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Previewing Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Valentine’s Day 2018

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Keeping up their traditions, Hallmark Channel is ready to keep us enchanted with a trio of all-new romances. Despite the sporting world and its Olympic invasion, the three originals on their Countdown to Valentine’s Day line up are primed to make us swoon. RELATED | SILVER PETTICOAT’S WINTER 2018 BOX OFFICE PREVIEW Presumably because of the Olympics, the block of programming numbers less than 2017’s. Nonetheless, this in no way dampens the anticipation for these. In fact, fans are sure to be all the more excited by the many familiar faces you’ll spy, favorites that are among the network’s...

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10 Memorable and Romantic Scenes on the Ice in Film and Television

113SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Looming just around the corner are the 2018 Winter Olympics. In celebration of that and our love of all things romance, today we’re heading to the rink and taking a look at some romantic scenes on the ice! RELATED | SNOWFALL – 10 ROMANTIC MOMENTS IN THE SNOW IN FILM AND TELEVISION Below we take a look at ten such moments from across the years and genres in cinema – both the big and small screen. As can be said with each list I share, this one isn’t inclusive. There are plenty I missed. (Including a slew of films...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean’s Will and Elizabeth – A Parting and A Reunion

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE FILM: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales THE PAIRING: Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) THE MOMENT: Will and Elizabeth Reunite… Ten years later. BEWARE! Major Spoilers Below Good, “old-fashioned” swashbucklers are a thing of the past. Gone are the days of Captain Blood and in its place, moviegoers are thrilled with sci-fi superheroes. Or this was true until entertainment giant released the unexpected hit of the summer (way back in 2003!) called Pirates of the Caribbean. Since that original film, five sequels...

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Sweet Home Alabama (2002) – Nostalgic Romantic Comedy About Lightning, Second Chances and Sweethearts

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Sweet Home Alabama Review If I think about some of my favorite romantic comedies, Sweet Home Alabama is one that falls on the list. It’s a story that’s as much about the places as it is the characters. Some twenty years ago, Melanie met the boy of her dreams… the boy who she gave her heart to. However, she left that life behind when she turned 18. She’s now Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon), an up-and-comer in the high stakes fashion...

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Silver Petticoat’s Winter 2018 Box Office Preview

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Silver Petticoat’s Winter 2018 Box Office Preview Autumn’s beauty has quickly faded, and in turn, the winter season ushered in. With the changing of another season, a new season (and year!) of movie arrivals are ready to invade the cinema. RELATED | SILVER PETTICOAT’S FALL 2017 BOX OFFICE PREVIEW With awards season beginning to pick up, filmmakers have already released all of those possible contenders. Family films (ready to entice moviegoers over the holiday) have already released, too. This means the winter line up looks a little light. Like every year at this time, this season is all about...

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We Love You, Sally Carmichael (2017) – A Quirky Indie Romantic Comedy about Mistaken Identity

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. We Love You, Sally Carmichael Film Review Some movies are produced purely for the sake of entertainment, and if you’re anything like me, this is why you love them. We Love You, Sally Carmichael is one such movie. In the early moments of the story, we meet Simon (Christopher Gorham). Simon is just your average guy. An author with a camera phobia, he’s a guy whose book, sadly, tanked on the best-seller (and non-bestseller) lists. Sally Carmichael, on the other...

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Previewing Hallmark Channel’s Winterfest 2018 – Four All-New Premieres!

16SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Previewing Hallmark Channel’s Winterfest 2018 – Four All-New Premieres! Though it’s probably gone faster than most of us would like, Christmas 2017 is now gone. With a favorite holiday’s disappearance, Hallmark Channel’s beloved Christmas programming also disappears (at least until next Christmas). Fortunately for us, Hallmark understands our attachment to the charms of their Saturday night movies. This is why, in the New Year, they invite us to have fun in the snow and introduce Winterfest. This year, like most, their slate reveals four all-new originals. Four new romantic comedies that look to be full of fun, snow...

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – A Glamorous Agatha Christie Period Drama

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Review I’m not a scholar of Agatha Christie. My experience with Christie stories consists of the marvelous ITV adaptations like Marple or the more recent BBC series Partners in Crime. When news broke that a big-screen adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express was in production, naturally I became interested. The Story and Passengers Famous across continents, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) has just closed his final case. The year is 1934, the setting Istanbul. Now...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: ‘Enchanted’ – Ten Years Later

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE MOVIE: Enchanted (2007) THE PAIR: Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) THE MOMENT: A romantic waltz at the Queen’s ball SPOILERS ahead; read with caution Ten years ago, a little film sporting Disney’s iconic, shiny type font released in theaters. On November 21st, 2007, a little story called Enchanted opened at the box office. Now, a decade later, it’s still managing to enchant its viewers. Or it is if you’re anything like me. RELATED | THE FIRST DANCE – 12 MEMORABLE ROMANTIC DANCE SCENES IN FILM AND TELEVISION I just recently sat down to enjoy a re-watch...

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New Disney Adaptation, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Starring Keira Knightley: What we Know So Far

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The calendar may tell us we’re now enjoying Christmas 2017, but Disney is ready to excite and tease us with thoughts of Christmas 2018. RELATED |  NEW PBS/BBC LITTLE WOMEN ADAPTATION, HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR (PLUS NEW TRAILER) How is the giant entertainment company doing this? By releasing images and teasing us with more information about their big-budget adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Set to release November 2 2018, it promises to be the perfect film for families to hit the theater over next year’s holiday season. If the teaser is anything to judge...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – A Swashbuckler Done in Proper Disney Fashion

213SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review Beware, spoilers! Of late, the box office is infiltrated with either remakes or some form of a “sequel” (even if they are four films removed from the originals). Even still, audiences make a success of them. One such success of 2017 is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth series’ film to come from the franchise. Back in our lives is the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow,...

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Snowfall – 10 Romantic Moments in the Snow in Film and Television

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly There are key components that must work together to create the perfect “romantic moment” or scene in a story. One of them is, of course, a good speech or words from the heart. Then there has to be a couple in the said scene that the audience cares about. These two things are the only vital musts to engage an audience. But beyond this, a touch of magic never hurts! Like romantic moments in the snow. One addition to making these romantic moments in the snow enchanting is a blanket of snowfall as their background. Perhaps our sense...

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