Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
At some point, when making yet another version of this decades-long examination of depression, loneliness and human connection, someone thought “This needs more panty shots and upskirts. Like, way more than normal.”
Aside from the “200% Fan Service” that the film seems intent on delivering, I liked this Rei/Shinji focused telling of the story.
The Shop Around the Corner
Kind of the classic “Characters in rom-coms are terrible assholes, but you want them to fall in love anyway” story.
A Christmas Carol
This very short 1938 version spends much of its 70 minute run time focused on the Cratchets, because they were played by popular character actors. It also makes the Cratchets way more wealthy than any other version, which kind of undercuts the whole thing. But it does feature the many, many Cratchet kids lasciviously stroking a goose while Tiny Tim looks on saying “I want to stroke it”. So..there’s that.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
A more faithful Carol adaptation. I once got into a very weird argument with a Christian puppeteer about this movie on Usenet. Ah, Usenet. I hope no one can find my old Usenet posts…
Another incompetent white cop fails upwards.
Much of the trivia on IMDb repeats the story about Hitchcock saying he (spoiler) blew up the kid (end spoiler) because that was what happened in the book and he had to be faithful to it. That is utter bullshit. For proof, just look at the rest of the movie which pretty much jettisons 80% of the book. Or look at every other movie Hitchcock made, because they were nearly all adaptations and none of them gave two fucks about being faithful to the source. Hitch was just sad that people got mad at him and was trying to get out of it.