Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure (Dickensian Re-Do)
NICK, 7 PM ET
When Swiper tries to steal Dora's Christmas Star, the duo travels to the past, present, and future.
Four Christmases (Family Dramedy)
MoreMAX, 7:30 PM ET
When their plans for a holiday getaway fall apart, a couple (Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging to a quartet of family get-togethers.
Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (Laughing All the Way)
MTV, 8 PM ET
During Hanukkah, a temperamental lout (Adam Sandler) drinks, gets in trouble with the law, and performs community service.
Babes in Toyland (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
The Family Channel, 9 PM ET
Lisa (Drew Barrymore) awakes in a magical world, then helps storybook figures fight off an evildoer (Richard Mulligan).
What else is showing this season? See our The 12 Flavors of Christmas - 2010 Holiday TV Movie Guide. Posted 12.05.10 by reelz
It's a movie industry truism that when times are tough, the hoi polloi long to see Hollywood millionaires falling off rooftops and smacking each other around. During The Great Depression, Reuters reminds us, "families flocked to madcap movies by Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, and the Three Stooges." This year, the beneficiaries of our financial woes have included Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, and Get Smart. And now, of course, Four Christmases is the current box-office champ. Which can only lead to the frightening conclusion that audiences are even more desperate now for a laugh than when they were sleeping in cardboard boxes and surviving on sandwiches made out of old newspapers. Indeed, as long as Four Christmases is the country's #1 hit, we're officially in The Even-Greater Depression. Posted 12.05.08 by reelz
Are you struck by a sense of deja vu whenever the trailer for Four Christmases plays? And not just because Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are reprising their respective fast-talking funnyman and girl-next-door schticks.
With all the various ways Christmas is celebrated around the world, is it too much to ask for some cinematic variety? Apparently so. Every year we're presented with two tired-old Christmas movie themes -- Zany Frantic Slapfest and Comforting Holiday Heart-Warmer.
See how to spot these tired movie regifts in Merry Christmases: How Hollywood Treats Our Favorite Holiday. Seriously, fruitcake is fresher. Posted 12.01.08 by reelz
On the first day of ReelzChannel's Twilight Week, inbound web searches for anything Twilight-related easily surpassed 5,000 requests.
Included in these were searches for "twilight tattoos" (new Twilighters looking to make it permanent), "easy quizzes for twilight" (apparently not everyone has read all four books), and even "where does robert pattinson live" (with searches from cities as widespread as Burbank, CA; Brooklyn, NY; and Metairie, LA).
Does this freak you out? It should. Metairie is the hometown of Reese Witherspoon (starring in next week's Four Christmases) who not only appeared in the 1998 movie Twilight (sorry, no vampires in that one), but also played Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair (2004), which all true Twi-Hards know was the first movie for Robert Pattinson who played her son. Posted 11.18.08 by reelz
Mary Steenburgen is playing a lot of funny moms these days, including in the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy, Step Brothers, coming out this month and the holiday comedy, Four Christmases.
"In Four Christmases, both Vince (Vaughn) and Reese (Witherspoon) have divorced parents and they finally after years of avoiding everyone's home at Christmas have to go to all four Christmases," Steenburgen explains. "My house, I'm her mom who goes through boyfriends like crazy, and each time I have a new boyfriend I become completely like whoever that boyfriend is. So every time she doesn't know who she's coming home to."
"My current boyfriend at that time is Dwight Yoakam, who is a pastor at a New-Agey church with a Britney headset and dry ice," she continues. "I'm completely his groupie. Just an absolute devotee. So that's who Reese has to come home with her."
Sounds funny, indeed.
Mary Steenburgen can next be seen in Step Brothers, opening on July 25. Posted 07.14.08 by reelz
Another castmember has been added to Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones. Susan Sarandon has signed on the play the grandmother of the murdered girl from whose perspective the story is told. That's one sexy grandma.
And on the comedy front, Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn will be teaming up as a couple struggling to spend time with all four of their divorced parents for the holidays in Four Christmases. The script, which was written by Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson, doesn't have any directors attached yet. Posted 07.27.07 by reelz