Christmas Eve is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a few Christmas movies. If you're stuck on which ones to watch, here are 10 that have all the holiday spirit you'll need!
#1 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
This week, Jimmy Kimmel pranks everyone, the first week of the NFL season is in the books, and Jim Carrey shares a picture of his chipped tooth.
Jimmy Kimmel Behind Twerking Gone Bad Video
A week after a video of a young lady attempting to "twerk" and failing miserably went viral, getting over 9 million views on YouTube alone, it was revealed this week that it was actually just an elaborate prank by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel. I'll admit it - I was duped. When I saw the original video, I just shook my head and said, "this is Miley Cyrus' fault." Kimmel did not do any promotion of the original video. It all happened because apparently America loves twerking and watching people fail. Well played Jimmy, well played.
This week, it’s movies and television talk, part two, as we delve into late-night switch-ups, a beloved movie critic, and the return of a fan favorite show.
Tonight Show Switch-up
Rumors started swirling earlier this week that Jimmy Fallon would be replacing Jay Leno and take over "The Tonight Show" gig on NBC. The two released a cheeky video that didn’t really confirm nor deny the rumors (at left), but NBC confirmed on Wednesday that yes, Jay Leno would be stepping down from his late-night hosting gig to make room for Jimmy Fallon. "The Tonight Show" will also be moving back to NYC to its old home at 30 Rock. Jimmy Fallon said, " I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow." (Get it? Because his current show starts after midnight?) Hopefully this sticks, because I love Jimmy — but I also know we’ve totally heard this before when Conan O’Brien took over Leno’s show and then had the hosting gig taken away. So I guess we’ll see!
Over the last few years, there’s been a resurgence of superheroes, though not in comic book form but instead in movies. Everyone from Wolverine and Spider-Man to Captain America and Thor have gotten their own films — some better than others, and then that Green Lantern movie that we don’t discuss.
It doesn’t look like the superhero craze will die down any time soon, so it’s no wonder that comic book legends have also made their way to the theater stage. On Broadway, there’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which got off to a rocky start but is now consistently among the top-selling tickets for Broadway shows. Starting today, It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Superman!, a play featuring the Man of Steel, premieres at New York City Center.
But what about the villains? I can’t say I’m a comic book reader (I’m not) but I’m a total sucker for superhero movies, especially the kind that make me sympathize with the villain. (Think "Breaking Bad" and "Dexter.") So here are my picks for villains whose stories I’d totally pay to see in theaters, live and on the big screen.
If you’ve ever seen the "X-Men" movies (new or old), then you know a little bit about Mystique. For one, she’s blue with yellow eyes, and her powers are awesome. As a mutant, she can shape shift into literally anyone. Um, how handy is that? For most of her life she’s a supervillain, although she also spends some time working as a double agent and generally being one of the most amazing supervillains ever by just wrecking everyone’s lives. She’s crazy old, so she has a long, complex history, and I’m sure there’s some sort of touching back story there that could pull at your heartstrings.
I'm a huge, huge fan of "Wreck-It Ralph," and I love this live action, shortened take on it. It may not make perfect sense unless you've seen it, but it's pretty cute on its own. So if you've only got 60 seconds to watch a movie today, there you go. Otherwise, I'd probably recommend checking out the whole thing, but hey, it's your call.