It’s December 6th and therefore no coincidence that it’s time to open door number 6 of The Third Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films.
And as luck would have it, we have a 2019 movie waiting for us in the not-at-all-bad Cold Pursuit.
You might recall that Liam Neeson made the headlines earlier this year for saying some pretty stupid things while promoting a movie.
That was this movie.
Unfortunately Neeson’s comments rather overshadowed the film.
Which is a shame, because it is a pretty decent action flic.
It’s not going to change your life, but it’s an entertaining couple of hours of violence and irreverent humour. It’s sort of a cross between Tarantino and the Cohen brothers (Pulp Fargo?!) without being quite as good as either.
Score for Christmasishness
Given that this movie came out in February, it probably isn’t meant to be a Christmas movie at all but I’m fairly sure there are Christmas decorations up in the town, if not actually in anyone’s homes. And one of the bad guys is nicknamed Santa. Because he looks a bit like Santa. Although I hope he isn’t really Santa because he is dispatched in quite brutal fashion fairly early on in the film.
Also there is a lot of snow. Which is no reason in and of itself to think of a film as being Christmas(ish) but it certainly helps when the festive links are as tenuous as this.