The daddy issues are doubled in Daddy’s Home 2, the upcoming sequel to the 2015 Mark Wahlberg/Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home. With Mel Gibson and John Lithgow thrown into the mix as grandfathers, expect twice the amount of chaos as last time – as teased by this exclusive clip, in which the four daddies tackle a classic fatherly quibble: tampering with the thermostat. Take a look below.Directed once again by Sean Anders, and written by Anders and regular comedy partner John Morris, Daddy’s Home 2 arrives in cinemas on 22 November, with previews on the 18th and 19th.“Daddy’s Home 2 ”: Just like in “A Bad Moms Christmas,” things that were settled at the end of “Daddy’s Home” — alpha male Mark Whalberg and marshmallow Will Ferrell embrace co-daddyhood — become unsettled when their parents show up for Christmas. In spite of a generally loathsome appearance by Mel Gibson as the alpha granddad, it must be said that dads edge moms when Ferrell goes full-Griswold in a holiday lights disaster scene and a finale so big and dumb it will shut down your critical faculties.
“Keep Watching”: Masked killers live-stream their home invasions, which they stage to look like slasher flicks. Online viewers don’t realize they’re watching real victims die — or do they? It’s a gimmick that ought to indict people who watch movies like this, but the message gets muddled as another beautiful family — including kids Bella Thorne and “The Walking Dead’s” Chandler Riggs — gets hunted down inside a home rigged with more cameras than the Big Brother house.
“Suburbicon”: Here’s a Coen brothers tale dropped into a satirical Tim Burton suburb, where the metaphorical anti-outsiderism of “Edward Scissorhands” has been replaced by straight-up racism. It’s an unstable mix. The movie begins with an inexplicable crime — Matt Damon’s wife (Julianne Moore, who also plays the victim’s twin sister) is killed in a bizarre robbery. When the motive becomes clear, horror sets in. Maybe Hitchcock could have found some humor here; George Clooney, who directed, leaves you alternately scratching your head and covering your eyes.