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The 24 types of Christmas movies you’ll see on TV this year

slacktory:

Here’s a taste:

When TV shows break for the holiday season, what remains is an entertainment vacuum that is quickly filled up with Christmas movies. From now until 2013, whenever you flip through the channels you’ll come across a wide array of different Christmas movies — some good, some bad and some not even Christmas movies to begin with.

Here are the 24 types of Christmas movies you’ll inevitably encounter on TV this holiday season, whether you like it or not.

1. Classic Christmas Movies – The vintage stuff your grandparents like to watch this time of year like White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street. The standard Christmas movies we’ve been watching for the past umpteen years, where people sing and dance and decide not to kill themselves at the end.

2. Animated Christmas Specials – Charlie Brown, Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch — the usual crowd. It’s not going to feel like Christmas unless you see them and you’re definitely not going to see them because who the hell even knows when they play that shit anymore. Like 6 PM on a Saturday in November?

3. Claymation Christmas Specials – Speaking of which, you’re also going to miss the Claymation Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with the Bumble and Hermy and the goddamn Charlie in the Box. But you will catch any of the bastardized sequels where Rudolph and Frosty celebrate like Cinco de Mayo or something.

4. Christmas Comedies You Could Watch All Year – You could feasibly pop in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation if you wanted to watch Cousin Eddie empty the shitter in the middle of August, but it just never feels quite right. If the themes of movies like Elf and Scrooged weren’t so intrinsically connected to “that Christmas spirit” we’d probably be watching them year-round like we do with Groundhog Day.

There are 20 more of these! Kris Moore has nailed every single possible option for Christmas movies! Read the other 20 types of Christmas moveis you’ll see on TV this year.

This is one of the most impeccable executions on an idea I’ve seen at Slacktory.

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slacktory:

Last night (and into this morning), Twitter people were playing#LessInterestingMovies. I feel like we’ve played this hashtag game many times before. Which makes it less interesting and thus PERFECTLY SELF-REFERENTIAL.

See the rest of our favorites at #LessInterestingMovies: A Twitter game

I never got that “National Treasure” was kind of a joke title until “Regional Treasure”.

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LOL i dunno.

LOL i dunno.

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jestcomedy:

Can you think of anything to add to The Ultimate Reboot Grid?

Approval matrixes aren’t just for New York Mag any more.

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Other Jurassic Park Lines That Would Make Good Band Names

slacktory:

There’s apparently a band called You Bred Raptors?, and that comes from a line in Jurassic Park. Nick realized that a ton of lines from Jurassic Park are just screaming to be made into band names and wrote up a big list. Here are a few:

  • Clever Girl
  • In the Hands of Engineers
  • Fast for a Biped
  • The Pirates Don’t Eat the Tourists
  • Kids Get Scared

See? That’s five of, like, twenty. They may as well call that movie Band Name Island: Also, Dinosaurs.

So there are more at the link above, and Worst Tumblr Ever found even more.

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slacktory:

Cast Away Again: Starring Tom Hanks and a Tennis Ball

After switching to UPS, Chuck Noland (Hanks) is once again marooned on a deserted island.

Nate and Sam made several more over at 8 Unnecessary Movie Sequels on Slacktory.com

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slacktory:

Taglines for all the past, present, and future Taken movies by Avery Edison

T10ake: Semantic satitaketion

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slacktory:

Remember that part in Ghostbusters where Gozer, the David Bowie monster, has Dan Aykroyd choose the form of his destructor, and it’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? Well, Sam and Nate made 15 jokes based around that scene, and this is just one of ‘em.

I chose this one because the idea of Paula Deen as a Ghostbuster is just absurd. Plus, the way that photo was Photoshopped, doesn’t it look like Paula Deen is making eye contact with the butter? That’s incredible.

See the other 14 at Choose the Form of Your Destructor: 15 Ghostbusters Jokes

She’s so passive! I wanna see this again with her and the butter switched.

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slacktory:

Titanic 2: Cruise Control (A Movie Mashup)

If this trailer’s any indication, I think combining Titanic and Speed 2 would result in a movie that’s better than either of them.

I still can’t believe they made a Speed 2. Holy crap, what a stinker. At least the Titanic score in this video gives it an undeserved sense of dignity.

Neeeeear, farrrrrrr, Keaaaaanu Reeeeves turned this dowwwwwwn…

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rickycamilleri:

I’m proud as pie to present CamLin’s reel. We’ve been together for a little longer than a year and a half now and I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve done as represented in this reel. 

Damn that’s pretty! (Also, I am very briefly in this! Ricky directed my SxSW guide. I highly recommend him to creative people.)

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Patrick Cassels 100% For Actual!: Fake Best Pictures, 1928-Present

patrickcassels:

1928 - The Unshakeable Johnny Trenchfoot
1929 - Jazz: An American Plague
1930 - Westward, Good Sirs, Westward
1931 - The Razzamataz Follies
1932 - Hoover Flag
1933 - Doo-Dee-Dah: A Spiritual
1934 - The Distinguished Hobo
1935 - Captian Bluefoot’s Brigade
1936 - Frank Capra’s “Dollar and…

I cannot figure out the words for the type of funny that Pat Cassels is. But this list (click through for the rest, obvs) is right in the center of what I like about all his work.

In my embarrassing daydreams, one day I get to work with this guy on a TV show.

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ragbag:

select non-verbal subtitles from the movie the bourne identity*

[ THUNDER ]
[ GUN COCKING ]
[ MAN SPEAKING GERMAN ]
[ ALARM BLARING ]
[ ALARM CONTINUES BLARING ]
[ MACHINE GUN FIRE ]
[ BOURNE SPEAKING FRENCH ]
[ BOURNE SPEAKING GERMAN ]
[ TIRES SCREECHING ]
[ HORNS HONKING ]
[ VOMITS ]
[ BAG THUMPS ON FLOOR ]
[ ELECTRONIC BEEPING ]
[ PAPERS RUSTLING ]
[ SIREN WAILING ]
[ TIRES SKID ]
[ BIRDS TWITTERING ]
[ HIGH-SPEED DIALING ]
[ SPEAKERPHONE FEEDBACK ]
[ GIRL GIGGLING IN DISTANCE ]
[ BOURNE BREATHING HEAVILY ]
[ GUNSHOT ]
[ GRUNTS ]
[ WOOD CREAKING ]
[ SHELL CASINGS]
[ FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING ]
[ TECHNO ]

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*in order of appearance. previously.

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