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Wi t hChr i s t masj us tar oundt hec or ner , t hi s mov i ehel psbr i ngi nt heChr i s t mass pi r i twi t h t hepr es enc eofJ ac kFr os t , Sant a, al ongwi t h ot hermyt hol ogi c al c r eat ur esf r om our c hi l dhoodl i k et heT oot hFai r y , Sandman, and al i naPi l api l t heEas t erBunny . T os um upt heent i r efi l m, I ByCh t ak et hewor dsofNor t h( orSant aCl aus ) : “ I ti s ourj obt opr ot ectt hec hi l dr enoft hewor l d. Forasl ongast heybel i ev ei nus , wewi l l guar dt hem wi t hourl i v es . . . ”Thefi v e Guar di ans , s pec i fi c al l yc hos enbyt he my s t er i ousManont heMoon, f ac et hewr at h ofPi t c hBl ac k( al s oknownast heBoogey man, bas i c al l yt heper s oni fi c at i onoff ear ) who ai mt odes t r oyt hec hi l dr en' sbel i efi nt he Guar di ans , effect i v el yer as i ngt hei rex i s t enc e.

THERI SEOF

THEGUARDI ANS

Bef or ewat c hi ngt hefi l m, I ’ v eal r eadys een t hepos i t i v ec omment sofmyf r i endsonl i ne abouti t ss t unni ngani mat i on, whi ms i c al t heme, andhowhotJ ac kFr os ti s . Thepl ot i t s el fwass i mpl i s t i candqui t epr edi ct abl e, andt hedi al oguenott hatwel l wr i t t en. Howev er , Ri s eoft heGuar di anss t i l l managed t odel i v erwi t hanos t al gi cc har mt hatpeopl e f r om al l ageswoul denj oy . I twast hel i t t l e t hi ngst hatmadeRi s eoft heGuar di ans s pec i al . I per s onal l yl ov edt hei rc har act er des i gn, ment i oni nghowev er yguar di anhad apas twhi c h: abadas s( buts t i l l l ov eabl e) dual s wor dwi el di ngRus s i anSant awhohasy et i s maki ngt oy si ns t eadofel v es , t heador abl e Sandmanwhoc ommuni c at esus i nghi ss and,

howt het eet hc ol l ect edbyt heT oot hFai r i es pr es er v est hememor i esoft hec hi l dr en, t he Eas t erI s l andj ugger naut soft heEas t er Bunny , et c . Thes t or ygi v eswayt ot her i s eofanunl i k el y guar di an, J ac kFr os t , wi t hhi sunknownpas t andi st y pi c al l yuns eenbyt hec hi l dr enand c aus esmor emi s c hi eft hangood. Pi t c ht r i es t ol ur eJ ac ki nwi t ht hei rmut ual f eel i ngsof bei ngi gnor edandnotbel i ev edi n, s ur el ya f eel i ngmanyofusc oul dr el at et o. I nt heend, J ac kFr os tr eal i z est hei mpor t anc eofhi s ex i s t enc eandhowhec amet obe.


THETOP1 0CHRI STMASFI LMSOFALLTI ME ByKi m Bay “ Sl ei ghbel l sr i ng, ar ey oul i s t eni ng?I nt hel ane, s nowbel l sgl i s t eni ng. . . ” I t ’ st hatt i meofy earagai n. Yes , I ’ mt al ki ngabout Chr i s t mas . Peopl ear emaki ngl i s t s , buy i ngs pec i al gi f t s , andt aki ngt i met obeki ndt ooneandal l . Thi s s eas on, whynotki c kbac kandr el axwi t ht het op1 0 Chr i s t masfi l msofal l t i me? 1 0. Mi r ac l eon34t hSt r eet( 1 947) “ Whenani c eol dmanwhoc l ai mst obeSant a Cl ausi si ns t i t ut i onal i z edasi ns ane, ay oungl awy er dec i dest odef endhi m byar gui ngi nc our tt hathei s t her eal t hi ng. ” 9. AChr i s t masSt or y( 1 983) andSc r ooged( 1 988) AChr i s t masSt or y : “ Ral phi ehast oc onv i nc ehi s par ent s , t eac her s , andSant at hataRedRy derB. B. gunr eal l yi st heper f ectgi f tf ort he1 940s . ” Sc r ooged: “ Acy ni c al l ys el fi s hTVex ec ut i v eget s haunt edbyt hr ees pi r i t sbear i ngl es s onson Chr i s t masEv e. ” 8. L ov eAct ual l y( 2003) Thi sfi l m“ [ f ] ol l owst hel i v esofei ghtv er ydi ffer ent c oupl esi ndeal i ngwi t ht hei rl ov el i v esi nv ar i ous l oos el yandi nt er r el at edt al esal l s etdur i ngaf r ant i c mont hbef or eChr i s t masi nL ondon, Engl and. ” 7 . I t ’ saWonder f ul L i f e( 1 946) “ Anangel hel psac ompas s i onat ebutdes pai r i ngl y f r us t r at edbus i nes s manbys howi ngwhatl i f ewoul d hav ebeenl i k ei fhenev erex i s t ed. ” 6. Di eHar d( 1 988) “ J ohnMc Cl ane, offic eroft heNYPD, t r i est os av e wi f eHol l yGennar oands ev er al ot her s , t ak en hos t agebyGer mant er r or i s tHansGr uberdur i nga Chr i s t maspar t yatt heNak at omi Pl az ai nL os Angel es . ”


5. ANi ght mar eBef or eChr i s t mas( 1 993) “ J ac kSk el l i ngt on, ki ngofHal l oweent own, di s c ov er s Chr i s t masT own, butdoes n' tqui t eunder s t andt he c onc ept . ” 4. HomeAl one( 1 990) “ An8y ear ol dboy , whoi sac c i dent al l yl ef tbehi nd whi l ehi sf ami l yfl i est oFr anc ef orChr i s t mas , hast o def endhi shomeagai ns ti di ot i cbur gl ar s . ” 3. TheMuppet sChr i s t masCar ol ( 1 992) “ TheMuppetc har act er st el l t hei rv er s i onoft he c l as s i ct al eofanol dandbi t t ermi s er ' sr edempt i on onChr i s t masEv e. ” 2. Gr eml i ns( 1 984) “ Aboy[ i nadv er t ent l y ] br eaks3i mpor t antr ul es c onc er ni nghi snewpetandunl eas hesahor deof mal ev ol ent l ymi s c hi ev ousmons t er sonas mal l t own. ” 1 . El f( 2003) “ Af t eri nadv er t ent l ywr eaki nghav ocont heel f c ommuni t yduet ohi sungai nl ys i z e, amanr ai s edas anel fatt heNor t hPol ei ss entt ot heU. S. i ns ear c h ofhi st r uei dent i t y . ” Not e: al l pl ots ummar i es( enc l os edi nquot at i onmar ks ) wer e l i f t edf r om t hei nt er nat i onal mov i edat abas e( I MDb) . Al l c r edi ti s gi v ent ot heI MDb-nopl agi ar i s mi nt ended. Al s o, t hi sc ount down i sbas edont hec ompar i s onofpr ev i ousar t i c l ess t at i ngt hei rt op 1 0Chr i s t masfi l ms , andc anbef oundatt hef ol l owi ngl i nks : ht t p: / / mov i es . about . c om/ od/ dv ds / t p/ Bes t Chr i s t mas Mov i es . ht m, ht t p: / / www. t hat fi l mguy . net / t op1 0c hr i s t mas fi l ms / ht t p: / / www. l ov efi l m. c om/ f eat ur es / t opl i s t s / T op_1 0_Chr i s t mas _Fi l ms ht t p: / / www. f or bes . c om/ s i t es / mar khughes / 201 1 / 1 2/ 1 4/ t opt enbes t c hr i s t mas mov i es of al l t i m


DARETOBEDI FFERENT: THE BEST FI LMS OF 201 2 ByEmi l Hofi l eña Duet oourbei ngi nt hePhi l i ppi nes , t her ear emanyfi l mswedonotgett os eeas s oonasot her s( L i nc ol n, TheMas t er , andBeas t soft heSout her nWi l d, j us tt onamea f ew) . Butt hankf ul l y , t hegr eatfi l mst hatdi dmanaget ol andonours hor est hi sy earal l hav eonet hi ngi nc ommon: t heydar edt obedi ffer ent , t obr eakc onv ent i on, andt o t ak er i s ks . Her ear es omeoft hebes tfi l msof201 2. Howmanyhav ey ouwat c hed?

TI KTI K: THEASWANGCHRONI CL ES Shamel es s l yov er t het opand t ec hni c al l yas t oundi ng, Er i kMat t i ’ s Ti kt i kher al dsanewer ai nFi l i pi no fi l mmaki ng–onet hatc anbl end t r adi t i onal f ol kl or ewi t hmoder ndayact i onandhumor . Ast hefi r s t l oc al fi l mt obes hotent i r el yus i ng gr eens c r een, andwi t hDi ngdong Dant espl ay i nganov er c onfi dent hot s hotpr ot ect i nghi sl ov ef r om as wangs , t hi sc oul dbet hePi noy Bmov i ef ort heages .

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CHRONI CLE

Pos s i bl yt hemos tor i gi nal f oundf oot agefi l ms i nc eCl ov er fi el d, Chr oni c l ef ol l owst hr eef r i ends whogai ns uper power sandus e t hem f orf uni ns t eadoft r ut hand j us t i c e. Howev er , t het r oubl ed Andr ew( DaneDeHaan) s l owl y begi nst os l i dei nt ohi sowndar k s i de. Capi t al i z i ngont hes t r engt hs ofhandhel ds t y l ec amer as hot s , Chr oni c l ei sar ef r es hi ngnews pi n ont henot or i ouss ubgenr e.

THEHOBBI T: ANUNEXPECTEDJ OURNEY Des pi t et hemi s s t epsofi t shi ghf r amer at ev er s i on, TheHobbi ti s as ol i ds t epbac ki nt oJ . R. R. T ol ki en’ s–andPet erJ ac ks on’ s– wor l dofMi ddl eear t h. Mar t i n Fr eemanpl ay st het i mi dBi l bo Baggi ns , whoi sr ec r ui t edbyt he wi z ar dGandal f( I anMc Kel l en) t o j oi nt heCompanyofDwar v es , l ed byThor i nOak ens hi el d( Ri c har d Ar mi t age) , onami s s i ont or ec l ai m t hei rki ngdom ofEr ebor .

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MAGI CMI KE Whatc oul dhav ev er ywel l been t hemal ev er s i onofShowgi r l sf or anewgener at i onbec amea genui nes t or yofmenj us tt r y i ngt o getby . Di r ect edbySt ev enSoder ber gh, andi ns pi r edbyl eadact or Channi ngT at um’ sex per i enc esas amal es t r i pper , Magi cMi k ei sa s ur pr i s i ngl yhear t f el ts t or ybr ought t ol i f et hr oughex c el l entdi r ect i on andact i ng. Whowoul d’ v e gues s ed?

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THEHUNGER GAMES

THEPERKSOFBEI NG AWALLFLOWER

Hy pedupbey ondbel i ef , Gar y Ros s ’ ss at i s f y i ngadapt at i onoft he wi l dl ys uc c es s f ul nov el f r om Suz anneCol l i nswasal s ooneoft he f ewfi l mst hi sy eart hatdar edt o l ookawayf r om t hev i ol enc e. J enni f erL awr enc epl ay sKat ni s sEv er deen, whoi sc hos enasac ont es t anti nt heannual HungerGames , agl adi at or s t y l ebat t l et ot he deat h

5 6 7 8 Her ei ss ol i dpr ooft hatmor eaut hor ss houl dadaptanddi r ect t hei rownwor kf ort hebi gs c r een. St ephenChbos ky ’ sext r emel y popul arnov el i sgi v enafi t t i ngr ev i v al t hankst oagr eats c r i ptand phenomenal act i ngf r om L ogan L er man, EmmaWat s on, andEz r a Mi l l er . L er manpl ay sChar l i e, a hi ghs c hool f r es hmant r y i ngt o fi ndhi spl ac ei names s edup wor l d.

PARANORMAN

21J UMPSTREET

T aki ngt hemai npr emi s eofal at e ‘ 80sc r i medr amas t ar r i ngJ ohnny Depp, t henc ompl et el yt ur ni ngi t oni t shead, 21J umpSt r eet( now wi t hJ onahHi l l andChanni ng T at um) bec amet hef unni es t mov i eoft hey ear . Hi l l andT at um pl ayt wounder c ov erc opswho mas quer adeashi ghs c hool s t udent si nor dert obus tt he pr oduc er sofanewdr ug.

Par aNor manwor ksonmany l ev el s : asanani mat edfi l mt hat c angenui nel ys c ar eki ds , as homaget omanyol ds c hool hor r orfl i c ks , andasagr eatex ampl eonhowt oc r af tanor i gi nal c l ay mat i onfi l m. Themov i ef ol l ows Nor man( Kodi Smi t Mc Phee) , a boywhoc anc onv er s ewi t ht he dead, ashet r i est os t opac ur s e f r om f al l i ngov erhi st own.


GI VEUP TOMORROW

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Undoubt edl yt hemos tc ont r ov er s i al andi nc endi ar ydoc ument ar y t ohi tours hor es , Mi c hael Col l i ns ’ s Gi v eUpT omor r owf ol l owst he dec ades ol dc as eonPac oL ar r añaga, amanac c us edofmur der i ngt wogi r l si nCebu. Nomat t er whi c hs i deoft hes t or yy oubel i ev ei n, t hefi l mi ss ur et or ai s e angr yques t i onsont hes t at eof l egal j us t i c ei nt hePhi l i ppi nes

BWAKAW Wi nni ngt heAudi enc eChoi c e Awar datt hi sy ear ’ sCi nemal ay a fi l mf es t i v al , andr ec ei v i ngt he honorofbei ngt hec ount r y ’ soffic i al s ubmi s s i ont ot heAc ademy Awar dsf orBes tFor ei gnL anguageFi l m, Bwak awi saFi l i pi no t r i umphi nev er ys ens e. Eddi e Gar c i apl ay sRene, anol dgay manatt heendofhi sl i f ewhos e onl yf r i endi sadognamed Bwak aw.

1 0 2 1 1 1 THECABI NI N THEWOODS

Saygoodby et ot hes l as herfi l m bec aus eTheCabi ni nt heWoods hasc hangedhor r orf or ev er . The fi l ms t ar t sofft y pi c al l ywi t hfi v e f r i endsv ent ur i ngt oani s ol at ed c abi n, wher et heyenc ount erdi abol i c al c r eat ur esands c hemes . ButTheCabi ni nt heWoodsi s al s oabs ol ut el yhi l ar i ousands el f awar e, asi tmer c i l es s l ymak esf un oft het i r es omef or mul ahor r orhas bec om

Ar guabl yt hey ear ’ smos tpopul ar l oc al fi l m, Mar i eJ amor a ’ sAng Nawawal amak est hebol dmov e off oc us i ngonani c hes ubc ul t ur e i nmoder nFi l i pi nos oc i et y , and c omi ngoutt r i umphantwi t hpur e emot i onal r es onanc e. Domi ni c Roc opl ay sGi bs on, ay oungman whoc hoos esnott os peak, ashe deal swi t hfi r s tl ov e, f ami l ypr obl ems , andt hes hadowofhi sal l c ons umi ngc ons c i en

ANGNAWAWALA


WRECKI TRALPH Wr ec k I tRal ph( J ohnC. Rei l l y ) i sa v i l l ai ni nanar c adegamewhodec i dest ot r av el t oot hergamesi n or dert opr ov et hathec anbea goodguy . Count l es sc l as s i cv i deo gamer ef er enc esandahuge amountofhear t( pr epar ef ort ear s ) mak eWr ec k I tRal phabl as tf oral l ages , andav i deogamegeek’ s dr eam mov i e.

FRANKENWEENI E Saywhaty ouwantaboutTi m Bur t on’ squi r ki nes sandobs es s i on ont hegot hi c , butFr ank enweeni e c oul dj us tbehi smos tper s onal fi l m. Bas edonBur t on’ sown1 984 s hor tfi l m, t hi ss t opmot i onani mat edfi l mi ss t y l i s t i c al l ygor geous , andt ugsatt hehear t s t r i ngsal l t hes amebyr et el l i ng t hec l as s i cFr ank ens t ei ns t or ywi t h al ov abl ec ani ne

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RUROUNIKENSHI N

Theonl yf or ei gnfi l mt ohi ti tbi gi n t hePhi l i ppi nesi nr ec entmemor y , Rur ouni Kens hi nf ol l owsKens hi n Hi mur a, awander i ngs wor ds man t r y i ngt ol eav ebehi ndhi spas tl i f e asanas s as s i n. Thefi l ms t andsas as t unni ngl ybeaut i f ul per i od pi ec e, anex c el l entact i onfi l m, andamedi t at i ononv i ol enc e, mur der , andr edempt i onal l at onc e.

Af t erf oury ear sofunbear abl e hy pe, di r ect orJ os sWhedongi v es usac ompl et el ys at i s f y i ngs uper her oc r os s ov erfi l m bol s t er edbya gr eats c r i ptandf ant as t i cact i on. Feat ur i ngt hec ombi nedpower s ofI r onMan, Capt ai nAmer i c a, Thor , t heHul k, Bl ac kWi dow, Hawk ey e, andNi c kFur y , The Av enger ss eesEar t h’ smi ght i es t her oesgoi ngupagai ns tt heev i l ofL oki , t heGodofMi s c hi ef .

THEAVENGERS


1 7 1 8 1 9 20 THEDARK KNI GHTRI SES

az i ngact i ng, andar eal s ens eof bl eakdes pai r–f ort hr eemov i es . TheDar kKni ghtRi s esc l os es Nol an’ sBat mant r i l ogywi t ha bang, asanagi ngBr uc eWay ne ( Chr i s t i anBal e) mus tdont he mas konc emor et ofi ghtt heuns t oppabl ef or c eoft het er r or i s t Bane( T om Har dy ) .

LOOPER

Undoubt edl yt hec ool es tmov i eof 201 2, L oopers t ar sJ os eph Gor donL ev i t tasal ooper( a hi t manwhoex ec ut esanddi s pos esofpeopl es entf r om t he f ut ur e) whomus thuntdownhi s ownf ut ur es el f( Br uc eWi l l i s ) . A c ompl exy etac c es s i bl et i met r av el fi l m, wr i t eranddi r ect orRi anJ ohns onal s opi l esont onsofv i ol enc e, v i s ual t r i c ks , andat r ul yor i gi nal nar r at i v e

ARGO

Cel ebr at i ngfi f t yy ear sofJ ames Bond, Skyf al l s eesDani el Cr ai g r epr i s i nghi sr ol easAgent007 , whomus ts t opcy ber t er r or i s t Raoul Si l v a( J av i erBar dem) f r om ex act i ngv engeanc euponM ( J udi Denc h) , t heheadofMI 6. Wi t hdi r ect orSam Mendesatt hehel m, Skyf al l ex per t l yc ombi nest he gr i t t yr eal i s m ofDani el Cr ai g’ s bondwi t hmanyt hr owbac kst o t hec l as s i cBonder a.

SKYFALL

Di r ect edbyands t ar r i ngBenAf fl ec k, Ar goi sbas edont het r ue s t or yoft heCI A’ sr es c ueoper at i onofs i xAmer i c ansf r om I r an dur i ngt he1 97 9I r ani anHos t age Cr i s i s . Afflec kpl ay sT onyMendez , anexfi l t r at i ons pec i al i s twhopl ans t os av et heAmer i c ansbydi s gui s i ngt hem asafi l mc r ewf oras c i enc efi ct i onfi l mc al l edAr go. So unbel i ev abl ei tc oul donl ybet r ue, Ar goi sOs c ar wor t hyi nev er y s ens eoft hewor d: f ant as t i cdi r ec t i onf r om Afflec k, at i ghts c r i pt br i l l i antact i ng


Cont r ar yt owhatt hemov i e201 2 woul dhav eusbel i ev e, t hey ear s eemst obeendi ngwi t hout i nc i dent , wi t ht hewor l dmar c hi ng onandbr i ngi ngusqui t eaf ew fi l mst ol ookf or war dt o. Meet i ngusatt hes t ar toft hey ear i nJ anuar yi sGangs t erSquad ( J an1 1 ) , anact i onc r i medr amas et i nt he1 940sl ooki ngl i k ea homaget ool dFi l m Noi rc l as s i cs . THROUGHTHEL ENSES: I nFebr uar ywec anl ookf or war d AGL I MPSEI NTO201 3 ByMi guel Vas al l o t ot hez ombi eapoc al y ps e t hr i l l er / r omant i cc omedyWar m Bodi es( Feb1 ) , whi c hl ooksl i k ei t As s2( J un28) s equel t ot hec ul t wi l l bet aki ngal i v el yj abatan hi tc omi cbookadapt at i on. J ul y ( un) dy i ngc onc ept . ol l owsupwi t hans i mi l arl i neup, Mar c hi samont hoff ant as y , wi t h f ngwi t hc omedyfi l msl i k e fi l msl i k eJ ac kt heGi antKi l l er( Maropeni D r e a m w o r k s ’ s D e s p i c a b l e Me2 1 ) , andDi s ney ’ sOz : TheGr eat ( J u l 3 ) , a n d G r o w n U p s 2 ( J u l 1 2) , andPower f ul , whi c ht ak edeeper , henc ul mi nat i ngwi t ht heammor emat ur eper s pect i v esatol d andt t i ouspr oj ectPac i fi cRi m( J ul 1 2) , c hi l dr en’ sc l as s i cs , fi t t i ngfi l msf or bi r ect orGui l l er model T or o’ sl ov e t hos es eni or swho, t owar dst he di l e t t e r t o c l a s s i c J a p a n e s e k a i j u endofmar c h, ar es t eppi ngout ( mons t er ) ands uper r obots er i es f r om s t udentl i f eandi nt ot he l i k eGodz i l l aandUl t r aman. mat ur ewor ki ngwor l d. T h e y e a r 2 0 1 3 w i l l c o m e t o a Thes ummerofMaymeet sus l os ewi t haf ews equel st os t r ong wi t hqui t eaf ewbl oc kbus t er sl i k e:c ongoi ngs er i es . Wi t hNov ember I r onMan3( May3) , TheGr eat r unni ngMar v el ’ sThor2: TheDar k Gat s by( May1 0) , bas edont he l ds( Nov8) , andTheHunger c l as s i chi tnov el , St arT r ek2: I nt o Wor G a m e s 2 : C a t c h i n g F i r e ( N o v 2 2 ) , Dar knes s( May1 7) , bas edont he emberc l os i ngwi t hpar t2 c l as s i chi tSc i Fi s er i es , andot her andDec erJ ac ks on’ sTheHobbi t s equel st ol ongr unni ngf av or i t es ofPet ( D e c 1 3 ) , a n d t h e l o n g d u e l i k eFas tandFur i ous6( May24) omedys equel Anc hor man: The andTheHangov er : Par tI I I ( May c L egendCont i nues( Dec20) . 26) . Sot oal l y oufi l ml ov er soutt her e, Themont hofJ unepr ov i desa hr owawayt hos eMay anc al ens t r ongl i neup, wi t hChr i s t opher t d a r s a n d k e e p y o u r c h i n u p f o r Nol an’ sManofSt eel ( J un1 4) , c l as heNewYear ! 201 3wi l l bebr i ngs i cnov el adapt at i onWor l dWarZ t ngusawhol ey ear ’ swor t hof ( J un21 ) , Di s ney Pi x ar ’ spr equel i fi l m s t o l o o k f o r w a r d t o ! Mons t er ’ sUni v er s i t y , andKi c k -


Anot heri ndi ef es ti sc omi ngy ourwayast heCi neFi l i pi no Fi l m Fes t i v al 201 3opens . Ther ear et woc at egor i es : Feat ur eL engt hMov i es , whi c hi sopent oas pi r i ngand ex per i enc edfi l mmak er s , andShor tFi l ms , whi c hi sopent o s t udentfi l mmak er s . Feat ur el engt hnar r at i v es c r i pt sar edue onOct . 8whi l et hedeadl i nef orc ompl et eds hor tfi l msr uns f r om Sept ember29t oDec ember31 . Theev enti sor gani z edbyMedi aques t , St udi o5, PL DT Smar tFoundat i on, andUni t el Pr oduct i ons Fori nt er es t edappl i c ant s , headov ert oc i nefi l i pi no. c om f or mor edet ai l s .


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