Hallmark Heartbeats

Hallmark Heartbeats

Join host Camille Bonus as she reviews Hallmark movies year round, bringing in a unique voice as a woman of color, concentrating on diversity and representation need and accomplished in the movies. Listen as she not only review the movies but also interview those responsible for the movie making process. Linktree to support the podcast and listen in all platforms. https://linktr.ee/Hallmarkheartbeats

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January 24, 2022 20 min

I am still recovering from throat surgery, but luckily I had prerecorded podcasts just for this occasion. 

This week, I am releasing the podcast of me reviewing One Winter Weekend starring Taylor Cole, Jax Turner, Rukiyah Bernard and Dewshayne Williams.

I liked this movie. I talked about the beautiful setting, the outfits that Taylor was wearing that in my opinion was not appropriate for the cold, how Cara is reminiscent of Kate ...

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This week, my first interview of 2022, I get to sit down and chat with my favorite Hallmark Brit, Matthew James Dowden. Y'all might remember him as the British tv host in Hallmark's Don't Go Breaking My Heart or Zane, the stepdad no one expected in Christmas House 2: Deck the Halls. Or his most recent role as Adam in the hit Hallmark movie, North to Home. During this interview we talk about his previous roles in Christm...

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This week I review newest movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel titled "North to Home" starring Barbara Niven, Lyndsy Fonseca, Kimberley Sustad and Erica Durance. Directed by Ali Liebert.

This movie was all about the women. It touched upon subjects of forgiveness, communication, familial love and survivors' guilt. The actresses performances were powerful. It left an emotional impact on me. I was left curled up...

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This is the week of my surgery. This is the first of three podcasts I prerecorded for the month of January.

This week I review the first of the long awaited Wedding Veil Trilogy starring Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney and Autumn Reeser. Oh and they also threw in Kevin McGarry for good measure.

I talk about my frustration with Peter for just assuming Avery is engaged, running hot and cold for her. Loving the fact that he waited to ...

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Happy New Year Everyone!!! And it seems like Hallmark is having a hard time shedding its old skin again with this new movie Where Your Heart Belongs starring Jen Lilley and Christopher Russell.

I am not going to lie. I didn't like this movie. It felt like the hope that Christmas movies brought with it that there will be new tropes, new actors, POC as leads not just supporting, is false. Here we are again with the same old trop...

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Kayla and I wrap 2021 and list our favorite Christmas movies this year. We have listed our top three, honorable mentions and our least favorite movies of this year's lineup. Listen to see if your favorites make our list. Tell us if you agree or not

New Year New Movies Lineup

1/1: Where Your Heart Belongs

1/8: The Wedding Veil

1/9 North to Home

1/15 The Perfect Pairing

1/22 Don't Forget I love You

1/29 Butlers in Love

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It's our second to the last podcast for 2021. The last movie review of the year and it's a good one. We are reviewing the two ensemble cast movies that closed out the Christmas movie line up of the year, Christmas for Keeps and Christmas House 2.

We had the chance to chat with writers Megan McNulty and Nikki DeLoach a couple of weeks ago, but in this episode we delve more deeply in the storyline. We rant about the controll...

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For our special Christmas podcast episode, we got to talk to the mega Hallmark star Paul Campbell, star of 2021 Christmas movies Santa Stakeout, writer of An Unexpected Christmas and Christmas at Castle Hart, also star of many other movies such as Godwink Christmas, Christmas at Starlight, Wedding Every Weekend and more. We talked about working with his co-stars like Chyler Leigh, Kimberly Sustad and Tamera Mowry. We talked about h...

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Second of three podcast interviews are out for 2021. And guess who gets to come back on the podcast? lol Nikki Deloach and Megan McNulty are back on the podcast, but this time in the capacity as actors. Both women were on the podcast separately before, Megan to talk about Taking the Reins and Nikki to talk about Five More Minutes. This time they're here together to talk about Hallmark newest Christmas movie, Christmas for Keeps...

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First of three interviews for the rest of the year. Lol This week, we got to interview actress Lisa Durupt. She starred in Hallmark's Time for them to Come for Christmas with Jessy Schram and Brendan Penny, as well as Christmas with the Crown starring Marcus Rosner. She also has a long list of movies for both Hallmark and Lifetime. We take the time to talk about her career. We talked all about working with actors like Nikki Del...

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This week, I got to chat with David Kaye, star of FIVE Hallmark movies this year. lol, the latest being Eight Gifts of Hanukkah. We talk about all things Hanukkah, curling, a future as a sports announcer, working with Inbar Levi and Jake Epstein and so much more.

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Newest podcast is out reviewing the newest Hallmark Movies and Mysteries releases titled Our Christmas Journey starring Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent and Nik Sanchez as well as Every Time the Bell Rings starring Erin Cahill, Brittany Ishibashi, Ali Liebert and Wes Brown.

We both liked the movies. Both movies made history. Our Christmas Journey stars Nik Sanchez, the first autistic actor to play an autistic character. We just wi...

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This week we are back to releasing 2 episodes a week (Thank god). For this podcast we are reviewing "Eight Gifts of Hanukkah" starring Inbar Levi and Jake Epstein, as well as "A Very Merry Bridesmaid" starring Emily Osment and Casey Diedrick.

We both love these movies though both leading men give us women high expectations for our men. Like who wouldn't want personal gifts that are special for ourselves, or a m...

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This week we got to interview actor Nik Sanchez, the first autistic actor to play an autistic character in a Hallmark movie. He played Marcus in Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Christmas movie titled "Our Christmas Journey" starring Holly Robinson Peete and Lyriq Bent. We talked about how he got the role, behind the scenes secrets, struggles he has had because of autism and so much more. It was an honor chatting with Nik. I h...

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Third podcast review for the #merrythanksgivingweekend on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. (I am glad we are almost done.)

This podcast we are reviewing Christmas at Castle Hart starring Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend, as well as Time for Them to Come home for Christmas starring Jessy Schram and Brendan Elliot.

We liked Christmas at Castle Hart. It was very reminiscent of Hallmark's 2016 movie "My Su...

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Another podcast reviewing two more movies that aired during the #MerryThanksgivingWeekend. Lol. The two movies we are reviewing this episode is An Unexpected Christmas starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes, as well as Making Spirits Bright starring Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks.

An Unexpected Christmas was pure comedy. It was nothing but laughs galore. I mean 20 years from now, if someone were to ask me about this movie, all I w...

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November 30, 2021 19 min

This week, Kayla and I are back reviewing 8 movies. Pray for us as we deal with this #MerryThanksgiving weekend extravaganza. Let's just say we will be breezing through these reviews.

In this episode we review Nine Kittens of Christmas starring Kimberley Sustad and Brandon Routh, as well as Christmas CEO starring Paul Greene and Marisol Nichols.

Nine Kittens is the long awaited sequel to the 2014 classic Nine Lives of Christm...

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This is the first of five podcasts we are releasing this week. Pray for us.

In this episode, we reviewed "A Kiss Before Christmas" starring James Denton and Teri Hatcher, as well as "Five More Minutes" starring Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn Jones.

A Kiss before Christmas is the second Christmas movie this year where a main character goes back into an alternate reality and is tasked to find out why they were sent b...

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Happy Thanksgiving to our American Listeners. Hope you enjoy your time with your family today.

This week we are reviewing Nantucket Noel starring Trevor Donovan and Sarah Powers as well as A Christmas Together with You starring Niall Matter, Laura Vandervoort and Harry Linux.

Not going to lie, both movies were duds for us this week.

Nantucket Noel was boring. It is the same story trope Hallmark has done a million times of evil d...

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This week we have the honor and the privilege to chat with the talented and beautiful queen of breaking our hearts but also giving us hope, Nikki DeLoach, star of many Hallmark classics such as Love Takes Flight, Reunited at Christmas and Two Turtle Doves. Her most recent Christmas movie is called Five More Minutes, also starring David Haydn Jones.

Oh man, like there is no words to describe this honor. Several times throughout thi...

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