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"Bah! Humbug!" Xmas Movies you Hate

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  • #16
    Originally posted by thingfish View Post
    Big up for the Home Alone movies.
    Good call!
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    • #17
      I would mention all of the . . . "update" I guess, of A Christmas Carol.

      Not overly wild about the original version(s) but it seems that every year they come out with a new version targeted for a Demographic.

      'Scrooge' is a lady/fat man/fat lady/fat gay man with dandruff, etc.

      How many times do you re-invent the wheel?
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      • #18
        Originally posted by DeepFixer View Post
        I would mention all of the . . . "update" I guess, of A Christmas Carol.

        Not overly wild about the original version(s) but it seems that every year they come out with a new version targeted for a Demographic.

        'Scrooge' is a lady/fat man/fat lady/fat gay man with dandruff, etc.

        How many times do you re-invent the wheel?
        Which is one of the reasons I like the Geo. C Scott version, it is fairly faithful to the story, not to mention that Scott does a great Scrooge, he always did do a good curmudgeon. Edward Woodward is also a great Chritmas Present. His delivery in replying to Scrooge's grumbles is priceless. The Stewart version is also good, a close second with Stewart doing a great curmudgeon himself but Woodward tilts the balance for me.

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        • #19
          What was that about a bad Santa? I wonder if Babyface St. Nick here got a piece of Ralph Emery's stash...

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          • #20
            Poor old santa must be feeling the pinch as well i see.
            What with pleasing the free wests children AND those gargantuan Preparation H bills!
            It was only a matter of time!
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            • #21
              Well you got to have a sense of humor being a bank robber nowadays, I always say. You got to relieve that stress somehow.

              Ditto on the Scott 'Carol', that's the best one I can think of.

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              • #22
                Alastair Sim is my man.
                As far as lousy goes....A Very Brady Christmas takes the cake for me.
                Right now there is a two day Star Wars marathon playing on the telly.
                I haven't the remotest idea what Luke Skywalker and Santa have in common but...whatever floats yer boat I say.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by voilodian ghagnasdiak View Post
                  Alastair Sim is my man.
                  As far as lousy goes....A Very Brady Christmas takes the cake for me.
                  Right now there is a two day Star Wars marathon playing on the telly.
                  I haven't the remotest idea what Luke Skywalker and Santa have in common but...whatever floats yer boat I say.
                  The increasingly off-kilter SyFy channel has a Merry Saw-athon for Xmas Eve, presumably so if your kids watch it, they will stay up all night for a reason....

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by voilodian ghagnasdiak View Post
                    I haven't the remotest idea what Luke Skywalker and Santa have in common
                    Mark Hamill does do the voice of 'Chanukah Zombie' in the Futurama movie Bender's Big Score http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471711/

                    Close, but no Claus.
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                    • #25
                      It's NOT a Wonderful Freakin' Life!

                      I'll probably upset people and make enemies by admitting this, but if I see "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'll puke. I do not EVER want to hear the phrase "Zuzu's petals!" again in my entire life. That movie is so saccharine and ersatz, it could give a diabetic a sugar fit. Jimmy Stewart, a small town boob, is important that the whole goddamn city would fall apart if he hadn't been born? Gimme a break. He' s not a great man, not a political leader, a great activist, a mover and shaker, a captain of industry or even a particularly good person. He's a walking friggin' cliche of some third-rate hack writer's version of a small town "All American" who is so squeaky clean, he makes me ill...and I LIKE Jimmy Stewart, and Donna Reed too. Jimmy was fantastic in "Twelve O'Clock High, " "Meet John Doe" and "Harvey." Just not in THAT movie. It's not like "A Christmas Carol," where a horrible, miserly curmudgeon learns a lesson about being human. Instead, we get this rancid slice of cornbread so syrup laden and crammed with cliches it makes my head spin. I liked the parody they did on "Married--with Children" ten times better, where the angel COULDN'T show Al that he made any difference whatsoever. That's more realistic!
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                      • #26
                        Remember that it was hated and panned for precisely those same reasons when it was released. Age mellowed it somehow....

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