|Movie Trivium of The Day:|
|Adam McKay has said that in the first draft of the Anchorman script, the story was about a planeload of news anchors who crash in the mountains and discover that the plane which they collided was carrying monkeys and martial arts equipment, leading to a battle between cannibalistic newsmen and star-throwing monkeys.|
|Iron Man 3||This holiday season we have a new Christmas movie to add to the roster. Iron Man 3 was released this summer and has recently come out on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the perfect time.
In the latest chapter of the Iron Man saga, Tony Stark is faced with new challenges that chill him to his core. He is dealing with the stress of the events that occurred in The Avengers, and his confidence is shaken by a simple question: Is Iron Man just the suit, or is it the man inside?This personal journey shows the most important conflict in Tony’s life, the one he fights with himself. No amount of armor can shield him from that.
This is one of the best Marvel movies to date, and you are missing out if you haven’t seen this one.
|Have You Seen This?|
|Miracle on 34th Street is a classic that never gets old. The 1947 version, with Edmund Gwenn, is the epitome of Christmas movies, with all the holiday cheer you can handle. The original movie was released in black and white, but if that turns off some viewers, they colorized the movie in the last few years.
This movie is about a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus and is institutionalized as insane. His friend, a young lawyer, decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing, and everyone must decide if they really believe in Santa, or not.
If you’ve never seen this movie, do yourself a favor and rent it or buy it. You won’t regret it.
|This Week in Movie History:|
|Dec 25th: Old Yeller (1957) and To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) debut on this day.
Dec 26th: The Exorcist (1973) premieres in the United States. Filmgoers everywhere freak out.
Dec 27th: Sydney Greenstreet, of Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon is born on this day in 1879.
Dec 28th: Maggie Smith (1934) and Denzel Washington (1954) are born today.
Dec 29th: Jon Voight (1938) and Ted Danson (1947) born on this day.
Dec 30th: In 1925, MGM’s original version of Ben Hur premieres in New York. The studio releases a much more successful version of the film in 1959.
Dec 31st: In 1955, Warner’s cartoon One Froggy Evening, starring Michigan J. Frog and directed by Chuck Jones, is released.
Jan 1st: In 1943, Walt Disney’s cartoon Der Fuehrer’s Face, starring Donald Duck, is released. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The last Disney cartoon to win an Oscar until 1953, it ended an amazing run of ten Academy Awards in a 12-year period.