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Period Of Adjustment

Film Title

Period Of Adjustment

Synopsis

A Newlywed’s Honeymoon is interrupted.

Director

George Roy Hill

Cast

Jane Fonda
Anthony Franciosa
Jim Hutton
Lois Nettleton
John McGiver

Tennessee Williams is undoubtedly best known for A Streetcar Named Desire and other Southern tragedies like The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His is not a name that many would associate with warm, often comedic Christmas movies like those of, say, John Hughes, Chris Columbus, or even Frank Capra. Still, his […]

The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

Film Title

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

Synopsis

Yet another dreadful Saving Christmas movie, Italian style.

Director

Rossano Brazzi

Cast

Paul Tripp
Lydia Brazzi
Alberto Rabagliati
A Truckload of Creepy Midgets
Mischa Auer
John Karlsen
Rossano Brazzi

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 […]

Over The Moon (Netflix)

Film Title

Over The Moon

Synopsis

An animated musical about the first pre-pubescent female astronaut.

Director

Glen Keane

Cast

Glen Keane
Ruthie Ann Miles
John Cho
Cathy Ang
Edie Ichioka

“Over the Moon” – It’s sort of a myth. After the very excellent Klaus last year, I was hoping for a good follow up from Netflix in Over the Moon. By the end of the film, I found myself explaining to my son what is a MacGuffin and why the plot’s urgency makes no sense […]

Mrs. Worthington’s Party-A.K.A. Noelle (2007)

Film Title

Mrs. Worthington's Party (Noelle)

Synopsis

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.

Director

David Wall

Cast

David Wall
Kerry Wall
Sean Patrick Brennan
Jean Bates

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 […]

Pale Rider

Film Title

Pale Rider

Synopsis

Anonymous man ruins capitalism in small California town.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Clint Eastwood as the Right Reverend Scowl and Squint
Richard Dysart as Moustache Twirler
Chris Penn as Moustache Twirler Jr.
Michael Moriarty as the Common Clay of the New West... you know, a moron.

Fair value of Pale Rider: $2.00. This is a middling Clint Eastwood western, surprisingly old-fashioned, which is really only for the Eastwood completists. And Death Was His Name: After a posse of hired thugs devastate a ramshackle prospecting camp, a young girl prays for justice. Soon enough, Preacher (Clint Eastwood) appears, silently and inexorably fighting […]

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Film Title

The Bishop's Wife

Synopsis

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.

Director

Henry Koster

Cast

Cary Grant
Loretta Young
David Niven
James Gleason
Monty Woolley
Gladys Cooper

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 […]

A Christmas In Vermont (2016)

Film Title

A Christmas In Vermont

Synopsis

Tan-colored milkshakes save Christmas



Cast

Chevy Chase
Abigail Hawk
Zack Ward
Howard Hessman
Morgan Fairchild

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 […]

Home Alone (1990)

Film Title

Home Alone

Synopsis

Other than Elf, the most pointless and annoying Christmas movie ever made.

Director

Chris Columbus

Cast

Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci!
David Stern
John Heard
Catherine O'Hara
John Candy
Roberts Blosson

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 […]

Trapped In Paradise (1994)

Film Title

Trapped In Paradise

Synopsis

Nothing expresses Yuletide joy like robbing a bank

Director

George Gallo

Cast

Nicholas Cage
Dana Carvey
Jon Lovitz
Florence Stanley
Richard Jenkins

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 […]