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The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways.
Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change.
Yep, still my favorite adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Late, late night viewing and I'm glad as I always watch this at some point during Christmas and was afraid I wasn't going to get to it this year.
And I just realized it's my 25th anniversary. From the first time I saw it in '88 till now it has been twenty-five viewings, one each year.
I just love it and not because it's a Christmas movie as I don't really care much for the holiday. No, I love it because it is hilarious. It has one of film's most unique comedians doing what he does best, being a complete and utter bastard. Murray's dead pan delivery of insults matched with his absurd…
You know I like the rough stuff, don't you, Frank?
-Ghost of Christmas Present
Probably my favorite "modern re-imaging" of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. While the same heartfelt message is essentially there, the drama is greatly toned down and replaced with mean spirited humor tailor made for it's time but perhaps more meaningful today then it was 25 years ago.
The reason for that is the modernization of Ebenezer Scrooge into Frank Cross, a TV executive that takes the commercialization of Christmas to new heights is beyond perfect for the 80s, but 25 years later commercialization of everything we held dear has become an unstoppable beast bigger and badder then ever before. It's arguable that the film plays to…
Two of my favourite things in life, Christmas and Bill Murray.
It's officially Christmas now!
I loved this one as a kid, being about 9 when it was released meant it was the perfect age to see something so full of the goodwill and Christmas message, so funny and also quite scary at times - the kind of thing every adaptation of Dickens classic should be. As with most Christmas films from your past this has now become a little over familiar to perhaps fully appreciate but it still packs a punch, most notably through Bill Murray's faultless and quite three dimensional lead performance (it's one of his very best) and the succession of great cameos, especially Carol Kane's slap happy fairy-like Ghost of Christmas Present.
And if by the time Annie Lennox and Al Green sing Put A Little Love In Your Heart you haven't got a big grin on your face well there's no hope for you, not even at Christmas.
Clearly the greatest achievement of Scrooged is getting Robert Mitchum to yell, "A BUTTHEAD?!"
For a long time I've regarded Scrooged as my favourite Christmas movie and this viewing has done nothing to change my opinion. Sure, any film allowing Bobcat Goldthwaite to do his thing will never be able to be perfect or even get 5 stars, but that is practically the only thing wrong with Scrooged.
In fact, Scrooged does this marvellous thing of being based around a live retelling of A Christmas Carol at the centre of its story and yet manages to craft a 'Scrooge' story of its own around it without getting into a mess of self-awareness. Instead it just concentrates on trying to be…
WHY HAVE I ONLY JUST SEEN THIS OMG
A modern retelling of A Christmas Carol, Scrooged is a film as fondly remembered for the many enjoyable comedy moments as it is also dismissed for the overdose of schmaltz that fills up the grand finale. But this is A Christmas Carol, a tale that does have moments of schmaltz, especially at the end, so I don’t hold those moments against the movie as most people do. Though they still make me cringe slightly.
Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a cynical and selfish big cheese in the world of TV. Christmas, to Frank, is all about getting people glued to their screens and making lots and lots of money from ad revenue. The jewel in the TV station crown…
First Christmas movie of the 2015 season (my wife had never seen it before). I wonder if people disliked this so much because of how over-the-top mean and bleak it gets at times; it's all done with a light tone, but man this is the singularity of Bill Murray's signature flippant-prick persona, and probably the most despicable iteration of Scrooge of all his film and TV versions. Not to mention the horrible things that keep happening to people, the cynicism of all the network-TV showbiz satire, the kinda brutal violence that Carol Kane keeps inflicting on Murray, and the various elements that could easily be misconstrued by younger viewers as nightmare fuel (like David Johansen's braying ghoul). But it's funny,…
There's a rather mean spirited nature to Scrooged that I'm not sure if I like or not. Granted, up until the end of the visit from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come the original Christmas Carol does have a rather pessimistic streak running through it, but nothing like this.
It's a great shame too because the rest of Scrooged is solid otherwise. Bill Murray is great as Frank Cross, the curmudgeon head of a TV station, the ghosts have a unique flare to them that you won't find in other adaptations of Dickens' classic tale and the writing as a sharply satirical bite to it which is far smarter than it has any right to be, it's just tonally all over the place.
Terrifying but yet still a day time family film ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Night the Reindeer Died followed by Bob Goulet's Old Fashioned Cajun Christmas!
YO THIS MOVIE IS KINDA FUCKED UP
NONE OF YOU TOLD ME THIS MOVIE WOULD BE FUCKED UP
Five pounds of veal isn't a bad gift
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…