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Thursday, January 17, 2019

πŸ’• HALLMARK CHANNEL DUBS FEBRUARY ‘UNCONDITIONAL LOVE’ MONTH πŸ’•


πŸ’•Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and of course, the Hallmark Channel will be delivering sweet love stories to celebrate this Special Holiday! See Hallmark Channel's press release below for all the "love"ly details for what's coming in February!

images: Hallmark Crown Media / Instagram - Lacey Chabert


Hallmark Press Release:

HALLMARK CHANNEL
DUBS FEBRUARY
‘UNCONDITIONAL LOVE’ MONTH

Network Shows Fans Love With
Four All-New Original Movies,
The Return of Two
Beloved Original Series,
and Three Heartwarming
Animal-Themed Specials


February is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE month on Hallmark Channel, celebrating the month of devotion with four all-new movies, the return of two beloved original series, and three pet-centered specials highlighting the network’s corporate pet initiative, Adoption Ever After – an effort committed to educating the public about the rewards of pet adoption, inspiring viewers to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets.

All New Movies: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Channel’s four all-new romance-themed movies premiering every Saturday night, starting with “Valentine in the Vineyard” (Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m. ET/PT), followed by “The Story of Us” (Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT), “Love, Romance & Chocolate” (Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT), and “Love on the Menu” (Saturday, February 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT). If it’s Saturday, It’s Hallmark Channel!

Adoption Ever After Specials: Watch heartwarming pet rescue shows with Hallmark Channel’s 1st Annual “Cat Bowl” (Saturday, February 2, 10 p.m. ET/PT), “Kitten Bowl VI” (Sunday, February 3, 2 p.m. ET/PT) and “2019 American Rescue Dog Show” two-night special event (Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT).

Return of Hit Series: “When Calls the Heart” (Sunday, February 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT) and “Meet the Peetes” (Sunday, February 24, 9 p.m. ET/PT).


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘VALENTINE IN THE VINEYARD’
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, February 2, (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Brendan Penny, Marcus Rosner, Tegan Moss

As partners in life and professional winemaking, Frankie Baldwin (Cook) and Nate DeLuca (Penny) have different personality types and styles that combine to make them a formidable team. They’ve just gotten engaged when Frankie’s cousin Lexi (Tegan Moss, “The Good Doctor”) and Nate’s brother Marco (Marcus Rosner, “UnREAL”) spring the news that they are getting married – and on Valentine’s Day, a mere four weeks away. Agreeing to keep their plans a secret, Frankie and Nate offer to host Lexi and Marco’s big day. As they juggle wedding planning with a high-stakes winery expansion, Frankie and Nate begin to wonder if their differences are more of a hindrance than they realized.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘THE STORY OF US’
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Maggie Lawson, Sam Page

Small town Oregon bookstore owner Jamie Vaughn (Lawson) learns that hers and other struggling local businesses face closure by a powerful Portland property developer, led by architect and former flame Sawyer O’Dell (Page). As Valentine’s Day approaches and closure seems imminent, Jamie must not only hatch a heartfelt plan to save her beloved bookstore, but she must also sort out her past feelings for Sawyer when her most recent boyfriend Matt returns to town, and she discovers that true love doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be true.


image: Instagram - Lacey Chabert

‘LOVE, ROMANCE & CHOCOLATE’
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, Brittany Bristow

New York accountant Emma Colvin (Chabert) is heartbroken when her boyfriend leaves her before their planned romantic getaway to Belgium for Valentine’s Day. Convinced by a friend to go alone on the trip, Emma has the adventure of a lifetime when her Belgian innkeeper Marie (Bristow) introduces her to renowned chocolatier, Luc Simon (Kemp). Luc and his fellow chocolatiers are in the midst of a competition to create the most romantic chocolate in Belgium for the upcoming Belgian royal wedding. He discovers her kitchen skills and soon she’s immersed in the competition and a budding romance develops.


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‘LOVE ON THE MENU’
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, February 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith, Barbara Niven

When chef Hank (Kavan Smith) makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie (Autumn Reeser) in order to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters, leaving Maggie conflicted: Does she choose her allegiance to her cut-throat boss or does she partner -both in work and in love - with Hank?


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘1st ANNUAL CAT BOWL’
A Hallmark Channel Original Special World Premiere
Saturday, February 2, (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Beth Stern, Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison

“Cat Bowl” is a one-hour special featuring adult cats from Kitten Bowls' past coming together for an all-star game. Featuring 'where are they now' segments with fun and heartwarming profile pieces. Presented in association with North Shore Animal League America (the nation’s largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization) and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Announcers of the game are Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison. Hosted by Beth Stern, TV personality and national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘KITTEN BOWL VI’
A Hallmark Channel Original Special World Premiere
Sunday, February 3, 2 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Beth Stern, Dean Cain, Rodney Peete, Rashad Jennings and Boomer Esiason

“Kitten Bowl” is a feline catstravaganza presented in association with North Shore Animal League America (the nation’s largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization) and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Hosted by Beth Stern, TV personality and national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America and NFL stars and Hallmark favorites; Dean Cain, Rodney Peete, Rashad Jennings and Boomer Esiason as announcers for the big game.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘2019 AMERICAN RESCUE DOG SHOW’ TWO NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT
A Hallmark Channel Original Special World Premiere
Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Lisa Vanderpump, Debbie Gibson, Mike Rowe, Bill Berloni, Brandon McMillan, Ross Mathews, Larissa Wohl

“2019 American Rescue Dog Show” features shelter dogs of various breeds from across the country vying for top dog in the world’s most adorable categories. The goal of the show is to inspire viewers to adopt their next dog from their local shelter or rescue organization. The two-night event special is hosted by Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell with celebrity judges Lisa Vanderpump, Debbie Gibson, Mike Rowe, Bill Berloni and Brandon McMillan. Ross Mathews and Larissa Wohl cover all the action ringside.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART’ SEASON 6
A Hallmark Channel Original Series World Premiere
Sunday, February 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Starring: Stars: Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith

In the season six premiere, the town of Hope Valley adjusts to the changing times – while still maintaining the small-town bonds that connect them. After taking time off to care for her new baby, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) returns to teaching but soon realizes she needs more support than she could have imagined. Abigail (Lori Loughlin) prepares for the arrival of the telephone to Hope Valley. Bill (Jack Wagner) and Gowen (Martin Cummins) enter a bidding war for the town saloon. Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) senses a spark between Faith (Andrea Brooks) and Carson (Paul Greene).


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‘MEET THE PEETES’ SEASON 2
A Hallmark Channel Original Series World Premiere
Sunday, February 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Dolores Robinson, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Rodney “R.J.” Jackson Peete, Robinson James Peete, Roman Matthew Peete

A new house means one thing - housewarming party! Now the only challenge? Getting the Peetes’ schedules to line up - despite summer vacation for the kids, their over scheduled lives still run amuck and Holly’s ideal plans for quality family time starts to crumble - even Dolores is too busy with her new fabulous life in the desert. With Rodney’s help - the family shows up and celebrates big time - surprising Holly.

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(End of Press Release)

Wishing you all much LOVE and Happiness!
Blessings, Net

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HALLMARK gives CLUES on SEVEN NEW MYSTERY MOVIES coming in 2019!


All of the sudden! Unexpectedly. When we weren't expecting it! In the middle of the week. On a Wednesday! Hallmark releases key details to solving this puzzling mystery... who will star in the New Mystery Movie Premieres launching the start of 2019!?!?

images: Hallmark Crown Media

Okay, so some of these Hallmark mystery movies coming up have already been solved! By now, if you've been watching Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, even for a millisecond, or following closely here at *It's a Wonderful Movie,* (thank you, if that's you!) then you already know there are TWO All New Mysteries premiering in January - “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness” and “Mystery 101.”

Even though both of these mystery movies are new, I don't know about you, but I'm already deeply intrigued. Follow the information below for more clues on each of these films and even more details on what's to come in February and March on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, directly from Hallmark's press release! I hope you enjoy this latest scoop!


Hallmark Press Release:

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
KICKS OFF 2019 with
MUST SOLVE SUNDAYS
THREE MONTHS
OF Dynamic CRIME-SOLVING
ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL PREMIERES

In JANUARY, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries kicks off the network’s MUST SOLVE SUNDAYS lineup with two all-new, original movies starting with “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness” (Sunday, January 20, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and “Mystery 101” (Sunday, January 27, 9 p.m. ET/PT).

In FEBRUARY, the whodunnit movies continue with the return of “Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death,” (Sunday, February 10, 9 p.m. ET/PT), followed by all-new movie series, “The Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered,” (Sunday, February 17, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and “The Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man,” (Sunday, February 24, 9 p.m. ET/PT).

In MARCH, the third installment, “The Chronicle Mysteries: Vines that Bind,” (Sunday, March 3, 9 p.m. ET/PT) premieres, followed by the all-new, highly anticipated “Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For,” (Sunday, March 10, 9 p.m. ET/PT).

image: Hallmark Crown Media


‘RUBY HERRING MYSTERIES: SILENT WITNESS’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, January 20 (9p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Taylor Cole, Stephen Huszar and Shawn Christian

While attending her sister’s wedding at a resort in the mountains outside Seattle, TV consumer reporter Ruby Herring (Cole) becomes involved in a murder mystery when an old family friend drowns under suspicious circumstances. Encouraged by her dad, legendary investigative crime reporter John Herring (Christian), Ruby conducts her own unorthodox investigation, to the consternation of Jake Killian (Huszar), the handsome, by-the-book Seattle P.D. homicide detective assigned to the case.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘Mystery 101’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, January 27 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha

Amy (Wagner) is an expert in whodunnits and sizing people up, so when she meets detective Travis (Polaha), investigating a plant theft, Amy deduces he’s new in town and divorced by his accent and missing wedding band. Though Travis can’t discuss his investigation, he and Amy banter playfully while she waits for her student Lacey, who doesn’t show. Fearing Lacey is in trouble when her boyfriend turns up dead, and connecting a colleague’s “suicide” with the plant theft, Amy unravels both mysteries, and risks her life. Now Travis must sleuth fast, or his blooming romance with Amy could die on the vine.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘EMMA FIELDING MYSTERIES: MORE BITTER THAN DEATH’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, February 10, (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Tupper, Mark Valley

While hosting the annual gathering of the Association for the Study of American Archaeology at Kenzer College, Emma Fielding (Thorne-Smith) is thrust into the midst of a murder mystery when the President of her organization is poisoned on the eve of announcing her successor. With many of the leading archaeologists present having expressed their entitlement to the presidency prior to the murder, Emma and FBI pal Jim Conner (Tupper) have plenty of likely suspects from which to choose, including Duncan Thatcher (Valley), the rather self-important archaeologist who Emma was not expecting to attend, and who just happens to be her former fiancΓ©.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘THE CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: RECOVERED’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, February 17, (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres

Alex McPherson (Sweeney) returns to the small town in Pennsylvania where she spent her summers as a girl to record the next episode of her true crime podcast, about the disappearance of a childhood friend 20 years prior. However, after teaming up with the local newspaper editor (Ayres), who reluctantly agrees to help her retrace the girl’s last steps, Alex not only uncovers the shocking truth behind the girl’s disappearance, but also a decades-old murder and its cover-up. And, when Alex links her inquiries about the missing girl to a recent murder, she quickly realizes that she might just be the killer’s next target.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘THE CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: THE WRONG MAN’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, February 24, (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres

The latest edition of Alex McPherson’s (Sweeney) true crime podcast finds her investigating a three-year-old murder of a woman whose body has only recently been discovered. In reviewing the case for her podcast, Alex discovers the shocking truth about the killer, and helps to exonerate two men wrongly accused of the crime.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘THE CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: VINES THAT BIND’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, March 3, (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres

The latest edition of Alex McPherson’s (Sweeney) true crime podcast leads her and most of the Chronicle staff to nearby Macklin, where they investigate the death of a vintner that was ruled an accident by the local police. Before Alex can get to the bottom of what she feels was a murder, another member of the family is felled by a bullet. She and her colleagues soon amass a formidable roster of suspects, of whom had the motive and opportunity to commit the crimes.


image: Hallmark Crown Media

‘CROSSWORD MYSTERIES: A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR’
A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, March 10, (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven, John Kapelos  

From Executive Producer Will Shortz, known for being the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times, comes a movie about a New York Sentinel Crosswords editor Tess Harper (Chabert), who becomes involved in a murder mystery following the death of a prominent gallery owner. She discovers that art heists are being foreshadowed by clues in one of her newspaper’s weekly puzzles. Reluctant to accept her help at first, Lt. Logan O’Connor (Elliott) eventually lets her in on the investigation, and together they work to find the killer.



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(end of Press Release)


Keep sleuthing and enjoy your next movie night!
Blessings, Net

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

πŸ“Ί VOTE for YOUR FAVORITE TV MOVIES from 2018! #ItsAWonderfulMovie #TVMovieAwards


"It's a Wonderful Movie"

is honoring TV Movies

from 2018

with the annual Family Movie Awards!

Once again, for the *It's a Wonderful Movie* Awards, we will be honoring our Favorite TV Movies in 4 different categories... Favorite TV Movie, Mystery, Faith/Inspirational, and CHRISTMAS!!! Plus, we will be voting for our favorite lead Actors and Actresses, and a new category is coming! Stay tuned! There will be 7 categories in all!

Please see the complete list of Nominees, pictured and listed in alphabetical order below, with their movie posters! Choose which ones were your favorites and then, please Vote by taking the Poll listed in the right column of this blog or below! (You may choose as many movies as you like. Just be sure to click the word Vote - after you have checked all of your favorites! 1 voting process please - per person!)

And, Now for the First POLL....

POLL #1:

Favorite TV Movie Nominees from 2018:
The *It's a Wonderful Movie* 12 Nominees are...


(Click on the Movie Titles below, listed in alphabetical order, for more details on each film!)















Congratulations to ALL of the Nominees above
and Thank You to Everyone who Participates by Voting!

Please Vote in the Poll below or on the right!

Blessings to you all, Net

*This Poll begins January 15, 2018 and ends January 22, 2018.

Stay Tuned next week for the Favorite TV Mystery Movie Nominees!



Vote for your Favorite 2018 TV Movies! (you may choose more than one!)

All Of My Heart: The Wedding
Love at First Dance
Love at Sea
Love on the Slopes
Marrying Mr. Darcy
My Secret Valentine
One Winter Weekend
Pearl in Paradise
The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells
Royal Matchmaker
Very, Very, Valentine
Yes, I Do

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ALISON SWEENEY HOSTS HALLMARK'S “VALENTINE'S DAY & ADOPTION EVER AFTER PREVIEW SPECIAL”


Hallmark Press Release:

image: Alison Sweeney - Hallmark Crown Media

Alison Sweeney hosts Hallmark Channel’s “Valentine's Day & Adoption Ever After Preview Special” a half hour special airing on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

February is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE month on Hallmark Channel, celebrating Valentine’s Day and the network’s corporate pet initiative, Adoption Ever After - committed to educating the public about the many rewards of pet adoption in hopes of inspiring viewers to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets.

image: Alison Sweeney, Happy the Dog, and Larissa Wohl - Hallmark Crown Media

Alison Sweeney, “Home & Family’s” resident pet rescue expert Larissa Wohl and Hallmark Channel’s Happy the Dog treat viewers to a first look at the network’s two all-new Valentine's original movies plus Hallmark Channel's 1st Annual Cat Bowl, Kitten Bowl VI, and the 2019 American Rescue Dog Show.

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(End of Press Release)


It should be fun to get this sneak peek preview of Hallmark's all-new Valentine's original movies mentioned above- "Valentine in the Vineyard" and "The Story of Us."

image: Brendan Penny and Rachael Leigh Cook - Hallmark Crown Media

"Valentine in the Vineyard"

Premiere Date: February 2, 2019

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny

Storyline: Back for the third installment, Frankie and Nate manage life on the vineyard and plan a wedding in secret!


image: Sam Page and Maggie Lawson - Hallmark Crown Media

"The Story of Us"

Premiere Date: February 9, 2019

Starring: Maggie Lawson and Sam Page

Storyline: Jamie learns that her first love Sawyer is the architect of a development that wants to change her beloved neighborhood and threatens her bookstore. Can old Valentines help them see eye to eye?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mystery 101 - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Mystery 101

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: January 27, 2019








CAST:

Jill Wagner ... Professor Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Detective Travis Cole
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Andy Thompson ... Eldon
Sarah Dugdale ... Claire
Iain Belcher ... Josh
Louriza Tronco ... Lacey
Ben Sullivan ... Rex
Tosca Baggoo ... Professor Morales
Aliyah O’Brien ... Holly
Jan Bos ... Dean Hawkins
Larissa Albuquerque ... Britney
Matthew Harrison ... Stephen McDonough
Robin Thomas ... Graham
Derek Green ... Chief Tate
Alvin Sanders ... Professor Miller
Lossen Chambers ... Tabitha
Daniel Chai ... Mark Cudforth
Natalie Gibson ... Ivy Minter
David Stuart ... Jamison Mook
Favour Onwuka ... Student #1
Kiera Klassen ... Sister
Kareem Malcolm ... Russ
Adil Zaidi ... Tech #1
Isa Sanchez ... Tech #2







PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Amy is an expert in whodunnits and sizing people up, so when she meets detective Travis, investigating a plant theft, Amy deduces he’s new in town and divorced by his accent and missing wedding band. Though Travis can’t discuss his investigation, he and Amy banter playfully while she waits for her student Lacey, who doesn’t show. Fearing Lacey is in trouble when her boyfriend turns up dead, and connecting a colleague’s “suicide” with the plant theft, Amy unravels both mysteries, and risks her life. Now Travis must sleuth fast, or his blooming romance with Amy could die on the vine.





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