McAllister McClanemas 2: Christmas Harder!
In this installment of McAllister McClanemas 2: Christmas Harder, Jim and A.Ron watch LIVE the classic sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, starring the ridiculously cute Macaulay Culkin, as well as a surprise cameo performance from Tim Curry and Rob Schneider.
This holiday season, we are celebrating sequel-style with what we are calling McAllister McClanemas 2: Christmas Harder. Every week in December we will be releasing a livewatch of a classic sequel on Monday, followed by the movie review on Wednesday. Finally, on Christmas Eve, we’ll deliver a holiday classic surprise directly under your tree.
Merry Christmas, everybody! The last day of our Culkin Keatmas is upon us, and with it, our final gift to you. Jim and I break down the Star Wars Holiday Special and take it for all it’s worth. Wookiee porn, deeply unfunny instructional videos, ill-fitting helmets, and hours of uncaptioned Wookiee dialog are considered and de-coded but we’re still left with the big question… Why? Since all involved have disowned the project we may never know. But whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Life Day or any other tradition that aims to turn the coldest, darkest part of the year into something more, you are in our thoughts, and you have our gratitude for all the love and support you’ve shown us this past year. We’ll see you in 2018!
That’s right, you saw the title. For this years Merry Culkin Keatmas grand finale, we watch the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Thrill as the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk is blockaided by sinister Imperial forces that stand between Chewbacca and his family celebrating Life Day. Honestly, that description I just typed is 1000% cooler than the awful reality; Star Wars providing a thin vinear attempting to cover that most awful of television traditions; the variety show.
Our Merry Culkin Keatmas jingles on! We’ve seen the apex of any good Keatmas, Batman Returns, the 1992 follow up to the Tim Burton Batman. What’s better than Jack Nicholson as the Joker? Having two classic Bat Villains. The concept has merit, but the execution? It’s not as purrrrfect as Catwoman might want. We discuss Keaton’s place in the Bat Pantheon, Devito’s bizarre, grotesque, Penguin, and the stuff that works in the Catwoman/Batman relationship, and the stuff that doesn’t. Stay tuned because we’re not quite done, you have one more present left to unwrap! Come back Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th) to find it under the tree!
Merry Culkin Keatmas begins its third act with the mostly beloved Tim Burton Christmas classic (not that one…), Batman Returns. Does a 1992 Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny Devito, Christopher Walken and Paul Reubens hold up in 2017? There’s only one way to find out and it’s nearly going to kill one of us.
Ho ho ho, what’s this? Another drunken Lunch for our Merry Culkin Keatmas? LET’S GO!!!
Merry Culkin Keatmas! This is of course our follow up podcast to the LiveWatch of Home Alone, in which we take issue with our old pal Roger Ebert’s dour review of the film, trade trivia about the film, and in general talk about why it’s one of our very favorite Christmas films. We’re not done! Not by a long shot. Come back next week as we put the Keaton back in Keatmas with Batman Returns!
Merry Culkin Keatmas! Our second movie is the 1990 holiday classic / child torture porn flick Home Alone. We think it’s awesome and holds up like a champ, others who are wrong disagree. Use our LiveWatch to sync up our commentary with your copy of Home Alone and laugh and groan along with us!