Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pictures Added to Family Movies...

I just added on some Images to these (Past) Family Movies:

(Click on Titles for pictures & movie review... most from Hallmark Channel!)

Front of the Class

Dear Prudence

A Kiss at Midnight

Family Holiday

Expecting a Miracle

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

For the Love of Grace

A Grandpa for Christmas





Click On Movie Titles Above for more Images like these!

(Pictures will be enlarged there, too!)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

16 Wishes and You Lucky Dog Premiere on TV + Dad's Home & Meet My Mom!

Two "Made-for-TV" Movies, will premiere on Television this weekend!

First up, is Disney Channel's 16 Wishes... starring Debby Ryan, from The Suite Life on Deck Disney Sitcom Series.

Abby Jensen (Ryan) has been planning for her 16th birthday ever since she was a little girl and as wishes go... be careful what you wish for!

Click Here for More Pictures and Movie Details!





June 25, 2010 Friday

16 Wishes ... Disney Channel (east) ... 8 PM

16 Wishes ... Disney Channel (west) ... 11 PM


Also premiering this weekend is...

You Lucky Dog on the Hallmark Channel, starring Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin.






When a New York City fashion designer returns home to her family's struggling farm, she finds new purpose training a herding dog, and discovers that her four-legged shepherd has the talent to turn an increasingly inhospitable cattle farm into profitable sheep country.

Click Here for More Pictures and Movie Details!


June 26, 2010 Saturday

You Lucky Dog ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM

You Lucky Dog ... Hallmark Channel ... 11 PM

You Lucky Dog ... Hallmark Channel ... 1 AM


June 27, 2010 Sunday

You Lucky Dog ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM


Also, if you missed Hallmark's New Movie, Dad's Home, that premiered on Father's Day Weekend, or Meet My Mom, which premiered on Mother's Day Weekend, then you have two chances to catch both movies this weekend on the Hallmark Channel.

Check the Family TV Schedule for times airing.

Have a Wonderful Week-end!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

UP Disney Animation Movie Review


MOVIE REVIEW

UP

Created by: Disney Pixar Animation

Release Date: May 29, 2009


CAST:

Voice - Overs:

Edward Asner ... Carl Fredricksen
Christopher Plummer ... Charles Muntz
Jordan Nagai ... Russell
Bob Peterson ... Dug / Alpha
Delroy Lindo ... Beta
Jerome Ranft ... Gamma
John Ratzenberger ... Construction Foreman Tom
David Kaye ... Newsreel Announcer
Elie Docter ... Young Ellie
Jeremy Leary ... Young Carl
Mickie McGowan ... Police Officer Edith
Danny Mann ... Construction Worker Steve
Donald Fullilove ... Nurse George
Jess Harnell ... Nurse AJ
Josh Cooley ... Omega



PLOT:

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of Monsters, Inc. comes a hilariously uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit.

Carl Fredricksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time - Carl's front porch! The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.



Movie Review:

Up is cute, funny, sad, exciting, odd, sweet, and heartwarming!

From the start, I adored Carl, the retired balloon salesman and Russell, the adorable 8 year old Wilderness Explorer.

The movie begins with Carl, as a little boy, excited with adventure! He's at the movies watching his hero Charles Muntz on the big screen.

Then he meets Ellie, another dreamer and great adventurer, who has an adventure book of all the things she wants to do in the future. This is very sweet... They grow up together as children and when they get older, they marry. They dream of having children together, but they learn from the doctor that it just won't be. This is a sad moment. Carl and Ellie go on with their lives and grow older. Eventually, Ellie is not well, and she soon passes away - leaving Carl, all alone in their little house. This was realistic, yet sad, for an animation.

Russell, the adorable 8 year old Wilderness Explorer, shows up at Carl's door on the day that Carl is supposed to be taken off to an 'old people home', however Carl has schemed to attach thousands of helium balloons to his home- enough that his home is lifted off it's foundation and flies through the air making it past tall buildings and enduring through storms. Russell is on the porch as the house flies through the air - so Carl has no choice but to welcome Russell in and let him join him on his adventure.

Carl and Russell become close along their journey. Russell reveals that his father isn't there for him much and perhaps, he didn't rightfully earn all the wilderness badges on his uniform. Carl feels for the boy and is protective of him. Along the way, they meet a friendly bird, who likes chocolate. Russell names the bird Kevin and they meet a sweet dog, who has this collar that talks for him. This, I felt, was a bit odd, however, it is a cartoon. Kevin and the sweet talking dog, care for and protect Carl and Russell.

What is really strange, was yet to come... Carl and Russell reach Paradise Falls, only to come face to face with Carl's childhood hero, the explorer Charles Muntz. They soon learn he is an evil man - consumed with capturing and killing Kevin, to prove that he discovered this new species.

Carl and Russell work together to protect Kevin and save each other- amongst the evil Charles Muntz and his pack of mean dogs, who also fly airplanes and shoot weapons at them.

There are such sweet moments between Carl and Russell and heartwarming moments where Carl remembers his life with Ellie and their dream of making it to South America to Paradise Falls. The main characters are truly likable and I enjoyed the flying house with the thousand ballons attached. What great imaginations they have at Disney. UP is sweet and sad... I laughed, I almost cried. Sad moments were quickly picked up by lighthearted scenes.

One of the best moments, is when Carl shows up at Russell's Wilderness Caremony, at the end of the movie, to pin on his "helping the elderly" badge. Only, he doesn't give him a regular wilderness badge, instead he gives him a bottle cap pin that Ellie had given Carl, when they were children. It's a precious, sentimental scene to end the movie.


See or Skip:

All in all, I say See this one. It's a sweet and sentimental Disney Animation - it's entertaining to Children and Adults. There are great lessons to learn about loving and caring for others.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Christmas in Canaan on Hallmark Channel - Saturday, July 3rd

It's Christmas in July !!!!

The Popular and well-loved Christmas Movie, Christmas in Canaan, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, will re-air July 3rd on the Hallmark Channel.




July 3, 2010 Saturday

Christmas in Canaan ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM

Christmas in Canaan ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM

Click Here - for More Movie Details, Pictures, Cast List, and Movie Review for Christmas in Canaan.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken - Movie Review

MOVIE REVIEW

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Year of Release: 1991

CAST:

Gabrielle Anwar ... Sonora Webster
Michael Schoeffling ... Al Carver
Cliff Robertson ... Doctor W.F. Carver
Dylan Kussman ... Clifford Henderson
Kathleen York ... Marie
Frank Renzulli ... Mr. Slater
Nancy Moore Atchison ... Arnette Webster
Lisa Norman ... Aunt Helen
Lorianne Collins ... Clarabelle
Elizabeth Hayes ... Miss Simpson
Laura Lee Norton ... Mrs. Ellis
Michael J. Matusiak ... Photographer
Jeff Woodward ... Reporter #1
David Massry ... Reporter #2
Cheri Brown ... Attractive Girl




PLOT:

The captivating real-life story of a girl who dared to live her dream.



Everyone will cheer Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of this captivating real-life story of Sonora Webster's determination and courage. A runaway orphan, young Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's traveling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc (Cliff Robertson) refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy resolve finally convinces him to give her a break. On the brink of stardom, however, a cruel twist of fate threatens to destroy her dream. With the help of a loving friend, Al Carver (Michael Schoeffling), Sonora proves that if you want something badly enough, anything is possible!




Movie Review:

This is one of those captivating movies, that once you begin watching it - you just can't take your eyes off of it... it is truly beautiful and inspiring!

Young Sonora, finds herself on her own at a young age. Her parents have passed away and an Aunt has taken her in, as well as her little sister. There is a depression going on, though, so money is tight. When her aunt tells her she is giving her over to the state, Sonora runs away and applys to Doc Carver, a showman, to be his new Diving Girl. (this act entails diving a horse off a forty foot tower into a pool of water!) She dreams of going to Atlantic City and living a life of adventure! He doesn't think she has what it takes, mainly beauty, but he must admire her spunk, because he takes pity on her and gives her a job cleaning the horse stalls.

In time, Sonora and Doc's son, Al, grow fond of one another while caring for the horses and breaking a wild horse together, however Al and his father disagree over how to run the business and Al leaves. While he is gone, he writes Sonora nearly everyday, however those letters never reach her, because his father destroys or hides them.

The show goes on, in spite of Al's absense, and Sonora continues to travel on to each new city. When the opportunity arrives, Sonora finally gets her chance to be a "Diving Girl". She has trained for it and it is her dream. She doesn't quite fit into the suit or the role, just yet, but after her first dive- she is elated! Sonora eventually becomes their official Diving Girl.

Al returns where dreams come true, Atlantic City, and life changes again. He and his father make ammends and eventually... Al and Sonora find true love, even through hardship and life's struggles. It's a story of determination and courage. Once you see it, you will never forget it... it's beautiful and captivating - a Disney Gem!

I recall seeing this movie years ago, as a young girl who loves horses. I still find it to be just as moving and inspirational, as it was then!

This Movie is based on a True Story.


See or Skip:

A Must See for Families!!!







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Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Fathers Day Weekend + Great Father Movies to Watch!!!

Whether you spend this Fathers Day weekend... going to Church, Golfing, Grilling, Playing Horseshoe, Checkers, Watching a Movie, or just Talking over Lunch or on the Phone... if you are blessed to be together, then Sharing Time with your Father on Father's Day is Greater than any Gift, especially Ties!!! (I know because I asked mine - and like most Fathers, he'd much rather have Tools!)

If you have a chance to sit back and relax... may I suggest these four TV Movies:

1. )

Dad's Home - *NEW - Premieres this Week-end on the Hallmark Channel! Stars David James Elliott from JAG. It's about a workaholic ad agency executive who has lost his wife and is then fired from his job. He soon becomes a full-time Mr. Mom and begins to realize what he has been missing by not balancing his career and family life.

This Movie Premieres among other great Hallmark Father Movies, including... Wedding Daze and Come Dance at my Wedding.


Wedding DazeCome Dance at My Wedding




Dad's Home


2. )

Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) - VHS - I adore Mickey Rooney in ALL of the Andy Hardy Films. When they all become available on DVD - I'll be first in line!

There is something so beautiful and special about the Hardy Family - and I adore Andy's relationship, most of all, with his Father (played by Lewis Stone), the Judge, who always gives good sound wisdom and advice.

All of the Hardy films have within them - great Father & Son Moments.


The Hardy Family

Father of the Bride (Keepcase)3. )

Father Of The Bride (1950) - DVD - A terrific story about a Father's feelings while his little girl plans and gets married! (I adore the Steve Martin & Kimberly Williams-Paisley Father of the Bride version, though this one is good, too!) This original 1950 version stars Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor.

4. )

Life with Father (1947) - DVD - an outstanding insight into the life of this very interesting family and of course, their strict Father, played by William Powell. The Mother is portrayed by Irene Dunne, who I also love in I Remember Mama, a wonderful Mothers Day Movie!




June 19, 2010 Saturday

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 11 PM *NEW

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 1 AM *NEW



June 20, 2010 Sunday
Happy Father's Day!

Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) ... TCM ... 6:00 AM

Father Of The Bride (1950) ... TCM ... 2:00 PM

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW

Life With Father (1947) ... TCM ... 10:15 PM


Check the FAMILY TV SCHEDULE for More Fathers Day Movies!


Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend !!!

TOY STORY 3 Comes to Movie Theaters Today - June 18, 2010!





Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and the whole Gang are back in

TOY STORY 3 !!!

Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future.






Toy Story 3 - Rated G
A Walt Disney Animation Studios,
Pixar Animation Studios Production


Toy Story (10th Anniversary Edition)Toy Story (Special Edition)Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dad's Home Premieres this Weekend

Celebrate Father's Day with your Daddy...

Get out the the Grill and then Sit Back, Relax, and watch the Premiere of Dad's Home starring David James Elliott (JAG) this Weekend on the Hallmark Channel!


For More Pictures and Movie Details... visit the Dad's Home Movie Review Page!

When it airs...

June 19, 2010 Saturday

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 11 PM *NEW

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 1 AM *NEW


June 20, 2010 Saturday

Happy Father's Day!

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW


June 25, 2010 Friday

Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW


June 26, 2010 Saturday
Dad's Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 3 PM *NEW

 
Check the Family TV Schedule for more Fathers Day and Family Movies!

Happy Father's Day!
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