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Old 11-20-04, 06:27 PM
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Countdown to CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS~!!!!!!

Only a few more days, can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You make me sad.
Old 11-20-04, 07:19 PM
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The book was good. Haven't heard the same being said of the movie though.
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xmas w/thecracks!!!!!!!
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I wonder if Tim Allen is trying to set the record for most Christmas movies ever appeared in by an actor.
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Sweet Jesus, this movie is the pits.

I trust anybody who caught the film tonight at the national sneak felt the same way?

Wow. Just appaling. If Joe Roth didn't fund his own directorial choices, nobody else would.

If you hate the holidays and laughs, this movie is for you.
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I'll be Skipping Christmas with the Kranks.

See, what I did there. I amaze myself sometimes.
Old 11-21-04, 12:19 AM
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Countdown till it flops and it's out of theaters!!!!111 Like that Ben Affleck flim, I wonder if they can get it on dvd by christmas time..
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Originally posted by Mr. Cinema
I wonder if Tim Allen is trying to set the record for most Christmas movies ever appeared in by an actor.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Well, every advance screening my theatre's had has sold out. I doubt this will flop. It does look terrible in my opinion, but what else are families going to go see this Thanksgiving? Alexander? No.
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Well, every advance screening my theatre's had has sold out. I doubt this will flop. It does look terrible in my opinion, but what else are families going to go see this Thanksgiving? Alexander? No.
The Incredibles? No?
The Polar Express? No?
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie? No?
National Treasure? No?
Seed of Chucky? No?

I wish Chris Columbus (the film's screenwriter) would stay the fuck out of the motion picture industry. Seriously, outside of the Home Alone flicks and Adventures In Babysitting; he's done nothing that great and I still wonder who he blew to get the first two Harry Potter jobs.
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Originally posted by Flynn
Well, every advance screening my theatre's had has sold out. I doubt this will flop.
The Grisham book this was based on was a big hit with readers.
Old 11-21-04, 01:25 PM
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I don't think I need to see the movie, they show the whole thing in the previews, right down to the ending.
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<--big fan of the book but will hold off on this till it hits the cheapie theater
Old 11-21-04, 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
I don't think I need to see the movie, they show the whole thing in the previews, right down to the ending.
Do ya normally go to a movie like this for the surprises?
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Originally posted by Mr. Cinema
I wonder if Tim Allen is trying to set the record for most Christmas movies ever appeared in by an actor.
He want to "own" the holiday season, much like Will Smith wants to "own" the forth of July weekend
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Well, I'm gonna blow the curve, and say that I really liked it... *goes for cover*

Also, what's with the increase in screenings for movies? This one had THREE screenings in my town... the one I ran was at capacity, and we turned away about 40 people.
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3 Screenings? That's nothing.

I've seen movies have upwards of 10 screenings here in Vancouver.
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Being dragged to this later today by the family. Hopefully it's not too sappy.
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Ebert

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"The movie is not funny, ever, in any way, beginning to end. It's a colossal miscalculation."

Film Jerk

review

"With every holiday season, there must be a lump of coal. 'Christmas with the Kranks' is that lump of coal. No, scratch that. Describing the film as coal is doing injustice to our overworked energy-giving friend. 'Kranks' is more like eggnog spiked with Drano, presented in a way in which all the joy is sucked out of the season, leaving depression in its wake, in place of holiday spice."
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The previews look like the film is just a mess and the reviews reflect that.
Poor Jamie Lee.

if you want a Christmas movie with an edge, go rent "The Ref".

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It's under 10% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, I think.
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if you want a Christmas movie with an edge, go rent "The Ref".
Or last year's Bad Santa.
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Originally posted by Patman
It's under 10% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, I think.
3% last time I checked (just early this morning, with 77 reviews in). Bummer, I had hopes for this being a Tim Allen movie. I have traditionally liked his movies, but completely skipped on Joe Somebody and will certainly skip this one. Maybe I will go and watch Galaxy Quest again to remind me what a good Tim Allen movie is like.
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Saw it to indulge the parents (just Mom, actually). Contrived to say the least. A few laughable parts, but nothing original in them whatsoever. I wanted to see Alexander, but my parents can't stand Oliver Stone and we didn't really have three hours to kill.

Avoid this if you can.

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