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Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes Star in Hallmark’s ‘Fall Harvest’ and ‘Movies and Mysteries’ Slate (TV News Roundup)

Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes Star in Hallmark’s ‘Fall Harvest’ and ‘Movies and Mysteries’ Slate (TV News Roundup)
Hallmark Channel announced the premiere dates of six all-new movies releasing as part of the network’s “Fall Harvest” programming event, running from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16. The program lineup includes fall romances and holiday specials, alongside a Mystery Movies round of films.

The lineup of new films start on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. with “Roadhouse Romance,” starring Lauren Alaina and Tyler Hynes. The movie follows country music fan Callie, who is determined to continue her late grandfather’s legacy, and TV director Luke, who encourages her to look forward instead of back. The following week features “Raise A Glass To Love,” on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., starring Laura Osnes and Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jenna and Argentinian winemaker Marcelo, who fall in love at Jenna’s family vineyard. “Taking The Reins,” which follows a writer who goes back home for an article about horses and discovers what ended her
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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces Six New Dramas, Including an All-New Signed, Sealed, Delivered Movie!

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces Six New Dramas, Including an All-New Signed, Sealed, Delivered Movie!
Not to be outdone by Hallmark Channel's unveiling of the latest Fall Harvest lineup, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announced six weeks of all-new originals, too!

If you ask me, your Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October are filled to the brim.

You can get all of the details below!

Premiering on Sunday, September 12 at 9/8c, Rochelle Aytes, Keith Robinson, and Frankie Faison star in Redemption in Cherry Springs.

After fallout from a story, reporter Melanie (Aytes) goes home to Cherry Springs for a break. When a friend disappears, she uses her skills to get to the truth, to the local detective’s (Robinson) dismay. From Executive Producer Judy Smith (Scandal).

On Sunday, September 19 at 9/8c, Danielle C. Ryan and Myko Olivier star in Finding Love in Mountain View.

After learning that she’s been entrusted to take care of her deceased cousin’s children, an architect (Ryan) is torn between
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Hallmark Unveils Fall Harvest Lineup, Six Original Movies & Mysteries Titles

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Hallmark Unveils Fall Harvest Lineup, Six Original Movies & Mysteries Titles
Hallmark’s autumn will be full of original titles as the network unveiled the film lineups for its Fall Harvest and Movie & Mysteries events.

In addition to the previously announced Roadhouse Romance, Hallmark’s Fall Harvest event will feature the weekly premieres of Taking The Reins, South Beach Love and more. The annual Fall Harvest programming event will run from Saturday, September 11 through Saturday, October 16.

From Sunday, September 12 through Sunday, October 17, Hallmark will debut thrilling mysteries each week, including One Summer starring Sam Page, Amanda Schull and Grey’s Anatomy alum Sarah Drew. Also part of the line up are Redemption In Cherry Springs, The Vows We Keep and One Summer.

Here’s the full lineup for Hallmark’s fall programming events.

Hallmark’S Fall Harvest Event Schedule:

Roadhouse Romance

Saturday, September 11 (9 p.m. Et/Pt)

Starring: Lauren Alaina, Tyler Hynes

Country music fan Callie (Lauren Alaina) is determined to continue her late grandfather’s legacy.
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The Dark and the Wicked Trailer Reveals New Horrors from The Strangers Director

The Dark and the Wicked Trailer Reveals New Horrors from The Strangers Director
We have the first trailer for The Dark & The Wicked. This is the latest from director Bryan Bertino, which was recently picked up for distribution by Rlje Films and Shudder just ahead of its debut at this year's digital version of the Fantasia Film Festival. They made quick work of getting a trailer out in the world following the acquisition. And, based on the trailer, it's not hard to see why, as this looks to be a chilling, mysterious and horror-filled flick.

The trailer picks up with a woman on a seemingly isolated farm at night, peacefully humming a tune to herself. Peaceful though it may be, there is an ominous feel in the air. We quickly discover why, as things don't pan out well for her. In the aftermath of her death, a mystery begins to unravel. There is a great deal of unsettling imagery and unexplained happenings, with
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‘The Dark And The Wicked’: Rlje Films, Shudder Acquire Bryan Bertino’s Family Horror Film

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‘The Dark And The Wicked’: Rlje Films, Shudder Acquire Bryan Bertino’s Family Horror Film
Exclusive: Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked has landed at AMC Networks siblings Rlje Films and Shudder In a North American deal ahead of the horror film’s world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival on Friday. It is now set for a U.S. theatrical release November 6 via Rlje Films; AMC’s genre streaming arm Shudder has also acquired rights in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and will release the film in 2021.

Bertino, whose directing credits include The Stranger and Mockingbird, wrote and directed the horror movie, which follows a mother and her children dealing with the grief and darkness brought upon by the death of the family matriarch. The Umbrella Academy actress Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr. and Xander Berkeley star along with Lynn Andrews, Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Tom Nowicki and Ella Ballentine.

The film was also an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival
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The Dark and the Wicked Is Coming Next from The Strangers Director Bryan Bertino

The Strangers writer-director Bryan Bertino's new nightmare The Dark & the Wicked has just snagged it's cast in the form of Marin Ireland (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Michael Abbott Jr. (The Death of Dick Long), and Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead). Bertino's new film follows the tale of terror centering on two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death, and what initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

While this has not been confirmed, I can only imagine that Ireland and Abbott Jr. will be playing the siblings mentioned above while Berkeley will be portraying the family patriarch at the end of his life. But again, this has not been confirmed at this time.

One of the main reasons I'm excited about today's news is the inclusion of actor Xander Berkeley.
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Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino

Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino
Exclusive: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Xander Berkeley have been tapped as the leads in The Dark & The Wicked, a horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino. It follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father’s death. What initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

Lynn Andrews, Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Tom Nowicki, and Ella Ballentine co-star in the film which is shooting in Texas.

The pic marks Bertino’s third feature following his debut pic The Strangers, with Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, and The Monster, starring Zoe Kazan, which was released by A24 last year. He’s repped by UTA and Grandview.

Adrienne Biddle and Bertino are producing The Dark & The Wicked under their Unbroken Pictures banner along with Sonny Mallhi and Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Zoe Kazan stars in The Monster on UK DVD and Digital 8 Oct

Icon Film Distribution presents Bryan Bertino’s The Monster, lurking on UK DVD and Digital 8th October From the director of horror smash-hit The Strangers comes The Monster, a terrifying new vision of claustrophobic terror. Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching …

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‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Adult Concerns Temper This Mature and Bittersweet Chapter

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Adult Concerns Temper This Mature and Bittersweet Chapter
Anne of Green Gables” returns for its final installment of the planned trilogy with “Fire and Dew,” in which Canada’s famed literary orphan starts taking the first steps into adulthood. Having fully embedded herself with the Cuthberts at Green Gables, Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) leaves home to seek out better opportunities and higher learning in Charlottetown.

The adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel “Anne of Green Gables” was split into three chunks, which means the first movie was buoyed by Anne’s discovery of a new life filled with wonders, while the second followed her hilarious scrapes as she truly became part of the Avonlea community. Thus, the final movie carries the burden of concluding the story. That is reflected in how the energy feels dialed down, but it is also about Anne being more of an adult, and thus the fun of her mishaps and outlandish imagination are missing.
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Trailer, poster and images for horror The Monster

Ahead of its home entertainment release next month, a trailer and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming horror The Monster. Directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). the film stars Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Scott Speedman (Underworld); take a look here…

Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching creature. It is unlike anything they have heard before. Not human. Not animal. A monster.

With their relationship at breaking point, Kathy is on the edge while Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother but tries to stay brave and fearless. To survive the night, Kathy must summon her most primal instinct to protect herself and her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

The Monster is set to arrive on DVD and VOD on October 8th.
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‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Growing Pains and Poor Decisions Bring Angst to This Adolescent Outing

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Growing Pains and Poor Decisions Bring Angst to This Adolescent Outing
With Thanksgiving comes the return of Canada’s most famous literary orphan to PBS with the second “Anne of Gables” installment. “The Good Stars,” the second film in a trilogy, continues the adventures of poor orphan girl Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine), who’s finally found a home with elderly couple Matthew (Martin Sheen) and Marilla Cuthbert (Sara Botsford) at Green Gables. When last we saw Anne, she had settled into her new home and made a bosom friend out of Diana (Julia Lalonde). Taking on the adolescent phase of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Edwardian novel series, “The Good Stars” parallels the growing pains that Anne herself is going through as she becomes a teenager.

Before delving into some of the film’s missteps though, a few positive notes for what is overall an enjoyable hour and a half spent on Prince Edward Island. We are happy to say that Anne
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'The Good Stars' and 'Fire & Dew' head to PBS

'The Good Stars' and 'Fire & Dew' head to PBS
Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy

Following the success of PBS’ Thanksgiving 2016 Us primetime premiere of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment hsa revealed a new deal with the broadcaster which will bring the second and third installments of the trilogy, The Good Stars and Fire & Dew, to audiences in the United States.

Based on Montgomery’s classic novel, Anne of Green Gables the trilogy tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious little girl taken from an orphanage and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew. Martin Sheen, Ella Ballentine and Sara Botsford appear in all three films.

In The Good Stars, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, Anne Shirley turns thirteen and faces complex issues with her friends, learns from inspirational adults and experiences an escalating friendship with Gilbert.

In Fire & Dew, written by Susan Coyne and directed by Harrison, [link
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‘Anne Of Green Gables’ TV Movie Back For Part 2, And Anne Has Grown Up

Canadians can head back to Green Gables before February is finished. In “L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” (Part 2 of a three-part TV movie), the beloved Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) turns 13 and faces a host of new milestones: first sleepovers, culinary misadventures and shifting relationships with her “bosom” friend Diana and […]
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The Monster is Not an AA Meeting: A Film Review

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray copy of this film was provided by Lionsgate. Director: Bryan Bertino. Writer: Bryan Bertino. Cast: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine and Aaron Douglas. Tagline: "Fear Can Kill You!" The Monster is a creature feature from The Strangers' (2008) director Bryan Bertino. Bertino has admitted that he likes writing "dark dramas" and The Monster is a blend of drama with horror. The film's central plot involves a mother and daughter road trip. But, this trip crosses the lair of a bat-like monstrosity. The mother-daughter relationship is a strange one, with the younger Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) parenting the not much older Kathy (Zoe Kazan). There is no meta-level here as stated by the director. Instead, this is a "monster movie." And, this is an enjoyable creature feature, that will draw many horror viewers into the dark abyss. Much of the film is told via a backstory. The backstories show
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Giveaway: Win A24’s The Monster on Blu-ray and Digital Combo (5 Winners)

Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine and Scott Speedman star in A24 and Bryan Bertino's The Monster, a terrifying and quite rainy horror film making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on January 24th.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to offer five lucky readers each a copy of The Monster on Blu-ray and Digital combo in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.'

A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road trip to see the girl's father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling
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The Monster (2016) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

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The Monster (2016)

Written by: Bryan Bertino

Directed by: Bryan Bertino

Cast: Zoe Kazan (Kathy), Ella Ballentine (Lizzy), Scott Speedman (Roy), Aaron Douglas (Jesse)

Sometimes the term “parental instinct” can be a bit of a misnomer. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Matter of fact, some are really, really bad at it. For those that might lack a proficient level of parental swagger, another strategy might be to take the cool parent approach. Low on discipline and drunk on fun.

Unfortunately for Lizzy, her mom, Kathy is just plain drunk. Her parents were probably pretty young when she was born, and both have moved on from one another. Lizzy is staying with her Mom and an intermittent boyfriend. Between the three of them, Lizzy is the most responsible, and definitely the most put upon. Every morning she plays the role of the only sober
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The Monster Will Be Set Loose on Blu-ray and DVD January 24th

Everyone’s worst fears about the evil that hides in the dark come to life in the nightmare-inducing horror film The Monster, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD January 24 from Lionsgate. Somewhere deep in the dark woods lurks a bloodthirsty creature that targets an unsuspecting mother and daughter on a late-night road trip. Starring Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Zoe Kazan (TV’s “Olivia Kitteridge”) and Teen Choice Award nominee Scott Speedman (Underworld franchise), the shocking and terrifying modern monster movie will have you “peeking through your fingers as the blood goes splat” (The New York Times). Theatrically released by A24, The Monster Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) wrote and directed this suspenseful and scary film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road
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2016: A Landmark Year for Female Horror Performances

2016 has been an exceptional all-around year for horror and sci-fi films—from the indie realm, we’ve been gifted with an enormous amount of brilliant cinematic stories throughout the past 12 months, and we even saw studios step up their game with an almost unprecedented amount of quality releases.

And along with this wealth of top-notch entertainment, we also saw an incredible number of fantastic female characters over the course of 2016—some heroic, some villainous, but all endlessly engaging in their own right. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to celebrate some of my favorite female performers from this year who gave us complex, interesting, and wholly compelling reasons to keep falling in love with genre cinema all over again (and again).

Kika MagalhaesThe Eyes of My Mother

Nicolas’ Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother is easily one of the best horror films to be
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'The Monster' releasing from Lionsgate in January

Everyone’s worst fears about the evil that hides in the dark come to life in the nightmare-inducing horror film The Monster, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD January 24 from Lionsgate.

Somewhere deep in the dark woods lurks a bloodthirsty creature that targets an unsuspecting mother and daughter on a late-night road trip. Starring Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Zoe Kazan (TV’s “Olivia Kitteridge”) and Teen Choice Award nominee Scott Speedman (Underworld franchise), the shocking and terrifying modern monster movie will have you “peeking through your fingers as the blood goes splat” (The New York Times). Theatrically released by A24, The Monster Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) wrote and directed this suspenseful and scary film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road
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The Monster Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

The latest film from Bryan Bertino (The Strangers, Mockingbird), The Monster will make house calls on January 24th when Lionsgate releases the emotional creature feature on Blu-ray (including Digital HD) and DVD.

We have the press release below with full details, and in case you missed it, check out Heather Wixson's review of The Monster, as well as her interview with legendary special effects artist Alec Gillis.

Press Release: The Monster

Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD January 24

Program Description

Everyone’s worst fears about the evil that hides in the dark come to life in the nightmare-inducing horror film The Monster, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD January 24 from Lionsgate. Somewhere deep in the dark woods lurks a bloodthirsty creature that targets an unsuspecting mother and daughter on a late-night road trip. Starring Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Zoe Kazan (TV’s “Olivia Kitteridge”) and Teen Choice Award nominee
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