Tag Archives: Holiday Movies

Columbia Screening Pass-palooza: “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

Ready for some holiday cheer? No, not our current holiday, I’m talking Christmas-y. Be on the cutting edge of the December festivities with a screening of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms!  Synopsis! All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Office Christmas Party” gets its freak on!

“It’s F-word Christmas, B-words. Let’s get Mother F-word drunk.” Ready to end this year?  ME TOO.  And what better way than the Christmas party to end all Christmas parties?  Yeah, thought so.  Synopsis! In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: Bad Santa 2!

Since Halloween 2016 is now history, it’s time for the Christmas onslaught.  Seen the decorations and trees in your favorite stores?  I’ve seen ’em for weeks…oh c’mon now stores.  And that feeling of “Oh for Pete’s…” is perfect for watching … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Almost Christmas” warms you up for the holidays

Christmas in July!  No, that’s not what happens when the a/c goes on a bender…though I do enjoy the cool even though I need to scrape the frost off the cat.  I’m talking about Almost Christmas, an ensemble comedy that’s … Continue reading

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“Mother’s Day” – sweet, easily digestible fluff. Probably better than waffles from a 3-year-old.

Nutshell***: A whole lot funnier – and, surprisingly, sweeter – than I anticipated.  Then again, I anticipated sheer, unadulterated crap.  Director Gary Marshall manages to take what could have been a hideous train wreck of sap and turns it into … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: Mother’s Day!

Ahh, Mother’s Day.  Brunch, home-made macaroni necklaces…and Julia Roberts?  Well, that last one comes with the movie Mother’s Day, but you can bring your mom to it.  Bingo!  Synopsis! “Mother’s Day” is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from director Garry … Continue reading

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The Night Before: a thinking man’s stoner film, and a holiday treat

Nutshell:Who’da thunk that a film about three guys who can’t seem to stop acting like children would be such a grownup treat? Gordon-Levitt, Rogen and Mackie deliver performances that are funny and heartfelt. Director/writer Jonathan Levine delivers a film that … Continue reading

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