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Have You Seen Charlie Calvin From The Santa Clause Lately?

Have You Seen Charlie Calvin From The Santa Clause Lately?
Remember the kid who played Tim Allen's son in 1994's The Santa Clause? The bowl-cut cutie was named Charlie Calvin in the film and was played by actor Eric Lloyd. He was just 8-years-old at the time the film was released and yet he managed to totally captivate our attention with his hilarious one-liners and sweet daddy-son moments with Tim, who played Scott Calvin. In fact, when Scott accidentally killed Santa Clause (we know, a little dark for a Christmas movie) and subsequently took on his duties at the North Pole, Charlie was one of the only people to believe in him. We watched Charlie grow up a bit in the film's sequels—The Santa Clause 2 and 3—and help his dad through the...
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‘The Santa Clause’ Recut as a Horror Movie Is a Chilling Yuletide Treat – Watch

‘The Santa Clause’ Recut as a Horror Movie Is a Chilling Yuletide Treat – Watch
Tim Allen’s 1994 film “The Santa Clause” is a Christmas classic that tells the story of how after a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he magically transforms into Saint Nick to take his place. The comedy is one that the whole family can enjoy, but now a YouTube user, Aceinyourface, has recut the movie into a horror film. The result is a chilling yuletide treat!

The new version’s plot is described as, “Tim Allen’s mental breakdown brings him to believe he is the real Santa Claus. His madness persuades his son Charlie which causes turmoil amongst the family.”

Read More: Holiday Horror: 12 Days of Christmas Counter-Programming

The minute-and-a-half clip begins with eerie and suspenseful music and then cuts to Allen talking to a school administrator who tells him he must tell his son that he’s not Santa Claus. We then see more clips of Allen
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Home Alone, The Grinch and more top Cineplex's best Holiday movies to watch at home

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Home Alone, The Grinch and more top Cineplex's best Holiday movies to watch at homeHome Alone, The Grinch and more top Cineplex's best Holiday movies to watch at homeGarrett McCormick12/23/2016 9:31:00 Am

Wrapping presents, listening to holiday music and drinking hot chocolate sum up the holidays perfectly, but nothing gives us more holiday spirit than watching holiday movies!

If you find that the holiday spirit hasn’t quite hit you yet, our list of movies to watch at home will definitely give the holiday cheer you’ve been looking for. Sit back, get a cozy blanket and snuggle up with your friends and family while checking out Cineplex’s Must-Watch Holiday Movies:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In the town of Whoville, where Christmas is celebrated all year round, the Grinch continues to hide away in his chamber up on a secluded mountain where he spends his time hating Whos…
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30 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies

30 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies
We can’t blame you for thinking you know all there is to know about your favorite beloved holiday flicks. After all, annual 24-hour marathons and Netflix access make it almost too easy to unintentionally learn every heartwarming and hilarious line.

But even the most diehard Christmas movie fanatics still have secrets to discover, from just how much actors went it took to bring storybook characters to life, to the cameos you might have missed even on your 10th viewing.

1. Now a beloved classic, It’s a Wonderful Life was a total box office flop when it was released in
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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Wars’ returned with ‘The Phantom Menace’

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Wars’ returned with ‘The Phantom Menace’
17 years ago today, long before we knew the Force would have an awakening in 2015, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace brought new tales of a galaxy far, far away to the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It was the beginning of a much-maligned prequel trilogy that would give us Jar Jar Binks, midi-chlorians, and a love story for Anakin Skywalker. (And some good things! Don’t forget podracing! And Darth Maul!) Ultimate backlash didn’t stop audiences eager for a new Star Wars movie from turning out in droves, though: Phantom Menace was 1999’s highest grossing film, and all three prequel films ended up earning over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Revenge of the Sith was also released on the 19th of May. Today marks 11 years since the prequel conclusion hit theaters worldwide, after premiering at – believe it or not – the Cannes Film Festival.
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Monkey Business: 10 Best Movie Primates

Animals have always been a source of entertainment for us humans, and few more so than the monkey. Is it fascination with our evolutionary heritage that makes monkeys such a frequent source of interest, or are they just irresistibly adorable? It’s likely some combination of the two, but their intelligence not only makes them curious companions; they’re camera-friendly ones. The latest documentary effort from Disneynature, Monkey Kingdom, opened in theaters last weekend and gave us an intimate view of primates in their natural habitat. The film subsequently inspired yours truly to consider the history of monkeys in the movies, and it turns out it’s quite vast. From the goofy to the loving to the scary, monkeys have been a part of cinema for most of its existence, and subsequently there are plenty of memorable “monkey movie stars” to consider. Without further ado, I present the definitive, absolute,
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Five Fun Facts About "The Santa Clause"

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The holidays are finally upon us, and in celebration we're posting five fun facts about our favorite festive flicks.Today's featured film is the 1994 Christmas classic, "The Santa Clause." Check out the gallery below to see what young star Eric Lloyd (left) looks like today!1. It was a big deal to have Tim Allen starring in a Disney movie, as the company has a history of not hiring ex-cons. Allen had a drug charge from the '70s, but they made an exception after seeing the positive reaction to Tim on "Home Improvement." He'd work with Disney again on the "Toy Story" films.2. In the 1995 VHS version of the film, Tim Allen made a sarcastic remark, "1-800-spank-me," to hisex-wife. The scene was taken out of the later movie releases because a mom complained it wasa real sex hotline number. Her child had called it and racked up a massive phone bill!
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Flashback: 'The Santa Clause' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Cast

Flashback: 'The Santa Clause' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Cast
Christmas is coming early!

Among the ever-growing list of classic movies celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, which includes Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Little Rascals, and Little Giants – we can now add our first Christmas movie to the list, The Santa Clause!

Watch: On Set with 'Pulp Fiction' 20 Years Ago

The film stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a divorced father of his 6-year-old son Charlie, portrayed by Eric Lloyd. Though initially distant, Charlie and his father are drawn closer than ever through a series of events that force Scott to take on his new position as Santa Clause.

"The movie's about a little boy and his dad that aren't very close, and one night they go on a great adventure to the North Pole," 8-year-old Eric Lloyd told Et. "Then they get to the next Christmas, and they're very close."

Et was invited on set back in 1994 with stars Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd
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The Santa Clause

A Disney movie in the old style, in which divorced Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has his little son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) back for Christmas Eve and tries to bolster the kid's belief in Santa, which is being destroyed by his stepfather (Judge Reinhold). What Scott isn't prepared for is the real Santa falling to his death after making a pancake landing on his roof, and Scott becoming the next Santa. Allen gamely ho-ho-hos and there's a lot to enjoy in a seasonal yarn that spawned to sequels.
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25 Days of Christmas Dec. 2: 'Jack Frost,' 'The Santa Clause' and more

We're in full swing with the holiday season, gang. It's December, there may be snow on the ground where you live (there is where we live) and ABC Family is counting down the days to Christmas with its annual 25 Days of Christmas.

Here's what's on tap for Monday, Dec. 2:


(6:00-6:30 Pm Et/Pt) Winnie The Pooh And Christmas Too

In this Christmas classic, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet rush to get Christopher Robin's letter to Santa before it's too late. With many obstacles before them, they learn the true meaning of Christmas. (Animated)

(6:30-7:00 Pm Et/Pt) Mickey's Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' famous story is retold with Mickey as Bob Cratchit, Uncle Scrooge as Ebenezer Scrooge, Goofy as Jacob Marley's ghost and Donald as nephew Fred. (Animated)

(7:00-8:00 Pm Et/Pt) Jack Frost (1979)

Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost
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Extended Thoughts on ‘The Santa Clause 2′

The Santa Clause 2

Directed by Michael Lembeck

Written by Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss

Starring Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Spencer Breslin, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd

Why wait eight years between the original Santa Clause and its follow-up, The Santa Clause 2? This is a question I’ve been asking myself over the last week, before I watched the film for our podcast, during our recording, and now. I didn’t bring it up on the show, because I imagine the question would’ve just floated out into virtual nothingness. But I wonder. The first film opened in November of 1994 to moderate critical acclaim and strong box office returns. I honestly don’t remember how “angry” I might’ve sounded on the podcast last year (Gabe described me as such in our discussion this week), but when my wife puts the original on,
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The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection Blu-ray Clips Show The Origins Of Santa And A Bad Date

In the time it took Disney to create the three films in The Santa Clause trilogy, Tim Allen had a whirlwind of a career, becoming a major movie and television star, faltering for a while, and coming back on top with ABC.s Last Man Standing. Like Allen.s career, the three Santa Clause films vary wildly in quality, but they each offer a bellyful of laughs and a family-oriented (and family-friendly) tale that should endear audiences of different ages. The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection will hit Blu-ray tomorrow and to celebrate, Disney has a clip from each movie to make a case for why the series is better as set. If you can remember all the way back to 1994, the original The Santa Clause tells the origin story of Scott Calvin.s transformation from regular guy to Santa. His son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), is still super cute in this
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The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection Hits Blu-ray In October

The Santa Clause was Tim Allen.s big screen debut, and it quickly became a modern and fun family Christmas classic. It.s yearly replay value meant Disney was down for sequels, and in 2002 and 2006, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause were created. On October 16, fans of the series will be able to own the series in high definition when The Santa Clause 3-Movie collection hits Blu-ray. Each of the heartwarming The Santa Clause movies stars Tim Allen as the jolly man himself. Allen.s Santa is definitely the highlight of each of the movies, but one of the other things the series does well is maintain many of its cast members. Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, and Eric Lloyd show up in each of the movies, and Number.s David Krumholtz plays an elf with pretty wicked ears in the first two. If the
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Our Holiday Favorites: The Santa Clause

I was four years old when The Santa Clause first opened in theaters. I can't recall if I first saw the 1994 comedy in theaters or on VHS (remember those?) months later. My older (and favorite) cousin Andi and I would watch The Santa Clause on her annual holiday visit from Dallas to Seguin. 

The Santa Clause stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a thirtysomething divorced father and toy company advertising executive. There's a hilarious scene where Scott is visiting his son Charlie's (Eric Lloyd) elementary school to discuss his job, when he is repeatedly forced to try to explain to another student his job description.

The plot rolls forward. 'Twas the night before Christmas ... and Santa Claus falls off Scott's roof. The end. Or, is it? Scott and Charlie realize the man who appears to be Santa Claus has mysteriously vanished, leaving behind his suit, in which they find a
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International teaser for ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2

Death Polished.

An all star lineup including Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist), Eric Lloyd (The Santa ClauseMimi Michaels (Boogeyman 3), Angelina Armani, Danielle Harris (Hatchet II), Johnathon Schaech (the Forsaken), Allison Kyler (VH1's Scream Queens [Season 2]) and Gail O'Grady (Hellcats) star in a horror film directed by Robert Hall of

ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2's finally here! The international teaser (see below) for ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 and the film simply looks awesome. I'm not even a fan of the original, but I am anticipating the release of this film.

Plot details are still vague. This brief plot synopsis was available on IMDb, but doesn't really tell viewers anything that they didn't know to begin with.

"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death
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It's '25 Days of Christmas' Movies!

Today kicks off ABC Family's annual network programming event "25 Days of Christmas"!

The spirited extravaganza, now in its thirteenth year, includes over 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment. Pour a little egg nog, cuddle up by the fire and get into the holiday spirit by checking out ABC Family's holiday movies!

ABC Family's '25 Days of Christmas''Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas'

Wednesday, December 1 He's mean, he's green and he doesn't
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