There have been dozens of movie adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol (with even more to come), but here’s one that puts a new spin on things.
Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and more are featured in a new reimagining which tells the familiar story through “the magical fusion of modern dance and the spoken word.” And it’s coming to U.S. theaters this holiday season. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Andrew Lincoln is trading zombies for ghosts. In Lincoln’s his first role since he left his 10-year gig on The Walking Dead, the actor is set to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in the stage production of A Christmas Carol at the famed Old Vic Theatre in London, which is set to be live-streamed to audiences worldwide. Read More »
In the 1988 dark comedy Scrooged, cold-hearted TV exec Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is about to unveil a live-broadcast adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But the mean-spirited Frank doesn’t want a quaint, cutesy commercial for the show. He wants something dark and gritty, so he cuts his own trailer which features a parade of nightmarish imagery: acid rain, international terrorism, drug addictions, freeway killers. When watching the newest, and darkest, incarnation of A Christmas Carol, directed by Nick Murphy and written by Steven Knight, you start to get the impression that someone took one look at that fake Scrooge commercial and decided to make it a reality. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
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This ain’t your grandaddy’s Scrooge! FX’s new ultra-dark, ultra-creepy take on A Christmas Carol flips Charles Dickens’ immortal classic upside down and turns it into something approaching full-blown horror. This new take on the story debuts on FX tomorrow night, and there’s a new featurette that delves into what makes this Carol so different. Watch it below.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
We’re just over a month away from Christmas, and while that means we’re going to be spending lots of time in theaters catching up on some of the year’s best movies, FX is giving us something else to watch in our downtime at home. The cable channel is airing a “dark reimagining” of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s guilted into transforming from a penny-pinching, Christmas-hating miser into the world’s best boss. But if you’re looking for a lighthearted version of this story, look elsewhere: Guy Pearce‘s Scrooge adds “sex creep” to his character’s long list of terrible attributes in this one. Read More »
A Christmas Carol has always had elements of horror. It is, after all, a story about ghosts. But what if someone cranked all that spookiness up tenfold? The result might look like this new BBC miniseries adaptation, which looks like a full-blown horror movie take on the Charles Dickens classic. Guy Pearce plays the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge, who finds himself confronting all sorts of creepy goings-on. Watch the A Christmas Carol trailer below.
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Let the Christmas Carol musical wars begin! Earlier this month, word broke that Apple was dishing out a ton of cash for a new A Christmas Carol musical starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. Not to be outdone, Disney has decided to develop their own A Christmas Carol musical, which is called Marley, and will retell the Charles Dickens classic through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly former business partner, Jacob Marley.
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Unlike Ebeneezer Scrooge before his ghost-inspired transformation, Apple isn’t afraid to spend tons of money. The company has won a bidding war for a new take on A Christmas Carol from Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. Netflix, Warner Bros., and Paramount were all vying for the movie, but it was Apple who emerged the victor, agreeing to large chunks of change for Reynolds and Ferrell, ensuring that they’ll both have happy holidays.
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It’s the first day of fall, but here we are talking about the most wonderful time of year thanks to news of Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds teaming up for a musical reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale A Christmas Carol. But this will likely be unlike any adaptation we’ve seen before, since the filmmakers behind this take come from the world of straight-up comedy – and sometimes even R-rated laughs. Find out more about the A Christmas Carol musical movie below. Read More »
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In this edition, go behind the scenes of Google’s recent Home Alone Again commercial starring Macaulay Culkin. Plus, the Home Alone star sits down with the Angry Video Game Nerd to play the awful video game adaptations of the holiday classic and its sequel, and Drunk History tells the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of A Christmas Carol. Read More »