National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation [AKA National Lampoon’s Winter Holiday] (1989, dir. Jeremiah Chechik)

The Griswolds invite their extended family for Christmas, triggering an escalating comedy of errors. The best of the Vacation movies, this balances slapstick and subversion, with enough dark moments to give the movie substance.

Rings (2017, dir. F. Javier Gutiérrez)

A VHS tape yields an odd film; an investigation reveals that it comes with a curse. Belated third film in the US Ringu retelling, this time with a different backstory from The Ring Two. Lots of ideas, none of them very good. A mess.

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