Christmas Movie Review – Guardians Of The Galaxy: Holiday Special

This may be a bit late. It was released back in November 2022 but, somehow, we never reviewed it! Now, with all the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 3 kerfuffle. I thought I should take another look and write a few words about it. OK, I know it is a Christmas special but May isn’t […]

Christmas First Watch Review – The Ref (1994)

Ah yes, Christmas is, first and foremost, a time for family. Mind you, with a family like this one I can understand why people going off skiing somewhere distant or stock up on microwave roast meals and keep the curtains closed. Throw in the heightened fears of burglary surrounding houses full of brand new gear […]

Christmas Classic First Watch Review – We’re No Angels (1955)

What links Batman, James Bond, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Steptoe & Son? Obviously, one answer is the 1955 film We’re No Angels otherwise I’d be rambling even more than usual! There is also more than a sprinkling of whimsy and imagination but I’m guessing you’re all getting used to that by now. Incidentally, this […]

Christmas Classic First Watch Review – Stalag 17 (1953)

Now, before we get too far into this, let me make one thing clear. This is, most definitely, a film set at Christmas rather than a Christmas film. However, the remit was to include every film that has a Christmas tree, Christmas card, a red nosed reindeer, or mentions Christmas. Stalag 17 is set in […]

Christmas Movie Review – Spirited

Same as buses! Wait ages for one and then they all start to arrive at once. So it is with Christmas films. Last week I had a look at Christmas In The Caribbean and now I have to add another to our Christmas film hub…Spirited. Apple Studios have produced a new adaptation of A Christmas […]

Christmas Indie Movie Review – Christmas In The Caribbean

And so it rolls around again…Christmas! I can’t complain too much though; I’ve already seen three houses with their trees up and Asda have had mince pies on sale since September.  Hell’s teeth, hot cross buns are on sale! I know that a lot of people take the completion of Halloween as the starting pistol […]

Accidental Rewatch Movie Review: A Merry Friggin Christmas (2014)

  Let me get this off my chest: A Merry Friggin Christmas is a terrible movie. It’s even worse to compute, knowing the absolute talent behind it. Here’s my experience: after a first watch — then re-watch immediately again — of Dan Harmon’s cult classic Community, I wanted more of the same humor, heart, and […]

Themes On A Christmas Carol – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988)

I know that a lot of people outside of the UK only think of Mr Bean when they hear of Rowan Atkinson but, trust me, he is far funnier than that character. As has been alluded to many times, I am getting on a bit and can remember him in Not The Nine O’Clock News […]

Non-Christmas Christmas Movies – First View Review of First Blood

Whenever you hear of a film with Rambo in the title, you’ll no doubt think of wall to wall violence, tidal waves of blood, and a soundtrack consisting mainly of gunshots, screams, and explosions. You may also think of bulging biceps as Rambo hauls back on the string of a bow so he can pick […]


Non-Christmas Christmas Films: Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York (1992)

It’s another Christmas, a year later, and young Kevin is lost again. I’m not sure if there’s some intensely bad parenting involved, or if the kid just attracts trouble, but so it goes. It’s basically Die Hard 2, with a ten-year-old, and everyone in-universe pretty much knows it. “Not again” is the theme, which I […]

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