Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas

Released: 29 October 1993Director: Henry SelickDistributor: Buena Vista Pictures DistributionBudget: $26 millionStars: Chris Sarandon/Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page, Ed Ivory, and William Hickey The Plot:Jack Skellington (Sarandon, with Elfman singing), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, has…

Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Batman Returns

Released: 16 June 1992Director: Tim BurtonDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $65 to 80 millionStars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Michael Gough The Plot:Gotham City’s preparations for Christmas are interrupted by the emergence of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (DeVito),…

Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Jingle All the Way

Released: 22 November 1996Director: Brian LevantDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $75 millionStars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Robert Conrad, Rita Wilson, and Phil Hartman The Plot:Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic husband and father who, after missing his son Jamie’s (Lloyd)…

Screen Time: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Air Date: 25 November 2022Director: James GunnNetwork: Disney+Stars: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, and Kevin Bacon The Background:Although one of Marvel’s more obscure properties, and having undergone many changes over the years, the…