Christmas with the Kranks

(257 votes, average 4.79 out of 5)
Comments (119)
  • Don East
    Yay! Film Brain and his badass theme song returns!
  • mattjude1031
    Forgive me, I assume there is a more appropriate place to ask this but when are either you or Mike J going to put another video up?
  • DylanS
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    I hope they do a crossover someday.
  • blazn123
    i agree i have the song on my ipod =)
  • danethefurry
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    Nice review. Merry Christmas!
  • ChaosD1
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    Mat, you know I've been waiting for this review for hell and ever.

    I'd say "good to see you back", but of course I know you never actually left.
  • TheEvilYoshiKiller
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    Thank god, I dissuaded my Dad from watching this instead of Star Wars.
  • Cferra
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    Yea we know better, Jon. Happy Holidays, Buck! Saw this BMB from script to screen and it's still awesome. Good work and have a great one!

  • Matell
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    nice to see a new BMB. I bid you welcome back but is this just a Christmas special and then you're gone again, or will you continue with more BMB's next year :cheer: ?
    also, fine review, the book was way funnier than the movie
  • Film Brain
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    Its a one-off, but I'll be back soon.
  • Robotrix  - Knew you'd be back...
    What a great present for Xmas.

    Haven't seen the whole review yet - got the to the part where he ices the steps and the video started having spasms....and it won't restart.

    But loved what I've seen so far. I'll be back.
  • Coldguy
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    :0 My parents like this movie....
  • jimmfreak
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    FAN FUCKIN TASTIC - Welcome back Film Brain :D Widest smile ever when I saw BMB on the sidebar
  • teleport
    great review
  • vid3oman64
    Ohhhh, DUDE! Bald spot BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN. I hope Dan Akroyd doesn't go to TGWTG cause, uh, if I was him, I'd be hurtin, hurtin deep.

    Wow, that was the exact scene out of fuckin Jingle All the Way. This movie is pathetic.

    I'm surprised there wasn't any more Home Improvement-like scenes. In fact, Tim Allen is still the same character, and Jamie Lee Curtis is still the wife. Tim Allen, expert actor, imo.

    Yeah, that movie really blew. Good review though.
  • Mikon
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    I saw this movie in theatres. I was bored enough to walk out for a good 20 minutes in the middle, and then came back. I didn't feel lost or confused at all. Talk about a crappy plot.

    And good to see another video from you, Film Brain. Enjoy the rest of your time away (if possible).
  • somefatgingerguy
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    great to see you back Brain. A real christmas treat.

    (I don't suppose you were in cahoots with MikeJ, considering that the two British members of TGWTG that I haven't seen in a while are suddenly back)
  • The Hardcore Kid
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    Yeah, this movie is SOOOOO stupid! My friend Joey is going to Florida for Christmas and you don't see any of his neighbors freaking out over it.
  • Code-E
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    Holy crap! That movie is on my tv right now! :D
    I was just talking with some friends about how crappy this film was. Great review Filmbrain!
  • The 11th Plauge
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    I am ashamed to say that I actually went to see this movie in theatres with my 7th grade special ed class. granted, i believe the choices of movies we were offered were slim. but on the other hand, we also saw "are we there yet?" the next time we went to the theatres.

    I am starting to think that our teachers thought we would laugh at anything. seriously, we want real comedy, not this dreck. :angry:
  • Chino
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    In fact, I really like that "The Santa Clause"-Movie!
    Is it just me or is Tim Allen looking more and more like William Shatner? Especially in that Botox-Bit...
  • CaptainAwesome
    my mom loves this movie, and I watched it with her just last night. You explained everything that is wrong with it, this movie is a MESS. Hopefully I will never watch it again.
  • Ben_from_G-town
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    Awesome, one of the greatest reviewers is back in business! Thanks so much for your return Film Brain and thanks for a great review of a movie I'm glad I stayed with my intuition and chose never to see!
  • zdragoon  - YES
    film brain returns and on xmas eve :cheer:
  • Shmooglavoue
    Film Brain has returned! :evil:

    Good review of a horrendous movie. Merry Christmas!
  • Fluffyman
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    A true Christmas gift... a new Bad Movie beatdown!

    What the hell is wrong with the writers of the movie, is this some sort of totaltarian prison town that forces everyone to celebrate Christmas every year? In fact that would have been a much more interesting twist to the movie.
  • ElementalHero
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    The book this movie was based on Skipping Christmas wasn't as a well received as Grisham's other books but it offered a more understandable explanation that the movie forgot to address like for example in the book, the neighbors strongly object to the Kranks decision to boycott the holiday, because their decision not to decorate their home will[b] jeopardize the town's chances at winning the coveted prize for best decorated block in the neighborhood[/b].

    Seriously how could the movie miss that part from the book? :huh:
  • Film Brain
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    Indeed. For an adaptation that is, by all reports, otherwise very faithful, they missed the bit that [i]makes the plot make sense[/i].
  • Wallystick  - An unexpected Christmas delight...
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    Not the movie, the review. :cheer:

    I just saw the christmas special video and was actually wondering what FB is studying at Uni.
    (I won't ask where cause that's really going into stalker territory :unsure: )
  • Film Brain
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    English Literature and Film & Theatre.
  • moviebuffmel90
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    Finally, Film Brian returns. Good review. Not too bad. Hope you have a good Christmas in Britan
  • rowdycmoore
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    If I remember correctly, the first trailers for this movie actually had it under the book's title "Skipping Christmas" until it was changed. Do you suppose that's because Mr. Grisham wanted as little connection to the film as possible?

    BTW, having Bad Movie Beatdown back is one of the best Christmas gifts I could get!
  • Film Brain
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    It might also have something to do with the fact that the whole 'skipping Christmas' part of the story is finished before even the halfway mark.
  • Marvel Man 34
    I'm glad you updated Film Brain
  • Deimos1984rd
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    You know, I miss the good ol days when we had good holiday movies like Home Alone 1 and 2, they are now tarnished. What a great beat down to a movie I SEE EVERY TIME I CHANGE THE FRIGGIN CHANNEL!!!!!! I mean there are other holiday based movies to show...like Die Hard
  • psycher7
    there is one truly badass thing about this movie...the freakin' Ramones! so to everyone: Merry Christmas (I don't wanna fight tonight)!
  • LactheWatcher
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    "$6100?!?!?!?!?"

    That is CRAP! :shock:
  • Mark Ross
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    Nice! A new BMB
    Welcome back, Film Brain... and nice job with this pointless movie
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