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Hallmark Knocks It Out of the Park With "Five More Minutes"

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Five More Minutes Plot Summary A woman's Christmas wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather's journal turns up and reveals an untold romance.  Starring :  Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones Image:  Crown Media Five More Minutes Achieves the Hallmark Gold Standard Hallmark was once synonymous with good storytelling and clean movies you could immerse yourself in to escape the cares and stresses of this world. When Wonya Lucas took over as Crown Media CEO, fans noticed an immediate an unwelcome shift.  As if we aren't confronted with politics at every turn already, Hallmark began weaving political talking points into their movies, such as feminine empowerment, racial diversity, homosexuality, and social "justice" issues.  Hallmark is no longer a safe space where you can let down your guard.  If you possess conservative values, you must now filter the movies and ignore the agenda behind the scripts or change the channel when the usual wokeness

Hallmark's "Christmas Sail" Was a Lovely Story That Could Have Only Been Better Without Katee Sackhoff

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Christmas Sail Plot Summary   When Liz returns home to take care of her estranged father she is determined to give her daughter a perfect Christmas and reconnects with her best friend. Starring:  Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, and Terry O'Quinn Image:  Crown Media A Different Type Of Story & Cast We fans have patiently watched scores of Hallmark Christmas movies with identical plots.  The only thing that ever changes is the actors assuming the roles.  Hallmark movies spun from a novel offer us a break from the usual tropes, but Christmas Sail is not based on a book--it is written by Robin Gadsby, Katee Sackhoff's husband.  I guess if he wanted their marriage to survive, his wife had to be cast as as the lead.   Unfortunately, Sackhoff, of  Battlestar Galactica fame, is not the best choice.  All Hallmark leading ladies smile throughout seventy-five percent of every movie, and that's fine--unless you have a villainous Joker smile like Sackhoff.  With a smile so wid

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