Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
Scrooged is a hilarious, heartfelt rendition of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The writing is great, Bill Murray is great as he always is, and the supporting cast does a decent job of complementing Murray's antics.
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…
Two of my favourite things in life, Christmas and Bill Murray.
My favourite Christmas movie ever (DIE HARD doesn't count!) even though it fell to pieces at the box office. The film is a little flawed with its uneven tone, but I love Murray so damn much, and he gets to do a lot here, that the film is a classic in my mind, and also falls into the category of a feel-good 80's movie. The supporting cast is brilliant and it is a very refreshing take on the Scrooge tale.
If you can't work late I can't work late if I can't work late I can't work late!
i saw this for the first time at 28 and that's a crime.
Geralmente acabo revendo o filme na época de Natal, o mérito do filme é realmente de Bill Murray, sua performance na pele de Frank Cross é impagável! um filme recomendado a toda família.
Probably the biggest tradition I have is to watch this movie with my dad once a year for X-mas. We love this movie. The whole twist on A Christmas Carol with Bill Murray is amazing. He makes this whole film and the ghosts are great. We don't get much from the Ghost of Christmas Future but Past and Present are funny. This movie isn't all laughs either, it has it's emotional moments. Bill Murray is great and I love the ending. His speech is fantastic and I love how throughout the movie his hair gets wilder and wilder.
This is a really great Christmas comedy. Bill Murray is hilariously dead pan, heart-warming and scarily intense towards the end. I wonder if in 88 any of the real men sang "put a little love in your heart" during the credits. I like to think they did. Some great douche bag one liners. Corporate towels, facecloths, shower curtains, 12 sharp knives and a VHS. Sweet pressies Frank. Way better than a stoopid picture frame. Always a pleasure Scrooged, nice one.
Loved the special effects in this movie but I just didn't like Bill Murray's performance. I actually enjoyed The Muppet Christmas Carol more overall. I get the impression that Bill Murray is just phoning it in for most of the film. The special effects are amazing and worth watching the movie for.
Vi esse filme incontáveis vezes na infância e tinha várias cenas memorizadas. Rever depois de tanto tempo é perigoso: os óculos da nostalgia podem estar embaçados. Nesse caso, as cenas individuais até que sobreviveram bem. Os personagens tem carisma e boas frases de efeito, e até os efeitos visuais são bons "o suficiente". Já o filme como um todo é uma bagunça, mais enclichezado que interessante, forçado nos diálogos e na exposição, e com um Bill Murray mais caricato que o de costume. Parece que a produção foi mesmo conturbada e que o próprio ator não se deu bem com o diretor. Isso sem falar no absurdo da tradução em português, que quis pegar carona nos Caça-Fantasmas: Os Fantasmas Contra-Atacam.
Mesmo assim, alguns momentos específicos fizeram com que valesse a pena ter revisto o filme todo, nostalgia ou não.
Sadly sliding down my list of must-see Christmas viewing.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- The Super Inframan
- Cheap Thrills
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong