Wednesday, 25 December 2013

RICHEE'S TOP 5 XMAS FILMS

Well here it is my top 5 Christmas films to watch. hope you enjoy.

5. Gremlins- This 1984 Comedy/Horror was one of my favourite films as a child. Directed by Joe Dante and starring Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, this film introduced us to little creatures called Mogwai's, and of course Gizmo, the real star of the film. Given 3 rules, Billy fails in the main 2 (not getting them wet) which leads to the Mogwai's multiplying, and to not feed them after midnight which changes the furry critters into the mischievious Gremlins, which releases them onto his small town. Apparently there will be a reboot of this franchise soon. Small hope with Chris Columbus returning to write but going on recent reboots its hard to get excited for it.


4. The Nightmare Before Christmas- Tim Burton's classic stop animation film from 1993 was awesome in every way from the voice acting to the songs. The story of how Jack Skeleton wants to bring joy to the world for once rather then fear, so he leaves his halloween land to find something new something joyous.

3. Home Alone- The film that launched Macauley Culkins not so great career. The story is simple: young Kevin McCallister is left home alone at christmas time and must protect his house from 2 bumbling thieves called the Wet Bandits, played flawlessly by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Plus throw in a cameo from the late great John Candy this is one film which never gets old.

2. Bad Santa- Easily Billy Bob Thornton's best character, Willie is an alchoholic loser who plays a terrible santa at stores so he can rob them with his partner in crime Marcus, played by Tony Cox. Things go a bit off course when Willie befriends "the kid" moving into his house with the kids eccentric nan while preparing the next big robbery. A great dark comedy with outstanding performances from every one involved.

1. Die Hard- The daddy of all action films happens over christmas so it counts. Bruce Willis showed his credentials to be a big time player in the action film market plus an awesome performance by Alan Rickman as always puts this top of the list. Keep an eye out for our review of the Die Hard trilogy out early next year.

So there you go my top 5 christmas films. What's your favourite christmas film let us know in the comments and, as Kevin McCalister would say, merry christmas you filthy animals.

Richee

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