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3 things about Thom Eberhardt’s NIGHT OF THE COMET

Night of the Comet [1984] 1. “Reggie, I’m not giving you $15 for making it with me.” 2. Carsick without her bunny. 3. Throwing all the guns away. 3 other things.

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s REMEMBER THE NIGHT

Remember the Night [1940] 1. On the other side of the doorway, bottomless gloom. 2. “You made me understand.” “No, dear. It was love that made you understand.” 3. She casts aside her flimsy nightdress. 3 other things.

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3 things about William Keighley’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

The Man Who Came to Dinner [1942] 1. Her tiny little winter hat. 2. “Say something tender.” “Beverly, darling.” 3. “You still got ants in your glance.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS

Black Christmas [1974] 1. CU hockey mask. 2. “It’s a new exchange.” 3. He grabs her by the hair.

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek [1943] 1. Walking through the screen door. 2. Zipperpuss. 3. She replies at lightning speed, while stuttering: “K-O-C-K-E-N-L-O-C-K-E-R.”

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3 things about Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

Batman Returns [1992] 1. What is Jan Hooks doing in this movie? I don’t know, but for about 45 seconds while she’s onscreen everything comes alive. 2. In neon, HELL HERE. 3. Penguin pallbearers. Blech.

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3 things about Sarah Smith & Barry Cook’s ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Arthur Christmas [2011] 1. “Converting milk and cookies to biofuel.” 2. Three pieces of sticky tape. 3. A really big map. Thank you Keith Phipps for the suggestion!

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3 things about Peter Sullivan’s CHRISTMAS TWISTER

Christmas Twister [2012] 1. CHRISTAMS TWISTER. The film’s misspelled title card is the most shocking thing of all. 2. They just stand there and watch Bryan die! That’s no way to get him to ask you out on a date! … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY

Love Actually [2003] 1. Hearty rendition of “Good King Wenceslas.” 2. “Now, which doll shall we give Daisy’s little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?” 3. He encourages his … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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