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Best Santa Claus Movies of All Time

Who doesn't love Santa Claus? This jolly, rotund individual with the big white beard is loved and revered by all. In fact, he is the ultimate uniter. I defy you to tell me any religion that doesn't at least smile somewhat (regardless of how they feel about Christmas) when they see this iconic being. Santa Claus has been portrayed by people of all walks of life. Some looking like the Jolly Ole Saint Nick we see in Norman Rockwell paintings, and other's looking like Don Knotts. Santa is a symbol and that symbol has found no better home (no pun intended) than on the silver screen.

For years this character has been portrayed in movies. He has appeared in cameos and starring roles. In fact, it seems that just adding Santa Claus (and the holiday season) to a film can make it have a longer life. People love nostalgia. They
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Newswire: Melissa McCarthy to star in a Christmas musical called Margie Claus

Melissa McCarthy is about to make a try for the holiday musical canon; per The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy has signed on to produce and star in Margie Claus, a new musical comedy that she’s working on with her husband and frequent production partner, Ben Falcone.

Starring McCarthy as Santa Claus’ wife, Margie, the film hopes to give the actress an Elf-style Christmas vehicle of her very own. Falcone—who also helmed Tammy and The Boss—will direct, from a script he’s co-writing with Benched creator Damon Jones.

Meanwhile, it’s unclear where Margie Claus—in which McCarthy’s character is forced to venture out of the workshop when her husband disappears on Christmas Eve—will fall in the wider “People With The Last Name Claus” Cinematic Universe, or if the producers have approached Fred Claus star Vince Vaughn about reprising his classic role.
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Vince Vaughn (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

Vince Vaughn (Courtesy: AP Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I think what happened to me after The Break-Up was I was kind of more ‘booking jobs’ and not working from that same catalyst of, ‘I really believe in this and we all want to make the same movie,'” acknowledges the actor Vince Vaughn as we sit down at the London West Hollywood hotel to discuss his career on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. Following a remarkable run of hit comedies in the early 2000s — among them, 2003’s Old School, 2004’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Starsky & Hutch and 2005’s Wedding Crashers — Vaughn had deliberately pivoted towards drama with the 2006 dramedy.

“But I didn’t follow through on it,” the 46-year-old says with unmistakable regret. Instead, he lost his way for a decade, during which he was humbled by critical and commercial disappointments — see Fred Claus
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The Twelve Days of Classic Christmas Movies – vote for your favourite!

Author: Cai Ross

Christmastime is here. Presumably you already have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a turkey and some mistletoe, and your first screaming argument about who’s cooking for who and where. ’Tis the season for such timeless traditions, and along with a collective craving for manifestly ill-judged food combinations and a moratorium on our disapproval of comedy knitwear, classic Christmas movies are now a vital part of the great yuletide experience.

But what precisely is a classic Christmas movie? Timeless vintage offerings like Holiday Inn and Miracle on 34th Street are stuffed from titles to credits with all things Christmassy, yet you’ll also find films like Casablanca and The Great Escape on many festive film lists, which have nothing more to do with Christmas than Cannibal Holocaust.

Even the single greatest ‘Christmas Movie’ of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life has a pretty tenuous connection with the Holiday Season,
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Movie Review – Office Christmas Party (2016)

Office Christmas Party, 2016.

Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Jamie Chung, Rob Corddry, Abbey Lee, Kate McKinnon, Karan Soni, and Matt Walsh.


In Office Christmas Party, when the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Hollywood’s infatuation with the Christmas movie dissipated years back. Long are the days of angelic Cary Grant descending upon the life of embittered David Niven or Michael Caine finding hope in felt puppets. In place, new-found cynicism drowns. That joyous Christmas spirit, drunk on a glass too many of sherry as they sing carols
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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar




When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success,
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2015, the year in losers: Meek Mill, Tidal and Jeremy Clarkson

The past 12 months have been one big trip to Loserville and here are those who got a one way ticket

TV’s answer to Speed 2: Cruise Control, True Detective’s second series squandered every last scintilla of goodwill generated by its first. A hackneyed La noir tale of bad men doing bad things, it boasted a plot that was both baffling and insultingly dumb, and dialogue out of GTA: Vice City. And frankly, whoever thought that Vince “Fred Claus” Vaughn would make a good mob boss should never be allowed near a writers’ room again. No word yet on whether HBO will bother making a third one.

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Enchanted 2 still on the way, but Disney gives it a new title

Enchanted 2 is still in the works over at Disney, but they’ve given it a new title. Enchanted 2 becomes Disenchanted

Enchanted 2 will still happen, according to Collider, though will be known under a different name.

The 2007 movie Enchanted was really well received. Starring Amy Adams, James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey, the film, which revolved around a princess who crosses from the animated world into the real world, featured some fantastic songs, a great story and a huge heart. Enchanted 2 has been in the works at Disney for ages, but it had gone off the boil very recently.

The great news is that the film is still being planned with The Proposal‘s Anne Fletcher directing. The film will now be known as Disenchanted, and Jessie Nelson (Fred Claus) will be re-doing the screenplay.

We don’t know a lot more than that, but it’s great
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Enchanted 2 to film next year, new director found

Simon Brew Oct 7, 2016

Amy Adams is finally set to return for Enchanted 2, which has landed the director of the Hairspray musical...

A year after Disney resurrected the idea of a sequel to the lovely Enchanted, the studio is finally pressing ahead with the project. It's hired Adam Shankman (Hairspray) to direct the movie, and it's now being reported that the plan is to get it shooting by next summer. That would suggest a 2018 release date.

Amy Adams will, as you'd hope, return for the film. More as we hear it...


From September 2015...

Well, we presumed this one had pretty much died a death. As much fun as we had with 2007's Enchanted, the hugely entertaining Disney movie where Amy Adam's Princess crosses over from animation to live action, it's been a while since we heard anything of the sequel. There had been talk last year of a new script being ordered,
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Enchanted 2 comes back to life

The sequel to the delightful Enchanted, starring Amy Adams, has come back to life at Disney...

Well, we presumed this one had pretty much died a death. As much fun as we had with 2007's Enchanted, the hugely entertaining Disney movie where Amy Adam's Princess crosses over from animation to live action, it's been a while since we heard anything of the sequel. There had been talk last year of a new script being ordered, but nothing seemed to come of it.

When the film was first talked about around five years ago, The Proposal's Anne Fletcher was taking over from Tarzan's Kevin Lima as director. Amy Adams was expected to return, as were fellow cast members Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden (although the fate of Susan Sarandon's villain was unclear).

It's now being reported that Disney has reawakened its interest in Enchanted 2, which is now
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Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Keaton's Love the Coopers trailer will get you in the mood for Christmas

Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Keaton's Love the Coopers trailer will get you in the mood for Christmas
Christmas may still be a few months away, but Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Keaton will get you right in the spirit with this delightful trailer for Love the Coopers.

There are festive gags a plenty and narration by the legendary Steve Martin in a teaser that explores why we endure herculean challenges to travel home for the holidays.

Between Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) trying to pass off military man Joe (Jake Lacy) as her fiancé and single dad Hank (Ed Helms) wrangling a very sassy daughter, it's sure to be an eventful Christmas for the Coopers this year.

Steven Rogers – of Ps I Love You and Hope Floats fame – penned the festive comedy for director Jessie Nelson.

Nelson's had a varied career thus far, producing another wacky Christmas comedy called Fred Claus and directing the gripping Oscar-nominated drama I Am Sam.

Love the Coopers opens on November 13 in the Us.
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The Charming "Danny Collins" Deserved More Time in the Spotlight

Charming. That’s the one word to describe Dan Fogelman’s brand of filmmaking. With a background that includes penning Cars, Fred Claus, and Tangled, his more recent, and perhaps breakthrough turn was as scribe of the, yes, charming Crazy, Stupid, Love. With a career altering performance from Steve Carell and a supporting cast that toted great turns by Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Stone, with a little Kevin Bacon tossed in the starpower salad, Crazy, Stupid, Love deftly mixed midlife drama with heart-melting sincerity, all overpowered by good laughs throughout. Charming.

With Danny Collins, Fogelman makes his directorial debut with a cast fit for awards season and a project that is, well, you get it.

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Disney is Making a Movie About Prince Charming’s Less-Popular Brother

The project will be a comedic twist for the studio's current live-action fairy tale trend, seemingly like Enchanted meets Fred Claus

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Round-Up: They Live Apparel, Trailers for Humans, Mad Max Video Game

Cavity Colors and Van Orton Design have released limited T-shirts and tank tops inspired by the aliens from John Carpenter's film, They Live. Also in this round-up: trailers for AMC's Humans and the Mad Max video game.

They Live Apparel: A special collaboration, the "Exposure" clothing features a split, futuristic take on the aliens from They Live:

"Exposure" T-shirt:

"The left side of the image represents the first time Rowdy Roddy Piper puts on the infamous sunglases, and he sees the subliminal imagery and aliens in grayscale. The color side represents when you finally see “Them” in full color and fully exposed to the world!"

Priced at $24, this limited maroon shirt is printed on 100% cotton fabric and is prone to sell out quickly. To learn more about the Cavity Colors' They Live T-shirt, visit:

"Exposure" Tank Top:

Also priced at
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True Detective season 2: new trailer, images

"Sometimes your worst self is your best self," says Vince Vaughn in the latest trailer for True Detective season 2. Get a look here...

According to Vince Vaughn in this new True Detective season 2 trailer, "sometimes your worst self is your best self." But if that's his way of trying to make us change our minds about The Internship, he's got another thing coming.

Jokes at Vince Vaughn's expense aside, the Delivery Man and Fred Claus star (sorry, no more jokes, promise) is looking pretty serious and stern in this latest look at True Detective season 2. Here's the trailer, if you want to see for yourself...

We also got a new batch of stills from the show, which you can see here...

And here's the synopsis for the new season, if you need a reminder:

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom
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Watch: First Trailer for AMC’s Sci-Fi Series Humans, Premiering June 28th

"I helped create you." The sinister side of artificial intelligence is teased in the first trailer for AMC's sci-fi series, Humans, premiering Sunday, June 28th at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the
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Interview: Director Dan Fogelman on Nurturing ‘Danny Collins’

Chicago – Dan Fogelman is a familiar behind-the-scenes creator, having wrote scripts and screenplays for “Cars,” “Fred Claus,” “Tangled,” “The Guilt Trip” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” He takes on his first directorial effort, the story of “Danny Collins,” a faded rock star who finds redemption through a lost letter from John Lennon.

Danny Collins” stars Al Pacino as the title character, who goes on a journey to find his estranged son, portrayed by Bobby Cannavale. The all-star cast includes Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer, and highlights the process of re-engineering a life that has drifted the wrong way. Dan Fogelman wrote the screenplay inspired by a true story (the background of which is below), and got the opportunity to direct his script.

Al Pacino as the Title Character in ‘Danny Collins,’ Directed by Dan Fogelman

Photo credit: Bleecker Street Media

Fogelman grew up in New Jersey – where “Danny Collins
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Watch: Nsfw Red-Band Clip For ‘Unfinished Business’ Highlights Vince Vaughn And His Imperceptible Penis & More

A dirty secret around The Playlist parts: we love Vince Vaughn. Or rather, a few of us really like Vince Vaughn when he is in R-Rated comedies like “Wedding Crashers” or…. well, maybe mostly “Wedding Crashers.” The last few years have been more than unkind to almost all of his comedy choices and the comedy projects that he and his team develop, from "Fred Claus," "Four Christmases," "Couples Retreat," The Dilemma," "The Watch" to more recent fare like “Delivery Man.” In short, Vaughn hasn’t starred in a worthwhile comedy since “The Break-Up” in 2006 which itself is still uneven (but much more grown-up than you’d expect). And so he’s got another comedy in the works, “Unfinished Business,” which once again taps Ken Scott, the French Canadian director of “Delivery Man” (which is a remake of Scott’s own “Starbuck” -- Hollywood came knocking and he answered). The movie
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First Look: Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, & More In ‘Danny Collins'; Ryan Adams Scoring The Film

You probably know the name Dan Fogelman. He's the Hollywood screenwriter behind such animated movies as "Cars," "Bolt," and "Tangled," but also family comedies like "Fred Claus," "Crazy, Stupid, Love," and “The Guilt Trip.” Like many screenwriters before him, Fogelman has made the leap to filmmaking. Originally titled “Imagine,” now known as “Danny Collins,” Fogelman's directorial debut follows an aging rock star who decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. Al Pacino plays the titular Danny Collins, and the movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer. Here’s the official synopsis: Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and...
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Susan Downey Talks The Judge, Radical Changes in Developing the Script, Sherlock Holmes 3 Status, Pinocchio, Yucatan, and More

Now playing in theaters is director David Dobkin’s The Judge. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey. The film also stars also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton,Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare. For more on The Judge,watch the trailer or these eight clips. At the recent Los Angeles press
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