Ben is Back tells the story of Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), a nineteen-year-old drug addict who unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. From the moment she first sees him, Ben’s mom, Holly (Julia Roberts), welcomes him openly yet remains cautious of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent twenty-four hours, new… [Read More]
‘Tis the season of heartwarming holiday movies featuring cute kids, Santa Claus, and the joy of the season.
When Blitzen suddenly announces his retirement from Santa’s elite team of reindeer, Santa needs to find a replacement. Filled with dreams of pulling the famed sleigh, Elliot the pony and his best friend, Hazel the goat, set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the… [Read More]
One sleepy Christmas, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven, forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization… [Read More]
The goriness and gut-wrenching emotion episode 4 of Mars almost felt like an updated version of Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain.
Every Other Holiday tells the story of Tracie (Schuyler Fisk) and Rick (David Clayton Rogers), recently separated parents who spend every other holiday with their young daughters, Harper and Ava. However, this Christmas, the girls want desperately to spend Christmas with both Mom and Dad together at Tracie’s family farmhouse. Though the reunion is temporary,… [Read More]
Written and directed by the legendary Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump), Just Getting Started tells the story of Duke Diver (Morgan Freeman), a lovable hustler in the Villa Capri retirement home in Sarasota, Florida. The manager of Villa Capri, Duke’s desire is to forget about his past and make life one… [Read More]
Where did Christmas really come from? While this time of year carries with it incredible spiritual significance and is imbued with feelings of compassion towards fellow man and family gatherings, it is an interesting to explore the origins of these traditions. In The Man Who Invented Christmas, screenwriter Susan Coyne explores the story behind the story… [Read More]
Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is a well-loved story that has had various screen and stage versions and has become as much a part of Christmas as a crèche. The Man Who Invented Christmas is the story behind the story. It is a combination of a look at Dickens, his creative process, and enough of the… [Read More]
One last present under the Christmas tree! This week, Steve has the privilege to speak with screenwriter Allan Loeb (21, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) about his latest film, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, which stars Will Smith and Helen Mirren. They chat about love, death and the nature of fables. A special thanks to Allan for joining… [Read More]