Monday, February 29, 2016

FAMILY MOVIE NOMINEES... for the Annual "It's a Wonderful Movie" Awards!


"It's a Wonderful Movie"
is once again honoring TV Movies
with the annual Family Movie Awards! 
 
 
This year there will be 9 Voting Categories!

We will have 3 in March...
 
1. Favorite Family TV Movie
2. Favorite Mystery TV Movie (NEW!)    
3. Favorite Christmas TV Movie

YOU will CHOOSE the WINNERS!

There will be 3 upcoming weeks of voting, as follows...

Poll #1: Vote for your Favorite Family Movie from February 29th to March 7th (at 12noon EST)!

Poll #2: Vote for your Favorite Mystery Movie from March 7th to March 14th (at 12noon EST)!

Poll #3: Vote for your Favorite Christmas Movie from March 14th to March 21st (at 12noon EST)!

Please Note: the other 6 categories will take place in April!



And, Now for our First POLL....

Please see the complete list of Nominees, pictured and listed in alphabetical order, with their movie posters + trailers below! Choose which ones were your favorites and then Vote by taking the Poll listed in the right column of this blog. (Be sure to click Vote - after you have checked your favorites!)
 
POLL #1:
Favorite Family Movie Nominees from 2015:

(You may Vote for ALL of Your Favorites - in the Poll listed in the right column of this web-site.)
 
 

Click on the Movie Titles below for more details on each film!

1. A Country Wedding - Hallmark Channel
2. A Gift of Miracles - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
3. All of my Heart - Hallmark Channel
4. Autumn Dreams - Hallmark Channel
5. Bad Hair Day - Disney Channel
6. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors - NBC
7. Harvest Moon - Hallmark Channel
8. Love by the Book - Hallmark Channel
9. Love Finds You in Charm - UP
10. Perfect Match - Hallmark Channel
11. So You Said Yes - Hallmark Channel
12. Surprised by Love - Hallmark Channel


MOVIE TRAILERS:

1. A Country Wedding



2. A Gift of Miracles



3. All of my Heart



4. Autumn Dreams



5. Bad Hair Day



6. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors



7. Harvest Moon



8. Love by the Book



9. Love Finds You in Charm



10. Perfect Match



11. So You Said Yes



12. Surprised by Love



Congratulations to all of the Nominees above and the Networks
who aired these wonderful Family Movies on TV!
 
Thank You to Everyone who Participates!

Please Vote in the Poll on the right and Stay Tuned next week for the Favorite Mystery Movies Nominees!!!


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Please Note: There will NOT be any Monetary or Physical Award given out.
This is simply our way of honoring our Favorite Movies... Thank You!

TV Reminder: New Series Premiere on INSP - March 1st with Actress Jill Wagner!


INSP will premiere the new original series
"Handcrafted America" on March 1st!

See the Premiere, hosted by actress Jill Wagner 
and Hallmark Channel’s "Autumn Dreams"
on INSP, Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 8pm/7c.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hallmark Premieres "When Calls the Heart - A Time to Speak"


Follow your Heart once again
to the Hallmark Channel
on Sunday Nights...
Ep. 3 Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States,
LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Episode: A Time to Speak - via Hallmark: Abigail is reeling after the discovery of Frank's past as an outlaw, even as Jack investigates, and Frank assures everyone he is a changed man. While Hope Valley begins to turn their back on the once beloved pastor, Elizabeth sets out to prove she's a real frontier woman, impressing Jack with her new confidence. And while Bill enlists Jack's help to settle a grudge with Frank's old gang, Frank makes a drastic decision, leaving Abigail with a heavy heart before taking a surprising stand.


on the Hallmark Channel, Sunday evening
February 28, 2016 at 9pm/8c.
 

Friday, February 26, 2016

"White Hot", a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie - Starring John Schneider, Shenae Grimes-Beech, and Sean Faris

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: White Hot

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: April 17, 2016








CAST:

Sean Faris ... Beck Merchant
Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Sayre Hoyle
John Schneider ... Huff Hoyle
Jeremy Guilbaut ... Chris Hoyle
Kristen Comerford








PLOT:

via Hallmark:

'Sandra Brown's White Hot' relates the story of Sayre Hoyle (Grimes-Beech), a single and strikingly beautiful interior designer, enjoying success in San Francisco after running away from her Louisiana hometown, where her family still resides, a decade ago. When she learns of her brother's unexpected death, Sayre returns to her small town to attend his funeral, and revisits the strained relationship she's always had with her father, Huff Hoyle, (Schneider) a corrupt factory owner who lords over his employees - and most of the town - using fear and intimidation. There, Sayre meets Beck Merchant (Faris), Huff's handsome attorney, who immediately takes an interest in her. Though it's widely believed her brother died from an accidental gunshot wound, Sayre soon begins to suspect foul play, and turns the town upside down when she launches her own investigation, attempting to discover the truth behind his tragic passing. Uncovering a web of dark secrets, lies, cover ups and revenge plots, Sayre struggles with family dynamics, terrifying threats and local law-enforcement officials. Despite becoming more and more attracted to Beck - and maybe even falling in love - Sayre remains determined to prove her brother was murdered and bring his killer to justice.




Sandra Brown (center), author of White Hot, with the cast of the movie "White Hot"

(Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Marcel Williams)



Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

The "It's a Wonderful Movie" Family TV Awards are Coming!!!



Stay Tuned to "It's a Wonderful Movie" next week as the Polling begins for the "Family Movie Awards"... as we honor our Favorites from TV last year!!!

Nominees will include Family TV Films featured on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, UP, INSP, Lifetime, Disney, NBC, and More!!!

The Awards will be a little different this year... so watch closely as all will shortly be revealed!!!

To be Continued...


Results from Previous Years... (added here by request!)

2014 results
(include 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas' and more!)

2013 results
(include 'When Calls the Heart' and more!)
 
2012 results
(include 'Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade' and more!)
 
2011 results
(include 'Trading Christmas' and more!)

2010 results
 (include the movie 'Emma' and more!)

UP will Premiere "Grace Unplugged" starring AJ Michalka and James Denton

DVD


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Grace Unplugged

Network: UP

Original Air Date: March 27, 2016

“Grace Unplugged” will make its cable TV premiere on UP.

This movie is available on DVD.







CAST:

AJ Michalka ... Gracie Trey
James Denton ... Johnny Trey
Kevin Pollak ... Frank 'Mossy' Mostin
Shawnee Smith ... Michelle Trey
Michael Welch ... Quentin
Jamie Grace ... Rachel
Emma Catherwood ... Kendra Burroughs
Chris Ellis ... Pastor Tim Bryant
Pia Toscano ... Alyssa
Kelly Thiebaud ... Renae Taylor
Rob Steinberg ... Mark Reynolds
Patricia French ... Sally Benson
Anthony Reynolds ... Rick (Quentin's dad)
Aimee Dunn ... Donna (Quentin's mom)
Juan Martinez ... Noah
Madison Wolfe ... Young Grace
Lauren Roman ... Recital Announcer
Monica Gambee ... Kendra's Assistant
Tiffany Campbell ... Receptionist
Jared Lankford ... Bass Player
Zane Holtz ... Jay Grayson
Mary Shaw ... Sharon Bryant
Chris Tomlin ... Himself
Derrin Stull ... Radio DJ








PLOT:

via UP: Musically gifted, teenage Grace (AJ Michalka) wants to do more than perform in her father’s church band. She longs for pop stardom, but her father (James Denton), a former music idol, warns her that fame often comes with a high price and that using her gift in the service of God is a loftier goal. When his former manager pays a visit, Grace decides to take his offer of a shot at the big time. But, the more successful she becomes, the more she feels pressure to compromise her religious values.


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hallmark Delivers Again! See Encore Airings of "Signed, Signed, Delivered: From the Heart" and "When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts"



The POstables are on a Mission - 
to Deliver you more opportunities to see...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart

Encore Airings:
Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 1pm/12c.
Thursday February 25, 2016 at 7pm/6c.
Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 7pm/6c.
Sunday March 20, 2016 at 5pm/4c.



Be still my Heart!
All Hearties can still see...

When Calls the Heart - Season 3, Episode: Troubled Hearts

ONE Encore Airing:
Friday February 26, 2016 at 2pm/1c.


I hope you will enjoy catching 
an encore airing
of which ever show you may have missed
on the BIG Premiere Night!!!

Jack Wagner & Josie Bissett will star Together in Hallmark Movie!


Josie Bissett shared via Twitter... She and Jack Wagner will be filming a Hallmark movie together titled: "The Wedding March".

Josie Bissett (in Hallmark's "Christmas with Tucker")
and Jack Wagner (in Hallmark's "When Calls the Heart")
Images via: Hallmark Crown Media

Screen-grab via Twitter:

( via: Twitter )
 
Josie Bissett has previously starred in the Hallmark Christmas Movie, "Christmas with Tucker" and Jack Wagner starred in the mystery movie "My Gal Sunday", and currently stars on the Hallmark "family drama" TV series "When Calls the Heart".
 
Sounds like "The Wedding March" (wt) would be a perfect fit for the Hallmark Channel "June Wedding" event! We'll see!
 
 

Archive: FEBRUARY 2016 Family TV Schedule.



Please note: This is an Archive of the FEBRUARY 2016 Family TV Schedule.

Click here for the current schedule!


All Things Valentine, image via: Hallmark Crown Media

FEBRUARY


February 6, 2016 - Saturday

Appetite for Love ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW


February 7, 2016 - Sunday

(Superbowl Sunday)

Kitten Bowl III ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM - 3 PM*NEW
(Encore Airings at 3 PM and 6 PM)


February 12, 2016 - Friday

Heart Felt ... ION ... 11 PM *NEW


February 13, 2016 - Saturday

Valentine Ever After ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW


February 14, 2016 - Sunday

FROZEN ... Disney Channel ... 7 PM *NEW
Anything for Love ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW


February 21, 2016 - Sunday

When Calls the Heart (TV Series Season 3) ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM *NEW
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart ... Hallmark Movies & Mysteries ... 9 PM *NEW



Please note: This is an Archive of the FEBRUARY 2016 Family TV Schedule.

Click here for the current schedule!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Hallmark Channel * Sprouts * New Theme with 3 "SPRING FLING" Movies!!!


image via: Hallmark Crown Media

*This post has been updated below to reflect all the new details on "Spring Fling"!!!

The Hallmark Channel announces... "three original movies celebrating springtime love and romance, and the fresh start the season of spring inspires: All Yours (previously titled: The Manny) starring Nicollette Sheridan, Hearts of Spring starring Lisa Whelchel, and Love By Chance starring Beau Garrett and Brenda Strong."

Here are the Premiere Dates for "Spring Fling"
on the Hallmark Channel:
 
April 2, 2016-
All Yours
 
April 9, 2016-
Hearts of Spring
 
April 16, 2016-
Love By Chance

For those of you who follow this site closely, there was originally buzz that there would be four "Spring Fling" movies. However, as we can all see that has been reduced to three. Perhaps, that fourth movie was scratched or moved to a later date.

Whatever the case, Spring will be here soon and it's always fun and fresh to have something new to look forward to!

"Spring Fling" Premieres with Lisa Whelchel and Michael Shanks in "Hearts of Spring"

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Hearts of Spring

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: April 9, 2016

Click Here for additional on-the-set pics of Hearts of Spring!



Lisa Whelchel image via: Hallmark Crown Media






CAST:

Lisa Whelchel ... Carly Ashby
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Andy Summers
Clancy Cauble ... Sadie Ashby
Miranda Frigon ...
Ross Linton ...
Carrie Genzel ...






PLOT:

via Hallmark: Single mom CARLY ASHBY raises her daughter SADIE, runs her flower shop and blogs about parenting, her real passion. Off the dating scene for years, Carly finally finds an attractive marital prospect in DR. ANDY SOMMERS, a pediatrician who just may be Mr. Right. But when she discovers that Andy is actually ‘Jugglingdad,’ an opinionated blogger with radically different ideas about parenting who blows up her blog with his fiery comments, their fledgling relationship seems headed for the rocks...


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...


Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs

Monday, February 22, 2016

See the Movieguide Awards Tonight on TV!


See the Movieguide Awards Tonight on TV -
February 22, 2016 at 7pm/6c.
on the REELZ channel.
(1 Hour Special!)

Repeats: Thursday, February 25 at 12am 


Find Reelz Channel in your area:

DirecTV - Channel 238 (HD/SD)  Channel 1238 (VOD; HD)

Dish Network - Channel 299 (HD/SD)  Channel 9504 (HD)

Cable- Verizon FiOS Channel 233 (SD)

AT&T U-verse - Channel 1799 (HD)  Channel 799 (SD) 


Click Here for pictures of those who intended this event -
which took place February 5, 2016
at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California.

*The Coat of Many Colorsis available now on DVD!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Follow Your Heart this Sunday to Hallmark... with the Premiere of "When Calls the Heart" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart"


The premiere of "When Calls the Heart" Season 3 on the Hallmark Channel is coming... Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9pm/8c.! (1 hour)

"When Calls the Heart"

When Calls the Heart - Troubled Hearts

Storyline via Hallmark: "Elizabeth and Jack struggle to find time alone as their romance grows more serious. As Elizabeth makes a decision to move out on her own, Abigail learns Gowen has an upsetting new plan for her café, and Cody's misbehavior causes... Click Here to Read more..."


I was delighted to receive this DVD screener of "When Calls The Heart" from Hallmark...


All fans of Jack, Elizabeth, Abigail, and all the amazing characters in Hope Valley, will not want miss this next chapter of "When Calls the Heart" as Elizabeth moves into her own home, striking a balance now between falling in love with Jack and becoming independent. Abigail's friend Pastor Frank must come to terms with his mysterious (perhaps criminal!) past, and beware, as Mr. Gowen is once again, up to no good!

Mark your calendars, set your recorders...You won't want to miss a single second!



Home and Family Interview:

Be sure to watch Erin Krakow, Friday, February 19, 2016 in her new interview on Home and Family -  promoting Season 3 of 'When Calls the Heart". Home and Family airs at 10am/9c. exclusively on the Hallmark Channel. (See a repeat of this show Monday, February 22 at 12pm/11c.)

image courtesy: @HomeandFamilyTV
 


Hearties Party:

Many devoted "When Calls the Heart" fans (who call themselves Hearties!) will be having Hearties Parties on Sunday night celebrating the premiere!

I thought I would share... these are a few of the mini Heart Cakes we made at our home... as we look forward to this weekend's premiere of When Calls The Heart!
 
image: itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com
 
It's a delicious yellow cake made in a heart shaped baking pan! You can find them easily at Amazon...
 


They are quite yummy, too! Couldn't wait 'til Sunday... we are celebrating all week!!!



POLL:
 
As many of you know, there is another special delivery arriving on February 21st, Sunday Night... it's the premiere of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" on the other Hallmark station... Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, at the EXACT SAME TIME!!!
 
The "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Series won my heart over, just as "When Calls the Heart" did, from the start!
 
So, if you are a fan of both shows, a Hearties fan and a POstable, you must choose between their premiere airings on Sunday night.
 
I took a Poll here to see what you all plan to watch and here are the latest results...
 
54% of you plan to watch "When Calls the Heart"
46% of you plan to watch "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart"
 
I kind of expected "When Calls the Heart" to have more - since more people have the Hallmark Channel, than Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, but I know fans truly love both shows!
 


Social Media:

You can also join the "When Calls the Heart" celebration by live tweeting along with other fans and WCTH cast members on Sunday night, February 21st starting at 8:30pm/7:30c. Be sure to use the hashtag #Hearties and handle @WCTH_TV when tweeting!


"When Calls the Heart", image via: Hallmark Crown Media

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart", image via: Hallmark Crown Media

For those of you who watch "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart", then please tweet, speak from the heart, and send love to other SSD fans using the hashtag #POstables!


 
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart"
fan art by: itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com
I adored this image of Oliver (Eric Mabius) and Shane (Kristin Booth)... so I just had to create a Signed, Sealed, Delivered poster of it and of course include Rita (Crystal Lowe) and Norman (Geoff Gustafson).
 
Storyline via Hallmark: The POstables investigation of a damaged letter leads them to a public figure who could be brought down by... Click Here to Read More... 
 
 
 
 
Whatever you choose to watch this weekend - you can't go wrong. I'm sure both shows will surely warm your heart!
 
 
on the Hallmark Channel
and
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
as both Premiere Sunday
February 21st, 2016 at 9pm/8c.!
 
 
 
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