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Just when you thought it was safe to start mocking the water, another new shark film is on its way with a bone to pick... out of one of its many rows of teeth. Read on for the first details of Brett Kelly's Raiders of the Lost Shark.
Honestly though... do you really need to know much else other than a giant shark is gonna be eating scantily clad women? That alone is enough to get us to tune in.
More on this one as it comes eventually. For now dig on the teaser trailer.
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- Uncle Creepy
Welcome to The Hollywood News Advent Calendar! Join us for the next 24 days as we run down the top Christmas movies and guide you to the perfect festive viewing. Featuring some of your favourite Christmas movies and some you’d probably forgotten (maybe even on purpose), but hey, it is Christmas after all… to see the calendar so far, click here.
Billy Bob Thornton’s unexpected meteoric rise to Hollywood superstardom first began with a supporting role in Carl Franklin’s highly-effective 1992 independent thriller One False Move (co-written by Thornton himself) in which he played the psychotic villain opposite a brilliant Bill Paxton. It wasn’t until his incredible turn as mentally-challenged murderer Karl Childers in Sling Blade five years later – a role originated from the short film Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade which Thornton wrote and directed – that the actor began to turn heads. The role won »
- Craig Hunter
A sequel to the very-entertaining horror Trick 'r Treat is coming as the news broke after a fan screening on Monday, October 28th. News of Trick 'r Treat 2 came during the Q&A where the "Trick 'r Treat" character Sam, and director Michael Dougherty, stole the show with the surprise announcement. This was much to the joy of fans who were gathered in La to ring in Halloween with the stars of Trick 'r Treat, including Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, and host Seth Green. Also, producer Bryan Singer made a surprise appearance! Trick 'r Treat starred Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Quinn Lord, Lauren Lee Smith, Moneca Delain, Tahmoh Penikett, Brett Kelly and Britt McKillip. »
At Monday night's special fan screening of the cult horror classic Trick 'r Treat hosted by Legendary, the film's iconic character, Sam, and director, Michael Dougherty, stole the show by announcing a sequel during the Q&A session. Other panel participants included two of the film's stars Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, as well as a surprise appearance by producer Bryan Singer.
Watch the entire panel below, moderated by Seth Green.
Director Michael Dougherty started the conversation by discussing how the idea for a sequel came about.
"It's funny because when I first dreamt up the idea of making the first film, I thought, "How neat would it be if we made them a series?" I'm a firm believer that October should be filled with Halloween movies, or horror movies. That's something I remember from childhood. Horror movies and Halloween, they go hand-in-hand. And so the idea was, "Well we »
‘Wait. There’s another tradition. Always check your candy… ‘
Director: Michael Dougherty
Plot: A small town on Halloween night: a young couple find what scary surprises are in store when they blow a jack o’ lantern out before midnight; a high school principal has a secret life that hides a sinister alter-ego; a female college virgin might have finally found a date but is in for a shock at the party; a group of teen bullies play a prank that becomes all too real; and a reclusive old man is paid a visit by a special little trick or treater…
To celebrate the first ever big-screen appearance of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘R Treat (showing tonight at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater at 7pm), today’s HalloweenFest edition takes a look back at the underrated (and under-appreciated »
- Craig Hunter
We reported last July that Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink signed on to direct and rewrite the script, but it seems now he is no longer attached to the sequel. Doug Ellin has already started working on the Bad Santa 2 script, but whether he will direct may depend on when the Entourage movie gets the green light.
Billy Bob Thornton is attached to return as the title character, with production tentatively scheduled to begin sometime in late fall.
The original Bad Santa starred Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox as a mall Santa and his elf who work through the holiday, then rob the place on Christmas Eve. Lauren Graham starred as the bartender who falls for this cantankerous Santa, with Brett Kelly playing the young boy »
Despite talk of the film gearing back up last year when Hot Tub Time Machine’s Steve Pink seemed likely to hop on board for re-scripting and directing duties, it’s mostly been tumbleweeds on the Bad Santa 2 front. So we’re getting our pinches of salt ready for word that Entourage creator Doug Ellin is busy cranking out a new draft that he intends to direct.Bad Santa, of course, found Billy Bob Thornton in foul-mouthed, lecherous, drunken form as a mangy, moral-free conman who posed as a department store Father Christmas to rob the shops. But then he had to go and befriend one troubled, weirdo kid and the whole thing began to unravel…Terry Zwigoff wrote the original, which also featured Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, Lauren Graham, John Ritter and Bernie Mac. While John Requa and Glenn Ficarra were in the directors’ chairs, the »
7 items from 2013
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