Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Casting News for Cedar Cove Movie and TV Series


BREAKING NEWS for Cedar Cove Series

Andie MacDowell starring in Hallmark's 1st series


Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP) —

Andie MacDowell will be a pioneer for the Hallmark Channel, starring in the network's first prime-time series.


Hallmark said Wednesday that MacDowell will portray municipal court Judge Olivia Lockhart in "Cedar Grove." It will start with a two-hour movie airing later this year and continue with a 13-episode series early in 2013.

The new series is based on books by author Debbie Macomber. Movie adaptations of Macomber's books have been among the top-rated programs that Hallmark has shown over the past three years.

MacDowell's movie credits include "Groundhog Day" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral."

--- News via AP ---



What do you think? Is it a good choice for the Olivia Lockhart character? I've always liked Andie MacDowell and her Southern accent. I can hear her voice in those Loreal ads talking about grey hair and she says in her Southern way- "As if I ever had any!"

Anyway - I think Andie seems smart and sassy - a great character combo, if you ask me. However, I haven't read the book series - so what do you think - if you've read them or not?


See the Cedar Cove Movie / TV Series Page for more details.

See the Cedar Cove Book Series Page for Reading Details.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Books Turned into TV Series

As an avid reader, I have read some Debbie Macomber "Christmas Fiction" books, but none from the Cedar Cove Series. After reading many encouraging and positive reviews at Amazon, I'm thinking of checking them out. Have any of you, read them? I would love to hear (read) your thoughts! (please comment below!)

I thought I would list the books in order, with brief descriptions, by Debbie Macomber - for any you who might be interested in the series, as well.


Cedar Cove Book Series


Book #1
16 Lighthouse Road



Book Description:
Dear Listener, You don't know me, Olivia Lockhart, yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets! I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather...difficult relationship with my daughter, Justine. Then there's my mother, Charlotte, who has plenty of opinions and is always willing to share them.

(Click here to read more...)


Book #2
204 Rosewood Lane



Book Description:
Dear Listener, If you've been to Cedar Cove before, we've probably met. You can usually find me, Grace Sherman, either at home or at the public library, where I work. I've lived in this town all my life and raised two daughters here. But my husband and I - well, about six months ago, he disappeared. Just...disappeared. Where's Dan? Why did he go? Who's he with? Will I ever find out?

(Click here to read more...)


Book #3
311 Pelican Court



Book Description:
Dear Listener, One thing about Cedar Cove - people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, Rosie Cox, for instance. Everybody in the town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that Judge Olivia Lockhart decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth!

(Click here to read more...)


Book #4
44 Cranberry Point



Book Description:
Dear Listener,
I, Peggy Beldon, love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven't been the same since a man died in our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. We still don't have any idea why he came here and - most important of all - who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!


(Click here to read more...)


Book #5
50 Harbor Street



Book Description:
Dear Listener,
Considering that I, Corrie McAfee, am married to Cedar Cove's private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don't - especially when they involve us! Roy and I have been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we "regret the past". We don't know what they mean.


(Click here to read more...)


Book #6
6 Rainier Drive



Book Description:
Justine and Seth Gunderson are feeling the shock of the arson that destroyed their restaurant. They're eager to move on, but divided over which direction to take.

(Click here to read more...)


Book #7
74 Seaside Avenue



Book Description:
Meet blissfully happy newlyweds Bobby and Teri Polger. He's an international chess champion, she's a salon stylist, and both will soon be confronted by deadly threats from a vindictive Russian rival.

(Click here to read more...)


Book #8
8 Sandpiper Way



Book Description:
Dear Listener,
I, Emily Flemming, have something to confide in you. I think my husband, Dave, might be having an affair. I found an earring in his pocket, and it's not mine. I'm also worried because some jewelry was recently stolen from an old woman - and Dave used to visit her a lot. You see, he's a pastor. And a good man. I can't believe he's guilty of anything, but why won't he tell me where he's been when he comes home so late?


(Click here to read more...)


Book #9
92 Pacific Boulevard



Book Description:
Dear Listener:
I, Troy Davis, am not much of a letter-writer. As the sheriff here, I'm used to writing incident reports, not chatty letters. But my daughter, Megan -- who'll be making me a grandfather soon -- told me I had to do this. So here goes.


(Click here to read more...)


Book #10
1022 Evergreen Place



Book Description:
Dear Listener,
Guess what? I, Mary Jo Wyse, am falling in love! With Mack McAfee. My baby daughter, Noelle, and I have been living next door to Mack since the spring. I’m still a little wary about our relationship, because I haven’t always made good decisions when it comes to men.


(Click here to read more...)


Book #11
1105 Yakima Street



Book Description:
Dear Reader,
You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My 13-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I, Bruce Peyton, spoiled her.


(Click here to read more...)


Book #12
1225 Christmas Tree Lane



Book Description:
The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But...

(Click here to read more...)


More Cedar Cove Stories:
Christmas In Cedar Cove



Book Description:
First, drop in at 5-B Poppy Lane, where you’ll get a chance to visit with Helen Shelton; her granddaughter, Ruth; and Ruth’s husband, Paul. They’ll offer you a cup of mulled cider and the story of how they met – and they’ll share Helen’s breathtaking adventures during the Second World War.

Then drive out to Grace and Cliff Harding’s place. They have a small horse ranch not far from Cedar Cove. Mary Jo Wyse and her little girl, Noelle, will be there, too. Join them in reliving their memories of the Christmas Mary Jo came to Cedar Cove, pregnant and alone, and had her baby in the Hardings’ stable (well, actually the apartment above it). That’s the night firefighter Mack McAfee began to fall for Mary Jo and the idea of a family – with her.

Find out why every Christmas in Cedar Cove is special!


(Click here to read more...)


A little Extra:
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook



Book Description:
Now, from Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook, you can relish in your own home the same superb meals found in Cedar Cove's households. Charlotte Rhodes, one of the series' most beloved characters, invites all fans of Cedar Cove, as well as anyone who enjoys classic home cooking, to join her in touring the town's kitchens as she shares more than 130 of her treasured family recipes. (And she's got plenty to tell you about the people of Cedar Cove, too!

(Click here to read more... )




Please let me know what you think of the Cedar Cove Book Series. Have you read some, all, or none? Are you interested or not interested? Also, for those who have read it - if you could rate a book, like a movie, would you say it was "G", "PG", or "PG-13"? Would you compare it to any other books or authors? Did you enjoy the series? Please share your thoughts by clicking on "Comments" or "Post a Comment" below.

Also, the Cedar Cove Book Series will be coming to the Hallmark Channel as a Weekly TV Drama Series. Are you excited to see these books come to TV?

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Archive - May 2012 Family TV Schedule



This is an Archive of the Family TV Schedule from May 2012. This posting is simply for your reference - if you perhaps, want to look back over the month.



MAY:



May 1, 2012 Tuesday

Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 2 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 5 PM
Dennis the Menace (movie) ... ABC Family ... 7 PM
Road To Avonlea ... BYU ... 9 PM
Road To Avonlea ... BYU ... 12 AM
Road To Avonlea ... BYU ... 3 AM


May 2, 2012 Wednesday

My Fair Lady ... TCM ... 5 PM


May 3, 2012 Thursday

The Princess Diaries ... ABC Family ... 6 PM
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement ... ABC Family ... 8:30 PM


May 4, 2012 Friday

The Princess Diaries ... ABC Family ... 1:30 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks ... FMC ... 3 PM
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement ... ABC Family ... 4 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks ... FMC ... 7:30 PM
Duke ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 8 PM
Duke ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 PM


May 5, 2012 Saturday


Class ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
A Kiss at Midnight ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Front of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Follow The Stars Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Change of Plans ... Lifetime Movie Network ... 8 PM
Pride & Prejudice ... E ! ... 8 PM
Firelight (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! ... Disney (east) ... 9 PM
Firelight (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! ... Disney (east) ... 12 AM
Change of Plans ... Lifetime Movie Network ... 12 AM


May 6, 2012 Sunday

Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Follow The Stars Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
The Magic of Ordinary Days ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Jane Eyre (1944) ... TCM ... 2 PM
Firelight (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM *NEW
Taste of Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
The Blind Side ... ABC Family ... 6 PM
The Lamp ... INSP ... 7 PM
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
The Magic of Ordinary Days ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM
The Blind Side ... ABC Family ... 9 PM
The Majestic ... INSP ... 9 PM
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 PM *NEW
Little Men ... INSP ... 12 AM


May 7, 2012 Monday

Father of the Bride ... Lifetime ... 8 PM
The Game Plan ... USA ... 11 PM
Father of the Bride ... Lifetime ... 12 AM
The Game Plan ... USA ... 1:30 AM
Den Brother ... Disney (east) ... 3 AM
Den Brother ... Disney (west) ... 6 AM


May 8, 2012 Tuesday


Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 AM *NEW
The Bishop's Wife ... TCM ... 12:30 PM
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel ... BYU ... 2 PM
Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG) ... ABC Family ... 4:30 PM
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 6 PM *NEW
Brother White ... GMC ... 8 PM


May 9, 2012 Wdnesday

Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure ... BYU ... 2 PM


May 10, 2012 Thursday

Raising Helen (PG) ... ABC Family ... 6 PM


May 11, 2012 Friday

Dumbo ... Disney (east) ... 12:30 PM
Raising Helen (PG) ... ABC Family ... 1:30 PM
Dumbo ... Disney (west) ... 3:30 PM
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 PM *NEW
Home Alone 4 ... FMC ... 4:30 AM


May 12, 2012 Saturday


AU PAIR ... ABC Family ... 7 AM
AU PAIR II ... ABC Family ... 9 AM
Smooch ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
AU PAIR II ... ABC Family ... 11 AM
Three Weeks, Three Kids ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Back To You & Me ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 3 PM
Meet My Mom ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties ... FMC ... 5 PM
Taking a Chance on Love ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 7 PM
Leap Year ... ABC Family ... 7 PM *NEW Cable Premiere
Notes from the Heart Healer (The Note 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties ... FMC ... 9 PM
Notes from the Heart Healer (The Note 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW


May 13, 2012 Sunday

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Meet My Mom ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Notes from the Heart Healer (The Note 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM *NEW
Leap Year ... ABC Family ... 2 PM *NEW Cable Premiere
Your Love Never Fails ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
I Remember Mama (1948) ... TCM ... 5:30 PM
INSP Mothers Day "Dramas & Sitcoms honoring Moms" Marathon ... INSP ... 6 PM - 3 AM
The Nanny Express ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain ... GMC ... 7 PM
A Mother’s Courage: The Mary Thomas Story ... INSP ... 7 PM
Notes from the Heart Healer (The Note 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain ... GMC ... 9 PM
A Mother’s Courage: The Mary Thomas Story ... INSP ... 11 PM


May 14, 2012 Monday

Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 4 PM *NEW
Father of the Bride ... Lifetime ... 12 AM
Lake Effects ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 2 AM *NEW


May 15, 2012 Tuesday

Leap Year ... ABC Family ... 9 PM *NEW Cable Premiere
Thicker than Water ... GMC ... 9 PM
Remember the Night (1940) ... TCM ... 9:45 PM


May 17, 2012 Thursday

College Road Trip ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 PM
Geek Charming ... Disney (east) ... 10 PM
College Road Trip ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 PM
Geek Charming ... Disney (west) ... 1 AM


May 18, 2012 Friday


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) ... TCM ... 9:45 AM
Duke ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 AM
It Happened One Night (1934) ... TCM ... 12 PM
Toy Story 2 ... Disney XD ... 5 PM
Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain ... GMC ... 9 PM
Duke ... Hallmark Movie Channel ... 10 PM
Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain ... GMC ... 11 PM
Horse Sense ... Disney (east) ... 2:25 AM
Horse Sense ... Disney (west) ... 5:25 AM


May 19, 2012 Saturday

Fixing Pete ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Uncorked ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM
Toy Story 2 ... Disney XD ... 12 PM
Always & Forever ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Notes from the Heart Healer (The Note 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM *NEW
A Crush on You ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Kiss at Pine Lake ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Kiss at Pine Lake ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW
Generation Gap ... TBN ... 12 AM
Jumping Ship ... Disney (east) ... 2:30 AM
Jumping Ship ... Disney (west) ... 5:30 AM


May 20, 2012 Sunday


Home Alone ... FMC ... 7:45 AM
Always & Forever ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AM
Kiss at Pine Lake ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM *NEW
A Crush on You ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 3 PM
Honeymoon for One ... Hallmark Channel ... 4 PM
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 5 PM
Flower Girl ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Smitty ... GMC ... 7 PM *NEW
Road to Avonlea: The Movie ... INSP ... 7 PM
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 7 PM
Kiss at Pine Lake ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Horton Hears a Who! ... FMC ... 9 PM
Smitty ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW
Smitty ... GMC ... 11 PM *NEW
Eloise at the Plaza ... Disney (east) ... 2:30 AM
Home Alone ... FMC ... 4 AM
Eloise at the Plaza ... Disney (west) ... 5:30 AM


May 21, 2012 Monday

Smitty ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW


May 21, 2012 Tuesday

Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain ... GMC ... 9 PM


May 24, 2012 Thursday

The Magic of Ordinary Days (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark MOVIE Channel ... 8 AM
The Magic of Ordinary Days (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark MOVIE Channel ... 6 PM


May 25, 2012 Friday

Miracle on 34th Street ... FMC ... 9:10 AM
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York ... FMC ... 11:10 AM
Home Alone 3 ... FMC ... 1:15 PM
Smitty ... GMC ... 9 PM *NEW
Smitty ... GMC ... 11 PM *NEW
Flag Of My Father ... TBN ... 2 AM


May 26, 2012 Saturday

Ice Princess ... ABC Family ... 12 PM


May 27, 2012 Sunday

Ice Princess ... ABC Family ... 10 AM
The Majestic ... INSP ... 7 PM
National Memorial Day Concert 2012 ... PBS ... (check your Local Station) 8 PM
National Memorial Day Concert 2012 (Repeats) ... PBS ... (check your Local Station) 9:30 PM
The Passion of the Christ (Rated: R due to Violence) ... TBN ... 10 PM
Too Young the Hero ... INSP ... 12 AM
National Memorial Day Concert 2012 (Repeats) ... PBS ... (check your Local Station) 12 AM
National Memorial Day Concert 2012 (Repeats) ... PBS ... (check your Local Station) 1:30 AM


May 28, 2012 Monday

Memorial Day ~ "Gob Bless America and All of our Veterans!"

INSP Memorial Day Marathon ... INSP ... 12 PM - 2 AM
War Movies in honor of Memorial Day - TCM
War Movies in honor of Memorial Day - AMC
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off ... Disney XD ... 5 PM
Rags ... Nickelodeon ... 8 PM *NEW
Flag Of My Father ... TBN ... 10 PM
National Memorial Day Concert 2012 (Repeats) ... PBS ... (check your Local Station) 3:30 AM


May 29, 2012 Tuesday

Dennis the Menace ... ABC Family ... 4:30 PM
Flag Of My Father ... TBN ... 5 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 PM


May 30, 2012 Wednesday

Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 2 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 5 PM
16 Wishes ... Disney (east) ... 8:30 PM
16 Wishes ... Disney (west) ... 11:30 PM



Thursday, May 24, 2012

National Memorial Day Concert

In Honor and Rememberance...

*Image from PBS


Sunday, May 27th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check your local PBS listings - there will also be repeat airings).


Details via PBS:

"On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. The multi award-winning television event has truly become an American tradition, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The program is co-hosted for the seventh year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran’s causes and supporting troops in active service. They will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); the multi-platinum rock band Daughtry; nine-time Grammy award-winner, singer and songwriter Natalie Cole; country music superstar Trace Adkins; “American Idol” finalist Jessica Sanchez; Emmy, Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and Vietnam veteran Dennis Franz; celebrated film and television actress Selma Blair; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

The concert is broadcast live on PBS and live via American Forces Network to the nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea."



I watch this program every year and I am always extremely proud and deeply touched by the personal stories of courage and bravery of our troops. We should never forget the sacrifices our Military has made and continue to make today, for this country and our freedom. God bless them and America! Our prayers are with you!

*See the PBS National Memorial Day Web-site for more details.

*See the Family TV Schedule for additional air times.

The Last Song

MOVIE REVIEW


The Last Song

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: June 3, 2012
(Basic Cable Premiere)

Rated: PG


CAST:

Miley Cyrus ... Ronnie Miller
Greg Kinnear ... Steve Miller
Bobby Coleman ... Jonah Miller
Liam Hemsworth ... Will Blakelee
Hallock Beals ... Scott
Kelly Preston ... Kim
Nick Lashaway ... Marcus
Carly Chaikin ... Galadriel
Kate Vernon ... Susan Blakelee
Nick Searcy ... Tom Blakelee
Adam Barnett ... Teddy
Michael Jamorski ... Lance
Melissa Ordway ... Ashley
Carrie Malabre ... Cassie
Lance E. Nichols ... Pastor Harris





PLOT:

From DVD Cover:

The Last Song follows Ronnie (Cyrus) and her estranged father as he tries to restore the loving relationship they once had. But reconnecting with his rebellious daughter isn't easy, so he chooses the one thing they still have in common -- music. This uplifting and touching drama about family, first loves and second chances is a heartfelt story you won't soon forget.


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...



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Jerusalem Countdown - Religious film Rated PG-13

MOVIE REVIEW


Jerusalem Countdown

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: June 2012



CAST:

David A.R. White ... Shane
Anna Zielinski ... Eve
Randy Travis ... Jack Thompson
Lee Majors ... Rockwell
Jaci Velasquez ... Angie
Matthew Tailford ... Nick Tanner
Nick Jameson ... Matthew Dean
Marco Khan ... Javad
Kristen Barrett ... English Reporter
William Devital ... Terrorist
Bradley Dorsey ... Smuggler
Steven Dutton ... Officer Johnson
John Gilbert ... Malikov
Evan Koons ... Bar Guy
Jamie Nieto ... Russ Walters




PLOT:

from GMC:

With the Middle East in turmoil, Israel’s preeminent ally is thrust into an impending war. America is now the target as the battle for Jerusalem begins. The film is adapted from the Best Selling Book by Pastor John Hagee. When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America a Senior FBI Agent is faced with an impossible task: Find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer a retired agent and a by-the-book CIA deputy director. Nuclear holocaust on American soil threatens global stability and the impending destruction of the world is coming to fruition, in this film of international terror and suspense.



Movie Review:

Please Note: This Movie is RATED PG-13. As mentioned in the description above - it does contain terror and suspense.



See or Skip:

Coming...



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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beware "Hatfields & McCoys"

The story of the feud between the Hatfields & McCoys is part truth and part legend...


The History Channel is re-creating their drama in a 3-part Mini-series , starting on Memorial Day. Movie stars Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, Mare Winningham, Jena Malone, etc....

WARNING: Please know, I am not including this Movie on the Family Schedule. I am writing this post to warn you that this show is extremely violent with killings, shootings, and scalpings... way more than your average "old-fashioned" western movie. Also, it includes other inappropriate situations (including sexually graphic scenes).

I typically enjoy your run-of-the-mill "Good Guy" Cowboy film - who carries a gun, rides a horse, and captures the "Bad Guys" - but after reviewing several promos for this mini-series, I wanted to be certain to warn you of the graphic nature of this movie series. The feud of the Hatfields & McCoys began after the Civil War, and is a part of our American History. Many war movies are graphic, as well - and I'm not saying do not watch them... however, I am warning you of the intense violence of this film and letting you know this (dramatized) program, is NOT appropriate for young viewers - while I'm sure it will be a hit with some adults, who enjoy History - like my Uncle, who is a Civil War History buff.

*See the History Channel Page on the Hatfields and McCoys for more details.


Also, see the IMDB page for the Hatfields & McCoys, for more Images of this film.

( Click Here for DVD information for Hatfields & McCoys. )


*Please remember: I am NOT endorsing this film - especially for family viewing.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hallmark's "Kiss at Pine Lake" & GMC's "Smitty" Premiere this Weekend!



On SATURDAY Night, MAY 19, 2012:

Kiss at Pine Lake, a Camp "Romantic Comedy" Movie, premieres on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM and repeats at 10 PM. Movie stars Barry Watson, well known as Matt Camden on 7th Heaven.



*See Promo Video:





On SUNDAY Night, MAY 20, 2012:

Smitty, a Family "Dog" Movie, premieres on GMC at 7 PM and repeats at 9 PM and 11 PM! This movie stars Academy Award winning Actress, Mira Sorvino.



*See Promo Video:




Hope you enjoyed the previews - and will also enjoy the movies this weekend, too!

*See the Kiss at Pine Lake Page, for more Movie Details and Pictures of the Camp!

*Check out the Smitty Page to see an adorable Picture of the dog, named Smitty, driving a John Deere Lawn Mower - it's soooo cute!


The Family TV Schedule includes the times airing for these movies and more!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Notes from the Heart Healer" Re-airs this Weekend!

I have received many messages from those of you who enjoyed the newest Hallmark Channel Movie, Notes from the Heart Healer and messages from some of you who missed the premiere.



Well, if you missed the initial airing of Notes from the Heart Healer or if you would like to see it again, than mark your calendars - the movie will re-air one more time during this upcoming weekend - on Saturday May 19th at 4 PM! Be sure to set your recorders & dvr's!

I was busy over Mother's Day weekend, spending time with my family and of course, my Momma, so I haven't viewed it, yet... but I have it recorded and I'm looking forward to watching it (hopefully) soon.

*By the way, I have seen alot of the Hallmark Channel Schedule up until mid-June and it looks like many of the weekends are going to be filled with Marathons of Sitcoms and Dramas, instead of Hallmark Movies - so, I'm giving you a "heads up" - be sure to "catch" this movie now while you have the chance. It might be a little while until it is aired again.


See the Notes from the Heart Healer Page for more details!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Notes from the Heart Healer" Premieres Mother's Day Weekend!


The All New NOTE MOVIE Titled: Notes from the Heart Healer Premieres May 12th, 2012 - Saturday Night on the Hallmark Channel. This is the third movie in this series.



See the Notes From The Heart Healer Movie Promo here:


Notes From The Heart Healer - On Location:


This looks to be another wonderful Movie for the Note series. Each one has starred Genie Francis as Peyton McGruder and Ted McGinley as King Danville. It is so wonderful that they have been able to reprise the roles that Angela Hunt created originally in her Books. In this story, Peyton (A recently married renowned author) is shocked when she finds a baby abandoned on her doorstep ... (click here to read more!)

If you would like to take a look back at the first two movies, then visit the pages - The Note and The Note 2: Taking a Chance on Love.
They are also available on DVD and Instant Video.



See the Notes from the Heart Healer page for more details and pictures for this new Movie.

See the Family TV Schedule for times airing.

Monday, May 7, 2012

GMC Family Movie - Smitty

MOVIE REVIEW


Smitty

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: May 20, 2012



CAST:

Brandon Tyler Russell ... Ben
Freddy James ... Smitty
Mira Sorvino ... Amanda
Peter Fonda ... Jack
Louis Gossett, Jr. ... Mr. Smith
Jason London ... Russell
Lolita Davidovich ... Judge Greenstein
Booboo Stewart ... Peebo
Gabrielle Bui ... Tia
Tory Weisz ... Carl
Makeba Pace ... Yvonne
Daisy Hamilton ... Stevie
Stacey McGillis ... Officer Brown
Anthony Gregorio ... Red Truck Driver
Daryl A. Thomas ... Counselor






PLOT:

from GMC:
13-year-old Ben has done it again... and his struggling single mother has had enough of him getting into mischief. Now, Ben has to choose between going down the path of Juvenile Hall or spending the summer in Iowa on a farm with his estranged grandfather. The day after arriving, Ben is ready to leave. To help Ben get a friend, his grandfather gets him a dog from the local animal shelter. Between the dog and a friendly neighbor, Ben soon learns life lessons about friendship, family and responsibility.






Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

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Leap Year - ABC Family Cable Premiere

MOVIE REVIEW


Leap Year

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: May 12, 2012



CAST:

Amy Adams ... Anna Brady
Matthew Goode ... Declan
Adam Scott ... Jeremy
John Lithgow ... Jack Brady
Noel O'Donovan ... Seamus
Tony Rohr ... Frank
Pat Laffan ... Donal
Alan Devlin ... Joe
Ian McElhinney ... Priest
Dominique McElligott ... Bride
Mark O'Regan ... Captain
Maggie McCarthy ... Eileen
Peter O'Meara ... Ron
Macdara Ó Fatharta ... Father Malone
Kaitlin Olson ... Libby





PLOT:

When Anna's (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Jane Seymour stars in "Lake Effects" - first weekend in May!

If you have the Hallmark Movie Channel - then you are being treated this weekend to another Original Made-for-TV Movie!

Last week, they premiered Duke, the story of a disabled veteran (portrayed by Steven Weber) and his dog. And, this weekend, on May 6th, they are premiering Lake Effects, starring Jane Seymour (best known as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman).




Please Note: After seeing a Promo video, I must caution that this Movie may include Language, and other Situations, Etc... not appropriate for family viewing, unless some content is editted by Hallmark. If you would like to view this promo, you can do so on You Tube.

Lake Effects Plot from Hallmark: A high powered attorney on her way to the top reluctantly returns to her childhood home on the enchanting Smith Mountain Lake to attend her father's funeral and help her sister and mother settle the family estate. While there, Sara's love for the lake and the townspeople is reignited, and with the help of her father's ever present spirit, Sara looks inward, and discovers (click here to read more...)

*See the Family TV Schedule for More Movies & Additional airings of Duke and Lake Effects.

*See the Lake Effects Page for more Pictures and Details!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Movies & More ~ First Weekend in May!



On Friday, May 4, 2012...

Duke will re-air twice on the Hallmark Movie Channel at 8 PM and 10 PM. See more times on the Family TV Schedule.





On Saturday, May 5, 2012...

It's "Kentucky Derby" Day! Pick your Favorite Horses and watch them race at 4 PM on NBC. Oh, there's nothing like that moment of hearing them sing, "My Old Kentucky Home!"

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Be sure to catch one of my favorite Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies, Front of the Class on the Hallmark Channel at 4 PM!



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Another inspiring movie, The Walmart Family Movie, Change of Plans, will re-air on Lifetime Movie Network at 8 PM and 12 AM!



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Pride & Prejudice, an absolutely beautiful rendition of this Jane Austen story, starring Keira Knightley, airs on E ! at 8 PM.



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Firelight, the newest Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie will be on the Hallmark Channel at 8 & 10 PM



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And, if you are in the mood, perhaps, for a little silly Christmas Comedy, then you can watch Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! on the Disney Channel - at 9 PM and 12 AM.



On Sunday, May 6, 2012...

Catch another one of my favorite Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies, The Magic of Ordinary Days, on the Hallmark Channel at 2 PM or 8 PM.



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See the original, dark and mysterious, Jane Eyre movie from 1944, on TCM at 2 PM. See Movie



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Firelight, will be airing again on the Hallmark Channel at 4 PM

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A Taste of Romance airs on the Hallmark Channel at 6 PM

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Lake Effects, the newest Hallmark Movie Channel film, will PREMIERE at 8 PM and 10 PM.





Enjoy your next Family Movie Night and
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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