Friday, February 23, 2018

Royal Matchmaker - a Hallmark Channel Original "Spring Fever" Movie


Movie: Royal Matchmaker

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: March 24, 2018


Bethany Joy Lenz ... Kate Gleason
Will Kemp ... Prince Sebastian
Simon Dutton ... King Edward
Joseph Thompson ... Victor
Brittany Bristow ... Britney
Eva Trill ... Petra
Poppy Roe ... Loraine
Woody Hurst ... Rudy
Olga Vintaniuc ... Interviewee #1
Felicia Baducu ... Interviewee #2
Ivlia Simona Irimia ... Interviewee #3


Storyline via Hallmark: Matchmaker Kate’s reputation as the “Queen of Hearts” reaches King Edward of Voldavia who hires her to find his son a bride. But Prince Sebastian has a moat around his heart, and Kate doesn’t see his tender side until he evokes his mother’s memory. She’s also learned he does humanitarian work, and before Kate knows it, she’s fallen for him herself! Still determined to find Sebastian a match, Kate introduces him to Petra, and is so heartbroken when they click, she runs off, unaware that the Prince has already found his royal match, and she’s sitting at the train station.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey

The Sweetest Heart - a Hallmark Channel Original “Spring Fever” Movie


Movie: The Sweetest Heart

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: March 17, 2018

"The Sweetest Heart" kicks off Hallmark Channel's annual “Spring Fever” programming event!

images: Crown Media / edit:


Julie Gonzalo ... Maddie
Chris McNally ... Nate
Tammy Gillis ... Sarah
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Alex
Andrea Brooks ... Chloe
Jordan Burtchett ... Charley
Clayton Chitty ... Luke


Storyline via Hallmark: High school sweethearts Maddie and Nate reconnect when Nate returns to their hometown to lecture at the hospital. Still hurt from their breakup, Maddie tries to avoid him. However, they eventually form a friendship, and Nate helps her as she secures funding to expand her cupcake shop. Just as Maddie and Nate rekindle their romance, Nate learns that a career opportunity awaits him in Boston. Devastated, Maddie returns the promise ring he gave her long ago and prepares for the grand reopening of her shop. Nate soon realizes how much he left behind, and must decide if his future lies in Boston with work or in his hometown with Maddie.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hallmark Royal Movies, Hallmark Hall of Fame The Beach House, Highlights, Christmas & More!

If you love the grandeur of a Hallmark Royal Movie, such as "A Princess for Christmas," "A Crown for Christmas," and "A Royal Christmas," then you are going to love this news! In addition to the royal-themed movie "Royal Hearts," premiering this weekend, the Hallmark Channel will be premiering 2 more royal movies this Spring!

Look for "Royal Matchmaker" in March and "Once Upon a Prince" is said to premiere in April!

"Royal Hearts" and "Royal Matchmaker" / images: Crown Media


Royal Hearts

Storyline: Kelly, a hopeless romantic in Montana eager to finish her dissertation, and her father, Hank, a rancher, receive news that he has inherited an estate from a faraway land. When they travel there, they discover that Hank has not only inherited the estate, but the title that goes along with it – KING!

Starring: Cindy Busby, Andrew Cooper, and James Brolin

Premiere Date: February 24, 2018

Royal Matchmaker

Storyline: A struggling NYC matchmaker is hired by a king to find his son a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. As the clock ticks towards her deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife -- only to realize that she’s fallen in love with him!

Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz, Will Kemp, Brittany Bristow.

Premiere Date: March 24, 2018

Once Upon a Prince

Storyline: Coming...

Starring: Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz

Premiere Date: April, 2018 (TBA - I've heard both the 7th & 19th!)

*Please stay tuned for schedule changes/updates! See my movie list for more upcoming Hallmark movies!


image: Crown Media

The Merry Madness Christmas Bracket opens on March 1st! The Competition will include four categories this year - the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Movies Now, and Hallmark Classics!

See Hallmark's web-site for more details - and which movies are included in this years challenge!

Let's hope the ultimate winning movie will be played on TV again this year during Hallmark Channel's Prime Time, as the 2017 Merry Madness champion "The Christmas Card" aired last year.


Besides all the wonderful new family premiere TV movies, my heart still remains with some of the dear old classics one can discover on TCM. On Easter Sunday, TCM will be airing both the "Easter Parade" starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland and "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire! These two amazing Movie Musicals are a delight any day of the year, especially "Holiday Inn" which takes you along throughout the Calendar year, celebrating each Holiday, including Easter, the Fourth of July, Christmas, and so much more!!!

'Easter Parade' / 'Holiday Inn' DVD Covers

See the classic musical movie Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
on TCM at 8pm/7c.

See the classic musical movie Holiday Inn
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
on TCM at 10pm/9c.


The Hallmark Hall of Fame original film, "The Beach House," starring Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, Chad Michael Murray and Makenzie Vega, will have its premiere on the Hallmark Channel- Saturday, April 28th, according to Hallmark's Press Release.

"The Beach House" - image: Crown Media

"The Beach House" storyline via Hallmark: "The movie sees Cara Rutledge, played by Minka Kelly, thinking she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. She returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago and reconnects with her mother Lovie (Andie MacDowell). Before long, the rhythms of the island open Cara’s heart. She becomes a “turtle lady” who conserves the area’s wildlife, repairs the family beach house and renews a past romance with Brett (Chad Michael Murray)."

Hope you enjoyed this update & highlight of upcoming movie details! I just love a good Royal Movie... so I'm thrilled we have three coming up! Most of Hallmark's past Royal Movies have been for Christmas; therefore, it's good to see them expand this theme to the rest of the year!

Plus, how fun that we can look forward to a bit of Christmas in March with Hallmark's "Merry Madness" event once again!

Have a Wonderful Day, Everyone!
Blessings, Net

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Which HALLMARK CHANNEL MOVIE did YOU LOVE BEST during Countdown To Valentine's Day?

"Cooking with Love," or
"Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride"

Won Your Heart Over?

The Hallmark Channel (technically) premiered THREE NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES as part of *COUNTDOWN to VALENTINE'S DAY*! I've decided to squeeze "Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride" into this category, too! After all, the movie had a Valentine's theme and wedding!

Please share "YOUR TAKE" on this recent block of Original TV movies in comments below by answering these Two Questions... (you can choose more than one!)

1. Which "VALENTINE'S DAY" movie did you like/love the most?

2. Which "VALENTINE'S DAY" movie poster (above) do you like best?

Looking forward to hearing all your responses in comments below! Blessings, Net

County Line - an INSP films TV Movie starring Tom Wopat, Jeff Fahey, Patricia Richardson, Grant Goodeve and more!


Movie: County Line

Network: INSP

Original Air Date: May 5, 2018


Tom Wopat ... Alden Rockwell
Jeff Fahey ... Clint Thorne
Patricia Richardson ... Maddie Hall
Mark Ashworth ... Calvin Killby
James Boivin ... Deputy sheriff
Abbi Butler ... Ember Rockwell
Vinny Costa ... Doctor
Justin Debord ... Coyote
Brian F. Durkin ... Crank Prattler
Melissa Kay Glaze ... Lori Rockwell
Wil Gonzalez ... Deputy Sheriff
Grant Goodeve ... Sheriff Preston
R. Keith Harris ... Deputy Sloan
Patrick Johnson ... Nat
Tyler Klee ... Cronie
Lance E. Nichols ... Doc Bronson
Davis Osborne ... Sly Prattler
Ric Reitz ... Zack Van Zant
Michael Ruff ... Tubs Prattler
Donna Sexton ... Election HQ People
Dendrie Taylor ... Jordan Thorne
Thomas Torrey ... Wishbone
Danny Vinson ... Skooter
Gary Wheeler ... Burkens
Joseph P. Scott ... Welder


Details/Storyline via INSP Films Press Release:

Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for general entertainment network INSP, announced... INSP Films’ latest movie, County Line, will premiere exclusively on the INSP television network on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00PM ET.

“We are excited about having the opportunity to debut County Line on INSP this spring,” said Butts. “The loyal viewers who have come to rely on INSP to deliver classic westerns like Gunsmoke and Bonanza will really enjoy County Line, as it is a crime drama with a western feel. It is a fast paced movie that features a veteran cast who deliver great performances. Viewers will love the unexpected twists and surprise ending.”

County Line stars Tom Wopat (The Dukes of Hazzard, Longmire, Django Unchained) as Alden Rockwell, a former sheriff who is left with many questions and no answers when his best friend and neighboring county sheriff, Clint Thorne, played by Jeff Fahey (Texas Rising, Justified, Lost, Under the Dome), is brutally gunned down. After the investigation stalls and Alden’s replacement, Sheriff Preston (Grant Goodeve - Eight is Enough, Dynasty, Twin Peaks) turns a blind eye, Alden takes the case into his own hands.

Also starring in County Line are Patricia Richardson, (Last Man Standing, Home Improvement, The West Wing) as local diner owner, Maddie Hall; and Dendrie Taylor (Saving Mr. Banks, Out of the Furnace, True Blood) who plays Clint’s straightforward and no nonsense wife Jordan.

County Line is produced by INSP Films and distributed by Imagicomm Entertainment.
*Press Release via Tara Brown, INSP.

Storyline via IMDB:

Tough, no nonsense, Marine vet, Alden Rockwell has lost his bid for re-election as sheriff of Maksville County. Reluctantly, he settles into retirement, accepting that Preston, a smooth-talking, more politically savvy cop has taken his place-a cop he mentored. Alden's wife has passed, and still grieving, he spends much of his time tending to the chickens, pigs and house pets she loved on their farm. Even his daughter, Ember, who is following in his military footsteps, and about to deploy, can't ease him from his malaise. Alden's good friend, Sheriff Clint Thorne, has been re-elected in neighboring York County. Alden and Clint go way back, growing up in their respective counties and serving together in Vietnam. Their friendship is solid made up of good-natured banter, sincere concern, and the kind of code passed between two law enforcement professionals who've worked cases all their lives. They'd been the two-county duo for years. It's hard for Alden to sit on the sidelines...and soon he won't be. While investigating a mysterious symbol that's appearing in more and more places in York County, Clint gets a little too close to the truth. Now, Alden jumps into action alone, poking around for answers-and certain people are not pleased. As Alden works to seek the truth and justice for his friend, he's drawn deeper into a web of crime, deceit, corruption, and evil threatening to take over the town-a web only he can untangle.

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