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A Definitive Look at the Best and Worst Christmas Films Released Since 2000

21 December 2014 10:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Since the turn of the new millennium, the world has been given the gift of some truly remarkable films. Unfortunately, this hasn't necessarily extend into the realm of holiday movies. Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - they all came out before the year 2000, and only a handful of classics have been released that could rival their status as seasonal staples.

Video: 7 Murderous Holiday Horror Flicks to Enjoy This Christmas

We're looking back at the past 14 years to see which movies are worth a watch and which should be avoided at all costs. To remain objective, these rankings are based on a average of the films' Rotten Tomatoes score, their IMDb rating and their Metacritic scores. So this list of the five best and five worst Christmas movies is truly definitive.

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5. Arthur Christmas (2011): This film from Aardman Animations explores Santa's high-tech operations underneath the North Pole, and follows »

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Kirk Cameron Film Named Worst Ever

7 December 2014 5:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The recent "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" has officially become the the worst movie of all-time according to the film database site The IMDb. 4,918 users have voted in the poll with the movie pulling a 1.5/10 rating, overtaking the legendarily terrible "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" at 1.8/10.

The faith-based "Saving Christmas" stars Kirk Cameron and Darren Doane in which the pair play brothers-in-law with Kirk's character showcasing to Doane's that various popular elements of Christmas are actually Biblical.

Cameron's film did not go well with critics, garnering a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 18/100 on Metacritic - to be fair to Cameron, the woeful Ben Affleck comedy "Surviving Christmas" several years ago didn't score much better.

After the initial wave of critical reviews, Cameron took to social media to rally his fans for support by asking them to give the film a high public rating on Rotten Tomatoes. When word got »

- Garth Franklin

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Kirk Cameron Tried To Cheat Rotten Tomatoes, It Did Not Go Well

25 November 2014 3:15 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Kirk Cameron has unashamedly tried to improve the rating of his latest film Surviving Christmas on Rotten Tomatoes by asking his legion of Facebook fans to visit the website and support the project. Unfortunately for the actor, his ploy was far from successful. Saving Christmas has been savaged by critics ever since it was released earlier this month. In fact, its average rating on the film review aggregation website has been a meager two out of 10. In an attempt to raise the film's profile, star Kirk Cameron has tried to fight back against his many, many haters by turning to his supporters on Facebook. The former Growing Pains star has close to 2 million followers on the social networking website, and has declared a call to arms in an attempt to "storm the gates of Rotten Tomatoes!" You can read his valiant message in its entirety below. (function(d, s, id »

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Will Smith to produce Hitch TV remake

23 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Remakes are nothing new in this day and age but an increasing trend in recent years is the movie-to-television remake, which has now been bolstered by the news that Hitch – the 2005 rom-com starring Will Smith and Eva Mendes – is set to be revamped for the small screen.

Fox are currently developing the half-hour comedy inspired by the movie about a professional ‘date doctor’ who helps men woo the girls of their dreams. The original movie took a whopping $370 million and a remake has previously been on the table twice before but stalled on both occasions.

THR are reporting that Will Smith will executive produce with his company and the sitcom will be scribed by writing partners Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan (Surviving Christmas, Leap Year). No word yet on the cast or when production is set to begin.

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Ben Affleck says that ‘Batman V Superman’ won’t be anything like ‘Daredevil'

6 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Although his recent work on "The Town" and "Argo" might seem to have redeemed such early career missteps as "Surviving Christmas" and "Gigli," that didn’t prevent comic fans from erupting into coughing paroxysms of “Daredevil!” last year when Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." While the actor’s 2003 turn as the Man Without Fear was successful enough to produce a spinoff — the best-forgotten "Elektra" — it met with a less-than-enthusiastic response from fans of the source material. Of course, most of the criticism wasn’t levied as the actors, but rather at the writing and directing of Mark Steven Johnson, who also also brought us "Ghost Rider." Nevertheless, Affleck certainly doesn’t consider "Daredevil" a high point of his 30-year career, and he assures skeptics he’s not looking to repeat that experience with "Batman v Superman." “Indeed I have regrets about 'Daredevil, »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Who wins, then and now?

3 October 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »

- EW staff

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A Ten-Year Anniversary (2004-2014): Top 10 Cinematic Duds from Yesterday

11 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Has it actually been ten years already since we have been engaged in the realm of films dating back to 2004? A decade is certainly a long period of time to build our appreciation for cinema up until this critical point in 2014. In looking back at 2004, one can recall fondly some of the more desirable releases to come out at that time. For instance, the superb Million Dollar Baby was the Academy Award-winning film for 2004. Even the comedies that were released that year gave movie audiences cause to rejoice with such ditties as the sleeper indie hit Napoleon Dynamite and well as mainstream laughers in Mean Girls and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy.

Unfortunately for every gem there is a dud and then some. And 2004 had its share to say the least. So how about getting nostalgic and recalling some of the notable misses that were heaped on misled moviegoers »

- Frank Ochieng

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Ben Affleck Addresses The Batman Backlash In Recent Playboy Interview

28 January 2014 5:55 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ben Affleck understands backlash. One doesn.t star in a string of duds like Jersey Girl, Gigli and Surviving Christmas without acquiring a thick skin. The guy survived "Bennifer," the demeaning nickname born of an incredibly high-profile romance with Jennifer Lopez. He thinks he can handle some internet furor over his recent casting as Batman in Zack Snyder.s developing Man of Steel sequel, and I tend to believe him. Affleck sat down with Playboy magazine a while back for an interview that surfaced in the January/February issue of the publication (read the Sfw version here). While the conversation seemed to take place right after it was revealed that Affleck had been cast, the candid actor/director talks about the immediate reaction to his casting, as well as the parts of Snyder.s vision that lured him to the role. His comments are enlightening, and should be shared. About »

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