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post #31 of 54
The Family Stone
Black Christmas (which I watched during my 31 days of Halloween)
Home Alone
Polar Express
The Santa Claus..1 2 & 3
post #32 of 54
Well, I did watch SILENT NIGHT (the remake of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT) and the Xmas episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY the same evening!

But my standards still remain:

BLACK CHRISTMAS and

BATMAN RETURNS ("Give the Constitution a rest...it's Christmas." "Good will towards men...and women.")
Edited by cinema13 - 12/13/12 at 12:29pm
post #33 of 54
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Is this movie tongue-in-cheek? Because I watched the trailer and I started laughing.
Not quite tongue in cheek as some of the Syfy movies are. But it's not trying to be blatantly scary either.
post #34 of 54
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Actually, I almost forgot about "The Family Man." Pulled it out this afternoon and watched. Quite enjoyable indeed!! Thanks for the refresher! smile.gif
post #35 of 54
I ordered the new BD of this:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058548/
post #36 of 54
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I ordered the new BD of this:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058548/

If it's got Santa AND Martians...you know it's gonna' be GREAT!! biggrin.gif
post #37 of 54
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"A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third" - tagline.
Life of Brian (1979)

Yet...one of my favorites of all time. Just trying to get my 12-year-old to watch it. Because it couldn't be simultaneously streamed to his iPhone...he lost interest rather quickly. frown.gifconfused.gif
post #38 of 54
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"Miracle on 34th Street" -- The 1947 or the 1994 version?

post #39 of 54
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"Miracle on 34th Street" -- The 1947 or the 1994 version?

I like them both but would rank the original as number one. smile.gif
post #40 of 54
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I ordered the new BD of this:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058548/

The companion piece would the MST3K version. smile.gif

http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/Santa_Claus_Conquers_the_Martians
post #41 of 54
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They don't get any more Christmas-sier (Santa Claus that is) than:
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Voiced by James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy.
My wife got me to watch this, it's very family friendly. I had dismissed this movie last year when it came out as just another animation but it's actually quite entertaining. An update of the Santa legend. There is also a 3D version.

Picked this one up as a rental the other night. Oddly, I had never heard of it before. Agree, thought, that it IS quite entertaining and funny. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely, as we are also both fond of British humor (and accents). Good stuff! Thanks for the suggestion! smile.gif
post #42 of 54
Watched Polar Express in 3D. Had about 90 minutes between the 50 other things trying to get done before the holidays, so I sat down and fired it up. As soon the Express left the house near the begining, LOGANESS poked her head in, watched for a couple of minutes and said, "It's too hard watching all blurry", so I handed her my glasses and made her sit down and I grabbed the other glasses. She ended up sitting through the rest of it. I guess that says SOMETHING about it.
post #43 of 54
To anyone in the Philly/SJ/DE area: The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville PA is showing It's a Wonderful Life in 35mm this weekend. Showings on Saturday & Sunday afternoon. $8 Great theater and worth the trip!


http://thecolonialtheatre.com/
post #44 of 54
short and pretty cool:

"The Insects' Christmas" is a Russian stop-motion animated short from 1913. The film was made by entomologist/puppet maker/animator Ladislav Starevich who studied insects in such great detail that he dissected and pulled apart every appendage and reconstructed their fragile bodies into malleable stop-motion puppets. Starevich did this to photograph and study their movements. "The Insects' Christmas" is a fairly tale involving Father Christmas spreading holiday cheer to everyone, even the smallest of creatures.
post #45 of 54
Here's one that we used to watch back in the 80's. Not sure why it fell off our radar but I'll introduce my niece to it in a few years:


post #46 of 54
Silent Night arrives tomorrow from NF:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2347497/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

It will be my Christmas Eve flick (apologies to everyone for my inability to leave October behind).
post #47 of 54
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Silent Night arrives tomorrow from NF:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2347497/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
It will be my Christmas Eve flick (apologies to everyone for my inability to leave October behind).


At least one scene I recall from the original (Linnea Quigley's demise) is recreated for the remake.
post #48 of 54
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Silent Night arrives tomorrow from NF:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2347497/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
It will be my Christmas Eve flick (apologies to everyone for my inability to leave October behind).
As a man-child, I had to open my gift early....

What a surprise this is! eek.gif

An excellent horror movie, definitely makes my Best Of The Year New Horror movie list.

Cleverly shot, with particular emphasis on Christmas colors...somebody was actually thinking here.wink.gif
Not once do you forget what season it is.

PQ of the BD is excellent, with great shadow detail.
AQ is fine.

There is only one problem that jumped out at me: Malcom McDowell.
He is incredibly bad here....completely miscast.
Although some of his dialog isn't the greatest, he is just horrid...it really is embarrassing.

If you can look past the McDowell Mess, this movie is good fun on every level.
post #49 of 54
Well, let's see. The usual suspects with a few surprises:

"Holiday Inn" (1942)
"White Christmas" (1954)
"Die Hard" (1988)
"Elf" (2003)
"A Christmas Story" (1983)
"A Christmas Carol" (2009)
"National Lampoon Christmas Vacation" (1989)
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)
"Santa Clause 2" (2002 - Simply because I think Elizabeth Mitchell is hot)
"Scrooge" (with Albert Finney) (1970)
"Scrooged!" (with Bill Murray) (1988)
and "Polar Express" (2004 - I really hated the animation when I first saw it but it has since grown on me over the years.)
post #50 of 54
Now that Christmas is over but not forgotten it's time to roll out the Toy Story movies 1, 2 and 3.
post #51 of 54
If you haven't had a chance to watch Die Hard for the Christmas season you may want to try it with these specially made cookies. biggrin.gif

post #52 of 54
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If you haven't had a chance to watch Die Hard for the Christmas season you may want to try it with these specially made cookies. biggrin.gif

Oh YEAH!! Those look PERFECT!! HA HA HA!!! biggrin.gif
post #53 of 54
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Well, let's see. The usual suspects with a few surprises:
and "Polar Express" (2004 - I really hated the animation when I first saw it but it has since grown on me over the years.)

I'm still not too sure about this one. The animation still kind of freaks me out; even after several viewings (kids). Didn't watch it this year....yet. Stay tuned. frown.gif
post #54 of 54
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Here's one that we used to watch back in the 80's. Not sure why it fell off our radar but I'll introduce my niece to it in a few years:

Good GAWD! I almost forgot about this one! Thanks for the memories! smile.gif Cool!
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