other TV movies (21st century)

These are things I saw in the first two decades of the 21st century (though actually, so far it's just things from the first decade; time will tell if I end up adding things from the 10s, and maybe even the 20s). Generally speaking, I don't remember them clearly, and wasn't that interested in them when I watched them. But I do like to be as complete as I can about my listings. (Some of these things I had brief reviews of, which I later deleted, and later still decided to use the Wayback Machine to look for and restore them.)

See also other TV movies (20th century) and other miniseries.


Anna's Dream, PAX
IMDb; TV Tango; Wikipedia

The movie is narrated by the main character, Anna Morgan (played by Lindsay Felton of Caitlin's Way). She was a teenage gymnast, who had an accident and lost the use of her legs. The movie is about what happens the next Fall when she goes back to school. It's also about her sister, Beth (played by Cara DeLizia of So Weird). And their brother John, and little sister Julie, and their parents (played by Connie Sellecca and Richard Thomas). Everyone's got their own issues they're dealing with. Some of it's sort of amusing. Mostly I think the movie's kinda "meh," but if you're going to pick one TV movie about a paraplegic ex-gymnast and her family to watch, this is as good a choice as any. Mostly cuz we like Lindsay and Cara, though. And because it's sort of fun to marvel with incredulity at the improbable notion of someone with Lindsay's proportions being a gymnast in the first place.


Celeste in the City, ABC Family
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I watched this because it starred Majandra Delfino (who we like; from Roswell) and Nicholas Brendon (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Honestly, now I couldn't tell you anything about the movie; I don't even remember if I saw the whole thing or not. But I'm pretty sure I didn't really care for it.

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Campus Confidential, ABC Family
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I discovered while editing my actor links pages that I had seen this movie (which starred Christy Carlson Romano). I have no recollection of the movie at all, but maybe I should try to see it again someday. I dunno.

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I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, ABC Family
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I watched this basically because it starred Emma Caulfield (who we like; from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). She played a woman named Charlie Norton, who ends up on a reality TV show in which women compete to marry a movie star named Ryan Banks (played by Jason Priestley). I don't think she even wanted to be on the show. Anyway, it turns out to be a bit of a "Cyrano de Bergerac" type of story... but I don't remember it well. Not sure how much I liked it... it was probably sort of okay, but I'm pretty sure I have no interest in ever seeing it again.

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Murder at the Cannes Film Festival, E!
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French Stewart (from 3rd Rock From the Sun) was in this. I'm afraid I don't remember anything about the movie, but I think I at least kind of liked it.


The New Beachcombers, CBC
IMDb

This is a 2002 revival of the old series The Beachcombers. I'm sure I watched it, but now I don't remember anything about it. I'd probably like to see it again someday, to write a review.


Riverworld, Sci-Fi Channel
IMDb; TV.com; TV Tropes; Universal; Wikipedia

This aired in 2003, as a potential pilot for a series that never got made. It's based on novels by Philip Jose Farmer, which I've never read. The books were later made into a miniseries of the same name, also on Syfy, in 2010, but I didn't watch that. I don't remember anything much about the movie, but I don't think I was greatly impressed by it. Possibly the miniseries was better, so maybe someday I should check that out, but I don't feel much motivation to do so.


Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Cartoon Network
IMDb; iTunes; Kids' WB; Scoobypedia; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This is supposed to be a prequel to the Scooby-Doo movies, I guess. I'm sure I must have seen this movie when it aired in 2009, and probably wrote a review. If so, I deleted it at some point thereafter. (But maybe I never even bothered writing one, I dunno.) Anyway, I don't really remember the movie now, but I'm pretty sure I didn't care about it very much. It might not kill me to try watching it again someday, just to be sure of my feelings. But I probably won't. And at present, I have no interest in explaining the plot at all, even if I did remember it. But that's what Wikipedia's for, right? Also there was a sequel to this movie, which I definitely never saw.


See Jane Date, ABC Family
Feeln; IMDb; Sonar Entertainment; TV Tango; Wikipedia

I basically watched this because it stars Charisma Carpenter. She plays a woman named Jane Grant, who has to find a date for her cousin's wedding. Because she already told everyone she was in a serious relationship. Even though she's not seeing anyone. Honestly, I don't remember anything about the movie (I base my vague description of the plot on what I just read online). I think I sort of recall missing the end for some reason (probably the whole thing didn't get recorded, or something). But I don't really remember how much I liked it, anyway. I'd kind of like to see it again someday, to refresh my memory....



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