One of the manliest Christmas movies to ever celebrate the season alongside the most Trump-filled holiday film ever will be covered with Laser Time commentary during December 2016’s Monday Night Movies. Check out the schedule here!
Yep, December is now upon us, which means you’ll start to see more Christmas-y content round Laser Time (we like the holidays, in case you didn’t know). In addition to podcasts and streams about Xmas, we’ve also got one of the greatest staples of Laser Time’s Patreon; the Monday Night Movie!
Before the LT crew ships off to spend Christmas with their families, we’re going to celebrate with YOU by watching two Monday Night Movies that focus on the holidays; one chosen by the guys, and one chosen by our Patreon community! You can join us LIVE on the dates or at any time by being a Patron, where you’ll receive an audio and video commentary at no extra charge, or any time a la cart via Bandcamp. Without any further ado, here’s our Monday Night Movie schedule for the last month of 2016!
YIPPIE KI YAY LASER TIMERS! We’re settling the debate once and for all; Die Hard IS a Christmas movie. While it’s first and foremost an insane action movie that kicked off an amazing action trilogy (let’s forget the two made this millennium) Die Hard also piles on the Christmas spirit as harried New York cop John McClane infiltrates the Nakatomi Building as its denizens have their holiday party invaded by terrorists (led by the dearly departed Alan Rickman). Hate Christmas? There’s plenty of action to make up for it! Hate action? There’s plenty of Christmas to make up for it! Before we watch the movie together, enjoy our stream of the hella-underrated Die Hard Trilogy on PlayStation!
Some three years ago, we did our first batch of movies at Laser Time, and Home Alone was one of those films (pick it up for a buck on Bandcamp!). If you were a kid in the early 90s, you probably remember how iconic and important John Hughes and Chris Columbus’ ode to abandoned children was. On top of the madcap action, it was a nice little slice of Christmas, even if there was just one plucky kid celebrating it. While it rightly deserved criticism for hitting the same story beats as the original, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York has some great merits all its own; it features the most Christmas-y location in the world (New York City), great new cast additions like Tim Curry and Rob Schneider, and a cameo from… sigh… our next president. Grab a quick look at Home Alone 2 in the video below!
Again, thank you Patrons for all of your suggestions and votes. And of course, we strongly encourage you to become a Laser Time Patron, use our Amazon links whenever possible, or maybe even check out a couple of our commentaries on our Bandcamp page.