Weekly Links - Christmas Fun Edition

The Addams Family (1991)

The greatest remake of all time.

Addams Family Values

From the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.

Scent Of A Woman (1992)

This hasn't aged well. It's 90sish in the worst way possible. Like A Few Good Men, someone has proven that this movie can be edited down to less than 3 minutes without losing any important plot points or characterization.