Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
Jingle All the Way
Chillingly ugly — in both spirit and appearance — holiday comedy about a workaholic Minneapolitan who has postponed his Christmas shopping until December 24, and then doesn't care who he has to step on to get his hands on the precious Turbo Man action-figure. Another unsuitable part, under the name of "Howard Langston," for Arnold Schwarzenegger, especially when his wife and son fail to recognize him — his accent, his tooth-gap — beneath the transparent visor of his superhero costume. With Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad; directed by Brian Levant. 1996.
— Duncan Shepherd
- Rated PG