In this week's super-sized bumper edition, the Empire Podcast team talk good Christmas movies, bad Christmas movies and movies that aren't really Christmas movies but you still watch at Christmas. Then there are four directors - count 'em! - in the interview section, namely Anchorman 2's Judd Apatow and Adam McKay, All Is Lost's J.C. Chandor and American Hustle's David O. Russell.
In the news department, a banshee wail is uttered in response to Ed Helms taking up Leslie Nielsen's role in the planned Naked Gun reboot, and the new issue (out Tuesday, December 31) is tantalisingly hinted at. There's plenty more aside from that, and it's all here in this two-and-a-half-hour doozie of a podcast.