrayed by Julie Ann Emery, who also starred as the mother who adopted the young girl in the touching Hallmark Hall of Fame film "Pictures of Hollis Woods!" That is such a wonderful movie, that tugs at every heart string and even ends with a warm Christmas scene! Julie's character was an integral part of what made that movie so special... so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing her in this!

The leading male role in the “Christmas on the Coast” film is portrayed by Burgess Jenkins, who starred as the father in the uplifting, inspiring UP premiere television movie "I Am Potential." This is, yet, another poignant, emotionally moving heartwarming film and Burgess Jenkins' role in it was compelling!

The rest of the “Christmas on the Coast” cast, is also filled with familiar faces from entertainment - so I'm sure you will want to see this All New Family Christmas Movie - “Christmas on the Coast” when it comes later This Year on TV - exclusively on INSP!!!

EMMA FIELDING MYSTERIES is Coming to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! Get the Scoop Here!


PRESS RELEASE VIA HALLMARK:

COURTNEY THORNE-SMITH
COMES TO
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

AS FAMED ARCHEOLOGIST
EMMA FIELDING IN

‘SITE UNSEEN:
AN EMMA FIELDING MYSTERY,’

A HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
ORIGINAL WORLD PREMIERE MAY 21

New Mystery Series Based on Dana Cameron’s Best-Selling Novels


 Courtney Thorne-Smith image via: gotceleb.com


Continued... PRESS RELEASE VIA HALLMARK:

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 28, 2017 – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #1 cable TV destination for suspense and mystery, announces the World Premiere of the first installment of the network’s newest mystery movie franchise “Emma Fielding Mysteries” based on the series of novels by famed historical archeologist turned fiction writer Dana Cameron. Courtney Thorne-Smith (“Life with Jim,” “Melrose Place”) stars as Emma Fielding in “Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery,” a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, Sunday, May 21 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

In “Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery,” Emma (Thorne-Smith) is a brilliant, dedicated, and driven archaeologist who discovers artifacts that have been lost for hundreds of years--and she's very, very good at it. Emma has recently unearthed evidence of a possible 17th century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body she uncovers on the site pushes Emma into a different kind of exploration. Her dig site is suddenly in jeopardy of being shut down, due to the meddling of local treasure-hunters and a second suspicious murder. Emma must team with the handsome FBI Agent investigating the case to dig up dirt on the killer, before Emma and her excavation are ancient history.

“We are so thrilled to bring Courtney Thorne-Smith to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to play the multi-dimensional character of Emma Fielding, an archeologist with a knack for unearthing more than antiquities,” says Michelle Vicary, EVP of Programming.

“Courtney will bring objective reasoning, deftness, and a keen sense of humor to Emma Fielding, and we expect the series will have the same stellar success our other mystery movie franchises enjoy,” Vicary concluded.

“Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery” is a Muse Entertainment Production. Joel Rice, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Michael Prupas are Executive Producers, with Kellie Martin as Co-Executive Producer. Harvey Kahn will Produce from a screenplay adapted by Suzette Couture, based on the series of novels by author Dana Cameron.

ABOUT HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

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 68 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.” Hallmark Cards, Inc. owns and operates Crown Media Family Networks.

END OF PRESS RELEASE


My Take...


In the Press Release above it mentions one of Courtney Thorne-Smith's acting credits as "Life with Jim." Instead, it should be "According to Jim." Courtney starred as the wife of actor Jim Belushi in that half hour sitcom series for 8 seasons, from 2001–2009. One of her co-stars in the series was actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who will be starring in her own Hallmark movies this year, one of them being a Christmas movie with her sister Ashley - Lights, Camera, Christmas: Part One and Part Two!

As mentioned above, this all new mystery series starring Courtney Thorne-Smith, is based on the book series by Dana Cameron. I am not personally familiar with her stories, but you can read more about her work on Amazon- which has lots of reviews!



Monday, March 27, 2017

How did your Hallmark "Christmas Movie" Bracket do?



"Christmas Under Wraps" defeats "Fir Crazy"

"Let It Snow" defeats "Help For the Holidays"

"The 9 Lives of Christmas" defeats "Meet the Santas"

"Christmas Cookies" defeats "Sleigh Bells Ring"

"The Christmas Card" defeats "The Christmas Note"

"Finding Father Christmas" defeats "Operation Christmas"

"Crown For Christmas" defeats "12 Gifts of Christmas"

"I'm Not Ready For Christmas" defeats "Just In Time For Christmas"

"A Christmas Detour" defeats "'Tis the Season For Love"


I personally had some hits and misses! I picked all of the ones above and lots of other winners, too, but I missed "A Dream of Christmas" defeating "My Christmas Love," "Once Upon a Holiday" defeating "A Christmas Melody," and "A Heavenly Christmas" defeating "Every Christmas Has a Story."

You win some - you lose some!

See ALL the Results on Hallmark Channel's Web-site!

How did your "Christmas Movie" Bracket do? So far?




Hallmark Channel New Movie "All For Love" Coming in May!


Sara Rue image via: MultiVu
Steve Bacic image via: Crown Media Press, "Garage Sale Mystery"

Hallmark Press Release:

A ROMANCE NOVELIST’S RESEARCH
PAIRS HER
WITH THE EMBODIMENT
OF HER FICTIONAL HERO IN
‘ALL FOR LOVE,’

A NEW, ORIGINAL
HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE

PREMIERES SATURDAY, MAY 13

Sara Rue (“Less Than Perfect”)
and Steve Bacic (“When Calls the Heart”) Star

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 27, 2017 – Sara Rue (“Less Than Perfect,” “Popular”) and Steve Bacic (“When Calls the Heart”) star in Hallmark Channel’s “All For Love,” a new original movie premiering Saturday, May 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

After a string of successes, romance novelist Jo Parker (Rue) is worried that she’s lost her Cupid’s touch. She herself has sworn off relationships, her sales are down and her last book was a critical and commercial disaster replete with factual errors. Jo is badly in need of a success and her publisher isn’t happy with her first draft of “SEALed with a Kiss,” featuring a hunky Navy Seal hero. With her career in balance, Jo unenthusiastically commits herself to an immersive research course with an openly skeptical retired Seal, Colin Shaw (Bacic), who runs a military-style boot camp. As Jo embarks on the grueling regimen alongside aspiring Seals and Marines, she discovers capabilities she didn’t know she had and contributes to her team in ways no one expected. From their rocky beginnings, writer and sailor develop a mutual respect and perhaps something more -- but can art really imitate life?

“‘All For Love’ is a charming story about expanding your definition of who you can be and how you can live your life,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Sara Rue and Steve Bacic have a delightful chemistry and viewers will love seeing the sparks fly between their smart, strong-willed characters.”

“All for Love” is a Book Road Production Ltd. Jack Grossbart, Linda Kent, Michael Shepard and Marnie Young are executive producers. Harvey Kahn is producer. Lee Friedlander is the director. Writers are Mark Famiglietti, Michael Testa, Tracy Andreen and Lee Friedlander.

ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL

Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 88.5 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.” Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls,” “The Middle,” “Last Man Standing” and “Frasier.”

Saturday, March 25, 2017

This Weekend on Hallmark: "When Calls the Heart" is New with More Touching Drama & "Murder She Baked" is Cooking Up an All New Mystery!!!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's an all new powerful episode of...

Season 4, Episode 6
"My Heart Will Go On"


Storyline via Hallmark, Episode 6 "My Heart Will Go On": "Elizabeth tutors Hope Valley's children after school while continuing to fight to regain her job as the school's teacher. Cody and Abigail spearhead a letter-writing campaign for her reinstatement and an unexpected ally steps in on Elizabeth's behalf. Henry Gowen continues to act as... Click Here to Read & See More...

See the Premiere of "When Calls the Heart"
Sunday, March 26, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Also, on Sunday night...

It's an all new Delicious Mystery with Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, & Barbara Niven in...


Storyline via Hallmark: "Hannah Swensen is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge... Click Here to Read & See More...

Sunday, March 26, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

*According to Hallmark's web-site, "Murder She Baked: Just Desserts" repeats:
Monday March 27 5:00 PM
Friday March 31 7:00 PM
Sunday April 2 5:00 PM
Sunday April 9 11:00 PM
Saturday April 15 11:00 PM
Monday April 24 9:00 PM
(all times in Eastern Standard Time!)


Whatever You Watch... I Hope You All Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Also, Mystery Movie Fans... be sure to VOTE (in the right column here) for your Favorite Mystery TV Movie from 2016 - in the It's a Wonderful Movie Poll, which closes on Tuesday March 28th at Noon! See the Nominee List - HERE with all the details!

Blessings!!! Net

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

VOTE for Your FAVORITE MYSTERY TV MOVIE! (Could it be... Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Aurora Teagarden, Murder She Baked, or ???)


"It's a Wonderful Movie" -

is honoring MYSTERY Movies

with the annual Family Movie Awards!

Second POLL....

Please see the complete list of Nominees, pictured and listed in alphabetical order, with their movie posters + trailers 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 #2:
Favorite Family TV Mystery Movie Nominees from 2016:

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

Click on the Movie Titles below for more details on each film!

1. Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery
2. Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted
3. Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud
4. Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
5. The Irresistible Blueberry Farm
6. The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
7. Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe
8. Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery
9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart
10. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You
11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million
12. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery



MOVIE TRAILERS:

1. Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery




2. Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted




3. Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud




4. Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent




5. The Irresistible Blueberry Farm




6. The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery




7. Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe




8. Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery




9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart




10. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You




11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million




12. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery




Congratulations to ALL of the Nominees above and
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries -
who aired ALL of these intriguing Mystery Movies on TV!

Thank You to Everyone who Participates by Voting!

Please Vote in the Poll on the right and Stay Tuned next week for the TOP THREE RESULTS (in alphabetical order)! The Ultimate Winner of this round will remain a Mystery until all the final results are given at the end! Until then, all of you sleuths - will have three clues!


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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!

Baseball Movie "The Perfect Catch" -- part of Hallmark Channel's "Spring Fling"


UPDATE -- NEW MOVIE TITLE!!!

Hallmark released this information via press release:
‘THE PERFECT CATCH,’
A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE
ABOUT STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE,
STARS NIKKI DELOACH AND ANDREW WALKER
AND PREMIERES APRIL 22

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 23, 2017 – “The Perfect Catch,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, April 22, 2017 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Starring Nikki DeLoach (“Awkward,” “Days of Our Lives”) and Andrew Walker (“Love on Ice”), the film is currently in production in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film is part of Hallmark Channel’s popular and highly-rated SPRING FLING programming event.

--- end of press release excerpt ---



MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: The Perfect Catch

Previously Titled: Safe at Home

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: April 22, 2017

Andrew W. Walker and Nikki Deloach - images via: Hallmark Crown Media 

CAST:

Andrew W. Walker ... Chase Tanner
Nikki Deloach ... Jessica Parker
Lisa Durupt


PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: When her high school boyfriend, a superstar baseball player, returns to town, a single-parent finds the inspiration to reinvent her struggling diner… and revisits the past to find something even better for the future.

Jessica Parker (DeLoach), a single parent to an eight-year-old son, runs the local diner. When Jessica’s former high school boyfriend, superstar baseball player Chase Tanner (Walker) returns to town, Jessica finds the inspiration to reinvent her struggling diner and revisits the past to find something even better for the future.


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The IT'S A WONDERFUL MOVIE WINNER for FAVORITE TV MOVIE is...

This is the *Seventh Year* for the annual "It's a Wonderful Movie" - Family TV Movie Awards! Thank you to everyone... who participated by Voting in this First Poll for your Favorite TV Movie!

All Nominees and Winners (listed below!) are from Movies that aired or premiered on TV only in 2016. The WINNERS (there was a tie for first place!) are highlighted in yellow below!


POLL #1:

Favorite "Family TV Movie" for 2016:
(Nominees are in alphabetical order)

1. Anything for Love
2. L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
3. Love Finds You in Valentine
4. Love on the Sidelines
5. Pumpkin Pie Wars
6. Stop the Wedding
7. Summer Villa
8. Tulips in Spring
9. Unleashing Mr. Darcy
10. Valentine Ever After
11. Wedding Bells
12. The Wedding March


And the WINNERS
for "Favorite TV Movie" from 2016, are...
(in alphabetical order)

Hallmark Channel
and...
Hallmark Channel


Congratulations to the Creators and Cast of Love on the Sidelines and Valentine Ever After,
and the Hallmark Channel for bringing these movies to all of our homes!
 
The Hallmark Channel Movies "Tulips in Spring" and
"Summer Villa" came in 2nd and 3rd!


Top Three Results...
#1: (Tie) Love on the Sidelines and Valentine Ever After
#2: Tulips in Spring
#3: Summer Villa


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Available on DVD:


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Two movies that seem distinctly different on the outside won your hearts over to win Favorite Movie for 2016! While Love on the Sidelines appears to be a movie just about the game of football, it's not. There is so much more to it! It's the discovery of finding oneself and your purpose. It's finding love when you least expect it. And, it's about family, heritage, marriage, and how our job defines us, our how we decide to define ourselves!

*Starring in Love on the Sidelines are John Reardon, Emily Kinney, and Joe Theismann. See my page on Love on the Sidelines for more movie details!


Valentine Ever After, in the same way, is more than a simple Hallmark "Countdown to Valentine's Day" romance movie. There's comedy when two women find themselves stranded in the country, which is truly peaceful, beautiful countryside. There's drama when one of the women is missing and the Cowboy she is finding herself attracted to comes to her rescue... so Yes!, there is also a sweet romance, but only after deep soul searching!

*Starring in Valentine Ever After are Autumn Reeser, Eric Johnson, Vanessa Matsui, Jefferson Brown, and Damon Runyan. See my page on Valentine Ever After for more movie details!


Thank you, again, to Everyone who participated by voting in this First Poll for your Favorite TV Movie!

If you haven't seen both of these movies, or if you are interested, they are both available on DVD at Amazon: Love on the Sidelines and Valentine Ever After.

Be sure to come back to "It's a Wonderful Movie" tomorrow (March 22) for the list of Mystery Movie Nominees!


Monday, March 20, 2017

HALLMARK ANNOUNCES NEW MOVIE for GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS WEEK in JULY: ‘LOVE FINDS ITS WAY’ -- STARRING...



HALLMARK PRESS RELEASE:

CATHERINE BELL AND VICTOR WEBSTER
BEGIN PRODUCTION ON

‘LOVE FINDS ITS WAY’

A HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
ORIGINAL WORLD PREMIERE JULY 9

Part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Cherished Annual GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS
July Programming Event

Production Begins March 20

images: Catherine Bell and Victor Webster -- Hallmark Crown Media

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 20, 2017 -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on “Love Finds Its Way,” a two-hour Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, shooting in Vancouver and set to premiere exclusively on the network, Sunday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of the network’s highly-rated GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS franchise. Catherine Bell (“Good Witch”) executive produces and stars in “Love Finds Its Way,” which also co-stars Victor Webster (“Girlfriends Guide to Divorce”). “Love Finds Its Way” is part of Hallmark Movie & Mysteries’ GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS, a top-rated, annual July programming event on the network.

Catherine Bell is so beloved by our viewers who through her ‘Good Witch’ series and original movies has created a character who feels like everyone’s own personal good luck charm,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Now Catherine does double duty as executive producer and star on ‘Love Finds Its Way,’ a coming of age drama about a mother and daughter trying to grow up without coming apart and about taking chances neither could have imagined,” concluded Vicary.

In “Love Finds Its Way,” Jane Evans is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings.

“Love Finds Its Way” is executive produced by Catherine Bell, David O’Donnell and Jennifer Aspen. Gary Harvey directs from a screenplay written by David Golden. Production services by Kim Arnott and Two 4 The Money Media, Inc.



My *Quick* Take...

How EXCITING to see HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES is creating something NEW this Year for their GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS WEEK - in JULY!!! Isn't this wonderful news!?!?! Plus, both CATHERINE BELL AND VICTOR WEBSTER are regular members of the Hallmark movie family. It is interesting to me, though-- (and maybe, you too!) that neither the title or the story sound very Christmassy. Hmmmm??? That is something to ponder as we look forward to this new movie!!!

"Hometown Hero" a PixL Premiere TV Movie


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Hometown Hero

Network: PixL

Original Air Date: April 1, 2017


still image- via PixL Facebook

images via: Hometown Hero listing at moviefone.com




CAST:

Brooke Nevin ... Kelsey
Jake Sandvig ... Harrison
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Jason
Megyn Price ... Rhonda
McKinley Freeman ... Mitch
Stephanie Charles ... Michelle
Chris Dougherty ... Steve
Joshua Dov ... Thomas
Mercy Malick ... Dr. Paige
Lauren Nash ... Jessica Reed
Jamie Tompkins ... Kara
Gregory Zarian ... Mr. Tavares
Burt Grinstead ... Teddy
J. Francisco Rodriguez ... Mr. Levy
Holly Hannula ... Reporter
Kelly Albanese ... Stacee Kitsford
Heather Marie Marsden ... Lucy Ballentine
Laura Niemi ... Gloria
Rick Pasqualone ... Randy
Jason Sims-Prewitt ... Andre Thompson


PLOT:

Storyline: A young divorce mediator (Brooke Nevin) remains cynical until a client's dog pairs her with a local vet (Jake Sandvig).


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Stars are Out this Weekend on Hallmark... with Paul Greene & Danica McKellar in "Campfire Kiss," Candace Cameron Bure & Yannick Bisson in New "Aurora" Mystery - Plus an All New "When Calls the Heart!"


There are many *new rivalries* and *old match-ups* this weekend, and I'm not talking basketball. No, you'll have plenty of drama *off the court* this weekend on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, starting with...


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Take a walk on the "out" side with Paul Greene and Danica McKellar, plus Barbara Niven in...


Storyline via Hallmark: Feeling disconnected from her teenage son, a protective mother decides to step outside of her comfort zone and take him camping. But as soon as she arrives... Click Here to Read & See More...

See the Premiere of Campfire Kiss
Saturday, March 18, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel



Sunday, March 19, 2017

With Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner, & More--
Heart-breaking news is in store for Elizabeth and Jack in...

Season 4, Episode 5
"Heart of a Teacher"


Storyline via Hallmark, Episode 5 "Heart of a Teacher": Henry Gowen reassumes his position as mayor of Hope Valley and, without warning, fires Elizabeth as the school's teacher, citing a scandal from her past as the cause. With the support of nearly the entire town Elizabeth travels to Cape Fullerton in hopes of... Click Here to Read & See More...

See the Premiere of "When Calls the Heart"
Sunday, March 19, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Also, on Sunday night...

It's an all new Sensational Mystery with Candace Cameron Bure & Yannick Bisson, plus Marilu Henner in...



Storyline via Hallmark: "Librarian and real crime buff Aurora "Roe" Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, but she also never wanted to see him dead. Complicating matters, his... Click Here to Read & See More...

Sunday, March 19, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Hope You All Enjoy These New Shows & Your Weekend!

Don't forget to stop by the Hallmark Channel web-site and vote for your favorite "Christmas Movies" in their bracket challenge and...

Also, be sure to VOTE (in the right column here) for your Favorite TV Movie from 2016 - in the It's a Wonderful Movie Poll, which closes on Tuesday March 21st at Noon! See the Nominee List - HERE with all the details!

Blessings!!! Net

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Here. They. Are. NOMINEES for FAVORITE TV MOVIE!


"It's a Wonderful Movie" -

is honoring TV Movies

with the annual Family Movie Awards!

And, Now for our First POLL....

Please see the complete list of Nominees, pictured and listed in alphabetical order, with their movie posters + trailers 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 #1:
Favorite Family 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.)


Click on the Movie Titles below for more details on each film!

1. Anything for Love
2. L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
3. Love Finds You in Valentine
4. Love on the Sidelines
5. Pumpkin Pie Wars
6. Stop the Wedding
7. Summer Villa
8. Tulips in Spring
9. Unleashing Mr. Darcy
10. Valentine Ever After
11. Wedding Bells
12. The Wedding March



MOVIE TRAILERS:

1. Anything for Love




2. L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables




3. Love Finds You in Valentine




4. Love on the Sidelines




5. Pumpkin Pie Wars




6. Stop the Wedding




7. Summer Villa




8. Tulips in Spring




9. Unleashing Mr. Darcy




10. Valentine Ever After




11. Wedding Bells




12. The Wedding March




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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Returns to the U.S. with NEW MOVIES on PBS!!!




Excerpt of Press Release via breakthroughentertainment.com:

The Recently Completed Trilogy of Breakthrough Entertainment’s L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Comes to PBS for National Broadcast

The Two Newest Films Include ‘The Good Stars’ and ‘Fire & Dew’ starring Martin Sheen, Ella Ballentine and Sara Botsford

TORONTO (March 15, 2017) – Following the success of PBS’ Thanksgiving 2016 U.S. primetime premiere of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, leading Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment announces a new deal with the tenured broadcaster which will bring the second and third installments of the trilogy, The Good Stars and Fire & Dew, to audiences in the United States.

“We are thrilled to bring Anne Shirley back to PBS stations and viewers in the second and third installments of the Anne of Green Gables trilogy,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming, at PBS. “The first Anne of Green Gables premiered last Thanksgiving and reached 3.2 million viewers. In addition, it was streamed more than 230,000 times across PBS digital platforms. These films are a wonderful example of the family-friendly programming PBS provides to viewers year round, and especially during the holiday season.”

The iconic Canadian literary classic returns to PBS stations after the successful February 2017 Family Day premiere of The Good Stars in Canada on YTV. L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment, in association with Corus Entertainment’s YTV and the author’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler, who served as Executive Producer.

“I am so delighted that PBS will bring the two newest installments of L.M.Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to viewers in the United States. My hat is off to Breakthrough Entertainment for producing such beautiful movies that encapsulate my grandmother’s most famous novels,” says Kate MacDonald Butler.

The Good Stars, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, and Fire & Dew, written by Susan Coyne and directed by John Kent Harrison, will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and celebrated Canadian actress Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.

See the rest of this press release - HERE!

*According to this article, the air dates have not been revealed, yet, for when these two movies will premiere on PBS. Stay tuned... all of you "Kindred Spirits!"


Kellie Martin stars in Hallmark's "Hailey Dean Mystery Deadly Estate"


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Hailey Dean Mystery Deadly Estate

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: April 9, 2017










CAST:

Kellie Martin ... Hailey Dean
Giacomo Baessato ... Danny Morgan
Matthew MacCaull ... Dr. Jonas McClellan
Viv Leacock ... Fincher Garland
Jim Thorburn ... Ryan Cook
Nancy Grace ... Sarah Mills
Michelle Harrison ... Pam Finan
Peter Bryant ... Lt. Randall Quinn
Gwynyth Walsh ... Doris Keating
Emily Holmes ... Sabrina Butler
Cindy Busby ... Amanda Stone
Lucia Walters ... Det. Charlene “Monty” Montgomery
Joshua Hinkson ... Lance Hunter
Justin Fortier ... Hooded Man
Doron Bell ... Officer Franklin







PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Hailey Dean (Kellie Martin), an acutely observant former prosecutor turned therapist, is introduced to her friend Pam’s (Michelle Harrison) brand new boyfriend, and then Pam suddenly vanishes in the midst of the sale of her late parents’ wealthy estate and home. At the same time, Hailey is repeatedly haunted by memories of a past tragic incident, and seeks help to understand why she is reliving the nightmare -- so she can finally move forward. Meanwhile, Hailey is not at all convinced when Pam calls from Hawaii to reassure her she is ok –and with time running out—Hailey learns of many other women with sudden inheritances who have gone missing, and she finds herself invested in seeking justice, discovering there is much more to the truth behind Pam’s mysterious disappearance.


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