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  • Writer's pictureCarl McGill





• Programming Includes Exclusive Canadian Premiere of the Italian Crime Series Gomorrah and Season 3 of Hollywood Suite Original Series A Year in Film

• Plus Films That Made Our Naughty and Nice Lists

Toronto, November 23, 2021 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As a gift to Canadians, Hollywood Suite’s annual FREE PREVIEW will be available nationally from December 1 to January 5 from participating TV Service Providers, giving viewers unlimited access to all four of Hollywood Suite’s TV channels and Hollywood Suite On Demand (where available) including exclusive series premieres and beloved holiday favourites. GOMORRAH Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book, the gritty Naples-set crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra. More popular than Game of Thrones in its native Italy, the award-winning series set a new standard for Italian television following its debut in 2014, and has gone on to receive widespread acclaim from both viewers and critics alike. To date, the series has been shown in over 190 territories worldwide, with The New York Times rating it in the top five of the top 30 international shows of the past decade. Seasons 1–3 will premiere On Demand December 1 with 36 episodes, followed by the Gomorrah feature film The Immortal, and seasons 4 and 5 in the new year. WHO MADE THE LIST? The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Hollywood Suite gifting viewers with a little bit of sugar and spice. Much like a box of chocolates, there’s something for everyone on the Naughty and Nice Lists! Available on Hollywood Suite this December: The Nice List … fun for the whole family!

The Bad News Bears (1976) The Dark Crystal (1982) The Secret of NIMH (1982) Legend (1985) Teen Wolf (1985) Babes in Toyland (1986) Prancer (1989) Uncle Buck (1989) A League of Their Own (1992) The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Jumanji (1995) Harriet the Spy (1996) Mousehunt (1997) Men in Black (1997) Men in Black II (2002) Small Soldiers (1998) Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) Love Actually (2003) Surviving Christmas (2004) The Holiday (2006) Son of Rambow (2007) The Flight Before Christmas (2008) Four Christmases (2008) Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008) The Green Hornet (2011) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Men in Black 3 (2012) About Time (2014) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) The Little Prince (2015) Wonder (2017) The Naughty List … for the love of the anti-hero!

Citizen Kane (1941) Ocean’s 11 (1960) Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967) The Italian Job (1969) Dirty Harry (1971) A Clockwork Orange (1972) The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) California Split (1974) Taxi Driver (1976) The Great Train Robbery (1978) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Falling Down (1993) American Psycho (2000) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004) In Bruges (2008) Drive (2012) Looper (2012) Nightcrawler (2014)


The Hollywood Suite original documentary series A Year in Film explores how movies reflect the events, mood, politics, and culture of their time. This latest season covers the years 1971, 1980, 1997 and 2005 and features appearances by filmmakers and experts, including Atom Egoyan, Norm Wilner, Andrea Subissati, Eastern Yoo, Robyn Citizen, Emily Gagne, Becky Shrimpton, Adam Nayman, Radheyan Simonpillai, and Charlotte Mickie. Episodes will be released on Sundays at 9pm ET kicking off on December 5. After you watch the new episodes, listen to A Year in Film podcast to learn about the years featured in the series.

A Year in Film: 1971 – Premiering December 5, 2021 at 9pm ET

Henry and Henrietta. Harry Callahan. Popeye Doyle. John Shaft. Bree Daniels. The year was 1971 and two up-and-coming auteurs named George Lucas (THX-1138) and Steven Spielberg (Duel) burst onto the scene with their first feature films. Films featured: Duel, THX-1138, A New Leaf, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Klute, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Mon Oncle Antoine, Dirty Harry, The French Connection, Shaft, A Clockwork Orange, and The Last Picture Show.

A Year in Film: 1980 – Premiering December 12, 2021 at 9pm ET

John Merrick. Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. Jack Lamotta. Jason Voorhees. This was not only a year of some of the most memorable characters in film, it was also the year when Post-It Notes were invented. A pretty great year.

Films featured: The Empire Strikes Back, Raging Bull, The Elephant Man, The Shining, Friday the 13th, The Changeling, Atlantic City, Airplane, 9 to 5, Little Darlings, Popeye, Heaven’s Gate, and Ordinary People.
A Year in Film: 1997 – Premiering December 19, 2021 at 9pm ET
Jack and Rose. Rollergirl. Dirk Diggler. Jay and Kay. Austin Powers. So many iconic characters, all in one epic year of cinema.

Films featured: Jackie Brown, Eve’s Bayou, Boogie Nights, Men in Black. Starship Troopers, Selena, Anaconda, U-Turn, Lost Highway, LA Confidential, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Cube, The Sweet Hereafter, and Titanic.
A Year in Film: 2005 – Premiering December 26, 2021 at 9pm ET
Shug and Dejay. Bruce Wayne. Mamma Mia and The Lion King lit up Broadway, YouTube and Reddit were born, and we definitely did NOT wish we could quit this exceptional year of movies.

Films featured: Batman Begins, Sin City, A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain, C.R.A.Z.Y., Water, Where the Truth Lies, Junebug, The Squid and the Whale, Hustle & Flow, Munich, and War of the Worlds.

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