Category Archives: hallmark movies

When Calls the Heart (2013) Rated TV-G

City girl, Elizabeth Thatcher leaves the comfort of her home to become a school teacher on the frontier, based on the book by Janette Oke. Starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, and Poppy Drayton. This movie inspired the series of the same … Continue reading

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Second Chances (2013) Rated TV-G

 A firefighter breaks his leg and moves into a ground floor apartment with a single mother. Starring Alison Sweeney, Greg Vaughan, Edward Asner. This is one of Hallmark’s better romances with all the trademark elements. Quaint, cute and endearing, it could … Continue reading

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The Birthday Wish (2017) Rated TV-G

 A woman who wants her boyfriend to propose wishes to know her future on her birthday. Starring Jessy Schram, Luke Macfarlane, Marcus Rosner. This is a delightful Hallmark romance. It has just the right amount of magic to keep the story … Continue reading

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Angel in the Family (2004) Rated NR

 A widowed father and his two daughters get a Christmas surprise when their mother returns for Christmas. Starring Meredith Baxter, Ronny Cox, Natasha Gregson Wagner. A family is rife with turmoil when the two daughters come home to attend to their … Continue reading

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Ordinary Miracles (2005) Rated NR

 A Judge takes a troubled teen into her home after no one else wanted her. Starring Jaclyn Smith, Lyndsy Fonseca, C. Thomas Howell, Corbin Bernsen. An unspectacular Hallmark production, this film travels a well-worn story line. A hard-nosed judge takes in a … Continue reading

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Banner 4th of July (2013) Rated NR

 The Banner siblings used to work as a rock band until their sister decided to leave the group. Fifteen years later, their mother tries to reunite the family.  Starring Christian Campbell, Brooke White, Michael Barbuto, Kristin Booth. A typical Hallmark film, except that romance … Continue reading

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A Way Back Home (2013) Rated UR

A Hallmark movie based on Norman Rockwell’s painting of Charlie Shuffleton’s barbershop. A famous country singer returns home broken and hurting, in hopes of receiving guidance from a childhood mentor, only to find he has passed away. As memories assault him, … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder (2017) Rated NR

 Jennifer purchased an old reel to reel recorder and discovers on an old recording a possible murder.  Starring Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange, Steve Bacic As I’ve said before this series keeps getting better, even with the stories seeming farfetched. This is one of … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text (2017) Rated NR

 A bass player is found dead days before she’ll go on tour with a country star. Starring Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange, Steve Bacic. The Garage Sale Mystery series continues to get better with each movie: better scripts, better chemistry, better production. This movie … Continue reading

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Our Wild Hearts (2013) Rated PG

A wealthy girl falls in love with a mustang, adventure, and the father she never knew in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Starring Eloise DeJoria, Veronica Dunne, Martin Kove, Ricky Schroder. I really expected this film to be better than it … Continue reading

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