Month: December 2018

Christmas Film Advent- Rare Exports A Christmas Story (2010)

Watch your mouth! It’s Christmastime, so let’s act like it Length: 1 hr 25 Rating: 15 About: A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered…

Christmas Film Advent- Trading Places (1983)

“You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.” Length: 1 hr 58Rating: 15About: Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of…

Christmas Film Advent- Surviving Christmas (2004)

“Some things cannot be unseen.” Length: 1 hr 31Age: 12About: A wealthy executive, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) has no close relationships and becomes nostalgic for his childhood home as Christmas approaches. When he visits the house and finds another family living there, he offers the…

Christmas Film Advent- Scrooge (1970)

“You said I can’t have none of them, so I might as well like them all.” PG2 HrAbout: Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his…

Dumplin’ (2018)

“I’m not the Joan of Arc of fat girls” Netflix 1 Hr 50 The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionising the pageant and…

Christmas Film Advent- We’re No Angels (1955)

“Even the girl herself called us angels.” Length: 1Hr 47Rating: UAbout: After breaking out of prison on Devil’s Island, Joseph (Humphrey Bogart) and his two cohorts flee to a nearby town and hide in a shop run by kindhearted Felix (Leo G. Carroll) ; his…

Christmas Film Advent- Elf (2003)

“You sit on a throne of lies” PGWatched via Prime VideoLength: 1 Hr 37About: Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the…

Christmas Film Advent- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

“Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” Length: 1 hr 37About: The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Making Way for Christmas Vacation Have you ever hated a film? No, not hate; loath. Yes, okay…

Christmas Film Advent – Trapped in Paradise (1994)

“I detect resistance” Length: 1 Hr 51About: Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers’ plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve. Naughty List I’ve never been a fan of John Lovitz. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but…

Christmas Film Advent- Santa Claws (2014)

“I’m old enough to decide if I celebrate Christmas or not.” Length: 1 Hr 26About: Santa is allergic to cats, but Tommy has been so good this year he decides to bring him a kitten for Christmas. When Santa has an allergic attack, the kitties…

Christmas Film Advent- Krampus (2015)

“It’s like Martha Stewart threw up in here.” Length: 1Hr 38About: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home. First Thoughts I missed this in the cinema and I was gutted. I’d tried to get…

Christmas Film Advent- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

“This never happened to the other fellow.” Length: 2Hr 22About: James Bond woos a mob boss’s daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld’s allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. Me Before BondI was…