Bad Santa 2

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Moana’ Rules the Box Office on a Mixed Holiday Weekend

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by Jacob Hall November 27, 2016 @ 11:55 AM
Disney
The box office success of Moana feels like destiny: an old school Disney formula plus 21st century polish plus great songs plus the mere presence of Dwayne Johnson and near-universal critical notices is a surefire recipe for success. How do you bet...

‘Bad Santa 2’ Review: Objectively a Worse Santa Than Before

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by Matt Singer November 23, 2016 @ 8:31 AM
Broad Green Pictures
The opening of Bad Santa 2 feels exactly right The first movie gave its degenerate, safe-cracking mall Santa a glimmer of a happy ending, an absurd outcome for a man who had screwed and robbed and drank and cursed his way across a large swath of the Phoenix metro area. 12 years later, Bad Santa 2 finds its antihero back at rock bottom; alone, drunk, and broke. In a despairing voiceover, Billy Bob Thornton croaks out a treatise on the absence of happy endings in life — or any endings at all. Life, his Willie Soke muses, just goes on and on, consistently sucking forever. Then he writes a suicide note on an old pizza box and sticks his head in an oven.

‘Bad Santa 2’ Red Band Trailer: Santa’s Mom Is Coming to Town

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by Britt Hayes September 21, 2016 @ 12:02 PM
Broad Green Pictures
It seems pretty silly that anyone would bother with releasing a green band trailer for Bad Santa 2 — it’s not as if this movie is for people who aren’t aware of what they’re getting into. The whole selling point is Billy Bob Thornton as a booze-drenched, foul-mouthed and utterly despicable (that’s seriously an understatement) crook who dresses up as Santa. Any pretense of propriety has been dropped with the release of the second red band trailer which is, somehow, more crass than the first.

The ‘Bad Santa 2’ Red Band Trailer Is Here to Spoil Your Holiday Cheer

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by Britt Hayes August 9, 2016 @ 11:55 AM
Broad Green Pictures
It should go without saying, but the red band trailer for Bad Santa 2 is NSFW — or for life, really, but that depends on your level of sensitivity. If there was any doubt that the sequel could be as profane and gleefully repulsive as its predecessor, the latest trailer should restore your optimism…or cynicism, as it were. Never fear, Billy Bob Thornton’s unsavory Santa has returned, and he’s just as foul as ever.

Billy Bob Thornton Is Back in First ‘Bad Santa 2’ Images

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by Matt Singer August 2, 2016 @ 8:40 AM
Broad Green Pictures
I lied my way into a Bad Santa screening, which feels very appropriate given its amoral hero. I was still in grad school at the time, but I was already writing film reviews online, which should have precluded me from attending any sort of test screening of the kind I saw a guy recruiting audience members for outside a Manhattan movie theater in 2003. The recruiter handing out invitations looked me up and down and asked “What do you do for a living?”

‘Bad Santa 2’ Casts Christina Hendricks as Billy Bob Thornton’s Love Interest

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by Britt Hayes January 6, 2016 @ 7:43 PM
AMC / Miramax
So much for a Lauren Graham appearance in Bad Santa 2! Billy Bob Thornton’s foul-mouthed crook will have a new love interest in the upcoming sequel, as Christina Hendricks has joined the lineup, joining fellow new addition Kathy Bates and a few other returning stars whose names are not Lauren Graham.

Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Pushed Back to 2017, ‘Bad Santa 2’ Gets 2016 Release

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by Britt Hayes December 21, 2015 @ 8:04 PM
Entertainment Weekly / Miramax
Today in release date news: Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur has been pushed back from its 2016 slot to February 2017, with Warner Bros. trying to capitalize on the box office precedent set by another violent film directed by a white British guy. Meanwhile, the long-awaited Bad Santa 2 has been given an official 2016 release — just in time for next year’s holiday season.

‘Bad Santa 2’ Casts Kathy Bates as Billy Bob Thornton’s Foul-Mouthed Mother

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by Britt Hayes November 19, 2015 @ 10:29 PM
FX
After years of promises from Billy Bob Thornton, Bad Santa 2 is finally heading into production, with the actor set to reprise his role as booze-soaked, foul-mouthed con-man Willie in the follow-up to the 2003 comedy classic. While we still don’t know much about the long-developing sequel, the latest addition to the cast gives us some indication of what we can expect. We’re going to meet Willie’s mom.