Like most of you, I decided to spend my Christmas lazily and take a little break from writing. I am sure the amount of old, unreadable posts satisfied your basic entertainment needs, but Christmas is over and my stomach is once again empty, so I can go back to mumble about nothing and everything with you on my mind. So, my dear readers, what cinematic gems did Santa brought you on DVD?
I became a very happy owner of Moonrise Kingdom DVD and without hesitation, I gave it my second watch. Not much have changed- I actually loved it a little more than the first time, which is probably the result of my pre-knowledge of the story, which redirected my attention to other aspects of the movie that I previously missed. Moonrise Kingdom might not be a Christmas film per se, but it definitely creates a magical mood in which problems like schools, moany parents and laptop breakages do not exist. A perfect world.
Of course Moonrise Kingdom wasn’t the only film I watched this Christmas. I have finally, after years and years of missing it on TV (although the majority of times, the TV wouldn’t even show it anymore) I saw Home Alone. Interesting fact of the day- it was the first time I watched Home Alone in England. Now, THAT’s impressive! I have no words to describe how amazing Home Alone is and the moment people stop watching it, I lose all of my hope in humanity.
Last but not the least, I attempted a crappy Christmas movie called Fred Claus. I haven’t finished it. I don’t think anyone did. Wrong people slept with other wrong people to make this film hit the cinemas and sink the piracy business with retarded scenes and annoying sound effects. It was simply horrendous.
As you can see, my Christmas watching list might not have been massive nor was it very outrageous, but I enjoyed this weird combination a lot and I’m ready to hit New Year with new energy and hopes for better and shorter films.