*NEW* CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS REVIEW *NEW*

This one got me in the spirit. The alcoholic spirits in my cupboard. As Olivia Wilde’s character put it, “I can’t face the anticipointment. You know anticipation of disappointment”. Well, Ms Wilde. The anticipointment was still too much to bear. It was watchable BUT enjoyable? I should have known what I was getting myself into. … Continue reading *NEW* CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* KRAMPUS REVIEW *NEW*

Ho-ho-horrible. Dark, demented, different. I normally dread the Christmas period. The inevitable corny and schmaltzy monstrosities we call Christmas movies haunting every possible TV channel (Jingle All The Way being the exception. What?). BUT this latest offering brings a different kind of dread altogether! A boy (Emjay Anthony) who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally … Continue reading *NEW* KRAMPUS REVIEW *NEW*

NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY?

Ho, ho, ho - horrible! Dude, Where's My Donkey? No, not the long awaited sequel to Dude, Where’s My Car? (Well, I liked it). I would have preferred watching an attempt at that than endure this festive fiasco again. From the moment the first badly mimed, badly choreographed and terribly out of sync flash mob … Continue reading NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY?

GET SANTA REVIEW

Get on it! Jim Broadbent dons the red suit and white beard and leads a sterling British cast in this fun (but flawed) Christmas cracker. Writer/director Christopher Smith has taken the same old Santa spiel and re-worked it into something quite different and entertaining. So what's it all about? (Besides the obvious implications of the title) A father … Continue reading GET SANTA REVIEW

*THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS REVIEW*

What's this, what's this? (See what I did there). A brilliant Halloween/Christmas film? Or both. Yeah, I'll get my coat. 24 years? Really? Well, despite that shocking revelation, The Nightmare Before Christmas is still a beautifully creepy, macabre (get me with the fancy words), musical masterpiece that I would happily watch again and again. And … Continue reading *THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS REVIEW*