Achtung, New York City pals! In between your frantic, last-minute holiday shopping (I'll make this easy for you: I want the Joan Jett Barbie), consider taking a selfish couple of hours to yourself this Friday December 18th and participate in what I'll GUARANTEE is the best Holiday Grab Bag of 2009. 92YTribeca's monthly "Kevin Geeks Out" event is celebrating the season with a fragrant potpourri of awesomeness, offering expert presenters who will discuss everything from giant Japanese monsters to shark movies to beloved 1980s cartoon heroes. Also: THERE WILL BE CUPCAKES. It's better than getting to sit at the cool kids' table in Junior High--get your tickets in advance for Friday December 18th, 8pm, 92YTribeca.
For those of you unfortunate enough to reside in less enlightened climes, I'll offer you a virtual grab bag of holiday cheer that I've been enjoying recently:
"A Christmas Tale" at Chuck Norris Ate My Baby (props to writers who love unwieldy blog titles as much as *I* do)--I watched this nifty 80s-flavored flick last year and enjoyed it WAY more than I anticipated. Matt makes a great case for why YOU will enjoy this offbeat seasonal chiller as well.
Emily is jumping on a LOT of cinematic grenades in the holiday vein at Deadly Doll's House of Horror Nonsense. Show her some love, folks--the woman is SELFLESS!
Richard Sala's cartoon summary of Psycho Santa Movies--I've loved Sala's art since seeing his "Invisible Hands" on MTV's "Liquid Television" animation showcase.