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Donald Trump Crows About His ‘Home Alone 2’ Cameo: “One Of The Biggest” Christmas Hits

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Donald Trump Crows About His ‘Home Alone 2’ Cameo: “One Of The Biggest” Christmas Hits
Quick, what’s your favorite Christmas movie? Ask 10 people, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers — from It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street to A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation. Maybe even the less merry side of Die Hard or Bad Santa. And someone is bound to cite Home Alone.

But Home Alone 2? Well, that would figure prominently for at least one prominent figure.

President Donald Trump made a video conference call to U.S. troops overseas today and took a question as tough as any he has faced from the Grinchy media. One sergeant posited whether Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, in which Citizen Trump has a cameo, is his favorite holiday movie.

‘Well I’m in Home Alone 2,’ Potus said to laughter from the troops. “A lot of people mention it every year, especially around Christmas. They say – especially young kids – they say,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Christmas Evil (1980)

[Editor's Note: Originally published 12/24/16. This is one of my all-time favorite "Dust-Offs" from Scott, so I had to re-share it for Daily Dead readers in time for Christmas. Happy Holidays from the Daily Dead team! - Jonathan]

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land

Mommy and Santa, were getting on grand.

This threw little Harry, into such a tizzy

He grew up demented; delusional, dizzy.

He spied on the children, through windows he peered

To check if they’re nice, or if they be jeered.

He kept a big book, with names he did fill

Those who did or did not, follow St. Nick’s will.

His job at the toy plant, was covered in scorn

Co-workers would trick him, to work until morn.

He tried to be nice, and swallow his hate

But when they pushed Harry, ’twas too little, too late.

In full Santa gear, he took to the road

With presents for children, he had a full load.

His nondescript van, could give some folks pause

A sleigh painted on the side, a pedophile Claus. (Relax! He wasn’t.)

But though he was decent,
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Jake Paul Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 2017 Holiday Track “Litmas”

A trio of music producters have filed suit against YouTube star and aspiring rapper Jake Paul over a Christmas track he released back in 2017, titled "Litmas."

The producers -- Erik Belz, Jonathan Pakfar, and Shane Abrahams -- allege that Paul stole their work to use as the backing track for "Litmas," TMZ reports. They say they originally created the track, dubbed "Bad Santa," in 2015 -- and that Paul came across the work given that he shared a studio with the three producers on multiple occasions. Belz, Pakfar, and Abrahams are suing for copyright infringement, and want Paul to take down the song and compensate them for their fair share of profits to date.

"This is absolutely without merit and once again, a feeble and disturbing attempt at using the U.S. legal system to gain notoriety and relevance through frivolous legal claim," a spokesperson for Paul told TMZ. "Jake's legal
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6 Christmas Movies From Our Childhoods That Hold Up (& 4 That Don’t)

There are tons of Christmas movies, from old classics to modern takes, that we love to watch again and again each year. Some are joyful, others hilarious, and some touching, sweet, or even a bit risqué (think Bad Santa).

Related: Christmas Movies: 10 Memes That Are Too Hilarious

While the underlying theme of every Christmas movie can stand the test of time, sometimes there are films from our childhoods that don’t quite hold up anymore given the evolution of technology and modern societal shifts.

Which movies from our childhoods still hold up and which ones don’t? Here’s a look.
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King of the Jungle Gets Zac Efron as Wired Magazine Investigator Ari Furman

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King of the Jungle Gets Zac Efron as Wired Magazine Investigator Ari Furman
Zac Efron has officially signed on to star as Ari Furman in King of the Jungle.&#160 Writing/directing duo Glenn Ficarra and John are on board to direct the script by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning writing duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.&#160 Stx Films is in negotiations for the domestic rights, with MadRiver International continuing sales at the Afm next week.

Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) will play real-life investigator Ari Furman in King of the Jungle, which is based on a true story published in Cond&#233 Nast's Wired magazine by Joshua Davis. Longtime writing and directing duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are on board to direct the script by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning writing duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Charlie Gogolak will produce. Casting for the role of John McAfee is currently underway with start of principal photography slated for early 2020.

The film is from Cond&#233 Nast Entertainment,
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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime in November 2019

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Amazon is prepping for the couch-bound holiday season with the addition of several originals to the streamer this month. The second season of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” starring John Krasinski premiered Nov. 1 and season 4 of “The Man in the High Castle” will follow shortly after with a Nov. 15 debut. Additionally, Adam Driver-starrer “The Report” drops Nov. 29.

A number of classics including the 1963 film “From Russia With Love,” “Fatal Attraction,” “A View to A Kill,” and “Chinatown” also hit the streamer this month.

View the complete list below.

Nov. 1

A View To A Kill

Bad Santa

Big Top Pee-Wee

Chinatown

Diamonds Are Forever

Die Another Day

Double Jeopardy

Dr. No

Escape From Alcatraz

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *But Were Afraid To Ask

Fatal Attraction

Fire with Fire

Flashdance

For Your Eyes Only

Freelancers

From Russia With Love

Gloria (English Subtitled)

Goldeneye

Goldfinger

Kingpin

License To
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

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Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of everything new coming in November, and it includes the Amazon Original movie “The Report” starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, coming Nov. 29.

Based on a true story, “The Report” is described as following idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver), who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The fourth and final season of “The Man in the High Castle” is out Nov. 1. According to Amazon’s description: “America will witness rebellion on both coasts as Juliana and Wyatt join forces with an
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming in November 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that the docudrama “The Report” will debut on the streaming service in November. This Oscar contender, which chronicles the Senate investigation into the CIA, stars Adam Driver as a dogged investigator and Annette Bening as the crusading Senator Dianne Feinstein. Also premiering is the heartwarming “Brittany Runs a Marathon” which, like “The Report,” debuted at the Sundance film festival to rave reviews.

Five original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in November. Among these is the sophomore season of the thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” with John Krasinski taking on the title character played on film by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. Back for its fourth season is “The Man in the High Castle,” which imagines a post-wwii world in which the Axis powers have won.

And in association with the NFL Channel, Amazon will continue to stream “Thursday Night Football,
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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 234 – Zombieland 2: Double Tap

I don’t fully understand why, but Hollywood has this massive hard-on for releasing sequels to comedies 10 years after the original is released. With the exception of Super Troopers 2 they have all been absolute garbage. Anchorman, Zoolander, Bad Santa, if you loved a comedy in the late ’00’s chances are there’s a terrible sequel […]

The post Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 234 – Zombieland 2: Double Tap appeared first on Dread Central.
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Billy Bob Thornton Says He Was Genuinely Drunk In That Bad Santa Scene

Bad Santa was an unexpected Christmas hit, featuring a drunk, foul-mouthed Billy Bob Thornton as a crook who takes on the role of Santa Claus with unexpected and hilarious results. The cult comedy classic went down well with most audiences but was slammed by some for showing an incarnation of Santa who was crass, vulgar and perpetually intoxicated. And now, Thornton has revealed in a new interview that he took the ‘drunk’ part of the character to method acting extremes, particularly for the infamous drunken rampage scene.

“I drank about three glasses of red wine for breakfast… Then I switched over to vodka and cranberry juice, and then I had a few Bud Lights. By the time I got to that scene there, I barely knew I was in a movie.”

Of course, this incident is only one indication of a serious alcohol problem that Thornton was dealing with at the time.
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Billy Bob Thornton Admits He Was Really Drunk Shooting Bad Santa Mall Scene

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Billy Bob Thornton Admits He Was Really Drunk Shooting Bad Santa Mall Scene
Billy Bob Thornton took his method acting to the next level while making 2003's Bad Santa. The actor admits he got nearly blackout drunk for one particular scene. It seems that Thornton was drinking a lot at that time and admits he wasn't the easiest guy to deal with while making the now-classic Christmas movie. Co-star Tony Cox once asked Thornton if he was high while they were working. "Every day," replied the actor and Cox still doesn't know to this day if he was kidding.

In a new interview, Billy Bob Thornton admits, "I do have a method actor aspect to myself," before launching into his Bad Santa story. In the movie, Thornton plays department store Santa Claus Willie Soke, who just so happened to be an alcoholic. In one particular scene, Willie goes on a drunken rampage, which was apparently very real. Thornton explains.

"I drank about three
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Billy Bob Thornton Reveals He 'Was Drunk' While Filming an Iconic Bad Santa Scene

Billy Bob Thornton Reveals He 'Was Drunk' While Filming an Iconic Bad Santa Scene
Billy Bob Thornton took a method style approach to his 2003 holiday classic Bad Santa.

The actor, 64, opened up about the making of the film during a sit-down interview on Entertainment Weekly‘s Couch Surfing. Thornton played Willie T. Stokes who reunites with his friend every year for a holiday con.

Posing as a Santa Claus at a mall, Stokes arrives drunk during a photocall with children looking to tell Santa about their Christmas lists. Thornton admitted he “was drunk” during the scene as a way to get into character.

“It’s so obvious. I drank about three glasses of red wine for breakfast.
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WarnerMedia’s HBO Max Sets Executive Team Led By Kevin Reilly

WarnerMedia’s newly christened HBO Max streaming service has announced titles and roles for a slate of executives across creative and business operations and strategy.

Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV, made the official announcement of the team leading original programming and acquisitions for the service. Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of Entertainment & Direct-To-Consumer for AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, has ultimate oversight of the streaming group. HBO Max will debut in the spring of 2020 for a monthly subscription price to be determined. The company has also promised an ad-supported component, but as yet has not revealed any details of that offering.

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, is the lead executive at HBO Max, reporting to Reilly, in a role originally signaled in January. Aubrey and Reilly worked closely together at TNT to overhaul its original programming strategy, premiering shows like The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws and I Am The Night.
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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5, Episode 6

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Season 5, Episode 6: The Little Prince Plot: The characters try to fix a plane so they can escape from an area where a nuclear power plant may be about to have another meltdown. Review: I feel like Thurman Merman in Bad Santa when he peels open a new day on his messed-with, chocolate-dispensing advent calendar to find a piece of candy corn within. He expresses disappointment, and Billy Bob Thornton's…
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Hulu in July: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Hulu is out with its list of new content coming in July, and highlights include the “Veronica Mars” revival and the series premiere of the new “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” We also have the list of everything that’s being removed from the streaming service at the end of July.

Season 1-3 of the original “Veronica Mars” series will be available starting July 1, so you can brush up on all the background knowledge you’ll need to fully enjoy Season 4 when it drops July 26, with Kristen Bell returning the starring role as the title character after almost 15 years. Here’s everything we know about the revival so far.

The new Mindy Kaling-produced “Four Weddings and a Funeral” series comes July 31, with “Game of Thrones” star Nathalie Emanuel in the lead role. Original star Andie MacDowell will return as a guest star.

Also Read: Summer TV Premiere Dates: Here's
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Here’s What’s New on Hulu in July 2019

Hulu has announced titles that are coming to the streaming service this July. Notable additions include the first three seasons of Veronica Mars (ahead of the forthcoming fourth season), Airplane!, An American Werewolf in London, Bad Santa, Big Fish, Bull Durham, Child’s Play (1988), Con Air, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Hard Candy, Minority Report, The Quiet American, Reservoir Dogs, Rocky, Sleepy Hollow, Spaceballs, Superbad, The Silence of the Lambs, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Gone Baby Gone, and Apollo 11. These are some really great titles that show while Hulu may seem like …
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Joker and Harley Quinn Team-Up Movie No Longer Happening in the Dceu?

Joker and Harley Quinn Team-Up Movie No Longer Happening in the Dceu?
The Dceu might be done with Jared Leto Joker movie projects for the time being. According to sources, the Joker & Harley Quinn movie, along with the Dceu solo Joker project, aren't happening anymore, or if they are, they aren't a major priority. Margot Robbie's Birds of Prey is currently filming and Jared Leto is in the U.K. preparing to start work on Sony's Morbius the Living Vampire. Many believe that Leto is finished playing the Clown Prince of Crime, though that has yet to be confirmed.

It appears that the Joker & Harley Quinn movie, along with the Dceu solo Joker project have "fallen by the wayside" at Warner Bros. The studio has a massive success on its hands with James Wan's Aquaman and looking to move forward, away from the connected Dceu projects. Along with Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam!, and Aquaman 2, the studio is preparing
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‘Ramy’: Mecca Or Burning Man? Ramy Youssef Explores The Question In Muslim Comedy – TCA

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‘Ramy’: Mecca Or Burning Man? Ramy Youssef Explores The Question In Muslim Comedy – TCA
“What does it feel like if you want to go to Mecca and also want to go to Burning Man?” That’s the question posed by Ramy Youssef, creator and star of the forthcoming Hulu eponymous series.

“There’s a festival vibe,” he joked at TCA, where he answered questions about the show with exec producer Jerrod Carmichael and showrunner Bridget Bedard.

Ramy is based on the real-life experiences and comedy of Youssef. Co-created and co-written with Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, the series takes viewers into the world a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test, and a Millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. The studio is A24 with Ravi Nandan also exec producing.

“I want
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Sony announces movie adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s Shrink

Deadline is reporting that Sony is moving forward with a feature film adaptation of Shrink, a webcomic series from Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, which revolves around Dr. Jessica Powers, a female psychiatrist with superhero clientele.

The project is being produced by Liefeld, Doug Belgrad (Charlie’s Angels) and Adam Fields (Donnie Darko), and is described as “a high concept twist on Analyze This”, which Sony hopes will “mine the same comedic action vein” as 20th Century Fox’s hit Deadpool movie franchise.

See Also: Deadpool 3 will happen, claims Rob Liefeld

Fields is said to have discovered an old script for Shrink by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa which Sony first acquired back in 2000. Although the rights to the comic had since lapsed, the studio then quickly signed a new deal with Liefeld.

The post Sony announces movie adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s Shrink appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘Shrink,’ Based On ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld’s Comic, Resurrected At Sony For Potential Feature Franchise

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‘Shrink,’ Based On ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld’s Comic, Resurrected At Sony For Potential Feature Franchise
Exclusive: Shrink, a original IP based on Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld’s story about a female psychiatrist with a superhero clientele is being produced by Doug Belgrad and his production company 2.0 with producer Adam Fields and Liefeld at Sony Pictures. The project would mine the same comedic action vein as the R-rated Deadpool franchise, which is a wise-cracking, subversive twist on superhero movies.

The story has been described as a high-concept twist on Analyze This, and we hear that this was a mid-six against a seven figure deal for the comic book creator. Sony had no comment.

The project was found by Fields who basically dived into Sony’s 30 years of abandoned development and pulled out what looks to be a plumb project and potentially huge action/comic franchise for the studio from one of the signature names in the comic book industry — Liefeld, who became a fan-favorite artist in
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