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Watch The Red Band Trailer For Bad Moms

3 May 2016 3:55 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

There seems to be a rule in Hollywood that if you want to make a raunchy comedy, the best course of action is to slap the word bad onto the title. Bad Santa, Bad Words, Bad Neighbours, you get the idea. Now, we have Bad Moms, the second directorial effort from The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (their first go behind the camera was the underwhelming 21 and Over), and, like all these types of movies, you can pretty much figure out what’s going on from the title. Milan Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are a trio of over stressed mothers who decide to shirk their responsibilities and binge on bad behaviour and self indulgence, a decision that sends them on a collision course with the local, uptight PTA. The first, Nsfw trailer is here, and Moore and Lucas have a great ensemble cast on their hands, »

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Disney expands live-action slate

25 April 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.

The roster includes the return of Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks for The Jungle Book 2, a Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon, Maleficent 2 led once again by Angelina Jolie, and Cruella with Emma Stone attached and Kelly Marcel of Saving Mr Banks and Fifty Shades Of Grey fame on board to write.

The slate features theme park adaptation Jungle Cruise pairing Dwayne Johnson with Bad Santa writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, Tim Burton’s Dumbo project, and adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the Madeleine L’Engle sci-fi book adaptation that last emerged from the Disney vaults as a TV movie in 2003 and sees Ava DuVerney attached to direct from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee.

The slate of reimagined classics includes The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, which »

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Entertainment News: 6 Things to Do April 16-17 at 2016 CIMMfest

16 April 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The hottest two days of the 2016 CIMMfest – the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival – is of course on the last two weekend days. After conferring their Baadasssss Award to Documentarian Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films on Friday, April 15th, it’s time for the Saturday/Sunday blitz to begin.

The Chicago International Movie & Music Festival

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HollywoodChicago.com recommends six kick-ass things to do at Cimm Fest to make the weekend (April 16th and 17th, 2016) rock…

CIMMcon

If you’re in entertainment, music, TV or film, these are the main days (April 16/17) of vital information and industry interaction! CIMMcon is the Midwest’s premier Film, Music, and Tech Conference. It features two full days packed with panels, presentations, workshops, and networking events led by key figures in entertainment, media arts, and technology.

For more information and complete schedule, click here.

David Bowie

Celebrate the life of one of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Review: ‘The Boss’

6 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One hopes never to have to tell a couple, “Man, that’s one ugly baby,” but it’s hard to avoid in the case of “The Boss,” the second big-screen love child conceived by Melissa McCarthy and her director husband, Ben Falcone (after 2014’s mediocre “Tammy”). As she demonstrated with her career-high comic showcase in last year’s “Spy,” McCarthy remains one of the funniest actors alive — a truth that frequently rescues, but doesn’t really redeem, this sloppy comedy about a ruthless, self-absorbed ex-ceo trying to recover her millions with the help of her former lackey (the always appealing Kristen Bell). As expected, the road to success is paved with violent pratfalls, tired vulgarities and forced lump-in-the-throat moments; save for the few folks who wandered in expecting a Bruce Springsteen biopic, audiences will probably lap it up.

As scripted by McCarthy, Falcone and actor-turned-writer Steve Mallory, “The Boss” represents »

- Justin Chang

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot | Review

4 March 2016 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Where They From: Ficarra & Requa and the Privileged Perspective

Cinematic depictions of the ongoing conflict(s) in the Middle East continue to be a touchy subject, particularly for those English language illustrations daring to convey a certain satirical element involving the U.S. presence there. While pleasing everyone is never a possibility, there are several elements about Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot which could have been easily remedied to avoid inarguable ire, namely with its severely miscast supporting actors. Based on the 2011 memoirs of journalist Kim Barker, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, this is provocative subject matter made all the more alluring by the self-aware talents of Tina Fey doing her best to subvert our expectations of a white, privileged perspective. Overall, the end product has too many glaring demerits to warrant praise, but as a showcase for a well-rounded serious »

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Movie Review – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

4 March 2016 7:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 2016.

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Nicholas Braun, Stephen Peacocke, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina.

Synopsis:

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Maybe this is relevant, and maybe it isn’t, but as I’m writing this review, television is bringing to my attention Tina Fey (star and producer of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) trashing the Oscars, calling actors stupid, and stating that political correctness is threatening to comedy; all three of those issues I am in agreement on to varying degrees. She seems like a genuine person that doesn’t buy into the façade and bullshit that is expected of you after becoming famous. Am I familiar with most of her work? Not really, but her viewpoints are on point, skyrocketing her to the top of my list of favorite celebrities.

The point is »

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Miramax acquired by beIN Media Group

2 March 2016 3:54 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Doha-based media and entertainment company has acquired 100% of Miramax following a deal with Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital announced on Wednesday.

There had been speculation about the deal last year as the Middle East sports broadcaster flexed its claws. It made several successful bids on French sports broadcasting contracts and had identified entertainment production as a growth area.

The parties said Miramax, the storied entertainment company that has gone through several owners after Harvey and Bob Weinstein founded it in 1979, will continue to operate as a film and TV studio.

This year Miramax will invest in and co-distribute the likes of Bad Santa 2, Bridget Jones’s Baby, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, and Southside With You, the Sundance entry that Miramax acquired in a $2m North American deal announced in Berlin and will distribute with Roadside Attractions.

The slate includes From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,  heading into its third season. Miramax’s library »

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beIN Media Group buys Miramax

2 March 2016 3:54 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Doha-based media and entertainment company has acquired 100% of Miramax following a deal with Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital announced on Wednesday.

There had been speculation about the deal last year as the Middle East sports broadcaster flexed its claws. It made several successful bids on French sports broadcasting contracts and had identified entertainment production as a growth area.

The parties said Miramax, the storied entertainment company that has gone through several owners after Harvey and Bob Weinstein founded it in 1979, will continue to operate as a film and TV studio.

This year Miramax will invest in and co-distribute the likes of Bad Santa 2, Bridget Jones’s Baby, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, and Southside With You, the Sundance entry that Miramax acquired in a $2m North American deal announced in Berlin and will distribute with Roadside Attractions.

The slate includes From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,  heading into its third season. Miramax’s library »

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Miramax Sells to beIN Media Group

2 March 2016 12:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miramax, the studio that defined the independent film scene of the 1980s and ’90s by producing the likes of “The Crying Game” and “Pulp Fiction,” has changed hands again.

BeIN Media Group has acquired 100% of the studio for an undisclosed sum, the Doha-based broadcaster announced Wednesday. It bought the company from a consortium of investors that includes Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital. They, in turn, purchased the studio in 2010 from Disney for $660 million.

Miramax has a library of 700 titles. After a period of time when it was primarily focused on monetizing its catalog of films, the company has once again begun backing new productions. In 2016 Miramax will invest in and co-distribute a number of movies, including sequels to “Bad Santa” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” as well as the Barack and Michelle Obama romantic drama “Southside With You.” It also produces the television show “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series »

- Brent Lang

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Netflix Is Retiring All These Movies and TV Shows in February

10 February 2016 2:55 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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. »

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Round-Up: Aliens Series 7 Figures, Brian Keene’s The Naughty List Kickstarter, Ghastlies Teaser

1 February 2016 8:06 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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."

To learn more, visit:

http://necaonline.com/55039/blog/news-and-announcements/closer-look-aliens-7-scale-action-figures-series-7/

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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 »

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What's Leaving Netflix in February 2016

25 January 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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."

Also disappearing (alas!), Seasons 1-8 of "Doctor Who and seasons 1-18 of "Classic Doctor Who."

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

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999)

"Asylum" (2005)

"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)

"Daylight" (1996)

"Doctor Who," Seasons 1-8

"The Firm" (1993)

"Fletch" (1985)

"Gifted Hands" (2009)

"Gothika" (2003)

"The Hurt Locker" (2008)

"The Naked Gun" (1988)

"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" (1994)

"Rain Man" (1988)

"Ray" (2004)

"Secrets and Lies," Season 1

"Sorority Row" (2009)

"The Terminator" (1984)

"Terms of Endearment" (1983)

Leaving Feb. »

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Last Call: 39 Films Leaving Netflix This February (And 7 You Can't Miss)

25 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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 »

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Every New, Exciting Movie Coming to HBO Now and HBO Go in February

21 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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. »

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Principal Photography Begins on Bad Santa 2

19 January 2016 2:00 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

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 »

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"Bad Santa" Sequel Begins Production

11 January 2016 8:37 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun in Montreal on "Bad Santa 2," the follow-up to the dark comedy hit "Bad Santa".

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.

Mark Waters ("Freaky Friday," "Mean Girls") helms the film which is due for release on November 23rd. Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn are producing.

Source: Miramax Pictures »

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Bad Santa 2 Begins Shooting with Billy Bob Thornton

11 January 2016 2:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun in Montr&#233al, Qu&#233bec, 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, »

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‘Bad Santa 2’ adds Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks

10 January 2016 12:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

Now, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has reportedly joined the sequel as a new love interest for Billy Bob Thornton’s despicable shopping mall Santa. Hendricks will play:

‘An Ivy League-educated, »

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Enlists Christina Hendricks to Romance Billy Bob Thornton

7 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post ‘Bad Santa 2’ Enlists Christina Hendricks to Romance Billy Bob Thornton appeared first on /Film. »

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'Bad Santa 2' Brings in 'Mad Men' Star Christina Hendricks

6 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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