Article by bellu su
Christmas day is one of the busiest of the year for movie theaters; they are open shorter hours and have the same attendance as a busy weekend. This Christmas keep an eye on what is coming out, and know ahead of time what will be out.
Wondering what to watch this holiday movie season? Check out our picks for the most noteworthy of flicks coming to a theater near you.
List of best holiday movies 2010
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
The beginning of the end is finally upon us with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, wherein Harry finally goes mano-a-mano with the dreaded Voldemort.
2. The Tourist (2010)
Best use of actors to enhance scenery (or vice versa) goes to Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and the beautiful canals and buildings of Venice in the stylish thriller The Tourist.
3. The King’s Speech (2010)
He didn’t take home an Oscar last year for A Serious Man, but Colin Firth plays another very serious guy — the King of England, no less — in The King’s Speech, which is already placing him as a front runner for Best Actor accolades.
4. TRON: Legacy (2010)
Our pick for best escapist flick of the season goes to TRON: Legacy, which reimagines the world of the early ’80s cult classic — and yes, both Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner are back!
5. Blue Valentine (2010)
Coming in as our top choice for film most seriously in need of MPAA rating reconsideration is Blue Valentine, starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. The film, considered a serious award season contender, may not be seen in theaters by most of the country if the MPAA’s current NC-17 rating sticks.
6. Black Swan (2010)
Best nervous breakdown of the season goes to Natalie Portman in the fascinating, dark, and disturbing Black Swan, from the trippy mind of filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.
7. Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Cutest couple award for the season goes to Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway (co-stars in Brokeback Mountain) in Love and Other Drugs, a romantic comedy-drama set against the backdrop of… the rise of Viagra?!
List of top 5 best Christmas movies
1. Christmas Vacation (1989)
It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
A festive cartoon featuring some bright new animation along with favourite Disney characters in three different Christmas tales: Donald Duck Stuck on Christmas, A Very Goofy Christmas and Mickey and Minnie’s Gift of the Magi. A surefire kiddie-quieter narrated by the breezy tones of Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer.
3. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
The Mailman decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family (toymakers). When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown.
4. A Christmas Story (1983)
Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940’s.
5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.
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Question by sure: Ideas for birthday present?
I want to get my best friend a birthday gift that will get her started in exploring her ambition to be a short-film and documentary filmmaker. Does anyone have any ideas? She is doing a phd so I am trying to avoid books, and she has access to camera’s and accessories so that is not necessary. I just want something to get her started or motivated to start. Thanks
Answer by nightfly
Well, get two tickets for you and her to an EYE-catching landscape, museum or anything where she can shoot. Both of you togehter make a short film about that place’s beauty.
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