Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Graymalkin, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The woman that played Lori's partner was in one of the Christmas movies, so I guess Hallmark hasn't cut ties with everyone from those movies.
     
  2. rharmelink

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    I just read a Christmas romance that would make a good Hallmark movie on that chart:
    • Beautiful, overworked, female CEO has a nervous breakdown
    • Moves to a small peaceful mountain community as part of her therapy
    • She leaves her next door neighbor a lot of messages about his camel that is terrorizing her whenever it gets loose, but she's never met the neighbor
    • Her lemon of a car needs repair after repair from the local hunk of a mechanic with the dreamy eyes
    • Guess who the thoughtless neighbor is?
    • Lots of Christmas decorating going on
    • The camel turns out to be like a big friendly dog that craves affection
    https://smile.amazon.com/Scent-Cedar-Friendly-Beasts-Faraday-ebook/dp/B07K7YV9DT
     
  3. rharmelink

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    Found this joke on another board:

    What has 15 actors, 4 settings, 2 writers, and 1 plot line?

    632 Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.
     
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  4. rharmelink

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    If the older country star has a legitimate complaint of plagiarism against her younger protege, based on similar lyrics and similar chords, yet the younger protege ends up proving she wrote and performed her song long before they even met, then doesn't the younger protege now have the same grounds for plagiarism (similar lyrics and chords) against her mentor? For all the protege knows, the mentor heard her sing the song at some point, even absentmindedly, and even unintentionally stole the song, not realizing it came from something she had heard.
     
  5. Mikeguy

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  6. Hot4Bo

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    Anybody watching tonight‘s movie called Holiday Date? It reminds me so much of a Hallmark movie from 2011 called Holiday Engagement. It’s really almost, but not quite, like it’s a recycled script.

    (Took me a while to google to find the other movie because all I could remember was what the lead actor looked like, not his name or anyone else in the movie. I did remember one funny scene from the movie and I googled it with that and it came up. LOL).
     
  7. alpacaboy

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    I haven't seen Holiday Date yet, but I'm looking forward to it because I love Brittany Bristow. She's played the BFF for so long - about time she got to lead one of these.
    From what I've heard, it reminded me of Hitched for the Holidays(Emily Hampshire).
     
  8. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Similar “fake relationship” movies: The Christmas Contract, The Mistletoe Promise, and A December Bride.
     
  9. Turtleboy

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    From last night's SNL.

     
  10. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Savage but accurate.

    But given the choice between this and a nihilistic post-apocalyptic zombie fest or another omnipotent serial killer series, I'm going with Hallmark.
     
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  11. Mikeguy

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    You know it's getting close to Christmas when ION TV replaces its yesterday Saturday all-day marathon of "Law & Order: SVU" episodes with Hallmark-like Christmas movies.
     
  12. alpacaboy

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    Have you seen Anna and the Apocalypse?
    (Christmas musical RomDram set in a zombie apocalypse)


    at the moment of this writing, it is currently included with Amazon Prime.
     
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  13. Graymalkin

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    Thanks for the tip about ION. Now watching “A Beauty and the Beast Christmas,” which isn’t remotely like the fairy tale or Disney versions but instead involves two social media influencers thrown together in a fake relationship to salvage their sputtering careers. Not quite sure who’s the Beauty, because both of them are acting beastly.
     
  14. Hot4Bo

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    I am watching A Cheerful Christmas. I don’t know the lead actress, Erika Deutschman, from anything else. She is totally annoying me. I know most of it is the character because she supposed to be cheerful, but I think she is way over the top. Not enough to get me to bail on this movie I don’t think yet but close.
     
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  15. rharmelink

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    Hey! You can catch some of your favorite Hallmark stars in the zombie apocalypse:

    Dead Rising (2015) - IMDb

    I wish networks and corporations would respond with something like, "We don't change our content based on demands from hate groups."
     
  16. Graymalkin

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    Hallmark reversed that decision last night (Dec. 15) and will air all of Zola's commercials.
     
  17. Jeeters

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    More like they're "willing to air all of Zola's commercials", since Zola pulled all their commercials after Hallmark rejected the same-sex ones.
     
  18. nirisahn

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    I watched Holiday Date last night. Not as bad as the Washington Post article made it seem. And it did show the girlfriend's family celebrating Chanukah with him. Granted, his wanting to embrace all things Christmas was a little over the top, but I didn't think the movie was anti-Semitic. They've done the fake girlfriend/boyfriend thing pretty much every year, and sometimes more than once in the same year. They do it at Christmas, they do it for wedding movies, they do it in other themed movies. The fact that this character happened to be Jewish didn't make the movie anti-Semitic, especially since the family he was visiting embraced him anyway and went out of their way to make him feel welcome and comfortable. I'm glad I reserved judgement until I saw the movie and didn't choose not to see it based on the article.
     
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  19. RickyL

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    IDK, not bothering with even a yarmulke seem pretty piss poor research.
     
  20. Graymalkin

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    BTW, the actor playing Joel in that movie did a stint on General Hospital as Dr. Griffin Munro — an ex-priest who became a neurologist. He’s no longer on that show, although he did a two-episode cameo recently.
     

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