4 thoughts on “Fever Pitch, One Magic Christmas, Santa Claus the Movie, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, 1985

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    January 5, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    Would like to make these observations about Santa Claus: The Movie:
    1. Title is spelled wrong on here.
    2. Roger mentions that the film doesn’t start with Santa as a baby since Santa was never young. Guess he never saw the 1970 Rankin Bass Production “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”, which has the origins of Santa with him as a baby and as a young, thin man.
    3. Gene’s idea about kidnapping Santa is sort of the plot for The Nightmare before Christmas in 1993!

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    January 5, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    I always loved the beginning credits of At the Movies, with Gene and Roger buying tickets on line to go in, then Gene opening his briefcase at the concession stand and we see snacks in it like popcorn and soda strapped in there. The best thing is Roger at the vending machine and what does he select? A notepad! Finally, notice when they walk up to the balcony it says, “Balcony Closed”? I think that was where they got the idea to say that at the end of Siskel and Ebert when they went to Buena Vista.

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    January 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Love Lithgow’s hammy “FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEE???”.

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    January 11, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    I probably watched this one 100 times on the old site. Roger’s quips about One Magic Xmas get me everytime.

    Gene loved to say “a put upon ” in a lot of his reviews!

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