Love blossoms through the cold in “Winter Castle,” and sink your teeth into “Twilight.”
What’s on TV
WINTER CASTLE 8 p.m. on Hallmark. When Jenny (Emilie Ullerup) gets the chance to travel to an ice hotel for her sister’s destination wedding, she finds herself enchanted not only by the winter wonderland, but by the best man, Craig (Kevin McGarry), too. It seems as if it’s a match made in heaven, until his plus one, Lana (Meghan Heffern), shows up and sloshes Jenny’s romantic dreams. But when Jenny and Craig find themselves together, they can’t help but feel a connection, and they wonder if there might just be something worth exploring.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS 8 p.m. on TLC. The hunt for the perfect wedding dress returns to New York’s very own Kleinfeld Bridal for the show’s 17th season premiere. Randy Fenoli, whose eponymous bridal collection has debuted, stars.
A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002) on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Hulu and Vudu. In Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, Landon Carter (Shane West), a bad boy with a bit of charm, falls in love with Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) after he’s sentenced to community service. Jamie, a preacher’s daughter and the former target of much of Landon’s teasing, falls for him, though she warns that they can never be together. Although this movie remains prominent in pop culture, upon its release, in The New York Times, A. O. Scott called the film a “wholesome purgatory.”
TWILIGHT (2008) on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and Vudu. Here’s another teenage cult classic to sink your teeth into. Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is everything a teenage girl could want: smart, tall, mysterious and undead. Behind his brooding eyes and pale, luminescent skin, Edward is harboring the dark secret that he’s a vampire, which makes his lust and attraction to mere mortal Bella (Kristen Stewart) that much more dangerous. The film, which Manohla Dargis called a “deeply sincere, outright goofy vampire romance” in her review for The Times, follows as the two navigate high school and try to make their love work as Bella attempts to understand Edward’s world and as he tries to keep his thirst at bay.
MOANA (2016) on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu. If you’re seeking some sunlight and warmth in these dreary winter months, look no further: This movie, on track with Disney’s expansion of its “princess” genre, features Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), a chief’s daughter, as she ventures to sea to save her island. Dwayne Johnson voices Maui, a demigod who serves as an arrogant yet loving older-brother archetype. Set against a tropical background and with her beloved chicken Heihei by her side, she discovers her own strengths and weaknesses. To top it off, some tunes by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which Dargis said provide “jolts of energy and wit,” propel the young heroine along the way.
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