I've noticed in the last few days a heavy increase in Christmas promotion around my local high street stores. The festive season really does seem to be getting earlier every year doesn't it? And it's the same with the film industry. The last thing I want to see in mid-September, when the weather should still officially be "ok" (it's not) is a trailer for a damn festive movie. It's just way too soon. It also doesn't help when the movie looks as lame as this..

AFTER FRED CLAUS, SEE THE TRAILER FOR VINCE VAUGHN'S SECOND FESTIVE DISASTER IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS! Don't you just hate mean-spirited Christmas movies? Especially mean-spirited romantic comedy Christmas movies? We've heard lots of rumblings about troubles on the set of FOUR CHRISTMASES between co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn and you can see they have no chemistry together. You struggle to believe they actually like each other, let alone that they are in love. I didn't laugh once, the jokes are awkward and uncomfortable. It looks stupid and actually rather vile. There's nothing of interest here, no hook or a resemblance of a plot worthy of anyone's money, unless you think seeing Jon Favreau with a dodgy biker haircuit is interesting? Seth Gordon, who helmed the much heralded Indie movie THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS makes his studio directing debut here and I feel totally sorry for him. He was never going to win with this project. It looks like another Vince Vaugh Christmas dud! The movie opens in the U.S. on November 26th, no U.K. release date set just yet.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.