Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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  1. May 5, 2018 #81 of 577
    alpacaboy

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    Wow, "all" is pretty darned impressive - there's a ridiculous amount of them. :)

    Good list on wikipedia:
    List of Hallmark Channel Original Movies - Wikipedia
    Differentiation is basically: Movies&Mysteries is where the mysteries are,
    Hallmark Channel is formulaic romance, often season/holiday themed.

    Of the mysteries, I think the only ones that I got hooked into were Garage Sale Mysteries, but that's because of a long time crush on Lori Loughlin. I think Hallmark has been running ads that there will be a few more of these coming in August.
     
  2. May 5, 2018 #82 of 577
    2004raptor

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    Ok. Looking at that list, I’m not sure they’ve seen all of them. Maybe I should have said all in the last year.
    I’ll help keep an eye out for the newer ones for them.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2018 #83 of 577
    Peter000

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    Is there a way to tell my TiVo to automatically record all the new Hallmark movies? The wishlist function doesn't offer up enough options, it seems to me. Like searching on a specific channel or channels.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2018 #84 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    The week’s new movie on Hallmark Channel is always at 9 pm Eastern time on Saturday. It’s usually repeated the following Saturday at 7 pm.
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2018 #85 of 577
    Peter000

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    But I think once the Christmas stuff starts they'll be airing stuff at other times. I just want to make sure I don't miss anything.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2018 #86 of 577
    Mikeguy

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    Little chance of that. I got my first television Christmas commercial a week-and-a-half ago. I kid you not.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2018 #87 of 577
    Peter000

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    Okay, I'm LAZY. I don't want to have to be as proactive as manually going through and setting up recordings for every single movie.

    The wishlist stuff in TiVo is kinda lame. They should at least have channel and year as options to choose. Or simply just "record any first-run movie on this channel."
     
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  8. Oct 28, 2018 #88 of 577
    Peter000

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    If you enjoy the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas, there's an app for that! It lists all the new movies, has previews, pushes notifications for the movies you choose to see and you can check off movies as you see them. And it has a list for both The Hallmark channel and The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel. Both Android and iOS apps available.

    I'm not sure if it's new this year, but it's the first I've seen of it. Enjoy! This link is formatted for the phone.

    Countdown to Christmas Movie Checklist App | Hallmark Channel
     
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  9. Nov 3, 2018 #89 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    The app will also send you reminders. It's not as good as having TiVo do it for you, but it's better than before.
     
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  10. Nov 3, 2018 #90 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    I find it fascinating how Hallmark has developed what amounts to its own repertory company. Many of the same actors appear in the holiday movies and the TV series. Hallmark must be the leading employer for Canada's acting population. :D

    I'm watching "S.W.A.T." last Thursday, and Daniel Lessing, who was in the "When Calls the Heart" series and numerous Hallmark movies, shows up in a role that definitely would not be portrayed in a Hallmark movie. (Can you say "polyamorous"?) :eek:
     
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  11. Nov 3, 2018 #91 of 577
    rharmelink

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    I'm not sure it's Hallmark so much as Vancouver being considered "North Hollywood". The same actors show up in a lot of non-Hallmark productions out of those Vancouver studios as well. Many SyFy productions, for example.

    "Dead Rising (2015)" is the Zombie movie Hallmark never made. Look at the stars -- Jesse Metcalf, Meghan Ory, and briefly Julia Benson and Peter Benson -- Hallmark alumni. And Aleks Paunovic has been in both Hallmark and SyFy movies.
     
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  12. Nov 4, 2018 #92 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    As much as I love watching Hallmark movies, I'm awfully tired of the frequently repeated theme of "small-town life is better than big-city life." Some of the movies I like best ("A Christmas Bride" and "Love on the Sidelines," both from last year, are two) are the ones where people's careers get jump-started by love but they don't end up in small towns.

    And Merritt Patterson married a king in last year's "A Royal Christmas" -- but she's now marrying a different king this year in "Christmas at the Palace." Two-timing at the highest levels! :D
     
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  13. Nov 4, 2018 #93 of 577
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    Wait. They have more than one movie? I thought it was the same movie they keep running over and over, just renamed. I mean... woman from the city ends up in a rural area, and in the process finds the love of her life and the true meaning of Christmas. Isn't that the log line for the one movie they have?
     
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    Graymalkin

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    It is by far their most common plot. Sometimes they’ll change it up and have the man come from the big city. Then there are the royal romances. And very occasionally they’ll just end up with better jobs in the city, especially if it’s a beloved department store chain. The exception is the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, which deal more with family-based drama.
     
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  16. Nov 4, 2018 #96 of 577
    rharmelink

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    They've had a number of movies over the last few years involving military personnel as well.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2018 #97 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    Indeed. This year's crop include "A Veteran's Christmas," which airs, appropriately enough, next Sunday -- Nov. 11, Veterans Day. And there will be a K-9.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2018 #98 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    The big push will be Nov. 17-25 (Thanksgiving week). Two new movies Nov. 17, two on Nov. 18, one apiece on Nov. 19 (HMM), 20 (HMM), 21 (HC), 22 (HC), and 23 (HC), two on Nov. 24, and one on Nov. 25 (HC).
     
  19. Nov 4, 2018 #99 of 577
    rharmelink

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    There's no lack of romance and inspirational stories out there.

    I regularly publish lists of "newly free" kindle books. Today's postings included romance and mystery:

    Newly Free Romance Kindle Book Lists for 2018-11-04
    Newly Free Mystery Kindle Book Lists for 2018-11-04

    When I review those books, many of those in the "Cozy Mystery" sub-category of mysteries could easily be series on Hallmark's Movies and Mysteries channel. And many in the "Christian" or "Inspirational" or "Holidays" sub-categories in the Romance list could easily be on any Hallmark channel.

    Just imagine if Hallmark started to get into romances involving the paranormal, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, shifters, alien lovers, time travel, ...

    When I review the list of newly free romance books, most book covers have a guy's bare chest, with a lot of muscles and a six-pack. :)
     
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  20. Nov 4, 2018 #100 of 577
    Graymalkin

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    Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is currently airing “A Princess for Christmas,” starring Roger Moore and Katie McGrath, who currently portrays Lena Luthor on “Supergirl.” It’s her only Hallmark movie to date.
     

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