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Win Bad Santa 2 on Blu-ray

And so, once again, that time of year is quickly creeping up on us. Christmas is only just around the corner and it will soon be time to dust off our Xmas movie DVDs and Blu-rays. This year, why not add another to your list as we have 3 copies of Bad Santa 2 to giveaway on Blu-ray.

Bad Santa is back to put the XXX into Xmas as Billy Bob Thornton returns as anti-festive hero Willie Soke. Far from bringing joy this Santa is fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred and this Christmas Willie teams up again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. However things get complicated when the gang are joined by
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Exclusive: Kristen Wiig has odd visions in Insensitive Bastards clip

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Ladies, how would you react if a man – let alone an employer – asked you if you had bathed that day? You probably wouldn’t take too kindly to it, and may even assume this man was having some odd thoughts about you. This is what Kristen Wiig's Monica is going through in this exclusive clip for The Heyday Of Insensitive Bastards, which shows Wiig as a maid-for-hire in one of seven vignettes, and has been asked the question by Tony Cox's Mr. Chubbs.... Read More...
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‘The Big Sick’ Wins Top Award at 2017 Nantucket Film Festival (Complete List)

‘The Big Sick’ Wins Top Award at 2017 Nantucket Film Festival (Complete List)
Kumail Nanjiani’s semi-autobiographical romantic comedy “The Big Sick” was the big winner at the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival, which announced its award winners on Monday.

Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” was the runner-up.

Best of the Fest awards went to “The Big Sick,” “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Alexandra Dean,” “Monkey Business[/link],” and “Wind River.”
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Film Festival Roundup: Hot Docs Announces Awards, Human Rights Watch Festival Unveils Lineup and More

Film Festival Roundup: Hot Docs Announces Awards, Human Rights Watch Festival Unveils Lineup and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented June 9 – 18, with 21 topical and provocative feature documentaries and panel discussions that showcase courageous resilience in challenging times. In an era of global advances by far-right forces into the political mainstream, assaults on the free press, and the rise of “citizen journalism,” festival organizers hope that the films in this year’s program can serve as inspiration and motivation for the audience, from seasoned activists to those searching for a role in local and global movements.

Now in its 28th edition, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. All screenings will be followed by in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, Human Rights Watch researchers, and special guests.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray

When I reviewed Bad Santa 2 here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote: “Thornton’s Willy is still an amusing, deadpan movie character with the power to shock, the perfect antidote to the usual saccharine Christmas confection. Whether he’s swigging booze, cussing at the children he has no patience with, or having rough sex in an alley (or bathroom), Willy epitomizes everything a street corner Santa shouldn’t be. Matching Thornton in terms of coarseness is Kathy Bates, but there is surprising depth to the relationship between mother and son, and much of their back and forth is side-splitting….” read the rest of my review Here

Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly reunite in Bad Santa 2 , the funniest, raunchiest and most inappropriate film of the year, releaseed on Est on February 14 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD February 21. Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed,
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'Moana' Sails Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford-directed drama; Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson; rated R) Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson-directed war drama; Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn; rated R) Manchester by the Sea (Oscar-begging drama; Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler; rated R) Bad Santa 2 (comedy; Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox; rated R) Moonlight (Oscar-begging romantic...

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Exclusive: A girl has some serious kinks in this Bad Santa 2 deleted scene

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Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton), teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity run by curvaceous Diane (Christina Hendricks). As vulgar as this ensemble can get, the Blu-ray and 4K iterations, hitting shelves on February 21st, will boast unrated versions including deleted scenes not in the film! You can check out an... Read More...
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Giveaway: Win ‘Bad Santa 2’ Unrated on Blu-ray (3 Winners)

Billy Bob Thornton returns as the worst Santa ever in Bad Santa 2, the sequel to the hilarious R-rated comedy set to make its Blu-ray, 4K Uhd, DVD and Digital HD debut on February 21st.

We have teamed up with Broad Green Pictures to offer three lucky readers each a copy of Bad Santa 2 Unrated on Blu-ray co-starring Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates, and Christina Hendricks.

For a chance to be one of the lucky winners, simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off
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‘Bad Santa 2’ Unrated 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

Billy Bob Thornton returns as the nastiest Jolly Old Saint Nicholas around in Bad Santa 2, headed to Digital HD on February 14th followed by 4K Uhd Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD a week later on February 21st.

Bad Santa 2 reunites Thorton with Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, then adds Christina Hendricks and Kathy Bates into the mix to round out the main cast. Whereas the original film made over $76 million at the worldwide box office, Bad Santa 2 is tracking at under $18 million.

The home video release of Bad Santa 2 brings a new unrated cut exclusively to the Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray versions. The theatrical cut will also be included as a viewing option.

Bonus features on the high-def versions of Bad Santa 2 include:

That’s My Willie - an original animated series

Thurman Then & Now

Just Your Average Red Band Featurette

Jingle Balls – an adult version
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Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies To Watch

As we head into the holiday season, Wamg brings you our list of the Best Non-Traditional Christmas Movies to watch after the Holiday ham, pretty presents, and multiple viewings of White Christmas, Home Alone and Miracle On 34th Street are a thing of Christmas Past.

Our choices are filled snarky mistletoe carnage and crafty comedy – Geek style. Santa Claus is coming to town in these “More Naughty Than Nice”. films.

We’ve made a list and checked it twice with our lineup of not just the 20 Best holiday films but the Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies. After the success of Krampus, we just had to add it!

We kick off our list with our Honorable Mention –

Jingle All The Way

Christmas; It’s the most magical time of the year. High powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is hard at work taking last-minute orders from customers to whom he just can
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Moana Wins Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office with $55.5M

Moana Wins Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office with $55.5M
Heading into this holiday weekend, it was expected that last weekend's winner, the Harry Potter spin-off, would not repeat at the box office, going up against four high-profile new releases. The box office hit went up against four new titles that all opened in wide release on Wednesday, Disney's Moana, Paramount's Allied, Broad Green Pictures' Bad Santa 2 and 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply. As expected, Moana easily took the top spot with a three-day weekend tally of $55.5 million, and a five-day total of $81.1 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Moana opened in 3,875 theaters this weekend, with an impressive $14,329 per-screen average. No budget figures were released for this animated adventure, which came in quite lower than Disney's hit animated movies such as Frozen ($67.3 million) and Zootopia ($75 million). Both of those films ended up earning over $1 billion worldwide during their full theatrical runs, but it remains to be seen whether
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Review: ‘Bad Santa 2’ Has a Dirty Mind and a Fear of Committing

Undoubtably the dirtiest mainstream comedy of the year, Bad Santa 2 is lacking the critical elements of surprise and heart the first film had underneath its nihilist exterior. Billy Bob Thorton’s Willie Soke returns, as hung-over and down-and-out as ever, stuck in a dead-end job as a 50-something stock boy living in a crappy motel. He’s not good at anything; he can’t even get his own suicide right as he sticks his head into his oven only to discover its electric. In the middle of his botched suicide attempt, the slow-witted kid from the first film, Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), shows up, grown up and now working as a “sandwich artisan” at a sub chain. He still means well, even if he’s unable to read any signs of human behavior in a joke that falls quite flat.

Even though they should have left a good thing alone,
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Bad Santa 2 review – same old dirty tricks

Billy Bob Thornton returns in a belated sequel that wrings occasional snickers from a patchy script

Related: Never mind the baubles: why the best Christmas films are darker than December

This tardy-to-needless sequel to 2003’s unusually scabrous studio comedy plays the same dirty tricks with only negligible variations: rather than shopping malls, incorrigible wash-up Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) and his diminutive sidekick (Tony Cox) are reteamed to rip off a Chicago homeless charity. If confronting Willie with mother-from-hell Kathy Bates was one smart creative decision, nothing else – not the jokes about Cox’s size, not charity supervisor Christina Hendricks’ susceptibility to Willie’s dubious charms, nor the ensuing alleyway pumping – catches us by surprise this time. Likable Mean Girls pro Mark Waters wrings occasional snickers from a patchy script, but the whole feels tamely conventional: misanthropy passed through the usual Hollywood motions.

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Bad Santa 2 movie review: been there, done that, licked the candy cane lasciviously

MaryAnn’s quick take… Hard to believe it took 13 years to get a sequel to our screens and still have it show not a hint of Bad Santa’s inspiration or subversion. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): didn’t see the need for a sequel

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Hard to believe that the notorious anti-Christmas classic Bad Santa is 13 years old. Even harder to believe that this sequel — the unimaginatively titled Bad Santa 2 — took so long to get to our screens and yet show not a lick of the first movie’s inspiration or subversion. It took more than a decade to come up with what is little more than a pale imitation of an original that had wrapped itself up very satisfyingly? Why bother if there isn’t something new to add?

There’s an effortless lightness,
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Second Opinion – Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Bad Santa 2, 2016.

Directed by Mark Waters.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Ryan Hansen, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff Skowron, Cristina Rosato, Mike Starr, and Octavia Spencer.


Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

I actually had hope that Bad Santa 2 might shockingly surpass my already very low expectations during the opening, where director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and his staff of four writers seem to be self-aware that this movie doesn’t need to exist and is pissing all over a perfect ending. This is realized by having everyone’s favorite sex-crazed, foul-mouthed Santa Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton returning with the assholish charm that made the original a classic) piss all over a nice family photograph of him, clueless yet adorable
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'Bad Santa 2' Review: Sequel to Anti-Holiday Classic Isn't Worth the Tinsel

'Bad Santa 2' Review: Sequel to Anti-Holiday Classic Isn't Worth the Tinsel
A lot can happen in 13 years: You can watch two wars start and finish; you can see social media platforms sprout up and change the public conversation; you can elect a country's first black president and its first orange one. What you apparently can't do, however, is teach an old dog like Willie Soke, the profane petty crook and several-leagues-less-than-jolly St. Nick for hire of Bad Santa, new tricks – or worse, make his old tricks somehow still seem appealing by default. For those of us who love Terry Zwigoff's
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Bad Santa 2 Giveaway

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To celebrate the release of Bad Santa 2 in Irish cinemas on November 23rd, we’re giving you the chance to win an awesome merchandise prize bundle including; Bad Santa 2 hoodie, Santa hat, door sign, hip flask and Christmas baubles. To win, simply enter your details below and we'll pick some winners next week Bad Santa 2 (cert 16) returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as everyone’s favourite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Kathy Bates, as Willie
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Bad Santa 2 review

Billy Bob Thornton returns, in a middling comedy sequel that's willing to break a few rules. It's Bad Santa 2...

I am all for anything that represents Christmas as the hellish festival of torment that it is, but there’s a line at which misanthropy stops being loveable shtick and starts meaning you don’t get invited to parties anymore. Bad Santa 2 doesn’t necessarily cross that line, but it is way too preoccupied with trying to.

Anti-heroes work better in TV than in film, I think: there’s more time to let you grow to root for and even like them. In film you have to set them up, show them being a total bastard, then set them on a path to some sort of redemption within a couple of hours. Bad Santa 2, to its credit, is brave enough not to shoot for actual redemption, instead aiming
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‘Bad Santa 2’ review: “A familiar frolic with an old friend”

Bad Santa 2 review: Billy Bob Thornton returns as ‘thief in Santa’s clothing’, Willie. But is it as funny as the first time?

Bad Santa 2 review, Kat Hughes.

2003 was when we were first introduced to the foul-mouthed, incontinent drunk, Santa impersonator and crook, Willie. Now thirteen years later we re-join Willie as he’s pulled back into the Christmas crime ring to do one last job.

In this day and age it’s almost unheard of for it to take more than ten years to make a follow up to a successful film, and yet here we are. The sequel has a lot to live up to as the first Bad Santa is brilliant. It was the perfect remedy to all the sweetness usually contained in a festive film. There’s a few sweet moments buried deep within, but overall it’s crass, heavily politically incorrect and laugh
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Bad Santa 2 – Review

Comedy sequels are notoriously tough to pull off. Nobody will be satisfied by merely repeating jokes and gags from the original, but if you change the formula too much you risk alienating fans. Though it’s an inferior sequel, Bad Santa 2 balances that dilemma just enough to recommend. Director Terry Zwigoff’s original Bad Santa from way back in 2003, was an uproarious all-out assault on political correctness. Billy Bob Thornton played Willie Soke, a crass, vulgar drunken crook who, with his midget sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox), spent each Christmas working as a department store Santa with the aim of robbing their place of employment. Bad Santa was a misanthropic opposite to the season’s traditional batch of sugary sweet holiday stories. Now 13 years later comes the sequel. Zwigoff (who hasn’t made a film since 2006’s Art School Confidential) is out, replaced by Mark Waters, best known for Mean Girls,
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