Merry Christmas, guys. As longtime readers know, we've got a tradition around here of writing up really horrible holiday movies, but this year I thought we'd try something a little more multimedia. Since I'm fortunate enough to have access to the very talented John Szura and Blanche Ramirez, who narrate the audiobook version of Better Living Through Bad Movies, I wanted to give everyone a preview of the new volume (Better Living Through Bad Movies II: The Sequelizer [coming soon]).
And what better film to begin with than that quintessential Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life. Now some people may disagree with this choice, and I won't argue that it's well made and well acted, but once you stop taking the movie at face value, you realize that far from simple selfless folk brimming with small town virtues and the milk of human kindness, every character in this picture is a raging ego beast who will happily cut a bitch to get what they want. Except for George, who's such a pathetic masochist that porn actors in a German fetish video would decline to pee on him because he just seems too needy.
Hope you enjoy.
And check this space in coming days for big news about the podcast.