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Take another look @ the upcoming DC animated feature, "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis", available April 2015, starring 'Aquaman':
"...as 'Orm' and 'Black Manta' make their move against the surface world after the battle with 'Apokolips'...
"...the queen of the lost underwater civilization of 'Atlantis' searches for her other son, Orm's half brother 'Arthur'.
"Living on the surface world with powers he doesn't understand, 'Arthur Curry' steps into his destiny as 'Aquaman'...
"...teaming with the 'Justice League' to save and unite all people of the world..."
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- Ryan Adams
Top Five Trailer. Chris Rock‘s Top Five (2014) movie trailer stars Adam Sandler, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, and Ben Vereen. Top Five‘s plot synopsis: “Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancee (Union) [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Lego Batman, Lego DC Super Heroes, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Civil War, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Powers and more….
Well, it’s been a huge week for superhero news – so much so that it was a toss-up between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios for our lead story this week. However, as we’ve been inundated with Marvel news, we’ll get things underway with Warner and its big DC Cinematic Universe announcement. Yes, the studio has finally revealed its plans post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »
- Gary Collinson
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.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
After making a name for himself in comedy clubs with his wham-bam stand-up schtick, Chris Rock’s move into movies was a natural progression for the gifted funnyman. His fast-paced frenetic style has made his work on projects such as the Grown Ups franchise, zap and crackle despite their less than inspired subject matter. While he’s definitely scored some high points during his time on the big screen (2 Days In Paris), he’s in need of a boost; and his next effort, Top Five is the perfect vehicle to reignite his career.
Written, produced and directed by Rock, Top Five earned rave reviews earlier this year when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. Needless to say, as a hot property it was snatched up by Paramount who have now begun their marketing campaign for the offbeat comedy. In the pic, Rock stars as a has-been comic, who »
- Gem Seddon
Starring Rock himself, this smart Tiff crowdpleaser talkfest (which Scott Foundas described as "a candid, fresh, ferociously funny snapshot of life in the celebrity bubble") tells the story of jaded New York comedian-turned-movie star Andre Allen who wants desperately to be taken seriously--not unlike Michael Keaton's character in "BIrdman." His encounter with a flipcam-carrying New York Times interviewer (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career that he's left behind. The film unfolds over the course of one day (a trope that critics can't resist). Clearly, Rock learned a few things from writer-director-actress Julie Delpy ("Before" series) when he co-starred with her in "2 Days in New York," he deploys the same Linklater-inspired fast-walking-and-talking moviemaking style. Paramount snapped up the film's worldwide rights for $12.5 million in Toronto ("an awesome blend of heart, raunch and classic New York »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Do you know your top five favourite hip-hop artists?
Chris Rock – or rather, Chris Rock’s character in his newest comedy, Top Five – knows his. "Jay, Nas, Scarface,Rakim, then I might let Biggie get in there," he jokes in the trailer, which was released yesterday. "My sixth is LL Cool J -- before the show!"
Jay-z’s inclusion on the list – and in the top spot no less – may not rest completely on the laurels of his music (though, of course, they very well could). He and Kanye West helped produce Top Five, and its trailer features the song "In Paris" from Jay-z and Kanye’s album "Watch the Throne." What number on Rock’s list did Kanye get?
- Sasha James
Chris Rock's upcoming film comedy, Top Five, finally has an official trailer – and it crams enough belly laughs and high-profile celebrity cameos to satisfy fans until December 12th, when the movie hits theaters. Rock – who wrote and directed Top Five – stars as Andre Allen, an acclaimed stand-up comedian who makes it big as a Hollywood actor and gets engaged to a reality TV star (Gabrielle Union). After being hounded by a New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson) for a profile story, Allen finds himself in a romantic and career crisis. »
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
Chris Rock's Top Five was the talk of the Toronto International Film Festival, and now we get our first glimpse at why. The trailer gets at the film's blending of Hollywood satire and meta-self-satire with broad and character-rich comedy. There are a lot of recognizable people being funny and/or charming, including Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Gabrielle Union, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, and Leslie Jones. The film opens in limited release on December 5 and wide on December 12. Both of which are easily in the top-five weekends to open in December. »
- Jesse David Fox
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: »
Chris Rock's Top Five was a crowd pleaser at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to spark a fierce bidding war. Now those of us who weren't at the fest can get a taste of why, with the first trailer showing off Rock's performance as a comedian who's lost his funny. The trailer for the film, which Rock also wrote and directed, showcases plenty of familiar faces, including Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson and J.B. Smoove. Paramount is releasing the film wide Dec. 12. Check out the trailer above.
- Aaron Couch
Chris Rock's Top Five was one of the breakouts at Tiff, and the hilarious trailer will show you why. Rock wrote, directed, and produced the edgy comedy (while Jay Z and Kanye West produced) about Andre Allen, a comedian who's gotten rich off of cheesy movies but is trying to reinvent his career. Gabrielle Union plays his fiancée, a Kim Kardashian-like reality star who does everything on camera, while Rosario Dawson is a reporter sent to interview him. From the sharp wit to the goofy satire (is it wrong that I'd see Hammy the Bear?), Top Five looks hilarious and ultratimely. The movie opens Dec. 5, so check out the preview now. »
Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Chris Rock’s film Top Five. Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance.
Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today – holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory with the energy of Kanye West and Jay Z, Top Five is an original and radically new kind of American movie.
The movie screened in September 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival. In her review, Justine Smith (Sound on Sight) wrote, “Much of the film’s strength lies in the incredible chemistry that exists between Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson. »
- Michelle McCue
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
The studio acquired the comedy at the Toronto Film Festival for $12.5 million following its world premiere, which generated strong support from critics. Rock portrays stand-up comedian Andre Allen, who’s making a go at being a serious actor.
“I don’t feel feel like doing funny movies any more,” he laments at one point.
Rosario Dawson, who plays a New York Times reporter, asks at another point, “How come you’re not funny anymore?”
The “Top Five” acquisition was the biggest transaction of the Toronto festival, and the studio will spend another $20 million on P&A. Rock also directed the film, told over the course of a single day.
- Dave McNary
After rave reviews and a glitzy sale at the Toronto Film Festival, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Chris Rock comedy "Top Five." The film is being called Rock's funniest movie in years, with Rock playing sort of a fictional version of himself, a comedian turned film star named Andre Allen, who's looking to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Gabrielle Union co-stars as Andre's Kardashian-esque fiancee, while Rosario Dawson co-stars as a reporter following him for a story. "Top Five" premieres in theaters with a limited release on December 5, and will be released wide on December 12. See the first trailer for the movie below: »
- Jai Tiggett
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
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