Thursday, April 26, 2018

A look inside my "Beach House" bag from Hallmark...

Today, I thought I would share details of the fun gifts I recently received from Hallmark... one is a medium size tote bag with the Hallmark Channel Logo and “The Beach House” text. A very handy, trendy thing to have on the beach!

Along with the tote, I received a blue t-shirt with a turtle graphic, as worn by many of the actors and actresses, including Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray, in the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “The Beach House.” The movie will be shown simultaneously on two of Hallmark's networks, the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, on Saturday, April 28, 2018!


Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray
Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David M. Russell

Thank You to Hallmark's promotional department for this gift; I look forward to sharing and watching the premiere of your newest Hallmark Hall of Fame movie! Details below!

"The Beach House" image via: Hallmark Crown Media

“The Beach House” movie script was written by Maria Nation, based upon the book, of the same name, by Mary Alice Monroe. Starring in the film are Andie MacDowell (“Groundhog Day,” “Cedar Cove,” “At Home in Mitford”), Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights,” “Away and Back” Hallmark Hall of Fame) and Chad Michael Murray (“A Cinderella Story,” “One Tree Hill,” “Left Behind”).

The Beach House
by Mary Alice Monroe

Please note: I have not personally read this book; however, if you are interested, I highly suggest checking out the many helpful and insightful reviews on Amazon.

I especially enjoyed this book review By TAL59GRACE, from April 13, 2018...

“Breathtaking, unforgettable. Mary Alice Monroe is a word artist. She describes the scene & people so vividly, I feel like I could reach out & touch them! I fell in love with Lovie, Cara, Brett, Toy, and the turtles!"

Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David M. Russell

“The Beach House” movie storyline via Hallmark: Caretta “Cara” Rudland (Minka Kelly) thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie (Andie MacDowell), who has been caring for her young, pregnant friend Toy (Makenzie Vega) in her charming beach house. For more details and movie images, visit my post on "The Beach House."

View Hallmark's extended trailer:

See the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9pm/8c.
on the Hallmark Channel and
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Brimming With Love - a PixL Movie Premiere


Movie: Brimming With Love

Network: PixL

Original Air Date: May 5, 2018

image via: PixL

image via: PixL


Kelsey Asbille ... Allie Morgan
Jonathan Keltz ... Sam Jenson
George Newbern ... Addison Rickford
Alexandra Metz ... Mia Bard
Zayne Emory ... Tyler
Gatlin Kate James ... Emily
Japheth Gordon ... Eric Stauffer
James McAndrew ... Jerry
Ron G. ... Comic
Natalie Wachen ... Jackie
Lawrence Adimora ... Ben

Image via Instagram

image via: PixL

image via: PixL


Storyline: Allie is an aspiring journalist who meets Sam, a coffee shop owner who plays matchmaker for his customers. Allie agrees to be matched but going though Sam's process causes her to see that her perfect match might just be the matchmaker himself.

Movie Review:


See or Skip:


*images via: PixL / IMDB

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Preview Heartland's Season 11 Finale - Tonight on UP!

Heartland Season 11 image via: CBC

Episode 17: Doubt

Watch April 25, 2018 at 8pm/7c. on UP.

Storyline via CBC: In the aftermath of a vicious viral video, Georgie reconsiders her future in show jumping… and in Hudson. Meanwhile, Amy and Ty are of differing opinions about what to do with their new land. A lucrative business opportunity puts Jack, Mitch and Tim at odds. And Lou struggles with how to support her daughter through a difficult time.

Preview Clip:

Episode 18: Naming Day

Watch April 25, 2018 at 9pm/8c. on UP.

Storyline via CBC: In the days leading up to baby Lyndy’s naming ceremony, the members of the Heartland family find themselves keeping secrets from each other. Without Amy’s knowledge, Ty enlists Caleb’s help in fulfilling a long-held promise to himself. Amy works with Spartan in secret on something she hopes will make her daughter’s day truly memorable. And when Val approaches her with yet another offer, Georgie has to make an important decision as she prepares for the Fall Finale. Meanwhile, Jack comes to a startling realization and Tim gets news that he finds hard to share.

Preview Clip:

Please note: I have not previously watched these episodes above. "Heartland" is a well known family television drama from Canada that often deals with real-life issues. Please always check ratings before viewing.

These are the last episodes of "Heartland's" Season 11 tonight on UP! I sure hope you've enjoy the ride!

Blessings, Net

Catch up on previous seasons of Heartland on DVD:

Heartland: Season 8 / Heartland: Season 9 / Heartland: Season 10

Heartland: A Heartland Christmas

Heartland Seasons 1-10 The Complete Series DVDs Season

Countdown to Christmas... "Mark" April 25th!

"MARK"ing THE 25th!

On this 25th Day of the month... it's only 8 months until Christmas Day... 243 days and so many hours, according to my Countdown Clock which is currently ticking the seconds away!!!

To commemorate this special time here at It's a Wonderful Movie... I'll share which Christmas movie I have chosen to watch on the 25th in this post, and for those of you who would like to participate, please share which Christmas movie/program you are watching today on the 25th - in comments below!

On this April 25, 2018, I am watching-

starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, and Tom Drake

'Meet Me in St. Louis' is such a beautiful film about the early 1900's time period. The movie takes you through every season, including Springtime & Christmastime! If you like period films or musicals, I highly recommend it!

Now, it's your turn to share... which Christmas movie/program will you watch today, on the 25th?

Blessings, Net

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hallmark announces some "Christmas Joy"

Danielle Panabaker - image via Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Press Release:



Film is Based on the Bestselling Novel by Nancy Naigle

STUDIO CITY, CA – April 24, 2018 – Hallmark Channel announces Danielle Panabaker (“The Flash”) and Matt Long (“Timeless”) are set to star in “Christmas Joy,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2018. “Christmas Joy” is part of the network’s #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4.

“Danielle Panabaker is known for quality work in a number of genres, and we are especially grateful to have her on our air this Christmas,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.

“Danielle and Matt Long deliver lively performances in this romantic comedy about love in a small town at Christmastime, all while capturing the theme of Nancy Naigle’s bestselling novel which is that the magic of Christmas will open your heart and bring you everlasting joy,” Vicary concluded.

In “Christmas Joy,” Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls, NC. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her Aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrews (Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must navigate Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary annual Cookie Crawl, a walking home tour where owners display holiday decorations and treat each other to Christmas cookies all while vying to win the prized Golden Wreath Award. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take her aunt’s place as chair of the Cookie Crawl much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to “co-captain,” she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home for the holidays.

Christmas Joy is a Silver Bells Production Ltd. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm are Producers. Monika Mitchell directs from a script written by Jennifer Maisel and Tracy Andreen. “Christmas Joy” is based on the bestselling novel by Nancy Naigle.
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