Christmas may have been a month ago, but I still feel the need to talk about ‘The Christmas Chronicles’; Netflix’s most recent holiday movie, produced by Chris Columbus (who directed both ‘Home Alone’, and ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’), and starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. Just the combination of a well-respected actor donning the white beard and red suit with the magic that comes with each Christmas movie should be enough to bring some yuletide holiday joy, right? While there is no doubt that parents with children can enjoy this offering, there is no denying that this Netflix movie is just your average children’s movie filled to the brim with , and family drama.
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I was excited for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ after seeing the first major trailer which showed the original cast (including the likes of Chris Pratt, a green-skinned/sexy Zoe Saldana, an excitable Dave Bautista, a CGI-raccoon with Bradley Cooper’s close-to-Italian accent, and a tiny version of one of everyone’s favorite repetitive could-be annoyances in tree form.) doing some action/comedy exercises intercut with Sweet’s ‘Fox on the Run’. I was given more exciting action, humor, brightly colored footage compared to the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s dimly lit cinematography, and excitement that thrilled me.
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