December MOBS: Replacements doc, Christmas films

The Replacements.
Results not typical.

The Movies On a Big Screen schedule for December was announced, and if you’re a fan of hearing about The Replacements without actually hearing the Replacements, or of Christmas films both great and terrible, this is your month.

First up is “Color Me Obsessed,” the new documentary about “the only band that mattered,” seminal 1980s rockers The Replacements:

Combining over 140 interviews with rockers (Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Tommy Ramone, Grant Hart and Greg Norton of Husker Du, all three members of Goo Goo Dolls), journalists (Robert Christgau, Legs McNeil, Ira Robbins, Greg Kot, Jim DeRogatis), and fans both famous (Tom Arnold, Dave Foley, George Wendt) and not, [Director Gorman] Bechard delivers the obsessive tale of the most influential band you’ve never heard of, to many the greatest rock band of all time, The Replacements. And though containing not a note of their music, Color Me Obsessed is a documentary that really rocks. (emphasis mine)

Not a note of their music? How bizarre. But not as bizarre as MOBS’ “Crappy Christmas” offerings:

The Magic Christmas Tree
“My wife commented that she wished everyone in this movie would die except the turtle. It’s easy to understand her feelings.” – reviewer

The Christmas Martian
If you’re thinking this is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, you’re wrong. The Crest is running “Conquers” this year, but this 70s French Canadian disasterpiece is far, far, far worse!

Also featured is “Santa vs. Satan” hosted by Mr. Lobo.

But then all this holiday awfulness is swept away by showings of the original “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”! There’s literally something for everyone, even humbugs.

Get the full schedule at

Author: CoolDMZ

"X-ray vision to see in between / Where's my kimono and my time machine?"

2 thoughts on “December MOBS: Replacements doc, Christmas films”

  1. What I actually need are tips on how to get an otherwise quite engaging Mrs. Cogmeyer to sit with me through a music-less documentary about a long defunct Minneapolis band.

    She’ll say “The Replace-whos?” watch for 5 minutes and then go balance her checkbook.


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