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Top 10 Christmas movies

Christmas is here and that means Christmas movie time! Well, at least for some of us. Here is a list, in no particular order, of some of the best Christmas movies to get anyone in the holiday spirit!

A Christmas Story
Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good ‘ol Santa Claus himself.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
All Clark wanted to do is make Christmas nice with his family at their big home in Chicago. Instead of having an “Old Fashioned Family Christmas,” Clark and the rest of the Griswold’s got an evening of hell!

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Doris Walker a no-nonsense Macy’s executive, desperately searches for a new store Santa. She hires Kris Kringle who insists that he’s the real Santa Claus. But, he has many skeptics like Doris and her six year old daughter, Susan. So Kris goes to court to try and prove it. Is he the real Santa Claus?

It’s a Wonderful Life
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas ! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget about suicide ?

Home Alone
When Kevin McCallister is accidentally left ‘home alone’ by his family, vacationing in France, he takes his house into his own hands and haves himself his own vacation. But his delight ends up crashing and burning when he comes into contact with two criminals, Harry and Marv, that are after his house.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things.

A Christmas Carol (1984)(TV)
An old man who hates Christmas is taught the true meaning and spirit of Christmas by ghosts who show him his own past and present. He is also shown what the future holds for him if he doesn’t change his behavior.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown becomes the director of the school holiday pageant and goes out with Linus to buy an aluminum tree for the show. Instead, they bring back a forlorn real tree. Our hapless hero finds himself dismayed by the rampant commercialization of the holidays and searches for the true meaning of Christmas.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
It tells the story of Rudolph, a reindeer with a nose that lights up. He’s looking for a place where he belongs. Special guest appearances by the Abominable Snowman and the misfit toys make this movie extra-special.

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For everyone that visits my blog, if there are any, this is for you

For the past few days I have been posting a bunch of crap stories just trying to build up my hits. Yeah, I would like to have a lot of traffic and try to build up a “fan-base” I guess, but that’s not how I wanted to do it. I want to be original, I want to write things that I am interested in and hopefully find others that are interested in the same thing as I am

What I am trying to say is that I have no clue what to use this blog for. Few things really interest me. I am pretty open to many new things and I try to not focus all of my thoughts on a few things. My whole life has been geared towards movies and video-games.

Since I was able to make noises that sounded something similar to words, I have been in my brother’s home movies. Since I am the youngest I was always given the part of the person who either:

    a. Gets beaten up
    b. Dies

I have suffered many injuries during my youth; whether it was getting kicked in the face or thrown over my brother’s shoulders onto a concrete driveway, I have been in the center of pain. Now, it seems most people would have been turned off of movies simply because of that, but not me. I spent more time watching movies than I did actually “acting” in them.

During my 19 years of life I have come to appreciate movies more than the average person my age. Sure, a lot of my friends like the same movies I like, but I feel like I see more of the way the movie was put together and how everything comes together at the end. My friends like movies for pure entertainment value, I like them because I want to know how they made that guy’s head getting chopped off look so real, or how they do some crazy, life threatening stunts they do.

After I watch a movie, I immediately go to www.imdb.com and look up the movie and the trivia on it. I want to know all of the inside information I can about what I just watched.

I am obsessed with film. Plain and simple. I want to be a film star alongside my brother, who is already on his way. But for me, being rich and famous isn’t exactly what I want, but I wouldn’t complain if I was given that. What I want to do is make kick-ass movies that I want to watch. What is the point in making a movie no one wants to see? Well, for one thing, that movie would never be made(unless you are Michael Bay or Uwe Boll), and second, why waste your time with something shitty when you could make the next Godfather?

Life is all about taking chances, and that is what I am here for, taking chances. So please, help me out here, what should I blog about? My life? Movies? Random news that will get me tons of hits a day? Let me know, I am all ears here.

Eragon makes an 11 year old cry because it sucked so bad!

Direct link here, but here is the basic breakdown of what happened.

This father took his 11 year old son to go see Eragon and they didn’t like it. His son was disappointed almost to the point of tears because of what the film did to the book. The big climatic battle at the end was created just for the movie and never took place in the book.

The father continues to say that the movie seemed to be limited on time and tried to squeeze a lot of events into a few hours, and the film came out clumsy feeling. This reminds me a little of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. When I saw that I thought the movie was good, but it seemed to short on time. Everything happened so fast once the children got inside the world of Narnia, that I felt like I missed something.

I never thought Eragon looked half-way decent. Every “big budget fantasy/adventure” movie that comes out now looks like a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings triology. In my opinion, no movie,in that genre, will ever touch what Peter Jackson was able to put together.

iFilm posts best movie trailers of 2006

Coming in at the first spot was The Departed. That was an excellent film, I highly recommend it. 300 comes in at second; one of my must see films. Here is the site with the rest of the trailers.

I don’t agree with Hostel or An Inconvenient Truth being in the top trailers, I would have gone with something else, like Borat and Spider-Man 3. Borat was hilarious and Spider-Man 3 couldn’t look any better.

…and the nominees are:

The Golden Globe nominees have been announced! The list below are all of the Film nominations. I didn’t post the TV nominations mainly because I don’t watch much TV. While I haven’t seen all of these movies, I have seen a lot of them. The Departed is amazing, and I am glad it received all the noms it did. Borat and Little Miss Sunshine are the two funniest movies of the decade, so far, and I have no clue who I’d rather win. Leonardo deserves the win for Best Actor in The Departed, he was amazing in that film. I hope Scorsese wins Best Director…hopefully it won’t go to Eastwood, he has won too many times in the past. Anyway, here is the list of nominees.

BEST DRAMA
Babel
Bobby
The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Borat
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank you for Smoking

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond” and “The Departed”)
Peter O’Toole (“Venus”)
Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness”)
Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Penelope Cruz (“Volver”)
Judi Dench (“Notes on a Scandal”)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Sherry Baby”)
Helen Mirren (“The Queen”)
Kate Winslet (“Little Children”)

BEST ACTOR IN COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Sasha Baron Cohen (“Borat”)
Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”)
Aaron Eckhart (“Thank You for Smoking”)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Kinky Boots”)
Will Ferrell (“Stranger Than Fiction”)

BEST ACTRESS IN COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening (“Running with Scissors’)
Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”)
Beyonce Knowles (“Dreamgirls”)
Meryl Streep (“The Devil Wears Prada”)
Renee Zellweger (“Miss Potter”)

BEST DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood (“Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima”)
Stephen Frears (“The Queen”)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Babel”)
Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Affleck (“Hollywoodland”)
Eddie Murphy (“Dreamgirls”)
Jack Nicholson (“The Departed”)
Brad Pitt (“Babel”)
Mark Wahlberg (“The Departed”).

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barraza (“Babel”)
Cate Blanchett (“Notes on a Scandal”)
Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada”)
Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”)
Kikuchi Rinko (“Babel”)

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Apocalypto
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others
Pan’s Labyrinth
Volver

BEST SCREENPLAY
Babel
Little Children
Notes on a Scandal
The Departed
The Queen

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Cars
Happy Feet
Monster House