Dec 212015

bad santa

I rather like Bad Santa; I thought it got the balance between being a welcome antidote to Christmas and actually being a genuine Christmas movie itself exactly right, and was often pretty funny. It’s taken a while for it to get a sequel, and I don’t think it actually need one; the original movie was a decent story that wrapped up nicely. However, it’s been decided to we are now going to get a sequel anyway. We don’t know anything about the plot yet, but Billy Bob Thornton will be returning as Willie Stokes, the washed-up department store Santa/safe cracker, as well as Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, who reprise their roles as Thornton’s partner Marcus and the kid [though he’s now a young man] he mentors, respectively. Kathy Bates joins the cast as Thornton’s mother. Mark Waters [Mean Girls] directs the film from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross, and I think it’s a shame that neither the original director nor the original writers are returning. Broad Green Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film with Miramax. It is intended for release towards the end of 2016.

I can’t say I have high hopes for this, considering the general standard of sequels to good comedy movies these days, but maybe I’ll be surprised…

Dr Lenera

Dr LeneraI'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.


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