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Helen_S
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Join me! [Smile]

November:

3 Day Christmas (2012) - 6
Wonder (2017) - 8
The Reckless Moment (1949) - 7
Christmas Grace (2013) - 4
The Family Stone (2005) - 8

December:

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011) - 6
Holiday Inn (1942) - 8
Dead End (2003) - 8

January:

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3 Day Christmas aka 3 Day Test (2012) - It was ok. Guy keeps family in house for 3 days without water, heating, power etc so they can reconnect. 6/10


Wonder (2017) - This was such a gorgeous film. Heartbreaking, heartwarming. And just so much more than what I thought I would get out of it from the trailer. Full of great acting and characters that made me laugh, cry, wanna hit them etc. I love how it showed certain things from the viewpoint of some characters without feeling repetitive. Plus it had both Halloween and Christmas in so that's a bonus [Razz] 8/10

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Still rockin´ and rollin´. One of the best buddy cop films around and the christmas is a bonus. 9/10

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I haven't seen that in yeaaaaaaaars. Gonna make a point to this time [Smile]
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The Reckless Moment (1949) - Decent noir with badly decorated Christmas trees all around. I loved James Mason. 7/10

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I tried watching Trapped In Paradise (1994) with Nicolas Cage for the first time the other day and it all started out promising enough and was going rather well and then they introduced the Dana Carvey character and my heart literally just sank and after that I felt i couldn't carry on watching any further as it felt like torture!

Will give it another go though at some point!

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Young Warrior!!! Hang in there! I think there is a thread or conversation on this board about Trapped in Paradise. I saw this movie in the theatre when I was young and thought I enjoyed it. I then saw it several years later (about 4 years ago or so) and could barely handle it. I gave it another go the following year and enjoyed it. Now I'm pretty excited to watch it this year (last year too). One thing that helped was a fact I learned on this board, if I remember correctly. Dana Carvey is doing a Mickey Rourke impression for his character! That helped ease the pain and kind of make it funny.

Thanks for starting the thread Helen!!

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"I just did what the map said; I made 4 lefts." "FOUR LEFTS IS A CIRCLE, YOU IDIOT!!!" It's a bit of an up and down film, but there are more ups than downs, and thus I would recommend it.
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I also like the feel of Trapped in Paradise. The snow storm makes for a great backdrop. Has a good Christmas feel to it, which scores extra points with me.

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Teen Witch (1989)

Charming, inoffensive teen comedy filled with typical 80s montages and several catchy tunes on the soundtrack.

A cute Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist), Caren Caye (everyone's favorite French tutor), and Lisa Fuller
(who played the not-so-virginal sister in The Monster Squad) star.

The US blu-ray edition released earlier this year comes fully loaded with extra's that are arguably more interesting
than the actual movie.. but hey, who's complaining ?

Girls lockerroom scene (,I Like Boys') : www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLa8jMYQcfY

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quote:
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Girls lockerroom scene (,I Like Boys') : www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLa8jMYQcfY

Still a decent enough 80's film. But I always mute the TV or change the channel at this locker room scene. Lol
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Christmas Grace (2013) - Ohmygosh, this had some of the most greatest bad acting I've ever seen! All performed like a lot of child actors do. Just repeating learned lines with nothing behind them and then dramatic pauses when they have forgotten the next bit. It was truly a joy to behold haha! My plan is to invent one of the worst childrens games ever also so I too can have a spare 200 grand in my pocket to give away to salvage my rival's business! Just brilliant. 4/10

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Helen I can't get over how bad that cover art is and I know I've seen some bad ones over the years but that one takes the cake!

If I hadn't looked closer I would of thought that there heads were on a mantle piece!

Teen Witch is good fun and have it on a double feature US dvd alongside the awesome Heavenly Kid.

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quote:
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If I hadn't looked closer I would of thought that there heads were on a mantle piece!

Oh God, that's hilarious hahaha [Big Grin]
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The Family Stone (2005) - This film seems to get quite a bit of stick but I've always really liked it. Yeah, Sarah Jessica Parker's character is a little tactless and awkward but that family were plain arseholes to begin with. I find it really funny and touching at times and although the partner swapping is a bit of an ick it's nice how it all turns around. I love tension filled family meet ups and this is just great at it. Love the cast apart from Dermot Mulroney who was so dry. 8/10

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Definitely agree that "The Family Stone" is a great Christmas film, with an excellent cast. This should definitely be on anyone's "top 20" list of best Christmas films.

I remember seeing this in the theater back in late '05. Both funny and sad, this really illustrates & emphasizes how important family is - and not just during the holidays.

And, though not purely a Christmas film, the excellent "Home for the Holidays" (1995) is another well-done holiday family movie, set during Thanksgiving. It's directed by Jodie Foster, and stars Holly Hunter.

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Glad you like it too! [Smile] I shall have to see Home For The Holidays!
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