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Oscars excludes foreign film

This latest story about the Oscars banning a movie is probably the most silliest, and it’s something that just goes to show how absurd the need to categorise movies has become. This time it’s because the Singapore film Be With Me which has been excluded from the Foreign Language Film … [Read More]

DVD Flashback: Gremlins

Title= Gremlins (1984)
Score= 6
Summary= Steven Spielberg presents this Christmas tale of torment and mischief. Little green monsters terrorize a small town during Christmas, breaking things, killing things, and watching a little Snow White. Zach Galligan, the cute as hell Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman and we can’t leave out Judge Reinhold, all star in this fun movie.

DVD Flashback: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Title= Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Score= 6
Summary= Ron Howard brings this classic Seuss story to the big screen in a big way. He gets big names like Jim Carrey who plays the Grinch and a list of stars. This light movie is perfect for all ages, and is especially perfect for the Holidays. Howard and his team set the bar for Seuss interpretations with this movie.

DVD Flashback: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas & The Muppet Christmas Carol

Title= Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Score= 5
Summary= This creation of Jim Henson’s is a Christmas treat. A great family movie that the kids will love. Join Kermit and Robin as they tell the story of a young Otter who along with his friends, try to have the best Christmas ever.

Title= The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Score= 7
Summary= One of the best Muppet movies to date, this rendition of Dickens A Christmas Carol will please both Muppet and Dickens fans alike. With Michael Caine playing Scrooge and the rest of the Muppet cast filling in the rest of the parts, this movie is perfect for pumping up the Christmas spirit.

DVD Flashback: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Title= National Lampoon’s – Christmas Vacation (1989)
Score= 8
Summary= The third installment of the Vacation movies, Clark W. Griswold has fantasies of having a good old fasion family Christmas at home. He invites the whole clan to Chicago along with a few unexpected house guests (Eddie). Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Doris Roberts, William Hickey and Brian Doyle-Murray give us lots of laughs making Christmas Vacation a stand out from the rest of the franchise. A must see for the Holiday season.

DVD Flashback: Santa Claus – the Movie

Title= Santa Claus – the movie (1985)
Score= 5
Summary= This 1985 big Christmas production is a blast from the past. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc stars Dudley Moore as an elf who goes to NYC in order to impress his boss Santa. In NY he gets mixed up with an evil toy manufacturer played by John Lithgow. Lithgow want to put Santa out of business and Moore must fight to keep it alive. A great movie for the family and a retrospective of cutting edge movie effects in 1985. A forgotten about movie which makes a great conversation piece for your DVD collection.

DVD Flashback: Elf

Title= Elf (2003)
Score= 6
Summary= Jon Favreau directs the cast of Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen and Zooey Deschanel in this silly fish out of water Christmas tale. Buddy the elf finds out he is a human and heads to NYC to find his father. There he must learn the ways of the city and earn the love of his new family and friends. Buddy finds himself in a number of situations which lead to falling in love, having a new family and of course saving Christmas. A fun movie with a good cast and filled with physical comedy. A nice light hearted film for the Holidays.

Computers predict good movies

Yes it’s really come to that, this either means that the Execs who did this before in Studios are idiots, or that Computers are now so powerful that they can predict movies which will be a success. Of course, there’s another option. It’s rubbish and doesn’t really work. From New … [Read More]

DVD Flashback: Badder Santa

Title= Badder Santa (2004)
Score= 8
Summary= Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, John Ritter and Bernie Mac star in this raw adult sure to be Christmas classic. Big laughs from start to finish. The rough and grizzled Billy Bob has numerous unforgettable laugh out load scenes with the young Brett Kelly. John Ritter gives us a winning performance for his last as the mall manager Bob Chipeska. Ritter plays a character like never before, simple shy and uncomfortable – funny, funny and once again funny. You will shoot egg nog from your nose and feel some Christmas spirit by the end.