Top 5 Holiday Movies & Specials

Top 5 Holiday Movies & Specials

My five favorite children's Christmas specials and five best holiday movies of all time. Try not to love these... I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya…

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The Top 5 Christmas Songs of All Time

The Top 5 Christmas Songs of All Time

My wife hates The Pretenders… more to the point, she hates Chrissy Hynde’s voice. So, why is this the first song I play every Christmas season (and the first one I play Christmas morning to set the tone before the kids come down the stairs)?

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Super 8 (C+)

Super 8 (C+)

In Super 8, J.J. Abrams has made a homage to Steven Spielberg. Despite being set in the 1970s, this is a modern-day E.T. (there’s a decent amount of guns, explosions and crashes throughout… )

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Hangover II (D-)

Hangover II (D-)

There’s even more of Ken Jeong and Galifianakis in this one, making it almost intolerable. And to make things even worse, director Todd Phillips inexplicably adds an element that has sounded the death knell for any movie not starring Clint Eastwood: the repeated use of a monkey.

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Bridesmaids: It’s Not Me. It’s You.

Bridesmaids: It’s Not Me. It’s You.

People want intelligent female characters, and in the absence of them, they'll listen to anyone on screen. They want female characters. They're so thirsty for them they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.

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A Long Overdue Criticism of the Cop-Out Ending

A Long Overdue Criticism of the Cop-Out Ending

Special guest Peter Dabbene of the Hamilton Post finally got aorund to watching Inception, prompting him to dissect one of his biggest pet peeves: the cop-out ending.

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“X-Men: First Class” (B-)

“X-Men: First Class” (B-)

Bottom line, this is a comic book movie… and not a bad one at that. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll most likely exit smiling. If all things inked don’t appeal to you, this movie won’t exactly convert you. It’s as simple as that.

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