Fred Claus: Heartfelt Holiday Hilarity

Fred Claus
Warner Bros. Pictures/Silver Pictures
Starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Rachel Weisz, and Kathy Bates
Rated PG for Mild Language and Some Rude Humor
Running Time = 115 minutes

Vince and Paul play brothers in this family-friendly comedy

Vince and Paul play brothers in this family-friendly comedy

Christmas movies are a special breed of animal. Certain things are expected in a Christmas film in order to make it effective and enjoyable. We all are familiar with the classics: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Continue reading

All Aboard the Polar Express in 3-D!!!!

The Polar Express: Presented in 3-D
Warner Bros./ Castle Rock/ Play Tone
Starring Tom Hanks
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Rated G
Running Time = 100 minutes (Two DVDs; one with 3-D version, the other with theatrical version)

I love Christmas movies. There’s something about the really good ones like Miracle of 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life that really resonate with me. Holiday films of recent have held less interest for me, especially “holiday” movies like Deck the Halls and Christmas with the Kranks. The Polar Express, however, Continue reading