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1 hour ago, ehall1052 said:

I don’t understand “Wedding March 5”.... who, in their right mind, plans their destination wedding when they get there ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING?!  They should have already talked to the caterer, had the cake ordered, and HAD THEIR WEDDING GOWN, way before 1 week until the wedding. Do the vendors in that town just wait until someone shows up and says “Hey, I’m having a wedding on Saturday.” How can you do business like that!

Makes as much sense as ad angecies working on their Christmas ads for that Christmas season in December.

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I read the description of a movie that was on last night (or maybe it was this morning?).  A family had a "wedding shoe factory"....bwaah.  Are there such things?  This "factory" is right up there with the candy cane factory and others of that ilk.

Oh well...whatever works, I guess.  I would like to know how the ratings are for HMM.  Have they gone up?  Stayed the same?  Or dropped.

But.  A wedding shoe factory.  Watch...I'll bet there are such things and I will look like an idiot.

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4 hours ago, In2You said:

Makes as much sense as ad angecies working on their Christmas ads for that Christmas season in December.

There was one movie (I forgot which one) that was about two people making a Christmas ad for next year. I couldn’t believe at the accuracy of this movie, but since I forgot which one it was it probably wasn’t one of the memorable ones.

Looking forward to some of the summer movies, especially the one with Brennan Elliot and Autum Reeser. Interested to see if Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez will have onscreen chemistry since they are married (and are such a gorgeous couple). 

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^^^I bet it was With Love, Christmas with Aaron O Connell and Emilie Ullerup. The reason I remember it is because 1) Aaron O Connell, 2) the snowman Emilie and the niece or whatever was making starting moving wobbly when they tapped it (I kid not) and 3) that horrific ice skating scene in the CG rink. It was spectacular.

I'm with you on the same movies. Didn't know Roslyn Sanchez and Eric Winter were married. I'm def looking forward to their movie and Autumn and Brennan. I'm pretty excited to see Christopher Russell back on my screen again since Midnight Masquerade. Though I'm starting to tire of Jen Lilley. She's a sweet kid but this is her third movie on Hallmark this year. 

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14 hours ago, sistersledge said:

I watched the jack wagner one last night, I don't even know the name of it. 

The actress always gets to work with fairly attractive "hunks" but seems like a mismatch with all of them. She's got this prim and proper preppy vibe about her, I find it hard to believe she was a hot couple with the guy last night or even the pride and prejudice dog one. 

Cindy Busby.  Likeable enough, but I think fails as a lead.  I think she’d make a good quirky sidekick.

In general I would say there are some smokin’ hot male leaders, but fewer women to pair with.  The pretty women such as Jen Lilley and Erin Krakow are very wholesome. Pretty, but not sizzling.

i crack up at some of the male seconds like Peter Benson and Aaron Craven.  They always play either a nice secondary character or the schlubby boyfriend getting dumped.  Never the romantic lead.

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1 hour ago, twoods said:

There was one movie (I forgot which one) that was about two people making a Christmas ad for next year. I couldn’t believe at the accuracy of this movie, but since I forgot which one it was it probably wasn’t one of the memorable ones.

There is also Reunited at Christmas where the lead is an author writing a Christmas novel for the next year. 

If we’re going to get Christmas in July I’d love it if one of the movies was a someone working on something Christmas related in July. Something like Christmas in Homestead but set in the summer. 

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On 6/9/2019 at 3:32 PM, ehall1052 said:

I don’t understand “Wedding March 5”.... who, in their right mind, plans their destination wedding when they get there ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING?!  

Welcome to Hallmark World where logic is tossed aside to create weak, stupid story lines. 

They have well and truly jumped the shark with these awful movies.

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I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come?  I know I stopped watching HGTV so much when it got to be all about selling houses and/or marathons of the same shows, same script.  Could that be happening with Hallmark?

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2 hours ago, Kemper said:

I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come?  I know I stopped watching HGTV so much when it got to be all about selling houses and/or marathons of the same shows, same script.  Could that be happening with Hallmark?

I watch Hallmark for the mysteries so I can't comment about any changes in their regular movies programming.  But I just have to respond about the HGTV thing, since I agree sooo much.  I started watching HGTV back in the days of Design on a Dime,  Designers Challenge, Designed to Sell, Room By Room, Curb Appeal (Rick Spence was my TV boyfriend), etc., and HGTV was the station I kept on all the time.  Now the only time I watch it, is when I am at the gym, and need a 30-minute mindless show. 

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Hey, Hallmark Channel finally realized black people exist!  Love, Take Two on Saturday will feature a black couple as the main characters.  I'm gong to watch just to show them that viewers will watch movies with POC leads, even though I have been "off" on Hallmark movies since Christmas.

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3 hours ago, izabella said:

Hey, Hallmark Channel finally realized black people exist!  Love, Take Two on Saturday will feature a black couple as the main characters.  I'm gong to watch just to show them that viewers will watch movies with POC leads, even though I have been "off" on Hallmark movies since Christmas.

I have had the not wonderful 2019 Love in the Sun on for the last 10 minutes while I wait for the 6pm movie to start and the grill to come up to temp outside.

The second couple is black/white interracial, one of about 3 or 4 I have seen on Hallmarks, and the Morning Show movies has a black couple as the lead and love interest (not the channel's fault there is about zero romance chemistry there-- 100% the director's and actors' fault).

Love in the Sun the leads are white and latina, same (obviously) for Alex and Carlos Penavega's romance and mystery movies.

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7 hours ago, Kemper said:

I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come?  I know I stopped watching HGTV so much when it got to be all about selling houses and/or marathons of the same shows, same script.  Could that be happening with Hallmark?

I'm still watching, and still keeping up with everything that's going on in the world of Hallmark.   It doesn't bother me if there is repetition in the stories, actors, locations, or whatever else.    If I like the formula and genre, that's the main thing that counts.  Within that genre, I expect that there will be some movies I like and some that I don't -- but it's not a big deal to me if a movie airs that I don't love, as I just move on to the next one.    I didn't necessarily love certain individual episodes of Breaking Bad or certain episodes of Sex and the City either, although I loved those series in general.

Now, that said, sometimes I am just not in the mood for certain genres.   Sometimes I get on a kick of watching Lifetime's endless stream of suspense/stalker movies for a while, until one day I am just not in the mood for that type of movie and I switch to a different genre.   I might binge-watch a bunch of Real Housewives seasons for a week and then I burn out on reality TV for a few months.   The same thing happens with Hallmark movies.  I might be in the mood to watch lighthearted rom coms and feel-good fare for a long stretch of time, and then suddenly I am not.    So , for me, it's not really about anything that Hallmark is doing differently or doing wrong or whatever.  It's more about my mood and what I feel like watching at any given time.

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8 hours ago, Kemper said:

I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come? 

Because they recycle about 7 scripts over and over, you know what the end will be 4 minutes from the start, and they are crushingly boring.

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On 6/9/2019 at 8:08 PM, Woopwoopkitty said:

Cindy Busby.  Likeable enough, but I think fails as a lead.  I think she’d make a good quirky sidekick.

For me she's by far the least likable female lead on Hallmark TV. I think the only role she could pull off convincingly is the brittle, bitchy, judgmental, wrong-for-him, about-to-be-dumped girlfriend of the male lead. Couldn't stand her on Cedar Cove either and it's frustrating to see her keep getting paired up with actors I like.

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14 hours ago, izabella said:

Hey, Hallmark Channel finally realized black people exist!  Love, Take Two on Saturday will feature a black couple as the main characters.  I'm gong to watch just to show them that viewers will watch movies with POC leads, even though I have been "off" on Hallmark movies since Christmas.

Same here! I'm actually looking forward to this one and hope the numbers turn out for the support. And for Heather Hemmens (she's so gorgeous!). I've been a fan since I saw her in a horrible "soap opera" that shall remain nameless. She was wasted there but I'm looking forward to seeing her play opposite of that setting. I like what I see in the previews so far.  I'm hoping the fact that Hallmark had an official "welcome to the family" post for her means we'll be seeing more movies headlined by her.

10 hours ago, Happywatcher said:

I have had the not wonderful 2019 Love in the Sun on for the last 10 minutes while I wait for the 6pm movie to start and the grill to come up to temp outside.

The second couple is black/white interracial, one of about 3 or 4 I have seen on Hallmarks, and the Morning Show movies has a black couple as the lead and love interest (not the channel's fault there is about zero romance chemistry there-- 100% the director's and actors' fault).

Love in the Sun the leads are white and latina, same (obviously) for Alex and Carlos Penavega's romance and mystery movies.

If I may assume to presume (heh), I figured the poster meant black actresses and actors as leads which we haven't gotten since the Christmas movies. I saw some posters over at the FB mentioning this as well and I have to admit, I wondered myself. Love Holly Robinson Peete as an actress, but I feel like Hallmark is tokenizing her a bit. Similar with the Penavegas. We may be entering a new era with the veterans moving to HMM for their mystery entries (aside from the big seasonal pushes) and the new class popping up on the main channel.

I'm with you on the use of Love in the Sun. I first watched it in the same situation and it wasn't a hit for me, but I've found myself "rewatching" it mainly for the eye candy (the summer setting, the beach side town, Shawn Christian). It's a great background/laundry folding movie while doing other stuff. Love the secondary mixed couple. I kinda wished we got to follow them around.

18 hours ago, Kemper said:

I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come?  I know I stopped watching HGTV so much when it got to be all about selling houses and/or marathons of the same shows, same script.  Could that be happening with Hallmark?

9 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

Because they recycle about 7 scripts over and over, you know what the end will be 4 minutes from the start, and they are crushingly boring.

I've noticed the same. I think it was livelier during and a little after Christmas because we were getting so many new movies and everyone was sharing their thoughts and recs. Now as we get into the year, they keep showing the same daggone movies (yeesh, Hallmark, you got hundreds of movies in your vault, use em!) every week that it's getting super old and people moved onto other channels for a bit. So yep, the HGTV effect. I did notice that they have been focusing more on the Crown Media era of movies rather than showing a mix of oldies like they used to. Doesn't help that they are still trying to push the app where they keep sending the good movies. Sigh.

On the plus side there are some oldies but goodies coming up later this week including Friday's Christmas anniversary movie, the ever awesome Snow Bride.

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18 hours ago, izabella said:

Hey, Hallmark Channel finally realized black people exist!  Love, Take Two on Saturday will feature a black couple as the main characters.  I'm gong to watch just to show them that viewers will watch movies with POC leads, even though I have been "off" on Hallmark movies since Christmas.

Thanks for letting me know. I havent been watching much since the black led Christmas movies. 

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17 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

Is that (totally predictably) horrible blonde girlfriend in A Country Wedding wearing a really bad wig?  Her hair is hideous.

Really bad wigs is how you know it's a Hallmark movie. So many actresses in their movies have them, it's almost a trademark.

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27 minutes ago, GaT said:

Really bad wigs is how you know it's a Hallmark movie. So many actresses in their movies have them, it's almost a trademark.

Yes, I think they share the same ones across different movies and series

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Tuned into Love, Take Two tonight. Glad there were no bad wigs. 😉

It started out a bit slowish for me and I was afraid it would be another cookie cutter Hallmark movie with new faces but it kicked up nicely after the halfway mark and I really enjoyed it. They gave the characters some interests outside of each other and The Seasonal Event of the movie. There was some good dialogue, gorgeous people to stare at, and a nice relaxing storyline that was enjoyable to follow. I also really liked that though the leads had easy romantic chemistry, they reconnected as friends instead of leaping right into wanting each other and then getting married on the spot. Nice job on this one, Hallmark. This deserves a sequel. I wanted to continue following them after the end credits. :-p

I'll be tuning in next week cause I love me some Paul Campbell.

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On 6/14/2019 at 9:42 AM, Kemper said:

I used to come to this forum and see tons of comments and discussion; but it doesn't seem nearly as active anymore.  How come?  I know I stopped watching HGTV so much when it got to be all about selling houses and/or marathons of the same shows, same script.  Could that be happening with Hallmark

Maybe but they've had their standard fare for a while now.  I think commenting ebbs and flows and the fact that the spring and summer (pre-wedding) movies were even less inspiring than usual.

I liked both leads in today's movie.  I especially liked the actress and hope to see her more.  I thought the actor was kind of bad in the last movie he was in (a Christmas movie) so I'm glad he was better here. 

It was a different premise but there was something really sleepy about this movie. 

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6 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

I thought the actor was kind of bad in the last movie he was in (a Christmas movie) so I'm glad he was better here. 

I thought he was a little wooden here, although I'm wondering if it was partially the script, which I thought was a little clunky. I know him as Marcus from Scandal, and he was much snappier and more charismatic there. Of course, that show moved at the speed of light, as I've heard all Shonda Rhimes shows do. Oh, and I have to say, @MissyPoo, when you said the lead actress was gorgeous you weren't kidding. She's absolutely stunning (and I'd kill to have legs like hers). The bride was also a beautiful woman, who reminded me a lot of Idina Menzel. They could play sisters.

I liked the movie overall. I agree it was a bit sleepy, but since I needed that after an extremely busy Saturday with lots of driving all over the metro Detroit area, I was good with it.

ETA: On a slightly different topic, My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5: meh. However, it was totally worth sitting through just for Tyler Hynes--and I watched it once more on DVR and just FF'd to his parts. I am coming to love him a ridiculous amount. He's even in danger of surpassing my Holy Hallmark Trinity of Antonio Cupo, Paul Greene, and Victor Webster in my affections. 

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I thought the female lead was gorgeous and she had a nice chemistry with the male lead.  As usual. the movie was filled with the usual Hallmark clichés:

-woman who moved to the big city and became successful professionally but never found love

-woman unhappy with career despite success, wishes she could pursue her dream which, as usual, is something artsy/risky and she has no specific plan in mind or safety net figured out in case it doesn't succeed immediately.  Quitting one's high paying and semi-secure job in order to 'become a writer' is not a career plan.

-woman returns to her quaint hometown as part of her work which, it turns out, somehow connects her with her ex, usually as part of his upcoming wedding

As usual, someone ends up being left at the altar and, unlike real life, is perfectly fine with it despite the fact that literally tens of thousands of dollars have already been spent on the wedding and are now down the drain.  I think it is perfectly fine for the jilted bride to be just a touch peeved that her prospective groom gets all the way to the wedding day before expressing his doubts.

Everyone can write the story from there.

For once, I'd like to see a woman living in a major metropolitan area with a decent job that she likes, but isn't necessarily the center of her universe/the source of all fulfillment; who meets a guy in the usual way and they end up dating and falling in love without the charm of the small town, the realization of a lifelong dream to be an artiste, the ex boyfriend who suddenly pops us and love blooms.

That being said, this was one of the more charming efforts along those lines.

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I'll admit, I have a DVR of Hallmark movies from this summer that I haven't watched yet and some left from spring too. I can't decide if I should just delete them all since I haven't gotten around to watching them yet. I feel like at Christmas, I love the formulaic feel good movies, because the holidays can be stressful and so these movies are kind of my happy place to get help get through that. Also by the time warm weather rolls around, I'm outside more and my kids have more activities so I'm less likely to be sitting around watching TV. I may need to burn though a few movies this week while working just to get through them so I can get some of them off my DVR. 

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3 hours ago, Jenniferbug said:

I can't decide if I should just delete them all since I haven't gotten around to watching them yet.

Delete them.  They are all the same story anyway.

And a note to Hallmark:  get a thesaurus.  Stop using the world "amazing" 450 times in each movie.

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I forgot to ask a question about My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5. This is the only one of the movies in this series I've watched. Since Jack Wagner proposed to Josie Bissett at the end, does that mean their characters are <GASP, CLUTCH PEARLS> living together at that inn without benefit of marriage? Or did I not pay enough attention and there was an explanation in this installment?

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1 hour ago, kirinan said:

I forgot to ask a question about My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5. This is the only one of the movies in this series I've watched. Since Jack Wagner proposed to Josie Bissett at the end, does that mean their characters are <GASP, CLUTCH PEARLS> living together at that inn without benefit of marriage? Or did I not pay enough attention and there was an explanation in this installment?

Well, we were told that they owned the place jointly despite the lack of a marriage license; of course, every single one of their scenes took place in the public areas of the inn, we never got a glimpse of their lives away from their guests and/or employee.

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1 hour ago, kirinan said:

I forgot to ask a question about My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5. This is the only one of the movies in this series I've watched. Since Jack Wagner proposed to Josie Bissett at the end, does that mean their characters are <GASP, CLUTCH PEARLS> living together at that inn without benefit of marriage? Or did I not pay enough attention and there was an explanation in this installment?

I have no doubt they have separate rooms <rme> like they did with the second Lacey Chabert/Brennan Elliot inn movie. Can't remember the title.

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44 minutes ago, DanaMB said:

I have no doubt they have separate rooms <rme> like they did with the second Lacey Chabert/Brennan Elliot inn movie. Can't remember the title.

I am sure they have separate rooms too, lol. The engaged couple who were to be married at the inn, in the Jack Wagner movie, were sure to mention how they each got a great sleep in their separate rooms. No shenanigans on Hallmark before the actual wedding!

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I can no longer edit my original comment/post (on the previous page) with this scheduling info, so I had to copy and paste it here just so I can revise it to reflect the latest changes and current version of the line-up. 

So forgive me for re-posting it, but it was the best way to get the info updated (I first tried quoting my comment and editing the quote, but something got messed up with the format and it was ultimately easier to do it this way)! 

The most significant changes to note here are:

1) "Christmas Camp" is apparently now premiering on HMM on a Thursday night instead of on a Sunday;

2) "A Merry Christmas Match" (w/ Ashley Newbrough, Lindsey Gort & Kyle Dean Massey) has (???temporarily???) been removed from the Hallmark Channel line-up in July and is not scheduled at all, and

3) "Aurora Teagarden" has now moved to August to fill the void left by the Garage Sale Mysteries.  

(Credit goes to Net at It's a Wonderful Movie for ^^ these updates!!)

Right now, not counting any of the Christmas/holiday movies that have been announced for the holiday season, the current line-up of Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel movies/specials coming our way is this (although Hallmark continues to switch premiere dates around and change titles, so nothing is set in stone and the schedule could look very different in one month).  All dates and titles are subject to change:

JUNE

Sun., June 16th -- "Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead" (Alexa & Carlos PenaVega/Jon Cor) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sat., June 22nd -- "The Last Bridesmaid" (Rachel Boston/Paul Campbell) -- Hallmark Channel

Sun., June 23rd -- "Mystery 101: Playing Dead" (Jill Wagner/Kristoffer Polaha) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Fri., June 28th -- Gold Crown Christmas event begins -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sat., June 29th -- "Sister of the Bride" (Becca Tobin/Ryan Rottman/Tilky Jones/Michael Gross/Beth Broderick) -- This one was a last minute addition to June Weddings, so it was not included in Hallmark Channel's June Weddings preview special.   It is also one of Hallmark's very rare movies to be filmed entirely in California -- around the Palm Springs & Cathedral City areas.

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JULY

Mon. Jul. 1st -- Jingle in July begins on the Hallmark Movies Now streaming service

Mon., Jul. 1st -- "In the Key of Love" (Laura Osnes/Scott Michael Foster/Andrew Brooks) -- Hallmark Channel

Sat., Jul. 6th -- "Love Unleashed" (a.k.a. "Puppy Party Romance") (Jen Lilley/Christopher Russell) -- Hallmark Channel

Thurs., Jul. 11th -- "Christmas Camp" (Lily Anne Harrison/Bobby Campo) -- Filmed entirely in New York -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel -- For some reason, the HMM website lists the first showtime date for this as July 11th, even though they claim that it is premiering on July 7th.

Fri., Jul. 12th -- Christmas Keepsake (or Keepsake Christmas, depending on where you look!) event begins -- Hallmark Channel

Sat., Jul. 13th -- ????? (The originally scheduled NEW Hallmark Christmas movie for this date has been removed -- it could be re-added again, though.)

Sat., Jul. 13th -- "2019 Christmas: A First Look Preview Special" hosted by Lacey Chabert - Hallmark Channel -- They did this same kind of show last year in July, and it should feature clips of maybe 6 or 7 Christmas movies coming up during the holiday season.

Sat., Jul. 20th -- ????? (I wonder if Hallmark Channel is in the process of acquiring another Christmas movie to add to this date at the last minute.)

Sat., Jul. 20th -- "2019 Summer Nights Preview Special" hosted by Erin Krakow & Ryan Paevey - Hallmark Channel

Sat., Jul. 27th -- "Rome in Love" (Italia Ricci/Peter Porte) -- Hallmark Channel -- Right now it appears that Hallmark is using this movie (shot in Italy) as the kickoff to their Summer Nights event. 

Sun., Jul. 28th -- "Good Witch" (latest/new season resumes after taking a break on July 14th and 21st) -- Hallmark Channel

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AUGUST

Sat., Aug. 3rd -- "A Taste of Summer" (Roselyn Sanchez/Eric Winter) -- Hallmark Channel

Sun., Aug. 4th -- "An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Game of Cat and Mouse" (Candace Cameron Bure/Niall Matter) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sat., Aug. 10th -- "Sunshine" (Danica McKellar/Mark Deklin) -- Hallmark Channel -- I think this title will change.

Sun., Aug. 11th -- "An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: An Inheritance to Die For" (Candace Cameron Bure/Niall Matter) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sat., Aug. 17th -- "Dude Ranch" (Erin Krakow/Ryan Paevey/Sarah Strange/Kevin O'Grady) -- Hallmark Channel - I think this title could change as well.

Sun., Aug. 18th -- "An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Very Foul Play" (Candace Cameron Bure/Niall Matter) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sat., Aug. 24th -- "All Summer Long" (Autumn Reeser/Brennan Elliott) -- Hallmark Channel

Sat., Aug. 31st -- ????? (IF Hallmark Channel plans to keep up the "new movie every Saturday night, all year long" promise, then there should be one more Summer Nights movie thrown in -- but I don't know which one it will be.)

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SEPTEMBER

The September movie schedule for both the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel is currently unknown.

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OCTOBER

The Fall Harvest (Saturday night) line-up for the Hallmark Channel is currently unknown -- nothing Fall-ish has been filmed yet.

Sun., Oct. 6th -- "Crossword Mysteries #2 - Proposing Murder" (Lacey Chabert/Brennan Elliott) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sun., Oct. 13th -- "Crossword Mysteries #3" (Lacey Chabert/Brennan Elliott) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Sun., Oct. 20th -- "Crossword Mysteries #4" (Lacey Chabert/Brennan Elliott) -- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Fri., Oct. 25th -- BOTH the Miracles of Christmas event on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel AND the Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel begin!!

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MYSTERIES --UNKNOWN PREMIERE MONTHS

---A 4th Chronicle Mysteries movie (w/ Alison Sweeney & Benjamin Ayres) was already filmed;

---A J.L. Family Ranch sequel (w/ Jon Voight, James Caan, Bo Derek, Trevor Donovan & Teri Polo) was recently filmed; 

---A 4th Darrow & Darrow movie (w/ Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh & Wendie Malick) is wrapping up production soon, 

---The 3rd and 4th Mystery 101 movies (w/ Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha) are shooting back-to-back; and

---Danica McKellar's Matchmaker Mysteries is finally going into production fairly soon as well.

Any 2 or 3 of these mysteries could feasibly be scheduled for September, since that month is currently empty.  If we don't see them on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel in September, then we probably won't see them until next year..

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2 hours ago, Pickles said:

I am sure they have separate rooms too, lol. The engaged couple who were to be married at the inn, in the Jack Wagner movie, were sure to mention how they each got a great sleep in their separate rooms. No shenanigans on Hallmark before the actual wedding!

Let’s not forget Sun Sand Romance where Tricia Helfer goes to Cancun (?) with her boyfriend after a year of dating, expecting a proposal, and yes, they got separate rooms.  <eye rolling to the nth>

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11 hours ago, kirinan said:

ETA: On a slightly different topic, My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5: meh. However, it was totally worth sitting through just for Tyler Hynes--and I watched it once more on DVR and just FF'd to his parts. I am coming to love him a ridiculous amount. He's even in danger of surpassing my Holy Hallmark Trinity of Antonio Cupo, Paul Greene, and Victor Webster in my affections. 

For you and others who are fans of Antonio Cupo, if you didn't already know, he has been on the new CBS show Blood & Treasure

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12 hours ago, kirinan said:

 Oh, and I have to say, @MissyPoo, when you said the lead actress was gorgeous you weren't kidding. She's absolutely stunning (and I'd kill to have legs like hers). The bride was also a beautiful woman, who reminded me a lot of Idina Menzel. They could play sisters.

Yesss! I was so eyeing her clothes (particularly the dinner date dress and the pink one at the end). I wanted to get some similar pieces but she definitely has the legs to pass it off! Me, not so much...

I was also trying to think of who the bride reminded me of. Maybe Idina with a little bit of someone else? Especially her voice. I remember another actress had a similar tone but my brain fails to connect it.

8 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

Delete them.  They are all the same story anyway.

And a note to Hallmark:  get a thesaurus.  Stop using the world "amazing" 450 times in each movie.

It's also time to retire "You've got this" and "You two know each other?" and "It's a small world" "No, small town" as well.

1 hour ago, VMepicgrl said:

For you and others who are fans of Antonio Cupo, if you didn't already know, he has been on the new CBS show Blood & Treasure

Huh. Thanks for this. I've been wondering where he's been hiding out. Last I saw he was making a few Lifetime movies but nice to see he's landed a stable gig and B&T looks pretty interesting!

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3 hours ago, kirinan said:

I know this isn’t the holiday movie topic, but this may help get us out of our Hallmark funk (well, eventually). Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady are in another movie together, this one for Christmas!

It sounds like a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel movie.  I hope it's not as sappy as it sounds but they were very good together in Love To The Rescue.

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So I liked the Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead.  I was not familiar with either PenaVega, and they both seem likable. 

There was one error in the show...while both of them were at the florist, the florist said something to him about the specific new house he had bought (the florist mentioned it by name, like "the Williams house").  And multiple times it's been mentioned that this is a small town, so she would certainly know the house once she heard the name, and she would know where it's located.  Then when she turns up at his house, he is surprised that she knows where he lives, and she mentions something about knowing people who work at [I forget what type of place it was] so she asked some questions.  But that whole conversation didn't make sense, because she already knew where he lived because of the florist conversation, and he knew that she knew. 

Nit-pick:  I don't know why it didn't occur to them during the wedding dance re-enactment, when he said that something wasn't right with who was lined up where, to think that maybe the bride was the intended victim. 

Two distractions:  The haircut on her brother Greg, was so 1980s that I was distracted the whole time!  And the lips on the girl who ended up being the murderer.  I don't know if they are natural, plumped, lipstick-ed that way, or some combination, but they were quite full and puckered.

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I usually can't tell how a mystery series will shake out until I've seen a few but I enjoyed Picture Perfect more than I thought I would.  (I didn't think I'd like iet at all so there's that.)

It looks like it's written by one of the writers who wrote many of the Garage Sale Mysteries. 

I liked the title sequence that had a 60s vibe. And how it opened with a freeze frame.  I kind of wish they would have kept that photograph trick throughout the movie.  I was also impressed that this had a distinct color palette with the teals and fuschia. 

Once again, I do not think Carlos and PenaVega work well together.  I prefer her and wish she had a different leading man in these.  She was visibly pregnant while filming this.

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17 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

Anyone watch Love Take Two? So far it’s pretty cute. The female lead from All Things Valentine is the best friend. 

Two different redheads!    The actress in Love, Take Two is Leanne Lapp.   Sarah Rafferty is the lead in All Things Valentine.

16 hours ago, VMepicgrl said:

For you and others who are fans of Antonio Cupo, if you didn't already know, he has been on the new CBS show Blood & Treasure

Antonio is still working with Hallmark too, but he seems to have shifted to the behind the scenes/production side of things instead of acting for them, for some reason.    He was heavily involved in producing the recent Arielle Kebbel movie A Brush with Love, and I think he is prepping for a new movie too. 

Last month, Antonio posted a photo of himself with Danica McKellar (on Instagram) -- this was right before she went off to shoot her new summer movie, so I think he must either be one of the producers on that movie (less likely), OR he is working on a new project with her to be filmed soon (more likely). 

Antonio was even on the set of Love in the Sun when it filmed in Florida, and he was on the set of the movie Cooking with Love when it filmed quite a while back.   I think he is learning, shadowing and observing as he and his production partners delve further into making made-for-TV movies.   Maybe his  goal is to eventually direct?

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9 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

Once again, I do not think Carlos and PenaVega work well together.  I prefer her and wish she had a different leading man in these.  She was visibly pregnant while filming this.

Agree with this.

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9 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

Once again, I do not think Carlos and PenaVega work well together.  I prefer her and wish she had a different leading man in these.  She was visibly pregnant while filming this.

I saw Carlos and others commenting on Twitter about how you'd never know Alexa was pregnant in this movie if they hadn't said it or if they hadn't posted photos of her before the movie filmed, or some similar kind of comment.    I will admit that a few scenes were shot in such a way to where I couldn't quite tell she was very pregnant (even though I knew she was), but, to me, it was extremely obvious that she was when we got a side view of her in a bathrobe, walking past the camera, across a room.    I don't know how anyone would not know after that side shot of the bathrobe.

For a married couple, I don't think they have the best chemistry onscreen.   I'm sure they're great together in real life, but, in an acting situation in front of a camera, it doesn't translate for me.   I don't see it.  I think that Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha -- who are not married and are not romantically involved in any way -- have more onscreen chemistry.

There are at least 2 more Picture Perfect Mysteries coming up (next year), but I would guess that they won't be filmed for quite a while.

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8 hours ago, TVFan17 said:

I saw Carlos and others commenting on Twitter about how you'd never know Alexa was pregnant in this movie if they hadn't said it or if they hadn't posted photos of her before the movie filmed, or some similar kind of comment.    I will admit that a few scenes were shot in such a way to where I couldn't quite tell she was very pregnant (even though I knew she was), but, to me, it was extremely obvious that she was when we got a side view of her in a bathrobe, walking past the camera, across a room.    I don't know how anyone would not know after that side shot of the bathrobe.

For a married couple, I don't think they have the best chemistry onscreen.   I'm sure they're great together in real life, but, in an acting situation in front of a camera, it doesn't translate for me.   I don't see it.  I think that Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha -- who are not married and are not romantically involved in any way -- have more onscreen chemistry.

There are at least 2 more Picture Perfect Mysteries coming up (next year), but I would guess that they won't be filmed for quite a while.

Just watched off the DVR. They had a little more chemistry than in their romance movie, but not a lot. I think part of the issue is that the script had him be a little dickish for a lot of the film. Not just stick inserted, actual jerky. 

"Hey, here is some evidence someone else besides my brother should be a suspect, literally right here in my hand" "I refuse to look, because I am only the detective in charge of this murder investigation" WUT?

I knew the actress was pregnant from comments online and having seen her in other shows, but they did a good job dressing her and the character looked like she could have just been normal size.

George Taki is a flaming homosexual in real life, in fact he is making a living off of being funny and flaming. Even so, he was mad when in the new movie they made his character gay where Sulu had been a professional on duty/ladies man off. He explained he was an actor, playing a role. And he did it well.

For some reason the romance didn't get any traction on screen until the chinese dinner in the car stake out scene. Until then they weren't selling it.

Why did the lead's camera make a shutter sound on each picture? I turned that off on my phone, and I assume everyone else does, as well.

 

On 6/16/2019 at 3:37 PM, Woopwoopkitty said:

Let’s not forget Sun Sand Romance where Tricia Helfer goes to Cancun (?) with her boyfriend after a year of dating, expecting a proposal, and yes, they got separate rooms.  <eye rolling to the nth>

And more seriously, for me when I thought of it, her boyfriend got stuck working on vaca so she quickly starts running around with her old BF and falls out of love with the guy she expected to marry and back into the old boy friend. 

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On 6/16/2019 at 7:52 PM, VMepicgrl said:

For you and others who are fans of Antonio Cupo, if you didn't already know, he has been on the new CBS show Blood & Treasure

Thank you! I see that some of the episodes are on my On-Demand. Will definitely check this out!

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Just watched Picture Perfect.

Eh.

I knew who the killer was in her very first scene. She was the only member of the bridle party questioned, had too many lines, and showed up way too often. Her first appearance was completely unnecessary except to draw attention to her, so, yeah, killer.

Yawn.

The leads did absolutely nothing for me -- neither of them. Neither one sold the part for me. They felt like they were reading lines in the school play.

I love the mysteries in general, but I'm not getting attached to their new crop.

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32 minutes ago, rainsmom said:

Just watched Picture Perfect.

Eh.

I knew who the killer was in her very first scene. She was the only member of the bridle party questioned, had too many lines, and showed up way too often. Her first appearance was completely unnecessary except to draw attention to her, so, yeah, killer.

I was suspicious of the actress being on so much, but then the movie fooled me with the frat brother red herring.

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