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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 needed and accomplished in the movies. Listen as she not only reviews movies but also interview those responsible for the movie making process and more

Hallmark Heartbeats Camille

    • TV & Film
    • 3.4 • 8 Ratings

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 needed and accomplished in the movies. Listen as she not only reviews movies but also interview those responsible for the movie making process and more

    Season 2 Episode 24: Interview with Benjamin Ayres, star of Color My World with Love

    Season 2 Episode 24: Interview with Benjamin Ayres, star of Color My World with Love

    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 interview. It was very personal for me. I am disabled and have always advocated for movies that tell stories of the disabled community. I am planning on taking an indefinite break from podcasting. Thanks for your support.

    • 34 min
    Season 2 Episode 23: Interview with Natalie Hall, star of A Road Trip Romance

    Season 2 Episode 23: Interview with Natalie Hall, star of A Road Trip Romance

    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 "You're Bacon Me Crazy". What it was like working with Michael Rady, cooking skills and more. And last but certainly not least we talked about A Road Trip Romance. Some behind the scenes adventures, what it was like working as a new mom and her costar Corey Sevier and more. May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats. I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats. Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433 Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats

    • 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 22: Warming up to You Review, Fit for Love

    Season 2 Episode 22: Warming up to You Review, Fit for Love

    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 2022. Still belongs to another Chris Russell movie "Where Your Heart Belongs".

    I liked the chemistry between Chris and Cindy. This is their third movie together, so it has to be there. Lol.

    The scenery was beautiful. and I can't believe they inserted a Bridgerton reference on a Hallmark movie. Like WHat?!?!

    But I didn't like the ableism, fat shaming, "exercise cures everything even depression" which it doesn't. So much eek.

    There were some awkwardness too in plenty of scenes. Like the play fighting and stuff.

    I would like to see Cindy and Chris in other movies with costars they've never worked with before. I feel like between the scenery and the same cast, this felt like Chasing Waterfalls 2.

    I would like to see Cindy work with Nathan Witte next. And Chris with Nikki DeLoach. I think giving both actors a different scene partner would be nice.

    Gave it 2/5 stars.

    May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats.

    I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats.

    Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433

    Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats 

    • 21 min
    Season 2 Episode 21: Love Classified Review, Complicated Love

    Season 2 Episode 21: Love Classified Review, Complicated Love

    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 like a typical Hallmark movie? No. But does it make it bad? No. It makes it different.

    I gave it 3.5 out of five stars.

    May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats.

    I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats.

    Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433

    Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats 

    • 16 min
    Season 2 Episode 20: Interview with Stephanie Moore, star of A Tail of Love

    Season 2 Episode 20: Interview with Stephanie Moore, star of A Tail of Love

    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.

    Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

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    Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

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    • 19 min
    Season 2 Episode 19: A Tail of Love Review, Five out of Five Barks

    Season 2 Episode 19: A Tail of Love Review, Five out of Five Barks

    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 loved her. She's my favorite character in the movie. And seems to be the topic of many conversations after the airing of the movie. (The interview with Stephanie Moore will be out on Thursday)
    That's the end of Spring Into Love Movies, tell me which one was your favorite and why.

    Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

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    Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Perfection!

A must listen!

charliefields ,

Great podcast from real fans!

Hallmark Heartbeats gives great recaps of the latest movies and interesting interviews with Hallmark people you might not hear from on other podcasts. I love how Camille picks up on every detail of the movies. I always miss them when I watch so it helps the movies make more sense! It's wonderful to hear from real Hallmark fans as opposed to some other Hallmark podcasts (why watch the movies if you hate the genre??).