Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 - Movies, Specials, and More!!!

On this Memorial Day... let us remember our fallen soldiers and pray earnestly for our leaders and those who serve our country today! This weekend is unofficially known as the start to summer, as many will be barbecuing, picnicking, traveling, etc... but, if you're planning to relax, kick back, and vacation this weekend at home... you may want to spend some of your Staycation watching these Memorial Day Specials...

Saturday May 27, 2017

The Hallmark Channel premieres an all new Military-themed movie this weekend starring Sara Rue and Steve Bacic...

image via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Storyline via Hallmark: "When a romance novelist is teamed with a Navy SEAL as research for her book, by a mandate from her publisher, she is less than thrilled and he is more than honest. However, as she..." Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of All for Love
Saturday May 27, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel
(repeats Sunday night at 7pm/6c.)


Sunday May 28, 2017

Visit the quiet serenity of the countryside this Memorial Day weekend in an all new episode of...


Season 10 Episode 7: Riding Shotgun
image via:

Storyline via UP: "When Lou is given a horse, Amy helps her sister nurture a connection with the animal while Lou wrestles with the implications of the unexpected gift."

See a new episode of Heartland
Sunday May 28, 2017
at 7pm/6c. on UP


Also, on Sunday... Watch the concert that honors our Military and our American Patriotism...

National Memorial Day Concert
images via: PBS

via PBS: "Tune in or stream an American tradition that honors the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

Watch the National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday May 28, 2017
In most areas, it will air 8pm/7c.
Please check your Local PBS Listings for times


On this Memorial Day Weekend, TCM will air Military Movies that honor our servicemen and women who have served our country through many wars and conflicts.

image via - Above and Beyond

Films included in the 3 Day Military Salute are: the TCM premiere of Battle Hymn (1957), Above and Beyond (1952), Sergeant York (1941), One Minute to Zero (1952), Men in War (1957), Mister Roberts (1955), No Time for Sergeants (1958), and more...

(Please know: I am not familiar with all of these military movies. Since they are films about war they will depict violence and may not be suitable for all audiences.)


If Sports are your thing, then you will have plenty of choices this weekend on TV, from PGA Tour Golf, French Open Tennis, Nascar Racing, the Indianapolis 500, and Much More!!!


There will also be lots of Marathons over Memorial Day Weekend on various channels... from Crime Dramas, Sitcoms, to Fixer Upper type shows! And, even a Christmas movie on CMT - with two airings of Home Alone on Monday, Memorial Day, at 8pm/7c. and 10:30pm/9:30c.!


Whatever you watch or do...
I pray you all will have a
safe, joyous, reflective, relaxing
Memorial Day Weekend!!!

God Bless America -
as we pray for peace at home
and all around the world!!!

Blessings to You - One and All!!!


Add these DVDs to your collection:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Paul Greene and Maggie Lawson star in "My Favorite Wedding" -- a Hallmark Channel Original "June Wedding" Movie!


Movie: My Favorite Wedding

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: June 24, 2017


Paul Greene ... Michael
Maggie Lawson ... Tess Harper
Peter Benson ...
Christine Chatelain ...


Storyline via Hallmark: Potential Northwestern fellow Tess Harper lasers through her best friend’s wedding planning like the star doctor she hopes to soon become. In fact, Tess puzzles through any problem – provided it’s not her own. When she meets divorce lawyer and groom’s best friend, Michael, Tess maneuvers around him like a gurney in the emergency room until she discovers this best man has a few moves of his own.

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images: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett star in Hallmark June Wedding Sequel - "The Wedding March 2"


Movie: The Wedding March 2

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: June 17, 2017

*Note: This is a sequel to the Hallmark Channel June wedding movie "The Wedding March." There is a third film in this series coming, currently titled: "The Wedding March: A Valentine Wedding."


Jack Wagner ... Mick
Josie Bissett ... Olivia
Sarah Grey ... Julie
Aaron Pearl ... Duke
Aren Buchholz ...


Storyline via Hallmark: College sweethearts Olivia and Mick unexpectedly reunite after 25 years and become partners in running a wedding resort. As they work side by side, they learn their business relationship may not be working but romance may be in their future.

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images: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

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!

"The Mechanics of Love" - a PixL Movie starring Shenae Grimes-Beech


Movie: The Mechanics of Love

Network: PixL

Original Air Date: June 3, 2017

image on set of 'The Mechanics of Love' via: Instagram

image Shenae Grimes-Beech 'The Mechanics of Love' via: moviefone


Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Matti Dupree
Tyler Hynes ... Jake Henderson
Lochlyn Munro ... Doc Dupree
Emily Tennant ... Clare Dupree
Blair Penner ... TJ
Ryan Bruce ... Jonathan
Yvonne Chapman ... Pretty Waitress
Emily Mae Giles ... Young Matti
BJ Harrison ... Anna
Nils Hognestad ... Photographer
Milo Shandel ... Donald
William Vaughan ... Devin


Storyline: A tech entrepreneur is shocked to learn that her father's auto repair shop is in the red. She soon learns that a charming childhood friend wants to buy the struggling business.

In town for a wedding, Mattilynn runs into an old flame at her father's mechanic shop and is torn between staying and returning to the big city.

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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.
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