‘Thankskilling’ is bad, but it knows it is bad. So that make it self-reflectively campy. And that means its badness is good. Right?
What are your choices for the funniest bits in Christmas comedy movies? Here are a few suggestions to consider.
‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a Christmas movie where more of the action takes place on Thanksgiving than on Christmas.
Perhaps no classic Christmas movie devotes fewer onscreen minutes to traditional Christmas iconography than “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Why, then, does this holiday season staple seem to speak more directly to the reason for the season than other films?
Prior to Caesar, Rome was a republic ruled by elected white men. Kind of like America at the dawn of the 21st century. But in Rome during Caesar’s ascension to power, his actions seemed to point to a man making a grab to become emperor of the world. Kind of like America in the early 21st century. Unlike in modern day American, however, the Roman Senators who saw Caesar making this grab for power thought it might turn out to be a bad thing. Unlike modern day Senators who facilitate the movement from a republic to something far less, Roman Senators cared enough about keeping what kind of democracy they possessed to take whatever measures were required.
There aren’t as many movies that integrate Thanksgiving into their plot as Christmas, but there are a lot more than you think.
Has the truth been revealed? Or is this another Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop kind of thing the world may never know?
You can’t have too many pieces of golfing advice. So here’s three more for those just getting into the game.
Let’s face it: comic book movie franchises are becoming the bloated, corporate-controlled arena rock bands of movie series. What superhero heroes could really use is a shot of something offbeat like Lard Lad Boy or the Fighting Armenian.
Part two of the Poseur’s Guide to Horror Films takes us from Val Lewton to the impact of the transformation from foreign and uncanny monsters to psychos who look like the guy in the mirror.