TBT: Love Actually (2003)

Once more I’m faced with writing about a movie I have never seen before. (Shouldn’t these TBTs be movies from my past, from my childhood? Isn’t that what a ‘throwback’ really is, a memory?) Yes, somewhere along the way I kind of lost my focus, or maybe I just don’t watch enough movies to makeContinue reading “TBT: Love Actually (2003)”

TBT: Amélie (2001)

Our second stop this December on Throwback Thursday finds us head-over-heels in like (?) with a very unique girl. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. A dream-weaver. Though this entry doesn’t strictly qualify as a film that spreads holiday cheer, it’s one that spreads cheer and is the definition of a feel-good film. It’s a testament toContinue reading “TBT: Amélie (2001)”

Krampus

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Michael Dougherty; Todd Casey; Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Is Krampus the next Christmas classic? No, not by a long sleigh ride, but at least it offers some respite from the other bullshit holiday films we’re routinely forced to endure for the sake of good tidings and shameless studio profiteering. MichaelContinue reading “Krampus”

A Very Murray Christmas

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Sophia Coppola; Mitch Glazer; Bill Murray Directed by: Sophia Coppola A Very Murray Christmas is kind of an odd package. It’s a fairly self-indulgent vanity project but only in the best way possible. I mean, how do you say ‘no’ to Bill Murray? It’s a movie but not aContinue reading “A Very Murray Christmas”

TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

If you’ve been following along with this segment, you might be aware I’ve spent the last several installments picking titles at random — and in a slight panic, with several of them being decided upon (or even watched) at the very last possible second — so it’ll be nice to reintroduce some semblance of consistency here again,Continue reading “TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)”

TBT: Toy Story (1995)

Given that today is a holiday I don’t really celebrate being British and all, I figured now would be as good a time as any to go back and visit an absolute classic from the mid-90s. Upon reading up on the film I realized it is also the 20th anniversary of the release, which by all accountsContinue reading “TBT: Toy Story (1995)”

The Night Before

Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jonathan Levine; Kyle Hunter; Ariel Shaffir; Evan Goldberg Directed by: Jonathan Levine I was enjoying, for the most part, the latest incarnation of the Seth Rogen and Friends Show, finding myself more than a little amused by their storming of New York City in an effort to live itContinue reading “The Night Before”

TBT: Bad Santa (2003)

Growing up, one of the harshest realities we all had to come to grips with was the fact that jolly ol’ Saint Nick was in fact, not real. But oh boy, is he! He comes to life on the big screen in this knock-out raunch-fest in ways no good little Johnny or Jenny should everContinue reading “TBT: Bad Santa (2003)”

The Best Man Holiday

Release: Friday, November 15, 2013 [Theater] Reunited — and it feels so good!!! For a film that’s been released nearly forty days removed from it’s wintery afflatus, The Best Man Holiday sure knows how to ring in the holiday spirit in very appropriate, and surprisingly emotional doses. Director Malcolm D. Lee (Undercover Brother) gathers up anotherContinue reading “The Best Man Holiday”