Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Jeffrey Jones Director: Milos Foreman Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, always lavish, Amadeus is a lush and vibrant film. It tells the story of Salieri, a talented court composer who admires Mozart as having divine talent. A pious man, his love turns to obsessive hate when… Continue reading Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie Of The Week: Jaws (1975)

Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw Director: Steven Spielberg. Stay out of the water... The Summer blockbuster that started them all and adapted from the book by Peter Benchley, Jaws is a film that stands up today as one of the most memorable films of it genre. An absolute delight to re-watch, so join… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jaws (1975)

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Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire Director: Brian Henson Jim Henson and his Muppets pals take on the classic Dickens tale of A Christmas Carol, with Michael Caine as Ebeneezer Scrooge. What Is It? An oddly accurate telling of the classic story, with most of the Muppets taking on a role somewhere. Michael Caine… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Director: Chris Columbus Kevin McCallister finds himself left behind over Christmas again, but this year, he caught the wrong flight and ended up in New York. While his ingenuity gets him into the Plaza Hotel, his old enemies The Wet Bandits have broken out… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz Director: John Pasquin A divorced Dad has his kid for Christmas Eve and it's not going well, when an accident means he becomes Santa Claus. Over the course of the next year, he learns some lessons about being a Dad and about Christmas. What Is It? Tim Allen,… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

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Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart Director: Jon Favreau When an orphaned baby accidentally gets taken to the North Pole, Santa decides to keep him and he's raised as an elf. But one day, he finds out he's adopted and decides to head to New York to meet the father… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

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Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith Director: Jimmy T Murakami, Dianne Jackson It's Christmas, and a little boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure, including a meeting with Santa Claus. What Is It? This animation is almost totally silent, except for the famous, haunting song, "I'm… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Created to cash in on the highly successful slasher flick Halloween which came out in 1978, Friday The 13th revolves around Jason Voorhees, a child who drowned at a school camp. Initially, he's the motive for the killings, and later the killer himself, as anyone who tries to stay on Crystal Lake falls under the… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Trilogy Of Terror (1975)

In Stephen King’s book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It’s a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there’s a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Trilogy Of Terror (1975)