10 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas: Christmassmorgasborg Edition

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Stephen Spielberg! Christmas! Furry creatures that turn into murdering beasts! It’s a Rachael Christmassmorgasborg! Oh lord in Heaven, had I forgotten how much I love Gremlins. This 24 Days of …

08 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas: Old-School Edition

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I chose the black and white 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street not because of some pretentious need to see the original, but because I don’t think I’ve ever …

15 December 2010

‘Tis the Season… Installment 6 Halloweentowne Edition

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I’m sure I’ve seen The Nightmare Before Christmas at least three or four times in my lifetime, yet it’s never been one of my Christmas movies. I think maybe I …

06 December 2010

‘Tis The Season … Installment 6 Holiday Violence Edition

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is definitely one of my all time favorite holiday movies. The story is of a criminal (Robert Downey Jr.) who, through a series of misadventures ends …

05 December 2010

‘Tis The Season… Installment 5

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The Holiday, in many ways, is exactly what people are complaining about when they bemoan the death of the modern romantic comedy. It is about to unlucky in love women …

03 December 2010

‘Tis The Season… Installment 4 Slightly Dubious Double Feature

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Today I indulged in a double feature of movies that I have always associated with Christmas, even if they’re not the typical type that grace best of Christmas lists. But …

02 December 2010

‘Tis The Season … Installment 3: Slightly off-putting family drama edition

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So far I’ve dealt only with Christmas movies that I’ve loved. This installment is one that kind of takes me aback a little bit when I watch it: The Family …

29 November 2010

‘Tis The Season… Installment 2

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The second movie in our holiday-viewing docket is Elf, another new classic. At once heartfelt and hilarious, Elf consciously conjures up a childish sense of wonder while playing to an …

27 November 2010

‘Tis the Season…

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For Christmas movies. The “Holiday” season has never really begun for me until I allow myself to slip into the pop culture cocoon of movies, tv shows, and music specifically …

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