Let’s admit up front that two of the coolest things in the world are Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the Muppets. So it is humanly impossible to dislike The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Bernie, a based-on-fact study of a small-town eccentric now serving a life sentence in a Texas prison, will be celebrated years from now as one of actor Jack Black’s finest moments.
Some of the science on display in When Worlds Collide looks suspect today... but then we’ve had 60 years of advancement since the film was made. What still rings true are the ways in which humans react.
Every year seems to bring another filmic variation on Dickens’ immortal A Christmas Carol. But none of them has succeeded in surpassing the 61-year-old British version starring Alastair Sim.
Darling Companion isn’t earth-shaking. Nor is it terribly original - in fact, it fairly creaks. But darned if Lawrence Kasdan’s latest didn’t leave me feeling very, very good.
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