Friday, August 30, 2013

Hallmark Christmas Movie : "The Christmas Ornament"

DVD


MOVIE REVIEW


The Christmas Ornament


Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 16, 2013







CAST:

Kellie Martin ... Kathy
Cameron Mathison ... Tim
Jewel Staite ... Jenna
Brendan Meyer ... Connor
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Ben





PLOT:

When a widow is having a hard time facing her first Christmas without her husband, she meets a Christmas tree lot owner who tries to help her see that there is still hope and love in the world.





Movie Review:

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On set Pic via: Cameron Mathison's Twitter  @CameronMathison


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*Most Images via: Hallmark Channel

Nickelodeon Movie : Jinxed

MOVIE REVIEW

Jinxed

Network: Nickelodeon

Original Air Date: Fall 2013




CAST:

Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mom
Ciara Bravo ... Meg Murphy
Jacob Bertrand ... Charlie
Daniela Dib ... Square Dancer
Burkely Duffield ... Tommy
Jack Griffo ... Brett
Andrea Brooks ... Caitlin
Jay Brazeau ... Grandpa
Matthew Harrison ... Band Member
Donavon Stinson ... Dad
Jessa Danielson ... Violet
Carmel Amit ... Gypsy Woman
Elena Kampouris ... Ivy
Matthew Hoglie ... Festival Attendee
Gabrielle Giraud ... Edna
Elizabeth Tookey ... Dancer
Michelle Dawley ... Square Dancer



PLOT:

via fanlala:

‘Jinxed’ is about an extremely unlucky family that just can’t seem to have anything go right.



Movie Review:

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Archive - August 2013 TV Schedule


This is an Archive from the August 2013 TV Schedule for your reference...


FAMILY TV SCHEDULE 2013:



AUGUST



August 2, 2013 Friday

Second Chances ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *Encore
Midnight Stallion ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
Midnight Stallion ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore


August 4, 2013 Sunday

Midnight Stallion ... UP ... 9 AM *Encore
The Perfect Summer ... UP ... 11 AM *Encore
The Bouquet ... UP ... 3 PM *Encore
Finding Normal ... UP ... 5 PM *Encore
God's Country ... UP ... 7 PM *NEW PREMIERE
Finding Normal ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
God's Country ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore
The Perfect Summer ... UP ... 1 AM *Encore


August 8, 2013 Thursday

Teen Beach Movie ... Disney Channel (east) ... 8 PM *Encore
Teen Beach Movie ... Disney Channel (west) ... 11 PM *Encore



August 9, 2013 Friday

God's Country ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
God's Country ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore


August 10, 2013 Saturday

The Love Letter ... UP ... 7 PM *NEW PREMIERE
The Love Letter ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer ... Disney Channel (East) ... 8 PM *NEW PREMIERE
Reading Writing & Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW PREMIERE
The Love Letter ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore
Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer ... Disney Channel (West) ... 11 PM *NEW PREMIERE


August 11, 2013 Sunday

Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer ... Disney Channel (East) ... 11 AM *Encore
Reading Writing & Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM *Encore
Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer ... Disney Channel (West) ... 2 PM *Encore
The Love Letter ... UP ... 7 PM *NEW PREMIERE
The Love Letter ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
Reading Writing & Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *Encore
The Love Letter ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore


August 15, 2013 Thursday

Reading Writing & Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *Encore
Moondance Alexander ... HMC ... 9 PM *NEW PREMIERE


August 16, 2013 Friday

Moondance Alexander ... HMC ... 11 AM *Encore



August 17, 2013 Saturday

Strawberry Summer ... Hallmark Channel ... 1 PM *Encore
Reading Writing & Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 5 PM *Encore
In the Meantime ... UP ... 7 PM *NEW PREMIERE
This Magic Moment ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW PREMIERE
In the Meantime ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
In the Meantime ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore


August 18, 2013 Sunday

God's Country ... UP ... 9 AM *Encore
Finding Normal ... UP ... 11 AM *Encore
This Magic Moment ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM *Encore
In the Meantime ... UP ... 7 PM *Encore
Teen Beach Movie ... Disney Channel (east) ... 8 PM *Encore
In the Meantime ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
This Magic Moment ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *Encore
In the Meantime ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore
Teen Beach Movie ... Disney Channel (west) ... 11 PM *Encore


August 22, 2013 Thursday

This Magic Moment ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *Encore


August 24, 2013 Saturday

Second Chances ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM *Encore
The Grace Card ... UP ... 7 PM *NEW PREMIERE
After All These Years ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW PREMIERE on Hallmark Channel
Swindle ... Nickelodeon ... 8 PM *NEW PREMIERE
The Grace Card ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore
The Grace Card ... UP ... 11 PM *Encore


August 25, 2013 Sunday

Swindle ... Nickelodeon ... 1 PM *Encore
Swindle ... Nickelodeon ... 6 PM *Encore
The Grace Card ... UP ... 7 PM *Encore
The Grace Card ... UP ... 9 PM *Encore


August 29, 2013 Thursday

Swindle ... Nickelodeon ... 7 PM *Encore


August 31, 2013 Saturday

Cedar Cove Marathon ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM - 9 PM and 11 PM - 12 AM

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Details for New Hallmark TV Series


First of all, the movie and potential series Dead Letters, starring Eric Mabius and Kristin Booth, based on lost or misplaced letters at the Dead Letter Office of the U.S. Postal System, may be re-named, so stay tuned for information on that... It is, at this time, supposed to premiere in October. Previous date given has been changed - so stay tuned.

Then, there's the prairie series When Calls the Heart. It too, will premiere in October, but it looks like the premiere date has been changed, yet again. I will post the new date when it is confirmed.

Then, as for Mystery Cruise and My Gal Sunday... no official premiere dates are given now... so please also stay tuned for details regarding them. There was a date previously posted for Mystery Cruise, but please note, it has also been, you guessed it, changed.

Please Note: All of the series mentioned above may be a back door pilot for a potential primetime series, however nothing has been completely decided or confirmed.

I will do my best to give you accurate and updated information - so please check back, sign up for e-mail updates, or become a follower, for the latest news and post updates! Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, August 26, 2013

4 New Series Coming to the Hallmark Channel!


If you enjoy Hallmark Movies and the new weekly Cedar Cove series, too, then you will be interested in knowing there may be four new potential TV series, coming soon to the Hallmark Channel.


When Calls the Heart
Here's a list of the shows -
(Please click on each title for more details on cast, plot, etc...)

Dead Letters - Movie coming in October. Series to "potentially" follow in 2014.

When Calls the Heart - Movie coming in October. Series to follow in 2014.

Mystery Cruise - Unknown date for Movie premiere. Potential series to follow in 2014.

My Gal Sunday - Movie and Potential series to follow in 2014.

Each of these will first premiere as a 2 hour movie on the Hallmark Channel. From there, Hallmark will decide if they will be picked up as a weekly series.

If you truly enjoy one, or all of them - I would suggest letting Hallmark know!

Various Hallmark Alums will star in these films and series: Lori Loughlin, Gail O'Grady, Eric Mabius, Cameron Mathison, and More. Simply click on the movies to find out which ones these actors will star in: Dead Letters, When Calls the Heart, Mystery Cruise, and My Gal Sunday.

Hallmark Channel Movie: Signed, Sealed, Delivered


MOVIE REVIEW

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Also Previously Known As: Dead Letters or Lost Letters

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: October 12, 2013

Please Note: *This 2 hour Movie is a pilot for the next primetime series for the Hallmark Channel - by "Touched by an Angel" alum Martha Williamson.

*Click Here for Episode details for the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" TV Series.







CAST:

(Main Cast for Movie & Series)
Eric Mabius ... Oliver
Crystal Lowe ... Rita
Kristin Booth ... Shane
Geoff Gustafson ... Norman
Daphne Zuniga ... Andrea Shmeckle

(Movie Cast)
Ben Hollingsworth ... Charlie
Laci J Mailey ... Kelly
Jarod Joseph ... Cameron
Olivia Cheng ... Newsperson
Geoff Gustafson ... Norman
Carolyn Adair ... Faculty Member
Michasha Armstrong ... Watch Commander
Michael Karl Richards ... Cameron
Michael P. Northey ... Jerry Polevich
Kelly-Ruth Mercier ... Charlie's Neighbor
Victor Ayala ... Barista
Larke Miller ... Eleanor
C. Douglas Quan ... Detective
Samuel Hartley ... Little Boy






PLOT:

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” introduces a dedicated, quartet of civil servants in the Dead Letter Office of the U.S. Postal System who transform themselves into an elite team of lost-mail detectives. Their determination to deliver the seemingly undeliverable takes them out of the post office into an unpredictable world where letters and packages from the past save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but always miraculously on time. The intrepid team is led by the charming and handsome, but idiosyncratic, Oliver (Mabius) who still considers the stamped and mailed letter to be the gold standard of human communication. His hapless team of lost letter experts, free-spirited Rita (Crystal Lowe, “Smallville”) and oddly- intuitive Norman (Geoff Gustafson, “Primeval: New World”), are thrown for a loop when a beautiful, no-nonsense technophile named Shane (Booth) is mistakenly transferred to their inner sanctum. Shane inspires the lovable crew to step up in a risky and unorthodox way, beginning with a chance to clear the name of a wrongfully accused man and reconnect him with the love of his life.




Movie Review:


The Hallmark Channel delivers again!

Signed, Sealed, Delivered will send your Heart on a First Class Journey of Adventure!

I have seen this movie and I can guarantee this Hallmark Package will be well received by viewers! It's fabulous! I would compare it to the level of a Hallmark Hall of Fame film, due to the wonderful cast and inspirational, heartwarming feel.

The CIA has nothing on this team of “Letter” detectives!

Signed Sealed Delivered is such a clever movie… thought-provoking, soul-searching, and definitely emotionally stirring!

I loved that each character, in this story, was more than one dimensional…

Let me begin with Oliver, portrayed by actor Eric Mabius, who is the leader of the group, at the United States Postal Office, which investigates Lost or Dead Letters. As a man with a certain throw-back era of charm and sophistication, we gradually learn Oliver’s story. His wife has left him, over a year ago, and yet he still holds out hope they will one day reunite. He is a true gentleman, who has made a promise, so he has remained faithful. Oliver takes his job and life, in general, very seriously and feels a higher calling, as a mission to deliver each letter, as it has been intended to be sent.

Shane, portrayed by actress Kristin Booth, is the newest member of this team of investigators. In spite of the name Shane, this character is female. She has been incorrectly sent to work in this dead letter office, and at first, she cannot wait to be sent on to where she was initially assigned. However, while waiting to be transferred, she develops a passion for their mission of finding the recipients of these lost letters, and a fondness for her co-workers Oliver, Rita, and Norman.

So that takes us now to the co-workers, characters Rita and Norman, portrayed by Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. It’s obvious, from the start, that these two are extremely smart and dedicated to their work, each having a database of facts and information already stored in their minds. I really like Rita. She is intelligent, sweet, a little shy, and she has a retro style, which I love. Norman, also a little shy, is quick with facts and figures, but terribly slow in the department of love and realizing that Rita likes him. Though she makes several attempts at hinting her interest, Norman seems clueless. If I had to classify these two, as they do their letters, I would stereotype them as bookworm / computer nerds, who are far more comfortable with written words, then real-life people and social conversation.

In the end, Shane helped this team, to bend the rules a bit, by using her tech-savvy computer skills, and helping to solve the mystery of their lost letter… all while finding a bit of redemption, herself, with a mysterious letter, of her own.

I truly enjoyed this movie… I laughed, I got misty eyes (at one point), and I felt rather part of the story, trying to guess what would happen next with clues given along the way.

As a person of faith, I was proud that such a gentlemen, like Oliver, was also portrayed as a man of faith, with honor and principle.

I loved the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Premiere Movie – and I am absolutely looking forward to the upcoming drama series on the Hallmark Channel come Spring, 2014!



See or Skip:

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Hallmark Channel Movie: Mystery Cruise

MOVIE REVIEW

Mystery Cruise

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: October 5, 2013


*Based on the book “The Santa Cruise” by New York Times bestselling authors, Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark.

*This 2 hour Movie may be a back door pilot for a potential primetime series.


 
 



CAST:

Gail O’Grady ... Alvirah Meehan
Michelle Harrison ... Regan Reilly
Colleen Winton ... Nora Reilly


PLOT:

via Hallmark:

“The Mystery Cruise” centers on best friends and impending partners, Alvirah Meehan (O’Grady), a lottery winner turned amateur sleuth and Regan Reilly (Harrison), a private investigator. After the two heroines rescue the diamond-collared pooch of a wealthy socialite (played by Carol Higgins Clark), they set off with their spouses to join Regan’s mom, Nora Reilly (Colleen Winton, “The 4400”), a world famous mystery writer, on a luxurious three day cruise around the San Juan Island off the coast of Washington, the setting for a mystery game created to promote the release of Nora’s latest book. As the boat calmly sets sail, everyone is enjoying getting into character, especially Alvirah, who may or may not be the “murderess” in the mystery game. But troubled waters lie ahead when Alvirah gets a hunch that a real killer may be on board and together with Regan the pair teams up to take the killer down. Back on the mainland, Alvirah and Regan hang out their shingle in their fabulous Manhattan office to continue their sleuthing and crime fighting ways!



Mystery Cruise stars Gail O'Grady
image via : Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks



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Hallmark Channel Movie: My Gal Sunday

MOVIE REVIEW

My Gal Sunday

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: January 25, 2014

*This 2 hour Movie is a potential back door pilot for a primetime series.

*Based on the book of short stories My Gal Sunday by New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Higgins Clark.





CAST:

Rachel Blanchard ... Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker
Cameron Mathison ... Henry Parker
Jack Wagner ... Danny
Janet-Laine Green ... Miriam






PLOT:

via Hallmark press release:

It was love at first sight for Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Blanchard), the beautiful young lawyer and daughter of a Secret Service Agent and Henry Parker (Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Wagner) introduces them in Washington, D.C. A year after their wedding, Sunday and Parker - now living near Lake Tahoe, California where Parker was once a beloved state governor - are an unstoppable sleuthing team who enjoy the political spotlight while taking pleasure busting the bad guys. But when Parker's mom Miriam (Janet-Laine Green, "She's the Mayor") and Danny are suddenly kidnapped on their way to a high-profile family event, Parker and Sunday are immediately on the case - and this time its personal. Believing they were the true targets of the crime, the daring duo works together to uncover clues and find out why the kidnapper is demanding the release of a notorious hit-man from federal prison as a ransom. Racing against the clock to rescue their parents, Parker and Sunday dig deep into their past to find out their connection to the criminal and as they uncover his identity, they put their lives at stake in a suspenseful final showdown.




On Set Pic of "My Gal Sunday" via
Cameron Mathison's Twitter : @CameronMathison


Movie Review:

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*Images via: Hallmark Crown Media

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Three New Movies this Weekend!


The Grace Card Premieres on UP -
Saturday Night, August 24, 2013!
(with Repeat Airings on Sunday!)
 
 
Please Note: this movie is Rated PG-13.
 
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After all these Years will air Saturday Night
on the regular Hallmark Channel
(for the first time!)
 
 
(After all these Years premiered originally on the
Hallmark Movie Channel in April)
 
This Movie is a Murder Mystery and therefore...
is not suitable for young viewers.
 
After all these Years will follow
an all new episode of the Drama Series - Cedar Cove!
 
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Swindle, an New Movie for Nickelodeon,
will premiere on Saturday Night.

 
This movie is Rated TV-G.
(Repeat Airings will be on Sunday!)
 
 
I hope you all enjoy your weekend!
 
Let me know - if you happen to catch one of these movies!
 
See the Family TV Schedule for air times...
 

Nickelodeon Movie : Swindle

MOVIE REVIEW

Swindle

Network: Nickelodeon

Original Air Date: August 24, 2013

*Movie is based on Gordon Korman's best-selling book, Swindle






CAST:

Noah Crawford ... Griffin
Noah Munck ... Darren
Ariana Grande ... Amanda
Ciara Bravo ... Melissa
Farrah Aviva ... Bride
Bethany Brown ... Wedding Singer
Simon Chin ... Inventor
Mitchell Duffield ... Eddie
Revard Dufresne ... Goon #1
Mike Kovac ... Delivery Guy
Jennette McCurdy ... Savannah Drysdale
Gardiner Millar ... Volkov
Chris O'Neal ... Ben
Angelina Pratap ... Girl
Sachin Sahel ... Bellboy



PLOT:

via Nickelodeon:

Everyone has a baseball card but not everyone has one that worth 1.2 million dollars! And when one falls into the hands of best friends Ben and Griffin, it's the instant solution to save Ben from having to move. It's just too bad the boys get swindled out of some serious cash when they try to sell it at the shop, and end up leaving with $300 instead. It's time to call in some favors and avenge the swindler in this brand new movie based on Gordon Korman's best-selling book, Swindle!


Movie Review:

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Lark Rise to Candleford" and 3 more Dramas - Coming to INSP this Fall

Beginning in October on INSP, there will be four new dramas added to their Fall 2013 lineup:


LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD


Based on a true-life story of Flora Thompson and set in the 1880’s English countryside, this tale chronicles the life of young Laura Timmons who moves a few short miles from her quaint shire to a nearby town. This rich, funny and emotional series follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, a small hamlet gently holding onto the past, and Candleford, a neighboring market town bustling into the future.











JAG



An explosive, dramatic, adventure series about the military service of the Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) Corps. As U.S. military attorneys, Commander Harmon “Harm” Rabb (David James Elliot) and his partner Major Sarah "Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) use intellect and grit to uncover the mysteries behind criminal cases that involve murder, treason and espionage. Their skill and tenacity bring America’s most dangerous enemies to justice. JAG combines the intensity of the battlefield with the suspense of a criminal investigation into one action-packed hour.


ROBIN HOOD



An action-packed, romantic and lighthearted drama that follows Robin of Locksley (Jonas Armstrong) after he discovers his town has fallen under the rule of the dark-hearted Sheriff of Nottingham. To fight the tyranny that has overtaken his home and his friends, Robin becomes the leader of a band of outlaws willing to rise up and fight for freedom. When Robin also discovers that his childhood sweetheart, feisty Lady Marion (Lucy Griffiths), has remained unmarried, he struggles to find a way to win her heart over the Sheriff of Nottingham’s second-in-command, Sir Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage).


CHRISTY



Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old (Kellie Martin) who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished Appalachian community of Cutter Gap, Tennessee in 1912. Strength, determination, and faith, along with the friendship of Alice Henderson (Tyne Daly), guide young Christy Huddleston through unforeseen difficulties, help her to gain understanding of the proud mountain people, and win her the friendship and the love of two men.



My thoughts on these new series....

"I am most excited that INSP has acquired these new series for their network... especially "Lark Rise to Candleford". "It is my one weakness!" Lark Rise has aired on a few PBS affiliates, but for the most part, in has not been seen on TV in America. It is lovely period series. You will find yourself enraptured with the townspeople of Lark Rise: Twister, Queenie, Alfie, the Timmons family, and more... and then the people of Candleford, too: Dorcas Lane, Thomas Brown, the Pratt Sisters, and all of their day to day lives and happenings...

I must say I am not familiar with this particular "Robin Hood" series; however, "JAG" is a fascinating military drama where justice is served by actor, David James Elliott. In the TV Show "Christy", Christy Huddleston is portrayed by actress Kellie Martin, which is also a lovely period series that ended all too soon, yet each episode is precious and beautiful... something to treasure! Watch and you will see!

I hope you will enjoy all of these new drama series on INSP!"

Monday, August 19, 2013

"The Grace Card" Premieres on UP



MOVIE REVIEW


The Grace Card

Network: UP

Original Air Date: August 24, 2013


*This is a Faith Based Film.

*Please Note: This movie is Rated PG-13. See the http://parentpreviews.com/movie-reviews/content-details/grace-card-the web-site for more details on this rating.





CAST:


Michael Joiner ... Mac McDonald
Louis Gossett Jr. ... George Wright
Joy Moore ... Sara McDonald
Michael Higgenbottom ... Sam Wright
Dawntoya Thomason ... Debra Wright
Rob Erickson ... Blake McDonald






PLOT:

from the http://www.thegracecardmovie.com/themovie web-site:

Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel.

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about everyone else.

Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Mac's home life is as frightening as anything he encounters on the streets of Memphis. Money is tight and emotions run high as he constantly argues with his wife and his surviving son Blake, who is hanging with the wrong crowd and in danger of flunking out of school.

Sam Wright also never expected to be a police officer. He has a calling—to be a minister like his Grandpa George. But leading a small, start-up church doesn't always put enough food on the table for a young family, so Sam doubles as a police officer. With his new promotion to Sergeant, Sam starts questioning if his real calling might actually be police work rather than the pastorate.

Can Mac and Sam somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one?

Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD ... and never underestimate the power of God's love.


Movie Review:

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