February TV Movie Roundup (Hallmark & Lifetime 2019)

February is short month, but it is not short on NEW TV movies for you to enjoy. Here is the list of the latest and greatest. Let me know which ones your excited for and the ones you could skip.

Check out the Lifetime Uncorked Podcast here!

Deadly Excursion (or Paradise Prey)

Premieres: Feb 1st, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Callard Harris, Alexandria DeBerry, Corin Nemec, Jonathan Bouvier

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

A mother and daughter on spring break book a boat cruise with a disreputable captain, who secretly intends to kidnap the mother, and get rid of the daughter, burying her alive.

Thoughts

I watched the preview trailer and wasn’t impressed. Pretty blond girls running around in bikini tops? Not for me. (Obviously.) “Put a Cork in It”

Valentine at the Vineyard

Premieres: Feb 2nd, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook & Brendan Penny

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Back for the third installment, Frankie and Nate manage life on the vineyard and plan a wedding in secret.

Thoughts

I didn’t care about the Autumn at the Vineyard, Summer at the Vineyard, or any holiday at the vineyard. I care about wine but not vineyards. Here is a preview, if you do happen to care about the vineyard. “Put a Cork in It.”

Death of a Cheerleader

Premieres: Feb 2nd, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Kellie Martin, Aubrey Peeples, Sarah Dugdale

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

In a remake of the cult-classic, “Death of a Cheerleader” is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school’s most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. When Kelly rejects Bridget’s attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder. Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle class community.

Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.

Thoughts

My nostalgia says “Pour it up immediately” especially with Kellie Martin returning. However, the preview looks pretty lame and maybe this story should stay in the past. Plus no Tori Spelling?!?!? “Let it Breathe”

The Story of Us

Premieres: Feb 9th, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Stars: Maggie Lawson and Sam Page.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Jamie learns that her first love Sawyer is the architect of a development that wants to change her beloved neighborhood and threatens her bookstore. Can old Valentines help them see eye to eye?

Thoughts

I love Maggie Lawson and Sam Page. I would totally be down for watching this attractive couple find a happy ending. “Pour it Up”

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter

Premieres: Feb 9th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Chelsea Frei and Maurice Benard.

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband. Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.

Thoughts

I’m suspicious of Victoria Gotti being the executive producer, can we say BIAS? Victoria Gotti had a reality show and was even on RHONJ. Plus it has Sonny Corinthos from General Hospital, so I think I gotta. “Pour it Up”.

About Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter than Death

Premieres: Feb 10th, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Stars:  Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Tupper, and Mark Valley.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

While hosting the annual gathering of the Association for the Study of American Archaeology at Kenzer College, Emma Fielding is thrust into the midst of a murder mystery when the President of her organization is poisoned on the eve of announcing her successor. With many of the leading archaeologists present having expressed their entitlement to the presidency prior to the murder, Emma and FBI pal Jim Conner have plenty of likely suspects from which to choose.

Thoughts

Did this movies premiere get pushed back? Not a good sign. “Put a cork in it.”

Love, Romance, and Chocolate

Premieres: Feb 16th, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, and Brittany Bristow.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

New York accountant Emma Colvin is heartbroken when her boyfriend leaves her before their planned romantic getaway to Belgium for Valentine’s Day. Convinced by a friend to go alone on the trip, Emma has the adventure of a lifetime when her Belgian innkeeper introduces her to renowned chocolatier, Luc Simon. Luc and his fellow chocolatiers are in the midst of a competition to create the most romantic chocolate in Belgium for the upcoming Belgian royal wedding. He discovers her kitchen skills and soon she’s immersed in the competition and a budding romance develops.

Thoughts

I love Lacey, but she has let me down SO MANY TIMES. Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe was the last straw  For self care reasons, I’m going to have to “Put a Cork in It.”

Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Premieres: Feb 16th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Delta Goodrem, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Todd Lasance.

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You” is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world’s toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.

Thoughts

I’m not the biggest fan of bio pics. (Especially when they are on Lifetime.. Looking at you Britney Ever After.) This seems to be produced by a non-Lifetime production company so it could be good. “Let it Breathe”

Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered

Premieres: Jan 17th, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Stars:  Alison Sweeney and Benjamin Ayres.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Alex McPherson (Sweeney) returns to the small town in Pennsylvania where she spent her summers as a girl to record the next episode of her true crime podcast, about the disappearance of a childhood friend 20 years prior. However, after teaming up with the local newspaper editor (Ayres), who reluctantly agrees to help her retrace the girl’s last steps, Alex not only uncovers the shocking truth behind the girl’s disappearance, but also a decades-old murder and its cover-up

Thoughts

Sammie in a mystery movie? Okay… Benjamin Ayres is so doffy looking, I can’t stand it. “Put a cork in it”

Love on the Menu

Premieres: Feb 23rd, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Stars: Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith, & Barbara Niven.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Corporate executive Maggie Young meets the man of her dreams in Chef Hank Daniels when she makes a business deal with him to develop a line of gourmet frozen meals for her company. However, she is forced to choose between the chef and her career when her ruthless boss puts the kibosh on the deal earlier than expected and the chef’s restaurant faces closure, despite Maggie’s hard work to help revive it following the loss of its critical “star.”

Thoughts

I can’t get over Autumn’s short hair! This movie seems cute and I like the leading man is kind of chubby. “Pour it Up”

Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man

Premieres: Jan 24th, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Stars:  Alison Sweeney and Benjamin Ayres.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving into the shady mishaps of a shipping company.

Thoughts

Two Alison Sweeney Movies in one month? What did we do to deserve this? Oh, wait she is a podcaster… like me? Nope. Still don’t care. “Put a cork in it”

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