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Screen Talk’s Christmas Movie Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Best New Releases This Week

From a new Pixar effort to Wonder Woman antics and Tom Hanks reading the news, this Christmas season has a little something for everyone.


Everyone knows that this year’s movie release calendar has been a bit odd. The pandemic shutdowns have impacted every major studio and upended the exhibition in ways unfathomable just a matter of months ago. Nevertheless, even as the state of the world remains an open question, Christmas is coming with a whole bunch of new movies worthy of discussion.

From Pixar’s “Soul” to “Wonder Woman 1984” and the Tom Hanks western “News of the World,” there are plenty of good options for movie lovers, even if they’re staying at home (and they should, of course). In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson debate the new releases while looking ahead to January. They also devote some time to the recent winners of the New York and Los Angeles critics groups, which could indicate some Oscar momentum down the line.

Watch the full episode above or listen to it below. 

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