Christmas in July
An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl.
- Stars:Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr, William Demarest, Ernest Truex, Franklin Pangborn, Harry Hayden, Rod Cameron, Adrian Morris, Harry Rosenthal, Georgia Caine, Ferike Boros, Torben Meyer, Julius Tannen,
- Director:Preston Sturges,
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Christmas in July torrent reviews
(au) wrote: Aside from an officious musical score over the workaholic opening credits and some blatantly cheesy lightning special effects, 'The Entity' is a chilling, pumiced ghost story where the poltergeist isn't craving vengeance or old-fashioned mischief. The ghost violates Clara Morgan (Barbara Hershey in a tour-de-force performance) almost immediately within the rushed beginning (no slow-burn plot development here) and the rape sequences gradually become more habitual and skin-crawling. Sidney J. Furie cleverly elects for a rewardingly cerebral analysis of whether the ghost is a psychosexual manifestation of Clara's adolescent wounds from her minister father or a tangible paranormal phenomenon. The unpleasantly irate rape scenes are heightened with a multitude of Dutch angles and a Stan Winston full-frontal body mold for Hershey where her bruised flesh is invisibly caressed by the evil spirit. The pounding death metal percussion in the background by Charles Bernsteinin really crackles. Two university professors in the parapsychology department could be remnants from Tucker and Specs: The Early Years. Ron Silver is the eternal skeptic as the soothing, sensitive therapist Phil Schneiderman. The science wing and Fredian principles clash over the validity of each other's diagnosis. A coda about how the story occurred in 1976 and the real-life Clara is still plagued by the attacks is particularly horrifying. 'The Entity' is Furie's magnum opus and Hershey should've won an Oscar for her haunted exhibition.
(mx) wrote: A thought provoking movie, well made !!
(it) wrote: A little campy, but over all a fairly decent movie. Not one to see more then once.
(nl) wrote: Bra film om alle grusomheter som foregikk i Sr-Afrikas bare for noen f r siden.
(us) wrote: Poorly put together, nap time movie. Ness says this was a mess?
(de) wrote: Spike Lee, dare I say, is the first Hollywood spokesman of black culture, and what do you know, Denzel's involved with another one of his projects, "He Got Game". "He Got Game" may just seem like just another basketball movie but underneath the hood is a compelling story about tension between a father and son. And for the most part, the story sells itself. Coupled with the great Denzel and even Ray Allen, there's a lot of opportunity. However, because this film was made near the beginning of the permeation of black culture into Hollywood, it fails to develop a true tone that encapsulates what black culture is truly about. Don't get me wrong -- Spike Lee vividly portrays the culture through the narrative, but the writing and the score becomes extremely tacky. Raw and gritty scenes occur throughout which is, at times, shocking but it's all paired with a very "Disney" like music. It's extremely jarring.In the end, it's all about how effective the movie was. And was it? Absolutely. With the sharp direction from the eyes of Spike Lee, to the superb acting from Denzel, "He Got Game" not only sells itself as a captivating story, but also as a solid film.
(us) wrote: shit I NEED to see it!!
(br) wrote: A bizarre tale, but inspiring. Natalie Wood was a talented actress, and her talent really shines in her role here. Christopher Plummer and Robert Redford also give fine supporting performances.
(us) wrote: the only i laughed when I was 10 and still laughing now at 32. Great acting from all cast, specially that little old guy with the funny costumes. Killer lines throughout!
(ag) wrote: year s/b 1944 not 2000 gr8 family actioner
(au) wrote: A boy comes of age in a Welsh village.A sprawling, ambitious epic of a film, How Green Was My Valley wreaks of nostalgia, in the voice over, in the salt-of-the-earth characters, and the cursory treatment it gives its themes. While many of these nostalgia films achieve a universality, I found the characters ultimately unrealized and unexplored. For example, Angharad's love affair with the preacher, which is aborted by her marriage to an upper class man, is portrayed only slightly, and the next time we see her, she is miserable. But what about the interceding time? What about the preacher's life between then and now? Whereas a good epic like War and Peace leaves none of its main characters ignored, this one satisfies itself with episodic fragments.Overall, epics like this one are tricky, and I think director John Ford bit off more that he could chew.
(ca) wrote: The Foreign Legion and true love...
(kr) wrote: Raunchy comedies like these are just not funny. Sure, Steve Carrell is a good actor, especially in movies like "Dan in Real Life" and on TV like his role in "The Office". It has now gotten to a point where he's being cast in the same role over and over again. His characters are all tactless bumbling idiots with a severe lack of self-awareness. It has worked in the past, but doesn't work here. The script for this film is horribly written and the humor is very stale and filled to the brim with sexual content. Stay away from this one. Definitly not worth your time
(jp) wrote: Weird film. One star less for feeling stagey (you can see the acting) one more for intent /enthusiasm. You should see it for sure. Won't see it again, mind.
(fr) wrote: A fresh-out-of-the-80s, low budget, badly acted, plot-hole rife masterpiece. You won't watch a worse film all year, and that's precisely why you might not watch a more enjoyable film either.