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The Only Hallmark Christmas Movie That's Actually Worth Watching

It's like 'Back to the Future' and 'His Girl Friday' had a Christmas baby!

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The James Bond Film That Is Secretly a Christmas Movie

This Bond movie's message about humanity isn’t necessarily uplifting, but it’s an important one to remember during the holiday season.

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The Important Detail Cut From Rowan Atkinson's 'Love Actually' Character

Rowan Atkinson's mysterious 'Love Actually' character was originally written to serve a different purpose in the beloved holiday movie.

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Does ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Have an End-Credits Scene?

As the last film in the DCEU, does 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' hint at DC's future? We have the spoiler-free answer.

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Yes, There Really Is a True Story Behind 'Gran Turismo'

What’s fact and what's fiction in Jann Mardenborough's biopic?

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The 30 Best Movies of 2023

From the romance of 'Past Lives,' to the eye-popping animation of 'Across the Spider-Verse,' here are the best films of 2023.

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’The Holiday’s Best Moment Has Nothing To Do With Romance

The Nancy Meyers rom-com totally nails this key relationship.

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All The New Movies Coming to Streaming This Week: 'Rebel Moon,' 'Saltburn,' and More

This week's new streaming releases include new films from celebrated filmmakers and the latest epic from Zack Snyder.

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The Oscars Shortlist for Best VFX Just Cut 'Oppenheimer' – What Gives?

How has one of the year's most visually stunning films been snubbed for consideration?

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‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Ending Explained: How Does This Fishy Tale End?

'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's ending was fairly straightforward, but a lot of things happened to Arthur and Orm along the way.

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'The Sound of Music’s Alternate Ending Was a Lot Darker

What almost happened in the Julie Andrews classic?

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Netflix, Stop Trying To Beat Hallmark at Christmas Movies

Hallmark may have perfected the art of creating sappy holiday flicks, but Netflix has been taking notes.

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'Asteroid City': This Is the Meaning Behind Wes Anderson's Latest Movie

You better not be grappling with the ineffable wonder of the human condition when I get back!

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The Real-Life Love Story That Inspired Bradley Cooper's 'Maestro'

The Bradley Cooper film examines the legendary conductor's marriage. Here's the real story behind the couple's unorthodox union.

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Howard Hughes Is Why Paramount Turned a B-Movie Into an Oscar-Winning Western

Paramount was sure this iconic Western was a B-movie, and boy were they wrong.

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The Darker 'Home Alone' Is Also One of the Most Violent Teen Movies Ever

Kevin McCallister has some competition.

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Hari Nef Is Just Another Barbie and That's Important

The joys of Hari Nef's presence in 'Barbie' are nearly as endless as the wonders of the movie itself.

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The Controversy Behind Reddy Venga's 'Animal' Explained

The film has millions of fans but millions of detractors.

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