Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Bad Santa

Old 10-27-03, 04:15 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles , California
Posts: 3,596
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bad Santa

The trailer for Bad Santa was shown before Scary Movie 3 this weekend , there was a lot of laughs in the beginning, and then John Ritter came on the screen and the theater when silent except for a few awwws. It was kind of sad. The movie looks ok.
Anyone else have a similar experience for this trailer ?
Old 10-27-03, 04:57 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Duluth, GA, USA
Posts: 37,782
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yeah, when John Ritter shows up, there's a lump in my throat. Sad.

Otherwise, I plan on seeing it because I like the idea, and the trailer was done pretty well.
Old 10-27-03, 05:00 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sitting on a beach, earning 20%
Posts: 9,917
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
I didn't think the trailer was much cop, but the film itself will probably be much, much better. There's probably a lot that they had to tone down/replace for a trailer to make it look more like a family film.
Old 10-27-03, 08:21 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: TX
Posts: 392
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I saw the trailer before Kill Bill: Vol. 1 last weekend, and it seemed like a really bad formula film--cute kid saves soul of grown-up loser. I think we've seen this already recently, except it was called The School of Rock (and by the looks of things, Rock does it much better).
Old 10-27-03, 08:23 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fascination Street
Posts: 6,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This is directed by Terry Zwigoff, and so I am hoping it is awesome.
Old 10-27-03, 09:19 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 578
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's rated R, it's directed by Terry Zwigoff, and it's produced by the Coens. I don't think it's gonna end up being a formula movie.
Old 10-27-03, 09:31 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 953
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I just hope it's nothing like School of Rock
Old 10-27-03, 09:41 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
B.A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East County
Posts: 33,452
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Originally posted by Patman
Otherwise, I plan on seeing it because I like the idea, and the trailer was done pretty well.
And it has the beautiful Lauren Graham.

I think it looks hilarious - can't wait.
Old 10-27-03, 09:43 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 1,831
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The use of a kid and a bad man seems very cliche. But, execution is paramount here. And I hope Terry Zwigoff is up to the challenge. I liked "Ghost World" and if it's as quirky as that, then it might be worth seeing.
Old 10-28-03, 01:07 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posts: 2,456
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The trailer reminded me of Disney's The Kid, only for adults.
Old 10-28-03, 10:35 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,264
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence.
wow, that doesn't seem like the trailer at all. it looked like surely a pg13 movie.
Old 10-28-03, 10:02 PM
  #12  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,420
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by B.A.hist
And it has the beautiful Lauren Graham.
That was a big selling point to the trailer for me. Honestly, when I read about this awhile back I thought it sounded terrible (although I had some hope because of the filmmakers). I was impressed with the trailer... there are formula touches in there but regardless it's pretty funny.
Old 10-28-03, 11:29 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: A little bit here and a little bit there.
Posts: 2,644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The trailer was really bad, then I read that it was a film by terry zwigoff.
So I scratch my head.
Old 10-28-03, 11:43 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Crocker Jarmen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 6,965
Received 24 Likes on 20 Posts
Originally posted by Inverse
It's rated R, it's directed by Terry Zwigoff, and it's produced by the Coens. I don't think it's gonna end up being a formula movie.
That's what I kept telling myself after I saw the preview. It looks like a movie I wouldn't even consider seeing (I can perfectly picture a caption at the end of the trailer saying 'A New Film By Ron Howard'), but I have a theory of 'The better a movie is, the worse the trailer will look'. I remember the first trailer I saw for Pulp Fiction made it look terrible!

Sorta off-topic.... but I thought that Zwigoff was writing another movie with Clowes. Based on his Art School Confidential strip. I wonder if this is still supposed to be happening.
Old 10-29-03, 12:01 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fascination Street
Posts: 6,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Crocker Jarmen


Sorta off-topic.... but I thought that Zwigoff was writing another movie with Clowes. Based on his Art School Confidential strip. I wonder if this is still supposed to be happening.
The film is definitely greenlit and casting has been going on, but I don't know how it will turn out. The screenplay excerpts I have read weren't promising, but then again, it is Clowes and Zwigoff and they're probably going to tweak and revise and polish it into something really fine.
Old 11-14-03, 12:13 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Papillion, NE!
Posts: 2,342
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bad Santa

This looks really funny, but I find it odd that little attention it has being recieving. With the holidays and its release date around the corner (Nov. 26th) you think we would start to hear more about it. Anyone know more about this or seen an advance screening/reviews?
Old 11-14-03, 01:41 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,264
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
since this is rated R, i doubt many parents are gonna take their kids to see it (unless they don't know about the rating)
Old 11-14-03, 09:04 PM
  #18  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,311
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
I just saw the trailer and it doesn't look like much to me.
Old 11-15-03, 01:57 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Crocker Jarmen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 6,965
Received 24 Likes on 20 Posts
I've seen the trailer. Thought it looked terrible.But I thought: Hey, the Cohen Brothers... Terry Zwigoff... It's gotta be decent right?... Right?
Old 11-15-03, 08:52 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,226
Received 17 Likes on 13 Posts
Wonder what the name of the girls is whose ass is so prominently displayed.
Old 11-16-03, 07:33 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: TX
Posts: 392
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm surprised at how differently this movie is being marketed on TV and in the theater. The trailer seemed to focus on an obnoxious little boy who helps turn Thorton's character into a better person, as if that was the main focus of the movie. The TV ads I saw this weekend didn't show the child (or love interest) at all, marketing it as some sort of vulgar comedic heist.
Old 11-16-03, 07:55 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Wonder what the name of the girls is whose ass is so prominently displayed.
Lauren Graham from "The Gilmore Girls."
Old 11-16-03, 10:14 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: in da cloud
Posts: 26,193
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
drudgereport has a write up about it. Apparently the Disney execs are fuming that miramax is giving disney a bad name.
Old 11-16-03, 10:26 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,401
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by al_bundy
drudgereport has a write up about it. Apparently the Disney execs are fuming that miramax is giving disney a bad name.
Too late. Song of the South already did that for them.
Old 11-17-03, 12:23 AM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I find that hard to believe, considering 1) All the awards Miramax has won for the studio, and 2) The long track record of horror movies released by Dimension without a word said about them.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.