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)
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin Director: Bob Clark Ralphie (Billingsley) is a cute blonde haired, blue eyed kid whose major goal in life is to have a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas that he's heard all about on his favourite radio show. But since his parents don't want to give him one,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Christmas Story (1983)
Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Goldie Hawn, Director: Clay Kaytis Since their father died, Christmas hasn't been the same for the Pierce family. But when Teddy and Kate are left alone on Christmas Eve, their plan to try to capture Santa Claus on camera leads them on a wild adventure to help Santa… Continue reading The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Excerpt from my article for ScreenMayhem.com. Charles Dickens was a writer who cared deeply about the world and his fellow man. His books were hugely popular, particularly as they were released initially as chapters in magazine serials, so that you had to wait til the next issue to discover what happened to your favourite characters,… Continue reading The Muppet Christmas Carol is 25 years old!
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio Director: Sean Anders Brad (Ferrell) is married to Dusty's (Wahlberg) ex-wife, and is stepdad to his kids. While this was the cause of great tension in the first film, they're now not only co-parenting, but are also really good friends.… Continue reading Preview: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Just for fun, this seasonal selection of movies that should please all members of the family. From family comedies, to classics, to horrors. Comedy: Of course, family comedies are a Christmas staple. Elf (2003) Is Christmas really Christmas until we've watched Will Ferrell hollering out "Santa? I know him!" Well, for me it isn't. Ferrell… Continue reading The Christmas Movie Round Up
Every year, Max's grandmother encourages him to write to Santa, but this year, as the family all gathers, the Christmas spirit seems lost. When Max tears up his letter, he brings down a malevolent Christmas spirit who terrorises his family. Starring: Toni Collette, Adam Scott, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony. Director: Michael… Continue reading Krampus (2015)