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2008-12-10 04:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saint Nick doesn't have to be saintly for America to love him, according to a survey conducted by Blockbuster Inc. Movie lovers chose Tim Allen's portrayal in "The Santa Clause" as their favorite "nice" on-screen Santa. They chose Billy Bob Thornton's anti-Claus in "Bad Santa" as their favorite version of a less jolly old elf. The survey, conducted on blockbuster.com last month, asked movie lovers to choose their favorite naughty and nice...

2008-06-26 00:02:20

**  (111m | PG-13) When the executives at Paramount Pictures saw Billy Bob Thornton play a bitter, abusive, drunkard shopping-mall Kris Kringle in 2003's raunchy, bitingly funny "Bad Santa," they must have said to themselves, "If we water this down to a PG-13, we'll make a mint!" Thus was born this lackluster remake of a once-edgy yet family-friendly Little League comedy full of cursing pre-pubescent underdogs that has lost both its bite and its heart. Thornton is...

2006-07-10 00:01:15

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Terry Zwigoff ("Bad Santa") will direct an adaptation of the French novel "Happy Days" for current box office champ Johnny Depp's production company. Laurent Graff's story follows a thirtysomething man who decides to leave his wife and children and check himself into a rest home. There he develops a special bond with an old woman suffering from terminal cancer, taking her on a special journey as her last wish. "Johnny Depp asked me...

2006-05-04 08:14:11

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Take heart, art house movie fans: Big bad Tom Cruise and his Hollywood thriller "Mission: Impossible III" is not the only film in theaters on Friday. Small-time director Terry Zwigoff, whose low-budget films have won fans with quirky tales about people living on the edge of mainstream America, sees his comedy "Art School Confidential" open this week too. For people interested in art -- and not just movies, but painting, drawing and...

2005-12-20 09:30:00

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN -- Drunken Santas on a rampage in New Zealand, armed German robbers in Santa disguises, a British St. Nick wanted for flashing, and a Swedish vandal in a Santa outfit are giving the big man in red a bad name this year. Reports of "Bad Santas" breaking the law or otherwise wreaking havoc have been circulating around the world. Armed with a gun, a man in a Santa outfit held up a furniture store in the German town of Ludwigshafen on Saturday and forced two cashiers to...

2005-12-20 09:45:00

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN -- Drunken Santas on a rampage in New Zealand, armed German robbers in Santa disguises, a British St. Nick wanted for flashing, and a Swedish vandal in a Santa outfit are giving the big man in red a bad name this year. Reports of "Bad Santas" breaking the law or otherwise wreaking havoc have been circulating around the world. Armed with a gun, a man in a Santa outfit held up a furniture store in the German town of Ludwigshafen on Saturday and forced two cashiers to...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.