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Why do we repeatedly watch trashy films during the festive season?

George Chrysostomou on Christmas viewing habits…

It feels like finally, the Christmas period has rolled around and the collection of assorted chocolate, wine and badly wrapped presents have begun to collect ready for December 25th. And with this season comes the one thing that most people have in common regardless of your religion, traditions or where you live. I am of course talking about the festive film, so called because of its reliance on Christmas comedy, family feuds or Santa in one form or another.

No matter what you do during the month of December, one certainty is that you will turn on the TV to watch a film that you know, deep down, isn’t very good. Yet, this is the fifteenth year you have watched it so why turn back now? (it would have been sixteen in a row except for that year you had to go to the in-laws…
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An A-z of Festive Film

If you thought you’d seen the last of Roobla’s alphabetical rundowns with our Halloween effort, think again. With Christmas drawing ever closer, we couldn’t let the big one pass without the A-Z film treatment, so here we go…

A is for Alastair Sim. His performance in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol still remains the definitive portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge.

B is for Bruce Willis. You can even get Die Hard festive jumpers now – ho-ho-ho.

C is for Channel 5. This lot love to start early with the Yuletide flicks; in fact I’m sure I saw one during August Bank Holiday.

D is for Disney. From Snow White to Frozen, they’ve made family entertainment into an art form, especially at this time of year..

E is for elves. Played by Dudley Moore and Will Ferrell amongst others, they’ve served Santa well over the years.
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Elf, Jingle All the Way, and all of our favourite Santa Claus moments on film!

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Elf, Jingle All the Way, and all of our favourite Santa Claus moments on film!Elf, Jingle All the Way, and all of our favourite Santa Claus moments on film!Adriana Floridia12/1/2017 11:47:00 Am

It's officially December, so of course Christmas is on our minds.

One of the best parts of Christmas time is getting to watch Christmas movies. There are so many great classics, and many of them involve Santa Claus, in one way or another...

That's why we've compiled ten of our favourite Santa Claus moments in film. Whether they're good Santas, bad Santas, or sad Santas, they all brighten up our lives at this time of year. Check out our Listed video below!

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Daddy's Home 2 review

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are joined by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson for Daddy's Home 2. Here's our review...

Will Ferrell’s comedy oeuvre has taken us on a strange journey. With as many hits as misses on his resume over the years, he was still once thought of as a dependable presence in otherwise absurd movies. He thrived at a time when over-long, improvised Apatow-era comedies were king, but his star has waned somewhat since that style fell out of favour.

Which brings us to 2015’s Daddy’s Home, which paired Ferrell with reliable scene partner Mark Wahlberg to create a disappointing family comedy that left very little impression after it was done. But it made enough money at the time to warrant a sequel in the studio’s eyes, so here we are.

Daddy’s Home 2 is not worse than the first film, but it’s still not very good.
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20 Most Iconic Toys in Film

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Toys can often play an important role in a film, sometimes becoming the star. This is our list of the 20 most famous toys in film.

Toys and movies have a unique and long-running relationship. In the beginning, toys were just props in movies. Somewhere along the line, someone figured out that toys could be used to help sell movies, and vice versa. Merchandising began, and children everywhere could find either the toys featured in their favorite movies or toy versions of things from their favorite movies on the shelves of their local toy stores. Some toys also graduated from being props to being characters. First animation, then stop-motion, puppetry, and later CGI helped to bring them alive on screen. More recently, movie studios have begun making movies based on toys.

Throughout all of this, one thing has remained consistent: the important role that toys have played in film. However, there
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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's
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Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!

Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Zachary Dent6/16/2017 10:01:00 Am

Father's Day is upon us once again! Whether you're getting together with family, heading up to the cottage, or just hitting the park for some fresh air it's always good to mix in a cinematic adventure. We've all got a favourite movie; ok, well at least a top 3. And there's nothing like sitting back with family and friends to take in everyone's favorites. What better reason to check out the Cineplex store's Father's Day sale and earn some extra Scene points!

To inspire your viewing choices, we've got a list of the most memorable movie dads coming at you before the weekend. Take a look, there's something here for everyone.

Marlin - Finding Nemo​/​Finding Dory

"If this is some kind of practical joke,
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Video Game Review – Lego City Undercover

Emma Withington reviews Lego City Undercover…

Super cop Chase McCain has returned to Lego City to right past wrongs and take down escaped criminal Rex Fury…’again’. Serving under credit hogging Chief Dunby and joined by your best friend – of one whole day! – Frank Honey, who is very excited to show you his ‘special place’…It’s time to go undercover!

Lego City Undercover puts Chase back on the case, as it relinquishes its Wii U exclusivity by breaking and entering into your homes on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

If nothing else you will be ‘Bwah Ha Ha – ing’ during Lego City Undercover. While Lego games are generally hilarious in their own individual ways, Lego City Undercover carries razor-sharp wit and is crammed to the brim with charm and charisma. As a mashup of all things Buddy Cop/Crime Thriller/Action Movie, with appropriate 70’s/80’s riffs to boot,
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“I’m old, not obsolete” – Where did the 80’s Action Heroes go?

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Author: Matt Rodgers

Growing up in the UK’s equivalent of The Shire meant that access to the escapism of video rentals was something as distant as The Misty Mountains. The arrival of a man who looked like Stanley Uris from Stephen King’s It, driving a van that was filled to the rafters with VHS, and which glowed like the Pulp Fiction briefcase when opened, introduced me to a roll-call of the 80s Action Heroes. Monosyllabic men, who quipped their way through bullets and bodies. The first plastic case to cross my sweaty palms featured a muscular fellow, holding a gun, against a colourful heatmap backdrop. It was Predator, and that was a long time ago.

About where things began to change for the real expendables is hard to pinpoint. Why did these one-time box-office giants; Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van-Damme, and to a lesser degree Lundgren, suddenly find their powers diminishing?
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Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Rita Wilson and Archie Panjabi have been cast in Fox’s drama pilot about sexual scandals on college campuses, Variety has learned.

The untitled university project — formerly titled “Controversy” — centers around the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois school that must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.

Wilson will play Constance Hawthorne, the dignified but fierce head of Uci Board of Trustees. Panjabi will play Jourdan Price, the crisis management consultant brought in to help with the scandal.

Previously announced, Austin Stowell will also star in the Fox pilot as the central character, Matt Kincaid, the Junior Counsel of the university.

The
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Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies To Watch

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 –

Jingle All The Way

Christmas; It’s the most magical time of the year. High powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is hard at work taking last-minute orders from customers to whom he just can
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Rogue One' Easter Eggs, 'Jingle All the Way' Toys Finally Exist and More

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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...

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Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: 2016 Edition

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
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Jingle All the Way Turbo Man Toy Is Coming and It's Already Sold Out

Jingle All the Way Turbo Man Toy Is Coming and It's Already Sold Out
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
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It’s Turbo Time: Get Your Own Turbo Man From ‘Jingle All The Way’

It’s Turbo Time: Get Your Own Turbo Man From ‘Jingle All The Way’
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.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Maggie Cheung, ‘Leviathan,’ Busby Berkeley, Dennis Hopper & More

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.

Metrograph

The great Maggie Cheung is celebrated in a 20-film retrospective, with two Wong Kar–wai features screening this Friday and Saturday and the Police Story trilogy showing on Sunday.

Programs featuring the early works of Todd Haynes et al. play on Friday; two John Ford classics and The Boxtrolls play on Saturday.

Film Society
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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Trailer Premiere for The Lightest Darkness, Nitehawk Cinema, Secret Santa, Dark Seduction, El Rey Network

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

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Nitehawk Cinema's Holiday Horror Show Spectacular: "Every year,
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Here Is Freeform's Pre-25 Days of Christmas Marathon Lineup

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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.
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Newswire: Game Of Thrones director to make a Sinbad movie

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 ...
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