Bridal Wave rolls into Hallmark Channel!

Bridal Wave Hallmark

You can’t stop the tides, but you can hide behind a coat rack!


[adrotate banner=”7″]Bridal Wave is yet another Hallmark Channel warning about rushing into marriage, because once again a bride-to-be is having doubts and then some random guy pops out of nowhere to disrupt everything! The lesson is, don’t get married unless you 100% know you want to get married and stay married. That concept may seem simple, but there sure are a lot of people who don’t bother to follow it, and a lot of people who easily change their minds once they are married.

Romance movies like this are all about wondering if the woman/guy will drop their zero and get with the hero, so expect 90 minutes of Georgie waffling back and forth on if she wants to stick with the lame-o or run off with the guy she just met at an island resort. Since the synopsis shows the mom-in-law is a classist jerk, I’m already cheering for her to live with the unemployed guy who lives on the island. Maybe that ends up being better than it sounds? We’ll have to watch Bridal Wave to be sure, but if it doesn’t feature the bride on a surf board in her bridal dress (preferably while running away from her wedding), it will disappoint.

As her wedding day draws near, Georgie Dwyer (Arielle Kebbel) has doubts surrounding her plans to marry Dr. Phillip Hamilton (David Haydn-Jones), a dashing and prominent plastic surgeon. Though Phillip qualifies as the “perfect” fiancé, Georgie feels a romantic spark is missing in their relationship. Tensions rise even further when Phillip’s sophisticated mother, Felice (Jaclyn Smith), blatantly frowns upon Georgie’s working class origins. On the picturesque island, Georgie keeps finding herself in chance encounters with Luke Griggs (Andrew W. Walker), a handsome ex-architect, who walked away from a high-end architectural firm to enjoy a simple, no-frills life. When an undeniable chemistry develops between Georgie and Luke, Georgie must decide if she’s going to move ahead with her rapidly approaching marriage to Phillip.

Bridal Wave stars Arielle Kebbel (90210) as Georgie, Andrew Walker (Wedding Planner Mystery) as Luke, David Haydn-Jones (A Cookie Cutter Christmas) as Phillip, Colleen Wheeler (Better Than Chocolate) as Emma, Anna Van Hooft (Flash Gordon) as Melissa, Daryl Shuttleworth (Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway) as Judd, and Jaclyn Smith (Charlie’s Angels) as Felice.

Bridal Wave is directed by Michael M. Scott (Along Came a Nanny) and written by Hallmark Channel regulars and husband and wife team Neal and Tippi Dobrofsky (A Royal Christmas and Surprised by Love)

Bridal Wave premieres Saturday, January 17th on Hallmark Channel!

via Hallmark/Duane Prentice

Along Came a Nanny to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

ALONG CAME A NANNY Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

90 minutes of the nanny cop figuring out who ripped the doll!


[adrotate banner=”1″]Hallmark doesn’t just have original movies on their own channel, they have a special Hallmark Movie Channel. Except not any more, because as of September 29th, Hallmark Movie Channel is now Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

That move sort of makes sense, as Hallmark is positioning themselves to be a leading source of mystery made for tv movies, including popular adaptations of mystery books series. As there are literally a bajillion mystery books, many with their own themes and gimmicks, there is a potentially endless supply of sources for films, and that’s not counting the original movies. They go full force into promoing everything in their introduction video.

What looks like the first new mystery film is Along Came a Nanny, premiering on October 12th:

As a series of burglaries plague an upscale, gated community, handsome detective Mike Logan (Cameron Mathison) goes undercover as a nanny, infiltrating the neighborhood and investigating the crimes. When the Bannermans, a high maintenance family in need of domestic assistance, hire Mike as their nanny, he forms an unlikely bond with the Bannerman children (Valin Shinyei and Jena Skodje) and develops a crush on Jessie (Sarah Lancaster), a beautiful nanny who works nearby. Struggling in his new role, an overwhelmed Mike soon falls out of favor with the children, who sense they’re in less than capable hands. Meanwhile, tensions rise as Police Captain Frank Milano (Tom McBeath) grows frustrated with Mike for making little headway in solving the high profile case. Amid a scandalous mayoral election and a growing list of local crime suspects, will Mike bring the criminals to justice, while trying to win back the affection of the Bannerman children and the heart of fellow nanny Jessie?

An undercover cop nanny? It’s like those action vehicles stars take for a paycheck, but I bet it will be way less embarrassing for everyone involved. Will they use the word “Manny”? I will wager money on yes.

Along Came a Nanny is directed by Michael Scott (Lifetime’s Run for Your Life), and written by Gary Goldstein (a Hallmark regular, including the upcoming My Boyfriends’ Dogs)

I wish hallmark Movies & mysteries well, and look forward to a constant stream of crazy mystery movies!

via Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Lifetime tackles spousal abuse with Run for Your Life

Run for your Life Lifetime Amy Smart
[adrotate banner=”7″]Lately Lifetime has been hitting the hard issues for their exploitation dramas. Coming off a film about a football team drugging and raping a girl (for which I was accused of being part of the “Dems sex platform agenda” because of my controversial stance that rape is wrong. I welcoming being part of that agenda, thank you very much!) I’m also against spousal abuse, which has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the NFL’s bungling of the Ray Rice incident, that being him punching his soon-to-be wife and getting a slap on the wrist, until the tape hit the internet. The tape the NFL claims to have not seen, even though everyone involved says they did see it.

On that note, Run for Your Life features another abusive dickwad, and the wife that escapes with her two children. But as he’s gone all stalker on her, she’s now forced to either disappear forever or kill him. Judging from the shot of her holding a gun, she might be leaning towards the latter. Amy Smart stars as the wife, Meredith, she’s been showing some of her makeup work on instagram. Run for Your Life also stars Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier, Mark Humphrey, and Lochlyn Munro.

Run for Your Life is directed by Michael Scott (who also helmed the upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel movie Along Came a Nanny) and written by Benita Garvin (Lifetime’s Girl Fight) As Lifetime once again is bad with promotions, there isn’t a trailer to see how serious the tone is. Heck, it was hard to even find a promotional image to use!

Run for Your Life premieres October 4th on Lifetime

Inspired by a true story. Fleeing with her two children from an abusive ex-husband, a woman must make the difficult choice to disappear or kill him.

via Lifetime