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

  • January 5, 2019 at 1:29 am

    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!

  • January 5, 2019 at 7:58 am

    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.

  • January 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Love Lithgow’s hammy “FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEE???”.

  • January 11, 2019 at 9:17 am

    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!

  • April 12, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Update: The title has been corrected. There are some others in other places that I’ll look for again and mention.

    • April 12, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Steven! A million other things going on so I do need your help!

      • April 13, 2019 at 2:16 am

        I’ll help all I can. Here’s something else: Why are there some uncategorized videos on here? You have the year already.

  • October 17, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I pretty much agree with them on Santa Claus: The Movie, no scenes between Santa Claus and B.Z. was pretty much the biggest weakness of the movie given the fact that this movie is produced by Alexander Salkind who produced the Superman movies

    Although to be fair, I do like some of the production design and Henry Mancini’s score but that’s about it.

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