12 items from 2016
Get ready to say goodbye to some of your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix. The expiration list for February is full of nostalgic titles, from The Terminator to Blue Crush. While there are a lot of things leaving, there are also a lot of new things to look forward to. Keep scrolling to see what will expire in February and be sure to watch them all before they're gone. (Unless it's already too late, in which case . . . sorry.) Expired Feb. 1 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Asylum Bad Santa Benny and Joon Big Fish Blue Crush Classic Doctor Who: Collections 1-18 Crocodile Dundee 2 The Dancer Upstairs Daylight Doctor Who: Season 1-8 The Firm Fletch Gifted Hands Gothika The Hurt Locker The Naked Gun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Rain Man Ray Secrets and Lies: Season 1 Sorority Row The Terminator Terms of Endearment Expired Feb. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Starting off today's round-up, we have details as well as a gallery of images from Series 7 in Neca's Aliens action figure line. Also: Kickstarter details for The Naughty List and a Ghastlies teaser trailer.
Aliens Series 7 Figures: From Neca: "The deadly stars of Series 7 in our Aliens action figure line are almost here! Check out Warrior Alien, Grid Alien, and the debut of our first Aliens concept figure, based on the original design for the Xenomorph suit. Series 7 will start shipping in the second half of February."
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The Naughty List: From Kickstarter: "Back in 2009 writer/director Paul Campion was trying to turn author Brian Keene's novel Dark Hollow into a feature film, when Brian sent Paul a new collection of his short stories to read. Paul thought one of the stories The »
- Tamika Jones
Among the many films leaving Netflix in February 2016 are Oscar Best Picture winners "The Hurt Locker," "Rain Man," and "Terms of Endearment." It's also your last chance to see Cuba Gooding Jr. starring as surgeon-turned-presidential candidate Ben Carson in 2009's "Gifted Hands."
Here's the complete list of what's being yanked from Netflix in February. You can also check out all the movies and TV shows new on Netflix in February 2016 over yonder.
Leaving Feb. 1, 2016
"Bad Santa" (2003)
"Benny and Joon" (1993)
"Big Fish" (2003)
"Blue Crush" (2002)
"Classic Doctor Who: Collections 1-18"
"Crocodile Dundee 2" (1988)
"The Dancer Upstairs" (2003)
"Doctor Who," Seasons 1-8
"The Firm" (1993)
"Gifted Hands" (2009)
"The Hurt Locker" (2008)
"The Naked Gun" (1988)
"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" (1994)
"Rain Man" (1988)
"Secrets and Lies," Season 1
"Sorority Row" (2009)
"The Terminator" (1984)
"Terms of Endearment" (1983)
Leaving Feb. »
- Sharon Knolle
Read More: Gaspar Noé's 'Love,' 'Dope' and More Coming to Netflix This February (Plus Indiewire's Picks) "Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away." Winter is about to get a little tougher now that Netflix is taking away some of its most beloved titles next month. If you've been dying to Billy Bob Thornton get his Grinch on in "Bad Santa" or Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning role in "Ray," now is the time to start streaming or forever hold your peace. Below are all 39 movies leaving Netflix this February, plus Indiewire's personal picks on what to see before it's too late. Synopses provided by Netflix. Leaving 2/1 "Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999) "Asylum" (2005)" "Bad Santa" (2003)" "Benny and Joon" (1993) Indiewire Pick: "Big Fish" (2003)In one of Tim Burton's most resonant dramas, a reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father »
- Zack Sharf
Just in time to snuggle up with someone on the couch for Valentine's Day, HBO Now and HBO Go are blessing us with some fresh new titles for February. From the oiled-up dudes of Magic Mike Xxl to the epic car chases of Furious 7, there are plenty of awesome movies to choose from, so hop on the chance to watch them while you can. Also make sure you check out January's selection before they disappear! Theatrical premieres: Feb. 1: I Origins Feb. 6: A Walk Among the Tombstones Feb. 7: Annabelle Feb. 13: Furious 7 Feb. 20: Magic Mike Xxl Feb. 27: San Andreas Original programming highlights: Feb. 5: Vice, season four premiere Feb. 5: Animals, season one premiere Feb. 14: Vinyl, season one premiere Feb. 14: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Feb. 21: Girls, season five premiere Feb. 21: Togetherness, season two premiere Other notable movies coming Feb. »
- Quinn Keaney
Just in case you missed it, Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced on January 11, 2015 that principal photography has started in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa.
As was previously reported, the film boasts an all-star cast led by Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly. Joining the already announced cast are Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, 2 Broke Girls), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willy’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Cox »
- Mike Tyrkus
Billy Bob Thornton reprises his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Kathy Bates is set to play Willy's tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke. Original cast members Tony Cox and Brett Kelly also return as Marcus and Thurman Merman.
Joining them will be Ryan Hansen ("Veronica Mars") as charity runner Regent Hastings, Christina Hendricks as Regent's wife Diane, and Jenny Zigrino ("50 Shades of Black") and Jeff Skowron ("The Good Shepherd") as security guards Gina and Dorfman respectively.
Source: Miramax Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun in Montréal, Québec, Canada on Bad Santa 2. The sequel is a follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski will produce. Billy Bob Thornton is reprising his iconic role as Willie Soke in the sequel, with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks joining the cast last week.
Miramax has partnered with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce Bad Santa. Broad Green will distribute Bad Santa 2 theatrically in the U.S. during the 2016 holiday season. Sierra/Affinity will handle foreign sales with sales starting at the upcoming American Film Market (November 4-11, 2015). Said Zanne Devine, Miramax's Evp of Film & TV.
"We've been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob's Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way. We couldn't be more excited to partner with Billy Bob, »
To this day Bad Santa remains one of the most unique, entertaining and strangely heartwarming Christmas films of all time. Its dark and twisted narrative accompanied by its extremely crude humour created a unique festive experience for audiences. In fact, these story elements (alongside the hilarious cast) have ensured that Bad Santa has remained as my personal favourite Christmas film for many years.
As you can imagine I was delighted at the news that a sequel to the raunchy black comedy was in the works. However, after many years in development hell production on Bad Santa 2 is finally getting underway. With shooting due to commence later this month (hallelujah!) the film is currently in the process of rounding out its cast.
‘An Ivy League-educated, »
- Ben Read
Women with Santa fetishes probably aren’t that common in real life (I’m assuming; I do not have any hard data to back this up), but apparently there’s no shortage of them in the Bad Santa universe. After wooing bartender Sue (Lauren Graham) in the original Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton‘s Willie Soke will find himself romancing […]
- Angie Han
With production set to begin later this month in Montreal, the cast is coming together for Miramax's long-awaited sequel Bad Santa 2. Deadline reports that Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has joined the cast, portraying a new character who runs a charitable organization. While not specified in the site's report, it's possible that she could be the new love interest for Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke.
The Bad Santa 2 cast also includes Kathy Bates, who portrays Willie Soke's mother, described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. Tony Cox (Marcus) and Brett Kelly (The Kid) will also reprise their roles from the original Bad Santa, but it isn't known if others such as Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up. No story details have been released at this point, but hopefully we'll learn more as production gets under way.
The original Bad Santa earned $76.4 million at the »
Centering around Mrs. Claus in the build-up to the festive season, Riggi’s original story reportedly centers on Santa’s significant other, as she juggles life, marriage and keeping check on who’s been naughty or nice. Perhaps best known for his work on NBC’s hit comedy sitcom 30 Rock, Riggi has been nominated for the Writers Guild award, all the while picking up an Emmy.
Even on paper, combining the producing talents that helped shepherd Pitch Perfect into a global phenomenon – particularly Banks, who helmed the musical sequel – and the scribe that contributed to 30 Rock sounds overly promising, and Universal may very well be onto a winner with what will likely be its marquee 2016 holiday release.
Then again, that only leaves time for a quick turnaround »
- Michael Briers
12 items from 2016
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