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Friday, October 29, 2010

In case you missed it the first time....

October 29, 2010-

Return to the Pumpkin Patch...

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
will re-air Friday Night on ABC!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [Blu-ray]

and

Growing the Big One
will re-air on the Hallmark Channel
Friday & Saturday Night!

Growing The Big One


Have a nice weekend everyone...
Enjoy the Fall Colors and the end of October!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Charlie Brown vs Shrek Premiere... Tonight !!!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [Blu-ray]This is scary!!! ABC & NBC scheduled both cartoons at the very same time!

October 28, 2010 Thursday

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ... ABC ... 8 PM – 9 PM
Scared Shrekless ... NBC ... 8 PM – 8:30 PM *NEW

How unfortunate for children who don't get much great programming in Prime Time and would love to see both! Not only is it playing opposite of the 2nd World Series Baseball Game, but they are playing at the same time at 8 PM est! (Go Texas, by the way - not my #1 Team, but my World Series Pick!)

I'm afraid poor Charlie Brown will "get the shaft" (as the little girl says in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation) - since Shrek is brand new. I know at our house, though, Charlie Brown will rule! How about yours???

The Charlie Brown hour will also include - "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown". Hope some of you can watch one and tape the other.

Enjoy, Everyone!

Who did you choose?
Charlie Brown or Shrek?




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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Holiday Programming on HGTV - Christmas 2010!

News from HGTV Press Release:

HGTV Offers Viewers Dazzling Seasonal Decor Ideas With Eight New Holiday Specials
Released by HGTV

HGTV's Holiday Lineup Includes:

30 Holiday Decorating Hits & Misses
Premieres Friday, November 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
HGTV experts Sabrina Soto, John Gidding, Kim Myles, Lauren Lake and Angelo Surmelis, along with other design experts, countdown the top holiday d�cor hits and misses for anyone looking to add the spirit of the season to their home. Viewers will learn how to avoid decorating blunders and see inspiring and stylish decorating solutions that can transform any home for the holidays.

Genevieve's Holiday Home
Premieres Saturday, November 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Designer Genevieve Gorder will help the Jimenez family's holiday wish come true when she transforms their first home into the ultimate space. With a holiday celebration for 25 family and friends in their new home just around the corner, Genevieve will transform the home's kitchen, dining room and living room, topping off her design plan with some holiday sparkle. In addition, Genevieve must also prepare her own home for the holidays.

Holiday Battle on the Block
Premieres Sunday, November 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
During each one hour special, three neighboring families will compete to create the best holiday home on the block. Host Kim Myles will give each team $5,000 - and her best design advice - to help them construct spectacular holiday displays. With construction help from HGTV's Scott McGillivray, the families will strive to impress the judges and wow the neighbors.

Celebrity Holiday Homes
Premieres Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Viewers will get a glimpse inside the homes of Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke, The View's Sherri Shepherd and country music superstar Trisha Yearwood, as HGTV decorates their homes for the holidays. Whether it's a country Christmas or a California-inspired theme, viewers will receive incredible holiday decor ideas and decorating tips from designers Brandon Branch, Mike Russo and Sandra Espinet.

Holmes for the Holidays
Premieres Saturday, December 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Janice and Craig bought a small bungalow with visions of transforming it into the home of their dreams. But when their contractor left abruptly, the family of six had no choice but to live in the basement of their incomplete home. With Christmas just around the corner, the homeowners hope that contractor Mike Holmes and his team can transform the inadequate living space into a finished home in time for the holidays.

Sarah's Holiday Party
Premieres Saturday, December 11, at 4 p.m. ET/PT
During this one-hour special, designer Sarah Richardson will show viewers her time-tested methods for hosting a grand holiday party for family and friends. Sarah and her design assistant, Tommy, will demonstrate every detail - from planning and decorating to cooking and gift giving - as they pull together a memorable holiday soiree.

Design Inc. Holiday Special
Premieres Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
With just four weeks to spare, designer Sarah Richardson will help a couple overcome the design dilemmas of a tight budget and differing style preferences. In the end, she creates the perfect layout for the homeowners' jubilee cocktail party.

Visit the Christmas Schedule to see these and more!

Smooch, A Hallmark Channel Original Movie for Valentine's Day 2011

MOVIE REVIEW

Smooch

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: February 5, 2011



CAST:

Kellie Martin ... Gwen
Simon Kassianides ... Percy/Flynn
Kiernan Shipka ... Zoe
Nicholas Ullett ... Wilkins Merriman II
Rodman Myers ... Sam Simon





PLOT:

from Hallmark Channel Press Release:

Two-time SAG Award-winning actor Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper, "Mad Men") joins Emmy(R) nominee Kellie Martin ("Life Goes On") and Simon Kassianides ("Quantum of Solace") in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Smooch."

The movie is an updated loosely-based, live-action homage to the Brothers Grimm short story -- The Frog King -- in which a hapless Prince is turned into a frog by a witch's cruel charm. He must convince a Princess to take him home and treat him like a king. Reluctantly, she does, and on the third day, the Princess awakens to find that her kindness has transformed the frog into a handsome Prince, and the pair lives happily ever after.

In "Smooch," Shipka plays "Zoe," a young girl obsessed by fairytales and happy endings who is searching for the perfect man for her widowed mother Gwen (Martin). It is Zoe's belief in a frog's potential charm that compels her to abduct one from her middle school science class, carrying him to the San Francisco Bay in a water-filled lunchbox where she intends to set him free. Having skipped class, Zoe is surprised to see another schoolmate at the Wharf, and in her anxiety, accidentally drops her green friend overboard. As she surveys the scene, a male monarch (Kassianides) in full royal regalia emerges from a dinghy in which he fell after a wild night of partying. The dazed prince looks more like Humpty Dumpty, sporting a giant goose egg on his head, courtesy of his fall from the pier. Though the prince has little memory of who he is or how he got into such a predicament, he is in luck. Zoe knows precisely how this fairytale ends.

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"Smooch" is produced by Beantown Ranch Entertainment in association with Silver Screen Pictures.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network.




Movie Review:

I must admit to you honestly...

I didn't expect to really like this movie - I thought it was going to be strange and entirely unrealistic. The commercial promo had me believing this - but instead, I thought it to be... delightful, adorable, and completely enjoyable!

The movie starts off with a Medieval Scene, where a knight saves a princess, only to be turned in to a frog by his evil nursemaid, who just happens to be green! Okay, this sounds strange, however, we soon learn that a litlle girl, Zoe, is only reading this story in a book and we've been in her imagination!

Zoe loves the stories of Flynn - the classic tale of a frog turned into a prince, from a simple kiss. Zoe's Mother, Gwen, is widowed and very busy running their family's restaurant. It is Zoe's wish that her Mother (Kellie Martin) can find love again.

At school, Zoe is supposed to dissect a frog, but she cannot bring herself to do it- so, instead, she ditches school to release the frog. This is where the adventure begins... she kisses the frog - it jumps away - and in her sweet childlike imagination she believes her frog has turned into a man she finds at the swamp.

Okay, this next part is not great for kids, but was rather funny... she ends up taking this man home with her - by wheeling him in a grocery cart. Who knows where she got a cart, near the swamp, or how in the world she got him in it - but she took him home and helped him get cleaned up. Then, she helped him interview for her Mother for her new Nanny. Of course, he gets the job! A little far-fetched I suppose... but the story was so cute and I just loved the actress, Kiernan Shipka, as Zoe... and I've always loved Kellie Martin... since Life Goes On, Christy, Movies of the Week, Mystery Woman, etc...

Of course, this man, Zoe calls Flynn, also has a story and life of his own. He is actually a Prince who was about to be married, but on the eve of the wedding, he went out and drank himself drunk and ended up at the swamp in the old boat - where Zoe find him - disgusting and dirty - and without any memory of his past.

Flynn opens up a whole new world of fun and excitement for Zoe and her Mother, who is learning to let go and enjoy life again, since losing her husband. Zoe, has trouble with girls at school and Flynn helps her with that and gives her advice on boys, too! There is also a very interesting older woman who lives in their apartment building... I loved the scenes with her - she was soooo funny!

It may not have been altogether serious or entirely realistic, but it was enjoyable... I laughed so hard and never knew what to expect in the next minute! It was a terrific family romantic comedy.

My only cautions would be: the quick scene of drinking near the beginning and the fact that this little girl brought this strange man home and let him stay in her closet for the night. I think most older children would realize this was only a fun, fictional story.

Will Gwen open up her heart and learn to love again? Will Zoe ever get the attention from a cute little boy at school, who she thinks destroyed her Valentine Card? Will Percy (who has gradually regained his memory) choose his Royal obligations as Prince or will he choose real love with Gwen?

I think you'll enjoy how it ends!


See or Skip:

See, cute and very funny!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hallmark Channel Movie, "Growing the Big One" Premieres this Weekend!

Let the Holiday Season Begin!

According to the Hallmark Channel, Growing the Big One is the first movie airing to begin their Season of Holiday Movies! Yeah!  I love Christmas, of course! In fact, that's why I first began this site!

Growing the Big One Premieres - Saturday October 23, 2010!




Check the Family TV Schedule for times airing!

For more Movie Info and Pics, visit the Growing the Big One Page.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CMA Country Christmas ... a Country Music Christmas Show!!!

MY REVIEW

CMA Country Christmas

Network: ABC

Original Air Date: November 29, 2010



Excerpt from ABC Press Release:

Country's biggest stars are joining together to celebrate the holidays! In true Christmas spirit, these artists will celebrate the season with songs and stories that are sure to warm your heart. They will also be joined by some of their family members. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will host "CMA Country Christmas".


Singers Include:

Kellie Pickler,
Brad Paisley,
LeAnn Rimes,
Little Big Town,
Martina McBride,
Rascal Flatts,
Reba McEntire,
Sheryl Crow,
Darius Rucker,
and Sugarland



My Review:

From what I have read, this should be a nice family show of Christmas Music & Entertainment!

Review Coming...



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