The Bishop’s Wife puts you in mind of another bit of magical fantasy, Portrait of Jenny. Both films are based on novels by Robert Nathan and both enjoy the idea that a charming almost magical personality can enter your life at the most unexpected moments. The obviously banal aspects to the story are simple. Bishop […]
Film TitleA Meowy Christmas Vacation
Steve and his furry friends drop yet another load
Steve, I Will Be Making A Formal Complaint, Rudzinski
A Mangy Tabby named Whiskers
Various botfly-infested rodents
When I reviewed the worst Christmas movie ever made, A Meowy Christmas, I had no idea of the massive amount of whiney butt-hurt that would be forthcoming from the movie creators, Steve Rudzinski and the writer of that horrid mess, Bill Murphy. This was 3 years ago and long forgotten until a got yet another […]
Film TitleThe Christmas That Almost Wasn't
Yet another dreadful Saving Christmas movie, Italian style.
A Truckload of Creepy Midgets
Christmas is fast approaching and another year of watching and reviewing Christmas movies is winding down. This movie is yet another recommendation from one of our fine readers. The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t should have been named The Christmas Movie That Wasn’t. So, what went wrong with this wonderful Santa Save Christmas Movie? The short […]
Film TitleMrs. Worthington's Party (Noelle)
A priest comes to a small New England village to shut down a dying parrish. What is thought to be a routine sacking is anything but.
Sean Patrick Brennan
It is no secret that faith-based movies have taken their review lumps from both believers and non-believers alike. The harsh criticism heaped upon this genre of movie has been well deserved, and I have been a joyful participant in this scrutiny. Faith-based Christmas movies are especially vulnerable to criticism for poor artistic presentation and falling […]
Film TitleThe Bishop's Wife
An angel comes to Earth to help raise money for a Bishop’s church. If he had just used Zelle, we wouldn’t have a movie.
There are many examples in cinema history of iconic movie roles originally being intended for very different actors than those who ended up playing them, from Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey as the original would-be stars of the Bad Boys franchise to Will Smith and Val Kilmer in the roles of Neo and Morpheus in […]
Film TitleA Christmas In Vermont
Tan-colored milkshakes save Christmas
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Though there is some reason to speculate that he may have been drunk the whole time, and little doubt that the entire role was filmed in no more than a day or two, the highest-billed male actor in the 2016 TV movie A Christmas in Vermont is none other […]
Film TitleHome Alone
Other than Elf, the most pointless and annoying Christmas movie ever made.
I knew that if I avoided the grave long enough that this day would come. There is no longer putting it off or pretending that this movie does not exist. Having long ago reviewed atrocities like It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, and Santa Claus And The Ice Cream Bunny, this landmark in Ruthless Christmas Movie […]
Film TitleTrapped In Paradise
Nothing expresses Yuletide joy like robbing a bank
Trapped in Paradise is far from the most beloved entry in the great Christmas movie pantheon, as evidenced by the fact that it has not yet been covered on this site. Its own cast reportedly hated working on it so much that they took to calling it Trapped in Bullshit, though the only source I […]
Film TitleA Christmas Carol
A modern-day rendition of the timeless classic
Mark Paul Wake
As you know, A Christmas Carol is my favorite genre of Christmas Movies and I have already watched and reviewed at least 16 versions of this venerable classic. This version is a low budget but more than adequate re-telling that is set in modern-day Scotland. This Ebeneezer Scrooge (Stuart Brennan) is a young and wildly […]
Ancient Elves locked in a chest only come out at Christmas.
I’ve come to an unassailable generalization. Every Christmas movie with “Elf or Elves” in the title is going to be horrible and without redemption, campy or otherwise. The opening “teaser” (more like snoozer) scene lasted 6 minutes and consisted of two young boys sitting in a dark room with that awful piano, bang-bang one chord […]