Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Netflix ‘original’s’ have had a hard time this year – Cloverfield, Annihilation and others have headed straight to the bottom of many people’s worst of the year (mine included). So what hope does a little old Christmas film have. In two words: Kurt Russell. Actually that’s not strictly fair – the film ALSO has bundles of charm and an unshakable 80’s vibe that leaves you with a massive smile on your face. Yup this is Adventures In Babysitting meets a live action Minions film meets pretty much every 80’s film along the way. It’s silly, it’s crazy and it has Kurt Russell as a very modern day Santa. Oh and possibly one of the cameos of the year. The Christmas Chronicles is bloody great fun and will be a rewatched favourite for years to come!
Best Bit: Jailhouse rock.
Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)
If You Liked this Try: Adventures In Babysitting, The Minions, The Muppet Christmas Carol
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…