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The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer #1 “God Bless Us, Every One!”

Dan Stevens has had himself quite a year.  He was the male lead in Beauty and the Beast, at time of writing, the highest grossing domestic film of 2017.  His FX series Legion was critically lauded and renewed.  He had a great supporting part in Anne Hathaway’s Colossal, and he’s finishing the year by inventing Christmas…..or at least the second most popular tale told ’round that time of year.  Stevens is playing no less than Charles Dickens, on the brink of ruin, and looking for inspiration as the characters and iconic lines that make up A Christmas Carol come to him.  No doubt less factual than Domhnall Gleeson’s turn as A.A. Milne in Good-bye Christopher Robin, it’s still a good looking trailer and Stevens is joined by Jonathan Pryce and Christopher Plummer.  The Man Who Invented Christmas will open November 22, 2017.

The Man Who Invented Christmas Poster

My Favorite Scene: Elf (2003) “Santa Fever”

Normally, we do the My Favorite Scene column on Tuesdays, but I decided to wait until the weekend as it’s a special “Christmas Edition”. Christmas movies are a bit of a genre unto themselves, and it’s really tough to make one that doesn’t come off as treacly, preachy, or silly/depressing (depending on how your particular family is at the holidays). But, no matter if you’re celebrating this a religious holiday or just a blessed break from work/present orgy, Elf will work for all of you (and if it doesn’t, you’re stupid). Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Elf (2003) “Santa Fever”