Netflix Streaming Report: Christmas 2015 Edition

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 17, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. Since nothing but garbage has been made newly available this past week, and no one should subject themselves to watching Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous 6, I’ve compiled a thorough list of all the Christmas movies on Netflix that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home this holiday season.

Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (Many Directors) – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films for the first time with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

On this year’s Disney Animated Shorts Collection you’ll find Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa. It’s a cute little film that has the elves helping out Mrs. Claus in a tight bind. Plus, all of the shorts included in the collection are all great, including my favorite of the bunch, Paperman.

Here’s the full list of shorts:

  • Frozen Fever (2015), Feast (2014), Get A Horse! (2013), Paperman (2012), Tangled Ever After (2012), The Ballad of Nessie (2011), Tick Tock Tale (2010), Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010), How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007), The Little Matchgirl (2006), Lorenzo (2004), and John Henry (2000)

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick) Rated PG [76 min] – Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara

Despite director Henry Selick confirming that The Nightmare Before Christmas is in fact a “Halloween movie,” the film is still an exceptional watch during the holidays. Because for us horror fans, it’s Halloween 24/7/365, or 366 next year.

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Love Actually

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Love Actually (Richard Curtis) Rated R [135 min] – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, and Liam Neeson

Pretty sure Love Actually has become essential holiday viewing for many since its release in 2003.

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Crackling Fireplace for your Home

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Fireplace for Your Home (Netflix) [60 min] – This edition includes a crackling yule log set to holiday favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Having a Christmas party? This crackling fire place is the best thing to throw on in the background if you want to set a nice ambiance for your guests.

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A Christmas Carol 1938

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A Christmas Carol (1938) (Edwin L. Marin) Not Rated [69 min] – A greedy miser is given an otherworldly opportunity to redeem himself on Christmas Eve, when three spirits take him on a journey of revelation. Starring Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

I haven’t seen this first adaptation of A Christmas Carol, but I’m sure it is adequate enough if you’re looking to watch this classic story.

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White Christmas Movie

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White Christmas (Michael Curtiz) Not Rated [120 min] – A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney

I’ve never understood why White Christmas has been such a holiday staple in cinema history. I think the story is uninteresting, it’s overly long, and I don’t feel the romantic chemistry that much. However, the singing and dancing are grand, the production is great, and the acting is stellar. I just don’t know. Someone help me figure out this conundrum.

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Happy Christmas Movie

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Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) Rated R [82 min] – After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny’s influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Joe Swanberg

Not your typical Christmas bread and butter, Happy Christmas flirts more with the idea of family and being there or one another. Christmas is used as a backdrop.

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A Very Murray Christmas (Sofia Coppola) Rated TV-MA [56 min] – Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his T.V. show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City. Starring Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Lewis, David Johansen, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, and Chris Rock

It’s Bill Murray singing Christmas carols with celebrity guests. What more could you really ask for?

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Bad Santa

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Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff) Rated R [91 min] – A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham

Bad Santa is truly one of the best Christmas comedies I have seen thus far in my life. It’s sharp, raunchy, and everything your traditional Christmas movie isn’t while still maintaining the spirit of the holiday season. What other movie are you going to find a drunk mall Santa piss himself while also shacking up with a senile grandmother and her socially inept, cherub faced grandson?

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Mean Girls

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Mean Girls (Mark Water) Rated PG-13 [97 min] – Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Neil Flynn, Rajiv Surendra, Amy Poehler, Amy Gasteyer, and Tim Meadows

Sure, Mean Girls only celebrates Christmas for about eight minutes, but they are eight glorious minutes. Who doesn’t yell out “FOUR FOR YOU GLEN COCO! YOU GO GLEN COCO!”? Who hasn’t memorized Kevin G and the Power of 3’s rap lyrics? I would find it hard to believe you don’t dance along with the Plastics during the Winter Talent Show to “Jingle Bell Rock”. Plus, Mean Girls is such an awesome movie anyways.

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More Christmas movies on Netflix:

  • Serendipity
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • The Ref
  • Bojack Horseman Christmas Special
  • Christmas Bounty
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  •  Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse
  • Trading Places
  • The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
  • Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
  • Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • The Cat and the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
  • The Ref
  • Saving Santa
  • Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
  •  DreamWorks’ Holiday Classics
  • Happy Holidays from Madagascar
  •  Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • Get Santa
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Trailer Park Boys: X-Mas Special
  • Santa Buddies
  • The Search for Santa Paws
  • Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • A Holiday Engagement
  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Bob’s Broken Sleigh

Also newly added to Netflix this past week:

  • Fresh Dressed
  • Helix (Season 2)
  • Theresa is Mother
  • Awaken
  • Burnistoun (Season 1)
  • Myth Hunters (Season 3)
  • Slow Learners
  • Time Out of Mind
  • Unbranded
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 2)
  • Kaanchi
  • Rob the Mob
  • Kano

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Programming Schedule 2015

As December 1st quickly approaches, it can only mean one thing: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas. Get your hot chocolate ready and your popcorn bowl full, because this year’s programming schedule is jam packed from morning to night with Christmas classic movies, ABC Family original films, and big network premieres.

If you’re unfamiliar with this joyous occasion, each year ABC Family schedules out a block of programming from December 1 through December 25 with some of the best, festive holiday favorites to indulge in with the whole family. This year marks the final time the “25 Days of Christmas” name will be under the ABC Family moniker as the network will be called Freeform starting this January – whatever that means.

This year’s big premieres during the 25 Days of Christmas include Jim Henson’s 1984 classic The Bells of Fraggle Rock and 1977’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Both have been remastered for their big returns. And for fans of The Immortal Instruments series, there will be an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Shadowhunters, one of the many TV series added to ABC Family’s Freeform’s 2016 programming slate.

Per usual, the 25 Days of Christmas schedule is packed with fan favorites such as Toy Story, The Santa Clause, Elf, The Polar Express, The Nightmare Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the live action version only), and Love Actually. Sadly there won’t be any Harry Potter or Home Alone marathons this year, which makes me suspicious of this year’s programming – you’ve changed ABC Family, and I don’t like it.

Without further ado, mark your calendars and get ready for the spirit of the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 1

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE – Denzel Washington stars as an angel sent to Earth over the holidays to help a struggling pastor and his family. The film also stars Whitney Houston. (Live Action).
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL – The classic tale of a miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), who is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who attempt to help him change his life and embrace the holidays. (Animated)
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS – Kelsey Grammer narrates three charming Christmas tales with a Mickey Mouse twist, including the Christmas classic The Gift of the Magi, starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. (Animated)
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS – The story of how a young man named Claus became Santa Claus. (Animated)
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND – Everyone’s favorite snowman, Frosty, plans to marry, but not if the evil Jack Frost can help it. Can the children save Frosty from being frozen lifeless and get him to the church on time? (Animated)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Rudolph’s magical glowing nose is not only helpful at Christmas, but also in the heat of summer when Rudolph and his friend, Frosty the Snowman, are called in to rescue a struggling circus at a special July 4th benefit. (Animated)
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS – Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Phyllis McGinley’s children’s book, Mrs. Claus narrates this memorable classic about the time she almost donned her husband’s famous red suit. (Animated)
  • (7:00PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS – The Academy Award®-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for the inspiring tale of a young boy and the magical train he boards to the North Pole. Based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. (Animated)
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS – Jim Carrey stars as the title character who tries to ruin Christmas for all the Whos of Whoville in this live-action adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story. (Live Action)
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Encore Presentation
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR – Santa sends Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to find Baby New Year, who has run away from Father Time. (Animated)

Wednesday, December 2

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THE CHRISTMAS SHOES – This holiday film of interconnected stories stars Rob Lowe as a workaholic lawyer, and Kimberly Williams as a young mother whose son wants to buy her a pair of Christmas shoes. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS CHRISTMAS – Starring Mickey Rooney, “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas” tells the story of how Santa throws out his back, potentially spoiling Christmas for boys and girls all over the world. (Animated)
  • (1:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) – Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost briefly became human and helped a knight win his lady love. (Animated)
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – The holder of a Golden Ticket wins a trip to where the world’s most wonderful sweets are made, in the mysterious chocolate factory of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). (Live Action)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE – Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW – In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, this original ABC Family holiday movie finds Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly taking over the family business at the North Pole and, in the process of trying to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago, finds his true love. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 3

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON – Childhood pen-pals Gina (Marla Sokoloff) and Seth (Patrick J. Adams) have created a lifelong friendship based solely on letters they’ve sent to each other. Overwhelmed by the chance to meet in person, each sends their best friend in their place. But when the friends start falling for each other, Gina and Seth discover much more than they ever expected in this ABC Family original holiday movie. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL – Charles Dickens’ famous story is retold with Mickey as Bob Cratchit, Uncle Scrooge as Ebenezer Scrooge, Goofy as Jacob Marley’s ghost and Donald as nephew Fred. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • (1:45PM ET/PT) I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS – After learning that his best friend’s parents are getting a divorce, Justin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) fears the worst when he sees his mother kissing Santa Claus. (Live Action)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998) – Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) was always too busy to spend time with his son Charlie. But when he dies in a car accident, Jack finds himself back to life in the form of a Snowman! (Live Action)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:15PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS – Santa’s estranged older brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn), has reluctantly agreed to visit his family at the North Pole for Christmas. But when their longtime rift threatens Christmas for everyone, it’s up to Fred to prove that he is a true Claus and save the holidays! (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE – In this ABC Family original movie, Tom Cavanaugh returns as Nick Snowden, also known as Santa Claus, who gets amnesia right before Christmas. It’s up to Nick’s wife Sandy (Ashley Williams) and their reindeer Buddy to save Nick and Christmas! (Live Action)

Friday, December 4

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) MEET THE SANTAS – A woman plans her Christmas Eve wedding to the man of her dreams, who happens to have just taken over the role of Santa Claus. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE FIRST CHRISTMAS: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW – A young, blind shepherd experiences a Christmas miracle that allows him to see and to experience snow for the first time. Narrated by Angela Lansbury. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:00PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – If a college jokester (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) makes it home for the holidays by a certain time, his dad’s Porsche is his. But, after one prank too many, he’s left stranded wearing nothing but a Santa Claus suit with no option except to hitchhike cross country. (Live Action)
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN – Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a young man who starts a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated)
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) ELF – Buddy (Will Ferrell) grew up in the North Pole, never realizing he was not a Christmas Elf like all of his friends. When he finds out the truth, he sets out for New York City to find the father he never knew. But Buddy isn’t used to the big city, and New York has never seen anyone like Buddy! (Live Action)
  • (11:50 PMAM ET/PT) PRANCER – Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 5

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
  • (12:15PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (7:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (12:30AM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – In Tim Burton’s animated fantasy film, Jack Skellington, tired of his life in Halloween Town, accidentally wanders into Christmas Town and decides he will take over Christmas from Santa. (Animated).

Sunday, December 6

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS – The Brady family reunites for Christmas and prays for a holiday miracle when Mike Brady (Robert Reed) is involved in an accident. (Live Action)
  • (9:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST – Still upset from his family’s recent move, Finn (Christian Martyn) is not happy about spending the holidays in a new house. But when neighborhood thieves target his house, Finn springs into action to defend his home and save his family’s Christmas! The film also stars Ed Asner, Malcolm McDowell and Debi Mazar. (Live Action)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (12:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY – Based on the Christmas song, the “Little Drummer Boy” tells the story of Aaron, a poor boy who cannot afford to buy a present for baby Jesus and instead plays a special song for him on his drums. (Animated)
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (4:45 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (9:30PM ET/PT) BEYOND THE SHADOWS: THE MAKING OF SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles and a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape. And for viewers who are new to the Shadow World, the cast explains what “Shadowhunters” is all about.
  • (10:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION – The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue as America’s most dedicated dad (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever.” But life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold’s fire. (Live Action)

Monday, December 7

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS – In this ABC Family original movie, starring Kristin Davis, an angel interrupts destiny to give love 72-hours for a second chance. (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) LOVE ACTUALLY – In this beloved Christmas film, several interconnected stories of love are told around the Christmas holiday. (Live Action)
  • (4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES – In the ABC Family original holiday musical, Holly (Tia Mowry) is devastated when she is turned down for a spot in the Christmas singing group The Snow Belles. So she forms her own group, the Mistle-Tones, and challenges her rival Marci (Tori Spelling) and The Snow Belles to a Christmas Eve sing-off. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 8

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) SECRET SANTA – Eager journalist Rebecca (Jennie Garth) has been assigned to uncover the true identity of her town’s legendary Secret Santa. But will she publish the scoop, or decide that the spirit of Christmas is something worth saving? (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS – Carlo Collodi’s most famous puppet creation stars in a musical tale that finds the poor lad Pinocchio conned out of money intended for Papa Geppetto’s Christmas gift. (Animated)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE – In the ABC Family original movie, a mystical snow globe transports Angela (Christina Milian), who longs for the perfect Christmas away from her boisterous family, into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland. (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 9

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS – Starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the ABC Family original holiday movie follows a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again until she learns to open up her world to new things and stop living in the past. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY BOOK II – In this sequel to the famous Christmas tale, the drummer boy and a wise man set out in search of a set of pure silver bells to present to the baby Jesus. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS
  • (12:10 PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (2:20 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE
  • (4:30PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS – Mickey and friends return to tell five more tales of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer. (Animated)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 10

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY – “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated)
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (2:30PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (4:00-4:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (5:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE – In this ABC Family original movie, Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa’s daughter, who is faced with a decision when her father decides to leave her in charge of the family business. The film also stars Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. (Live Action)

Friday, December 11

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA – In this ABC Family Original movie, an ambitious marketing executive gets more than she bargained for when she decides to run a “Sexy Santa” contest to replace the typical mall Santa, and the winner turns out to be more than just a handsome face.
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS – Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in ABC Family’s original holiday tale about a desperate young woman who kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents at Christmas to prove how well she’s doing with her life. (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN – Workaholic Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) was happy to spend the holidays alone. But after a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger, Jack wakes up on Christmas Day with the family he never realized he always wanted. (Live Action)
  • (4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (6:45PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Saturday, December 12

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)
  • (8:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (9:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE! – Gobo thinks the Fraggles’ Solstice holiday is a waste of time, so he goes on a journey to find out if the mythical Great Bell at the heart of Fraggle Rock is real. Meanwhile, Doc and Sprocket explore mid-winter holiday traditions around the world.
  • (12:15 PM ET/PT) EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE! – In this musical special, Kermit the Frog narrates the story of Alice Otter and her son, Emmet, who live in the village of Frogtown Hollow. Ma and Emmet struggle to make ends meet, but dream of being able to buy each other a special Christmas gift. When a talent show is held in town, they enter separately, each hoping to use the fifty-dollar prize to buy the other a real present this year.
  • (1:20 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (11:15 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

Sunday, December 13

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (8:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (10:25 AM ET/PT) THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK
  • (11:05 AM ET/PT) EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS
  • (12:10 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY – “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story” tells the story of a fantastic, fun-filled journey of what your toys are up to when you’re not around, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys — Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), the fearless space ranger. (Animated)
  • (6:45PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 2 – When an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of Wayne Knight) kidnaps Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody back before Andy returns. (Animated)
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room. (Animated)
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 3 – In the third installment of the beloved film series, Andy is growing up and decides to put away his toys for good, except for Woody (voice of Tom Hanks). But the gang accidentally ends up among the toys at a daycare center, run by the ruthless teddy bear Lotso (voice of Ned Beatty). It’s up to Woody to rescue his friends and return them home! (Animated)

Monday, December 14

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) ST. NICK – Santa wants to retire and turn the job over to his son Nick (Kelsey Grammer), who prefers his easy going seaside lifestyle. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Johnny Depp stars as Willy Wonka, in this reimagined tale of Charlie Bucket and his magical tour of Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. (Live Action)
  • (2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 2
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 3
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE – Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos as Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin, aka Santa, as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short)—whose chilling Santa-envy has him trying to take over the “big guy’s” holiday. (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW

Tuesday, December 15

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY – In this ABC Family original holiday movie, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive whose great success is acknowledged by everyone but her father, who just happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). (Live Action)
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE
  • (5:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (8:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (10:30PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE

Wednesday, December 16

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM-2:00 PM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN
  • (2:00PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:15 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (10:30PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA

Thursday, December 17

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN
  • (10:15 AM ET/PT) LOVE ACTUALLY
  • (1:30 PM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) SNOW
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAZE – In this ABC Family original movie starring Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison, Melody Gerard is unhappy when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Desperate to get out of town and back to her “real” life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home.

Friday, December 18

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE
  • (9:45 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID – In this ABC Family original movie, Christina Milian stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client, Caitlin (“Pretty Little Liars’” Ashley Benson), in a modern day take on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. (Live Action)
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:30PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING – The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who are responsible for preparing all of the homes for Santa before the big guy arrives. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke. (Animated)
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – Prep & Landing Elves Wayne and Lanny are back to save the day when someone threatens to put the whole world on Santa’s Naughty List. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Chris Parnell, and Rob Riggle. (Animated)
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS

Saturday, December 19

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (9:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (10:30 AM PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (3:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (4:05 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:15 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

Sunday, December 20

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (12:45PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (3:00 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (4:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (9:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (11:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Monday, December 21

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (11:15 AM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

Tuesday, December 22

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAZE
  • (12:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (5:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

Wednesday, December 23

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (9:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE
  • (3:15 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (6:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST

Thursday, December 24

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (3:15PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING
  • (5:30PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

Thursday, December 25

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
  • (11:30 AM PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (4:30PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (7:15PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE – Based on J.K. Rowling’s popular novels about the boy who lived, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” introduces fans to Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had. (Live Action)
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Source: ABC Family

D23 Expo 2015 Cosplay Photo Gallery

D23 Expo 2015 has come and gone. Some major announcements from Lucasfilm, Pixar, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Marvel Studios were made and the attendance was fairly high for being only the fourth D23 Expo put on by the House of Mouse. Although there was a lot of traffic and more to see and do this year, I was overwhelmed with how few cosplayers there were. But I didn’t let that discourage me. I sought out the best and most creative for you fine folk to share with you today.

A lot has changed at the Walt Disney Company since the last D23 Expo in 2013. The Lucasfilm acquisition was less than a year old, Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had just kicked off with Iron Man 3, and Avengers: Age of Ultron was just announced at San Diego Comic-Con. Since then we’ve had a new live action Cinderella movie; only one new Pixar film (Inside Out); Frozen became a worldwide phenomenon; a talking raccoon and a sentient tree stole the hearts of millions; and a new Star Wars trilogy was announced along with various one-off films in-between the trilogy entries. With all this in mind, I expected a lot of fun, creative cosplayers to be out and about. Here are some of my reflections:

  • The lighting was super poor all throughout the showroom floor
  • It was super hot and I give huge props to cosplayers who wore makeup and didn’t melt
  • Inside Out was definitely the most popular of the weekend
  • The Little Mermaid seems to be every cosplayers go-to Disney Princess
  • With Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora tied for second
  • Belle, Rapnuzel, and Jasmine close in tied for third
  • Ursula is the clear Disney Princess Villain cosplayers love the most
  • Where were all the mashups? Now that we have all these big properties together, I expected more!
  • There was some love for Big Hero 6, but little love for Wreck-It Ralph
  • That Sergeant Calhoun cosplay tho
  • I had no idea Princess Parties were a real thing until this weekend
  • I was surprised by the lack of Marvel/Star Wars cosplayers; I guess they all got their fill at Comic-Con
  • And I’m happy to see Zootopia already has one fan already

[Note 1: If you see yourself and would like a hi-res version of the photo, please e-mail me at tyler@turntherightcorner.com]

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Check out the D23 Expo 2015 cosplay photo gallery below:

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Cosplay Credits (if I didn’t list you and you want credit for your cosplay let me know!):

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Netflix Streaming Report: Christmas Essentials Edition

Netflix Streaming Report Christmas Essentials

Welcome to the Netflix Streaming Report for December 24, 2014. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. In the spirit of the Christmas season, we’re going to look at all of the best holiday movies on Netflix Watch Instant as well as what’s new this week. Continue reading

ABC Family’s ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Marathon Returns October 19-31

ABC Family 13 Nights of Halloween 2014

Like their 25 Days of Christmas marathon, ABC Family loves to celebrate its spookier programming. Starting today, October 19, ABC Family will embark on their 16th annual 13 Nights of Halloween. Along with the network TV premieres of Dark Shadows and ParaNorman, there will also be special Halloween episodes of Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, and Pretty Little Liars. Check out the full schedule after the break. Continue reading

Indiana Comic-Con 2014 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Indiana Comic-Con 2014 Cosplay Photo Gallery

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SXSW 2014: Mondo’s Exclusive Disney Themed Gallery “Nothing’s Impossible”

SXSW 2014 Mondo's Exclusive Disney Themed Gallery Nothing's Impossible

Mondo is ressurecting the movie poster game, and invaded SXSW 2014 this year with their own Disney inspired art gallery entitled “Nothing’s Impossible.” In collaboration with Oh My Disney, Mondo worked with such artists as Olly Moss, Dave Perillo, Jeff Soto, Tom Whalen, and more to come up with this one of a kind experience for festival attendees. You’ll find some of the work from the gallery and more after the break.  Continue reading

Now Available To Own: Star Trek Into Darkness, Frankenstein’s Army, Homeland S2, NHL 14, and more

2013 Summer Movie Preview Star Trek Into Darkness

Empty your wallets and check your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available To Own for the week of September 10, 2013. Each week we run down new releases in movies, television series, and video games that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. On shelves this week, you can find titles such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Frankenstein’s Army, Homeland Season 2, The League Season 4, NHL 14, and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump. Continue reading

Is Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ a Retelling of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’?

Frankenwennie Nightmare Before Christmas

Frankenweenie releases in theaters this weekend, but while learning more about the premise, I began to see close similarities to Tim Burton’s other film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The story may be told differently, but there are certain archetypes and plot elements that bear close resemblance to everyone’s favorite Christmas horror tale. Continue reading

The Artwork of Tim Burton

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Coming soon, check out the art work of Time Burton in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

“This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton’s career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawing through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects. The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood, and the elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.

Burton’s films include Vincent (1982), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (as creator and producer) (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Sweeney Todd (2007); writing and Web projects include The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997) and Stainboy (2000).” (MoMA)

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