Saturday, February 24, 2018

Follow Your Heart to Hallmark all Weekend Long with the Premiere of "Royal Hearts" and an All New "When Calls the Heart"!


Royal Hearts / When Calls the Heart - images: Crown Media


Saturday February 24, 2018:

Travel along with Cindy Busby from the Country to the Castle...



Storyline via Hallmark: Kelly, a hopeless romantic in Montana eager to finish her dissertation, and her father, Hank, a rancher, receive news that he has inherited an estate from a faraway land. When they travel there, they discover... click here for more...

See the Premiere of Royal Hearts
Saturday February 24, 2018
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Encore: Sunday February 25, 2018 at 7pm/6c. on the Hallmark Channel


See my interview with actress Cindy Busby!


Includes behind-the-scenes details and more!


"Royal Hearts" is also available to order on DVD
in a Hallmark movie collection!



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Sunday February 25, 2018:

Many lessons are still to be learned in...



Episode 2: “Hearts and Minds”
Elizabeth mentors Julie, who finds teaching more difficult than she imagined. Meanwhile, Abigail has to...  click here for more...

Sunday February 25, 2018
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel




From my home & heart to yours...
I pray you have a joyful, peaceful, restful weekend!

Thank you for stopping by "It's a Wonderful Movie" today!

I hope you enjoy the new Hallmark movie "Royal Hearts" and an all new episode of "When Calls the Heart"! I know my heart is calling me... is your heart calling you, too?

Blessings to you all, Net


"As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart."
~ Proverbs 27:19 NIV

Friday, February 23, 2018

Royal Matchmaker - a Hallmark Channel Original "Spring Fever" Movie


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Royal Matchmaker

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: March 24, 2018








CAST:

Bethany Joy Lenz ... Kate Gleason
Will Kemp ... Prince Sebastian
Simon Dutton ... King Edward
Joseph Thompson ... Victor
Brittany Bristow ... Britney
Eva Trill ... Petra
Poppy Roe ... Loraine
Woody Hurst ... Rudy
Olga Vintaniuc ... Interviewee #1
Felicia Baducu ... Interviewee #2
Ivlia Simona Irimia ... Interviewee #3








PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Matchmaker Kate’s reputation as the “Queen of Hearts” reaches King Edward of Voldavia who hires her to find his son a bride. But Prince Sebastian has a moat around his heart, and Kate doesn’t see his tender side until he evokes his mother’s memory. She’s also learned he does humanitarian work, and before Kate knows it, she’s fallen for him herself! Still determined to find Sebastian a match, Kate introduces him to Petra, and is so heartbroken when they click, she runs off, unaware that the Prince has already found his royal match, and she’s sitting at the train station.







Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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

The Sweetest Heart - a Hallmark Channel Original “Spring Fever” Movie


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: The Sweetest Heart

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: March 17, 2018

"The Sweetest Heart" kicks off Hallmark Channel's annual “Spring Fever” programming event!


images: Crown Media / edit: itsawonderfulmovie.com







CAST:

Julie Gonzalo ... Maddie
Chris McNally ... Nate
Tammy Gillis ... Sarah
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Alex
Andrea Brooks ... Chloe
Jordan Burtchett ... Charley
Clayton Chitty ... Luke









PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: High school sweethearts Maddie and Nate reconnect when Nate returns to their hometown to lecture at the hospital. Still hurt from their breakup, Maddie tries to avoid him. However, they eventually form a friendship, and Nate helps her as she secures funding to expand her cupcake shop. Just as Maddie and Nate rekindle their romance, Nate learns that a career opportunity awaits him in Boston. Devastated, Maddie returns the promise ring he gave her long ago and prepares for the grand reopening of her shop. Nate soon realizes how much he left behind, and must decide if his future lies in Boston with work or in his hometown with Maddie.




Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hallmark Royal Movies, Hallmark Hall of Fame The Beach House, Highlights, Christmas & More!


If you love the grandeur of a Hallmark Royal Movie, such as "A Princess for Christmas," "A Crown for Christmas," and "A Royal Christmas," then you are going to love this news! In addition to the royal-themed movie "Royal Hearts," premiering this weekend, the Hallmark Channel will be premiering 2 more royal movies this Spring!

Look for "Royal Matchmaker" in March and "Once Upon a Prince" is said to premiere in April!

"Royal Hearts" and "Royal Matchmaker" / images: Crown Media

THREE ROYAL MOVIES:

Royal Hearts

Storyline: Kelly, a hopeless romantic in Montana eager to finish her dissertation, and her father, Hank, a rancher, receive news that he has inherited an estate from a faraway land. When they travel there, they discover that Hank has not only inherited the estate, but the title that goes along with it – KING!

Starring: Cindy Busby, Andrew Cooper, and James Brolin

Premiere Date: February 24, 2018


Royal Matchmaker

Storyline: A struggling NYC matchmaker is hired by a king to find his son a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. As the clock ticks towards her deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife -- only to realize that she’s fallen in love with him!

Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz, Will Kemp, Brittany Bristow.

Premiere Date: March 24, 2018


Once Upon a Prince

Storyline: Coming...

Starring: Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz

Premiere Date: April 7, 2018

*Please stay tuned for schedule changes/updates! See my movie list for more upcoming Hallmark movies!



HALLMARK CHANNEL BRINGS BACK MARCH "Merry Madness" CHRISTMAS BRACKET:

image: Crown Media

The Merry Madness Christmas Bracket opens on March 1st! The Competition will include four categories this year - the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Movies Now, and Hallmark Classics!

See Hallmark's web-site for more details - and which movies are included in this years challenge!

Let's hope the ultimate winning movie will be played on TV again this year during Hallmark Channel's Prime Time, as the 2017 Merry Madness champion "The Christmas Card" aired last year.


EASTER and CHRISTMAS in APRIL:

Besides all the wonderful new family premiere TV movies, my heart still remains with some of the dear old classics one can discover on TCM. On Easter Sunday, TCM will be airing both the "Easter Parade" starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland and "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire! These two amazing Movie Musicals are a delight any day of the year, especially "Holiday Inn" which takes you along throughout the Calendar year, celebrating each Holiday, including Easter, the Fourth of July, Christmas, and so much more!!!

'Easter Parade' / 'Holiday Inn' DVD Covers

See the classic musical movie Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
on TCM at 8pm/7c.

See the classic musical movie Holiday Inn
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
on TCM at 10pm/9c.


HALLMARK HALL OF FAME "The Beach House":

The Hallmark Hall of Fame original film, "The Beach House," starring Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, Chad Michael Murray and Makenzie Vega, will have its premiere on the Hallmark Channel- Saturday, April 28th, according to Hallmark's Press Release.

"The Beach House" - image: Crown Media

"The Beach House" storyline via Hallmark: "The movie sees Cara Rutledge, played by Minka Kelly, thinking she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. She returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago and reconnects with her mother Lovie (Andie MacDowell). Before long, the rhythms of the island open Cara’s heart. She becomes a “turtle lady” who conserves the area’s wildlife, repairs the family beach house and renews a past romance with Brett (Chad Michael Murray)."


Hope you enjoyed this update & highlight of upcoming movie details! I just love a good Royal Movie... so I'm thrilled we have three coming up! Most of Hallmark's past Royal Movies have been for Christmas; therefore, it's good to see them expand this theme to the rest of the year!

Plus, how fun that we can look forward to a bit of Christmas in March with Hallmark's "Merry Madness" event once again!


Have a Wonderful Day, Everyone!
Blessings, Net
 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Which HALLMARK CHANNEL MOVIE did YOU LOVE BEST during Countdown To Valentine's Day?


"Cooking with Love," or
"Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride"


Which COUNTDOWN to VALENTINE'S DAY Movie
Won Your Heart Over?


The Hallmark Channel (technically) premiered THREE NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES as part of *COUNTDOWN to VALENTINE'S DAY*! I've decided to squeeze "Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride" into this category, too! After all, the movie had a Valentine's theme and wedding!

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!)

1. Which "VALENTINE'S DAY" movie did you like/love the most?

2. Which "VALENTINE'S DAY" movie poster (above) do you like best?

Looking forward to hearing all your responses in comments below! Blessings, Net
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