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Monday, March 31, 2014

Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" on DVD - Cherish it Forever!

Now that the first Season of "When Calls the Heart" has come to an end, you will want to re-live and cherish those wonderful "first" moments from Season 1... again and again!

See it from the start: the first day Elizabeth came to Coal Valley, the first time she met the children, Abigail Stanton, the widows, and the minors, plus the first of Elizabeth's many kitchen catastrophes, and that very first moment when Elizabeth laid eyes on Jack!

on set image via: oncamera.net.au

So much has proceeded that "prelude to a kiss"! A spark was lit at that first moment, the embers were getting warmer, sometimes becoming intense, other times nearly smoldering out, until it eventually became a full flame. It's an age of innocence, a time of tragedy, a call of courage, a determined strength, and unwavering faith.

I hope the Characters of Coal Valley, in Hallmark's "When Calls the Heart have touched your hearts and lives, and will continue to do so...

When Calls the Heart "Lost and Found" DVD



The first DVD of this Family Friendly Drama Series is 1 hour and 27 minutes long. It is a blend of the first and second episodes that aired on the Hallmark Channel, with a few deleted scenes/moments, plus a special interview with Writer Janette Oke, and Producers Brian Bird and Michael Landon, Jr.

“When Calls the Heart” cast includes Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher, Daniel Lissing as Jack Thornton, and Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton, and so many more wonderful actors!

No news, has yet to come for Season 2, but I am still holding out hope that “When Calls the Heart" will be renewed. Fans have been faithful to the series, and I know the Hallmark Channel has not only noticed, but shared in our enthusiasm.

Thank you to Everyone who Supported "When Calls the Heart"!
God Bless You!!!
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*“When Calls the Heart” is a Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy Television production.  Executive Producers are Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Michael Shepard, Jimmy Townsend.  Based on the novel, When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"When Calls the Heart" Season 1 Finale

Episode 12: Prelude to a Kiss
Daniel Lissing as Mountie Jack Thornton
and Erin Krakow as School Teacher Miss Elizabeth Thatcher
 
See the Season 1 Finale Episode of
on the Hallmark Channel
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9/8c
Repeats: Sunday - 10/9c
 
Episode Details:
In "Prelude to a Kiss," Jack must make a choice between Elizabeth and Rosemary, while Abigail faces harsh opposition from Gowen surrounding the mine explosion, leading to shocking revelations for all of Coal Valley.


This is the end for Season One of "When Calls the Heart". Episode 12 has finally come! Erin Krakow (who portrays Elizabeth Thatcher) has said, via Twitter, that it will be "Epic" and due to the episode title, "Prelude to a Kiss", we may have our answer, as to why.

Now that Season One is ending, most of us are asking... "Will there be a Season 2, of When Calls the Heart"? If so, "will it be on the Hallmark Channel"? For now, viewers can only continue to express their love and enjoyment for the show via Twitter and Facebook, and keep hoping a deal will eventually be made!

Special "Thank You" to...

the Hallmark Channel and Crown Media Family Networks,

Janette Oke, whose books inspired this wonderful series!

When Calls the Heart Executive Producers: Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, & Michael Landon, Jr, and...

Cast Members: Erin Krakow (Elizabeth), Daniel Lissing (Jack), Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton), Chelah Horsdal (Cat Montgomery), Mitchell Kummen (Gabe), Charlotte Hegele (Julie Thatcher), and Many Many More...  for a Wonderful Season of "When Calls the Heart"!

All of us #Hearties (devoted fans of "When Calls the Heart") ... cherish each and every episode, and continue to hope, with all our heart, there will be more to come!

As Jack says, Coal Valley grows on you... just as ratings for this show have continued to rise, week after week!

Let us hope... the Hallmark Channel,
will feel the call... to bring back "When Calls the Heart".

So... What will the next chapter bring
for Elizabeth and Jack, and
"When Calls the Heart"?

I guess we shall have to wait and see!

We're traveling now... in uncharted waters!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Christmas Movie Night in March on TCM!


TCM will play 2 Christmas Movies back-to-back
on Wednesday - March 26, 2014
as a tribute to Actress Mary Astor, who is TCM's Star of the Month!



Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, the classic version with June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, and Mary Astor, will air at 8/7c.

Meet Me in St. Louis, the classic Christmas Musical starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, and Mary Astor, will air at 10:15/9:15c.

Both of these films are Family-Favorite, Timeless Christmas Movie gems, from a bygone era. I hope you and your family will "Meet Me in" front of the TV and enjoy this special "Christmas" movie night on TCM!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Can you solve this Hallmark Movie Mystery?


In the fall of 2014, the Hallmark Movie Channel will be changing it's name to "Hallmark Movies & Mysteries" and will be expanding with more Mystery Movies in 2015!


For those of you who enjoyed the Movie, "Garage Sale Mystery", starring Lori Loughlin, (from When Calls the Heart, Full House) you will be happy to know they are planning to continue the storyline from the original 2013 Hallmark Channel movie with a series of follow-up movies. (the premiere movie is available on DVD)

Here's the scoop directly from Hallmark's press release:

"Hallmark Movie Channel is excited to announce the launch of a new development deal of the network’s first-ever Original Mystery Wheel Franchise with three contemporary original series of mystery movies. Within the Mystery Wheel Franchise for 2015, is a three-part, two-hour series of films airing in alternation of each other."

"...The first movie of the franchise will be “Garage Sale Mystery,” starring Lori Loughlin. In “Garage Sale Mystery,” Lori Loughlin will star as Jennifer Shannon, an expert garage sale treasure hunter, who has a keen eye for detail and natural problem solving instincts, which inspire her to help the police solve mysteries and crime. The movie franchise will continue to follow Jennifer as she scours the sales for hidden treasures and clues."

"The second wheel stars Dylan Neal (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”) who will star in and executive produce, “The Gourmet Detective,” based on the series of books by Peter King.  Neal’s real- life wife Becky Southwell will write the movies about the chef turned culinary sleuth.  In “The Gourmet Detective,” a culinary whiz uses his mastery of food, drink and cooking to solve crimes of the culinary world.  Whether it’s the theft of a valuable recipe or a suspicious murder in the middle of a five-star restaurant, his insight, skills and encyclopedic knowledge of all things edible always lead him to the culprit."

"The third component to the movie series will be announced shortly." 

*See UPDATE below!!!!

Hmmm... that sounds interesting? For now, the 3rd Mystery is a Mystery!

Let's do a little sleuthing....
Could it be?....

I have a hunch... Anything is Possible! I'll do my best to track down the answer and let you know. Until, further notice... everyone is Suspect!

So, why the switch to a Mystery format, you might ask?

Well, here's our first clue: the Hallmark Channel has been quite successful in the past with their Mystery Movies, including "the highly-rated movie series ...“Mystery Woman,” starring Kellie Martin, “McBride” starring John Larroquette, “Jane Doe” with Lea Thompson and “Murder 101” featuring Dick Van Dyke."

"Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc., simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a trusted family-friendly network devoted to quality storytelling. Available in 53 million homes and one of the fastest-growing cable TV networks..."

I sure wish one of those 53 million homes was mine! Please DirecTV - add Hallmark Movie Channel to your SD (Standard Definition) Line-up! Millions of DirecTV customers are still waiting and hoping for this channel!

As for the third set of Mystery Movies...
 
Until we get a breakthrough in this case,
or, we get word... via our shoe phone,
I suspect we will all be in Suspense!



*UPDATE (7/9/2014):
We now know the name, identity, and star of the 3rd Mystery Movie -
please click here for details!

Friday, March 21, 2014

When Calls the Heart "Rules of Engagement" and The Redemption of Henry Myers premiere this Weekend!

When Calls the Heart
Episode 11: "Rules of Engagement"

a New Chapter for Elizabeth and Abigail...


Premieres on the Hallmark Channel
Saturday March 22nd at 9/8c.
Repeats Sunday at 10/9c.

In "Rules of Engagement," Jack gets an unexpected visitor from his past who puts his relationship with Elizabeth in jeopardy, while Abigail starts working with a charming new Mountie on the mine investigation.

*See my "When Calls the Heart" page for more details on this and all episodes of this series.


Also, this weekend...

 
Premieres on the Hallmark Movie Channel
Sunday March 23rd at 9/8c.
 
Henry Myers is living a hard life, surviving on the frontier any way he can - even if it means robbing a bank. After his latest heist backfires and his partners betray him and leave him for dead, Henry's life takes a surprising turn when he finds kindness and compassion from a widow and her children.

The Redemption of Henry Myers is a wonderful story about finding faith and forgiveness! I am honored to share this new movie with all of you and I am thrilled that the Hallmark Movie Channel will be premiering it on TV this weekend! The film was made by EchoLight Studios, a faith-based film company, which is the same production company who released The Christmas Candle, in Theaters.

My Movie Review:

Every man can change. Every man has choices. These are some of the powerful messages you will find in the movie, The Redemption of Henry Myers.

All his life, Henry has never known the love of family or God, until he is at the end of his rope.

Henry and his partners, Clay and Mac, scheme to steal money from the bank. Although, Henry is a thief, he does not intend to be a murderer and actually tries to protect the bank teller from his trigger happy friends. Henry succeeds in getting the bank money and runs to hide it at the church. In the process, he hears someone approaching, he .... (click here to read more)

Watch the trailer:


Visit my page on The Redemption of Henry Myers for more details!

I hope you all have a Nice Weekend.
Enjoy your next Movie Night!

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Christmas Movies for 2014

News on this years upcoming Christmas Movies for 2014 seems to be coming in faster than the speed of light! I can hardly contain my excitement, as I share with you all the latest news!

One story centers around a Christmas Tree Farm, another around the Northpole, and one is a Miracle, a Mr. Miracle, to be exact... plus a Christmas Secret, and loads more!!! See the list below!


Click on the Movie Titles, for more information:
I hope you all enjoy reading about all these new Christmas Movies coming in the 2014 Christmas Season! I'm sure I will be adding more casting details and images to each of these movies... so please stay tuned to "It's a Wonderful Movie"!

"Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle" - a Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie for 2014

MOVIE REVIEW



Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: December 6, 2014

*Based on Debbie Macomber's Book:
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel.

*Yes, you read that right - it says MR. Miracle!












CAST:

Rob Morrow ... Harry Mills
Michelle Harrison ... Celeste
Britt Irvin ... Addie
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Sharon
Andrew Francis ... Erich




PLOT:

*Details via Hallmark Press Release:
Hallmark Channel is pleased to announce that it is partnering once again with beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to create its fourth Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie World Premiere “Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle,” slated to debut Holiday 2014. The movie and backdoor pilot will be part of the network’s hugely popular “Countdown To Christmas,” the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.

Previously, Hallmark Channel partnered with Macomber to bring the holiday movies “Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle,” “Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle” and “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” to the small screen. Audiences fell in love with the film adaptations of Macomber’s bestselling books, all of which were so successful that they became among the top rated holiday movies on the network. Of course, Macomber’s bestselling Cedar Cove novels are also the basis for Hallmark Channel’s highly successful first scripted dramatic series, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.”

In “Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle,” heaven and earth collide when angel-in-training Harry Mills,  A.K.A “Mr. Miracle” is sent down to a community college during Christmas; for his first assignment: to help an insecure student realize her true purpose in life. Harry, living as a literature teacher, is also schooled in lessons of life and love as he realizes that dealing with humans is not as easy as it looks like from the clouds.

More, via Hallmark press release:
When guardian angel Harry Mills (Morrow) arrives on Earth for the first time, he's got a lot to learn about life as a human. But this miracle worker-in-training ignores the advice of his heavenly mentor, Celeste (Harrison), to eagerly take on his first assignment - helping a young woman named Addie (Irvin) find the confidence to change her life. Addie has always struggled in school and is currently feeling overwhelmed and indecisive trying to live up to her father's expectations of becoming a doctor. Now, after her father's sudden passing, Addie is living with her mom Sharon (Redmond), filled with regret and uncertainty while attempting to finish her degree all while avoiding her childhood nemesis, Erich (Francis). Enter Harry, posing as her fumbling, well-meaning new English teacher who takes on the task of guiding her to see the wonderful things she can't see in herself. With a deadline of Christmas day to change Addie's perspective, or else say goodbye to his own Earthly existence, Harry is clueless but endearing in his effort to make Addie open up to a life full of promise - and even love - while learning a few life lessons of his own along the way.



on set image via twitter


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NORTHPOLE, a Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie starring Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, and Max Charles

Northpole DVD


MOVIE REVIEW


Northpole

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date:  November 15, 2014



 




CAST:

Tiffani Amber Thiessen ... Chelsea
Josh Hopkins ... Ryan
Bailee Madison ... Clementine
Max Charles ... Kevin
Robert Wagner ... Santa Claus
Jill St. John ... Mrs. Claus
Candice Glover ... Josephine
Dawn Ford ... Silver Haired Lady
Ziad Ghanem ... Chuck
Christina Kelly ... Elf
Kyle Meagher ... Norman
Chloe O'Malley ... Andrea
Jonathan Potts ... Mr. Jenkins









PLOT:


via Hallmark Press Release:

“Northpole” tells the charming tale about a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, recaptures the joy of the holiday season and in the process saves Christmas.

As the first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie that Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards, Inc. have created together, “Northpole” is a magically thrilling holiday adventure never been seen before on the network that will employ state-of-the-art CGI technology taking viewers right into the enchanting and vibrant world of Santa Claus and Christmas magic.

Santa’s magical home, Northpole, is real and greater than anyone has ever imagined, yet this wondrous place is in trouble as a loss of togetherness and Christmas spirit spreads across the globe. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? One young boy might be able to if he can convince his overly protective mom to open up and rediscover the magic every holiday season bestows. With the help of his teacher and a mischievous elf from Northpole, Kevin is bound and determined to win over his mom and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many in this big world.

Tiffani Thiessen plays reporter “Chelsea” whose son “Kevin” (played by newcomer Max Charles) takes it upon himself to reinvigorate the spirit of Christmas. The boy’s efforts are powered by free-spirited Elf from the North, “Clementine” (played by Bailee Madison, one of entertainment’s most popular young actors) and by Kevin’s teacher, Ryan (“Cougar Town” star Josh Hopkins), who believes anything is possible when one dedicates heart and soul to the effort.

American Idol winner Candice Glover will portray Chelsea's friend, Josephine, and sing two songs, "Oh Christmas Tree" and "Silent Night".



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"The Tree That Saved Christmas" starring Lacey Chabert


MOVIE REVIEW

The Tree That Saved Christmas

Previously Known As: Christmas Tree Farm

Network: UP

Original Air Date: November 30, 2014








 


CAST:

Lacey Chabert ... Molly Logan
Corey Sevier ... Lucas
Matthew Anderson ... Ryan Logan
Jim Thorburn ... Walter Dunlap
Eric Keenleyside ... Gordon Logan
Lini Evans ... Betty Logan
Olivia Steele-Falconer ... young Molly
Yasmeene Lily-Elle Ball ... Victoria
Alisha Newton ... Sofia
Karen Holness ... Tara






PLOT:

In the UP Original Movie The Tree That Saved Christmas, imaginative, hard-working Molly Logan (Lacey Chabert) grew up on her family’s generations-old Christmas tree farm in rural Vermont and would often write stories about individual trees as they shipped out, her favorite being a “Charlie Brown” tree struggling to grow.

One day, after hearing the roar of buzz saws used to clear the woods of sickly saplings, nine-year-old Molly (Olivia Steele-Falconer) ran to save her favorite – even after her father Gordon (Eric Keenleyside) and his crew had made a gash in its trunk. She knew that someday this little tree would have a story to tell. Now 29, Molly lives in Manhattan and is pursuing her dreams of a writing career.

Unfortunately as an assistant to Pendant Publishing CEO Walter Dunlap (Jim Thorburn), Molly has no life and little chance to write. Buried with work and Mr. Dunlap’s personal Christmas plans, Molly is devastated to learn from her architect brother Ryan (Matthew Anderson) that the bank is foreclosing on her parents’ heritage tree farm. This will be her family’s last Christmas at the farm as all the trees will be cleared to make way for a golf course. However, a frustrated Molly can’t make it home thanks to obligations to her boss and his young daughters Victoria (Yasmeene Lily-Elle Ball) and Sofia (Alisha Newton).

Much to her shock, Molly discovers that the Christmas tree she ordered for the Dunlap home is that same one she saved years ago, down to the distinctive gash on its trunk. Certain that it is the same tree from her youth – and a sign – Molly drags the tree back to her Vermont home and embarks upon a plan to save the family farm – with some surprising, inventive help from her brother and former boyfriend Lucas (Corey Sevier), who now works at the bank for his father Elliot (James Kidnie).


Lacey Chabert on the set of "The Tree That Saved Christmas"
image via: Lacey's instagram




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