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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Battle of the Bulbs

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: December 18, 2010


Daniel Stern ... Bob
Matt Frewer ... Stu
Teryl Rothery ... Mary Jones
Emily Tennant ... Susie Wallace
Ellie Harvie ... Doris
Allison Hossack ... Mindy Wallace
Ryan Grantham ... Tim Wallace
C. Ernst Harth ... Walter Duncan
Alf Humphreys ... Mayor
Morgan Brayton ... Helen Duncan
Jorge Vargas ... Raymond
Lesley Ewen ... Clerk
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Fire Marshall
Maxine Miller ... Lesley McKane
Tim Henry ... Mr. Sutton
Donna White ... Mrs. Haynes
Luis Javier ... Joe
William Hutchinson ... Chip Jones


Daniel Stern ("Home Alone") and Matt Frewer ("Eureka") put the cool in Yule in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Battle of the Bulbs. The film is about dueling neighbors whose Christmas decorating rivalry turns so outrageous, it puts the "no" in "Noel" for the small town sponsoring the annual fete. Hallmark Channel is the biggest holiday destination in television.

Bob (Stern) and Stu (Frewer) are former best friends whose relationship went sour early in life over a friendly wager. Though decades have passed since the incident, neither man is giving up on the grudge. Imagine Bob's surprise when he discovers his old nemisis Stu is back, has moved into the house across the street, and is taking him on mano y mano (loose translation: How many donkeys should one live nativity scene have?) in a competition to win the town's annual Christmas decorating contest. There is no ornament too flimsy, no filament too thin to keep these two warriors from assaulting each other with laser-like illumination and, finally, merrily melting down the town's electrical systems. But when Stu's son falls in love with Bob's daughter, the two men find exceeding abundantly in life is much more important than exceeding the maximum wattage.

"Battle of the Bulbs," is a Brightlight Pictures Production in association with Daniel L. Paulson Productions. Dan Paulson and Shawn Williamson are the executive producers. Jamie Goehring is the producer. Harvey Frost directed from a script by W. Paul Thompson.

Movie Review:


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christmas in Canaan DVD

The Hallmark Channel Movie Christmas in Canaan is now available to purchase on DVD!

I know many of you have been asking and wondering if this touching story would ever come to dvd..... Well, now it is!

Check it out by clicking on this link or the image below...

Click Here for More Images & Movie Details!


Mrs. Miracle DVD

The Hallmark Channel Movie Mrs. Miracle is now available on DVD!

This is the adorable movie with Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) as the Nanny! It's a mix of Nanny Mcphee & Mary Poppins! A sweet family Christmas Movie!

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You Lucky Dog DVD

The Hallmark Channel Movie You Lucky Dog is now available on DVD!

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Mrs Washington Goes to Smith DVD

The Hallmark Channel Movie Mrs Washington Goes to Smith is now available on DVD!

A Great Inspiring Hallmark Movie...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Waltons return to TV!

The Waltons: The Complete First SeasonFor those of you who have followed my blog now for awhile - you must know how much I love Christmas Movies, Family Movies, Christian Movies, and the Television Show, The Waltons!

Back in mid-May, a man from the Inspiration Network contacted me - asking my opinion on what family shows people were wanting to see and explaining that they would be moving their channel into a more family show format.

Well, of course I went on and on about The Waltons and explained that many fans were disappointed when the Hallmark Channel removed them from their line-up. He was grateful for the feedback and all of the shows I suggested - so now I am thrilled to share that they will, indeed, be picking up The Waltons series, after all.

The Waltons: The Complete Second SeasonThe Waltons will return to TV on the Inspiration Network with a Reunion Special on October 18th and then the entire series will begin from Season One! I think the network will begin a whole new look of adding more family programming to their channel on this day, as well.

Find the Inspiration Network on...

DISH NETWORK Channel - 259
DIRECTV Channel - 364

visit Inspiration's Web-site for more channel details.

The Waltons: The Complete Third SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Fourth SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Fifth SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Sixth SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Seventh SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Eighth SeasonThe Waltons: The Complete Ninth SeasonThe Waltons Movie Collection (A Wedding on Walton's Mountain / Mother's Day / A Day for Thanks / A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion / Wedding / Easter)

Honeymoon for One - Hallmark Channel Movie


Honeymoon for One

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: August 13, 2011


Nicollette Sheridan ... Eve Parker
Greg Wise ... Sean
Patrick Baladi ... Greg
Katie Bannon ... Kathleen


An ambitious advertising executive finds out her fiancΓ© is cheating on her just days before their wedding. She calls things off, but decides to embark on their honeymoon to Ireland solo, where she meets a simple Irishman who shows her love doesn’t have to be complicated.

Movie Review:

This was a fairly predictable and fairly decent Romantic Comedy. Any fans of Nicollette Sheridan should enjoy it - as she is in nearly every scene!

As far as being decent - well, the only minor thing was the implication that she and her fiance are living with one another. Otherwise, there were no improper situations. Eve is on the phone in her bathroom and her boyfriend is on the phone in his bathroom, talking to one another- then they both, still on the phone, meet each other at the front door.

Eve discovers, before their wedding, that her fiance is cheating on her - so of course, the wedding is off and she eventually decides to go on their Honeymoon alone - where she meets a handsome Irishman. Instantly they are attracted to one another and become attached, yet, she will be going home and he is a single father, not sure of opening himself up to relationships and busy trying to protect their homeland of redevelopment projects that would ruin the local inn, other businesses, and the nature around them.

It is a Hallmark Movie, after all... so of course there is a predictable happy ending - they fall in love and the land is saved! Very sappy, but sweet... a happy love story!

See or Skip:

See, if you enjoy romantic comedies.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Watch Pictures of Hollis Woods - a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation - this Saturday Night!

Pictures of Hollis Woods is an inspiring and precious story of a little girl going through the foster system and longing for a family! I won't give the story away, however... the movie ends so beautifully in a warm Christmas Scene.

Airs on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 9 PM on the Hallmark Channel.

Visit the Pictures of Hollis Woods Page for My Movie Review, More Pictures, and Plot Details!

Stars Sissy Spaceck-

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Mickey Rooney - September 23, 2010!!!

Actor, Mickey Rooney was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920!

Happy 90th Birthday, Mickey!!!

He's been acting since he was a very young child and today, TCM honors Mickey Rooney's Movie Career, on his Birthday, with a Movie Marathon! (Two are Andy Hardy films!) See the list below...

Mickey Rooney: The Long and the Short of ItOf all the great actors, Mickey Rooney is one of my absolute favorites! In my opinion, he's at the very top with greats like Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Van Johnson. I've adored Mickey since the very first time I watched an Andy Hardy movie... he was sweet, he was innocent, he was energetic and real, and best of all, fun! And today, he still lights up the screen in whatever character he portrays!

September 23, 2010 Thursday

Happy Birthday Mickey Rooney!!!

The Life of Jimmy Dolan
... TCM ... 6:15 AM

Home For Christmas
Broadway to Hollywood
... TCM ... 9 AM

Death on The Diamond
... TCM ... 10:30 AM

A Family Affair (1936)
(Andy Hardy Movie)
... TCM ... 11:45 AM

Down The Stretch (1936)
 ... TCM ... 1:00 PM

You're Only Young Once (1938)
(Andy Hardy Movie)
... TCM ... 2:15 PM
Love Finds Andy Hardy 
Stablemates (1938)
... TCM ... 3:45 PM

Love Is A Headache (1938)
... TCM ... 5:15 PM

He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950)
... TCM ... 6:30 PM

For Christmas Movie fans...
check out Mickey Rooney's Christmas Movies on DVD -

Love finds Andy Hardy and Home for Christmas!

Thank you, Mickey Rooney, for all of these wonderful and delightful films! You have brought our family and millions of others... such Joy!

God bless you and May you have a very Happy 90th Birthday Celebration!

for your Military Service to our Country...
We Salute You!

And, just like Betsy Booth...
We'll always be Sweet on You!

Happy Birthday Mr. Mickey Rooney!!!


Monday, September 20, 2010

"It's a Wonderful Movie" Blog Updates

Sept. 20, 2010 - UPDATES:

New Movie Images added for:

After the Fall

Growing the Big One

Call Me Mrs Miracle

New Movie Reviews added for:

Disney Movies-

16 Wishes

Hallmark Movies-

Fairfield Road
The Wish List

Have a Great Day!!!

The Suite Life Movie - Disney Channel


The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away!The Suite Life Movie

Network: Disney Channel

Original Air Date: March 25, 2011


Dylan Sprouse ... Zack Martin
Cole Sprouse ... Cody Martin
Brenda Song ... London Tipton
Debby Ryan ... Bailey Pickett
Phill Lewis ... Mr. Moseby
Matthew Timmons ... Woody Fink
John Ducey ... Dr. Spaulding
Katelyn Pacitto ... Nellie
Kara Pacitto ... Kellie
Matthew Glave ... Dr. Olsen


A Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) based on the pair of hit comedy series for the channel - "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "The Suite Life on Deck".

“The Suite Life Movie” was filmed in Vancouver, Canada and is about the characters going on spring break from school. The character Cody gets the opportunity to participate in a prestigious internship program, but when his twin brother Zack destroys billion-dollar scientific equipment, Cody gets kicked out of the program!

As the story goes, teenage twins Cody and Zack Martin receive an opportunity to participate in the prestigious Gemini Project at a high-tech research center that studies the dynamics between twins. Soon they find themselves connected in a way they've never been before: When one twin experiences a sensation, thought or feeling, the other twin feels it too. While this newfound power helps the boys see eye to eye for the first time, it ultimately puts them in more danger than they could have imagined.

Movie Review:


This movie had cute, humorous moments and very strange moments, as well!

Zack and Cody are fun, but not together - they seem to be arguing or disagreeing over something 99% of the movie. It would have been nice to have seen them get along better... especially as they are getting older and maturing.

Here's a short summary of it - Zack ruins Cody's chances of getting into a prestigious internship program when he destroys expensive equipment. Zack learns he can make it up to Cody by going to another place... a Research Center that studies twins, called The Gemini Project. His angle is really to get Cody to let him have their father's sport car.

From here on out - I believe the storyline is creepy and could really scare young children - especially those who are twins! There are lots of other twins at this research center and they all act pretty much the same - all the twins seem to have the same likes and dislikes as their twin does. They act very strange, like pod-people or Stepford Twins.

Soon, Zack and Cody learn that by eating a special fruit there - they are starting to have the same thoughts and feelings - emotionally and physically. (This could scare your children away from eating fruit, too!) Soon they realize this program, The Gemini Project, has brought them there to hook them up with macines and wires and merge their minds. They decide to make a run for it - and there is a really long scene of them running and trying to escape through an old saw mill with running saw blades coming out from the walls while they dive in and around and barely escape. The other twins in the project go after them chanting, "Get Zack and Cody"... over and over and over again... and again! It is extremely annoying and could be rather scary for young kids. I found it to be kind of creepy, myself.

Friends - Mr Moseby, Bailey, London & Woody... eventually show up in the end and try to help them, but it is too late - the mad scientist starts to do the merging process - but Zack and Cody fight it - by fighting with one another. Gee, that sounds like a great resolution to their problem - more fighting. They are strapped down with straps and wires and can not move, but ghost-like, almost transparent figures of their bodies go up into the air over them and they continue to argue - eventually exhausting and blowing up the machines when they do not merge with one another.

After that, Zack and Cody are free. They run to their friends and leave. All the twins are free now.

They return back to their school on the ship.

Spring Break is over....

See or Skip:

The Zack & Cody Disney TV Series is fairly cute, but I must suggest Skipping this Movie.


Disney Suite Life Key to the City Full ComforterSuite Life "Lap of Luxury" Twin Sheet SetSuite Life of Zack & Cody Card Game

Suite Life Cake TopperThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Double the Fun Card GameDisney Suite Life of Zack & Cody 200 Piece Puzzle