11 items from 2016
As we head into the holiday season, Wamg brings you our list of the Best Non-Traditional Christmas Movies to watch after the Holiday ham, pretty presents, and multiple viewings of White Christmas, Home Alone and Miracle On 34th Street are a thing of Christmas Past.
Our choices are filled snarky mistletoe carnage and crafty comedy – Geek style. Santa Claus is coming to town in these “More Naughty Than Nice”. films.
We’ve made a list and checked it twice with our lineup of not just the 20 Best holiday films but the Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies. After the success of Krampus, we just had to add it!
We kick off our list with our Honorable Mention –
- Movie Geeks
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Easter Eggs of the Day: You've all seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story right? Check to make sure you caught all the cameos and other Easter eggs highlighted by Mr. Sunday Movies: Holiday Movie Toys of the Day: Have you been wishing for a real Turboman toy from Jingle All the Way for the past 20 years? There's a Kickstarter for that (via /Film): Vintage Image of the Day: Sir Ralph Richardson, who was born on this day in 1902, sits with his many co-stars, including Alec Guinness, Julie Christie and Omar Sharif, on the set of 1965's Doctor Zhivago: Holiday Movie Parody of the Day: Saturday Night Live lampooned a...
- Christopher Campbell
I’m guessing that you, just like most of us, have always had seasonal favorites when it comes to movies that attempt to address and evoke the spirit of Christmas. Like most from my generation, when I was a kid I learned the pleasures of perennial anticipation of Christmastime as interpreted by TV through a series of holiday specials, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and even musical variety hours where the likes of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams and Dean Martin et al would sit around sets elaborately designed to represent the ideal Christmas-decorated living room, drinking “wassail” (I’m sure that’s what was in those cups) and crooning classics of the season alongside a dazzling array of guests. (We knew we were moving into a new world of holiday cheer when David Bowie joined Bing Crosby for »
- Dennis Cozzalio
20 years ago, 20th Century Fox released the holiday comedy Jingle All the Way, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as devoted father Howard Langston, who promised to do whatever it takes to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. When he finds out that all of his local stores are sold out of this coveted action figure, he goes on a Christmas Eve quest to track down the toy, competing with hordes of parents along the way. As it turns out, you may be able to bring your own version of Turbo Man home in the near future.
A Kickstarter campaign was recently started by a Cleveland, Ohio man named J.R. DeJesus, who has taken matters into his own hands and created a real Turbo Man action figure. Just one week after the Kickstarter campaign launched, the project has reached its goal of $13,000, with backers asked to donate »
It’s the Christmas season, which means you either love or hate the presence of the holiday comedy Jingle All the Way playing all over TV. The crass, commercial comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad desperately trying to get their hands on the popular fictional toy known as Turbo Man is goofy, slapsticky and just plain […]
The post It’s Turbo Time: Get Your Own Turbo Man From ‘Jingle All The Way’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
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.
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- Nick Newman
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
You know that brief window of time after Thanksgiving, but before December? When you're still digesting your food but not quite ready for holly, jolly holiday movies? Enter Freeform's annual Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas. The marathon features tons of feel-good movies, from Toy Story to Despicable Me. Of course, it's appropriate for kids . . . but even better for adults. It'll be the perfect follow-up to the Gilmore Girls marathon! Take a look at the schedule, and check out the official 25 Days of Christmas lineup. Thursday, Nov. 24 11:30 a.m. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2:05 p.m. - Mulan 4:10 p.m. - Brave 6:20 p.m. - Toy Story 8:20 p.m. - Toy Story 2 10:30 p.m. - Toy Story of Terror! 12 a.m. - Dennis the Menace Friday, Nov. 25 11:30 a.m. - Little Rascals 1:40 p.m. - The Odd Life of Timothy Green 4:10 p. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Emmy-award-winning TV director Miguel Sapochnik has signed on to make a Sinbad movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Unfortunately, that should not be misinterpreted as a cinematic vehicle for ’90s-era comedy genius David “Sinbad” Adkins. This will be a film adaptation of the 14th-century Middle Eastern story-cycle of Sinbad The Sailor. Which also has the potential to be pretty good, especially since Sapochnik really made a name for himself due to his work on Game Of Thrones.
The British-born filmmaker took home a Primetime Emmy last month for “Battle Of The Bastards,” one of four episodes he helmed for the HBO fantasy series on which Jingle All The Way star Sinbad has not yet worked for some reason. He’s directed episodes of a number of highly regarded shows, including House, Masters Of Sex, and True Detective, as well as the 2010 feature film Repo Men. The big-budget, effects-heavy adventure ...
- Dennis DiClaudio
Kindergarten Cop 2, 2016.
Directed by Don Michael Paul.
Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.
“It’s not a tumour!” Right, now that’s out the way, that brings us nicely to the somewhat unexpected sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 cult favourite, Kindergarten Cop. The original didn’t particularly pick up rave reviews on its release but it had a good box office return and has endeared itself upon audiences more and more over the years. It’s an Ahnuld film I particularly enjoy, even if it’s never quite sure whether it’s an Arnold film or a family friendly jape. Whatever it is, it’s good fun.
So 2016 has rolled around. »
- Amie Cranswick
If you ever thought about wanting to switch lives with your cat, maybe think again.
Nine Lives stars Kevin Spacey as a wealthy businessman, but a bad father. After missing his daughter's birthday (again), he attempts to make it up to her by getting her a cat. What he actually gets is much more than he bargained for.
Reminiscent of other comedies like Liar, Liar, and Jingle All the Way, Nine Lives takes this concept of the absentee father to a new level, and this film also features Christopher Walken playing with the life of a negligent parents, just as he did for Adam Sandler in Click. Now Spacey must try to indicate to his family that he is inside of their new pet. We're getting flashbacks of Being John Malkovich.
Check out the new trailer for Nine Lives below, and see the film in theatres on August 5th. »
- Adriana Floridia
11 items from 2016
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