VIDEO: Reindeer Games (2000)

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This week, Cecil gets serious again to talk about John Frankenheimer’s extremely under-appreciated action crime thriller Reindeer Games starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, and Charlize Theron. And stay tuned after the review for a reading of the classic holiday poem “‘Twas the Flick Before Christmas”!

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  • FullofQuestions1

    That poem is amazing!

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Why thank you! :)

  • Thomas Stockel

    I agree, that was an awesome poem, man.  And I think I might give Reindeer Games a second look if I can find Frankenheimer’s director’s cut.

    • Zekk_Jedi_Knight

       yes, good work Cecil, I look forward to next years vids and I’ll be sure to check out the DC version of the film (I was wondering about it earlier this month actually).

      • Cecil_Trachenburg

        Thanks! Hope you like it when you see it.

        I have lots of goodness planned for next year.

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Thank you! I’m so happy that turned out well. :)

      The DVD isn’t too hard to find, amazon has the DVD for 7 bucks.

  • Muthsarah

    Hmm…I like this change-of-pace, not just focusing on movies that are
    only good in an unconventional way, but on movies that WEREN’T good
    because they were ruined in post.  I should probably see one of these
    awful studio cuts and improved director’s cuts back-to-back.  I don’t
    think I’ve ever done that, aside from Leon/The Professional (where even
    the bad cut was pretty good).  Is there a rule of thumb about the
    viewing order?  Is it better to watch the bad one first and watch it
    grow into something good, or get the story right the first time and then
    see how the muckymucks and their test audience morlocks ruined it?

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Thanks! I would watch the director’s cut version first and then watch the theatrical. That way, you can see all the stuff that is missing and what they changed. Plus, by seeing it the right way the first time, you don’t have the whole thing ruined for you.