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Relativity Fabricated Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Former Executive, Judge Says

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Relativity Media fabricated a memo detailing sexual harassment accusations against its former production president Adam Fields, a Los Angeles arbitration judge declared in late May. The judge’s finding also said studio founder Ryan Kavanaugh “must be” one of the parties who authored the document.

In an interim ruling in April, arbitration judge Terry Friedman awarded Fields almost $8.5 million in damages for breach of contract, and concluded that a memo discussing seven women at the studio who accused him of unwanted advances was fictional.

It’s unclear from the documents, submitted last week as Fields sought to be listed as a creditor following Relativity’s latest bankruptcy filing, whether Relativity signed off on the arbitration judge’s findings and agreed to the proposed settlement.

In a statement issued early Tuesday, a spokesman for Kavanagh and Relativity acknowledged that Fields won “a single count of breach of contract” but disputed that
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Donnie Darko

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

When high school kids get into creative writing
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‘Donnie Darko’ Turns 15: Richard Kelly On Making a Cult Film and Taking a Seven-Year Break

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‘Donnie Darko’ Turns 15: Richard Kelly On Making a Cult Film and Taking a Seven-Year Break
It’s been 15 years since “Donnie Darko” first hit theaters, but audiences are still clamoring to see writer-director Richard Kelly’s 2001 cult classic on the big screen. Arrow Films’ 15th anniversary release has sold out several screenings of a new 4k restoration of the film, which began an exclusive run at the British Film Institute in London on Saturday and expands nationwide in the U.K. on December 23. No plans have been announced regarding a potential release in the U.S.

Read More: ‘Donnie Darko’ to Receive 4K Blu-ray Restoration, Potentially Revealing the Mysteries of Time Travel

Set in 1988, the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled teenager who’s visited at night by an imaginary friend named Frank, a haunting figure wearing a large rabbit suit. Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, six hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, and manipulates him to commit a series of crimes while sleepwalking.
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Bad Santa 2 Animated Shorts Relive Willie's Past Adventures

Bad Santa 2 Animated Shorts Relive Willie's Past Adventures
Find out what Willie and Thurman Merman have been up to in the Nsfw Animated Shorts for Bad Santa 2. These animated shorts feature raunchy, laugh out loud moments from our favorite anti-hero as seen through the eyes of his trusty kind-hearted sidekick with the help of some clever animation. Don't miss this hilarious new comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly in theaters this Thanksgiving!

These animated shorts, which come courtesy of Broad Green Pictures, are entitled That's My Willie, which show that Thurman is still quite naive, as we see what Brett Kelly's Thurman Merman thinks about his hero, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton). These brief shorts feature Thurman's thoughts about Black Friday, how Willie taught Thurman how to drive when he was just 12 years old, and how Willie almost "caught a train" to the end of the line. What
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Check Out the New Bad Santa 2 Red Band Trailer

You better watch out: Bad Santa 2 is coming to town.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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. Check out the new Nsfw Red Band Trailer:

Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Kathy Bates, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by
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New Bad Santa 2 Red Band Trailer Is Hilariously Filthy and Nsfw

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New Bad Santa 2 Red Band Trailer Is Hilariously Filthy and Nsfw
Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton slips down the chimney in the new full length red band trailer for Bad Santa 2. This age-restricted trailer gives us a closer look at the unusual relationship Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) has with his volatile, foul-mouthed mother Sunny (Kathy Bates), as they team up to rob a charity. We also see more footage that showcases the naughty side of Christina Hendricks' Diane in this raucous new trailer.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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.

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Check Out the New Green Band Trailer for Bad Santa 2

Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee Christina Hendricks, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
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Check Out The Green-Band Trailer For Bad Santa 2

Broad Green Pictures and Miramax have released the Green-Band trailer from their upcoming sequel Bad Santa 2.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane,
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Check Out the Red Band Trailer for Bad Santa 2 Starring Billy Bob Thornton

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke.

Check out the new Red Band Trailer:

Fueled 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’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee Christina Hendricks, the
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Bad Santa 2 Red Band Trailer Gets Naughty with Billy Bob Thornton

Bad Santa 2 Red Band Trailer Gets Naughty with Billy Bob Thornton
Last month, the first trailer for Bad Santa 2 arrived, but we only got a quick glimpse of Billy Bob Thornton's iconic character Willie Soke. Just a few days ago, the first photos and poster surfaced that offered our first look at Brett Kelly's Thurman Merman and the return of Willie's diminutive sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox). If the first trailer didn't quite hit the spot, then perhaps this new red band trailer will, chocked full of R-rated language, nudity and much more, so watch at your own risk.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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
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Bad Santa 2 Gets A Red-Band Trailer

Broad Green Pictures and Miramax have released the red-band trailer from their upcoming sequel Bad Santa 2.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane,
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Thurman Merman Returns in First Bad Santa 2 Photos

Thurman Merman Returns in First Bad Santa 2 Photos
Wilder. Drunker. Badder. After dropping the first teaser trailer last week, Broad Green Pictures returns with a new motion poster for Bad Santa 2. And it has literally leaked online. But that's not the most exciting thing for fans of this Christmas comedy franchise. New photos have also debuted, and they give us a first look at Thurman Merman all grown-up!

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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.&#160

Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Kathy Bates,
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First Poster And New Photos From Bad Santa 2 Are Revealed

Broad Green Pictures and Miramax have released the poster/motion poster and photos from the upcoming sequel Bad Santa.

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled 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's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane,
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New Poster & Stills For Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2 Revealed – Opens November 23rd

Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke.

Fueled 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’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee Christina Hendricks, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
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Relativity Hires Veteran Producer Adam Fields as Co-President of Production

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Relativity has hired producer Adam Fields as its co-president of production. He’ll work alongside Dana Brunetti at the company, which has been beefing up its executive ranks as it emerges from bankruptcy. Fields most recently served as a consultant at Sony Pictures, but he has a long history with Relativiy, having worked on its movies “Limitless,” “Safe Haven” and “21 & Over.” Fields will have business affairs, physical production and post-production reporting to him at Relativity, while Brunetti will focus on the creative side of the studio’s film and TV business. Both executives report to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. Also Read: Netflix.
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Principal Photography Begins on Bad Santa 2

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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Warner Bros dates 'King Arthur Movie'

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Warner Bros dates 'King Arthur Movie'
Us Briefs: Plus, Broad Green dates ‘Bad Santa 2’; FilmRise acquires ‘The Inhabitants

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s Untitled King Arthur Movie from Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam (pictured) has been switched from July 22, 2016, to February 17, 2017.

Studio top brass plan to release the film day-and-date worldwide during this period – a strong time for school holidays around the globe.

The Untitled New Line Horror film produced by James Wan is now called Lights Out and moves from September 9, 2016, to July 22, 2016.

Warner Bros recently announced that the September 9, 2016, slot will be occupied by Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the drama about heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed a stricken passenger plane on the Hudson River and saved everybody on board.

Broad Green Pictures said Bad Santa 2 starring Billy Bob Thornton will open nationwide on November 23, 2016. Mark Waters will direct from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross. Geyer Kosinski and [link
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Warner Bros announces date shifts

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Warner Bros announces date shifts
Us Briefs: Plus, Broad Green dates ‘Bad Santa 2’; FilmRise acquires ‘The Inhabitants

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s Untitled King Arthur Movie from Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam (pictured) has been switched from July 22, 2016, to February 17, 2017.

Studio top brass plan to release the film day-and-date worldwide during this period – a strong time for school holidays around the globe.

The Untitled New Line Horror film produced by James Wan is now called Lights Out and moves from September 9, 2016, to July 22, 2016.

Warner Bros recently announced that the September 9, 2016, slot will be occupied by Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the drama about heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed a stricken passenger plane on the Hudson River and saved everybody on board.

Broad Green Pictures said Bad Santa 2 starring Billy Bob Thornton will open nationwide on November 23, 2016. Mark Waters will direct from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross. Geyer Kosinski and [link
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Eastwood’s Fistful Of Dollars: ‘Sniper’s Cume At $110.4M – 4-Day Actuals

Eastwood’s Fistful Of Dollars: ‘Sniper’s Cume At $110.4M – 4-Day Actuals
6th Update, Tuesday, 3 Pm: Rentrak Theatrical filed the weekend’s actuals with Warner Bros.American Sniper counting a four-week cume through yesterday of $110.4M. Talk about the spoils of war: American Sniper propelled the 2015 box office, in its first 19 days, 3.6% percent over the same frame last year with $667M. It stands to reason that this would be the highest-grossing four-day Mlk weekend of all-time with $248.5M after American Sniper broke a slew of records, read Eastwood’s career-high bow, best three-day opening ever during January and February. Previous Mlk record was 2009 with $231.5M when Sony comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop zoomed up a four-day bow of $39.2M. American Sniper had the biggest theater average of the four-day weekend with $30,100, followed by Sony Classic’s Still Alice, which chalked up $20,685 PTA or $248K in 12 venues.

The consensus is that American Sniper is going to hold for another two weekends. Wide releases
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Hot Trailer: Kevin Hart In ‘The Wedding Ringer’

Hot Trailer: Kevin Hart In ‘The Wedding Ringer’
A teaser trailer has dropped for The Wedding Ringer, the comedy featuring Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Josh Gad (Frozen) due out for the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend. In the pic, a loner hires a fake friend to play his best man in his upcoming wedding, and the two build an unlikely friendship. Kaley Cuoco, Ken Howard and Affion Crockett co-star. The film is directed and co-written by Jeremy Garelick and produced by Adam Fields and William Packer. Take a look:
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