Movie Marathon : New Years Eve

I have technically already started this marathon, but I needed to take the time to find the perfect gifs!

12:30 pm – Bridget Jones’ Diary ( Netflix )

anigif_enhanced-buzz-26783-1366016224-11Perfect timing Netflix, Renee Zellweger as Bridget is so very many of us this New Years.

2:30 pm – After the Thin Man ( Amazon, iTunes )

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Nick and Nora Charles take on evil Jimmy Stewart as they celebrate the New Year.

4:30 pm – My Man Godfrey ( Amazon, iTunes )

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Classic New Years comedy that is perfectly accompanied by champagne.

6:30 pm – When Harry Met Sally ( iTunes )

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Getting closer to the countdown, time for the most magical of them all, and goes well with any kind of dinner or even just all of the cheese and crackers!

8:10 pm – The Apartment ( Amazon, iTunes )

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Billy Wilder is at his sweetest here; one of the best romance flicks of all time.

10:30 pm – Bachelor Mother ( YouTube )

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Saving my absolute favorite for last, you do not see a movie like this much anymore. Ginger Rogers and David Niven know how to bring in the New Year with class and a touch of slapstick comedy.

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Film Marathon Theme: In Honor of ‘The Interview’ Situation

Sony has resolved all of the craziness happening with The Interview by completely canceling its’ release. I can see their point, especially since most theaters were not even going to show the film as a result of the threats from North Korea, but this also sets a bad example. Several more projects whose plots included North Korea have already halted and cancelled all production, including one with Steve Carell. How can we move forward while voluntarily censoring ourselves to this extent? Why is The Interview not at least going to be released for Video On Demand? That just makes everything more ridiculous than it already was. My mood right now is that I am going to watch this freaking movie! Even if I have to do so by watching a series of films to get the basic elements of it, so be it, and afterwards I will feel so much better because:
To help purge myself of these feelings I have put together a movie marathon as a way to watch the issues, themes, and buddy duo of The Interview without actually being able to see it.
Let’s Do This!

The Marathon Substitute for The Interview:

Team America: World Police

Pineapple Express

The Manchurian Candidate

Tropic Thunder

V for Vendetta

Bananas

This Is the End

Top 25 Christmas Movies

Katherine Hepburn is the head of the research librarian department and plays the woman that I wish to become some day.
Another Christmas classic, David Niven and Ginger Rogers go slightly screwball with a touch of social satire.
This is only technically a Christmas film because of the end sequence, but it counts! Preston Sturges at his best, and one of the funniest films ever made.
Billy Wilder takes us through Christmas and New Years using the experiences of C.C. Baxter, a regular guy just trying to get ahead.
Nick and Nora are always wonderful and welcome for the holidays.
This was remade as You’ve Got Mail, which is cute but does not get close to the pure sweetness and humanity of the original.
A musical version of The Christmas Carol with The Muppets and Michael Caine! The only problem I have that for some reason the lovely song When Love is Gone is missing from the U.S. release of the film.
 Ryan Reynolds is perfect for this mix of high school issues, family, and winning the girl he loves.
 Natalie Woods has the cutest skeptical face as adults around her try to convince her that Santa is real.
Barbara Stanwyck pretends to have Martha Stewart powers and a husband for her paying column, unfortunately the magazine editor wishes to attend the holidays at her pretend cabin along with a soldier recently returned home.
Will Farrel proved with this film that he is far from a one trick pony. This is a beautiful love letter to the Christmas season with the perfect amount of nostalgia and humor.
Jack Skellington and Sally are always in season in this inspired film that is still unique as ever.
A very young John Cusack is in this It Happened One Night semi-remake and I love it!

Nora Ephron writes a relationship that builds throughout the ages with some of the best dialog ever between two human beings.

Denis Leary just wants to get his getaway boat working so he can escape the crazy dysfunctional family that is only slightly useful as cover from the police.
Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman have a refreshing amount of chemistry in this holiday romantic comedy.
Hans Gruber just makes me happy.
I grew up watching this Humphrey Bogart dark comedy classic, which is an awesome take on the Three Wise Men tale.
Terry Gilliam has a very interesting and incredible view of how to put together a Christmas movie.
This was the first movie I ever saw in the theater, and it remains a favorite.
Gary Cooper shows off his earnest face and good intentions which get taken out of context by some real scrooges.
The definition of a badass Christmas movie!
Three crooks take advantage of what turns out to be the most helpful and innocent small town possible. This makes for a huge dose of holiday guilt.
Getting along with potential in-laws is always a prickly situation, and this showcases the worst case scenario working out in the best way.

Do you want some stylish gorgeousness in your Christmas thriller?

My Favorite Thanksgiving Movies and TV Selections

There are a vast number of Christmas movies out there, but Thanksgiving does not tend to get the same amount of attention. I actually wanted to do a top ten list, but ended up having to change to top five because a top ten would have basically been all of them. This would be more sad if there were no truly awesome Thanksgiving films, but this is not the case. There is an amazing amount of holiday spirit and epic moments in these selections, so let’s give them some love:)

My Favorite Thanksgiving Movies:

It is my opinion that grumpy old men are the cutest things in this world, so I can not help but adore this movie the most. I mean, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in a battle of wits lasting decades which finally blows up past the point of no return when Ann Margret moves into the neighborhood and bewitches them both? So cute!
Everyone knows this one, and with good reason. Steve Martin and John Candy, an accidental road trip, setbacks around every turn, and of course reluctant friendship. All that ’tis the season.
This is one not very well known, but that does not stop it from being a Thanksgiving classic! A young Robert Downey Jr. joins Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, and Claire Danes as members of a refreshingly real family dealing with the struggle of enduring a happy turkey day.
Wednesday Addams was totally my spirit animal as I was growing up. The scene where she takes down the Thanksgiving play just puts me in the holiday mood.
Yes, it is a Pauly Shore movie, but one that is actually good and incredibly sweet.

My Favorite Thanksgiving Television:

3rd Rock From the Sun
Bob’s Burgers
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Mike & Molly
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live
South Park