Because we here at Geeks of Doom are just absolutely mad about Doctor Who – and also because it’s one slow news day – I present to you a short film written and directed by none other than the newest actor to take up the mantle of the avuncular Time Lord from Gallifrey, Peter Capaldi.
Capaldi made Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life in 1995 with the cooperation of the BBC. The 22-minute feature was the actor’s first time calling the shots on his own film and later shared that year’s Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film with Peggy Rajski’s Trevor. You can watch it here below.
It’s being reported that a sequel is in the works for It’s A Wonderful Life, the Oscar nominated 1946 Frank Capra classic starring James Stewart as a man who does nothing but help others but buckles under the stress of trying to stop a greedy man from taking over and destroying the town he lives in, and plans to commit suicide thinking it would be best for his wife and children before a guardian angel shows him just what life would be like for those closest to him had he never existed.
The sequel, titled It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, will tell the story of Stewart’s George Bailey character’s grandson…also named George Bailey…who, unlike his grandfather, is very unlikable, and must be shown how much better the world would be if he had never been born.
For Cyber Monday week, Amazon is selling the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life for up to 55% off on 2-Disc Collector’s Set DVD for only $8.99 and Blu-ray for only $13.99.
Both editions included the Making of It’s a Wonderful Life featurette, while the DVD also contains the featurette “A personal remembrance: A special tribute to Frank Capra narrated by his son, Frank Capra Jr.” The DVD also has a colorized version of the film, as well as a restored black and white version.
After recording the Christmas Movies episode of Flix of Doom earlier this month, I found out that my mother’s favorite Christmas movie is Bad Santa. Yes, the movie starring Billy Bob Thornton.
Am I little bit disturbed by this? Sure, but hey, plenty of people have told me it’s a cool movie, so I guess I’d better get around to checking it out soon.
Apparently, Mama’s not the only fan of Bad Santa. The folks over at LocateTV have created a fun Christmas-themed infographic called “Bad Santa” which has some behind-the-scenes trivia of on some of the most popular Christmas films, including Bad Santa, It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, and more.
Check out the infographic here below, courtesy of LocateTV.