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A Christmas Carol Medley: The Many Ways You Can Enjoy Dickens

It’s that time of year when it’s unsafe to enter a department store, when televised specials are vying to offer you the biggest stars and most touching moments. When ancient movies get dredged up for our entertainment. There is one holiday-themed tale which is so predominant, no winter season would be complete without it. This only begs one question: which version will you watch?

A Christmas Carol is one of the most re-made movies in cinematic history - even Disney is in on the action. But the story itself is even older than Hollywood. A Christmas Carol was originally written by Charles Dickens, and first hit the scene way back in 1843. More than one hundred years later, it’s still one of the most widely-recognized holiday stories in history.

And if you want to enjoy this time-honored tale of redemption, you’ll have more than your fair share of opportunity. How many ways can you enjoy Dickens this year?

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 10, 2008


Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Body of Lies (R): starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Carice van Houten (directed by Ridley Scott)
  • City of Ember (PG): starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Gil Kenan)
  • The Express (PG): starring Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller (directed by Gary Fleder)
  • Quarantine (R): starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short (directed by John Erick Dowdle)

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Ghostbusters Sequel in the Making


UPDATE: Harold Ramis recently confirmed the sequel news to the Chicago Tribune.

Maybe Bill Murray could use the divorce settlement money? Or maybe Dan Aykroyd could simply use the work? Whatever the reason, it’s looking like a Ghostbusters reunion might soon be possible.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, is looking to create a third installment for the popular ‘80s franchise. Although the sequel would likely introduce another exterminating crew, it’s hoped the original four cast members - Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson - could be incorporated into the comedy.

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