Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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  1. Graymalkin

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    I just figured out who Italia Ricci, the female lead in “Love in Winterland,” reminds me of — Shannen Doherty, best known for “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Charmed.”
     
  2. Graymalkin

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    The January 25 movie, “Hearts of Winter,” was as paint-by-numbers a movie as I’ve ever seen. But I like Jill Wagner, so I got through it. Could’ve been an HGTV movie, though.
     
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    I noticed the crew for “Love on Iceland” was almost all Icelandic names, so I’m reasonably certain that it was in fact filmed almost entirely on location in Iceland. Only the introductory scenes were filmed in Canada (using Chicago exteriors).
     
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    Well, the romantic hiccup, that minor stumbling block that Hallmark romdrams ALWAYS introduce to the plot at approximately 1hr 40ish minutes, was not the usual: not a misunderstood conversation or an ex lover trying to gum up the path to love. No, I liked that it was slightly different.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    I see Brennan Elliot and Jill Wagner are the play-by-play announcers for Kitten Bowl VII. I wonder — did they ask for this? Or did they draw the short straws?
     
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    Every once in a while, I see Christie Laing - IMDb in a Hallmark movie as as a best friend etc of the main character but never as a main character. I always thought she was good enough to be a main character in a movie but I have not seen it. I would like to see her as a main character in a Hallmark movie.

    I guess the main reason I am bringing this up now is I started watching a movie with her as a secondary character. The main character's acting skills were horrible and I had to turn it off. I usually can tolerate subpar acting up to a point but I could not deal with it this time.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    Yet another movie with Ryan Paevey. He’s Hallmark’s “fair-haired boy” of the moment.
     
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    With good reason! Gorgeous with an awesome deep voice!
     
  9. Graymalkin

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    Hallmark really, really, really loves setting its movies in bakeries and restaurants.

    Why is there no line of Hallmark holiday cookies? Or pop-up Hallmark diners?
     
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    I’m an hour in on this movie and I knew. It had to be.
     
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    Or at the very least a cookbook.
     
  12. Graymalkin

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    Also, they already did this movie, just with entrees: "Just Add Romance," with Meghann Fahy ("The Bold Type") and frequent Hallmark star Luke McFarland.
     
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    A brief aside: "The Bold Type" is a delightful show on Freeform, although if Hallmark movies get a "G" rating, TBT would get a hard PG-13 or soft R.
     
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    I like this movie a lot.
     
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    I loved tonight’s movie.
     
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    Maybe because those allow the main character to be empowered by owning a small business? It also allows a lot more opportunity for connecting with other people.

    It's an entire sub-genre for cozy mystery books. The authors even include the recipes of foods mentioned in the story. But they also have a lot of stories where the characters are lawyers or involved in real estate sales or development.
     
  18. Graymalkin

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    Hallmark did buy the rights to the Hannah Swensen mystery series, and turned it into five "Murder, She Baked" movies with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison. And Hallmark also did four Gourmet Detective movies with Dylan Neal and Brooke Burns (he's the chef and she's the homicide detective).

    I do realize that most Hallmark movies tend to be about big-city developers encroaching on charming small towns or family-run businesses.
     
  19. Graymalkin

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    This must be Afternoon with Brendan Perry day. "A Dash of Love" (yet another restaurant-based romance) with Jen Lilly right now, and "Summer in the Vineyard" at 2 p.m., and a rebroadcast of "The Secret Ingredient" at 4 p.m. (All times Eastern.)
     
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    I cannot fathom why the baking contest TV show in The Secret Ingredient would keep the identities of the contestants from each other. It makes no sense at all to the fictional viewer of such a show. From the very moment the show did that, I knew both leads were participating. So, no surprise.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it for what it was. I like both leads. But the way the movie presented the fictional baking show seemed lazy to me.
     

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