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Why 'A Little Daytime Drama' May Be 2021's Best Hallmark Movie

If you believe that Hallmark movies are the bedrock of happy content, then you are undoubtedly aware of “A Little Daytime Drama.” The recently released gem stars Hallmark superstars/daytime favorites -- Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey -- as estranged exes who are thrown back together again. As the title…

Why The Ending of 'Mystery 101: Deadly History' Has Fans Very Upset

Another installment of “Mystery 101” has come, gone, and left fans upset – very upset. This summer, fans were blessed with the seventh movie in the popular Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series. “Mystery 101: Deadly History” picked up with the cliffhanger ending that concluded the last movie. Ultima…

How Was Pre-Duchess Meghan Markle As A Hallmark Movie Star?

Before she was royalty, Meghan Markle starred in Hallmark movies, and one of them was “Dater’s Handbook.” In it, Markle plays the eponymous “dater,” aka Cassandra/Cass. She is a professional in a relationship rut who finally realizes it is time to break-up with her dreadful boyfriend. With a little…

Quick Hit Movie Reviews: 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!

Movie Review: 'Tis the Season for Love' (2015)

Sarah Lancaster stars as a struggling actress hoping for her big break on Broadway when a trip to her hometown for Christmas opens the door to an alternative path in life. For Beth (Lancaster), returning home does not mean she immediately falls back into the arms of the one who got away (he’s already married and has a kid).

TV Movie Review | 'Houdini' (2014)

Part 1 | “Some things can hit you in the gut worse than any punch”; a huskily voiced Adrien Brody narrates repeatedly throughout the first half of History Channel’s two part mini-series.

Tuning into this supposed biopic it was a sucker punch to realize it was in actuality a highly fictionalized account of the iconic Harry Houdini’s life. About the only accurate details that exists in the script is that a man named Erik Weisz, who went by the stage named Houdini, and was a revered magician, illusionist and escape artist.

12 Christmas TV Movies Worth Watching

The promo art for the Hallmark Channel movie 'Help for the Holidays' starring Summer Glau

#12: Help for the Holidays (2012)

"Help for the Holidays" is a fantasy outing from Hallmark that hits all the right beats. Eva La Rue and Dan Gauthier play a couple that’s successful Christmas store has caused them to neglect their kids and the joy of Christmas.

TV Movie Review: 'Bonnie and Clyde' Part 2

America’s iconic outlaws roared back in the second half of this four hour mini-series event, to a better quality than its previous installment saw. The action quotient was significantly heightened and it increased the overall pace substantially.

The historical authenticity continued to blur the lines of fiction with heavy theoretical “insight” that attempted to fill in the countless holes that composite the current knowledge, concerning the psychological motivations of the two enigmatic outlaws.

TV Movie Review: 'Bonnie and Clyde' Part 1

History Channel’s follow-up to last year’s surprise mini-series smash “Hatfields & McCoys” fails to meet the standard set by its predecessor. Where “Hatfields & McCoys” brought a flurry of historical chill and realism, “Bonnie and Clyde” is over-stylized and bizarrely enacted.

As most familiar with the pulp backstory of the historical Bonnie and Clyde can attest, it is a story that has captivated the minds of countless people. Their story has lent itself to the intense study of scholars and the eagle eye observations of students, who are still, to this day curious about the criminal duo.