• 2 years 10 days ago
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    No matter if you saw it in a theater or on television, December is known for movies that have nothing to do with the holidays.

    Here's an example.

    The first time I saw the 1968 film, "The Power", was December 1973. It's an unusual/strange sort of sci-fi whodunit starring Suzanne Pleshette and George Hamilton as members of a research laboratory.

    During a routine committee meeting, it is revealed that someone at the lab has psychic abilities far beyond the average human - mental powers enough to control people against their wills.

    "The Power" is an interesting MGM film that doesn't get much attention but it has some neat stop-motion effects by Pete Kleinow. Here is a clip of the committee meeting scene where you get to meet all the staff (victims) at the research lab. Listen to them now because the psychic master spends most of the film killing colleagues before anyone has a chance to warn an unsuspecting world:

    The Power - 1968...

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      I remember seeing Wayne's World 2 in theaters when it was released in '93. For whatever reason, I always think of that movie when I think of December. Weird, I know.
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        I saw Toy Story in theaters in December of '95.
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          • 2 years 9 days ago
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          Jumanji just shortly after Christmas my grandma took my three sisters and I to see it. I don't remember much of the movie though because I was sick with a cold at the time.
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            • 2 years 8 days ago
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            Space Jam
            Oliver and Company
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              • 2 years 8 days ago
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              I've seen tons of movies and all the movies you mentioned especially Oliver and Company 3 times when i was 6 when it first came out and how about Home Alone, Mask of the Phantasm etc.? i saw all those in theaters as a kid in december.
              "Nobody wants to see vampire killers or vampires either! apparently all they want are demented madmen running around in ski-masks hacking up young virgins"-Peter Vincent from Fright Night.
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                • 2 years 7 days ago
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                Yeah, "Space Jam" was a before Christmas holiday release when it was new and now that I think about it, "Spaceballs" was aired on TV in Seattle for the first time in December. Local stations used to air quite a few comedies before Christmas just for the fun of it.
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                  • 2 years 2 days ago
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                  I first saw Sword in the stone in december, mainly because it was on a tape full of christmas specials.
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                    • 2 years 1 day ago
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                    Yeah, Sword in the Stone is a great one.

                    I'm pretty sure it was December the first time I saw "Killdozer" back in 1974, the movie about a construction site bulldozer taken over by an evil alien force - so bad it's good, lol.

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                      I first saw Home Alone 2: lost in New York on Christmas Eve
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