National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – 137

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

;nbsp; Welcome to today’s show, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). This movie is so funny and accurate I almost can’t stand it. This movie was written by John Hughes but he turned the directing over Jeremiah S. Chechik. We only have a couple of show veterans and a lot of new actors. I am only going to cover about half the people in this film to keep it from being a hour long. Sorry about that. Actors Returning Brian Doyle-Murray played the uncaring boss Frank Shirley.  Brian was covered in Episode 96 – Scrooged (1988). E.G. Marshall played Art, Ellen’s father. Marshall was covered in Episode 68 –…

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Scrooged (1988) – Episode 96

Scrooged (1988)

  Welcome to today’s show, Scrooged (1988), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. Today’s movie is Scrooged (1988). This is a wonderful comedy starring Bill Murray and Karen Allen. It is a modern retelling of “A Christmas Carol.” Actors Robert Mitchum played Preston Rhinelander big boss of the network. Mitchum was covered in Episode 54 – Out of the Past (1947). Bill Murray played Francis Xavier Cross AKA Frank Cross. This SNL funnyman went on to star in some of the finest comedies of the last 45 years. Murray was born in Illinois in 1950. He and his brothers worked as caddies while attending Loyola Academy. He attended Regis College in Denver…

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