Bad Santa 2 trailer

The original Bad Santa did such a great job of balancing salty, sour, bitter, and sweet that it almost looked easy. But with the arrival of Bad Santa 2 this fall, we may get a better look at just how difficult it can be to pull off that trick.

There’s some key talent returning in front of the camera. Billy Bob Thornton returns to star as safecracker / mall Santa Willie Soke, along with Tony Cox as Willie’s partner in crime Marcus and Brett Kelly as Willie’s young friend Thurman Merman. Behind the camera, though, there are some major changes. Mark Waters steps up to the plate as director this time around, replacing Terry Zwigoff who helmed the first film, while Shauna Cross and Johnny Rosenthal step in for Glenn Ficarra and John Requa as screenwriters.

Can they replicate the foul-mouthed hilarity and surprising tenderness of the first film? Watch the NSFW Bad Santa 2 trailer below and judge for yourself.  Read More »

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Smurfs The Lost Village trailer

The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 were box office hits, if not exactly critical darlings, but the tiny blue creatures are headed in a different direction for their next big screen outing. Smurfs: The Lost Village is ditching the live-action component of the last two films, and instead will be a fully animated CG adventure about Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato) setting out to find her purpose in life.

Joe ManganielloJack McBrayer, and Danny Pudi voice three of the boy Smurfs who join Smurfette on her adventure, Rainn Wilson voices the evil Gargamel, and Mandy Patinkin is Papa Smurf. Watch the Smurfs: The Lost Village teaser trailer, plus an international teaser trailer, below. Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Bloopers - James McAvoy

When you’re dealing with the end of the world, things can get deadly serious. But as you will see on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, even in the face of grave danger, the cast makes plenty of time to get wacky. Bloopers are always an amusing part of the filmmaking process, but when then outtakes feature characters in full superhero wardrobe, they’re just that much more entertaining.

If you ever wanted to see Oscar Isaac dance in the creaky Apocalypse suit, Michael Fassbender flirt with James McAvoy, or Jennifer Lawrence elbow someone in the face, you can see all that and more in the X-Men Apocalypse bloopers reel after the jump. Read More »

Black Panther Plot Details

Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa may have made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, but he raises many questions that are still unanswered when the credits roll. Some of this is due to him being a supporting player in a movie that is really about Captain America and Iron Man, but much of it has to do with the fact that he’s going to be the subject of his own solo adventure, due out in 2018.

So fret not! Boseman himself says that any of your lingering Black Panther questions will be answered in the next movie.

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Avatar: Discover Pandora

The creatures, environments, and cultures of James Cameron‘s Avatar will be featured in a new, 12,000-square-foot entertainment and educational experience set to debut in Taipei, Taiwan on December 7th, 2016 before touring the world. See some concept images and find out more, after the jump.

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star wars classified

As much as I enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this whole “Disney buys Lucasfilm and resets the Star Wars canon” thing has been worth it for the new comics. The new books being published by Marvel have been solid all around and often sublime, capturing the voices of beloved characters and sending them on fantastic missions to every corner of this sprawling universe. Marvel has not been treating this as a cash-in side project – they’ve been routinely attaching upper tier writers and artist to these series and the results have been, more often than not, wonderful.

Another new Star Wars comic from Marvel has appeared on the horizon from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker and there’s no title yet. In fact, it’s just being called Star Wars: Classified at the moment, with retailers being encouraged to order issues before the premise is even revealed.

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Harry Potter House For Sale

Before Harry Potter was whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he spent most of his childhood at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, better known as the household where The Dursley family lived. Now if you happen to be looking for a new home in England, you can live in the same house (kind of).

Right now there’s a real estate listing for a home in Berkshire, England featuring a house in the same neighborhood where the Harry Potter franchise shot several scenes. While it’s not exactly the same house, it’s in a neighborhood where all the houses are pretty much the same, so this could be as close as you’ll get. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • New character details are revealed for the new Star Wars: Battlefront Death Star DLC.
  • Explore a beautifully crafted Mos Eisley developed by some game designers in their free time.
  • Meet Bendu, the new Star Wars Rebels character voiced by Tom Baker.
  • Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund explains his contribution to the Star Wars universe.
  • The Star Wars Rebels season one soundtrack is finally available for purchase.
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Black Panther Suit Created by Visual Effects

The creation of the entirely computer generated superhero suit for Green Lantern in the 2011 film was so bad that star Ryan Reynolds mocked it when he played Deadpool earlier this year. However, it turns out that it’s possible to have an entire superhero suit created with visual effects, and you probably didn’t even know that it happened this past summer.

In Captain America: Civil War, we met T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a prince of Wakanda tragically turned king of the nation when an explosion kills his father. But in addition to being the new leader of his people, T’Challa is also the warrior known as Black Panther. And it turns out that the suit he wears just couldn’t be perfected practically, so they opted to have it created entirely with visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Find out more about the Black Panther suit created by visual effects after the jump. Read More »