Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please do not read if you have not seen the Downtown Abbey movie.
Hallmark Channel broke new ground when it debuted When Calls the Heart in 2014. The drama quickly escalated to the top of the ratings charts and amassed a fanbase of dedicated viewers that are lively, interactive, and determined to keep their favorite show on top.
Released in 2018 and with a modest budget of $7 million, I Can Only Imagine became a box office success, raking in $85 million worldwide to become the fifth highest-grossing music biopic and the sixth highest-grossing Christian film of all time in the United States. Still, it took me well over a year to watch it. And then I immediately saw why the movie won "Inspirational Film of the Year" at the 2018 Dove Awards.
Survival movies are some of my most favorite types of films. If they're based on a true story, even better. I actually didn't know that this one was based on Eric LeMarque's story when I pulled it up in my queue on Hulu. Eric LeMarque is a former hockey player who got involved in drugs and spiraled out of control. He had to lose his way to find it again. His story is heart wrenching, fascinating, and inspiring. CBN did a wonderful interview with him a couple of years back. Eric goes into detail about his emotions while this movie was being filmed. It's definitely worth a read!
Jonathan Kent is an iconic role in the DC universe. The father of the young alien from Krypton, Clark Kent, played an important part in shaping the morality and humanity of the boy who would become the world's superhero. Though Eddie Jones wasn't the first actor to take on the challenge of becoming Superman's father, his portrayal of the character left a lasting impression for fans of the 1993 television series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Soap opera viewers are some of the most dedicated fans, tuning in every day to watch the lives of their favorite characters unfold like an unending novel. So it's not difficult to understand why fan conventions are so popular with the four remaining soap operas airing on television today—The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and The Bold and the Beautiful.