terça-feira, dezembro 27, 2005
[Deixo aqui um artigo dedicado aos "piores filmes" de Natal. Escolhas para todos os maus gostos...]
Ho-ho NO! Delivering the worst Christmas movies of all time
To make the choice easier for you, we have assembled the 10 worst Christmas movies of all time. For the most part, we’ve focused only on films that were released in theaters for the simple reason that so many rancid made-for-TV Christmas movies have been made over the years that choosing just 10 would be impossible.
The factors that constitute a horrible Christmas movie are basically the same as any horrible film -- hackneyed direction, pathetic script and lame acting. Just add a Christmas theme, make an attempt, in many cases, to impart a holiday message and execute the proceedings with the panache of a brain-addled reindeer, and, viola, you have a wretched Christmas movie.
For convenience’s sake, the films are listed in alphabetical order. No need to rate them in terms of their ineptitude. They’re all equally ho-ho-horrible.
"CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS" (2004) -- Abysmal in every possible way and particularly distressing considering the cast features people with talent, such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Felicity Huffman and M. Emmet Walsh. So why is the film emit such a stench? First, it stars the master of mediocrity himself, Tim Allen, and second, it’s penned by the grand poobah of banality, Chris Columbus. Based on John Grisham’s novel, "Skipping Christmas,"
"ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS" (1988) -- Unlike "Christmas with the Kranks," there’s no one with talent in this PG-rated film and it shows. Jim Varney is back for the holidays as imbecile supreme Ernest P. Worrel, and this time he has to get Santa out of jail. Much mindlessness ensues with the film featuring more ad placements than brain cells.
"HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS" (2000) -- Cindy Lou Who, who was no more than two, would boo-woo-woo at this cinematic goo. Not to be confused with the classic 1966 animated TV special, this live-action version of Dr. Seuss’ tale fails on almost every level, especially as entertainment for children who are likely to be petrified by the malevolent Grinch. But it’s the film’s cheesy makeup and bogus sets that help rob the film of its magic. As the Grinch, Jim Carrey does manage to bring some laughs to Whoville.
"JACK FROST" (1998) -- How’s this for a concept: A dad named Jack Frost dies and comes back to life as a snowman. Holy reincarnation, Batman!
"JINGLE ALL THE WAY" (1996) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. Mirth himself, stars in this misguided comedy about a father trying desperately to find a toy for his son on the day before Christmas. Like Keaton in "Jack Frost," he’s one of those neglectful dads who becomes a better person after suffering a few indignities.
"MIXED NUTS" (1994) -- Few films have wasted this much talent. Directed by Nora Ephron of "Sleepless in Seattle" fame, this PG-13-rated movie stars Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Rita Wilson, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, Liev Schreiber, Joely Fisher, Parker Posey, Jon Stewart and Haley Joel Osment.
mais in Metrowest Daily
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