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In addition to its swarming hordes of zombies, Capcom’s Dead Rising video game series has always followed interesting human characters striving to survive the living dead landscape. Legendary Digital Media and Crackle have teamed up for Dead Rising: Watchtower, a live action feature adaptation of the popular video game, and the film’s full cast has now been revealed along with a new photo from the set.
“Burbank, CA – October 20, 2014 – Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announced today the principal cast for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (Let’S Be Cops, 22 Jump Street), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time, Epic Meal Empire, Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) will join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.
Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered »
- Derek Anderson
With a sincere thanks for “the greatest night of my life,” comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the “Tonight Show.” As for his just-received bust of Twain, “it’s going on the front of my ’55 Buick,” he said.
So went another installment of the center’s annual Twain event, its 17th, performed at the center’s packed Concert Hall.
First up, appropriately, was Leno’s successor, Jimmy Fallon. “He did so much on NBC that we had to celebrate his career on PBS,” said Fallon of the Twain event slated for broadcast on public TV Nov. 23. Then Fallon rolled out a mix of heartfelt and irreverent observations about the evening’s honored guest which included a few of his signature thank-you notes. “Thank you, Mark Twain, for writing ‘Tom Sawyer, »
- Paul Harris
On Sunday night, Jay Leno received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, and the event wasn't without its share of cracks at the former Tonight Show host. According to the Associated Press, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks, and Chelsea Handler were on hand to pay tribute to Leno, and they did not hold back on lobbing zingers about Leno. "When I first heard that Jay was getting this Mark Twain Prize tonight, which is a huge honor, I found out it was for humor, and I was a little bit confused, »
- Teresa Jue
Jay Leno has made us laugh for many, many years, and on Sunday, the former Tonight Show host was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Plenty of entertainers came out to fête the comedian—including his late-night successor, Jimmy Fallon. Praising Leno as "a trail-blazing comedian" and "someone to look up to my entire year," Fallon thanked his predecessor, per USA Today, for being someone who "showed me that hard work does pay off." Jerry Seinfeld also spoke out, saying Leno "really guided my career in so many ways, especially as a standup comedian....I learned how to do this from him." "He »
Jay Leno honored with Mark Twain Prize for Humor, feted by Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Chelsea Handler Seth Meyers, Jb Smoove, Garth Brooks, Kristen Chenoweth, Kevin Eubanks and Wanda Sykes also helped honor Leno with the nation’s top humor prize Sunday night at the Kennedy Center. Chelsea Handler said in her tribute: “I never really said it to you, because you’re never really listening, but every single time I was on his show, he’d come back and ask me how I was doing, how was life. You made a difference in my life. I totally love you. And if you ever need anything from anyone, call Jimmy Fallon.” Plus: Watch attendees try to impersonate Leno. Google changes Stephen Colbert's height to 5-10.5 after he complained he should be listed as 5-11 Colbert ranted at Google last week on "The Colbert Report" for listing him as 5- »
- Norman Weiss
The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former Tonight Show host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks and Chelsea Handler also paid tribute. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS. Read more Why Jay Leno Never Invited Joan Rivers to 'The Tonight Show' Fallon, who replaced Leno this year on The Tonight Show after Leno
- the Associated Press
Also at the helm, Chris Rock takes the lead in Top Five, playing a former stand up comedian turned film star who wants to put comedy behind him and try his hand at something more serious, which doesn't sit right with his reality t.v. star wife (Gabrielle Union) and agent (Kevin Hart). No doubt Rock is drawing a bit from experience here (he also wrote the script), and he has drafted in some very familiar faces, with Rosario Dawson,Tracey Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jerry Seinfeld all making an appearance. There is a lot to like in this first trailer. Rock seems on fine form, and there is a lot of laughs to be had. Check it out below. Released: 12th December (U.S.)/ 16th January 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Chris Rock’s comedy Top Five made waves when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year, sparking a major bidding war to the tune of $12.5 million to Paramount Pictures, an instant Oscar campaign and the makings of a box office smash. The film has been called Rock’s Annie Hall, a meta look at the movie industry and what it takes to break out of your typecast roles as an actor, especially for someone like Rock who has likewise struggled to be both funny and serious in his career. You can read our Sound on Sight review here, and you can see some of the buzz on the film in my Hype Cycle column, but you can now also watch the trailer below. The film stars Rock, Rosario Dawson, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, J.B. Smoove and Cedric the Entertainer, and has a December 12 release date. »
- Brian Welk
Paramount Pictures just unveiled the trailer for Chris Rock's upcoming "Top Five" comedy, co-starring Rosario Dawson, Jb Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and Jay Pharoah. Check it out below. Plot: Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancee (Union) wants him to help her with her reality show while his agent (Hart) just wants him to make his next blockbuster. Instead, he teams with a journalist (Dawson) to make a serious documentary about the Haitian revolution. The new movie is written and directd by Rock and is set to hit select theaters on December 5th. It will then expand on December 12th. Trailer: »
I'm still upset I missed Chris Rock's Top Five at the Toronto Film Festival, but then again, it's not like I'll have to wait long to see it as Paramount snatched it up and has already set a December 5 release date. Written by, directed by and starring Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront both the career that made him famous and the life he left behind. And along with Rock, the film co-stars Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Romany Malco. And as if all that wasn't enough, Chris Rock is going to host "Saturday Night Live" on November 1 with musical guest Prince. To be honest, I'm more excited about that than I am the movie, »
- Brad Brevet
Comedians looking to stretch themselves as actors are a common phenomenon, but it doesn’t always work out well. Chris Rock is one who has managed some success both in front of and behind the camera, and he’s tackling the subject directly in his new comedy drama, Top Five. The first trailer for the film has landed online. Rock, who writes and directs, also plays Andre Allen, a man once described as among the funniest in America, who swapped stand up for wacky box office hits. Now, though, he’s looking to branch out, and isn’t feeling particularly funny.With an impending wedding to a reality TV starlet (Gabrielle Union), his agent (Kevin Hart) breathing down his neck and a reporter (Rosario Dawson) writing a profile on him and probing his life, he’s trying to figure things out.The main man has assembled a funny cast that also includes Romany Malco, »
The film also co-stars Rosario Dawson, Jb Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm, and Michael Che.
Chris Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants him to help her with her reality show while his agent (Kevin Hart) just wants him to make his next blockbuster. Instead, he teams with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) to make a serious documentary about the Haitian revolution.
"Top Five" hits theaters in limited release December 5, and expanding on December 12, 2014.
Check out the trailer below.
Source: Paramount Pictures »
- Kellvin Chavez
After creating quite a bit of chatter at this year's Toronto International Film Festival—made only louder by a rather fierce bidding war—we're finally getting our first look at Chris Rock's Top Five with the film's first trailer. Rock, who co-wrote and directed the film, stars as Andre Allen, "the funniest man in America," star of the blockbuster "Hammy the Bear" series, and fiance of reality star Erica Long (Gabrielle Union). But there's one problem: he's kind of over being funny. Rosario Dawson plays New York Times journalist Chelsea Brown, who, in an effort to get something "real" from the actor, »
- Emily Blake
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront both the career that made him famous and the life he left behind.
Chris Rock is joined by an all-star supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che, with new music by Questlove.
Take a look at the first footage from Top Five, which opens in limited release December 5 before debuting nationwide on December 12.
Paramount Pictures has released the first Top Five trailer for the upcoming comedy from writer, director, and star Chris Rock. The comedian plays a loosely fictionalized version of himself in the film, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront both the career that made him famous and the life he left behind. The picture was the highest profile acquisition of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, with Paramount paying a whopping $12.5 million in a bidding war to acquire the distribution rights to the film. The movie looks a little like Chris Rock's Funny People, as it takes some digs at his own career path, and there are a ton of cameos from a wide range of familiar faces. Hit the jump to watch the Top Five trailer and click here to read Phil's review from Tiff. The film also stars Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, »
- Adam Chitwood
Prince will perform and Chris Rock will host the new Nov. 1 episode of "Saturday Night Live." Here are the various reasons why you already know this is good news. 1.This is Prince's first televised appearance in support of his two (2!) new albums, "Plectrumelectrum" and "Art Official Age." Prince doesn't just play for anybody, so you better bet he's got some tricks up his sleeve. 2. Prince played "SNL" in 1981 and 2006. YouTube may not let you revisit it, but it was awesome both times. He is due back. 3. Prince also happens to be one of the best performers to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show ever. You know he can play to a television national audience, on a big or small stage. 4. Chris Rock interviewed Prince back in 1997, you know he brings out a little something special in the Purple One. 5. Chris Rock loves Prince. "SNL" benefits from an appreciation society, »
- Katie Hasty
It doesn't yet have the profile of a Netflix or an Amazon, but Sony's online streaming platform Crackle has also been quietly producing its own content for some time. It's home to Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and its first film was Extraction with Danny Glover last year. Now it has the dubious honour of producing the first ever straight-to-digital sequel. David Spade is looking to Crackle for his belated follow-up to 2001's Joe Dirt.The original Joe Dirt is a comedy that sees the titular drifter on the road, ostensibly looking for his parents but gradually adopting a new family of similar misfits. It's basically a lot like The Outlaw Josey Wales but without the shooting or the excellence. It is, shall we say, not greatly loved. with a current rating of 11% at Rotten Tomatoes. The film was a reasonable hit at the box office, however, »
You may remember this past spring that David Spade revealed in a Reddit Ama that he was developing a wholly unnecessary sequel to the 2001 comedy Joe Dirt. But rather than hitting theaters, the film was going to be the first to be distributed by Sony Pictures' streaming video service Crackle, which is where Jerry Seinfeld's popular web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" can be found. Now Crackle has officially announced that Joe Dirt 2 will begin shooting next month with Spade also executive producing and co-writing the film again with Fred Wolf, the original film's co-writer, who will be directing the film too. There's no story details, but Crackle vaguely reveals the sequel will pick-up where the first film left off, following the comedic misadventures of the mullet-clad, lovable redneck. Eric Berger, Crackle Gm and Sony Evp of Digital Networks says, "David Spade had a fresh and unique vision »
- Ethan Anderton
Cristela Alonzo has come a long way from her childhood, eight years of which she spent living with her family in an abandoned diner in South Texas. It wasn’t exactly the townhouse from her favorite childhood sitcom, The Cosby Show. Which is why it’s funny that years later, the 35-year-old comedian now has her own semi-autobiographical show, about a law student-turned-intern who tries to balance her career with the concerns of family life. “I think I got here because I grew up really poor,” Alonzo says of her piecemeal-to-primetime story. “My family didn’t have money and I think it made me fearless. »
- Nina Terrero
New Fox series Mulaney debuted on Sunday, and there's a reason we've said you'll like it if you loved Seinfeld: it has a lot of similarities to the seminal sitcom. Yes, John Mulaney shares a lot of cute, nebbish-guy comedian traits with Jerry Seinfeld, but there are a few ways the two series are so similar you may wonder if you just watched a reboot of the NBC classic. Just how close are they? Let us count the ways. »
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