Jai Ho Ho Ho

Posted by · 8:03 am · December 25th, 2009

A year late with that quip, and I owe it to reader/commenter Adam Smith in any case, but the point being, if yours is a tradition of celebrating today’s holiday, I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.  It’s beautiful in New York, snow on the ground in the park, the midtown vibe is […]

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R.I.P. John Hughes

Posted by · 3:51 pm · August 6th, 2009

Stolen from us, a true staple of the 1980s cinema, “Mr. Mom,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Weird Science,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Home Alone,” the great “Christmas Vacation” and, of course, a personal favorite I’ll defend to the ends of the earth,” “The Breakfast Club.”  Dead at 59 from a […]

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Merry Christmas

Posted by · 5:07 am · December 25th, 2008

For those who celebrate today’s festivities, enjoy the day.  We’re checking out for a spell.  Feel free to chat about whatever you like in this space.

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THE LISTS: My top 10 perennial must-watch Christmas movies

Posted by · 9:18 am · December 23rd, 2008

Tis the season, no? I found it rather perplexing that, with In Contention being on the scene for three Christmas seasons already, we’ve never set about putting together the obligatory “best Christmas films” list.  Well, I’m setting out to amend that oversight this holiday week with such a collective, but I don’t have the heart […]

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