FilmWeek: 'The Interview,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Annie,' and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “The Hobbit” and “Annie,” plus the pulled release “The Interview”

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