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


June 14, 2022 34 mins

This week, I got to chat with star Benjamin Ayres, star of Hallmark's newest movie Color My World with Love. This was the first Hallmark movie to feature actors with Down Syndrome. Ben plays Nick, Brad's friend and real estate developer. We talk about working with his costars Erica Durance, Lily Moore and David DeSanctis. We talk about the lessons he's learned from his costars and some behind the scenes secrets. This was a fun inte...

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This week I get to interview Natalie Hall, star of the newest Hallmark film "A Road Trip Romance." I am a huge fan of Natalie. I have been watching her since her All My Children days as Colby Chandler. But during this interview we concentrated on her Hallmark career. We talked about Winter Princess, her co-star Chris McNally, the ball gowns and tiaras, of course the wave. We also talked about my personal favorite Hallmark movie "Yo...

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This week, I review Hallmark Channel's newest movie Warming up to You starring Cindy Busby, Christopher Russell, Devon Alexander, Caitlyn Stryker and LaTonya Williams. Directed by Christie Will Wolf.

I had very low expectations with this movie. Between the fat shaming in the promos and the fat suit on Chris, I had a feeling I wasn't going to like it. But I gave it a try anyway.

Movie was ok. It was not the worst Hallmark movie of 2...

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This week I review Hallmark Channel movie, Love Classified starring Melora Hardin, Katherine McNamara, Arienne Mendi and Max Lloyd Jones.

I believe this is the first Hallmark film to ever have the lead love storyline be a same sex couple and I love it. 

It is unique in that it showed sexuality is fluid. There is no need for labels. Love is also complicated. It is flawed. It's not always romantic or perfect or just for you. 

Is it l...

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This week I get to chat with actress Stephanie Moore who played the sneaky businesswoman Rachel in "A Tail of Love'.

We get to talk about her character's conniving traits, working with Brittany Bristow and Chris McNally and an almost car accident that happened on set. Lol

This was a fun interview. I honestly felt Rachel stole the movie. She was a fun villain for sure. lol.

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This week, I reviewed the newest Hallmark Channel film titled "A Tail of Love" starring Brittany Bristow and Chris McNally.

I loved this movie. It was a simple plot with simple storylines with a great villain. And sometimes that's all you need (dogs help also lol.) Brittany and Chris had great chemistry, the dogs were cute, grandma had her own romance brewing, but the person who stole the show for me was Rachel, the villain. I love...

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This week I had the privilege to chat with Brittany Bristow, star of the newest Hallmark film, A Tail of Love.

We talk about her previous roles in Hallmark movies like Love, Romance and Chocolate and Love on the Safari. We talk about her co-stars Chris McNally, Humberly Gonzalez, Moxie and more. We also talk about dogs, dogs, dogs. Lol.

She also shared some behind the scenes secrets with all the co-stars Brittany is newly engaged a...

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Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault, Rape At the 18 minute mark is when we discuss Station 19, so you don't have to listen after that if you're just listening for Hallmark.

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Daniel DiTomasso, star of Hallmark's movie Welcome to Mama's and recent guest star of ABC hit Station 19.

We talked about his Italian heritage, his family history and how that influenced his taking the role of Frank in W...

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This week, I had the privilege of interviewing the writer of Hallmark Channel's newest movie Love, Classified, Lynn Sternberger.

This is her first feature film she ever wrote, a project that was conceptualized in 2020, right before the pandemic hit. Lol. We talk about her thought process behind the film, how involved she was in the casting, and her response to the hate so far this movie has garnered due to its queer representation ...

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This week I reviewed the newest Hallmark Channel movie titled "A Royal Runaway Romance" starring Brant Daugherty and Philippa Northeast.

This is a royal Hallmark movie, a tried and true trope that has been done hundreds of times by Hallmark. But this is the best one because it brought something fresh and brand new.

Most Hallmark royal movies have a prince or princess in hiding, trying to blend in America, falls in love with a commo...

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This week I am joined by Hallmark Publisher author Stacey Agdern as we review Hallmark Channel's newest movie "Just One Kiss" starring Broadway stars Santino Fontana and Krysta Rodriguez.

I don't think I have ever said this before, but this movie was mere perfection. Every part of this movie told a story. From the clothes to the makeup, the dialogue, the city. Everything was a perfect meld to tell the story of two people who have b...

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This week I get to review the newest release on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries titled Always Amore starring my dream cast Tyler Hynes and Autumn Reeser.

I LOVE Tyler and Autumn. I have wanted those two to work together for so long. It was always my dream. And because of this, I was terrified that Always Amore won't match my expectations.

But this movie did. The chemistry between Tyler and Autumn made a very popular Hallmark trope fe...

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This week I get to interview two juggernauts of Hallmark movies, Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach as we chat about their newest Hallmark mystery series, Curious Caterer: Death for Chocolate.

We talk all about the secret to their chemistry, behind the scenes shenanigans, their co-stars and who they would like to work with next. This was a fun interview. Lots of laughs and joy. It was my first time chatting with Andrew and my third ti...

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This week I review the newest Hallmark film called A Second Chance at Love starring Eriq Lasalle, Gloria Reuben, Alvina August and Jarod Joseph.

I have to say it was great to see Eriq and Gloria on my screen together again. It had been almost 30 years since their ER days. And they look good. 

Let's start a petition for them to be on more Hallmark movies. Lol.

This movie was in my opinion about cutting the umbilical cord. Children, ...

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This week, I review last week's Hallmark movies and Mysteries release The Presence of Love starring Eloise Mumford and Julian Morris.

This movie was filmed in England. I praise it for tackling the subjects of Dyslexia and Anxiety but I found the movie boring.

I didn't find much chemistry between Julian and Eloise, grandma was just the typical woman stuck in her ways. The scenery was beautiful but the rest of the movie was lacking


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This week I reviewed Season 9 Episode 2 episode of When Calls the Heart titled "Out Like a Lamb".

The mayoral race results are in. Who was surprised to learn the winner is Mike Hickam? We see the progress in Luke and Nathan's friendship, talk about Lucabeth's love language, Mei Sou's background and the topic of religion. Coop's questioning his faith. And Henry's character development. Subscribe to the channel to hear more of my tho...

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This is my 100th podcast episode so thank you all for being on this journey with me. Wow. It's been crazy.

This week I reviewed newest Hallmark movie titled "Feeling Butterflies" starring When Calls the Heart costars and real life couple Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace. 

Not going to lie, I found this movie a little slow. Kevin and Kayla had the chemistry you would expect from a real life couple being onscreen together. The outfits...

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For the next 12 weeks I will be reviewing the new episodes of Hallmark Channel's original series "When Calls the Heart".

This week, Hallmark didn't release any new movies. It concentrated on the Season 9 Premiere of WCTH.

We are back in Hope Valley, welcoming new characters, revisiting old story arcs and riding an air balloon to sunset.

I talk about Lucabeth love story, how the couple has progressed since their declaration of love,...

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This week I had the privilege to interview actors Viv Leacock and Natasha Burnett, stars of Hallmark's original series When Calls the Heart. They play Joseph and Minnie Canfield.

It was such an honor to talk to Viv and Natasha. We got to chat about Filipino culture, disability advocacy, representation and their similarities/differences from their characters. We also chatted about racism, Hearties' original reaction to their casting...

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This week I get to review the last movie in The Wedding Veil Trilogy titled The Wedding Veil Legacy starring Alison Sweeney and Victor Webster.

This movie was a fan favorite but I have to say this wasn't my favorite at all. I think this was my least. The main storyline had nothing to do with the veil, which was disappointing. It is a good movie as a standalone, but because the veil became an afterthought in this movie, it didn't fe...

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