Tag Archive: Christmas

Holiday Review: ‘Hell’s Heroes’

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One of my favorite themes in holiday films is a redemptive character arc. Beginning with Ebenezer Scrooge, the spirit of the Christmas season provides a way for even the worst among us to… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

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Despite the fact that this movie came out in 1942, I had the privilege of seeing it for the first time a mere two years ago on television. That being said, as a… Continue reading

Holiday Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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It goes without saying that Peanuts have been an icon of entertainment for over half a century. Considering that the creation of Charles M. Schulz has been on everything from the big screen… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Bishop’s Wife’

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Many cinephiles have pointed out that the years following World War II gave moviegoers some of the finest holiday films ever made. After years of bloodshed and destruction brought by the war, it… Continue reading

Holiday Review: A Christmas Carol (1951)

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Ever since Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story completely changed the way people viewed the holiday it has been adapted into a number of different mediums. Needless to say that also includes having a… Continue reading

Holiday Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

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We on earth take it for granted that a jolly man in a red suit will magically come down our chimneys to deliver presents. But do we take into consideration the poor children… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Grinch’

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Plot:  The Whos in Whoville are deep in the midst of preparing for Christmas, where the mayor has decreed that the celebration needs to be three times as extravagant as ever before.  Finally… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Boris Karloff

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Born in London in 1887 as William Pratt, the man known the world over as Boris Karloff has become a film icon. His looks and soft distinctive voice is instantly recognizable to movie… Continue reading