31 DAYS of CHRISTMAS - DAY 11
Aaargh! Couldn’t watch my movie on Friday, expected as we were to go “out”, with “friends”, whatever those concepts are. Stupid real world, getting in the way of my gibbering movie-based obsessions. And it was one I really wanted to watch too: Die Hard 2 (Harlin, 1990). “How can the same s#it happen to the same guy twice?” complains our Brucie. And, having had to miss TWO of my festive movies already, I can feel his pain.
31 DAYS of CHRISTMAS - DAY 12
I DID manage to catch my festive flick last night, I just didn’t have any computer access to post it in time (I’m cadging a quick go on mrs.caress’ laptop while I’m without a PC until Santa gets here). Anyway, it was Gremlins (Dante, 1984), and tbh I can’t see it getting any more Christmas run-outs for awhile. It’s long been a December staple and I loved it when I was twelve but it really hasn’t aged well IMHO and we all sat there watching it impatiently and distractedly, waiting for it to be over. That’s not really the spirit, is it? So, it’s back in the box for Gizmo and co., maybe I’ll give them another try in a decade or so. Maybe Gremlins will have moved from “naff” to “retro cool” by then.
31 DAYS of CHRISTMAS - DAY 13
Hm, it seems that missing out on Die Hard 2 on Friday may have inadvertently solved a quandary for me today. We should be settling down to The Nightmare Before Christmas (Burton, 1993) imminently; terrific Christmas movie for sure but… I just really don’t fancy it right now. Do you ever get that? When you’re really not in the mood for a certain movie, even though the movie in question is definitely a good 'un? Well, family.caress don’t know which film is scheduled for which day (in fairness, mrs.caress doesn’t give a s#it either way), so I think I’m going to swap the one film out for the other. If I’m in the mood for the Burton picture on another day, I’ll squeeze it in then. Hurrah.