Yay! More Saving Christmas videos!
I think Santa Slays and Bad Santa missed out on a perfect opportunity to spoof Kirk Cameron.
Oh Brad, why do you do this to yourself...
Well I think I know what's making it at the Number 1 spot on the Top 10 Snob Moments of 2015.
Obsessed much, Bradley?
In all seriousness Brad, this should have gone on your best of movies list, as well
Well, you've just opedned a floodgate that will be pretty hard to close. So know your "The Religous Snob?" Is this going to be a regular thing now or is this just a one time thing? Remember when this show spotlighted weird ass obscure horror films? Also, now people are going to jump on your ass and recommend shit loads of movies post-95. Have fun siffting through all that crap.
What? Brad's choosing to review movies he wants to review instead of movies you want him too? The nerve!
Hey Drew, All I'm just saying is that he set the "no movies after 95" rule himself. So I expect him to follow the ruls of his own show and not cheat.
Or how bout this. It's my show, I can do whatever the hell I want on it. Thanks. =) And that rule was something I made up several months AFTER starting the show, and even then it was always altered. "Ok, if it's a sequel or a remake, that's now ok," or later "if it's a crossover, that's ok."
I thought you had to kill off your reviewer character and resurrect him before you were allowed to break the rules.
He has a point. Craig made the nothing after 95 rule and now he breaks it just so he can muscle in Midnight Screening territory, He's worse than Hitler.
Because people never jumped on my ass and recommended post-95 movies to me beforehand =) There will always be weird obscure movies on here, especially next week. Every year I always add an extra type of movie to do.
I really enjoyed this review. Honestly, I always felt like The Cinema Snob was always just a guy who reviews obscure stuff. Like the stuff the average person just doesn't hear about... or know about.
Honestly I think that's one of the things I love the most about this show though. Every time you review something, I just don't know what I'm going to see.
Wait... that's kind of like a christmas present... *cue Kirk Cameron explanation for how The Cinema Snob is related to Jesus*
I'm so sorry If I came off as condescending in my comments. I liked the review, and I really don't mind the movies that your do reguradless of when it came out. I just miss the old, classic Snob sometime is all.
Will said obscure weird movie be obscene as well?
frankly this has been the most cultish and scary film you've shown yet.
Hey Brad as long as your reviews are funny who cares when they came out.
Also thanks for the early christmas present that review was hilarious.
Jeez Louise, entitled much?
*Jumps on the wagon* *Flips you off as we head towards fun*
Who cares if it's before, during, or after '95? As long as it entertaining. My favorite "Snob" ep was the "Passion of the Christ" one. That movie came from 2004.
Watching this review reminds me of how much of an idiot I was politically last year.
God dammit. Sometimes I just read some of the things I said on this cite and I just want to travel back in time and shoot myself.
I guess I can make up for it though, by saying that I'm not surprised that idiots like Phil Robertson and Ben Carson like it.
I seriously hate people who are homophobic. I especially hate people who are so homophobic that they'll compare homosexuality to bestiality. It's disgusting that there are people out there who are so... hateful!
I will admit that Ben Carson made a mistake in endorsing this POS. However, Phil Robertson, the insane duck-man, is the one who compared homosexuality to bestiality, not the retired neurosurgeon.
*Ben Carson*: "I have no problem whatsoever with allowing gay people to live as they please, as long as they don't try to impose their lifestyle on everyone else."
Anyone who thinks that a lying, dishonest hack like Neil deGrasse Tyson is "super smart, intelligent, mature, and lovable" really shouldn't be speaking negatively about other people. You're also a defender of Mike Tyson... wow, really classy. +1 for getting me to reply
Don't worry about it. To change one's views, many times in fact, over a lifetime is very human, and I'd argue normal. Even better, it's a sign of personal growth, maturity, and intelligence.
Unless you go the OTHER direction, e.g. you start out as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and end up as Kirk Cameron. D:
That's true. I hope Neil DeGrasse Tyson remains a cool dude. It would really suck if one day he just suddenly turned into a prick.
I think in the world there are three categories of people:
1. Neil DeGrasse Tyson: People who are super smart, intelligent, mature, and lovable. Quote: "Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up."
2. Mike Tyson: People who are dumb, but you can't help but love them because they're also kind of cool, chill people. Harmlessly dumb. Quote: "When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff."
3. Pat Robertson: people who reach such high levels of incompetence that they can easily be categorized as insane. Quote: "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
I respect the people in the number 1 category. I tend to like the people who are in the number 2 category, because a harmless idiot is the best kind. But I hate the people who are in the number 3 category... those people are just straight up evil.
Agree! Mike Tyson is so harmless and lovable! Except for all the rape and assault. Just huggable!!
Dude, that was before his five-year old daughter accidentally hung herself from his exercise bike.
I think Mike Tyson is a guy whose gone through fazes in his life. I mean. If you look at quotes from him, he seems like a completely different person at different parts of his life.
Like, there are the times when he was a boxer where he was like "I love hurting people... I love it." (not an exact quote)
But then later in life he kind of turned goth and was all like "I'm a failure in life.... everyone hates me... and they should... I took all my glory and turned it all into disgrace" (not an exact quote).
And now he's all like "Dude! I want to go the moon some day. That would be so cool!" (not an exact quote)
Like. I think he's taken a turn for the better now, but he's still kind of dumb. Like lately he asked something like "Why are people hating on Trump? What's wrong with Trump?"
I can't wait for the sequel, Donald Trump's Saves America.
I'm surprised Cameron doesn't have Dr James Dobsen guest star somewhere.
Hoping Winter´s Tale is next!!!
Well, that was weird.
I will defend one thing, and only one thing, about this movie - the obviously empty cup thing at the start. I've seen countless TV shows and movies made with amazing actors and endless budgets fail to have someone pretend to drink convincingly. It truly is the greatest challenge in all of cinema, and I say that with 95% seriousness.
That ADR cup scene was even stupider than you made it sound in the midnight screenings though. And what the hell was up with Christian's facial expressions?
I may whine about Xmas starting too early, but I'm glad this came out now. If there's a War on Xmas, why the devil are radio stations playing Xmas music six stinking weeks before the holiday? My mother went to Walmart this morning. When she came back, she told me there was little Thanksgiving stuff; the Xmas stuff had crowded it all out. Maybe conservatives should whine about the War on Thanksgiving.
"Black Friday" is certainly killing Thanksgiving. :(
-evil smile- This shall be fun.
Thanks Brad. Now I have seen more of this movie than I ever meant to. Great review.
I want to know who gave one like to Darren doane tweet
Unfortunately, Saving Christmas is currently not #1 on the bottom 100! It's #4 behind these other "gems."
1. Celal Çimen's Turkish political thriller Code Name: K.O.Z. (2015).
(I guess anything made in Turkey that is new and bad automatically gets the top spot)
2. The German-Anglo-American sci-fi comedy Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004), directed by Black Christmas' Bob Clark and featuring Jon Voight and Scott Baio. (What about the third film?)
3. The German crime comedy fantasy Daniel the Wizard (2004), directed by former Rainer Werner Fassbinder performer Ulli Lommel (Chinese Roulette, Effi Briest), and featuring Lommel and 2003 German Pop Idol contestant Daniel Küblböck. (Germany's From Justin to Kelly)
I really hate to be that guy, but there's now 5 Baby Geniuses movies with the latest one being Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby. What's the synopsis for that one? "The plot is that a baby Is smarter then a dog in space"
Nobody can make that shit up.
Things I learned from Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas.
1. Kirk Cameron has never met a black man in his life
2. Saint Nicholas loved beating the shit out of people who did not 100% agree with his beliefs, then giving toys to kids.
3, Jesus loved materialism
4. Christmas Tree=wood=Santa=Crucifixion=JESUS
5. If he had the money and time, Kirk Cameron would have found a way to connect Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph to Jesus.
5. Rudolph was somehow in the manger, and got his red nose from accidentally sniffing the myrrh. Whatever myrrh is. Frosty... by combining his powers over water and resurrection, Jesus was the one who created Frosty?
Frosty the Snowman is absolutely a Jesus figure...
- He walks on snow, which is really cold water
- He has the power of resurrection (I'll be back again someday)
- He says "Happy Birthday" instead of "Merry Christmas", because it's JESUS'S BIRTHDAY
There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, and that was the magic of Jesus!
If you rearrange the letters in "FROSTY THE SNOWMAN", you get "WREST THY SON OF MAN"
And doesn't that scarf look familiar? OH WHY IT'S MR SWADDLING CLOTH! When you think of the broom Frosty carried to lead a parade, I want you to think of the Cross Jesus carried. Both are made of wood, and both are carried by a leader...
No, the magic was in the swaddling cloth.
How else do you explain the fact it lasted 30-odd years, and could suddenly stretch from baby-sized enough to enshroud a full-grown man's body? The swaddling cloth of Turin is totes real, yo.
This has gotta be one of the most pretentious, holier-than-thou movies I've ever seen. Thanks for giving this movie what it deserves, Brad.
My take as a Christian is based on this quote, (probably falsely) attributed to Martin Luther: "The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship"
This movie is not good craftsmanship. It (along with many of the faith-based films of the past 40 years) tend to be shoddy workmanship with a heaping pile of guilt thrown on those Christians who dare to judge the art by its own merits, regardless of the message or intent.
Hell, I've used "Eyes Wide Shut" in more fruitful Bible Studies and theology discussions than I have ever used Kirk Cameron's garbage.
There is good Christian art out there. Just not here. This blows.
Well you got my attention with Eyes Wide Shut and Bible Studies in the same sentence.
I point folks to the passage in Matthew where Jesus says that the desire to sin is as bad as sinning itself. And then I talk about how the story shows how Dr Bill's and his wife's desire to sin led to potentially massive disaster.
Cool. Sounds like a real worthwhile conversation
It was, honestly, a little weird discussing it with my pastor, who was trying to convince me that "Fireproof" could save my friend's marriage. I had to explain to him that as long as flicks like that gave such a sanitized, fake version of what causes marriages to fail, it was more of an insult to the intended recipients than any kind of help. I discussed Eyes Wide Shut and he was... intrigued.
BTW: the best Christian movie of the past 40 years? Malick's "The Tree of Life".
Wait wait wait wait wait. Family Force 5? The fabled hip hop dance party is set to Family Force 5? I actually like Family Force 5, they're simultaneously one of the few good Christian rock bands, and one of the few good Crunkcore bands. Their involvement with this movie leaves me with a lot of mixed emotions.
So... wait... this movie actually exists?! Like, for real? I thought it was some sort of really elaborate ruse you guys pulled off. Or maybe my brain simply refused to accept that the movie you described in those three videos could actually be real. Wow.
Well, I'm sold. (Goes to get a copy)
One month later: "Wait, when did I get this fucking movie?"
Also, covering such a beloved holiday classic? The baby Jesus is frowning at you, Snob.
Pfff baby Jesus is old news, the swaddling cloth is where it's at, bro.
I kinda dig Brad's costume. It's what the Nazgûl would look like if they celebrated Christmas and gave out toys, instead of murdering everyone in their path while looking for the One Ring. Hey, don't blame me, Kirk's the one who brought up LoTR...and baby-killing. lol I never thought I'd write THAT sentence. XD
I remember the Midnight Screening of Saving Christmas last year -- one of the best episodes, IMO -- and just by his reactions, you could tell Brad's been wanting to Snob this crazy, hypocritical mess ever since. The enthusiasm, sarcasm, and energy: it's almost an improv Snobbing. So thanks for "bending the rules" to do this!
Last thought: yes, they should definitely give Kirk Cameron more money to make more films like this. We need as many laughs during the dark, depressing holiday season as we can get.
Watching this movie, I can't tell if Kirk Cameron is the modern day Charles Manson or modern day Andy Kaufman. The worst part about his movie is that you guys could totally remake this movie with little to no budget. Also, how the fuck do you do a rebuttal about Santa Claus, but not address Sinterklaas?
So is this what batshit crazy really is like the bottle concentrated amount of lunacy ...the fuck was that!
Hey Brad, love the video, but I'm just curious why you didn't post this as your Christmas closer to the end of December?
With each passing year, people celebrate the holidays a little earlier than before.
It will get to a point where, in the month of October, the Snob will review GRUMPY CAT'S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER the week following that of some Giallo film.
I believe because we've just celebrated the film's 1-year anniversary.
Okay, you look like Roy Harper at Christmas time.
Not enough weapons in his... Arsenal...
I was wondering last year if you were gonna review this stinker of a Christmas movie, ...but BEFORE THANKSGIVING. Also, that Christmas getup is about a funny as Zack from Saved By the Bell as "Vanilla Ice's bitch."
1:56- And that's ANOTHER reason why Ben Carson will Never be President: he has a really bad taste in movies.
2:27- Sure, let one of the crazies from Duck Dynasty review movies.
6:05- (Cough)Iron Man 3. (Cough)Guardians of the Galaxy. (Cough)Ant-Man. (Cough)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
8:25- Uncle Bill looks like a Mall Santa who's doing this as part of his deal with his payroll officer.
12:26- Sure, Kirk, remind us of Guyana: Cult of the Damned, a movie that (according to IMDB) is MUCH BETTER than yours.
16:16- Yeah, I first heard of Jackson Galaxy's name on The Soup, aka the only good show on the E! network next to The Royals.
17:51- And here's ANOTHER reason why this movie sucks: it's pro-Fox News.
21:30- As a Christian myself, I'm already bored and confused out of my fuckin' mind that this movie exists.
26:17- What the Santa Christ is going on with the editing?
32:03- Just when I thought this movie couldn't possibly get any whiter.
This movie is right up there with "Rock: It's Your Decision" when it comes to this reaction: "What in the holy name of Christ were you fuckin' thinking!?"
36:43- Go fuck yourself in the ass with one of those tomatoes, Kirk.
Have you even seen Madea's Christmas you fucking worm? That movie is 10x worse then this. At least this movie is so bad it's good. But then again you don't even care about anyone else's thoughts now do you? Your comment is so bad it's mentally retarded.
I stay away from everything Madea related like a Teen Titans Go marathon on Cartoon Network.
@I Love To Hear Myself Talk!
Dude. Calling a person a worm is not cool. Like... that's like the uncool version of calling a person a scallywag.
Also, way to be offensive towards mentally handicapped people. Asshole. You know there are dudes out there who are like, actually born with mental issues and have to live the rest of their lives with a difficult ass illness. And you using "mentally retarded" as such a casual insult is just... disgusting. It makes you look like a hateful, arrogant asshole.
And there is nothing wrong with SpeedyEric's comment. He was just writing down a bunch of stuff he noticed about the episode, and giving his own input on everything. Then you come in like a motherfucker. Man. Fuck you!
You're actually butthurt by SpeedyEric's harmless comment?
Your name should be "I Love The Feeling of My Head Up My Ass!" because you obviously don't know to use "than" as opposed to "then".
You know what? @Rhody is right! You are an asshole, you r word using piece of shit! God. You're being a complete ass to someone who just wanted to say some harmless shit about this episode. Fuck you @I Love To Hear Myself Talk! And learn how to treat people with mental disabilities with some motherfucking respect, you douche! Sorry everybody else. This guy just really pisses me off.
I think you meant 'parole officer'...
You better watch out, Brad. Kirk Cameron might force people to dislike this video.
What a waste of time when you can just buy them by the thousand from Vietnam? Just ask Dave Smith from EEVBlog.
Watching clips from this movie after all those midnight screening felt like meeting someone for the first time, after hearing about them for months
I don't know why I'm surprised to see Ben Carson endorsing this movie on its DVD cover.
oh boy, am I the only one who remembers Andy Dick Show blind date/first date? Never saw the flick, sounds inspiring
Have you heard Brad? God's Not Dead 2 is a thing, there's a trailer and everything. It's coming out April 1st, and I swear I'm not fucking with you.
He knows already.
Hey Brad! Do you remember that long ago you talked about wanting to see a korean animated film called "Dino-Time" ??? Well. It happens that the movie itself was finally released this year as "Back To The Jurassic" and it's now available not only on DVD, but also in a package which also includes Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D!!! It features the voices of Stephen & William Baldwin (among others) and has been qualified by the Dove Foundation as "a fun entertaining movie that the entire family can enjoy".
Could you please do a "Sofa Review" of it? Preferentially alongside Violet? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!
I've actually seen Back To The Jurassic-it was.....I wouldn't say one of the worst animated movies or as awful as the trailer made it look, but it was very annoying to sit through and pretty predictable. Also, the moral in it is pretty damn weak. Definitely not one of my favorite sits.
Wh-what? I mean... Whoa!
The clips are simultaneously creepier and funnier than the Midnight Screenings made them sound! I cannot wait for this movie to become available from Netflix next month, I have to see the whole thing.
Great review, definitely a new favorite of mine!
Are you hype for God's Not Dead 2, brad
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I almost went and saw this movie because of Brad's sort-of recommendation, but after doing so with The Identical, I decided against it.
I must say that I think I made the right call on that one.
Yes! Yes! Fuck yes! Finally I can stop working on the speech I was preparing to give to you should we ever meet on the subject of why your cut-off date is getting in the way of the greatness that would be a snob episode on Saving Christmas. Thank you, Brad. This is a fantastic early Christmas present.
Ugh. This was painful to see. Not your review, Brad, but just seeing Kirk spew his typical drivel is enough to make my brain cells down bleach. I don't know why, but something about SC both pisses me off and confuses me deeply.
For one, it just reminds me of how the religious right rambles about ungodly pagans are, all while stealing things from their practices while griping about how Starbucks is fueling the "War on Christmas" over some damn cups.
However, it makes me wonder if Kirk has been a cannibal troll all this time (for fuck's sake, we're talking about the guy who tried to debunk evolution or some crazy shit with the "crocoduck" and the homoerotic videos he does with Ray Comfort), making shit up as he goes along and the ending where he owns up to the true meaning of the holidays is being a materialistic ass, so why fight it. Not sure why he couldn't be straight to the fucking point about only being here for himself and nobody else, but hey...it's Kirk Cameron so I shouldn't be shocked.
Man, I feel so troubled and uncomfortable the more I think about it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to have a long, hard cry in the shower before making sure I enjoy I have enough eggnog to fuel me for the remainder of the holiday season. And rum. Mostly rum, actually. Only rum.
I know, I have never heard that much head-tilting stupidity outside of a "What Supes could've done" lecture.
Or that creationist kid show that was in Jesus Camp. That was painful.
This movie confirms my suspicion that Kirk Cameron is a serial killer.
I am very disappointed that the Snob didn't get down and do the worm.
This was probably one of my favorite reviews you've done. Laughed a ton of times all throughout. And wow that movie looked cringe worthy even in review form. How could you send your friends to go see this? you monster! :D
Wow. That was insane. Honestly...is this what today's christians believe? That is INSANE! What the fuck!
Uh-uh...ain't buying it....I have a suspicion that the director/writer guy is secretly an atheist punking Kirk Cameron. It's the only way this entire movie, and its existence, makes sense. It HAS to be!
Think about it, it all makes sense if one of Kirk's secretly atheist friend got sick and tired of Kirk's ultra-christian mode and wrote a mocking satire of him and got him to play him. I refuse to believe the writer/director of this movie is more retarded that Kirk Cameron. C'mon he has a deranged violent hobo Santa beat a guy up! And had Kirk explain why. That's fucking genius.
Also, Brad, if you get the chance, visit one of Ben Carnson's rallys and ask if he really endorse all the crap in Saving Christmas - I have a feeling he has never seen the movie and one o his lackey's just approved it....cuz if he really approved it, good grief, we're in trouble.
Don't worry most Christians think this is insane. Even my Mormon friend couldn't get over the things Kirk was saying. I look at Kirk more as an INO Christian (in name only).
Well, I'm Catholic, and speaking for myself only, this is the most blasphemous film I have ever seen. I don't know what the thought process was going into making this "film", but hard drugs must have been involved.
I like how you mentioned the historical aspects of the Jesus narrative originating with the first council of Nicea.
This is excellent, I'll be watching these the cinema snob from now on, can TheAmazingAtheist cameo in one of these? He's wanted to get back into movie reviews and this is right up his ally
Oh god, please no. You didn't watch his Distressed Watcher videos back on the old TGWTG site, did you?
Even if you didn't, the guy's a major asshole who's ego is so bloated, it's near about to collapse on itself like a black hole.
Amazing Atheist is the worst example atheists have to offer. He's an attention-whoring dickhead. Please no.
Darren Doane looks like a confused thumb.
Isn't this film review a bit early? It's not even Thanksgiving...
To be fair, at least it's November when he's doing a Christmas episode. However with that being said, I'm surprised he isn't doing this one a little closer to Christmas. But w/e this is still awesome :)
That was my only misgiving about this review - it coming before Thanksgiving.
Even if it had waited until November 30th...that's a Monday.
If I had to take a guess, he may have something else planned and he was just so excited about getting this movie he wanted to make a snob episode about it as soon as possible, and honestly I don't blame him for that this was an awesome video :)
The movie was released on 14 November last year, so I suppose it's fair to do an episode on it around the same time, even if it is still quite a while until Christmas.
Oh Lord I just watched this last week. This is gonna be good.
Brad, is that a Santa-onezie? I think I may have found next year's Halloween costume; Christmas Snob.
This movie looks even worse than I imagined.
Was I the only one having flashbacks to Ian McShane in American Horror Story when Uncle Bill appeared?
Yes!!! I was disappointed that this didn't turn out to be connected!
I watched this movie just a few days ago. It had a profound effect on me. It made me think, "yeah, I could really go for some hot chocolate right now." And so I did. Thank you, Kirk Cameron! You batshit insane bigoted hack. God bless us, every one. Oh, and thank you, Brad; I made myself another cup tonight to properly enjoy this video.
Kirk uses too many gesticulations. As someone with a passion for history, I subjected myself to Monumental. I thought, "dude, tone it down. Orchestra conducters don't make as many arm motions as you."
What's really depressing is that this is probably the closest any of its audience will come to actually HEARING about the Council of Nicea, and why they recite the Nicean Creed, sometimes on a weekly basis. Only no one will take away some really obscure point of Greek philosophy that most people couldn't spell, but rather the image of Encino Man beating a guy to death with a shepherd's crook. Good job!
Oh, and my favorite part of the film was when it confuses Ebenezer Scrooge with Scrooge McDuck. That was priceless.
This may just be my favorite Snob episode!
The Midnight Screenings just did not properly portray the batshittyness of this movie.
Good Lord, Brad. I watched all six of you bitch about this movie, but somehow it's WORSE than I thought. Good lord, now I gotta buy this and put it in the Bad Movie Night rotation... I wonder if I can get free shipping on Amazon by bundling this with Winter's Tale.
During the swaddling clothes part, I just kept hearing the Red Letter Media guys quoting George Lucas, "It's like poetry: it rhymes."
I literal watched this movie for the first time just the other day. And it was amazing, one of the worst pieces of shit I have ever seen. And now it's been Snobbed. Oh happy day.
It's also interesting to note that the music you hear at 11:54 is ripped from the Documentary, 'The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Power and Profit'. Not sure if they did that legally, it's not credited in the movie at all.
Kirk Cameron isn't just some lone nut. Case in point: Ben Carson is currently the Republican nominee front runner. Ben Carson, the man who said Joseph used the pyramids of Giza to store grain. Ben Carson, the guy who's quoted on the front of the cover. Ben Carson, who apparently a good portion of the US population want to trust our nuclear arsenal to.
That shit scares me more than Nukie.
Now Christmas should save Kirk Cameron.
That sounds like one of those bad "In Soviet Russia...." jokes lol
This is the one time where I find myself thinking you weren't snarky enough.
Would you say this is the Troll 2 of Christian movies? Or the Exorcist 2, Highlander 2, Plan 9, Leonard Part 6, Movie 43, Mac & Me, Jack & Jill, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Showgirls, Foodfight, Birdemic, Ishtar, Manos, Gigli, Caligula, North, Myra Breckinridge, Freddie Got Fingered, Howard The Duck, The Room, The Master Of Disguise, The Conqueror, The Last Airbender, Heaven's Gate, or Battlefield Earth of Christian movies?
I'd say this is the North of Christmas movies.
It's offensive. And the few times it's factually accurate, they over exaggerate it to the point where it's practically a lie.
Merry Christmas, mother fucker!
Holy shit, that was just demented! I mean, saying you love hot chocolate and then sipping from an empty cup?
Oh man, I'm not even sure if we were legitimately trolled by the existence of this movie!
Also: Straight power haaaaaaay~!
Gurlfraaand? Just, no.
Bradley, I am disappointed you are now snobbing movies outside your self-imposed time range. What next? Will you move out of a poorly lit attic?
Also, if you ever need to research homosexuality for a movie or something, feel free to use the Web Portal to look up "Folsom Street Fair" and "Up Your Alley Fair". The results should educate you.
I'm surprised that Brad showed a picture of Jake.
Dude, let it go. Merry KIRK CAMERON.
*Slow Clap* This is a high water mark in all ways.
Loved the review. My worry was that Christmas came early on the show. Does this mean there is a chance Snob will review Oogieloves?
Now i believe in Nutcrackers!
Thx Santa Brad!
What you don't realize, Snob, is that the hot cocoa symbolizes Jesus shitting himself when he died.
Does Brad actually have a worst movie? Not the so bad it's good kind, but actually rage inducing kind and if so, what is it?
In terms of stuff he's reviewed for the show, the worst are probably Nukie, To Catch A Yeti and Night of Horror. Rock: It's Your Decision might be on that list too.
WAIT, KIRK CAMERON FORGOT TO EXPLAIN STOCKINGS, ELVES, AND CANDY CANES TO ME! IF EVERY LITTLE XMAS THING ISN'T EXPLAINED, I WON'T KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY LOVE JESUS!
Well hot chocolate IS associated with human sacrafices, also I love how he chose to not include the whole "Beating the crap out a child murder and cannibal" in Saint Nick's story
Wtf, listen closely at 13:15.
It's the Phantasm theme playing in the background!
I saved Halloween.
This is the first time that I've watched the movie before watching the Cinema Snob episode on it. I squealed with delight when I saw this episode was up!
The thing that offends me the most about this movie is how it blatantly says "You should lie to your children."
I hate that, I hate it when people lie to their children.
I don't like your show anymore for ridiculous reasons that don't stand up to logical scrutiny, just a bunch of made-up bullshit with the most tenuous connection to the War on Christmas, the most superficial of understanding of Christianity as both religion and belief system AND resemblance to history, and because you're reviewing a movie that came out recently, instead of old, obscure, shot-on-video piece of garbage that will receive a brief and probably small resurgence of interest online after your review.
But, seriously, what the FUCK is this movie? I'm a Christian, and if you're feeling down around the holidays because you're not doing enough to help people less fortunate than you... guess the fuck what? DO MORE TO HELP PEOPLE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOU.
None of Kirk's justification for why the repurposed pagan holiday traditions onto a Christian holiday tradition make any kind of sense, but nobody needed me to point that out.
I mean, all they had to do is "this is symbolic of other stuff." As far as I know, only Catholics think that the sacrament is *literally* transfiguring their bread and water into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Everything else is SYMBOLIC. Jeez. I fixed the fucking movie. Symbolism!!!!
Is Kirk aware that the Church Lady was a parody sketch? That nothing said in that sketch was supposed to be taken seriously? Because I don't think he is. He's probably one of those people that thought Steven Colbert wasn't playing a character for almost 10 years.
I just...I can't take this. This level of insanity and idiocy just broke me. The level of logical fallacies and self-rationalization just shocks me. The entire base behind this movie is reprehensible, and it's just as said in the review: it's exploiting Christians. This is as cynical a cash-grab as the horrendous Jem and the Holograms movie.
I don't have a problem with Brad doing a Snob episode of this movie. I always felt the Snob was a show that focused on exploitation films, and that's exactly what Saving Christmas is. I wouldn't say Christ-sploitation, maybe Christian-sploitation, Religiousploitation,... . Can anyone think of a better term?
Christ-sploitation. That's the word that fits best.
(It's best to substitute a single syllable before -sloitation because the ex- that was removed is also a single syllable. Think Blacksploitation. It wouldn't have caught on if it was called African-Americansploitation.)
Aww, great. Now I have an image of Jesus breaking a bedroom door down like Big Jim Slade and taking some poor guy's girlfriend.
that dance number...wow...i could only thing this make think of is that Kirk wanted to out do the christan side hug video
I have to admit, the poster for this movie is GLORIOUS.
So...Brad thinks Rob Ager is crazy? Or is that not the correct take-away?
This, right here, is perfection. This is the best review ever made.
This was one of my favorite reviews ever!! Really entertaining and fun. I'm laughing at some of the comments upset at you "breaking your own rules" lol. As someone who supports you monthly on Patreon I hope you continue to do whatever the hell you want on your own show. Keep doing you!
My first thought when Kirk was talking about all the stuff he loved about Christmas was "I love lamp"
18:25-- Ah, but Kirk's brother-in-law is wrong. There are Christmas trees in the Bible... specifically referred to as pagan symbols. Jeremiah 10. Oops.
You don't really expect a hardcore Christian to actually read the bible, do you? He might find something that contradicts his firmly held beliefs, and then where will he be?
That's a bit of a stretch. Jeremiah 10 specifically refers to trees being shaped into wooden idols, meaning images of gods.
This was a Christian movie. Every thing Cameron said made me go "Oh, Jesus Christ!"
Awesome review as always :) any chance we might get some shot on shiteo christmas porn soon ? these are always my favorites :)
Meanwhile, Kirk's sister Candace was on THE VIEW this morning, trying to defend Creationism: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/watch-joy-behar-leaves-kirk-camerons-sister-dumbstruck-by-asking-her-to-defend-creationism/
Speaking of Creationism, if Brad hasn't done so already, he should review the documentary "Expelled" featuring Ben Stein.
Brad should totally do a shitty religious movie month or something like that where he completely tears these stupid fucking movies a new asshole, but, eh, I'm cool with whatever Brad chooses to do.
I would prefer a break. There's been so much religious crap this and last year that I feel we all need a break from it.
After watching some of the midnight reviews of this I was excited to see what you guys were talking about and boy did that not disappoint. Thanks for reviewing that. It was funny as usual. Would like to see snobs take on some yakuzasplotation with Miikes fudoh, full metal yakuza or ichi the killer
Well, now we know why Brad and Violet had to search Detroit Wal-Marts for a copy of this flick.
Holy shit was this review good. You've really got this whole 'talking into a camera about shitty movies' things down pat, Brad. Great work!
This movie is just so crazy. I absolutely love it (but not for the intended reasons, obviously). I don't know if there was a single point this movie was trying to make that I actually agreed with, and I'm a Christian!
When I saw Saint Nicholas being terrifying, though, I knew that I loved it, because how could I not love something that appears to contain Brad Jones as Santa Claus?
Thank you for this. I haven't seen this movie yet, but you've got me so intrigued by it! And I nearly did a dance when I saw that you were tackling it as the Snob. Because I've loved the Midnight Screenings reviews of it.
And this absolutely didn't disappoint!
This movie--I NEED to see this movie! And I'm a Christian. And I laughed so hard at the clips you were showing!
That was phenomenal!
Snob, were you watching Saving Christmas the way it was MEANT to be experienced? With a big cup of Saving Christmas coffee?!
So, Kirk Cameron is declaring himself the authority on Christmas, and he can't sing the words of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in the right order?
I thought I had a grasp on this film from the three Midnight Screenings. It's somehow worse. You all deserve medals, or at the very least, full mugs of cocoa.
"DudeErotomy" the holey-ist of gay porn films.
"Santa, Satan. Same letters." Or it could, you know, just be another word for "Saint".
I know you were just making a quick joke, but I actually think The Shining as a metaphor for colonialism and genocide holds a fair amount of water.
I knew when Snob started blasting Cameron for drinking non-existent hot chocolate, he was going to EVISCERATE this "Christ-ploitation" movie beyond recognition.
I knew from the moment I heard he would be spotlighting it in the first place. The "Winter's Tale" poster in the background just made me more certain of it.
Out of all the snob episodes, I think I've re-watched this one the most. We are now in a golden age of religious exploitation movies. I look forward to seeing the Cinema Snob review "God's Not Dead." and "War Room."
That was like the Mary Kate & Ashley movie from hell. Brad, I call him the Cat Whisperer too. That show's name and his forgettable one are its weakest points.
Wow! Great review. One of the best Snob reviews in a while. I laughed through the entire thing.
Keep up the great work.
i bet anything that this movie turned a profit. this is basically a no-budget movie that people still went to see. you got to ask yourself, who's the dumbass here. kirk for making this piece of shit or the people who made it lucrative?
You're correct, it did. An estimated budget of $500,000 and box office numbers at $2.7 Million.
Looking at Darren Doane's Wikipedia page. Not only did he direct videos for Blink182, but AFI, Audio Adrenaline, Jimmy Eat World, and MxPx. Hell, he directed a concert film for VAN FREAKING MORRISON?!?! And yet THIS is what he chooses to do with his life: turn himself into Kirk Cameron's straw man punching bag. Wow.
Nobody tell him what "Madame George" is about...
I disagree, Snob. "Crazed Santa" looks more like that Spooney dude. . .
I saw this the other day at WalMart but only in DVD. Does anyone know if it's in Blu-Ray as well?
I love you Cinema Snob, I won't buy or watch this movie but i'll watch your review of it every xmas from now on
17:19 "I'm saying that's gotta cause at least Asperger's..."
Wait, Asperger syndrome is a disease?
This is Kirk Cameron we're talking about. He doesn't understand anything about human genetics. That's probably partially why he's homophobic.
Jeez... that movie was painful to watch... It's not that offensive, but incredibly lazy and simply lame... Feels like it was made for like 50 bucks during a Christmas party at rich cousin's house...
I want to see a George Lucas style "Special Edition" of this movie where there's starving poor and homeless people just staring into the rich family's house outside every window.
That moment when Christian contemplates those wells that were never dug and children that have been never fed actually struck me; I thought those lines were delivered pretty well, but then Kirk Cameron shuts him down like "Oh no he's thinking harder than not at all. Shut it down, buddy. Shut. It. Down." Christians like Kirk Cameron's character (or Kirk Cameron himself?) have solidified their beliefs to the point that there is no room for development or growth in interpretation of one's beliefs. They're afraid that if someone asks "what is the point of all this? Isn't this superficial and shallow?", that they're already being tempted into walking away from the faith, when questions --even by adults who've grown up with the religion since they were kids--should be addressed as honestly as possible.
Like Cinema Snob says, Kirk just said earlier that Christmas makes you want to be a better person, but Christian is having doubts not only about that message but if this party and all of this splendor actually reflects that sentiment. It's a very valid doubt to have and trying to reconcile with these doubts and worries is emotionally healthier than saying "You're wrong, don't worry about it". Faith is supposed to be tested, it's supposed to get shaken up a bit; the reason why it remains in the end despite the bumps is why it's called "Faith". There is some validity in people like Jehovah's Witness that claim that Christmas is all frills without meaning and technically a carry-over from pagan traditions and therefore not Christian in origin: It certainly looks ridiculous at times from even a Christian's point of view. But all of those arguments are valid and should be approached head-on instead of ignored.
I'm taking way too much stock in this film. I ain't even religious.
For the "Midnight Screening" of this, click the Magic Arrow next to my name!
Postmill Factory sounds like a mix between Mill Creek and Shout! Factory, which SHOULD NEVER EXIST! Nobody should take the greet name of Shout! Factory and fuck it up the ass with the AIDS filled, cancerous abomination that is Mill Creek.#DownWithMillCreek
Love your reviews! I'm a big fan of the religious ones. Hope you do more!
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.