Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday Downers

If you’re looking for some holiday cheer, don’t expect to find much of it in the movies released during Christmas week this year.

Take a look at these major offerings now playing in our multiplexes:

Marley & Me – one of the saddest dog movies ever made.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Ben is born as a shriveled old man, then lives his life backwards and dies as a baby.

Seven Pounds – Will Smith’s character undergoes severe sacrifices to help other people live.

Valkyrie – German officers take part in a failed attempt to kill Adolph Hitler.

With the national economy tanking, we could’ve used more comedies than Adam Sandler’s disappointing Bedtime Stories to take our minds off such serious problems for a couple of hours. Right?

Guess I’ll have to watch my DVD version of Mamma Mia! again.

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  • I hear you, Betty Jo! Whatever happened to "White Christmas?" "It's A Wonderful Life" type movies at the holidays. Where is Doris Day when we need her?

    By Blogger Olivia Wilder, At 5:57 PM  

  • Yes, Olivia! We could definitely use a Doris Day movie now.

    Thanks for your perceptive comment.

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 8:18 AM  

  • I know, Betty Jo! Don't you miss those? I still love those movies.

    I just realized you can't get the card I sent :-( so I want to wish you a healthy, HAPPY New Year, full of everything you need and want, and none of "the rest!" xo, Olivia

    By Blogger Olivia Wilder, At 8:27 AM  

  • Thanks, Olivia! And a very Happy New Year to you -- please keep up that wonderful work on your BTR radio shows!

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 4:55 AM  

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