Christmas is upon us and soon we will start watching the same old classic holiday films.
But what about the other, more... alternative holiday films?
Here's some of my favorites, non holiday - holiday films!
You know the drill: don't feed them after midnight...
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The romantic Tim Burton tale is a holiday must!
American Psycho (2000)
Before the wider audience knew Christian Bale from his role as Batman, before Dexter came to our lives, there was another beloved serial killer named Patrick Bateman...
American Psycho is an alternative anti-hero movie, with a bit of holiday spirit in it!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Another Tim Burton film (as a writer this time), this is an anti-Christmas movie, a personal holiday favorite!
Die Hard (1988)
A cult holiday classic! The tank top, the ridiculous lines, Alan Rickman as the world's greatest villain. I rest my case.
Batman returns (1992)
Again a Tim Burton film. The second film from the Batman series, gives us a not so jolly image of the holiday season...
A cheesy twist of the classic Charles Dickens tale, this 80s classic is a perfect choice if you want to stay in the holiday spirit!
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)
Last but not least is TV movie - the 1988 Christmas special by Blackadder. A twisted, cunning version of the Dickens tale....
Merry Christmas fellow film nerds!!
Merry Christmas everybody! With a video of what would Christmas morning feel like if directed by our favorite directors!
Indeed you will know Chloe Grace Moretz's name after this film....
A really good remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma starring Sissy Spacek, "Carrie" is definitely a must see this week.
Chloe Grace Moretz is a really convincing, spooky Carrie and Julianne Moore plays the even spookier mother.
For those of you who are not familiar with the iconic 1976 film or the Stephen King book, well, Carrie is the story of a young, abused girl who is being bullied at school, discovers that she has the power of telekinesis and when being prunked at prom, she reaches her limits...
The 2013 version was a very decent one, to my opinion, being helped by the really good perfornances of the two leading ladies. And of course the modern day special effects, do help the film versus the 70s version, but the bright side is that the 2013 version, manages to keep the emotional climax of the original film and deliver a fresh, yet "on character" version.
Time for a pop quiz: how many of the movies in IMDB's top 250 have you seen?
The list was assembled according to the ratings of the readers of the Internet Movie DataBase (a.k.a. IMDB) and features a wide selection of "must see" films.
In case you were wondering, yes, the Dude is in...
Take the quiz and check which ones you can cross off your bucket list!
Today, 1st of December, is the world AIDS day, the day that we remember, get informed and raise awarness for the HIV virus.
Many films and documentaries have been released on this serious epidemic, trying to inform and make young people aware of the dangers. "Philadelphia", was the first "mainstream" film to touch this delicate subject.
The film was released in 1993 and was one of the first Hollywood productions to actually acknowledge AIDS, HIV, homosexuality and homophobia.
The story was based on true events that took place in the late 80s when, as in the movie, a lawyer sued hiw firm as he was fired after his employer found out he had AIDS.
The film portrays the struggle of leading man Tom Hanks, to deal with his (unknown) decease, society's fear and judgement and fight for his civil rights against his homophobic employer.
A very touching, bold film, that is not afraid to talk about delicated issues, as not only we view the story through the eyes of the victim, but also through his lawyer's, who tries to come in terms with his own fear for homosexuality and help his client.
The great performance of Tom Hanks, earned him his first Academy Award, adding to the success and popularity of the film.
Even today, 20 years later, this is a very contemporary film, as HIV is still the plague of our times.
35.3 million people are HIV positive as we speak. So, let's take some time today, to educate ourselves and our fellow citizens, so as to help stop spreading the virus.
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....