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Casting Net: 'Bad Santa 2' snags Christina Hendricks Christina Hendricks is getting into the perverse holiday spirit. The former Mad Men star has signed up for Bad Santa 2. She plays Diane, the head of a charity organization, which sounds polar opposite to Billy Bob Thornton’s Willy Soke. The sequel...

'Bad Santa 2' sets November 2016 release date Christmas 2015 is almost upon us, but it’s already time to start looking ahead to next year — specifically, the long-awaited return of Billy Bob Thornton’s hilariously degenerate mall Santa, Willy Soke. Broad Green Pictures announced Monday that Bad Santa 2 will officially be released on...

Kathy Bates Gets in the Holiday Spirit for ‘Bad Santa 2’ Billy Bob Thornton‘s Willie Soke is back for Bad Santa 2, as are Tony Cox‘s Marcus and Brett Kelly‘s Thurman Merman. But now the sequel has made its first new addition. Kathy Bates is joining the black-hearted holiday comedy, which will be directed by Mean Girls helmer Mark Waters. More on the Bad Santa 2 Kathy Bates casting after the jump.  THR reports Bates has locked in her deal to play Sunny Soke, “the foulmouthed, tough-as-nails mother to Thornton’s mall Santa, Willie Soke.” In real life, Bates is only seven years older than the 60-year-old Thornton.

'Bad Santa 2' Is Coming Christmas 2016 Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role as Willie Soke in 'Bad Santa 2', which begins shooting in January.

'Bad Santa 2' Is Coming Christmas 2016 Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role as Willie Soke in 'Bad Santa 2', which begins shooting in January.

Why No Mention of Thailand or Its Language in Owen Wilson/Pierce Brosnan Thriller "No Escape"

12:11 PM 8/29/2015 by Senh Duong
Owen Wilson in "No Escape"
When I was writing my review of the Owen Wilson/Pierce Brosnan action thriller “No Escape,” I was surprised -- and curious -- to find that there’s NOT a single mention of Thailand in the film’s official synopsis. It just uses “Southeast Asia” as the setting.

Daily Box Office: "No Escape" Opens to $1.2M on Wednesday

12:12 PM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
Owen Wilson in "No Escape"
I was predicting Owen Wilson’s action thriller “No Escape” to do $15M this weekend. Well, it looks like I’ll be wrong. According to, “No Escape” took in $1.2M yesterday, and that includes $300K from Tuesday evening screenings.

The San Sebastian Film Festival announced this morning that Alejandro Amenabar's thriller Regression will open their 63rd edition. The festival runs from September 18th through 26th. Set in Minnesota in 1990, detective Bruce Kenner is investigating a strange case involving Angela, who has accused her father of a terrible crime. When the father confesses his guilt, a renowned psychologist is brought in to assist.Regression stars Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis and Aaron Ashmore.... [Read the whole post on]

Laurence Fishburne boards Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt will star in Sony's sci-fi romance flick PASSENGERS, in which they'll play the only two conscious passengers on a cryogenic sleeper ship heading to a new colony; Michael Sheen is also on board as a robot who travels alongside the romantic twosome and now THR reports that another actor has joined the not-so-solitary colony ship with the news that... Read More...

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