The Sweeter Side of Life debuts on Hallmark tonight at 9p and you will want to eat this movie up.
Desiree Harper (Kathryn Morris) is living the high life in Manhattan married to a very wealthy doctor, and then one day he comes home and tells her he wants a divorce. He gets everything; the house, money, clothes, jewels and their friends and she finds herself living back with her dad (James Best) in NJ. He runs a struggling a bakery and since she has nothing better to do she decides to help him out. While she is working for him she finds out that baking makes her happy and so does Benny (Alastair Mackenzie). Now that she is happy there is only one thing that might make her happier, what if her ex-husband would take her back. When he shows up she has to make a choice, which life will she choose? You will have to tune into this very sweet movie, that was written and directed by Michael Damian, to find out!
James Best came out to support his son-in-law Michael Damian, and he looks just like he did when he played Rosco on The Dukes of Hazzard. Can you believe he is 86 years young because he looks just like he did in the early ’80s show!
Tonight at 8p A Princess for Christmas makes its debut on Hallmark Channel, and this enchanting family movie will quickly become a holiday classic.
Jules (Katie McGrath) is a young woman who has been raising her young niece (Leilah De Meza) and nephew (Travis Turner) since their parents passed away about a year ago. She just lost her job, her car died, the nanny walks out on her and it is Christmas. Luck is not on her side until a knock on the door from a stranger will change everything. The children’s estranged grandfather is sick and his butler has come to bring the three of them to him. So what’s the big deal about that? Their grandfather is a Duke and lives in castle. So now the three of them are leaving Buffalo for Castlebury Hall in Europe for what they think will be a magical Christmas. Well when they get their they find out the Duke, brilliantly played by Sir Roger Moore, is a Grinch who doesn’t care for the holidays and bans everything about it. Will the three of them warm his ice cold heart or will Jules streak of bad luck continue? Tune into to find out this sweet modern day fairytale!
A Princess for Christmas is written and directed by Michael Damian and his wife Janeen. The two of them are really making in their mark in enjoyable family films with this, the Flicka franchise and Marley & Me: The Puppy Years.
Travis Turner is starring in the family flick Marley & Me: The Puppy Years that’s out now on DVD and Blu-ray and I got to talk to him about it at the premiere.
He is playing Bodi, who is taking care of the World’s Worst Dog while his aunt and uncle are away. His mom also needs to go out of town, so Marley and him have to go to his grandfather’s while she away. While he is there, he meets a girl who tells him about a competition to find the best pups and he enters Marley and two other Golden Labs.
As you can tell from the above description the teenager had the hard job of working with more than one puppy in the prequel to Marley & Me and he told me it was like to do so by saying it “super fun and super challenging.” He added that, “Every scene is like a stunt. You have to work with the trainers, but at the same time they are puppies and they are so cute. It’s fun and challenging.” And those puppies are super arfdorable, but we all know that most dogs are not the most well trained at that age. When you watch the movie, you will see what a good job all of them did!
The movie is directed by Michael Damian, who many of you know as Danny Romalotti on The Young & The Restless and also as a singer, so I was curious if he knew who he was before they started filming. He did not know him as a director (Flicka 2, Moondance Alexander and Hot Tamale), but he knew him for his music. He said, “I have older sisters, and they knew Rock On.” Sadly his oldest sister didn’t make it to set to meet Damian.
So what is up next for this up and coming actor, he is starring in Nick Cannon’s hip hop fairytale Rags that will be airing on Nickelodeon. Besides acting, he also does hip hop under the name Little T. He shared with me that he wrote the song for the end credits for Marley and the intro for Rags. Not bad for someone his age!
See what a great job he did in Marley & Me: The Puppy Years that is available now and check out his music as Little T.
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years is out now and you are going to want to adopt this Blu-ray/DVD today so you can play with it anytime you want.
John and Jenny Grogan have gone away on vacation and they have left their pup Marley with his sister and her son. When she also has to go out of town, Marley and her son Bodi (newcomer Travis Turner) are sent to her strict father’s (Donnelly Rhodes from Soap and Double Trouble) while she is away. While Bodi is walking the little pup, who is just as bad in this movie as he was in the first one, he meets Kaycee who is walking her pugs. She tells him about a neighborhood pup competition that she is entering her pups in and says he should the same. How will Bodi train the world’s worst dog and 2 other yellow lab pups in time for competition? Find out in this arfdorable family comedy that gives everybody’s favorite movie dog a voice.
Not only does Marley have a voice so do the other cute puppies that include 3 pugs, 3 collies, 3 dobermans, 2 yellow labs and the neighborhood cat. Each one of the four-legged creatures have their own personality and they are so well trained you almost forget that they are animals. Seriously the 12-15 week old dogs are better actors than those who stand on 2 legs. Not only are the animals good this film, so are the humans.
Michael Damian did an amazing job directing all of those mammals in this enjoyable flick that he co-wrote with his wife Janeen. And I hope they are working on a sequel to the prequel!
So pick up Marley & Me: The Puppy Years today exclusively at WalMart because you are going to want to watch this sweet family animal film over and over again with kids, kids at heart and man’s best friends!
Besides getting the movie, you also get these three special features. In Marley & Me: The Puppy Years Go to Training Camp you get to see how they got the dogs to do what Damian wanted. With Part of the Family you see how everyone got along on the set. Finally get to share highlights from the set in My Favorite Moments. Those extras are just as enjoyable to watch as the film itself. So what is stopping you from adding this to your collection, go to WalMart.com and buy it now!