Favorite films

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Big Lebowski
  • GoodFellas
  • The Silence of the Lambs

Recent activity

  • A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

  • The Knight Before Christmas

  • Christmas on the Bayou

  • A Christmas Star

Recent reviews

  • A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

    Maybe it's because of the Netflix budget, maybe it's because this comes in with some established history, or maybe it's because I didn't stumble into a single movie I actually liked in Jingle Hell Season 2, but I honestly thought Christmas Prince Part Deux was a pretty good movie. I'm not here to tell you that it's groundbreaking or even has anything all that important to say, just that I was reasonably entertained for an hour and a half. (That,…

  • The Knight Before Christmas

    The Knight Before Christmas

    While watching the opening of The Knight Before Christmas, which included a bunch of medieval knights doing vaguely medieval knight things, I thought "I could be watching A Knight's Tale instead of this." I then followed that with "I could be watching something else instead of that, too."

    Vanessa Hudgens is a couple years older than me, but I still see her as a teenager, or at least someone in her early 20s. That's the Disney Effect, folks. As such,…

Popular reviews

  • How Sarah Got Her Wings

    How Sarah Got Her Wings

    I love the title of this movie. Perfect for Jingle Hell. It tells you in five words that you could be watching a specific, better movie. Imagine if Star Trek Into Darkness were just called "Wrath of Wish.Khan."

    Much to my surprise, I mostly liked this movie. The characters were interesting, the storyline was emotional, and the writing was clever. I was all ready to give this a largely positive review.

    Then it botched the landing harder than I have…

  • A Princess for Christmas

    A Princess for Christmas

    In the immortal words of Goerge Oscar Bluth II, "I've made a huge mistake." But I've committed in public, so Jingle Hell begins with A Princess for Christmas.

    The movie in summary: Jules is the legal guardian of her nephew Milo and niece Maddie after their mother (Jules's sister) and father died in an accident on Christmas. (I choose to believe it was a Christmas-themed accident.) Jules lives in Buffalo (which the movie all but explicitly calls a dead-end city)…