Holiday movie night: “The Knight Before Christmas”

2 Dec

The sequel will tell the real story. It’s about a crone who took control of the kingdom after sending knights away through time travel.

Note to directors: Fog never works as the great transition you want it to be.

Holiday movie night: “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish”

1 Dec

Eye-roll worthy. A rich guy saves the day and proves he’s a good parent. People spontaneously burst into song and dance, but just once. That’s not really a plot point so much as a “let’s add a song and dance number!” decision.

Holiday movie night: “Santa Girl”

30 Nov

Cute premise. Predictable plot. Terrible dialogue.

Holiday movie night: “Christmas Inheritance”

16 Dec

Ellie is ridiculous and awful. Jake isn’t much better, but with a worse haircut. He’s the country to her city. Ugh. There’s weather. And it turns out “there’s no vacancies at the inn.” Ellie holds a baby and suddenly everyone sees her in a different way. Amazing.

Holiday movie night: “A Holiday Engagement”

9 Dec

A journalist (and I’m using that word loosely here) gets a call while she’s on an assignment that her newspaper has filed for bankruptcy and is closing. (Her prize story is about a dog rescue … with a photo of her hugging a dog. Ugh.) But the bankruptcy, at least, sounds about right.

Her mom’s a bitch. The Jewish boyfriend knows a lot of Christmas songs — the religious ones. Not just the words, but how to play them on the piano. The story lacks heart and depth.