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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Man Who Invented Christmas

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Charles Dickens. We all knew he was responsible for some of the most beloved works of literature from the 19th century. And that it’s because of him there’s gotta be a new goddamn version of A Christmas Carol every freakin’ year. But hold on, that’s because it really was quite good. Timeless, even. So here we go with the META version, as Dan Stevens plays the writer, stuck between books, unclear how to proceed past the earliest conceiving of the character of Scrooge (played wonderfully here by Christopher Plummer), when he starts hallucinating (or is it just the writer processing?) the characters from the novel appearing to him and writing the story with him. Maybe it’s a new family Xmas classic, maybe it’ll be entirely forgotten in a few years, it’s honestly hard to predict these things, but Chris, Marco, and Michael give it their best shot.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.