Not-So-Family Friendly Holiday Films | IMDbrief

Not-So-Family Friendly Holiday Films | IMDbrief


– [Narrator] Most holiday
movies are festive fun for the whole family, but a select few
belong on the naughty list. – Nothing you have ever
experienced can prepare you for the unbridled carnage
you’re about to witness. – [Narrator] On this “IMDbrief,”
we unwrap some old and new holiday films that Santa
wouldn’t want you watching. If you want to have a blue
Christmas, Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment’ is the
festive downer for you. A lovelorn C.C. Baxter,
played by Jack Lemmon, climbs the corporate
ladder by allowing his philandering bosses to use his
pad for their secret flings. – Merry Christmas. – Thank you. – [Narrator] No, thank
you, Shirley MacLaine, for your Oscar nominated performance. Though she didn’t win, the film took home five little gold statues in 1961, including best picture, and best director. Additionally, The Apartment’ is number 115 on the IMDb list of Top Rated Movies. – It’s Christmas, where’s
my present, slick? – [Narrator] It’s right here. The 2005 dark comedy,
‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.’ The bleak buddy movie brings
together Robert Downey Jr. as a low level thief, and
Val Kilmer as a private eye, in a foul mouthed yuletide murder mystery. – For all of you good
people in the Midwest, I’m sorry we said (bleep) so much. – [Narrator] Writer and
director Shane Black has a bit of a Christmas obsession. Four of his other films,
including ‘Iron Man 3,’ take place during that
holly jolly time of year. Speaking of ‘Iron Man,’ Robert
Downey Jr.’s performance in ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’
inspired Jon Favreau to cast the actor as Tony Stark. – I am Iron Man. – [Narrator] Another ‘Avenger’
stars in ‘The Night Before,’ a festive film bursting at
the seams with ugly sweaters, ‘Home Alone’ references,
and a star studded cast including Anthony Mackie,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a very intoxicated Seth Rogen. – I’m gonna come clean. I’m on a lot of cocaine right now. – [Narrator] On a search for the ultimate Christmas Eve bash, the trio
meet a pot dealing angel played by Michael Shannon,
whose zany performance may remind you of the angel Clarence from ‘It’s a Wonderful
Life,’ but a lot creepier. – What’s happening right now? – Just looking into your soul, man. – [Narrator] Well, quit
it, because we’re onto something newer, and a whole lot scarier. ‘Black Christmas,’
which opens December 13, is the second remake of the
1974 holiday horror film of the same name, and it follows
a group of sorority sisters trying to survive winter break while being stalked by a masked killer. – Ho, ho, ho, (bleep). You messed with the wrong sisters. – [Narrator] If the creepy
Christmas subgenre interests you, then you should also
check out ‘Rare Exports,’ ‘Krampus,’ and ‘Better Watch Out.’ – Isn’t this exciting? – [Narrator] Or if you
like your holiday hits as fresh as fallen snow,
then on December 19th, ‘A Christmas Carol’ gets a
darkened stylized adaptation from “Peaky Blinders”
creator, Steven Knight, and producers Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott. The FX TV Movie stars Guy
Pearce as Ebeneezer Scrooge, and Andy Serkis as the
Ghost of Christmas Past. – What is this place? – It is the place where
Christmas comes to die. – [Narrator] For more holiday
movie recommendations, stay glued to imdb.com/imdbrief. – You guys give up, or
you thirsty for more?

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