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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Great American Family To Premiere SIX Great American Pure Flix Movies Over SIX Weeks - SEE HERE:




Great American Family Announces 6 weeks of Saturday night movie premieres from the Great American Pure Flix library of films.

See six movies that exemplify themes of faith, family, loyalty, inspiration, good over evil, and love.

I've included the promo trailer for this special movie event below.



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August Movie Premieres:

 


Mr. Manhattan

Premieres: August 3, 2024

Starring: Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega

Storyline: In "Mr. Manhattan" Carlos PenaVega plays an ambitious attorney who struggles to balance his career and the demands of fatherhood after becoming caretaker to his niece and nephew. Along the way, he’s forced to reevaluate his priorities and lost faith.

Movie Review:

🌟 Mr. Manhattan – I thoroughly enjoyed this family-friendly movie from Great American Pure Flix starring Carlos and Alexa PenaVega.

There is a bit of a sad element to the story, however, as two young children lose their parents in a car accident and must move from their home and live with their Uncle Mason (Carlos PenaVega) in the city. Alexa PenaVega portrays Mason’s ex-fiancΓ©, Dani; the two work together to care for the children after their loss.

Mason is struggling with the decisions he has made with his life and is currently dating a woman, Tish, whom he is obviously not in love with. The children are gradually adapting to life with their Uncle, but there are still difficult moments of sadness and everyday troubles. However, there is also a mix of joy, hope, and peace- with many delightful, uplifting moments, too!

Best of all, faith is also weaved into the movie subtly, but beautifully, as Dani encourages Mason to trust in God when he is discouraged with raising the children, finding the right housing, and his work.

I think most viewers will enjoy this inspirational movie when it premieres on Great American Family. Carlos and Alexa’s performances in this dramatic storyline are excellent, along with the children who portray Carlos’ nephew and niece.

This movie does a good job of showing grief and happy times. It’s a hopeful story of overcoming loss. ~Net


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God's Country Song

Premieres: August 10, 2024

Starring: Justin Gaston, Mariel Hemingway, John Laughlin, Christopher Michael, Justene Alpert, JJ Miller, Coffey Anderson

Storyline: Only God knows if Noah can be the man and father he’s meant to be. Will Noah stop chasing selfish dreams, heal broken relationships and start down God's path for his future?



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Nothing is Impossible

Premieres: August 17, 2024

Starring: David A.R. White and Nadia Bjorlin

Storyline: Scott Beck's life has not gone according to plan. Working as a janitor at the high school where he was once the star of the basketball team, he's dealing with an ailing father, a busted truck, and memories of Ryan, the girl he loved long ago. Opportunity soon arises when Ryan, now the owner of the Knoxville Silver Knights, decides to hold open tryouts. Scott tries to make the impossible happen by not only making the team, but getting back the woman he loves.



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Finding Faith

Premieres: August 24, 2024

Starring: Ashley Bratcher, Jonathan Stoddard, and John Schneider

Storyline: Victoria, a Christian advice columnist writing under the name Faith, begins to lose her faith after a series of life events. On her journey back to God, she finds her way back to love as well.

Movie Review:

🌟 Finding Faith – (streamed on Great American Pure Flix)

This is an impactful story with a heavy plot that deals with marriage difficulties and infertility for Victoria (an anonymous Christian advice columnist) and her husband, Billy, who is a musician, often traveling away from home.

Victoria uses the pseudonym Faith, when giving advice to others, but she’s struggling to deal with her own life issues and finding her faith.

Actor John Schneider portrays Victoria’s father; he’s trying to cope after losing his wife of many years, while Victoria grapples with the pain of losing her mother and a painful secret from the past.

It is revealed that one character had an affair many years ago, and how grace and forgiveness have healed this person’s heart.

Throughout the film, we see the wounds and scars of these characters – and gradually we see their healing after surrendering and turning to God.

Due to the subject content, this is a movie best-suited for a mature audience. ~Net


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Divine Influencer

Premieres: August 31, 2024

Starring: Featuring: Lara Silva, Jason Burkey, Jesse Metcalfe, Micah Lynn Hanson, Rebecca Koon

Storyline: When an entitled influencer loses everything, she must humbly trust God to understand what the meaning of true influence is. Desperate, she takes a job at a homeless shelter only so she has a place to lay her head and quickly realizes the joy and purpose that comes from serving others.

Movie Review:

🌟 Divine Influencer – (streamed through Great American Pure Flix)

At first, the main girl, Olivia ‘Liv’ Golden (portrayed by Actress, Lara Silva), is rather conceited and self-centered as a social media influencer, but when she loses her apartment and ends up working and living at the local homeless shelter – we begin to see the incredible influence this has on her life as she opens up to caring for others and discovers a renewed sense of faith.

Overall, the entire cast is spectacular and the production quality is excellent. It was also nice to see Jesse Metcalfe have a role in this, as well, in the supporting cast.

This inspirational, family-friendly movie is heartfelt, humorous, and uplifting! I would love to see this movie also air on Great American Family! (Update: I'm so delighted my previous wish is coming true!) ~Net


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September Movie Premiere:

 


Engagement Plan

Premieres: September 7, 2024

Starring: Jack Schumacher, Ted McGinley, Mia Pollini, Eva La Rue, Emily Topper, Eric Lutz, Judd Nelson and Faith Ford

Storyline: In The Engagement Plan, Wade (Schumacher) has a plan for everything! Wade’s plan to propose to his girlfriend, Kayla (Pollini) may be the crowning achievement of plans. With a 3-carat diamond ring in tow and reservations booked at the Waldorf for his parents, Dash and Margot, (LaRue, Nelson) and Kayla’s parents, Ed and Mama Marilyn (McGinley, Ford), Wade marvels at the absolute perfection of his engagement plan. Until his plan hits a dead end on a dirt road, a country road. Kayla changes the plan to have Wade meet at her family’s farm to help her mom and dad, whose cow is expecting a calf any day. Dressed in business best, Wade – a fish out of water – has an unexpected – and definitely an unplanned encounter with a family who is not convinced he is right for Kayla. Then Wade meets her ex-boyfriend who tries to prove it.



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Promo video:




I hope you all will be inspired by these Great American Pure Flix films. I have seen three of these movies, thus far, and I can share that all three were deeply meaningful, uplifting, and inspirational- Mr. Manhattan, Finding Faith, and Divine Influencer.

Please share your thoughts on these movies in comments below.


God's Blessings,
Net


Friday, July 19, 2024

πŸ‚❄ It's A Very, Very Good Weekend To Watch Christmas In July πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰




Happy weekend, everyone!

Christmas in July dashes through the snow this weekend with Hallmark's last new Christmas movie premiere for the month, A Very Vermont Christmas, and both networks, the Hallmark Channel and Great American Family, are airing some delightful Christmas movie classics, including The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Christmas Waltz, The Nine Lives of Christmas, My Christmas Hero, Switched for Christmas, Jingle Bell Princess, The Most Colorful Time of the Year, Christmas at the Plaza, A Hot Cocoa Christmas, Mingle All the Way, The Christmas Secret, Catering Christmas, A Veteran's Christmas, Bringing Christmas Home, Heaven Down Here, and more!

Be sure to check the Christmas TV Schedule so you don't miss any of the Christmas movies you love airing this weekend.



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Saturday, July 20, 2024:




Storyline: A local champion skier (Katie Leclerc) and Vermont brew master (Ryan McPartlin) teams up with an unlikely match to create a seasonal microbrew, in order to save her family’s business by Christmas.

Premieres Saturday, July 20, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Whether you watch one, none, or a ton of Christmas movies, I hope you all have a fantastic, peaceful, and restful weekend.

I'm going to try to watch several of the wonderful classic Christmas movies airing this weekend and record the rest for another day! :)




Also, be sure to take a minute and vote (if you haven't already) for your *Favorite Christmas Movies* from the 2023 Christmas season. Click here to vote.

Please note: I haven't pre-screened the new movie airing this weekend. If you'd like to share a review after A Very Vermont Christmas airs, please do so in comments below.

Have a Blessed Weekend, Everyone!
Net


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 SHINING HIS LIGHT: 

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A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

~Psalm 23


Hallmark Media Announces "Curious Caterer: Drumstick Drama" πŸ”Ž SEE HERE:


image: Hallmark Media


"Curious Caterer: Drumstick Drama will be in production for three weeks starting July 28," per Deadline, "with returning cast including Nikki Deloach as Goldy Berry, Andrew Walker as Detective Tom Shultz, Lochlyn Munro as Dr. Richard Korman, Jaycie Dotin as Marla Maguire and Riley Davis as Detective Mason Kildea."

The storyline via Hallmark Media: Goldy Berry, caterer extraordinaire, has a dilemma to solve. A last-minute request caused her to double book herself catering a VIP album rerelease concert while also being booked on a first date with none other than detective Tom Schultz at the same concert. Goldy finds herself playing double duty and things get even more complicated from there when right as Goldy finally gets a moment to enjoy her time with Tom, the lead singer gets electrocuted mid-act. Suddenly, Goldy’s date has turned into a crime scene.

We can expect this new Curious Caterer to premiere in the Fall of 2024 on Hallmark Mystery.


Happy Sleuthing!πŸ”Ž
Net


"Mr. Manhattan" Receives Premiere Date On Great American Family - SEE HERE:




The film, "Mr. Manhattan," which previously premiered on Great American Pure Flix, will now premiere this August on Great American Family. The premiere date is set for Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 8pm/7c.

"Mr. Manhattan" stars real-life husband and wife, Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and it is such a powerful story. I first watched this movie back in May when it originally premiered on Great American Pure Flix. If you like, you can read my movie review below.






Movie: "Mr. Manhattan"

Premiere Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024 on Great American Family

Starring: Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

Storyline: In "Mr. Manhattan" Carlos PenaVega plays an ambitious attorney who struggles to balance his career and the demands of fatherhood after becoming caretaker to his niece and nephew. Along the way, he’s forced to reevaluate his priorities and lost faith.

Movie Review:

Mr. Manhattan – I thoroughly enjoyed this family-friendly movie from Great American Pure Flix starring Carlos and Alexa PenaVega.

There is a bit of a sad element to the story, however, as two young children lose their parents in a car accident and must move from their home and live with their Uncle Mason (Carlos PenaVega) in the city.

Alexa PenaVega portrays Mason’s ex-fiancΓ©, Dani; the two work together to care for the children after their loss.

Mason is struggling with the decisions he has made with his life and is currently dating a woman, Tish, whom he is obviously not in love with. The children are gradually adapting to life with their Uncle, but there are still difficult moments of sadness and everyday troubles. However, there is also a mix of joy, hope, and peace- with many delightful, uplifting moments, too!

Best of all, faith is also weaved into the movie subtly, but beautifully, as Dani encourages Mason to trust in God when he is discouraged with raising the children, finding the right housing, and his work.

I think most viewers will enjoy this inspirational movie when it premieres on Great American Family. Carlos and Alexa’s performances in this dramatic storyline are excellent, along with the children who portray Carlos’ nephew and niece.

This movie does a good job of showing grief and happy times. It’s a hopeful story of overcoming loss. ~Net



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If you haven't seen "Mr. Manhattan" yet, I hope you'll also enjoy this movie when it premieres on Great American Family.

For those of you who have seen it, please know I would also love to hear your thoughts on "Mr. Manhattan" in the comments below.

More movies from Great American Pure Flix are expected to premiere on Great American Family in August, so stay tuned for details!


Happy movie-watching!
Net


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πŸŽ„ Great American Media Announces The *Great American Family Christmas Festival* πŸŽ„ DETAILS HERE:


Great American Family Christmas Festival logo and image via: Great American Media


All throughout the day yesterday, Actress and Author Danica McKellar, Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott, and the Great American Family channel teased on their social media accounts that there would be BIG news coming today for Great American Family viewers, and here it is!

The *Great American Family Christmas Festival* is coming this holiday season!

According to Great American Media, the "Great American Family Christmas Festival will be an immersive experience featuring talent from Great American Family movies, screenings, meet and greets, autograph signings, ice skating, crafting, holiday shopping, and, of course, Santa!"

See all of the exciting details in the press release below.



Image via: Great American Media / Pictured: Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott,
Actress and Author Danica McKellar, New York Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky
Click Here to Enlarge Image



Press Release via Great American Media:

GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA
TO CREATE NATION’S LARGEST
EXPERIENTIAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
WITH UBS ARENA &
THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS
AND CANDYROCK ENTERTAINMENT

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE NORTHWELL PARK AT UBS ARENA: A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20 THROUGH JANUARY 5. THIS EVENT WILL TRANSFORM THE NORTHWELL PARK AT UBS ARENA INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND, OFFERING DAILY HOLIDAY CHEER AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES. FESTIVAL BUILDS UPON THE EXISTING ATTRACTIONS AT THE PARK, INCLUDING OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS, INTERACTIVE GAMES, AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES, TO CREATE AN IMMERSIVE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE.

NEW YORK, NY – July 19, 2024 – Great American Media, home to a portfolio of family-friendly media brands, announced its plans to create what is anticipated to be the largest and most immersive Christmas experience in the country in partnership with UBS Arena & New York Islanders and CandyRock Entertainment. Great American Family Christmas Festival at The Northwell Park at UBS Arena, New York, officially opens its doors daily beginning November 20– January 5.

With holiday movie World Premieres, traditional lighting of the Christmas tree nightly, TikTok-worthy holiday experiences throughout, celebrity meet & greets, ice skating, Santa’s Crafting Village, and live entertainment, the inaugural Great American Family Christmas Festival is an experience for the entire family. With UBS Arena located within the heart of historic Belmont Park, The Northwell Park at UBS Arena offers year-round activities and activations during UBS Arena events and the New York Islanders’ season within a 155,800 square foot outdoor experience. This seasonal celebration adds another dimension to the venue’s growing reputation as the premier entertainment destination in the New York metropolitan area and will be produced by the creative team at CandyRock Entertainment.

“Over the past decade, my team and I have envisioned a Christmas Festival that will attract people from far and wide and offer fans a chance to meet the stars of our movies and immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind festive experience,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Between Islanders Ownership, who have an unparalleled commitment to the guest experience at UBS Arena, our Chief Creative Officer Candace Cameron Bure and her team at CandyRock Entertainment, and our terrific roster of talent, this partnership is poised to deliver the nation’s premier holiday event, not just this year, but for many seasons to come.”

To learn more and stay connected on the latest NEWS, TICKETS, VIP PACKAGES, talent appearances, and additional information on this one-of-a-kind festival, go to www.greatamericanchristmasfestival.com

“We are thrilled to partner with Great American Media to bring the Great American Family Christmas Festival to The Northwell Park at UBS Arena,” said New York Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky. “This is a fantastic opportunity to create a magical holiday tradition for Islanders fans andall families throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Festival will be a wonderful addition to our existing entertainment offerings and further solidify UBS Arena as a year-round destination for fun and excitement.”

“We all look forward to the holidays as a time to be together with our families and make new memories,” said CandyRock Entertainment CEO Candace Cameron Bure. “And this is what the Christmas Festival is all about. We’re so happy to give families a new opportunity to experience joy, play together, and celebrate this season.”

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL:

Facebook: @GreatAmericanFamilyTV @GreatAmericanPureFlix
Instagram: @greatamericanfamily @greatamericanpureflix
#GreatAmericanChristmasFest
ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to a family-friendly portfolio of brands including Great American Family, Great American Pure Flix, and Great American Faith & Living. As the flagship linear TV network, Great American Family features original Christmas movies, rom-coms and classic series that celebrate faith, family, and country. Great American Pure Flix is a leading faith and family streaming service that inspires, uplifts, and entertains with content that you can confidently stream with the entire family. Other platforms include Great American Faith & Living, the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates faith, family, and country every day and every season; Great American Adventures and Pure Flix TV, FAST channels (free ad-supporting streaming TV). Great American Media was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

ABOUT UBS ARENA:

UBS Arena is made for music and built for hockey. New York’s newest premier entertainment and sports venue and proud home of the New York Islanders is developed in partnership with Oak View Group, the New York Islanders, and Jeff Wilpon. The state -of -the -art  arena has welcomed top artists from around the globe since opening in November 2021 including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton, Dua Lipa, Drake, Harry Styles, Marc Anthony and Suga. The venue delivers an unmatched live entertainment experience for guests including clear sightlines and premier acoustics.

UBS Arena is at the forefront of sustainability, recently achieving Zero Waste TRUE Silver certification in May 2024 in addition to its LEED Green Building Certification and carbon neutrality for operations.

Located on the historic grounds of Belmont Park, UBS Arena is located just 30 minutes by LIRR from Grand Central or Penn Station and is easily accessible from across the region via mass transit or car. To plan your trip, please visit UBSArena.com/plan-your-trip.

For additional information, please visit UBSArena.com or @UBSArena on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

The New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships and record nineteen consecutive playoff series victories. 

The Islanders play in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, and have eight players, one coach and one general manager inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

  The Islanders Children’s Foundation has helped countless youngsters in need around the world since its inception. Donations are raised through the efforts of our players, management, and employees, along with our fans and partners.

  UBS Arena is the team’s state of the art home and features world class premium hospitality, great sightlines from every seat, and a loud and intimate bowl. 

  Isles Lab, the official team store of the New York Islanders, offers fans traditional NHL merchandise, unique collaboration and exclusive products. Isles Lab is located inside UBS Arena or can be shopped online at IslesLab.com.

ABOUT CANDYROCK ENTERTAINMENT:

CandyRock Entertainment is a joint venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times bestselling author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment. CandyRock Entertainment develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming, feature length films and live events designed to be enjoyed by the entire family. Instagram: @CandyRock.Entertainment



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My Quick Take:

I hope many of you who visit here can attend this incredible event! It sounds fantastic, and I can't wait to hear more! Tickets are not on sale quite yet, so I don't know how much they will cost, but be sure to sign up for updates and more information here: https://www.greatamericanfamilychristmasfestival.com/

If you're enjoying Christmas in July, check out today's Christmas movies playing in the Christmas TV Schedule.


Have a Merry Day!
Net