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Tonight friends we will answer that age old question: How do you make a Christmas movie better? I mean you’ve got the festive occasion, eggs have been nogged, trees are lit, theres the family holiday tension that results in laughter and everyone is all shits and giggles by the end, so how do you improve on that. In 1987 we got our answer. You make a buddy cop Christmas movie, ones a family man getting ready to retire, the other is cuckoo banana pants mix em together and you get Lethal Weapon.

Our Holiday cheerfest begins on December 14th when a drugged out, half naked chick believes she’s R. Kelly from the Space Jam soundtrack and lands on a car below. Then we meet our detectives at their respective houses, one trying to bathe, the other trying to eat a lead filled midnight snack. They meet the next day at the station when Murtaugh mistakes Riggs for a bad guy. After introductions are made the pair get up to the usual buddy cop antics, solving crimes, chasing bad guys, Gary Busey shows up all creepy-crazy (still not sure if he was cast or just wandered in) and by the time the credits roll they’ve become best friends and we’re left wanting more.

I love Lethal Weapon. It was possibly my first introduction to both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, who went on to make three sequels to this film, although I still haven’t seen the fourth one, it doesn’t change the fact that this is another of my favorite action packed Christmas movies. For those reasons, Lethal Weapon gets a ranking of: You’re Never Too Old For This Shit. Till next time friends, stay entertained.




When I first watched the trailer for this movie I was intrigued but gave it a pass in theaters. After watching it today, I’m glad I did.

Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a horrible film. There were some laughs, decent special effects and even some brief nudity. The story is one we all know: kids left in forest stumble upon house made of candy and begin to nibble, witch throws them in a cage and tries to fatten them up so she can cook and eat them, kids push witch in oven committing first step towards becoming sociopaths…or something like that.

Don’t go into this film expecting anything more than what it is, a fairy tale stretched to almost ninety minutes. The actors turn in decent performances, Peter Stormare does his asshole routine and Jeremy Renner stops by in between Avengers and Mission: Impossible sequels. Gemma Arterton as Hansel’s ass-kicking, foul mouthed sister Gretel, is the other half of the witch killing duo who’s five year mission is to seek out new life and…no wait, thats another movie, their mission is just to kill witches.

Entertaining but nothing to go out of your way to see, all in all I’d give Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters a : wait for it on Netflix Instant.