Release year: 2007 Director: David Dobkin Screenwriter: Dan Fogelman, Jessie Nelson Starring: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey, Elizabeth Banks This isn’t a story about Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti). it is a story about Santa’s older brother Fred (Vince Vaughn) and he isn’t a bad person. It is just ..
Release year: 2003 Director: Richard Curtis Screenwriter: Richard Curtis Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon Ratings: 3 Empire Awards: Best Newcomer (Martine McCutcheon), Best British Film, Best British Actress (Emma Thompson) In the month leading up to Christmas we follow eight different couples ..
Release year: 2009 Director: Robert Zemeckis Screenwriter: Robert Zemeckis, Charles Dickens (novel) Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sabara, Ryan Ochoa, Colin Firth Grumpy old Mr. Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the ..
Release year: 1947 Director: George Seaton Screenwriter(s): George Seaton, Valentine Davies Starring: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, William Frawley, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge Rating: 3 oscars: Best Supporting Actor (Edmund Gwenn), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Story. 1 Oscar Nomination: Best Picture. Moviegeek Sunday Classic #26, week 49 2014 ..
Release year: 2010 Director: Jalmari Helander Screenwriter: Jalmari Helander, Juuso Helander, Petri Jokiranta, Sami Parkkinen Starring: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Per Christian Ellefsen, Peeter Jakobi Deep in the mountains of Finland someone is digging deep down to a hidden secret. Young Pietari (Onni Tommila) suspects the truth about what’s been hiding ..
Release year: 1990 Director: Chris Columbus Writer: John Hughes Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Roberts Blossom, John Candy, Gerry Bamman Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations (Best Original Song, Best Original Score). Having overslept Kate (Catherine O’Hara) and Peter McCallister (John Heard) rushes out the door with their children to reach ..
Release year: 1985 Director: Jeannot Szwarc Screenwriter: David Newman, Leslie Newman Starring: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith, Judy Cornwell, Jeffrey Kramer, Christian Fitzpatrick The story of an old man (David Huddleston) who is chosen to become Santa Claus and the peaceful life he leads with mrs. Claus (Judy Cornwell) and his elfs. ..
Release year: 2003 Director: Terry Zwigoff Screenwriter: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Cloris Leachman Two conmen pose as Santa and his little helper, working in department stores before robing them on Christmas Eve. While Marcus’ (Tony Cox) biggest problem is ..
Release year: 1994 Director: John Pasquin Screenwriter: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick Starring: Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Peter Boyle, Paige Tamada On Christmas eve Scott (Tim Allen) and his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) is woken up by a noise on the roof. When Scott goes outside and sees a man, ..
Release year: 2003 Director: Jon Favreau Screenwriter: David Berenbaum Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Peter Dinklage After crawling in to Santa’s sack when he is delivering toys to an orphanage, Buddy is adopted by Santa’s little helpers and is raised as an elf. But his size and lack ..
Release year: 1954 Director: Michael Curtiz Screenwriter: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank Starring. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Original Song Moviegeek Sunday Classic #25, week 48 2014 Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) is a succesfull song-and-dance team. When Davis decides ..
Release year: 2000 Director: John Frankenheimer Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger Starring: Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gary Sinise, James Frain, Isaac Hayes, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, Dennis Farina Nick (James Frain) and Rudy (Ben Affleck) are cellmates and have developed a friendship during their time together in prison. After listening to Nick reading aloud all the letters he ..