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Jordan Peele jokes about how Get Out can be considered a Christmas movie

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There are almost too many Christmas film classics in the world, from wholesome outings like It’S A Wonderful Life, to children’s movies like Elf and The Polar Express, and even R-rated action flicks like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. The criteria to be considered a Christmas movie are not all that hard to meet, and if you really think about it, even the social thriller Get Out can rank... Read More...
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Liv Tyler In "Porter"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress iv Tyler in the winter 2017 issue of "Porter" Magazine, photographed by Cedric Buchet:

Tyler began a career in modeling at a young age, debuting as an actress in the feature "Silent Fall" (1994), followed by supporting roles in "Empire Records" (1995), "Heavy" (1996) and "That Thing You Do!" (1996).

Tyler then appeared in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty" (1996), followed by supporting roles in the "Abbotts" (1997) and Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" (1999).

Tyler then achieved international recognition as the 'Elf' maiden 'Arwen Undómiel' in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy (2001–2003), followed by the 2004 comedy "Jersey Girl", the indie feature "Lonesome Jim" (2005), the drama "Reign Over Me" (2007) and studio features "Armageddon" (1998), "The Strangers (2008) and "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). In 2014, she made her TV debut as a regular on the HBO series "The Leftovers".

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Christmas Story 2 Vs. Jingle All the Way 2: Which Is Worse?

Christmas Story 2 Vs. Jingle All the Way 2: Which Is Worse?
It's time to light a fire, get some eggnog, and settle in for some Christmas classics. And we know which ones are at the top of the list. A Christmas Story, Jingle All the Way, Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Bad Santa are certainly favorites. But a little unknown fact is that all of these movies have gotten sequels. You might not realize that because they are all equally terrible.

So which movie has the absolute worst Christmas sequel? Well, we can scratch Friday After Next off the list, because the original was never a Christmas movie to begin with. But at the top of the list surely has to be A Christmas Story 2. While the original is so popular that it plays for 24 hours straight on Christmas day, the only place you're likely to see the sequel is playing on a loop in Hell. Sure, it has some fans, but
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Top Disc Seller for Second Week

Despite the arrival of two popular new releases, Universal Pictures again topped both national home video sales charts the week ended Dec. 16 with “Despicable Me 3,” the fourth installment in the computer-animated comedy-adventure series produced by Illumination Entertainment.

The film, with a domestic theatrical gross of nearly $265 million, follows the 2015 offshoot “Minions” and is a sequel to 2013’s “Despicable Me 2.” It’s one of three 2017 films to earn more than $1 billion at the box office, worldwide.

Two new releases, 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsmen: The Golden Circle” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season,” bowed at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on Npd VideoScan’s combined DVD/Blu-ray Disc sales chart as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“Kingsmen” sold 80.6% as many units its first week in stores as “Despicable Me 3” did in its second week of release, Npd research shows, with “Game of Thrones” trailing at 58.2%.

But given the significantly
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Elf Is the Top Christmas Movie of the 21st Century

With Christmas just a few days away, many will be breaking out their favorite Christmas movies to watch with their family and friends. FandangoNow, Fandango's premium digital video service, got into the holiday spirit by surveying more than 1,000 movie fans, asking what their favorite Christmas movies were, which were made in the 21st Century, from 2000 and on, and the winner was the 2003 holiday classic Elf. Here's what Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis had to say about this beloved Christmas movie in a brief statement.

"Elf is the most beloved holiday movie in my household because it's a film that makes you feel warm, happy and silly, and everyone needs some of that come the holidays. That, plus Will Ferrell's elf antics will never get old!"

The top 5 holiday movies are rounded out by The Polar Express, Love Actually, which actually got a Love Actually 2 sequel of sorts on
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What to Watch Christmas Weekend: TheWrap’s Holiday TV Viewing Guide

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Christmas weekend is upon us and that means it’s the one time a year you can binge holiday movies to your heart’s content. Yes, it’s the one time a year you can do it without annoying everyone around you. And to make sure you squeeze every last drop out of the holidays, TheWrap has compiled a TV viewing guide to help you on your journey through the weekend. You know “Elf,” and “Christmas Vacation,” and “The Polar Express,” and “The Santa Clause” — and of course you recall that most famous holiday movie of all: “A Christmas Story.
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From Tim Allen to Tom Hanks: The 15 Most Memorable Cinematic Santas

From Tim Allen to Tom Hanks: The 15 Most Memorable Cinematic Santas
Who rocks the best bowl-full-of-jelly belly in movie history? Father Christmas has shown up in enough movies that he has his own subgenre: the Santa Claus movie, a whole category of family friendly fantasy films dedicated to exploring the magic of St. Nick.

Here are some of the most memorable movie portrayals of Santa Claus.

1. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The gold standard for cinematic Santa Clauses, Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who insists he’s the real thing. Gwenn’s performance as Kringle was so convincing that he won the Oscar for Best Supporting
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Morecambe & Wise top poll of nation's most memorable Christmas TV

Comedy duo more memorable than the Queen’s Speech, though younger viewers are more likely to recall watching Doctor Who and Elf

Years after they last appeared as the Christmas centrepiece on BBC One, The Morecambe & Wise Show is still the most memorable festive TV programme according to the British public. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were the highest-rated BBC Christmas Day show in eight of the nine years between 1969 and 1977, and they have just topped a survey of Christmas TV memories.

BBC researchers asked UK viewers the programmes they “most clearly remember watching over Christmas” within their lifetime. Morecambe and Wise topped the list, with the Queen’s speech coming second. The public’s top TV memories also included The Snowman and Top of the Pops.

Related: French & Saunders, Black Mirror and Doctor Who: your Christmas TV planner

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25 Extreme Santa Scenes From Your Favorite Holiday Movies

<p>Santa Claus is supposed to be jolly and happy soul, but movies have not always portrayed him this way. In many films, Santa resorts to violence instead of caring and it happens in some pretty shocking ways. </p> <p>Take a stroll down memory lane to relive some of these crazy scenes from all your favorite Christmas films. The Santa Clause trilogy features a lot of crazy moments including multiple Santa deaths and some shovel action. In Elf, a department store Santa gets a little crazy when Buddy accuses him of being a fake. In Bad Santa, Santa teaches some pretty dirty boxing lessons and in Bad Santa 2 he gets into a fight with another street Santa. In the film Fred Claus, Fred takes on a number of Santas in the middle of a toy store. Santa’s Slay features an evil Kris Kringle who even attacks a puppy. Rise of
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10 Magical Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Sean Wilson gets ready for the festive season by firing up a playlist of essential seasonal tunes…

What’s a Christmas movie without a sprinkling of musical magic? Many of our favourite festive hits are defined by their soundtracks, so, in the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up 10 classic scores that never fail to put a smile on our faces.

Home Alone

One simply cannot celebrate Christmas, or indeed compile a Yuletide soundtrack list, without John Williams’ heartwarming masterpiece. A late replacement for Young Sherlock Holmes composer Bruce Broughton, Williams once again demonstrated his ability to redefine practically any genre. Featuring a host of memorable themes, anchored by the whimsical ‘Somewhere in My Memory’, plus some drum-machine laden action material and some truly heavenly original carols (‘Star of Bethlehem’ being the absolute highlight), Home Alone set a new standard for Christmas scores.

Die Hard

Yes, despite all the current internet speculation,
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Grab Some Hot Cocoa and Check Out Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Are you ready for Freeform's annual Christmas extravaganza? Just like its festive 13 Nights of Halloween lineup, the network is taking charge of the holidays with a 25-day selection of movies that will give you plenty of reasons to stay inside on your couch where it's warm all December long. From Elf to The Nightmare Before Christmas (which is technically a Halloween movie, but whatever), check out everything that's coming to Freeform below. RelatedThe 19 Best Christmas Movies You Can Watch on Netflix
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The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower Raises a Baby Frankenstein

Kichy-Kichy-Koo! Baby Frankenstein is ready to begin his reign of tot-sized terror, and this stitched up little scamp ain’t playing around! Read on for the first poster and trailer. Directed by Jon YonKondy, Baby Frankenstein stars Andre Gower (The Monster Squad), Eileen Rosen (Blue Valentine), Patrick McCartney (Elf), Mason Carver (Outpost Earth), Ian Barling, T. […]

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Kevin Hart on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

Kevin Hart on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See
The 2015 Kevin Hart-hosted Saturday Night Live features two back-to-back sketches that I've repeatedly watched more than any others in the nearly three years since that episode originally aired. "Bushwick, Brooklyn" and "Get On Up" (the James Brown parody) are go-tos when I'm feeling blue, as they always have something new to reveal. Hart's third time hosting unfortunately did not yield any classics such as those, but there were still some solid sketches to be found.

That description of this week's episode could apply to Season 43 as a whole: It's
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There's Going to Be a Big Shake-Up in Leadership at DC Entertainment

Justice League was DC’s big chance to shine and prove that they could consistently make good superhero movies. Unfortunately, it didn’t get the warm reception that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment hoped for and needed. After the poor performance of Justice League, it’s only natural for Warner Bros. to look at restructuring that department. Variety stated recently that the man currently running the DC Comics' film production division, Jon Berg, will be moving on to become a production partner with Roy Lee. Talking about this change, Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Picture Group President, had this to say:

.This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio. I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains one of the best and most evergreen titles in the library.
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Best Santa Claus Movies of All Time

Who doesn't love Santa Claus? This jolly, rotund individual with the big white beard is loved and revered by all. In fact, he is the ultimate uniter. I defy you to tell me any religion that doesn't at least smile somewhat (regardless of how they feel about Christmas) when they see this iconic being. Santa Claus has been portrayed by people of all walks of life. Some looking like the Jolly Ole Saint Nick we see in Norman Rockwell paintings, and other's looking like Don Knotts. Santa is a symbol and that symbol has found no better home (no pun intended) than on the silver screen.

For years this character has been portrayed in movies. He has appeared in cameos and starring roles. In fact, it seems that just adding Santa Claus (and the holiday season) to a film can make it have a longer life. People love nostalgia. They
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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Get First Christmas Tree as a Couple

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Get First Christmas Tree as a Couple
Sarah Hyland and new beau Wells Adams look more smitten than ever as they take a major step in their new relationship...getting a Christmas tree together. The Modern Family star posted on her Instagram page on Saturday evening a photo of her and the radio DJ and former Bachelorette contestant shopping for one and videos of them decorating it. "First Christmas tree with this one," she wrote.   On their Instagram Stories feeds, Hyland and Adams posted videos of the two decorating the tree as Adams' dog Carl and a TV showing the Will Ferrell comedy movie Elf appear in the background. The tree contains string lights, food and...
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Why do we repeatedly watch trashy films during the festive season?

George Chrysostomou on Christmas viewing habits…

It feels like finally, the Christmas period has rolled around and the collection of assorted chocolate, wine and badly wrapped presents have begun to collect ready for December 25th. And with this season comes the one thing that most people have in common regardless of your religion, traditions or where you live. I am of course talking about the festive film, so called because of its reliance on Christmas comedy, family feuds or Santa in one form or another.

No matter what you do during the month of December, one certainty is that you will turn on the TV to watch a film that you know, deep down, isn’t very good. Yet, this is the fifteenth year you have watched it so why turn back now? (it would have been sixteen in a row except for that year you had to go to the in-laws…
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Justice League Failure Causes a Major Shake-Up at DC Films

Warner Bros. is in the middle of reconfiguring the Dceu after the less than stellar performance of Justice League at the box office, according to a new report from Variety. The report also goes on to say that it's inevitable that Ben Affleck will be leaving Matt Reeves' The Batman and that the director has already been talking to new actors to take over the role, which has been previously reported. There had been rumors before that Warner Bros. was aiming for Justice League to be a homerun and if it wasn't, restructuring would occur to make up for Batman v Superman.

Variety reports that Jon Berg will leave his post as the head of the DC Films division. Berg will apparently become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of It and The Lego Movie and Warner Bros. is reportedly currently looking for a replacement for Berg.
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DC Films To Undergo Major Shake-Up In Light Of Justice League Failure

The fallout from Justice League is still being felt at Warner Bros.

In fact, if Variety’s latest scoop is any indication, the studio is about to shake things up at the executive level in the hope of course-correcting its DC Extended Universe. The restructuring effort has allegedly been earmarked for January, and will see Jon Berg stepping down from his post – a post that involved running DC Films alongside Geoff Johns – in favor of a production role opposite Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, It).

Word is Berg never wanted to oversee the entire division for Warner Bros., and approached the studio about adopting a producer role almost six months ago. No word yet on who will replace Jon Berg at the helm of DC Films, but WB will likely want to name his successor sooner rather than later – particularly with Aquaman on the horizon. Meanwhile, Geoff Johns will continue
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Warner Bros. Restructures DC Films, Co-President Jon Berg to Leave Current Post

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Warner Bros. is restructuring its DC Films division and Warner Bros. Co-President of Production and “Justice League” producer Jon Berg will segue into a producer role with Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie” and “It”), an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. “This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich said in a statement to TheWrap on Thursday. “I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains...
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