Thanksgiving

Retro Rental: It's Thanksgiving (American Style) With 'I'm Not There'

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by James Rocchi November 22, 2012 03:00 PM
The Weinstein Co.
[Each week, depending on what's in theaters, what's in the news or what's on his mind, film critic James Rocchi brings you The Retro Rental,  an older film on disc or download that connects with the here-and-now.]
There's always the very good question of what, exactly, to watch on Thanksgiving when you're relaxing at home and -- not to put too fine a point on it -- jammed to satiety with food. In the past, I've recommended all-American epics like 'A Bridge Too Far' or Mann's 'Last of the Mohicans,' but this year, I thought of a near-perfect Thanksgiving film -- shot through with the American century, as subject to as many views and interpretations as possible, and as non-linear and trippy as anyone wigged out on turkey-conveyed tryptophan and red wine could ask for: Todd Haynes' 2007 'I'm Not There.'

The 10 Funniest Thanksgiving 'SNL' Skits

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by Mike Sampson November 21, 2012 11:30 AM
NBC
Thanksgiving is almost here and while Thanksgiving doesn't have the carols or claymation specials of Christmas but that doesn't mean that Turkey Day is without its traditions. There's turkey and wine and football and bickering with your family and the classic 'SNL' sketches. We've compiled the best Thanksgiving skits 'SNL' has aired over the years for your viewing pleasure.