Published December 21, 2019
Published May 26, 2019
Published December 25, 2018
Was absolutely expecting this to be one of the rubbish but brilliant Christmas movies and that’s exactly what it was. The story was far-fetched, but kinda fun, and it was a laugh to guess the twists and turns and how the story might unfold (we also managed to write a better twist ourselves as we went along, but hey, simpler is probably better).
Published December 15, 2018
Title: The Man Who Invented Christmas Director: Bharat Nalluri Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 44m “In 1843, Dickens was a literal rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end.
Published December 15, 2018
Title: Trading Places Director: John Landis Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 44m “The fun begins when the rich and greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet over whether born loser Valentine (Eddie Murphy) could become as successful as the priggish Winthorpe (Dan Akroyd) if circumstances were reversed. The Dukes have the money to make this happen, but when Valentine and Winthorpe catch on they arrange for a rich and riotous payback!
Published December 14, 2018
Title: A Bad Moms Christmas Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 44m “A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms (Amy, Kiki, and Carla) as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas in hopes of creating a more perfect holiday for their families. And if that was hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their ultimate holiday foes: their own mothers.
Published December 8, 2018
Title: Beauty and the Beast Director: Bill Condon Year: 2017 Run time: 2hrs 9m “The story and characters you know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Experience the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle.
Published December 6, 2018
Title: Christmas Inheritance Director: Ernie Barbarash Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 44m “To inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.” Live blog 4:24 - She so would have stuck the landing if that woman hadn’t shouted her name right at that second. She cost the kids the toys! 9:17 - Wow, loving the fridge of just lemon and water.
Published August 25, 2018
Title: The Greatest Showman Director: Michael Gracey Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 45m “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe.” Live blog 6:47 - Clever lighting already in this film. 10:05 - I didn’t know Michelle Williams could sing.
Published August 24, 2018
Title: Finding Your Feet Director: Richard Loncraine Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 51m “When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband is having an affair, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian sister Bif (Celia Imrie). As a fish out of water, Sandra is at odds with her sister’s free-spirited lifestyle, until she is persuaded to join Bif’s dance class, where Bif and her friends Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman) show Sandra that retirement is in fact only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life and love.