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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!
Net



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!)



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




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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.


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





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"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.)





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





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"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!)




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"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":



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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!
NetπŸŽ„


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


Click on DVDs below for details/current price via Amazon:




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



Thursday, July 18, 2024

πŸŽ„ Vote For Your Favorite CHRISTMAS Movie In The It's A Wonderful Movie Awards 🌟 SEE HERE:





*It's a Wonderful Movie*

is honoring CHRISTMAS TV Movies 
from 2023

with the Annual TV Movie Awards!


And last—yes, I saved THE BEST for last—we are now going to vote for our Favorite Christmas Movies from the 2023 Christmas TV Movie Season!

Choose ALL of the Christmas movies that were your favorites, and then please VOTE by taking the POLL below!

Be sure to click the word VOTE - after you have checked ALL of Your Movie Favorites.



POLL #4:

Favorite TV CHRISTMAS Movie Nominees from 2023:

(scroll beneath poster images to vote)






Poll Maker


🌟 THANK YOU FOR VOTING! 🌟

I'm so grateful for your participation. Please feel free to share this poll with family and friends on social media.

Share this link:
https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2024/07/vote-for-your-favorite-christmas-movie.html

This poll began on Thursday, July 18th, and ends on Thursday, July 25th (5 Months 'til Christmas!). Please stay tuned for the results of this poll and the previous polls for Favorite TV Rom-Com Movie, Mystery, and Inspirational/Faith-Based Film.


Blessings to you all!
Net


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Great American Family Announces Cable Premiere Of "Sweet Maple Romance" - SEE HERE:




Great American Family has posted the network's July movie premiere. It is an acquired film from Reel One Entertainment, which was initially released in 2021.

Here are the details for this romantic comedy...


Sweet Maple Romance

Previous title: The Beauty Of Love

Premiere date: July 27, 2024 at 8pm/7c.

Starring: Jonathan Stoddard and Katerina Eichenberger

Storyline: Emma has built a successful lifestyle website that she puts her heart and soul into called “Classically Emma”. But when her numbers start trending down, she thinks she might’ve found her fix in a partnership with an ambitious millennial named Jill who has her own dreams. Will Jill’s protective brother Jesse become a roadblock on Emma’s path to lasting success? Or will he be the unexpected obstacle that leads her down an even better road?



Movie Trailer:
(Caution: If you don't like spoilers, then you'll want to skip this promo!)




Please share your thoughts on this movie in the comments below.

Have any of you had the opportunity to view it via streaming? If so, I would love to get your take on it.

Have a Blessed Day!
Net


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Great American Media Announces Details For ‘COUNTY RESCUE’ Season 2 πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰




GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA ANNOUNCES
SEASON TWO OF ORIGINAL SERIES,
‘COUNTY RESCUE’
ENSEMBLE CAST LED BY JULIA REILLY, BRETT VARVEL, KRISTIN WOLLETT, 
RILEY HOUGH, KELLER FORNES, PERCY BELL, TANYA CHRISTIANSEN, STACEY PATINO, TIM PEREZ-ROSS, AND ANGEL LUIS

NEW YORK, NY – July 16, 2024 – Great American Media announced the season two renewal of its popular Original Series, “County Rescue,” which begins production in the U.S. this month for a January 2025 World Premiere. “County Rescue,” an instant hit when it premiered on Great American Pure Flix and on Great American Family, is a drama about the unique challenges EMTs and paramedics face on both their personal and professional journeys. The series features an ensemble cast led by Julia Reilly, Riley Hough, Percy Bell, Kristin Wollett, Brett Varvel, Stacey Patino, Tim Perez-Ross, Keller Fornes, Angel Luis, and Curtia Torbert.

“‘County Rescue’ exemplifies our commitment to uplifting content that celebrates faith and family in an engaging way. The series highlights the heroism of EMTs and first responders, focusing on their character development and inspirational stories rather than solely on life-threatening incidents,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “The exceptional talent of our cast, producers and directors are the driver of the show’s success, and they make it a pleasure to announce the renewal for a second season,” Abbott concluded.

From creator Brian Baugh, “County Rescue” season two aims for an early 2025 World Premiere. Brought to Great American Media by Executive Producers JD DeWitt and Shawn Boskie. Line producer is Grits Carter.

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 GREAT AMERICAN PURE FLIX

As the streaming service of Great American Media, Great American Pure Flix provides quality family-friendly programming that celebrates faith, family and country. With affordable flat-rate pricing, families can stream a prolific offering of unlimited movies and shows on demand. Great American Pure Flix features inspiring, uplifting and entertaining content the entire family can enjoy together, with new original and exclusive titles added every month. New customers can enjoy a 7-day free trial by visiting www.GreatAmericanPureFlix.com.


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I am so excited that Great American Media is bringing back this excellent series early next year, highlighting the selfless act of caring for others.

It's terrific to get this announcement that all of the original cast from the first season will return for the second season.

Julia Reilly, who portrays Dani Miller, and Tanya Christiansen, who plays Julia's mother, Lisa Miller, in "County Rescue," are both currently in the ensemble cast filming "A Little Women's Christmas" for Great American Family.

Kristin Wollett, who portrays Ashley Dalton in "County Rescue," will star alongside Casey Elliott in the new Great American Family Christmas movie, "A Wreathmaker Christmas." Kristin also has a role in the theatrical release of 'God's Not Dead: In God We Trust.'

And Brett Varvel, who portrays Andy Dalton in "County Rescue," has several films that can be seen on Great American Pure Flix, including "Running the Bases" (I highly recommend this movie!), 'Play the Flute,' 'Mayberry Man,' and "Mayberry Man: The Series." Brett also has the release of his faith-based film, "Disciples in the Moonlight," which is playing in theaters from July 17th to 24th.

Please share your thoughts on "County Rescue" in comments below.


Blessings,
Net


🌟 Christmas Movies To Return In August! 🌟 Spend Summer Under the Christmas Stars! 🌟


"Christmas Under the Stars" - Hallmark Media


While we are still in the middle of Christmas in July movies airing on Great American Family and the Hallmark Channel, I have fantastic news for all of you, like myself, who love Christmas movies year round!

Christmas movies will continue to air on the Hallmark Channel - Friday nights and on Hallmark Mystery - Thursday nights in August!

The Christmas movie schedule for August currently includes: Christmas Under the Stars, Miracle in Bethlehem, PA, Long Lost Christmas, and more! See the Christmas TV Schedule for details, and be sure to check back for any updates.

Please also note that I recently updated the Christmas in July movies in the Christmas TV Schedule. Hallmark's schedule for the end of July has had some minor changes you may want to notice.


Have a Merry Day!
NetπŸŽ„


Monday, July 15, 2024

Great American Family Announces Fall-Themed Movie Premiere, "The Engagement Plan" πŸŽƒ SEE HERE:




PRESS RELEASE:

NEW YORK — Great American Pure Flix, the leading destination for faith & family streaming content, announced the World Premiere of Original Movie, The Engagement Plan, starring Jack Schumacher, Ted McGinley, Mia Pollini, Judd Nelson, Eva LaRue, Emily Topper, Eric Lutz, and Faith Ford, streaming exclusively on Great American Pure Flix, Thursday, August 29 (8 p.m. ET). “The Engagement Plan” debuts on Great American Family on Saturday, September 7 (8 p.m. ET).

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.

The Engagement Plan is executive produced by Jim Ameduri, Kendall Baldwin, Michael Scott, David A. R. White, and Anna Zielinski. Produced by Brenton Earley. The Engagement Plan is directed from an original screenplay written by Jim Frye and Luke Cheeseman.

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ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN PURE FLIX
As the streaming service of Great American Media, Great American Pure Flix provides quality family-friendly programming that celebrates faith, family, and country. With affordable flat-rate pricing, families can stream a prolific offering of unlimited movies and shows on demand. Great American Pure Flix features inspiring, uplifting, and entertaining content the entire family can enjoy together, with new original and exclusive titles added every month. New customers can enjoy a 7-day free trial by visiting GreatAmericanPureFlix.com.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY
Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.

FOLLOW GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY:

Twitter: @GAfamilyTV
Facebook: @greatamericanfamily
Instagram: @greatamericanfamily


Promo Video:





The movie's Fall look, with its rustic turning leaves, pumpkins, and harvest season on this country farm, makes it ideal for its premiere on Great American Family just weeks before it's officially Autumn.

Reminder: “The Engagement Plan” debuts on Great American Family on Saturday, September 7 (8 p.m. ET).



Blessings,
Net



πŸŽ„Hallmark Christmas Movie PromosπŸŽ„ Starring Lacey Chabert, Kristoffer Polaha, Erin Krakow, Andrew Walker, And More 🌟 SEE HERE:




I thought we could all use some brighter, cheerful news today, so I'm sharing some of the latest Christmas movie promos from the Hallmark Channel!

First up is Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas movie promo, which highlights various Christmas movies coming to their channel this holiday season, including Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing in Santa Tell Me, Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, and Andrew Walker in Three Wiser Men and a Boy, Lacey Chabert and Kristoffer Polaha in The Christmas Quest, and more!





The promo for Three Wiser Men and a Boy, starring Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, and Andrew Walker:




Hallmark Media also newly released this promo for The Christmas Quest, starring Lacey Chabert and Kristoffer Polaha.





I hope your day is Merry
and Much Brighter!
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Blessings, Net


Remembering Actress Shannen Doherty...



With great sadness, we say goodbye to actress Shannen Doherty.

Over the weekend, on Saturday, July 13, 2024, Shannen passed away from cancer, at the age of 53. Sadly, she has been battling with this disease since 2015.

Shannen made her acting debut in the 1981 TV series Father Murphy. This is where Michael Landon, star of Little House on the Prairie, discovered Shannen and cast her in the ninth season of Little House as Jenny Wilder.

In addition to the beloved, popular series, Shannen reprised her role in three Little House on the Prairie TV movies in the early/mid-80s
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Her acting career continued with various series through the years, but Shannen's most iconic role came when she was cast as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990-2000.

Shannen also reprised her role as Brenda for the 90210 and BH90210 spin-offs.

Luke Perry, who portrayed Shannen's love-interest in Beverly Hills 90210, also sadly passed away in 2019, after suffering from a stroke at the age of 52.




TV movie fans may also recall Shannen's 2006 ABC Family Christmas movie, The Christmas Caper.

Shannen also starred alongside When Calls the Heart actor Kavan Smith in the Hallmark fall-themed movie Growing the Big One and several Lifetime suspenseful films.



I will always fondly remember Shannen Doherty in the later years of Little House on the Prairie, a show I will always dearly love and cherish. Shannon brought a young, cheerful, and spunky spirit to the long-running series as Jenny Wilder, Laura's and Almanzo's niece.

I also recall watching some of Beverly Hills 90210, off and on, with my older siblings. It was such a huge, popular show at the time, just before we had DVDs or streaming was even thought of.

Recently, Shannen Doherty hosted a podcast titled, “Let’s Be Clear,” where she discussed her health issues and interviewed former co-stars.

My heart and prayers are with Shannen's dear family, close friends, and devoted fans.


God bless you all, Net


“Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Praying for Peace...



Today, I am praying earnestly for our Country, President Donald J. Trump, the family and friends of the rally attendee, Corey Comperatore, whose life was lost, those in critical condition, and those who were injured physically and emotionally from this evil attack.

I believe Divine Intervention from our Heavenly Father and Angel Armies protected President Trump yesterday, July 13, 2024, from an attempted assassination. God's protective hand was upon him for a greater purpose.

While watching the rally live yesterday on TV with my family, I was in complete shock when I heard the pops of gunfire. I jumped up from my seat to get a closer look as President Trump ducked for cover as bullets flew by. As we waited to see if he was okay, the seconds felt like an eternity, and my family and I prayed he would be safe.

This is a defining moment in time, in history, that none of us will ever forget.

President Trump released a statement this morning, profoundly expressing that "it was God alone who prevented the unthinkable from happening." He concluded by saying we must stay strong and not let evil win.


President Donald J. Trump's full statement - Sunday, July 14, 2024:

“Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers yesterday, as it was God alone who prevented the unthinkable from happening. We will FEAR NOT, but instead remain resilient in our Faith and Defiant in the face of Wickedness. Our love goes out to the other victims and their families. We pray for the recovery of those who were wounded, and hold in our hearts the memory of the citizen who was so horribly killed. In this moment, it is more important than ever that we stand United, and show our True Character as Americans, remaining Strong and Determined, and not allowing Evil to Win. I truly love our Country, and love you all, and look forward to speaking to our Great Nation this week from Wisconsin.”


God bless you all! I, too, believe that evil will NOT be triumphant in the end.


May God Bless America,
Net


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
~Ephesians 6:12

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
~John 16:33

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
~Romans 12:21