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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Candace Cameron Bure stars in Hallmark's 'The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery'


Movie: The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: October 16, 2016


Candace Cameron Bure ... Aurora Teagarden
Yannick Bisson ... Martin
Marilu Henner ... Aida Teagarden


via Hallmark:

Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) is a beautiful young librarian with a passion for solving murders. After an exhaustive search for the perfect home, Aurora finally purchases her dream house, unaware of its murky history. As she prepares to move in, Aurora discovers that the family who once lived there mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

Movie Review:


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*Images: Crown Media

Monday, August 29, 2016

Which Hallmark "Summer Nights" Movie did You like Best? (YOUR TAKE #1)

"Summer Villa", "For Love & Honor",
"My Summer Prince", "Summer in the City",
"Summer Love", and "Summer of Dreams"

Now, that Hallmark has premiered ALL SIX
of their *SUMMER NIGHTS* Movies -
it's time for a new feature on this site called...

This is where you can share *your take* on the recent block of Original TV movies!

Please share in comments below...

1. Which "Summer Nights" movie did you like/love the most?

2. Which love story did you enjoy the most?

3. Which "Summer Nights" movies would you watch again?

4. If you watched them all, rank the "Summer Nights" movies from favorite to least favorite.

5. Which "Summer Nights" movie poster (above) do you like best?

Looking forward to hearing all your responses!
(By the way - be sure to watch all the upcoming movies and we will do this again - after "Fall Harvest"!)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hold on to Summer & Family this Weekend on Hallmark...

Hallmark has Two New Premieres this Weekend!!!

Saturday August 27, 2016:

It's the last of Hallmark's "Summer Nights" movies...

Storyline via Hallmark: Fading pop star Debbie Taylor is on the verge of losing everything – including her freedom – when she runs away to... Click here to read more...

Saturday August 27, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Sunday August 28, 2016:

Home is always waiting in Hallmark's...

Episode 2: Home to Roost, Part 2
Storyline via Hallmark: As the O'Brien family reunion weekend continues, it seems the family is peacefully cohabitating - but is it just the calm before the inevitable storm? After Abby announces she's making a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores to raise her daughters, she contends with Connor's harsh judgment as she prepares to go to court to fight for custody. As Abby and Trace agree to put any romantic feelings on hold, Trace struggles with upsetting news from his past. And when Mick offers Bree a way to overcome her writer's block, she finds she'll be making some big life changes of her own.

'Chesapeake Shores' episode 2 Premieres
Sunday August 28, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Hopefully the new Summer Night movie
'Summer of Dreams' will put a song in your heart this weekend...
and you will enjoy another visit to Chesapeake Shores!

*By the way, if you are a fan of 'When Calls the Heart', you will be able to spot several cast members in Hallmark's 'Summer of Dreams'!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WHO will HOST Hallmark's October Mystery Movies???

We all know and love her from her previous Mystery Series and other Hallmark Romantic Comedies: Actress Kellie Martin!

Actress Kellie Martin shared this fun pic via Instagram,
on the set of her new Hallmark Movie:
'Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder with Love'

In a promo commercial, Kellie Martin reveals her new movie 'Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder with Love' will premiere October 23, 2016 and she will be hosting October's Sunday Night Mystery Movies on (where else?) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!!!

It will be a Three Sundays in a Row event, starting on October 9th with 'Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente'!

Kellie Martin has also starred in 'The Mystery Woman' series, 'The Christmas Ornament', 'So She Said Yes', etc...

I hope all you Mystery Fans will enjoy this!!! With the weather getting chilly in October - what a perfect time it will be to snuggle up in (or hide our eyes behind) a blanket - and watch a Good Mystery Movie!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

PixL Movies Airing on Lifetime Movie Network!!!

This year, as a request of one my loyal followers, I began sharing the premiere dates for the PixL movies. I don't personally have this channel, but knowing they are all family friendly movies (some have aired on Hallmark!), I felt comfortable in sharing them - hoping one day we might all be able to see them, too!

Well, now.. here is our chance! If you have LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) - then be sure to tune in this Tuesday night, August 23, 2016 at 8pm/7c. for 'The Reluctant Nanny' starring Jessy Schram ('Harvest Moon'). This movie first premiered on PixL-TV in 2015, so it's not actually a brand new premiere, but it will be for those of us who have never seen it!

Pix-L list these actors in the cast of 'The Reluctant Nanny': Jessy Schram, Aaron Hill, Tamara Taylor, Elisabeth Rohm, and Alley Mills.

'The Reluctant Nanny' Storyline via PixL: After the failure of her start-up company, Libby Prescott (Jessy Schram) has packed up her life and moved to Los Angeles to start her new job. However, her first day of work abruptly turns into her last. Later that day, Libby finds herself chasing a man who stole her purse, but is quickly stopped by police officer, Dan Connor (Aaron Hill). Dan, who is currently looking after two foster kids, suggests that Libby work as his live-in nanny until either the kids find a permanent home or she finds a new job. Unwilling to turn down a job offer in her time of need, Libby accepts the position. But playing house isn’t as easy as it sounds. Libby must learn to keep house and care for children for the first time in her life. Furthermore, the children’s constant fear of abandonment forces Libby to really consider the responsibility she’s taken on. As Libby and Dan grow closer to the kids, a familial bond begins to form, making it difficult to think about life without each other. Just when Dan decides to officially adopt the children, Libby is offered the job of her dreams. The only problem being that the opportunity would take Libby far away from her new family, the dream she never knew she had.

See 'The Reluctant Nanny'
Tuesday August 23, 2016
at 8 pm/7c. on Lifetime Movie Network
*Repeats at 12am/11c.

The Following Tuesday...
on August 30, 2016,
tune into LMN for another PixL Movie:

'It had to be You'
starring Torrey DeVitto (The Best Christmas Party Ever)
at 8 pm/7c. on Lifetime Movie Network
*Repeats at 12am/11c

Cast also includes: Michael Rady, Corbin Bernsen, and Jennifer Lewis

'It had to be You' Storyline via PixL: Darby Powell (Torrey DeVitto) tries to break ties with her overbearing father, Nolan (Corbin Bernsen), and his conventional advertising company Nolan Powell by starting her own advertising agency Hypester. Though Hypester is innovative and trendy, it is struggling financially. After Darby loses a big account to her father’s agency she finds herself in a tight spot. No longer able to financially support her company, Darby is forced to merge Hypester with Nolan Powell. Nolan’s first order of business is to partner Darby with his Creative Director, Derrick (Michael Rady), on a multi-million dollar pitch for their biggest client. Out-of-the-box thinker Darby and conservative Derrick are less than thrilled to be working together. Instead of collaborating, things get competitive. Fed up with Darby and Derrick’s unprofessional behavior Nolan warns them to get their act together. As they do, they discover that their clashing personalities actually complement one another, making a good team after all.

So... does this mean we can expect more PixL movies every Tuesday? Don't know, yet. It's a Mystery and I haven't been able to find any sort of official announcement regarding PixL and LMN joining forces.

We will have to keep a look out on LMN's schedule to see if there will be more PixL movies - after August 30th!

Hopefully, LMN will premiere more PixL films!

*Images via: PixL and justjessyschram.com

*Credit: Paul M. on the Hallmark Facebook Fan Page. Thank you Sherry for sharing with me!

Friday, August 19, 2016

ALL NEW THIS WEEKEND on HALLMARK: 'Summer Love', 'Chesapeake Shores', and J.L. Family Ranch!

You will want to Lock & Load your TV to Hallmark this weekend with 3 New Premieres!!!

Saturday August 20, 2016:

Get swept away in an all new Hallmark rom-com...

Storyline via Hallmark: Maya Sulliway is a struggling single mom who's studying to become an accountant. When her young daughter goes off to sleepaway camp, Maya accepts a summer internship at Kizzmit, a tech company known for developing a popular social app, in order to receive college credit. There, the thirtysomething Maya feels... Click here to read more...

'Summer Love' Premieres
Saturday August 20, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Sunday August 21, 2016:

Come home again to an all new episode of Hallmark's...

Episode 1: Home to Roost, Part 1

Storyline via Hallmark: As the whole O'Brien family reunites in Chesapeake Shores for the first time in years, Abby attempts to learn from her own father's mistakes to avoid missing out on her young daughters' lives. As she contemplates leaving Wall Street behind, her high school sweetheart Trace struggles to open up about the reason he left Nashville. Harboring resentment for both of her parents, Jess sets out to prove she doesn't need their help to open her bed and breakfast. But just as it seems this family can't find common ground, an unexpected confrontation proves the O'Briens can come together in a crisis.

'Chesapeake Shores' episode 1 Premieres
Sunday August 21, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

*Additional air time:
Friday August 26 8PM/7c.

Also, Kick off your Boots Sunday Night, for the All New Original Film, with an All-Star Cast...

Storyline via Hallmark: "J.L. Family Ranch" follows veteran rancher and former sheriff John Landsburg (Jon Voight), who is forced to face the federal bureaucracy when an old enemy, Tap Peterson (James Caan) seeking revenge over... click here to read more...

Sunday August 21, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

*Additional air times:
Tuesday, August 23 7PM/6c. / Friday August 26 9PM/8c. / Thursday September 1 7PM/6c. / Tuesday September 13 9PM/8c., etc...

Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!!!
Blessings, Net

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Movie Review: 'J.L. Family Ranch', a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Jon Voight, James Caan, Melanie Griffith, Teri Polo, Grant Bowler, Trevor Donovan, etc...

image: 'J.L. Family Ranch' - Hallmark Crown Media

* J.L. Family Ranch *
Premieres this Sunday

- August 21st, 2016 -
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

Should you watch?

image: 'J.L. Family Ranch' - Hallmark Crown Media

promo image: Hallmark Crown Media via postinthewoods.com

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NEW on DVD! Get the #1 Bestseller: Jesse Metcalfe & Melissa Joan Hart in 'God's Not Dead 2'

It's the movie that asks the question...
"Where will you stand?"

I am delighted to share - as of today, this movie is Amazon's #1 Bestseller in all of their Faith & Spirituality DVDs!

Special DVD Features:

• Deleted Scenes
• Man, Myth, Messiah with Rice Broocks
• Between Heaven and Hollywood with David A.R. White
• Visual Effects of God's Not Dead 2
• Filming in Arkansas
• First Liberty
• Trailers

*images courtesy: Pureflix

Cast includes: Melissa Joan Hart ('Melissa and Joey', 'Santa Con'), Jesse Metcalfe ('Chesapeake Shores', 'A Country Wedding'), David A.R. White ('God's Not Dead', 'Faith of Our Fathers'), Robin Givens ('Head of the Class', 'A Christmas to Remember'), Pat Boone ('April Love'), Sadie Robertson ('Duck Dynasty'), Ernie Hudson ('Ghostbusters'), and Fred Dalton Thompson (Law & Order).

Rated: PG

(I get chills every time I watch it!)

If you would like to add the 'God's Not Dead 2' DVD to your collection, please click here to do so!

If you’ve purchased from my links before, thank you so much!

Classic Movies Come to the Theater!

If You LOVE to Watch... one of those Phenomenal, Classic Black & White Films on TCM, then this NEWS is for YOU!!!

Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

As part of their Big Screen Classics series, every month in 2016 - TCM and Fathom have been showing movies in theaters, much like what they've done the past two years at Christmastime! You can find out further details here!

Highlights for this year, were 'The Ten Commandments' in March and 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 30th Anniversary' in May!

For the rest of the year, you can see:

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) - Sunday, August 14 & Wednesday, August 17

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I 60th Anniversary (1956) – Sunday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 31

Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963) – Sunday, September 18 & Wednesday, September 21

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) – Sunday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 26

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Sunday, November 27 & Wednesday, November 30

From Here to Eternity (1953) – Sunday, December 11 & Wednesday, December 14

(Please note: I have not seen all the movies mentioned above. This is not an endorsement of these films.)

Visit the Fathom Events web-site for more details!

*A Special Thank You to Cathie for discovering & sharing this Classic Movie news!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Did Hallmark's "Chesapeake Shores" Pull You In?

If you watched the premiere of "Chesapeake Shores" as Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) convinced Abby (Meghan Ory) to let go and jump in the water, basically pulling her in, with his charm. Did "Chesapeake Shores" do the same for you... did it Pull You in?

'Chesapeake Shores' - Hallmark Channel
*Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows

If you've read my review on Chesapeake Shores, then you already know my take on the premiere. Now, I would love to know yours! Let's hear it - Girls & Guys, too!!! Dish it out... all the details! You can kiss & tell here! (in a PG-rated way!)

'Chesapeake Shores' - Hallmark Channel
*Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows

Did you enjoy the "Chesapeake Shores"
Premiere Movie?

Do you like the cast, the story, setting, etc...?

Will you watch the continuing series, on Sunday nights?

Please share your thoughts in comments below!

Friday, August 12, 2016

This Weekend: Come Home to the Hallmark Channel. Come Home to Chesapeake Shores!

The Rio Olympic games have recently drawn everyone's attention on TV, with gymnastics and swimming, but the Hallmark Channel will also make a BIG Splash this weekend - with an all new Pilot Movie Premiere to their next all new TV series! You won't want to miss...

"Chesapeake Shores"
Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe promote "Chesapeake Shores"
at Hallmark's Summer 2016 TCA Event.
Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media, Inc./Alexx Henry Studios

The Hallmark Channel will first start off the weekend on Saturday night, with the next all new "Summer Night" movie:

Storyline via Hallmark: When a small town woman with southern charm is given a big promotion managing a store in the Big Apple, she tries to adopt a big city personality and it leads to... Click here to read more...

Summer in the City
Premieres Saturday August 13, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Then, on August 14th, Sunday night, it's the Hallmark Channel's long anticipated premiere of...  

Storyline via Hallmark: Abby O'Brien, a high-powered career woman, divorcee, and mother to twin daughters, takes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including... Click Here to read more...

Chesapeake Shores
Premieres Sunday August 14, 2016
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Whether you are in the City,
the Country,
or at the Shore...

I hope you all have a wonderful
Summer Weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"HEARTLAND" TV Series Returns to UP-TV!!!

Giddy-Up!!! This is truly awesome, exciting news for all fans of the "Heartland" television series! (including myself!) UP released this press release (below) today with all the details on Heartland's return to their network - with All New Episodes!!!




- "Heartland" Season 9 -


ATLANTA – August 10, 2016UP TV, the entertainment destination that showcases stories about modern American families and the relationships that define them, announced today that the network will premiere season nine of the multi-generational family drama Heartland for a limited time beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. UP will air the 18 U.S. premiere episodes with three episodes every Wednesday at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET during the limited engagement before it starts airing weekly this fall on UP. Beginning in February 2017, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, will be the first service to make available all nine seasons of the series. Viewers can currently watch the first eight seasons on UP Faith & Family.

“UP has a passionate fan base of Heartland viewers,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. “We are thrilled to be the first network to premiere the new season for those loyal fans, while also making the previous seasons available on UP Faith & Family for new and returning viewers who want to catch up on the series.”

Change is in the air for the Bartlett-Fleming family as new love interests, new career paths and new challenges threaten life as they know it. With familiar faces returning and new relationships forming, the family takes on intimidating challenges, grabs exciting opportunities and follows big dreams as they lean on each other for support.

“We last left Heartland with Ty and Amy’s much-anticipated wedding. This season we’ll get to see the couple adjusting to their new life together,” said Sophia Karteris Kelley, senior vice president, programming. “While they are building their happily ever after, elsewhere in the family, relationships are facing an uncertain future.”

Heartland is the longest running series in Canadian history, and UP has been the exclusive U.S. cable home of the series since 2011. Shot on location against the glorious backdrop and stunning vistas of the foothills of the Rockies, Heartland is a sprawling multi-generational saga about a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. The series is based on Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, starring Amber Marshall as Amy, Michelle Morgan as her sister Lou, Shaun Johnston as Jack – Amy’s and Lou’s grandfather - and Chris Potter as Tim. Also in the cast are Graham Wardle as Ty Borden, Kerry James as Caleb Odell, Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris, Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal, Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman and Alisha Newton as Georgina (“Georgie”) Crawley. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox and Jordy Randall. It is produced by SEVEN24 Films and Dynamo Film Inc.

About UP:

At UP, We Get Family. UP is one of television’s most trusted entertainment brands with content the leaves viewers feeling UP. UP tells the stories of families of all shapes, sizes and complexities through authentic, unique and relevant storytelling. UP offers
hundreds of hours of original scripted and reality series, specials and movies as well as fan-favorite series on multiple platforms. In addition, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Furthermore, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, features the best content in family and faith-affirming entertainment. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.

Thank you UP - for listening to your viewers! We loved watching the "Heartland" series on your network- and we will definitely be watching again when it returns in September!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Actress Ashley Williams Filming Hallmark *Fall Harvest* Movie "Seeds of Love"! *UPDATE BELOW*

Last year, Ashley Williams starred in the Hallmark Channel's *Fall Harvest* Movie "October Kiss". It was a very sweet family movie, a lighthearted romantic comedy set around Halloween!

This year - actress Ashley Williams will star in an all new original *Fall Harvest* Movie "Seeds of Love", October 1, 2016 on the Hallmark Channel, along with Trevor Donovan ("J.L. Family Ranch") and Marilu Henner ("Aurora Teagarden Mysteries")!

Actress Ashley Williams with husband and executive producer, Neal Dodson,
and director, Mel Damski, on set of "Seeds of Love".

via: Darren Brown, Post Media at ottawacitizen.com

So, what is "Seeds of Love" about?

Hallmark shared this storyline in their press release...

"Aimie Roarke (Ashley Williams) is always up for a cause, whether it’s helping a local animal shelter or hosting a bake sale for the Fire Department. When the town’s beloved oak tree is set to be cut down, she takes it upon herself try and save it. When the Mayor hires Kyle Sorenson, a handsome new landscaper to cut it down, she decides the only way to save the tree is to chain herself to it. As Kyle attempts to out wait her, the two start to spend more time together, they find the old tree brings them both more than they could have imagined in life and love.

UPDATE: 'Seeds of Love' has a NEW TITLE! The new title is 'Love on a Limb'. See details at imdb. (Info provided by Rae in the comments below!)

You may also want to check out...

There is an excellent article and on-the-set video about the filming of the movie "Seeds of Love", here. (Please note as a caution: not all of the advertising on the site may be family friendly)

Favorite Fall themed movies?

There aren't many fall-themed movies compared to Christmas, but I love that Hallmark is expanding this genre! I loved all of their new premieres under that theme last year... in fact, I thought "Harvest Moon", "Autumn Dreams", and "October Kiss", were all spectacular! So, I'm truly looking forward to seeing these new "Fall Harvest" themed premieres this year!

One of my all-time favorite fall-themed scene in a movie is the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Scene in the classic Judy Garland film "Meet Me in St. Louis". The children are so real, so innocent and child-like. It's a treasure, for sure!

What is your all-time favorite fall themed movie?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Candace Cameron Bure - Christmas Movie Watch 2016!!!



UPDATE September 26, 2016:
New Details and Movie Title for
Candace's Christmas Movie updated HERE!

If you are following along with us at "It's a Wonderful Movie", then YOU are already IN THE KNOW that I shared *here* that Candace Cameron Bure has previously informed fans she is indeed filming a new Hallmark Christmas Movie for the 2016 Christmas Season!!!

Yay! This is obviously Awesome News for all of us - who love Candace's Hallmark Movies! So far, the particular Christmas movie Candace is doing has not been announced - so we can only guess!

Candace Cameron Bure just shared this picture via Instagram, with the caption...
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ๐ŸŽ„"

Candace Cameron Bure - via Instagram

UPDATE: Looks like we are still on *Candace Cameron Bure* - Christmas Movie Watch 2016!!! This shot is from the filming of her Netflix series "Fuller House". (Thank you for the info, Sherry!)

Well, since we know Candace will still be filming a Christmas Movie this year... Any guesses on which one - it might be?

Here are some of the titles Hallmark recently announced, with unknown casts (so far!):

A Christmas Broadcast,
A Worthwhile Life,
Christmas Angel in Training (Hallmark Hall of Fame),
Curveball Christmas,
Runaway Sleigh,
The Sound of Christmas, and
Rose Parade New Year.

(see the press release *here*)

Course, it may also be a movie that hasn't been announced, yet!

Which previous Candace Cameron Bure Hallmark Christmas Movie is your favorite?

Moonlight & Mistletoe, Let it Snow, Christmas Under Wraps, A Christmas Detour

"Summer of Dreams", a Hallmark Channel Original "Summer Nights" Movie starring Debbie Gibson


Movie: Summer of Dreams

(Also Known As: 'Relevant' and 'Song of Summer')

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: August 27, 2016


Debbie Gibson ... Debbie Taylor
Robert Gant ... Noah
Pascale Hutton ... Denise
Lane Edwards ... Tim
Ken Trimblett ... Ray
Lauren McNamara ... Natalie
Zenia Marshall ... Ashley
Mitchell Kummen ... Johnny
Eric Gibson ... Oliver
Anita Yung ... Darryl
Olivia Ryan ... Stern Kacey
Marcus Rosner ... Liam
Keenan Tracey ... Dylan


via Hallmark: Fading pop star Debbie Taylor is on the verge of losing everything – including her freedom – when she runs away to suburban Ohio where she finds her way into teaching music to a talented group of misfit kids. As she lays low and taps into the kids’ talents in an attempt to become relevant again, she begins to realize that fame isn’t everything.

Movie Review:


See or Skip: