There are hundreds of films on TV over the next two weeks. Here is my pick of the best of them.

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    on 30 Dec 2014 02:05

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  • Comment number 29. Posted by goodfella2459

    on 26 Dec 2013 04:23

    Love Toy Story 3. The second time I watched it (first saw it in a theater), I watched the whole series immediately back to back, & the emotional impact of the third was simply incredible.

    Good choices too. I also love The Terminal. Hope you & your family had a great Christmas, Mark.

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  • Comment number 28. Posted by Kailn

    on 24 Dec 2013 11:59

    I HATE !!!!!! Fed Claus sooooo much

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  • Comment number 27. Posted by TheConciseStatement

    on 24 Dec 2013 05:14

    Oh how could you miss out Wallace and Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death? It's just a wonderful little film and another master class in economy of storytelling from Aardman.

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  • Comment number 26. Posted by jayfurneaux

    on 24 Dec 2013 00:44

    “Sorry, Jayfurneaux, Disney's Frozen is not a return to form.” #22.

    Thanks for the opinion, I keep living in hope. (I haven't yet seen Frozen myself). Animated films are an art form in themselves.

    Disney seems to have lost the knack of producing animated classics (Lion King, Mulan & The Princess and the Frog are really its only highpoints of the past 20 years), probably a reason why they bought Pixar – just as that studio lost its touch and started falling back on inferior sequels (Toy Story 2 & 3 excepted) – and buying in the best of Japanese animation: Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, The Secret World of Arrietty etc. all films made by the great Hayao Miyazaki (Lovely animation and storytelling but not mass crowd pleasers.) as well as sponsoring a few movies from independent studios.

    One thing Disney certainly has lost is the people able to write a really great song.

    Think of Disney classics and you think of the memorable songs we associate with the films: Heigh Ho, Bare Necessities, King of the Swingers, Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, When You Wish Upon A Star, He's a Tramp etc.

    (Personally I can take or leave Mary Poppins, but song-wise the score is a classic.)

    With its animated output so poor it explains why Disney gambles on trying to make expensive live action potential franchise setters (Pirates of the Caribbean, JC of Mars, Lone Ranger) or buying and attempting to reboot old franchise successes (Star Wars, Indiana Jones).

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  • Comment number 25. Posted by Arch Stanton

    on 23 Dec 2013 23:36

    Hi again!

    I just couldn't help myself. After reading all the kickings that Love Actually has been receiving….. I'm aware of this sounding all a bit bah-humbug this time of year…. I was just itching to join in!

    Love Actually is a woeful excuse of a film. It is like having to sit through the worst parts of a Sainsburys/Waitrose/M&S Christmas advertising campaign, all strung together into a two and a half hour televisual turd loop, that actually feels more like four and a half hours. It's so unbelievably schmaltzy, crass and smug that no Goodge Street advertising agency could have done any worse had they been briefed to try. Awful, awful, awful.

    However, in the spirit of the season, Richard Curtis, I forgive you. At least until the next time.

    Merry Christmas!

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by boyinabubble

    on 23 Dec 2013 23:21

    Delighted to hear how much you love The Burbs. One of those films I grew up with as we always watched it as a family whenever it was on. Happy memories. Bruce Dern falling off the roof still makes me laugh.

    "Red Rover, Red Rover, send Ray right on over."

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by Phil White

    on 23 Dec 2013 17:54

    Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and 2014 Dr Kermode.
    cheers
    Phil

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Palimun

    on 23 Dec 2013 11:15

    Sorry, Jayfurneaux, Disney's Frozen is not a return to form - unless 'form' is schmaltzy, one-dimensional story telling, predictable plot with a a couple of jokes thrown in late by an incongrous comedy character and being battered over the head with gushing sentimentality and crap songs.

    One would have hoped that the Disney crew would have taken a look around at what the world of animation has been creating recently and maybe have gone in for a rethink.....but no. Very, very disappointing. I will certainly not be taking my kids to see a Disney animation again.

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 23 Dec 2013 07:29

    Just thought I would join those giving Love Actually a good kicking. It stinks.In particular that sex scene romance is one of the most embarrassing things I have ever scene, crass beyond words. All of the stories except for Thompsons are false and vomit inducing.

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