And so we gathered around a rather pathetic looking, tinsel Christmas tree, sipping coffee, and waxing on about our favorite (and not so favorite) Holiday flicks. We tried to bring up holidays like Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and then realized, they’re ain’t too many films out there based on those holidays. So we apologize for the focus on X-mas movies.

And we talk up a lot films here, folks. Run the gamut from BLACK CHRISTMAS to A CHRISTMAS STORY (both directed by the same guy, believe it or not), CHRISTMAS CAROL adaptations, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, even mention EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS among others.

If there’s anything to be gleaned from this episode is that Jeff has terrible taste in films. And his favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day. Quite the romantic, that Jeff.


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Eric Cohen has been actively involved in the NYC Theater, Video Production and Film making scene since before there was plastic. He's a co-host and producer of THE CINEFILES. He enjoys red meat and Old Fashioneds. And he likes to throw sh-- at screens.

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7 Responses

  1. MMHR

    FYI – The “Mouse” in the 1934 Laurel and Hardy film “Babes in Toyland / March of the Wooden Soldiers” is a capuchin monkey wearing a Mickey
    Mouse outfit. He also represents Ignatz mouse from the George Herriman “Krazy Kat” newspaper comic strip because he is often shown throwing
    bricks at an unnamed cat. Trained capuchin monkeys often appeared in Hal Roach comedy films in the 1930s.

    • EJCohen

      Wow! So it was definitely a MONKEY in a MOUSE suit?!! That makes the history behind this film SO MUCH BETTER!!!

      Honestly, I love SOLDIERS/TOYLAND (it’s weird saying that because now there’s a popular NYC chain of sex toy shops called Babe Toyland now just called Babeland. And, yes, it’s the kinda’ shop you’d feel comfortable going into with your girlfriend, wife, etc.). Thanks for the input, Mike!

  2. ShadowInc

    If Edwin is gone (which he seemingly is), and Michael is only around in a limited capacity (which he seemingly is), couldn’t the show at least get varying guest hosts to be with Eric? Preferably ones who have something of interest to offer.

    • EJCohen

      Oh…. don’t err on the negative. And, yes, we will have other hosts/guests. Stay tuned.

      • ShadowInc

        Good sir, I would prefer not to. But as a fan of the original show, it’s very disappointing to see. To put it in nerd terms, it’s like watching Star Trek without Spock, and McCoy. CineFiles is now Kirk, and two red shirts. Ah well, it is what it is.

  3. TrekBeatTK

    Kwanzaa is a made-up holiday that was an attempt to create a Pan-African identity for black people. It has no historic or true cultural antecedant; it is by design a pastiche of things.

  4. Cold Drake

    Nice episode, another Thanksgiving film is Dutch, written by John Hughes. Is Edwin really gone?


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