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The Best Fantasy and Sci Fi Holiday Flicks!

By Vadim Newquist Dec 19, 2013

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14. Edward Scissorhands

Although the majority of Tim Burton's quirky Edward Scissorhands takes place in the heat of summer, the film is framed with a beginning and end in which a grandmother explains to her grandchild why it always snows on Christmas. The reason? A meek, socially awkward misfit named Edward who just happens to have scissors for hands. This quirky, melancholy comedy has moments of unexpected beauty, and for Johnny Depp fans it's essential viewing, as it marks his first collaboration with Burton and his first role in which the young actor could truly demonstrate his range.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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