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Hollywood Holiday: 15 Actors Who Have Played Santa Claus

From Tim Allen to Billy Bob Thornton to Kurt Russell, a look at who has portrayed (or voiced) Saint Nick onscreen.

‘Violent Night’ Director Tommy Wirkola Explains How ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Paved the Way for His Second Studio Movie

[This story contains spoilers for Violent Night.] Violent Night director Tommy Wirkola is enjoying his second bite of the studio apple. In 2013, the Norwegian director made his major studio debut with the Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton-led Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which went on to gross $226 million on a $50-million budget. But […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2,‘ ’Violent Night’ Lead Otherwise Icy Weekend

The good news: Tommy Wirkola’s holiday-themed action-thriller Violent Night scared up a solid $13.3 million from 3,682 theaters in its box debut, while holdover Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continued to be a crowd-pleaser in topping the chart with $17.6 million from 3,855 locations. Wakanda Forever has now earned an impressive $394 million domestically to pass […]

Box Office: ‘Violent Night’ Tops Friday With $4.9M But ‘Black Panther 2’ Set to Win Weekend

Tommy Wirkola’s movie Violent Night topped the Friday box office with an opening-day gross of $4.9 million from 3,682 theaters, including $1.1 million in Thursday night previews. But sometime on Saturday, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which grossed $4.4 million on Friday, will overtake Wirkola’s home invasion comedy-thriller and win the weekend with $16 million (give […]

Events of the Week: ‘Emancipation,’ ‘The Whale’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Emancipation, The Whale, Willow and Violent Night. George and Tammy premiere Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon walked the carpet on Nov. 21 for the Los Angeles premiere of their George Jones and Tammy Wynette […]

‘Violent Night’ Review: David Harbour Plays a Sledgehammer-Wielding Santa in an Amusingly Twisted Christmas-Com

The 'Stranger Things' star plays Santa Claus, who's forced to come to the rescue when armed mercenaries invade a rich family's home on Christmas Eve, in the latest from director Tommy Wirkola.

‘Violent Night’ Star David Harbour Talks His Warrior-Like Santa and How the MCU Mostly Made Up for ‘Hellboy’

David Harbour knows full well that a violent Santa Claus is the main draw in Tommy Wirkola’s Violent Night, but he believes that the film’s heart is what makes the whole enterprise work. The film, which arrives Dec. 2, begins with Harbour’s Santa in a state of disarray. He drinks too much, mainly because he’s […]