Will Smith Christmas Movie Buzz Building

Will Smith Christmas Movie Buzz Building

There is a new Christmas movie heading to theaters this year and the buzz is building — even if it is getting late in the year. Will Smith is starting to promote Collateral Beauty, which is due in theaters December 16th. The film tells the story of a man — Smith, apparently — who suffers a personal tragedy and is trying to put his life back together. The film has an all-star cast of Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, and Keira Knightley. Billed as a “dramedy” Smith says the film is a curious mix of “It’s aRead more

Fight Before Christmas Movie Features Santa Divorce

Fight Before Christmas Movie Features Santa Divorce

Another brilliant Hollywood Christmas movie idea: have Santa and Mrs. Claus break up. That’s the premise of a new Christmas movie in the works to be titled “Fight Before Christmas”, as announced today by Variety The story centers on Mrs. Claus leaving Santa after 700 years of marriage and feeling unappreciated for her continued Christmas contributions. She departs just two weeks before the holiday — putting the fate of the holiday in jeopardy — so Santa flies from the North Pole to New York to win her heart back and save Christmas. What is it with Hollywood missing the peace,Read more

First Trailer for Christmas Eve Released

First Trailer for Christmas Eve Released

Maybe there is a new Christmas movie coming out this year. The first trailer for a film called Christmas Eve dropped yesterday. The film stars Patrick Stewart (Green Room), Jon Heder (Blades of Glory), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Gary Cole (Office Space). Here’s the official synopsis: When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve, they find that laughter, romance, and a little holiday magic will get them through – and change their lives in unexpected ways. A heartless real estate tycoon (Patrick Stewart) clings toRead more

Ice Cube: Not the Scrooge We’re Looking For

Ice Cube: Not the Scrooge We’re Looking For

We asked for a modern re-do of A Christmas Carol in the latest episode of the Merry Podcast and at least one of four competing movie studios wants to deliver. Universal Pictures has purchased the rights to a modern re-telling of the Dickens classic and has tabbed Ice Cube as Scrooge in what they promise will be a Christmas comedy. Ice Cube teams again with Tim Story, who brought Barbershop to the big screen, to head this project. Three other studios — MGM, New Line and Disney, of all people — were bidding on the script. Tentatively titled Humbug theRead more

Shatner Slashes Christmas

Shatner Slashes Christmas

The Christmas ghost story has come a long way since Dickens. Back then it was scary enough just to have Scrooge visited by three ghosts. But how about a Christmas tale where the ghosts have a bit more of an edge to them? That’s the Christmas wish of William Shatner — yes, of Captain Kirk fame. He is riding point on a new film coming out this year called A Christmas Horror Story. We told you about it months ago but today they posted an extended trailer with lots of juicy tidbits, so to speak: The story in this movieRead more

Yet Another Krampus Christmas Horror Flick Coming

Yet Another Krampus Christmas Horror Flick Coming

On December 4th, 2015 — just before St. Nicholas Day — the movie Krampus will debut. Loosely based on the ancient character of Christmas nightmares, Krampus, the new movie has a plot that won’t be giving you visions of sugar plums: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own,Read more

William Shatner Brings Horror to Christmas

William Shatner Brings Horror to Christmas

The Christmas movie genre is in a bit of a rut with several years having passed now without a major studio release of a holiday-themed tale. And while 2015 will go down in history as just another year of that drought it may also be earmarked as the year of Krampus on the Big Screen and a return of Christmas as the backdrop of new horror releases. The newest and the one sure to be seen is a film produced by William Shatner, of all people, called A Christmas Horror Story. Krampus is a Santa-like character of ancient origin celebratedRead more