Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Movie Recommendations

We're getting into the holidays now, and for many of you that celebrate Christmas there are a host of films out there to choose from. Here is my list of recommended holiday films. Now these are not all heavy with a focus on Christmas. Some only have the holidays as a backdrop and are briefly mentioned, but that's good enough for me and makes the movie all the more interesting. 

So here they are, in no particular order. They are all too different to really rate best to least best. These are all well known films so I won't go into any sort detail on why I think they are good. Just trust my judgement on this.

Christmas Story (1983)


Die Hard (1988)


Gremlins (1984)


Eyes Wide Shut (1999)


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)


Better Off Dead (1985)


Christmas Vacation (1989)


Scrooged (1988)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)

Since I know many of you who visit my blog are into horror and perhaps more specifically horror from the 70s and 80s I found a movie currently streaming on Netflix that might appeal to your sensibilities. It's called Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell. It was released in 1987 and from some information I found it was a VHS release folks used to order from old Fangoria magazines. Basically what it is, is a collection of 70s and 80s horror/gore centric flicks. I started watching it the other day and I thought it was a pretty enjoyable selection of movie trailers. Admittedly there are a number of movies I've never heard of and that's really the great things about it is that it might expose you to some films you haven't seen or have forgotten about.