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FilmWeek



Reviews of this week's new releases, interviews with filmmakers, and animated discussions on various aspects of the industry with a rotating cast of film critics and host, KPCC’s Larry Mantle. FilmWeek critics include Justin Chang (Variety), Tim Cog



 



FilmWeek: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and a tribute to Harry Dean Stanton

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:29:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, a reflection on the late Harry Dean Stanton.


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FilmWeek: ‘mother!’, ‘American Assassin,’ ‘Brad’s Status’ and a TIFF check-in

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:51:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we'll speak with FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer about the Toronto International Film Festival.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘It,’ ‘Home Again,’ ‘Rebel in the Rye’ and more, plus your favorite Stephen King adaptations

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:50:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about the influence of Stephen King's work in film, and want to hear about your favorite movie adaptations during the week of "It's" release.


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FilmWeek: ‘The Layover,’ ‘Unlocked’ and more, plus Quentin Tarantino joins FilmWeek’s ‘Jackie Brown’ 20th anniversary screening

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also air Larry's conversations with director Quentin Tarantino and actor Robert Forster on the film “Jackie Brown” from KPCC's In Person screening event at the Theater at Ace Hotel.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Leap!,’ ‘Birth of the Dragon,’ ‘Bushwick’ and more, plus mastering the art of the biopic

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about the challenges and woes of mastering biopics, and want to hear from listeners about your favorite biopics of all time.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and more, plus how four immigrant brothers created an American film empire

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also sit down with film critic and historian David Thomson to hear how the Warner brothers started a studio that reshaped ideas of what it meant to be Jewish, an immigrant and an American.


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FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more, plus how 1970s B-movies revealed American cynicism

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:10:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also explore how the B-movies of the 1970s revealed a greater cynicism in America in the era of Watergate and the Vietnam war.


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FilmWeek: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘Kidnap,’ ‘Step’ and more, plus remembering Sam Shepard and Jeanne Moreau

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:05:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also remember actor and playwright Sam Shepard, and French actress Jeanne Moreau.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/08/04/FilmWeek_episode_August_4-c75f2a0c.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Detroit,’ ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ plus an interview with Al Gore

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:29:00 GMT

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we’ll get more from Al Gore on his follow up documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Valerian’ and more, plus remembering Martin Landau and George Romero

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:08:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also give tribute to actor Martin Landau and filmmaker George Romero who died this past weekend, and want listeners to call in with their favorite Landau roles and zombie movies inspired by Romero.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/21/July_21__2017_FilmWeek-e78dca4f.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Wish Upon’ and more, plus why is it so hard to make a great rom-com?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also want to hear about your favorite romantic comedies after the success of “The Big Sick,” and explore why it's so difficult to keep the genre alive.


Media Files:
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This week's reviews, plus Hollywood's waning international audience? And how does Rotten Tomatoes fit in?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:20:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases including "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "A Ghost Story." We also talk about a possible wane in Hollywood's big budget films with international audiences, and is Rotten Tomatoes ruining the industry?


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FilmWeek: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘The House’ and more, plus a peek into this weekend's Anime Expo

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMT

Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also chat about what to expect from the Anime Expo before the Friday night pre-show kick off.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/30/FilmWeek_Baby_Driver__Despicable_Me_3__The_House_and_more-924800f5.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Transformers,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and more, plus how the most unforgettable film scores are made

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:37:00 GMT

Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk to director Matt Schrader of "SCORE: A Film Music Documentary" and one of its featured composers, Joe Kraemer, about the art of crafting the most memorable movie music.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Rough Night,’ ‘Stefan Zweig’ and more, plus how a movie-buddy (good or bad) changes the watching experience

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:05:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also want to hear from FilmWeek listeners about your favorite movie-buddies and how who you choose to watch films with can completely change the experience.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘The Mummy,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Megan Leavey’ and more, plus a chat with film historian Leonard Maltin

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:02:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk with film historian Leonard Maltin on today's AirTalk 'One-on-One' interview special.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/09/June_9__2017_FilmWeek-c210f743.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ and more

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:27:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases, including a deep dive on the summer's big hit, "Wonder Woman." Is she a feminist icon? What does she represent to you? And how has she transformed since the days of comics and television to now?


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FilmWeek: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Baywatch’ and more, plus Cannes Film Festival highlights and your favorite Bond movie

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also get the latest highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival with LA Times and FilmWeek critic Justin Chang, and want to hear from listeners about your favorite James Bond movie in honor of Sir Roger Moore's passing.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/26/May_26__2017_FilmWeek-dcf0e52d.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything’ and more, plus former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing on running Hollywood

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk with Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/19/May_19__2017_FilmWeek-13ef68c1.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Snatched,’ ‘King Arthur,’ ‘The Wall’ and more, plus ‘La La Land’ composer Justin Hurwitz on conducting his music live-to-film at the Hollywood Bowl

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk to Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz about "La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration" premiering at the Hollywood Bowl, and challenges of timing the film's score to screen before an audience.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘3 Generations’ and more, plus your all-time favorite song compilations in a film

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about whether the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ soundtrack lives up to the first, and want you to call-in with your favorite songs used in a movie.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/05/May_5__2017_FilmWeek-0a139da7.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘The Circle,’ ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’ and more, plus a look at Nat Geo's documentary ‘LA 92’ on the LA Riots

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:44:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critic Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also speak with Academy Award-winning co-directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin on the making of National Geographic's "LA 92."


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/28/April_28__2017_FilmWeek-59c4b0b9.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Born in China,’ ‘The Promise,’ ‘Unforgettable’ and more, plus should acting award categories be gender neutral?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:54:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about the pros and cons of making award shows gender neutral, call in and make your case!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’ and more, plus a chronicle of Mars in movies

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:02:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about sci-fi's love of Mars in film, and how the portrayal of the planet has changed over the years.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Going in Style,’ ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ and more, plus the revival of swing dancing!

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about how swing dancing is still "Alive and Kicking" in the new documentary by Susan Glatzer.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/07/April_7__2017_FilmWeek-706e2d40.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby’ and more

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:26:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


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FilmWeek: ‘LIFE,’ ‘CHiPS,’ ‘Power Rangers’ and more

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:35:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Belko Experiment’ and more, plus a renaissance of live action musicals?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about "Beauty and the Beast" topping Hollywood's latest string of live action musicals.


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/03/17/March_17__2017_FilmWeek-ae8c691b.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Raw,’ ‘Personal Shopper’ and more, plus the making of ‘High Noon’ during the Hollywood blacklist years

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.”


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/03/10/March_10__2017_FilmWeek-e4b6b414.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Shack,’ ‘Before I Fall’ and more, plus ‘Get Out’ your favorite horror films because we want to hear them!

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine return in “Logan;” William P. Young’s “The Shack” adaptation starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer; the déjà vu drama-mystery “Before I Fall;” and more. We'll also talk about the dominating horror-comedy “Get Out” and hear from FilmWeek listeners about their best social thrillers. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/03/03/March_3__2017_FilmWeek-8efbf2e4.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek's 2017 Oscar preview from The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT

KPCC's FilmWeek critics and host Larry Mantle plus an audience of 1,000 gathered at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate the contenders for this year’s major Oscar categories. Hear all of the vigorous deliberations across the categories on TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ ‘The Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’ and more, plus new heat over 'pay-to-play' auditions

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:02:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases including: in wide release, the psychological thriller “A Cure for Wellness;” “The Great Wall” directed by Yimou Zhang and starring Matt Damon; the comedy “Fist Fight” co-starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day; and more. We'll also take a look at how actors are responding to L.A.'s crackdown on alleged “pay-to-play” auditions. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: Sequels for ‘John Wick,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘LEGO,’ plus Oscar shorts and ‘The White Helmets’

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMT

Larry Mantle tackles a busy week at the cinemas with KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Tim Cogshell and Amy Nicholson. They will review a batch of sequels in wide release: “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Plus, all the Oscar-nominated shorts are playing in select theatres, so we will review the Live Action and Animation categories. Later on, Larry interviews the director of Oscar-nominated doc “The White Helmets.” TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘The Comedian,’ ‘The Space Between Us’ and more, plus a closer look at PBS' Oklahoma City bombing documentary

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:46:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Robert De Niro in “The Comedian,” a sci-fi romance called “The Space Between Us;” a comedic thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña entitled “War on Everyone; and more. We'll also talk to documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman about “Oklahoma City,” which explores the worst domestic attack in the U.S. and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Gold,’ ‘The Salesman’ and more, plus a look at the best of 2017's Sundance Film Festival

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:14:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including: furry actors in “A Dog’s Purpose;” adventure-drama “Gold” starring Matthew McConaughey; Iranian thriller “The Salesman;” and more. We'll also talk to host John Horn of The Frame and KPCC film critic Justin Chang about 2017 Sundance highlights. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,’ ‘Split,’ and more, plus a closer look at ‘The Red Turtle’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Vin Diesel’s reprise of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage;” plus James McAvoy stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror thriller “Split;” a critically acclaimed animated feature called “The Red Turtle;” and more. We'll also talk to the writer and director of "The Red Turtle" Michaël Dudok de Wit, the first outside animator to work with Studio Ghibli. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘Bye Bye Man,’ ‘Sleepless,’ ‘The Ardennes’ and more, plus the backlash against ‘La La Land’ after the Golden Globes

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:52:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases including the wide-release horror “The Bye Bye Man,” Jamie Foxx as an embattled Vegas cop in “Sleepless,” Belgium’s Oscar submission, “The Ardennes” and more. We'll also take a look at the backlash against “La La Land's” sweeping Golden Globe awards over “Moonlight,” and its implications of the times. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘Railroad Tigers’ and more, plus a new tome on the Marx brothers

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:57:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including: in wide release, Kate Beckinsale taking another turn as vampire warrior Selene in “Underworld: Blood Wars;” Jackie Chan in the Mandarin-language feature “Railroad Tigers;” the thriller “Arsenal” starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack; and more. We'll also talk to Robert S. Bader about his revelational book on comedy legends, the Marx brothers. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘20th Century Women,’ plus 2016's unheralded gems & remembering Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:08:00 GMT

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Andy Klein review this week's new movie releases including Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” set in the Prohibition Era; the quiet but poetic “Paterson” starring Adam Driver; and the dramedy of three women exploring life in the 70s, featuring Annette Bening in “20th Century Women.” We’ll also take a look at 2016’s most underappreciated films, and remember beloved actors Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek’s Christmas 2016 edition: 'Sing,' 'Passengers,' 'Why Him?' and more, plus ranking the best Christmas movies of all time

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:39:00 GMT

It's a big week for new movies. Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major and Charles Solomon will review the big releases and notable indies including: an animated musical opening in wide release, "Sing;" Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in "Passengers," a sci-fi action flick; "Why him?" a goofy family comedy with James Franco and Bryan Cranston; plus "Hidden Figures," "Julieta," "A Monster Calls," and more. We'll also rank the best Christmas movies of all time. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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