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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

🎬 Great American Family Adds Second Film To Their September Movie Premieres...

Pass the popcorn...

Great American Family adds the lighthearted romantic comedy "Love's Second Act" to its channel for September. This film previously premiered on Great American Pure Flix back in May. If you like, you can read my review of this movie below.

Movie: Love's Second Act

Starring: Jodie Sweetin and Tilky Jones

Premiere date: Saturday, September 14, 2024 at 8/7c

Storyline: Jamie, portrayed by Jodie Sweetin, is an aspiring filmmaker, who heads back to her hometown for some inspiration. She finds it in ex-boyfriend, Nick, played by Tilky Jones, who still works at the small-town movie theater where they both first fell in love.

Movie Reviews:

🎬 Love’s Second Act – (streamed on Great American Pure Flix)

This is a lighthearted, family-friendly rom-com. The movie was a little slow for me, at times, but it was still a nice watch. It’s the standard story of a woman (Jamie, played by Jodie Sweetin, "Full House," "Craft Me a Romance," "The Jane Mysteries") who leaves her hometown years ago, then returns and reconnects with her family and her childhood sweetheart (Nick, played by Tilky Jones, "Christmas Love Letter," "The Charm of Love").

Of course, the family business, the local theater, is also in danger of being sold by Nick’s father (played by George Wendt, famously known as Norm on the sitcom, "Cheers"). The theater is a special memorable place for Nick and Jamie, where they worked together as teenagers.

Overall, it is a pleasant, feel-good movie with a happy ending.

A side note for "Full House" fans… I thought it was kind of funny that Jodie played the older sister, and her sister’s name, of all names, was Stephanie.

I wonder if "Love’s Second Act" might be one of the movies we’ll see on Great American Family later this Summer or early Fall. (Update: I wrote this review on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, and my hunch was right! I'm glad more viewers will have a chance to view this movie, if they like, on Great American Family.) ~Net

🎬  Love’s Second Act - I LOVED this movie! Jodie Sweetin and Tilky Jones are a perfect pairing. The story was different, and the plot held enticing hints of what lay ahead. Beautifully written, acted, and directed. I would give it 3 1/2 stars, not perfect, but very near it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ ~aunt_di_77

Official trailer:

For more details on the August/September movies previously announced for Great American Family - click here.

To see the TV Schedule for upcoming movie premieres, click here.

Happy movie-watching!

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

πŸŽ„Great American Family Christmas Movie PromosπŸŽ„ With Candace Cameron Bure, Jill Wagner, Jesse Hutch, Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, And More 🌟 SEE HERE:

As Christmas in July nears its conclusion, so much excitement is coming soon to Great American Family—Candace Cameron Bure will have TWO Christmas movies this holiday season and a mystery premiere in October!

In addition to that fantastic news, the network has also been promoting its upcoming Christmas films with Jill Wagner, Jesse Hutch, Danica McKellar, Rhiannon Fish, Trevor Donovan, Jen Lilley, Jillian Murray, and Laura Osnes—to name just a few! (Haha!)

Below are promos for some of Great American Family's most anticipated Christmas films for the 2024 holiday season. I also included 2 bonus promos for GFAM's non-holiday movie premieres!

(Click the arrow button to play each video below!)


Candace Cameron Bure - Two New Original Christmas Movies Exclusively to Great American Family


Candace Cameron Bure - "The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries"

Note: The premiere date on Great American Pure Flix (streaming) is Thursday, July 25, 2024, and the premiere date on Great American Family has changed to Saturday, October 5, 2024.


"A Cinderella Christmas Ball" Starring Danica McKellar & Oliver Rice - Coming to Great American Christmas 2024


"A Christmas Castle Proposal" Trailer - promo via Nicely Entertainment

(Please note: This is the more extended promo from Nicely Entertainment. I will include Great American Family's shorter promo video here when I get the chance. Warning: Some spoilers may be included in the longer promo.)


Jill Wagner and Jesse Hutch - "Sleigh Bells and Sugar Plums"


"A Little Women's Christmas" behind-the-scenes video via Brandon Clark Films:

Pictures from the set of "A Little Women's Christmas":

(Starring in this movie are Jillian Murray, Trevor Donovan, Jen Lilley, Jesse Hutch, Laura Osnes, Julia Reilly, Kyle Kupecky, Dean Geyer, Gladys Knight, and more!

If you're wondering who the adorable little girl is in the pictures below... She's Jesse Hutch's real-life daughter, Charlize, who auditioned for her role in this movie as Daisy Brooke, the daughter of Meg (Jen Lilley) and John (Jesse Hutch). Charlize appears to be a perfect addition to the family!)


"Mr Manhattan" - Premieres August 3rd on Great American Family - Starring Carlos & Alexa PenaVega

Carlos and Alexa also recently filmed their Great American Family Christmas movie, "Get Him Back for Christmas." This is likely a new title for "Love at the Kettle," but I don't have confirmation yet. Stay tuned!

Pictures from the set of "Get Him Back for Christmas":


I hope this post adds to your excitement for the upcoming Christmas movie season!

All of these movies are on my must-see list this Christmas, and I can't wait to see if Great American Family has more surprises to share! Stay tuned!

Which movies do you most want to see? Please share in comments below.

Have a Merry Day!

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.


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


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?


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.


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


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


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.


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,

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.


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


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!





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