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Face-Off: Bad Santa vs. Elf

With December comes all the Christmas spirit you could hope for and then some. Whether you're a fan of the holiday or can't wait for it to be over, the cloying cheer throughout every mall, restaurant, and city street is palpable, accented by nonstop Christmas songs on the radio and the same old movies on TV. Strangely enough, 2003 produced more than one quirky Christmas comedy featuring mall...
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Mean Girls director Mark Waters set to helm Bad Santa 2

When bringing Billy Bob Thornton back for a BAD SANTA sequel, you might as well recruit a director who has a "mean" history of their own. Mark Waters , best known for directing MEAN GIRLS, has landed the gig to helm BAD SANTA 2 for Broad Green Pictures and Miramax. The FREAKY FRIDAY filmmaker will lead Willie Stokes through the next chapter of his life, but he won't have to do so...
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Bad Santa 2 to start production in January for 2016 holiday season release

After almost twelve years of "will there or won't there be a BAD SANTA 2," Miramax and Broad Green Pictures have officially announced that filming for the sequel will begin this January in Montreal, and the plan is to release it during the 2016 holiday season. In a press release, Miramax’s EVP of Film & TV Zanne Devine said “We’ve been waiting...
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Director Doug Ellin hopes to start shooting Bad Santa 2 this fall

Last year Billy Bob Thornton said he was waiting for the BAD SANTA 2 script, and the latest word on the sequel is that the script still isn't done, but filming may start this fall. Director Doug Ellin ( ENTOURAGE , KISSING A FOOL) joined the development hell project back in 2013, and while speaking with Collider , said if they can get the script right, he's supposed to...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Santas behaving badly

This week the Christmas spirit is in full swing, and admittedly it can be too much at times. I imagine that applies even more so to anyone who has to throw on the coat and boots and play the man with constant cheer and knees of steel. If the thought of that tires you out, then you may find this exclusive JoBlo video more than therapeutic. Courtesy of Jesse Shade, we now have a supercut...
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Billy Bob Thornton says Bad Santa 2 is still happening

Ever since its release in 2003, BAD SANTA has become a Christmas staple for those seeking something a little bit more vulgar than the likes of ELF or IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. In a recent discussion at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, Billy Bob Thornton confided that there were still plans for a BAD SANTA 2, and he has very realistic expectations for...
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Nicolas Cage and Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff teaming up for Lost Melody

The Wrap is reporting that director Terry Zwigoff (GHOST WORLD, BAD SANTA) wants Nicolas Cage for the lead in his new film LOST MELODY. Zwigoff co-wrote the script with Melissa Axelrod and is about a man stuck in a bad marriage with a nagging wife who ends up falling in love with a prostitute. How precious, right? Not exactly: it's described as a " wonderful darkly-funny...
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Fred Armisen to team up with Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff for Untitled Comedy

Fans of both Fred Armisen and Terry Zwigoff , get ready to be happy. The BAD SANTA director is set to team up with the SNL and Portlandia comedian for an Untitled comedy, gearing up to start shooting in the fall. The film (formerly called AND JUSTICE FOR AL) stars Armisen as "Al Fishkin, an innocent man who is set up for a minor crime and placed under house arrest in his childhood...
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