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Monday, April 30, 2018

Which Hallmark Channel "Spring Fever" Movie did You *Like* Best? #YourTake


"The Sweetest Heart," "Royal Matchmaker,"
"Home by Spring," and "Once Upon a Prince"

"Which "Spring Fever" Movie, did you think,
bloomed the brightest?


The Hallmark Channel premiered FOUR NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES as part of *SPRING FEVER*!

Please share "YOUR TAKE" on this recent block of Original TV movies in comments below by answering these Two Questions...

(you can choose more than one for both questions!)

1. Which "SPRING FEVER" movie did you like/love the most?

2. Which "SPRING FEVER" movie poster (above) do you like best?

Looking forward to hearing all your responses!


My take...

1. Movie: I enjoyed them all, so I'm picking two... "Royal Matchmaker" and "Once Upon a Prince!" I guess I was swept away by both royal romances!

2. Poster: Again, I liked them all, but I'm giving the edge here to "Royal Matchmaker!" I love her beautiful pink dress and his uniform. The flower background in the "Once Upon a Prince" poster is stunning, too, I just wish I could see more of them, and her gorgeous dress!


Thank you - in advance - to everyone who shares below!

Blessings, Net


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Love anchors the Soul... in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Beach House"!


Saturday April 28, 2018:

Caretta learns she can shake the sand from her shoes, but not from her soul...

in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie
The Beach House


*PLEASE NOTE: "The Beach House" tells the story of a dying mother (Lovie, played by Andie MacDowell) reconnecting with her grown children.

Storyline via Hallmark: Caretta “Cara” Rudland (Kelly) thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie (MacDowell), who has been caring for... click here to read more...

The Beach House premieres
Saturday April 28, 2018
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel
and simultaneously
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

*Encore Airings on the Hallmark Channel:
Sunday April 29 5:00 PM/4c.
Saturday May 5 7:00 PM/6c.
Sunday May 6 1:00 PM/12c.
Friday May 11 4:00 PM/3c.
Saturday May 12 11:00 AM/10c.


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Have a Blessed & Beautiful Weekend, Everyone! Net



The Beach House
by Mary Alice Monroe


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Lacey Chabert finds "Love on Safari" in Hallmark Channel's All New Summer Nights Movie


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Love on Safari

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Summer, 2018







CAST:

Lacey Chabert ... Kira Slater
Brittany Bristow ... Ally Botsman
Jon Cor ... Tom Anderson
Francis Chouler ... Artie Warrington Jnr
Shelaine Bennett ... Vicky Hernandez












PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: When reserved web designer Kira (Lacey Chabert) inherits a beautiful animal reserve in South Africa, she must travel there for the reading of her uncle’s will. Upon arrival, she meets the handsome park ranger Tom (Jon Cor) who is the exact opposite of her steady boyfriend. Along with Tom and Ally (Brittany Bristow), the reserve’s other ranger, Kira explores her surroundings and begins to not only fall in love with the animal reserve, but with Tom as well. Soon, Kira is faced with a difficult decision: sell the reserve to a ruthless competitor, or risk everything for this new world. To make the right choice, Kira realizes that sometimes she must get lost to find her own way to happiness.






Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A look inside my "Beach House" bag from Hallmark...


Today, I thought I would share details of the fun gifts I recently received from Hallmark... one is a medium size tote bag with the Hallmark Channel Logo and “The Beach House” text. A very handy, trendy thing to have on the beach!

Along with the tote, I received a blue t-shirt with a turtle graphic, as worn by many of the actors and actresses, including Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray, in the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “The Beach House.” The movie will be shown simultaneously on two of Hallmark's networks, the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, on Saturday, April 28, 2018!

image: itsawonderfulmovie.com

Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray
Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David M. Russell

Thank You to Hallmark's promotional department for this gift; I look forward to sharing and watching the premiere of your newest Hallmark Hall of Fame movie! Details below!

"The Beach House" image via: Hallmark Crown Media

“The Beach House” movie script was written by Maria Nation, based upon the book, of the same name, by Mary Alice Monroe. Starring in the film are Andie MacDowell (“Groundhog Day,” “Cedar Cove,” “At Home in Mitford”), Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights,” “Away and Back” Hallmark Hall of Fame) and Chad Michael Murray (“A Cinderella Story,” “One Tree Hill,” “Left Behind”).

The Beach House
by Mary Alice Monroe

Please note: I have not personally read this book; however, if you are interested, I highly suggest checking out the many helpful and insightful reviews on Amazon.

I especially enjoyed this book review By TAL59GRACE, from April 13, 2018...

“Breathtaking, unforgettable. Mary Alice Monroe is a word artist. She describes the scene & people so vividly, I feel like I could reach out & touch them! I fell in love with Lovie, Cara, Brett, Toy, and the turtles!"


Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David M. Russell

“The Beach House” movie storyline via Hallmark: Caretta “Cara” Rudland (Minka Kelly) thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie (Andie MacDowell), who has been caring for her young, pregnant friend Toy (Makenzie Vega) in her charming beach house. For more details and movie images, visit my post on "The Beach House."

View Hallmark's extended trailer:

See the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9pm/8c.
on the Hallmark Channel and
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Cowboy Up - It's the Season 3 Premiere of "The Cowboy Way" - Tonight on INSP!


The Cowboy Way

image via: INSP

via INSP: "The Cowboy Way, returns with the adventures of three modern-day cowboys as they preserve the cowboy way of life. Whether herding cattle or raising their families, these friends work hard, play hard and face challenges head-on."

Season Three of The Cowboy Way
Premieres Tonight - Thursday APRIL 26, 2018
at 8pm/7c. on INSP


What will Cody do when his rodeo contract at the state fair
is put in jeopardy?

What is life like for newlyweds Booger and Jaclyn,
when Jaclyn and her son Matthew move in to Booger's house?

Will Bubba be homesick in Mississippi
and long to return to the cowboy life in Alabama?

Get these answers and more...
in the all new season of The Cowboy Way tonight!


Brimming With Love - a PixL Movie Premiere


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Brimming With Love

Network: PixL

Original Air Date: May 5, 2018


*Click Here to watch the PixL Channel via Amazon's Streaming Service!


image via: PixL

image via: PixL


CAST:

Kelsey Asbille ... Allie Morgan
Jonathan Keltz ... Sam Jenson
George Newbern ... Addison Rickford
Alexandra Metz ... Mia Bard
Zayne Emory ... Tyler
Gatlin Kate James ... Emily
Japheth Gordon ... Eric Stauffer
James McAndrew ... Jerry
Ron G. ... Comic
Natalie Wachen ... Jackie
Lawrence Adimora ... Ben


Image via Instagram

image via: PixL

image via: PixL


PLOT:

Storyline: Allie is an aspiring journalist who meets Sam, a coffee shop owner who plays matchmaker for his customers. Allie agrees to be matched but going though Sam's process causes her to see that her perfect match might just be the matchmaker himself.


Movie Review:

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See or Skip:

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*images via: PixL / IMDB

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Preview Heartland's Season 11 Finale - Tonight on UP!


Heartland Season 11 image via: CBC

Episode 17: Doubt

Watch April 25, 2018 at 8pm/7c. on UP.

Storyline via CBC: In the aftermath of a vicious viral video, Georgie reconsiders her future in show jumping… and in Hudson. Meanwhile, Amy and Ty are of differing opinions about what to do with their new land. A lucrative business opportunity puts Jack, Mitch and Tim at odds. And Lou struggles with how to support her daughter through a difficult time.

Preview Clip:



Episode 18: Naming Day

Watch April 25, 2018 at 9pm/8c. on UP.

Storyline via CBC: In the days leading up to baby Lyndy’s naming ceremony, the members of the Heartland family find themselves keeping secrets from each other. Without Amy’s knowledge, Ty enlists Caleb’s help in fulfilling a long-held promise to himself. Amy works with Spartan in secret on something she hopes will make her daughter’s day truly memorable. And when Val approaches her with yet another offer, Georgie has to make an important decision as she prepares for the Fall Finale. Meanwhile, Jack comes to a startling realization and Tim gets news that he finds hard to share.

Preview Clip:


Please note: I have not previously watched these episodes above. "Heartland" is a well known family television drama from Canada that often deals with real-life issues. Please always check ratings before viewing.

These are the last episodes of "Heartland's" Season 11 tonight on UP! I sure hope you've enjoy the ride!

Blessings, Net







Catch up on previous seasons of Heartland on DVD:

Heartland: Season 8 / Heartland: Season 9 / Heartland: Season 10

Heartland: A Heartland Christmas

Heartland Seasons 1-10 The Complete Series DVDs Season

Countdown to Christmas... "Mark" April 25th!



"MARK"ing THE 25th!

On this 25th Day of the month... it's only 8 months until Christmas Day... 243 days and so many hours, according to my Countdown Clock which is currently ticking the seconds away!!!

To commemorate this special time here at It's a Wonderful Movie... I'll share which Christmas movie I have chosen to watch on the 25th in this post, and for those of you who would like to participate, please share which Christmas movie/program you are watching today on the 25th - in comments below!

On this April 25, 2018, I am watching-

starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, and Tom Drake


'Meet Me in St. Louis' is such a beautiful film about the early 1900's time period. The movie takes you through every season, including Springtime & Christmastime! If you like period films or musicals, I highly recommend it!

Now, it's your turn to share... which Christmas movie/program will you watch today, on the 25th?

Blessings, Net

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hallmark announces some "Christmas Joy"


Danielle Panabaker - image via Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Press Release:

DANIELLE PANABAKER
AND MATT LONG
STAR IN
‘CHRISTMAS JOY,’


A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE,
PART OF THE TOP-RATED
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS PROGRAM EVENT

Film is Based on the Bestselling Novel by Nancy Naigle


STUDIO CITY, CA – April 24, 2018 – Hallmark Channel announces Danielle Panabaker (“The Flash”) and Matt Long (“Timeless”) are set to star in “Christmas Joy,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2018. “Christmas Joy” is part of the network’s #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4.

“Danielle Panabaker is known for quality work in a number of genres, and we are especially grateful to have her on our air this Christmas,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.

“Danielle and Matt Long deliver lively performances in this romantic comedy about love in a small town at Christmastime, all while capturing the theme of Nancy Naigle’s bestselling novel which is that the magic of Christmas will open your heart and bring you everlasting joy,” Vicary concluded.

In “Christmas Joy,” Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls, NC. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her Aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrews (Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must navigate Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary annual Cookie Crawl, a walking home tour where owners display holiday decorations and treat each other to Christmas cookies all while vying to win the prized Golden Wreath Award. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take her aunt’s place as chair of the Cookie Crawl much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to “co-captain,” she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home for the holidays.

Christmas Joy is a Silver Bells Production Ltd. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm are Producers. Monika Mitchell directs from a script written by Jennifer Maisel and Tracy Andreen. “Christmas Joy” is based on the bestselling novel by Nancy Naigle.

Royally Ever After - a Hallmark Channel Royal Movie starring Fiona Gubelmann and Torrance Coombs


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Royally Ever After

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: May 19, 2018














CAST:

Fiona Gubelmann ... Sara
Torrance Coombs ... Daniel
Carmen du Sautoy ... Queen Patricia
Barry McGovern ... King Edmond
John Faulker ... Jackson
Rebekah Wainwright ... Fiona
Fiona Bell ... Marie
John Guerrasio ... Bert
Aideen Wylde ... Lena
Shashi Rami ... Chef
Kimberly Leemans ... Caitlin
Sadhbh O’Donovan ... Willa
Donna Anita Nikolaisen ... The Countess
Tessa ... Louisa Dolan
Terry Trebicki ... Gavin
John Carty ... Gardener







PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Sara’s dream of finding the perfect mate is realized when boyfriend Daniel proposes marriage, but there is one tiny hitch. It turns out he is the real-life prince of a small European monarchy, and his marriage requires the approval of his royal parents. Commoner Sara will have to do more than simply impress the in-laws-to-be. If she wants to become Daniel’s wife, she’ll have to prove she’s got all the makings of an honest-to-goodness princess.







Movie Review:

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See or Skip:

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steffan Hill
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