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I’d like to think that I am a bit of movie nerd. I like my movies – what can I say. So I am not sure of the reason why I have never picked up the Cineworld Unlimited card. The scheme, where you pay £15.90 a month and you can see an unlimited number of movies during the month. The amount is taken out via direct debit each month. To see a movie at the O2 movie theatre, which is our local, is around £10. you go twice a month and you’ve easily made your money back. You have to pay extra (£1.50) for 3D films, but I’d happily see a 2D film over a 3D any day.
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Superman vs Batman

I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat, I want you to remember the one man who beat you.

Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron

Considering the holiday period is fast approaching & after much deliberation, and there was a fair amount of deliberation, I have pulled together my top 5 Christmas movies.

It’s likely you’ll spot your top Christmas movie in my list, but you may be surprised by my No.1 choice. So to my list and it begins with a classic…

5. Home Alone
Where do you start with Home Alone. It’s a great family Christmas Day film, you’ve just eaten your own weight in turkey & sprouts, you sit down to enjoy how Culkin, who gets left at home by his family as they go on a vacation to Paris, outsmarts two crooks trying to burgle the McAllister home on Christmas Eve. Kevin (Culkin) sets up multiple booby traps to try and stop Harry & Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) from robbing his home & bring them to justice. Comedy ensues. Eventually, Kevin’s family make the trip back home in time to celebrate Christmas with his family. It’s beautiful.

4. Gremlins
I mean how can a film about receiving a Mogwai for Christmas, not be in the top 5 Christmas films of all time. It’s the perfect Christmas present – all the rage in the 1980′s. Although it wouldn’t have been much of a film if Billy (Zach Galligan) had kept to the three simple rules:
- never expose it to bright lights (especially sunlight, which will kill it)
- never get it wet (which will make it multiply)
- never feed it after midnight (which will turn it into a Gremlin)

Thankfully, Billy broke the rules ensuring each year we can all enjoy the full glory of Gremlins.

3. Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton, as a drunken Santa & a dwarf as an Christmas elf.

Need I say any more? No. Exactly.

So for the next two Christmas films we have a decision to make; there are two couples in both films that will make my final decision…

2. Elf
So we have Will Ferrell & Zooey Deschanel in this Christmas classic. Buddy (Ferrell) was a baby in an orphanage, who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

Finally, Buddy must teach the people of NYC to believe in Santa Claus, this reignites the engines on Santa’s sleigh.

It’s a beautiful, funny movie. Perfect for Boxing Day when you’re hungover and a bellyful of awesome food.

So, with an awesome pair of Christmas coupling in No.2 it leads us to our No.1 spot and likely the best Christmas couple. Ever.

1. Die Hard
Bruce Willis & Alan Rickman. Almost all you need to say about any film. Yet, this is an epic film filled with action, comedy, joy, adventure & the Bruce/Alan combo – everything I look for when I sit down to watch a film.

John McClane (Willis) gets caught up in a terrorist, hostage, takeover of Nakatomi Plaza by Hans Gruber (Rickman). McClane takes out the henchmen of Gruber during the course of the film, before there is a showdown between McClane & Gruber (plus McClane’s wife) with the memorable moment of Gruber falling through window to his demise.

The film has also the perfect line uttered during the film:

Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!

Beautiful.

There are no words on how much I cannot wait for this film. This trailer excites me in only a way that super heroes can. Roll on 2012.

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