Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Rec It Wednesday: Obligatory Christmas Theme

Hi everyone, Merry Christmas Eve to all you lovely folks.
You'll notice too holiday classics are missing from this list both Home Alone and Die hard and Nightmare before Christmas. But then again I'd except to have all ready watched those by now or at least set them to record. So with out further a do, Welcome to Christmas. Dinosaur Style!!!

1. You fancy a cheery holiday classic
and your favourite colour

Elf (2003, Jon Favreau)
The ultimate festive family treat, enough jokes to keep everyone in the family interested. Entertaining enough that as an adult you don't feel bad watching it plus it has the added bonus of having blonde Zooey Deschanel. Certainly worth a watch and probably one of my favourite christmas comedies.

2. You fancy a christmas comedy noir
with a gay detective.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, Shane Black)
Not only adding some LGBTQ+ representation to your Christmas cheer but adding some serious comedy crime, Its this practically forgotten film that is just about the best at what it does. Michelle Monaghan plays a blinder and the whole plot is straight out a pulp detective novel but that will all make sense when you watch it. Enjoy!

3. You fancy a Jim Carrey
and Dr Suess fun fest

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Ron Howard)
Where do we begin here. It has everything I love. Good stylised image, good actor, Jim Carrey, excellent quotable lines. There is nothing not to love in this fun adaptation of a whimsical classic.

4.  You fancy an animated adventure
and Chris Pine (well we all fancy Chris Pine but still)

Rise of the Guardians (2012, Peter Ramsey)
I love this movie. The cast is veritable bag if delights with Hugh Jackman playing the easter bunny and Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Jude Law as the evil Pitch. It's excellent fun, I f you liked Nightmare before Christmas the concept is similar only I'd say executed better. This is just a fun festive movie.

5.  A fun christmas treat with cute kids
and it has a female director

Nativity (2009, Debbie Isitt)
The first one and the best one. The second one is decent but the third one I haven't seen but early reviews aren't looking perfect. Anyway Martin Freeman sets up a school play, Hollywood gets roped in and it gets better from there. It;s your standard silly premise but the film pulls it off, Amazing child cast as well. Really worth a watch, it's also kinds great to have a female director and screen writer on the list, I try to put one on every list. Thank You Debbie.

So there we have it 5 festive films to enjoy yourself over Christmas enjoy!!!!!




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