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Directed by Rene Cardona. Mexico. 1959. NR. 94 min. DVD.
- Fri, Dec 20, 9:45 pm
It takes a mere four words to describe the 1959 Mexican film being riffed in this MST3K episode: Festive Holiday Nightmare Fuel. If Santa’s freakishly synthetic robo-reindeer don’t frighten you to the core, his creepy mouth bot, listening post certainly will. And yet, on display here for Mike and the bots’ riffing delight is a film which is considered a yearly holiday classic in it’s country of origin. See an inept demon attempt to thwart the noble St. Nick! Laugh as he fails to even sway one small girl! Revel in perverse holiday spirit with your friends at the Colonial Theatre! (Chuck Francisco)
Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. PG, 6+. 98 min. Warner Bros. blu ray.
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- Sat, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
“A Christmas Story grasps the full scope of childhood injustice and obsession. Amid the comically cranky Santa Clauses and tree-lighting mishaps, the movie’s key moment is a Billingsley crying jag, prompted by a fight with the neighborhood bully and the fear that his dad will clobber him. More»
Directed by Harold Ramis. US. 1993. 11+. 101 min. Sony. Digital.
- Sat, Feb 1, 2:00 pm
“No film has understood Bill Murray better than Harold Ramis’ brilliant “Groundhog Day,” a hilarious and unexpectedly profound comedy that breaks him down and reveals every conceivable facet of his personality. Like the high-concept equivalent of locking someone away until he’s learned a lesson, Danny Rubin’s original story forces Murray’s character to exhaust his seemingly inexhaustible sarcasm and finally come to terms with its limitations. Murray stars as an embittered local TV weatherman who is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities—or, as he puts it, “the excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.” More»