The Christmas Setup is a sweet movie that sometimes moves more slowly than a line of cars in a 1980s mall parking lot at Christmas-time. Personally, I have a deep wish that they had kept the same storyline of Fran Drescher as a widowed mother determined to set up her home-for-the-holidays, somewhat uptight, big-city lawyer … Continue reading Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP
It’s like the people behind Love Hard asked themselves, “What would happen if we used a tried and true holiday rom-com formula with perfectly fine actors in all the roles, but we made sure that none of them have any real romantic chemistry together?” Just none. Picture trying to light fireworks that have been sitting … Continue reading YuleTube Review: LOVE HARD Has Some Charm, But So Much More Potential
Fair warning: I am not a Lifetime movie buff, so this is very much the review of an outsider. The exciting thing about Christmas Ever After is not the plot (which is sparse) or the pacing (which is somewhere between leisurely and lethargic). No, the exciting thing is that one of the romantic leads is … Continue reading “Christmas Ever After”
A California Christmas My friend called this A Cowboy Christmas, which is so much better than A California Christmas that I'm submitting a petition immediately to have the name changed. I have a theory that, depending on their release date, some rom-coms get branded as Christmasy even when they're not. I'm pretty sure A California … Continue reading More YuleTubing With “A California Christmas” & “Home For Christmas 2”
Last year I wasn't sure I would review any Christmas movies. (I was going to write Holiday movies there, but there is no point pretending these movies are anything but full-on YuleTubing.) Oh, how the times have changed. This year I have watched and written about so many Christmas movies and shows that I'm concerned … Continue reading Bright & Shiny Things To Watch (And a Few To Avoid) On The Solstice! Or Whenever Else You Want, Obviously!