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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.
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…
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.
I couldn't think of a better way to kick off my Christmas film viewing than with this 1988 holiday classic featuring the wonderful Bill Murray. A hilarious take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," that still holds up for me after all this time.
Oh, and I'm still waiting for the release of "the Night the Reindeer Died." It's gonna be badass.
For anybody wanting a dark-tinged, Dickens-rich, slightly subversive Christmas film, "Scrooged" is a dream come true. The film, transplanting Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to the machinations a TV network in New York, is a funny, edgy, and warm addition to the holiday cinematic canon.
Starring Bill Murray as Ebenezer Scrooge analog, Frank Cross, "Scrooged" follows the acerbic and cranky Cross as he is visited by four spirits one Christmas Eve. Murray is ideal as Cross, and the rest of the cast, including Alfre Woodard and Carol Kane, is equally in place as contemporaries of Dickens' classic characters.
Murray steals the show, but it is his show to steal. Director, Richard Donner, allows the film to play to and support…
Around Christmas time I tried watching it on a DVD copy I owned, but half way into it the movie froze and wouldn't play beyond a certain point. Turns out it was scratched to hell. I'm pretty sure this was one of the DVDs I bought at one of the Blockbusters that was shutting down a few years ago.
I was surprised to see yesterday that it was streaming on Netflix and happily watched it even it was well past Christmas time. Bill Murray is king and put a little love in my heart.
My favorite movie adaptation of the classic story.
Bill Murray doing his best Bill Murray.
Bill Murray placing a movie on his shoulders and lifting it to a higher level
26 years in the game, and the first time I've ever seen this movie. The ending, with the newfangled mush-mouthed Tiny Tim, is almost gag-inducing in its Holiday schmaltz, but the star power of four (count 'em four) Murray Bros. overpowers anything possibly lacking in this true king of Christmas films.
Hadn't seen this in over a decade and it holds up surprisingly well. Has some weak spots here and there, but it strikes a unique balance between sweetness and pitch-black humor, and Murray sells every second of his performance.
In the past few weeks my wife and I have literally watched at least 7 different versions of A Christmas Carol, but when we dialed this one up I realized I've never seen the whole thing from start to finish. As a result I'm going to call this a "New to Me" movie even though I've seen large chunks of it in the past. Naturally, if I've watched this many versions of the story I'm a big fan. I love the tale of Scrooge and his redemption, so I'm automatically inclined to enjoy Scrooged as well, even if it is one of the most twisted and macabre interpretations. In fact my biggest complaint while watching this movie was that there…
One of the darkest Christmas films of the 80s, Scrooged stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a misanthropic TV executive who won’t make any concessions to his staff for Christmas, forcing them to all stay back for a live telecast of A Christmas Carol instead of using prerecorded material. As the night passes, and Frank is visited by his own versions of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, it becomes clear that the film’s anxious to dissociate Christmas from television, especially live television – yet, when Frank finally has his epiphany, he’s only able to share it with the world through the same live broadcast that conjured up the ghosts in the first place. Given that bind, the…
Directed by - Richard Donner
Written by - Mitch Glazer & Michael O’Donoghue
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Starring - Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Glover, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum & John Murray
This modern re-telling of Dickens’ classic tale is up there with the best of them, and it’s all thanks to the ever-brilliant Bill Murray. Murray plays Frank Cross, a curmudgeonly TV executive who puts profit before all else. When he is put in charge of his channel’s Christmas output, which includes a live Christmas Eve broadcast of A Christmas Carol, Cross soon finds himself living through his own, real-life version of Dickens’ story.
One of my favorite adaptation of a christmas Carol. I love the new spin on the 3 ghost of christmas.
Fun Fact: in latin america this was advertised as a spinoff of ghostbusters, called the ghost strikes back.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Super Inframan
- Cheap Thrills
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong
- Cruel Intentions
- Griff the Invisible
- Killing Them Softly
- My Left Foot