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The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery will debut on April 15 at 9 PM.

When a Hollywood film crew comes to shoot in Lawrenceton, and the film’s star is found poisoned and bludgeoned in her dressing room, crime-solving librarian Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) enlists members of the Real Murders Club to help her pare down a long list of suspects and prove the innocence of mystery writer Robin Daniels, a man she once dated.

The cast includes Niall Matter (Eureka), Lexa Doig (The Arrrangement), Peter Benson and Marilu Henner.

Here is a trailer for Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery.

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The debut of the Starz small screen adaptation of the 4-part mini-series Howards End will air on April 8 at 8 PM.

The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families – the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

The cast includes Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Tracey Ullman and Julia Ormond (The Witches of East End).

NOTE: An episode will air each Sunday throughout April, ending on April 29.

Here is a trailer for Howards End:

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On April 7, the new Hallmark Channel movie Once Upon a Prince will air at 9 PM.

Susanna (Megan Park from The Secret Life of the American Teenager) gladly accepts help one day from handsome stranger Nate (Jonathan Keltz from Reign) at her parents’ garden store in small-town Georgia. Sparks between them fly, but when a photo of them gets leaked to the press, Susanna is in for the shock of her life when Nate is called back home by his mother…for his coronation as the King Nathaniel of Cambria.

Here is a trailer for Once Upon a Prince.

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The HBO telefilm Paterno will debut on April 7 at 8 PM.

The film centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno (Al Pacino) in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims.

The film also stars Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Kathy Baker (Picket Fences), Greg Grunberg (Alias) and Annie Parisse (Person of Interest).

Here is a trailer for Paterno:

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in April:

Opens: April 6

Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) after Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off the infamous bridge. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history, intimately exposing the broad reach of political power, the influence of America’s most celebrated family, and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy. The cast includes Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Jim Gaffigan.

The Miracle Season
Opens: April 6

The film is based on the true story of the Iowa City West high School volleyball team after the sudden death of team leader Caroline Found in 2011. The cast includes Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty and Danika Yarosh.

A Quiet Place
Opens: April 6

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. The film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Opens: April 11

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a former U.S. diplomat returns to service to save a colleague from the group responsible for the death of his family. The cast includes Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham and Mark Pellegrino.

Borg vs. McEnroe
Opens: April 13

This biographical sports film focuses on the famous rivalry between famous tennis players Bjorn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships, culminating in their encounter in the men’s singles final. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgard.

Opens: April 13

Primatologis Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who is the head of an anti-poaching unit finds out his beloved albino silverback gorilla friend George has been infected with a mysterious experiment that turns him into a giant aggressive beast. To make matters worse, a gray wolf named Ralph and a Saltwater crocodile named Lizzie have been infected too. With the help of a discredited genetic engineer named Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), he must save George, stop Ralph and Lizzie from destroying most of America, and find out who mutated the animals. The film also stars Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Demetrius Grosse and Will Yun Lee.

Avengers: Infinity War
Opens: April 27

Two years after the Avengers were torn apart during the events of Captain America: Civil War, Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will. The Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him before his onslaught of destruction puts an end to the universe. The ensemble cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Opens: April 27

A South Central recluse helps a working-class mother during the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles. The film stars Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.

Movies coming out in May will be posted at the end of April.

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On March 31, the Hallmark Channel movie Home by Spring will debut at 9 PM.

When an ambitious event planner gets an opportunity she can’t refuse, she goes undercover as her boss and returns to her rural hometown. With the help of her family and the man she left behind, she pulls off the perfect spring retreat, but will she discover home is where her heart is?

The film stars Poppy Drayton (The Shannara Chronicles), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries), Mary-Margaret Humes (Dawson’s Creek) and country star Kix Brooks.

Here is a trailer for Home by Spring.

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Matt Ryan in Constantine

The second day of WonderCon 2018 is now behind us and our very own Dominick Dusseault was, once again, there to snap some great pictures of some of the panels that were featured throughout the day at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Eline Powell, Series Lead in Siren

The network and streaming TV shows he was able to cover included the following:

Matt Ryan who was the star of the one-season live-action TV series Constantine who has returned to voice the character of John Constantine in the new animated series Constantine: City of Demons, which is now streaming on the CW Seed website.


Siren is set in the picturesque town of Bristol Cove where lives are changed when mermaids come ashore, starting a war between man and mermaid. The series debuts on Freeform on March 29.

Panelists (Left to Right): Eric Wald (Writer), Rena Owen (Cast Member), Ian Verdun (Cast Member), Eline Powell (Series Lead), Alex Roe (Cast Member), Sibongile Mlambo (Cast Member), and Emily Whitesell (Creator).

Supermansion is the base for the League of Freedom, a superhero group, that is led by the aging superhero Titanium Rex and located in the fictional Storm City. Titanium Rex and his fellow superheroes Black Saturn, American Ranger, Jewbot/Robobot, Cooch, and Brad struggle to keep the team relevant even if it involves fighting an assortment of supervillains. The third season of Supermansion will premiere on Crackle on May 7.

Panelists (Left to Right): Heidi Gardner (Writer-Voice Actor), Breckin Meyer (Voice Actor), Yvette Nicole Brown (Voice Actor, Zeb Wells (Writer-Voice Actor) and Matthew Senreich (Writer-Voice Actor).

Panelists (Left to Right): Breckin Meyer and Yvette Nicole Brown


The NBC time-travel series Timeless was saved from an abrupt cancellation last year three days after the axe fell; and the seconds season got underway on March 11 with the next new episode set to air tonight, March 25.

Panelists (Left to Right): Jim Halterman (Moderator), Shawn Ryan (Creator), Paterson Joseph (Cast Member), Sakina Jaffrey (Cast Member), Goran Visnjic (Cast Member) and Malcolm Barrett (Series Lead).

Panelists (Left to Right): Sakina Jaffrey and Goran Visnjic.


The new Syfy series Krypton debuted on March 21. The series follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, whose family, the House of El, has been ostracized and shamed. The next new episode will air on March 28.

Panelists (Left to Right): Damian Holbrook (Moderator), Cameron Welsh (Executive Producer), Wallis Day (Cast Member), Cameron Cuffe (Series Lead), Georgina Campbell (Cast Member), Shaun Sipos (Cast Member) and Dan Evans (DC Entertainment).

Panelists (Left to Right): Wallis Day, Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.


The YouTube Red series will follow 16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her. She has a seizure and teleports, in the course of which she inadvertently crushes him, leaving him a paraplegic. The series will debut this summer.

Panelists (Left to Right): Doug Liman (Executive Producer), Gene Klein (Executive Producer), Lauren LeFranc (Showrunner), Missi Pyle (Series Lead), Maddie Hasson (Series Lead) and Daniel Maslany (Cast Member).

And, he covered one upcoming box office movie:

Bad Samaritan:

The film Bad Samaritan focuses on a poor restaurant valet who uses the cars entrusted to him by the restaurant clientele to break into their homes. One night, he finds more than he bargained for when breaking into one house only to discover a woman imprisoned there. Frightened of going to jail, he abandons her and calls the police, only to find himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with the psychotic home owner. The film will be released on May 4, 2018.

Panelists (Left to Right): Scott Mantz (Moderator), Dean Devlin (Director), Brandon Boyce (Writer), Jacqueline Byers (Cast Member), Carlito Olivero (Cast Member) and Kerry Condon (Cast Member).

COMING NEXT: Day Three of WonderCon 2018 report.

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