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‘Bad Santa 2’ Trailer Comes Down the Chimney Sporting a Particularly RED Suit

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Whilst kids rejoice year in, year out when good ol’ Santa Claus comes bearing gifts, fans of the original Bad Santa have had to endure a wait of all of 13 years before being able to start celebrating Billy Bob Thornton’s return as everyone’s favourite anti-hero, Wille Soke. And to start the Christmas celebrations early, Entertainment One have let a red band trailer out of the sack.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – UK Fan Screening Footage and Exclusive Clip

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With just under two weeks to go until Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children releases in the UK, CinemaChords brings you the filmed highlights of a special UK fan screening held in London which was attended by the film’s cast, alongside Burton himself.

 

From visionary Director Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children follows Jake as he discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, uncovering a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Ahead of the September 29 release, the aforementioned star-studded event saw appearances from Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell and screenwriter Jane Goldman, and was captured in all its glory in the following highlights reel:

Along with the above footage of the fan screening event, 20th Century Fox has also unleashed a brand new clip in which Emma (Ella Purnell) demonstrates to Jake (Asa Butterfield) her peculiar abilities. Hold on tight…..

 

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE European Premiere Live!

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TONIGHT, London’s Leicester Square plays host to the European Premiere of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

In attendance will be stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg and Holly Hunter, as well as director Zack Snyder and producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven.

To celebrate the event you can enjoy the live stream below which will be available beginning at 6:15pm with an introduction from the carpet.

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Gerard Butler’s Most Bad-Ass Films

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After an unconventional start into acting (he was fired as a lawyer in Edinburgh due to his partying antics and moved to London), Gerard Butler has appeared in rom-coms, animations and even musicals, but the Scottish actor has emerged as an unashamed Hollywood bad-ass in some of the most iconic action films of recent times.

From an early role starring alongside James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to returning as one-man-army, Mike Banning, in London Has Fallen (in cinemas March 3), there is no end to the tough-guy roles that Butler can impress in.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen sees Butler in his latest action-packed role, as the relentless bodyguard to the US president, Mike Banning. Upon the discovery of a plot to assassinate the world leaders attending the Prime Minister’s funeral, he makes it his mission to stand firm against the relentless violence that awaits him. To celebrate the film’s release we take a look at Butler’s most violent performances.

 

300-movie-angry300 (2006)

Based on the 1998 comic series, 300 places Butler straight into to the Battle of Thermopylae in the centre of a truly epic war. Standing at the heart of the action, Butler is King Leonidas, head of 300 Spartans who he leads to fight against Persian “god-King” Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Outnumbered against more than 300,000 soldiers, fear is not an option as the Spartans put their extreme fighting skills to the test, refusing to part ways with their lethal weapons.Filled with anger, blood and brutality, 300 sees Butler in the goriest of violence and makes it one of his most iconic roles.

Gerard_Butler_in_Rocknrolla_Wallpaper_4_1280RocknRolla (2008)

A British crime comedy written and directed by expert crime filmmaker Guy Ritchie, RocknRolla sees Butler as an ambitious but small-time crook. Taking control as the leader against British mob boss Tom Wilkinson, he’s in control of the “Wild Bunch”, made up of an awesome threesome including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy. Money is the root of all evil in this battle of ego, filling scenes with robberies, beatings and all the cockney violence you would expect. Unlike the snarling beast we see in 300, Butler feels more at home in this gritty role, gracing our screens with action just as aggressive, but much more controlled.

360_law_abiding_1015Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen places revenge at the cause of the action, as Butler takes on the duty of fighting against a corrupt criminal justice system. Being forced to witness the death of his wife and daughter, prosecutor Jamie Foxx is unable to secure Butler the justice he so desperately needs. Taking the fight into his own hands it’s not just the killer that he’s after, but the district attorney too. With a grim determination Butler is relentless in his efforts, showcasing his expected brutal fist and a mind just as strong to go with it.

Machine-Gun-Preacher-Main-ReviewMachine Gun Preacher (2011)

As the ultimate tough-guy, Machine Gun Preacher sees Butler as Sam Childers, a former drug dealing biker. A biographical action drama based on children’s book Another Man’s War; Machine Gun Preacher forces Butler to put his threatening demeanor to use for the good of the children of South Sudan. A far cry from his usual violence,motivated by intentions of defeating crime and seeking revenge, protection is the heart of this obligation. From an alcoholic drunk to a converted Christian, this action-packed role sees him as a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children, forced to become soldiers by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

london_has_fallenLondon Has Fallen (2016)

The sequel to the intense hit Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen sees an explosive series of events after London becomes the setting for the Prime Minister’s funeral. With most world leaders in attendance, the event intends to stand as the most protected on earth. Instead, the intense security is infiltrated, and it emerges that the event is a deadly plot to kill each of the leaders, devastating every known London landmark in the process.With a sworn duty to protect the US president, the playing field is expanded from the claustrophobic White House to the streets of London and the stakes are higher as Mike Banning (Butler) fights to bring the people responsible to a violent end.

LONDON HAS FALLEN COMES TO CINEMAS MARCH 3

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Mad Max: Fury Road – Cannes Premiere Live Stream

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FRD-DS-00039Already tipped as the best action movie of the year, and in many cases the best movie of the year full stop, Mad Max: Fury Road gets its very own official gala screening as part of the Cannes 2015 opening night.

Both cast and crew members will be putting in appearances so, despite the fact most of us aren’t able to get over there to enjoy the ride (and the classy cocktails), CinemaChords is happy to be able to share the entire experience with you via the Cannes live stream (embedded below).

The Mad Max: Fury Road glamorous gala screening will take place at 19:30 tonight, 14 May, with the live stream for the event (below) going live roughly one hear earlier.

If you can’t wait that long for some Mad Max goodness then jump to the second embedded video below for interviews with George Miller, Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Doug Mitchell.

See you back here in a few hours for what is sure to be one of the biggest movie events of the year.

Synopsis:

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

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