Quick Hit Movie Reviews: Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas'

Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas
When it comes to spreading Christmas cheer, no other network does a better job than the Hallmark Channel. Every year, Hallmark Channel broadcasts a wealth of new original Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put viewers in the Holiday spirit, spreading joy to all who watch them.

There is no more surefire way to get in the Christmas spirit then to sit down and enjoy Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. In this special edition of the Quick Hit Movie Reviews, Eclectic Pop offers a condensed version of its reviews for last year’s new additions: “12 Gifts of Christmas”, “Christmas Detour” and “Tis the Season for Love”. Merry Christmas!

5 TV Shows Worth Being Thankful For

Eclectic Pop gives thanks for these 5 TV shows and their respective seasons.
#5 Daredevil: Season 2 | In Season 2, "Daredevil" went from a good show to a great one, a qualitative uptick chiefly owed to the introduction of Jon Bernthal's Punisher.

After two feature films tried and failed to bring this fascinating character to life, "Daredevil" managed to bring him roaring to it.

Best New Bets on Netflix: November 2016

A fresh batch of entertainment has arrived on Netflix this November and Eclectic Pop has narrowed down the best new bets. First up the Top 5 movie additions and then a TV pick. Let’s get started…

Entertainment Inquiry #8 | Your Burning Questions About 'Reign' Season 4 - Answered!

Reign Season 3 - Promo Poster, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten)
Eclectic Pop asked if you had any questions about 'Reign' Season 4 and you answered.

In this special edition of the Entertainment Inquiry, Eclectic Pop answers the burning questions you had about the upcoming season of the beloved CW series.

Let's Talk About...Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir's Return to Competitive Ice

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - Ice Dance
With enough chemistry to melt the very ice they skate on, Olympic gold and silver medalists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, have captivated ice dancing fans all over again. The 2016/17 figure skating season is officially in full swing and after their performance at the 2016 Grand Prix Skate Canada International, it is clear that Virtue and Moir are going to be a major part of it.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of October 2016

Eclectic Pop has recapped and linked to the Top 10 Most-Read Posts for October. Check them out below…

Top 10 Recap: Movie reviews captivated the vast amount of readers' attention in October.

Movie Review | It Follows (2014)

When a young woman (Maika Monroe) contracts a communicably transmitted apparition, her, her sister and their friends join forces to outrun the deadly specter.

Opening on a scene depicting what will happen if they fail, writer/director David Robert Mitchell, sets the stage for a high stakes game of keep-away. Set in an unknown time period that is clearly not the past, Jay is just a regular young adult before all hell breaks loose.

Movie Review | The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Director James Wan returns behind the camera, while actors Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles in front, for this sequel to the 2013 smash.

As a lot of sequels do, “The Conjuring 2” leaves America for Europe on its second go-around. So our story picks up in 1977 north London, where a single mom (Frances O’Connor) and her four children are besieged by a poltergeist.

Movie Review | Testament of Youth (2015)

In "My Back Pages", Bob Dylan eloquently reflects on the humbling experience of looking back on his younger years through a lived in life's perspective. The lesson of youth's unstoppable confidence learning the immeasurable wisdom of age's caution is an invaluable insight “Testament of Youth” readily shares in common.

Director James Kent’s adaptation of Vera Brittain’s landmark memoir of the same name rivetingly portrays the events she chronicled; the ones that would come to shake and shape her life.

Movie Review | The Girl on the Train (2016)

A simmering thriller that almost flies off the rails, “The Girl on the Train” is rescued by a strong final act. It is a trip that takes viewers through the perilously dark and twisted tunnels of three women’s interwoven lives. First there is Rachel (Emily Blunt), a divorcee struggling with alcoholism.

Movie Review | Demolition (2015)

A lot of how you receive “Demolition” depends on the kind of mood you are in. If you happen to be in a quirky frame of mind, director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to “Wild” will leave you feeling…a lot of things. There is something to be said for a movie that can take us to various emotional realms and “Demolition” does that without over tipping its hand.

It is a strange movie that much is certain. It is too somber to be funny and too indie to be considered mainstream, dramatic fluff.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an investment banker who loses his wife, Julia (Heather Lind), in a car accident they are both involved in. This all occurs within the opening minutes of the film. In a shocking reaction to this massive loss, Davis (Gyllenhaal) expresses no grief.

In fact, he registers no emotional response to it, whatsoever. The mystery is whether that is because he does not care, is in shock or is incapable of expressing such strong emotion due to a personality disorder.