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What Defines A Christmas Movie And What Films Classify

When it comes to Christmas films, there is an adequate amount of subjectivity in regards to the which movies can be considered a holiday tradition. Movies like “Elf” or “A Christmas Story” are apparently influenced by the holiday while other films like “Die Hard” or “Gremlins” are constantly debated. So how is a film categorized as a Christmas movie?

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Review: ‘All The Money In The World’ Is Worth Your Money

“All The Money In The World” follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Closes The Trilogy On A Solid Note

“Pitch Perfect 3” is the third and final installment of the franchise. The Bardem Bellas hit the road once more but this time it takes them on tour with the troops traveling across the world on the USO tour. There are many new discoveries about each other and themselves as this film brings the trilogy to a comedic but heartfelt close.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi: Why The Hate Is Indisputably Understandable

Midway through my review for “The Last Jedi” I have this thought weighing heavily on my shoulders. The film is visually fantastic, the lightsaber battles are amazingly well choreographed, and overall everything is well structured and cohesive throughout. But despite this movie hitting the mark as a standalone entity, it left me feeling unsatisfied as a Star Wars fan. After two years of speculation and anticipation, I can see why the hate exists and as a fanboy, I’d like to take this opportunity to further elaborate.

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Top 5 Best Moments From the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

“Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” (because I REFUSE to call it just “Star Wars The Last Jedi”) is out. Like many other fans I’m spending the time re-watching the older films in preparation. This time I actually do have a legit excuse in introducing them to my girlfriend because if we can’t get over this hurdle then I have serious doubts in the future of our relationship. Sorry hun. Anyway I felt it was time to go over what are my favorite moments from all the films. SPOILER ALERT! Let’s begin!

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Top 5 Favorite Westerns (That Aren’t The Good The Bad and The Ugly)

Last week I talked about my favorite western while covering the work of Sergio Leone. I’ve wanted to talk about westerns for a long time. However, if I mentioned them all, then most of the entries would be taken up by one director’s filmography. Then, there’d barely be any reason to talk about the remainder films of Leone which deserve discussion. I decided to separate them to be able to more fully discuss them all. So just remember the true number one of this list is “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” so just shift everything down and after “Unforgiven” shift everything down again to account for “A Fistful of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More” tying for the next spot.

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Disney And Fox Merger About To Close With Deadpool Uncertainty

The Disney and Fox deal is just about finalized. This means that classic comic book storylines may better reflect their inclusion of the X-Men and Fantastic Four but could change the dynamic of Fox’s most successful individual property. The R-rated “Deadpool” could potentially have some changes that would impact the integrity of the current franchise. Ryan Reynolds himself took to Twitter to pose the question.

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Eric’s Guide Through Sergio Leone Films

Sergio Leone’s name doesn’t ring the same bells as other masters like Kubrick and Hitchcock, but he should! I’ve wanted to talk about to Westerns for some time. Although it would be a shame if most of the spots would be taken up by one filmmaker. So I figured I go over this and then tackle my other favorites after I’m done talking about Sergio Leone. A few SPOILERS ahead.

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Is Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Really a Ripoff of ‘Book of The Life?’

I considered doing a regular review of Pixar’s “Coco,” but what’s the point? I mean it’s Pixar! I knew it was going to be good, you all knew it was going to be good. There’s a reason the Oscar for Best Animated feature is nicknamed the Pixar Prize. There are times they’ve won despite not even deserving it. That’s a fault of most voters lack of interest/respect in the medium. However, THAT’S a whole other discussion. “Coco” is quite simply a brilliant film and another instant classic for Pixar. All the praise it’s getting is deserved. But what almost always comes with praise? Backlash! For this film the main source of the backlash is the existence of an earlier film “The Book of Life.”

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