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  1. I agree. I thought she looked cute, and she pulled off the bangs and glasses better than I was expecting her to. I mean, I'm not saying it's her best look ever, of all time, but I didn't think she looked bad at all.
  2. I'll just chime in here with a different viewpoint about Easter Under Wraps... If you are already someone who doesn't like 95% of the movies that Hallmark puts out these days (and I am not talking about the old Hallmark movies from decades ago, but the ones that they have focused on making for the last few years and continue to make today), or if you are already not a fan of the brand or the network, Easter Under Wraps is NOT going to be the movie to change your mind. You're not going to like it. If you are someone who is kind of 50/50 on Hallmark -- you hate some of their current movies and you love some of their current movies, you probably still won't like Easter Under Wraps. If you are a genuine fan of the Hallmark brand and the network, and you enjoy most (70% or more) of their current movies to some degree or another, you will probably find some things to enjoy in Easter Under Wraps, but you might not love the whole movie as a finished product. And if you are someone who loves everything Hallmark puts out, then you will love Easter Under Wraps. I'm in the "genuine fan" category, and I enjoy most (but not all) of what Hallmark puts out (on the Hallmark Channel) to some degree or another. I was not expecting Easter Under Wraps to be the best movie of this year's Spring Fever event -- and it was not the best, so I was not surprised or disappointed. However, I love Easter-related things (coloring eggs, baskets, bunnies, bright colors and pastels, chocolate, egg hunts, decorations, etc.), and I am happy that Hallmark started this "new movie every Saturday, all year long" thing, as it paved the way for them to finally do an Easter movie. Basically, I was happy to have an Easter movie to watch -- flawed though it might have been -- and I enjoyed some things about it, if not the movie as a whole. I did not find Fiona Gubelmann's character to be as rude as Happywatcher did, but I don't think that she and Brendan Penny were the best match.
  3. Tyler Hynes has found himself (along with Cindy Busby) in the new Wedding March 5 movie!
  4. I liked Flip That Romance. Tyler Hynes is a bit edgier than the usual Hallmark leading man, and he is intriguing. I liked Love to the Rescue. I did not love it as much as everyone else here did, for some reason, but I enjoyed it and thought that Nikki and Michael were good together. Michael Rady is growing on me. I find him to be intriguing too, but in a different way from Tyler Hynes. A Brush With Love was a pretty-to-look-at movie -- I liked the flowers, and the setting & scenery. The story was not as good as I had hoped, but not terrible. In this particular case, as handsome as Nick Bateman is, I think that they could have found a better match for Arielle Kebbel. Ideally, she'd be good with Andrew Walker again -- but, as we all know, Hallmark is hanging their hat on this upcoming Andrew-Bethany Joy Lenz movie. I enjoyed True Love Blooms. It had a nice, fresh, bright and cheerful look to it. It's not an all-time favorite Hallmark movie, but it was so much better than I thought it would be. Jordan Bridges is also growing on me. He and Sara Rue were good together, and I absolutely LOVED the adorable tomato-pepper couple. I laughed out loud at the various comments from them -- which were vaguely suggestive and double entendre-ish for a Hallmark movie ("Her tomatoes are distracting!"). Good job, Hallmark! I wonder if it was better than some others we see because Sara was directly involved in developing it, and her good friend wrote it. Although I know that hype is the devil, I am looking forward to Bottled With Love. I wish it were not being hyped, because that is going to kill it and people will instantly set their expectations too high. But this has been the one I was most looking forward to since the Spring Fever line-up was revealed. As for the Countdown to Summer movies -- Emeraude Toubia is a gorgeous Mexican-Lebanese actress and model, and I had never heard of her before she started filming Love in the Sun. Shawn Christian developed this and is one of the writers on it, so it should be interesting to see if that helps or hurts it. I am looking forward to Jen Lilley's A Paris Romance movie. While I have a feeling the story might not be that great, I want to see the pretty Parisian sites (it is also partially being filmed in Bulgaria too). There is also a plethora of wedding-related movies coming up, starting on Memorial Day with a Ryan Paevey installment called From Friend to Fiance, and then leading into June Weddings, with 5 more wedding movies. (June Weddings is my least favorite themed Hallmark event.) Looking beyond June to Summer Nights in July/August, I am eager to see Peter Porte and Italia Ricci in Rome in Love, because... ITALY!!! Also, the Hallmarkies Podcast tweeted about a Hallmark movie called Our Vacation Home, which is filming in Palm Springs, with Becca Tobin, Ryan Rottman and Tilky Jones -- and I would have to assume it will be a summer movie.
  5. TVFan17

    Better Call Saul In The Media

    As I mentioned in my post here back in December, I had a feeling that Season 5 was going to be delayed, and that it would not premiere in August, But I also figured that it would probably be unlikely for AMC to have BCS premiere in October, when The Walking Dead returns, because they don't seem to like to premiere the new seasons of both shows in the same month. So the only option for BCS was going to be 2020. In other words, I am disappointed in this delay, for sure, but I am not at all surprised, as it aligns with what I already suspected was going to happen. What I was not sure about was whether the "Greenbriar" movie would premiere (on Netflix first, and then on AMC later on down the line) in between BCS seasons, or if it would premiere at the end of the final BCS season. Everyone is being secretive and coy about the movie -- understandably -- and I wasn't sure how it was all going to play out, or if the end of the movie might segue into Season 6 of BCS, or if the end of Season 5 of BCS would segue into the movie (via a Jesse flashback or flash-forward or something). Who knows at this point? I am confused by the whole thing. All I know is that it is super-frustrating to have to wait almost 1-1/2 years (or more) to see a new season, although I understand that they need to make sure everyone's schedules line up at the same time. The Affair had a similar giant gap in between its two most recent seasons. It really kills a lot of momentum and excitement. But... what can I do except wait? It's a First World problem, for sure, but it's annoying.
  6. For those wondering if Lori Loughlin's next Garage Sale Mystery movies have been filmed.... Out of the 4 that are/were supposed to premiere in August, only one of them has been filmed and wrapped up. However, the second of the 4 GSM movies was halfway done with production -- Lori was in Canada today, filming this second of four movies, which is why she was not at home when they went to arrest her. So, now it is unclear as to whether Hallmark had to halt production completely, or if they somehow decided to carry on with the filming without the leading lady -- which would be weird. And although the second movie was only half-finished shooting, what will Hallmark do with the one GSM movie that was already filmed? Will they bank it and save it for some day in the distant future, or will they air it in August anyway? The way the mysteries are supposed to break down this year is this: April -- 3 Morning Show Mysteries May -- 3 Hailey Dean Mysteries June -- 1 new Picture Perfect Mystery (w/ Carlos and Alexa PenaVega) July -- No mysteries scheduled August -- 4 Garage Sale Mysteries September -- 3 or 4 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries October -- 3 Crossword Mysteries So, let's assume that Hallmark decides to not air any GSM movies in August. That means that between June, July and August they would only be premiering ONE new mystery, which is the Alexa-Carlos movie. That is not going to fly with the viewers who prefer the mysteries over the movies on the main Hallmark Channel. They will lose so much momentum if they go for all of that time without a new mystery. They could possibly move Aurora Teagarden to August and Crossword Mysteries to September. Or... they could rush something else into production that wasn't planned for this year... ....Such as another Mystery 101 movie w/ Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha. Both Jill and Kris have said that another one is going to film, and Jill said it would be soon (yay!), so it is possible that Hallmark could speed that up to get it on the air for the purpose of filling a gap. Taylor Cole has also said that there are more Ruby Herring Mysteries coming -- so that could be another one that Hallmark speeds up to fill a gap in the schedule instead of waiting until next year to shoot it. And Alison Sweeney said that there are more Chronicle Mysteries coming up. So they could possibly get another one done this year instead of next. Kimberly Williams-Paisley said that they are trying to get a 4th Darrow & Darrow movie together, so that is one more possibility. I don't think that Danica McKellar's upcoming Matchmaker Mysteries is anywhere close to going into production, but I suppose that's one extra option as a schedule gap-filler.
  7. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I would have ordinarily moved on from the Oscars and all related subjects by this time (two days after the show took place), but I made several attempts yesterday to get into this thread and throw in my two cents about the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga situation, and couldn't log on! I guess there were still too many people on this forum, even one full day after the Oscars. So, forgive me for bringing up something that has already been brought up several times in the thread, but I wanted to do it while I was thinking about it now, since I couldn't do it yesterday. Okay... about Bradley Cooper.... If you know anything about him (if you've read his interviews or followed his career), you know he is a very private person when it comes to talking about his love life. He will even talk about what he was paid for a particular movie over talking about his romances. He does not like to talk about his romantic relationships at all. He barely even likes to talk about his daughter, because he wants to keep his family life out of the spotlight if he can. He does not like to even walk down red carpets with the women he is involved with, because he doesn't want to be asked a bunch of questions and then have everyone analyze his responses and analyze photos and make up things that they think are going on. Since Bradley and Irina have been together -- and there have been a couple of different rumor cycles that have gone around, suggesting that they were having some difficulty at different times -- he has begun doing things like actually being seen on red carpets with Irina, going to Disneyland with Irina and their daughter and being seen by thousands of people, going to the beach with them and being seen, going on vacation with Irina, etc. I'm sure he realized that he was going to have to eventually be seen in public with his girlfriend and daughter, but it is probably making him very uncomfortable every time he does it because he is so private and worried about people misinterpreting things they see and making up nonsense. So... taking all of that into consideration... you know that when Bradley gushes about Lady Gaga/Stefani, and talks glowingly about how he "fell in love" with her face and eyes when he first met her, and how he was "levitating" when he first saw her sing "La Vie En Rose" at a cancer benefit, he doesn't mean anything romantic by it. In fact, because he IS so private about his romantic life, IF he ever did have non-platonic feelings for Gaga, he certainly would not talk about it to journalists and entertainment reporters, and definitely not talk about it when he was already involved with another woman!! I would imagine that now, two days after the Oscars and the now-famous "Shallow" performance (which I personally LOVED), Bradley is probably horrified that he did something that created the exact effect that he didn't want to create -- which is to get people speculating and talking, analyzing his love life, and probably spreading rumors and making up nonsense. In his mind, that performance was probably not as "hot" as it came across to the viewers. He was nervous. He probably just wanted to attempt to stay on key, not make a fool of himself, and then be done with it. Now... all that said... do I think that Bradley and Gaga have developed a special bond and connection? Absolutely. A Star is Born -- the preparation for it, the filming of it, and the various award ceremonies, parties, film festivals, premieres and other events to celebrate it -- has taken up almost a full 3 years, from when Bradley saw Gaga sing at that benefit back in spring 2016 to the Oscars this year. They have had a lot of time to get close, because they are constantly in each other's orbit. And when they filmed the movie, they not only had to shoot intimate love scenes, but they had to be vulnerable with each other and trust each other. So I think that Gaga and Bradley got very close, and I think they absolutely DO have chemistry both on and off screen, BUT I don't think anything romantic is going to happen between them. I think that now that the whole A Star is Born ride has mostly come to an end, they will go back to their separate lives. because they won't be forced to see each other constantly anymore -- and life will just go on as usual. However, I will say that, no matter how gorgeous Irina is, I would not blame her at all if she were uncomfortable witnessing the connection between Gaga and Bradley, the way they look at each other in various settings, and hearing the glowing things they say about each other. No matter what a woman looks like, if she sees her man really bonding with another woman, she is going to pay attention for a minute. I don't blame Irina for wanting to sit between them at the Oscars (although I giggled and thought it was hilarious), and I don't for one second think that Irina and Gaga are pals. I'm sure Irina is very relieved that the award shows are over now!! (And Bradley is probably relieved that he doesn't have to sing "Shallow" -- in front of an audience -- ever again!)
  8. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Julia Roberts also directly addressed Bradley Cooper's mom and said goodnight to her -- which I am sure his mom loved and appreciated (his mom is also a big fan of Richard Gere, so I am assuming she loved Pretty Woman) -- but, yeah... that Julia is just an awful person, I guess?? (P.S. I like Julia.)
  9. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I think Julia Roberts looks great!
  10. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Now that is a shock. I'm so sorry that Glenn didn't win, but how wonderful for Olivia.
  11. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    That's what I'm afraid of. I absolutely adore Elton, but the movie looks questionable.
  12. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Up until Gaga appeared on the Howard Stern show years ago to do a slowed-down version of her song "The Edge of Glory" as she played the piano, I was not aware of exactly how talented she was and how well she could sing. All I knew of her was the persona -- the woman in the meat dress... the woman being carried down a red carpet in a giant egg. She has a powerful voice with a lot of emotion when she tones everything down and just sits at a piano to sing. And she is versatile enough to be able to sing different types of songs in different genres.
  13. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I am right there with you. I have loved him for years. He is a catch -- Irina is lucky.
  14. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Oh my Lord. I love them so much. I know Bradley was so nervous.
  15. TVFan17

    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    All right, Disney... between Toy Story 4 and The Lion King, just take all my movie money this year.
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