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#51 OFFLINE   Maruuk

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Just saw it again last year. Shallow, forced, predictable, utterly lacking in charm, wit or heart. A classic only in the sense that it's a classic mid 50's smug and manipulative piece of commercial fluff which doesn't travel well to 2012. I'd rather see a Doris Day flick. And I hate Doris Day flicks.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Just saw it again last year. Shallow, forced, predictable, utterly lacking in charm, wit or heart. A classic only in the sense that it's a classic mid 50's smug and manipulative piece of commercial fluff which doesn't travel well to 2012. I'd rather see a Doris Day flick. And I hate Doris Day flicks.


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#53 OFFLINE   Maruuk

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Bad films are bad films. Heck, I didn't greenlight the POS! Besides, I just touted a bunch of other films to the skies, a Grinch hates everything Xmas!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

TCM has a special on holiday classic movies on at Noon today, Sun (12/9).

HOME ALONE is on ABCFamily Tuesday (12/11) at 5pm EST, followed by The Santa Clause and Santa Claus is Coming to Town is on ABC at 8.

By the way, did anyone watch that SyFy holiday-theme movie, the 12 Disasters of Christams? Any good? Or is that a stupid question, since it's a SyFy movie... ;)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:34 AM

The Santa Clause is a real sleeper, if you haven't seen it, definitely one to check out!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

It's important to note that while "Holiday Inn" (1942) featuring the song "White Christmas" really is a rewarding and surprisingly thoughtful film, best to avoid the eponymous "White Christmas" film from 1954 also featuring the same song. It's trash.

And if you have kids, or any kid left inside you, the animated short "The Snowman" (narrated by David Bowie of all people) is a MUST see every yuletide. It's on Youtube now so you have no excuse.


White Christmas is trash? Dated perhaps, but not trash. On a historical note it was the first film released in VistaVision.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

See for yourself: AMC Friday night, 2 back-to-back showings of "White Christmas". TV Show Talk homework: Compare and contrast w/"Holiday Inn". You will be graded on a sliding scale.

Don't get me wrong, I love Der Bingle and old musicals. This one was just epic fail. Predictable, boring, no compelling love interest, and the musical numbers simply fall flat. And no good snow vibe, you want to be taken into some good snow scenes for Christmas, and this just doesn't deliver. Well, ok, to be fair it's about the lack of snow so what could I expect? 8^>

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

So who doesn't like Doris Day??? :shrug:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Silent Night, Bloody Night.

Hey! It beats the Star Wars Holiday Special.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Silent Night, Bloody Night.

Hey! It beats the Star Wars Holiday Special.


Hey! That was Boba Fett's first appearance.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

I am going to watch both Human Centipede movies for the first time on the 25th.
Then they will be Christmas movies to me.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

I've only heard about those--and that was enough to creep me out!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

I am going to watch both Human Centipede movies for the first time on the 25th.
Then they will be Christmas movies to me.


Oh, good Lord! That is just bizarre.

From its description:

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a new "pet"-- a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Oh, good Lord! That is just bizarre.

From its description:


A friend of mine, who has a strong stomach, said he had to stand and pace the room with his fists clenched to get through them.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Do you think that in a movie like that, where the victims' mouths are sewn to others' rectums, people will be talking s--t? !rolling

I know. :icon_lame

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

Another off-the-radar Christmas film that's quite good: "A Christmas Without Snow"--about a choir in Oakland, CA. Okay, so it features my ex-girlfriend and was directed by a guy I worked for a lot (John Korty), so sue me!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

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