Clark Griswold’s rooting as he tries to plan the perfect Christmas never gets old


Bandits (2001)

Filmed on location in Portland, Lake Oswego, Silverton, the Columbia Gorge and Salem, this #OregonMade drama thriller centers on a love triangle between partners in crime (Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton) and the housewife on the run (Cate Blanchett) who comes between them. 35 mm screens for its 20th birthday. Hollywood, December 15.

The Loveless (1981)

In Kathryn Bigelow’s feature debut, Willem Dafoe plays his first film role as a biker in a rowdy biker gang en route to the Daytona races. When they stop in a small Southern town, sex, violence and unrest ensue. A homage to outlaw biker movies of the 50s and 60s, like Marlon Brando’s The wild (1953). Clinton, December 17.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Widely considered the best Christmas movie of all time, this classic Frank Capra fable follows a depressed family man (James Stewart) who wonders if his small hometown of Bedford Falls would have been better off if he had never born, prompting his guardian angel to appear and prove him wrong. A perfect balance between joy and melancholy, just like the holidays themselves! Hollywood, December 17-18.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

In the third installment of National Lampoon’s Vacation series, our hero Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) tries to plan the perfect Christmas for his wife (Beverly D’Angelo), children (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki) and extended family. . As expected, things go wrong, but unpredictably. Academy, December 15-16. Cinemagic, from December 17 to 19.

Die Hard (1988)

Ah, December, the time of year when we are subjected to the annual refrain of “die hard is a Christmas movie” by guys who think they’re so smart and original. We know! We all Know this. Let’s talk about Alan Rickman as the evil German terrorist Hans Gruber instead, thank you! Hollywood, December 19-20.


Academy: Gremlins (1984), 15-16 December. support me (1986), 15-16 December. Airport (1970), 15-16 December. Cinemagic: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and toy soldiers (1998), 18 December. Clinton: The great Lebowski (1998), 16-26 December. The night before Christmas (1961), 15 December. Hollywood: The thin man (1934), December 16. Dial the Santa code (1989), 17 December. manic cop (1988) and Manic Cop 2 (1990), 18 December. Silent night, deadly night (1984), 21 December.


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