Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Christmas Gift List For You

With Christmas only a few days away and most of you hopefully getting some well-deserved time off and family time, I thought I'd give you a list of Christmas movies(feature films) available on DVD. If your favorite is missing, I'd love it if you'd add it. Thanks... and ho ho ho! I'll do a non-traditional Christmas movie list tomorrow!

A Christmas Story (My personal favorite - Peter Billingsley rocks!)
Love Actually (A heartwarming movie for any time of year.)
It's a Wonderful Life
Home Alone
Elf ("Santa! I know him!!!")
The Santa Clause
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (The original is best, but you can watch both!)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Polar Express
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
White Christmas
Four Christmases
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
The Family Stone
The Holiday
Bad Santa
A Christmas Carol (So many versions to choose from!)
All I Want for Christmas
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut
Holiday Affair
We're No Angels
Black Christmas (Scary!)

And to get in the spirit of Hanukkah, there's always Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Goin' Ape

Audiences are goin' ape over "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis as the main monkey man, Caesar. Monkeys and chimps and apes, oh my!!! So, if you're wondering what other movies feature primates, here's a start, in alphabetical order. Be sure to let us know about any others you feel are worthy.

12 Monkeys
1492: Conquest of Paradise
2001: A Space Odyssey
28 Days
40 Days and 40 Nights
About a Boy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Addicted to Love
American Pie
American Wedding
America's Sweethearts
Anger Management
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Bedtime for Bonzo 1951
Being John Malkovich 1999
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Born to Be Wild
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Curious George
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Date Movie
Dr. Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle 2
Dude, Where's My Car?
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Dunston Checks In
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Every Which Way But Loose
Failure to Launch
George of the Jungle
Gorillas in the Mist
Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
King Kong (original and remake)
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2
Lost in Space 2000
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Mighty Joe Young (original and remake)
Monkey Business
Monkey Business 1952
Monkey Shines 1988
Monkey Trouble
MVP: Most Valuable Primate
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Peter Pan
Planet of the Apes (original and remake)
Project Nim
Project X
Return of the Ape Man
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Space Chimps
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Summer of the Monkeys
Tarzan & Jane
Tarzan 2
Tarzan and His Mate 1934
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Tarzan the Magnificent 1960
Tarzan, The Ape Man 1932
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure 1959
The Animal
The Ape
The Ape Man
The Emperor's New Groove
The Hangover 2
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book 2
The King of Kong
The Monkey's Uncle
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wizard of Oz (the flying monkeys)
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: The Last Stand

Switchin' It Up with Body-Swap Movies

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are trading places and actually trading bodies in "The Change-Up". The loser ladies' man becomes the successful family man and vice versa. What will they learn from the experience? Basically what all these people learn - that the grass is always greener. Here's a list of a bunch of body-swap movies, some more so than others. Be sure to add any you like and comment on ones you think don't qualify.

The Change-Up
Freaky Friday (original and remake)
Face/Off (face-swap, not really body-swap)
17 Again
All of Me
Shrek the Third
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Scabbers the rat)
The Hot Chick
13 Going on 30
Scooby-Doo (the whole gang switches bodies)
The Nutty Professor
The Skeleton Key
Being John Malkovich
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Shaggy Dog
18 Again!
Dream a Little Dream
Vice Versa
Prelude to a Kiss
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Mulholland Dr.
Heaven Can Wait
Oh! Heavenly Dog
The Nutty Professor
The Animal
Chances Are
Shrek 2
The Shaggy D.A.