Not watched so many films this last week as normal for this time of year as I've been binge-watching various TV shows. Did catch the following: Bad Santa II: engaging enough, retains the dark humour of the first one, though better written, I think. Been some time but I have a vague memory the first was a bit of a let down in some respect, whereas this one delivers. Kathy Bates is clearly having a ball playing a tattooed villainess. Santa's Slay - a lot of fun, comedy-horror. Santa is secretly a demon, the son of Satan. For a thousand years, he has been bound in to being nice because of a bet le lost to an angel. Now the thousand years are at an end... A Christmas Horror Story - schlocky fun, with William Shatner in a pivotal role that gives effect to the portmanteau storytelling. Christmas Office Party - This one isn't exactly intellectual, but it's a fun enough romp, pleasingly devoid of the usual Hangover-style misogyny. Ready Player One: I skipped this previously as it was so heavily marketed off the back of the overly-fetishised eighties (The New Sixties) nostalgia, but gave it a go this evening as it was on the BBC iplayer. Surprisingly good, surprisingly low on Spielbergian schmaltz. I quite enjoyed it. He only shame was that there was so little of it took place in the "real" world of the film, as that was a really nicely constructed world, and more interesting in many respects than the game world. The pop culture references were mostly quite subtle and not smashed in your face - and there were a fair few 70s and 90s bits in there too to balance out the eighties. Not up to the hype there was around its release, but well worth seeing all the same.