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Every holiday party needs a good soundtrack, but sometimes finding the perfect blend of timeless and fresh can be tricky. We’d rather you spend your time off eating Christmas cookies and just generally basking in the yuletide cheer, so we pulled together 25 songs for your seasonal playlist needs. Warning: They might just give you all of the feels.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Judy Garland
2. “The Christmas Waltz,” She & Him
3. “Carol of the Bells,” Traditional
4. “One More Sleep,” Leona Lewis
5. “O Holy Night,” Celine Dion
6. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” ‘Nsync
7. “Silent Night,” Boyz II Men
8. “All I Want for Christmas Is You, »
- Maggie Malach
It’S A Wonderful Life plays on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, December 10th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. Admission is only $5. Other Christmas films in December are White Christmas at 10:30am 12/17 and Die Hard at midnight 12/23.
“Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
It wasn’t until the 1980s when It’S A Wonderful Life became the perennial holiday favorite it’s known as today. The ultimate feel-good classic from director Frank Capra was a box-office disappointment when it was initially released in 1946. Due to a clerical error in 1974, the film went into public domain and was then shown on every low-rent local access channel in varying degrees of »
- Tom Stockman
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with a Santa’s sleigh-full of new holiday albums from country music’s biggest stars.
Track for track, the records are brimming with creative arrangements, inspired duets, new songwriting and — what we all long for — a few breathtaking gems that are sure to send holiday spirits soaring. But how to pick the ones that match your taste and mood? People is here to help with this music-shopper’s guide.
Chris Young, It Must Be Christmas
Young’s oft-spoken love for the holidays flows through every track on this album, and his »
- Jordan Runtagh
Before Loretta Lynn cut her first record, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” in 1960, she split her time cleaning houses and taking care of her four young kids. But soon after her clear Kentucky voice hit country radio with songs of strong — and often wronged — women, the 28-year-old singer songwriter found herself on show circuit away from family most weeks.
“It was rough,” Lynn, now 84, tells People of her early days on the road. “I was working clubs, and I was doing like three and four shows a night. And I hadn’t been in the business but two years before I got pregnant, »
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
The great Portuguese filmmaker Raúl Ruiz is finally being given the retrospective treatment – and this is only the first part.
Museum of the Moving Image
“Pushing the Envelope: »
- Nick Newman
George Takei, Patrick Stewart, and Doctor Who top our Event Cinema highlights for DecemberGeorge Takei, Patrick Stewart, and Doctor Who top our Event Cinema highlights for DecemberJenny Bullough11/30/2016 1:11:00 Pm
You know Cineplex is the place to go for new movies; but every month there’s so much more to see on the big screen! Through our Event Cinema programming you can see classic films, family favourites, live theatre presentations, and more! Here are a few choice highlights from our December Events Calendar:
Dec 1 – André Rieu: Christmas with André
The world-famous violinist is back in a new festive 90 minute recorded Christmas concert, packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for an intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with »
- Jenny Bullough
Welcome to another Horror Highlights! Today, we have the exclusive trailer premiere for Diana Galimzyanova's noir thriller, The Lightest Darkness. We also have details on Nitehawk Cinema's Holiday Horror Spectacular, release details and trailers for Secret Santa and Dark Seduction, and details on the new chief creative officer over at El Rey Network.
Exclusive Trailer Premiere for The Lightest Darkness: "The first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology.
When a neurotic private eye who struggles to finish the case takes a train voyage, his own dark secrets begin to reveal themselves."
Written and directed by Diana Galimzyanova, The Lightest Darkness stars Rashid Aitouganov, Marina Voytuk, Tatyana Ukharova, Vyacheslav Manucharov, and Anastasia Ivanova. To learn more about the film, visit:
http://thelightestdarkness.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheLightestDarkness/ https://twitter.com/theLDnoir http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5937642/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
Nitehawk Cinema's Holiday Horror Show Spectacular: "Every year, »
- Tamika Jones
Loretta Lynn is sitting aboard her tour bus reminiscing about old friends like Patsy Cline (“Patsy was her own woman and that’s what I adored. I thought, ‘By golly, I’m not the only one — Patsy stands up for herself too.'”) and George Jones (“I bought his old tour bus, but he’d shot through the roof and I never did get that bus to stop leaking!”). Talk turns to Willie Nelson, with whom she recently recorded a duet, “Lay Me Down,” on her Full Circle album, out earlier this year.
“He’s one of the greatest people in the whole world, »
Gucci Mane and Harmony Korine continue their ongoing media partnership, this time with newly released music video “Last Time.” Korine makes a cameo appearance in the short directed by David Helman, which is a collaboration between Gucci Mane and Travis Scott. Set in a harsh winter wonderland, Gucci and Travis rap one-on-one with the camera, as well as in a parked car that eventually levitates and catches fire.
Korine is known for controversial and unconventional work such as “The Kids” and “Trash Humpers,” and worked with Gucci previously on his 2012 film “Spring Breakers,” as well as for an ad for clothing label Supreme (which was mde inside Gucci’s mansion while he was under house arrest). Gucci is set to act in Korine’s upcoming film “The Trap,” along stars Al Pacino and Benicio Del Toro.
Read More: Harmony Korine: “I’m not going to lie and say that »
- Zipporah Smith
“Prince: R U Listening?” will chronicle the musician’s early years and rise to super-stardom as seen through the eyes of his bandmates, friends and family including Dez Dickerson, Prince’s first guitar player and Andre Cymone, the singer’s close friend and original bassist. The doc will also include interviews with Bono, Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E., and be directed and produced by Michael John Kirk, known for his work on the PBS docuseries “Frontline.”
The film is scheduled to be released mid 2017.
Read More: Prince Remembered: 5 Times He Brightened »
- Liz Calvario
With December just two days away, Christmas music will soon be even more ubiquitous than it has been for the last month. Here to assist in that effort is the IndieWire Holiday Playlist, a selection of 16 popularized by seasonally appropriate films and TV shows. Listen below.
Selections range from standards whose origins are self-evident (“White Christmas” was made famous by the film of the same name, while “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” are from the respective television specials) to a few you may recognize without instantly recalling where they’re from: Remember “Christmas Treat,” from the “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” skit on “Saturday Night Live”? Or Phoenix’s cover of “Alone on Christmas Day” that was in “A Very Murray Christmas”?
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- Michael Nordine
We’Re No Angels (1955) plays on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. Admission is only $5. Other Christmas films in December are It’S A Wonderful Life at 10:30am 12/10 and White Christmas at 10:30am 12/17 and Die Hard at midnight 12/23.
“We came here to rob them and that’s what we’re gonna do – beat their heads in, gouge their eyes out, slash their throats. Soon as we wash the dishes.”
Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray are the motley trio of convicts who escape from Devil’s Island prison just before Christmas in the festive 1955 comedy We’Re No Angels. They look for places to steal from and stumble across a store run by kindly but bumbling Felix »
- Tom Stockman
If you've abandoned your cable but still embrace Netflix and other online streaming platforms, you have tons of options when it comes to holiday movies. After all, cold - perhaps even snowy, depending on where you live - weather is coming our way, and there's nothing quite like tucking in with a feel-good holiday film. Before you resign yourself to renting something, take a look at the free (with subscription) movies you can watch right now. All the titles link to where your can watch them! Netflix Netflix is where you'll find the biggest titles. Love Actually is fortunately still available for your annual viewing, but there are also classics like White Christmas. A Very Murray Christmas Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Miracle on 34th Street Christmas With the Kranks The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Ernest Saves Christmas Saving Santa White Christmas The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Happy Christmas Love Actually »
- Maggie Pehanick
Snow in Vegas? Brett Eldredge just might make it happen.
The country singer is giving fans a live taste of his new Christmas album, Glow, with a special holiday performance alongside a big band at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Eldredge’s concert will air on Directv and U-verse, and feature the 30-year-old’s sure-to-be classic renditions of holiday standards like “White Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” — which is teased in People’s exclusive sneak peek.
“Bringing a Christmas record like this to Vegas is something I’ve »
- Lindsay Kimble
I'm a music nerd: I used to be a music writer, I've been to more concerts than I can count, and I will unironically declare that I love rock 'n' roll. And I just can't deal with cheesy Christmas music. I want to listen to Christmas music that sounds like the music I actually like. I don't seek out pop music or adult contemporary the rest of the year, so why would I want it during Christmas? That said, I love listening to Christmas music during the holidays, as long as it's my kind of Christmas music. I love having albums that come out just once a year but when they do, it sounds like Christmastime. I've spent years cultivating a collection of songs that aren't "good for Christmas music," but just plain good. I have a few albums I always fall back on: A Christmas Gift For You From »
- Nancy Einhart
Who's ready for some Christmas cheer? Netflix is already on the ball, with tons of holiday movies already streaming. There are lots of options, ranging from classic films like Bing Crosby's White Christmas to modern comedies and animated favorites. We've combed the selection and narrowed down our list to 15 films that are sure to up your holiday spirit. Check them out! Related:25 Days of Christmas: Here's the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon »
- Maggie Pehanick
Rob Leane Nov 3, 2016
This article contains spoilers for Black Mirror series 3.
See related Class: trailer for episode 4 Class episode 3 review: Nightvisiting Class episodes 1 & 2 review: For Tonight We May Die & The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo Doctor Who Christmas special: Moffat and Capaldi discuss superhero episode
In the gap between Black Mirror’s haunting Christmas episode White Christmas, and its first Americanised season on Netflix, I began to notice a lot of news articles pointing out the similarities between real life and the unsettling predictions that Charlie Brooker based his first seven anthology episodes around. Not least a certain situation involving a pig and a Prime Minister.
Eagle-eyed Den Of Geek readers may remember that I wrote an article about that. It was a lot of fun, in a terrified-for-the-future-of-mankind sort of way. »
We can all pretty much stop now and agree that Charlie Brooker is a genius, right? Love him or not as a personality presenting the Wipe program on the BBC or his Guardian articles/books, but Black Mirror has within two painfully short seasons on Channel 4 become The Twilight Zone of its generation, with Brooker the Rod Serling heir apparent. The third season, bought up shrewdly by Netflix and marketed craftily as a ‘Netflix Original’ (sure guys, sure), has been hugely anticipated with more episodes, as much money as Brooker wanted, and a flotilla of well-known stars from both sides of the Atlantic queuing up to be part of his futuristic anthology shining a terrifying light on technology of tomorrow and how it can illuminate today. ‘Nosedive’, much like the previous episode ‘White Christmas’, taps into something relevant, powerful and enormously scary about modern social media. »
- Tony Black
Liam Hoofe ranks the Black Mirror episodes from worst to best…
On the rare occasion I bump into someone who claims that television shows are all the same I point them in the direction of Black Mirror. The Charlie Brooker penned anthology series is one of the most innovative and daring shows to have aired this decade, with comparisons to The Twilight Zone and the writing of George Orwell being just. To celebrate the third season arriving on Netflix, here is a look back at the seven episodes that have aired since the show’s debut back in 2011…
The Waldo Moment (Season 2, Episode 3)
It’s testament to the brilliance of Black Mirror that its weakest outing is still a thoroughly entertaining episode of TV. Brooker seems to take easier targets in the final episode of season two and the episode never really has the impact that some of the previous outings do. »
- Liam Hoofe
Louisa Mellor Oct 21, 2016
Prepare to be unsettled, Black Mirror is back. Here are spoiler-filled capsule reviews of the six new episodes available now on Netflix…
Warning: contains spoilers for Black Mirror series 3
Authenticity is the core theme of Black Mirror’s third series. The question of what is and isn’t an authentic experience comes up several times in the six new stories. With sci-fi takes on different genres—comedic satire, survival horror, romance, military action and detective mystery—and one episode with no future tech at all, Black Mirror plays with perspective and examines what distinguishes the real from the virtual, the impossibility of authentic relationships when social interaction has become an economy, and what might cause us to knowingly opt for inauthenticity over reality.
With spoilers, »
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