‘The Strangers 2’ Trailer Knows You’re Alone Now
Not long after The Strangers was released back in 2008, a sequel to Bryan Bertino’s insanely effective horror thriller was put in development. Almost 10 years later, and the first trailer for that sequel has finally arrived — and it handily diminishes some of our skepticism about the follow-up, which Bertino does not appear to be involved with whatsoever (aside from an original screenplay credit). Instead, the sequel was directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) and written by Ben Ketai (The Forest).
Michael Shannon Is Mistaken for Bigfoot in ‘Pottersville’ Trailer
Pottersville looks like it has been competently Photoshopped together using clips of all these actors’ other movies, with a layer of digital falling snow filtered over it.
Hendricks, Slattery Join Matt Weiner's New Amazon Drama
Just over ten years after Mad Men began, Roger and Joan are together again. Matt Weiner has plucked two Sterling-Cooper alum for his new history-spanning Amazon drama The Romanoffs, as Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and more join the cast.
Christina Hendricks Joins ‘The Strangers 2’
When ScreenCrush ranked the best horror movies of the last 25 years, we put The Strangers, Bryan Bertino’s home invasion thriller starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, on the list at #21; not too shabby at all for a small thriller that had been delayed for almost a year before it was finally released in 2008. Talk of a sequel had popped up occasionally; ScreenCrush’s last report on developments comes from January 2015, when it was announced that Swiss filmmaker Marcel Langenegger would direct The Strangers 2. Today Deadline gives us an update, with another director attached, Johannes Roberts, and a major star signing on to be terrorized.
Brian De Palma to Direct Contemporary Thriller ‘Domino’
Hold on to your hats, folks, because today’s big announcement out of Hollywood is pretty huge. Brian De Palma, the director behind the likes of Mission: Impossible, Blow Out, and Scarface, is starting work on his next movie, and it’s going to be amazing. The contemporary thriller, titled Domino, will star Christina Hendricks and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as two cops from different countries who both find themselves on the trail of a CIA operative.
‘Fist Fight’ Trailer: Ice Cube and Charlie Day Go to War
More often than not, schoolteachers have just as much beef with each other as the students they teach. Acting like models of excellence in front of 30 or 40 kids a day has got to be exhausting, and sometimes we all just need to let off some steam. A movie starring both Charlie Day and Ice Cube — not to mention Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, and Christina Hendricks — hardly has to be marketed, but Warner Bros. has just released their second trailer for next year’s Fist Fight.
‘Bad Santa 2’ Review
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 NSFW
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.
Christina Hendricks Joins ‘Bad Santa 2’
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.