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Tim Story, director of the Ride Along, Think Like A Man and Fantastic Four movie franchises, has come on board to direct and executive produce What Goes Around Comes Around, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from writer Dan Kopelman (Malcolm In The Middle) and producer Aaron Kaplan. The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, centers on two fortysomething parents who were wild and reckless teenagers and now face their worst nightmare—raising… »
With a blizzard blanketing the East Coast, the weekend's box office was down 29.8% compared to last year. How much of that percentage should be attributed to the snowstorm and how much is due to the fact American Sniper was tearing up the box office last year is difficult to decipher. In all, the snow's effect was certainly noticeable when looking at the weekend's top two recent holdovers as The Revenant scored the top spot despite coming up a bit short of expectations while Ride Along 2 suffered a massive second weekend drop. Meanwhile the weekend's three new wide releases, led by Dirty Grandpa, all performed as expected and Star Wars: The Force Awakens held strong with a second place finish, inching even closer to $900 million domestically. Living up to its lead character's struggle, The Revenant fought the bitter cold, scoring the #1 spot in its fifth weekend in overall release and »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
“After assessing our programming needs we talked to Bashir and Diallo and decided moving forward didn’t make sense for us at the time,” HBO said in a statement. “We feel they are immensely talented and we hope to work with them in the future.”
The series would’ve followed Langston and Moose (played by writer-exec producers Riddle and Salahuddin), two struggling entertainers and best friends, as they attempted to navigate relationships and life in Atlanta. It was ordered to series in April 2015.
Andrew Singer and Tim Story were also attached as executive producers, with Jeff Field, Doug Griffin and Anna Dokoza producing. Story (who has directed films including “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along”) helmed the pilot.
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- Laura Prudom
Well this is terrible news! Eight months after HBO ordered the half-hour comedy from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin to series, the network has announced today that it has pulled the plug on the project, which was to be titled "Brothers in Atlanta." Executive produced by Lorne Michaels, along with Riddle and Salahuddin, the series was to star both actor/writer/comedians as 2 young struggling entertainers trying to make it big in Atlanta: "After some time apart, 2 old college friends, Langston Rogers (Riddle) and Musa 'Moose' Almuharib (Salahudin), reunite in the black mecca of the New South, Atlanta. Both determined to make it big, their unique perspectives on the quirks of both Atlanta and the black community inevitably lead to personal and professional conflicts." Maya Rudolph, Finesse Mitchell and Jaden Smith were all part of the cast, in recurring roles. And Tim Story directed the pilot (and was to direct more. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
HBO has opted not to proceed with Brothers In Atlanta, its comedy series created by and starring Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, directed by Tim Story and produced by Lorne Michaels. The network had been trying to get the project off the ground for several years. It originally ordered a Riddle and Salahuddin comedy pilot produced by Michaels in 2013, with the duo playing Atlanta reporters. It didn't go to series, but the pay cable network liked Riddle and Salahuddin… »
As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. For director Tim Story and producer Will Packer, you can’t exactly begrudge them abiding by this notion when it comes to the Ride Along franchise, as the first film worked wonders in the box office, topping the charts for consecutive weeks amidst the
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- Stefan Pape
To celebrate the release of Ride Along 2 in UK cinemas on Friday 22nd January 2016, we’re giving away some cool film merchandise, including a T shirt and water bottle.
The sequel to the 2014 hit, Ride Along 2 takes the outrageous comedy pairing of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube to Miami for their latest adventure and takes new cast members Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt along for the ride.
To be in with a chance of winning, all that you have to do is answer the question below.
a) Kevin Hart
b) Kevin Jones
c) Kevin Smith
The competition closes at 12pm midday (GMT) on Friday 29th January, 2016.
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- Paul Heath
There’s little more satisfying than a comedy that doesn’t inspire high expectations but then proves a pleasant surprise, and that was 2014’s Ride Along for me. Ice Cube was a perfect foil for Kevin Hart, a moody St Bernard being worried at by an uppity chihuahua. A smash hit no one saw coming, it was bound to spawn a sequel, so here we are again two years later, but despite all the same elements being in place, there’s so much less to enjoy this time around. And I think it’s all down to a pair of sunglasses.
Yep, all the elements: same stars, same director ... same story, really. Ben (Hart) is now a beat cop in the Atlanta Pd, hoping to make detective one day and partner with his »
Fant4stic was terrible. How terrible? Forget single-digit RottenTomatoes scores and box office-ruining tweets – the moment fans saw its sloppy production and napkin script, they were immediately clamouring for the rights of the characters to revert back to Marvel. Of course, six months on that doesn’t seem as likely. To retain the rights, Fox only need to make a new movie every few years, so appear to be just retiring the team and hoping that by the time we get the contractually-mandated fourth attempt at the characters everyone’s forgotten the Josh Trank disaster.
But don’t despair just yet – they may have to play the waiting game, but it looks like Marvel have actually already started setting up a situation where their First Family can appear in the McU without breaking the internal logic. You see, in the comics, it was the emergence of the Fantastic Four that »
- Alex Leadbeater
2015 offered some terrific films for audiences – The Martian, Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to name a few. They were huge crowd-pleasers and very successful at the box office. But not every movie connected with audiences this past year, as much as we wanted them to.
Wamg takes a look at the past 12 months and the movies that we really wanted to love, but just couldn’t. Here we go with our Top 10 list of the Most Disappointing Films of 2015.
Dishonorable Mention: Seventh Son
It’s hard to decipher exactly what Jeff Bridges is saying under his accent that sounds like a cross between Gandalf and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. And that is only one of the many problems with this film. Seventh Son is nothing but hallow, visual clutter that is cobbled together to form something that struggles to appeal to the »
- Movie Geeks
A few days after the Oscar nominations—where the big news was the lack of diversity among the nominees—'Ride Along 2,' directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, landed in first place. That's not unusual; the Oscar-snubbed "Straight Outta Compton" did even better last August. Lacking that film's wider appeal, the "Ride Along" sequel —with an audience about one third African American and one third Hispanic— bested an Oscar frontrunner with a major star and even greater media attention, showing once again that moviegoers and Academy members form two different universes. Both "Ride Along 2" and "The Revenant" topped "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on its fifth weekend, an unexpectedly quick decline, though logical with its front-loaded blockbuster business. The film is clearly not going to best the last decade's top performer "Titanic" in tickets sold, despite its major success. The two other openers. »
- Tom Brueggemann
Ride Along 2 shoots to #1! Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's crimefighting reunion snatched the crown from Kylo Ren this weekend to win the top spot as Ride Along 2 opened with an estimated $34 million! The PG-13 comedy sequel from director Tim Story couldn't match the start of his surprise hit original, which opened on this same weekend in 2014 to $41.5 million (the second-highest January... Read More »
- Dave Davis
Following the release of Ride Along in 2014, the key players didn.t waste any time getting to work on a sequel. With the original comedy being a January hit, not even a full year went by before production began on Ride Along 2. Of course, this begs the question . if Ride Along 2 is a hit, what will happen with Ride Along 3? Well, director Tim Story, producer Will Packer, and stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have a vision for the third chapter, and it involves heading into international waters. I had the opportunity to sit down with all four gentlemen last week when I flew down to Miami, Florida for the Ride Along 2 press day, and it was at the end of each interview that I brought up the subject of a potential Ride Along 3. First talking with Tim Story and Will Packer together, they pitched the idea »
Ride Along 2, 2016
Directed by Tim Story
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
It goes without saying that if you don’t find Kevin Hart’s brand of hyper-drive slapstick comedy funny, you will hate Ride Along 2. Here’s the thing though, I actually find Kevin Hart humorous; he has great comedic timing, on-point line delivery, and an infectious presence that highlights craziness. With that said, Ride Along 2 is essentially worthless and devoid of laughs. Most offensively, it gives Kevin Hart surprisingly very little to do.
The key problem is unabashed laziness. Ride Along released two years ago in January and became an anomaly, raking in »
- Robert Kojder
Chicago – Kevin Hart’s license to riff should be revoked. “Ride Along 2” is an aimless, pointless and seemingly endless sequel to the bafflingly successful action comedy from a couple years back. Hart hijacks nearly every scene with his incessant hyperactive schtick.
This turns the entire film into an excuse for Hart to scream, squeal, and test the limits of an audience’s endurance. An entire scene is devoted to the testing the idea of just how annoying he can before someone in the audience snaps and wishes him bodily injury. Meanwhile, Ice Cube just stands around looking down in disgust and wondering whether this movie was really worth the time and trouble.
Hart has found success in essentially two genres, buddy comedies and wedding comedies. So “Ride Along 2” is something of a Frankenstein’s monster mashup between the two. Hart is now one week away from marrying Ice Cube’s sister, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
We get it. Ice Cube is the stone-cold straight man and Kevin Hart is incapable of subtly. The first Ride Along was an occasionally fun romp; imperfect, but it knew what it was. As a sequel, Ride Along 2 follows that tried-and-true format by transplanting itself to an exotic location. Here our Atlanta-based heroes James Payton (Cube) and Ben Barber (Hart) are sent to Miami — cue a Pitbull song and a montage of beautiful women in bikinis on the beach. If you’re thinking, “Hey, that sounds like 22 Jump Street,” that’s where the sequel comparisons end.
As a consumer product made for the “Netflix and Chill” demographic verses an actual cinematic experience, Ride Along 2 offers more of the same with diminished returns. In Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place one screenwriter insults another by calling him a “popcorn salesmen.” Here, all involved are less: they’ve created »
- John Fink
It made sense that we got the buddy cop film Ride Along (2014) starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. A film for them to work off such different personalities; they always seemed like a perfect duo. Coming from director Tim Story, who should be most remembered for making one of the few misses in the Marvel Universal with Fantastic Four (2004), Ride Along was such an unoriginal ride that it wasted both Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Not much has changed in Ride Along 2.
Even with issues in their careers, actors Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are talented. Ice Cube came to fame due to his hip hop group N.W.A in the late 1980s to early 1990s and in his feature film Boyz N the Hood; both things ahead of their time and so accurate on predicting the escalation in police brutality. For someone who started in the music industry, »
- Alexander Wolff
If you enjoyed Ride Along, you’ll like Ride Along 2 – it’s as simple as that. Fast-talking stand-up Kevin Hart and gruff straight man Ice Cube bicker like an old couple all the way to the bank as they play off each other’s delivery styles to lively effect, but this weak follow-up to the 2014 hit is basically a series of disposable action sequences loosely connected by the presence of its two stars. What you saw in the predecessor and see in Ride Along 2’s trailers is what you get: plenty of routine action, lots of Kevin Hart sass, and not much else.
Ride Along 2 is pretty much on par with the original in terms of plot. Atlanta cops James Payton (Ice Cube) and his future brother-in-law Ben barber (Hart) travel to Miami, where they team up with a computer hacker (Ken Jeong) and a sexy-but-tough detective »
- Tom Stockman
Successfully living up to the pressure of pleasing the people you wish to impress, whether it’s your family or people who are following your work, can be a daunting process. That situation can be even more intimidating when you previously captivated their attention in a similar earlier situation. That’s certainly the case with not only the two main protagonists in the new comedy, ‘Ride Along 2,’ but also with the film’s director, Tim Story, and the main actors, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. The sequel, which Universal Pictures is set to distribute in theaters on Friday, once again follows the actors’ characters as they determinedly try to solve another extraordinary [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
In director Tim Story’s last collaboration with Kevin Hart, Think Like a Man Too, the diminutive, anarchic comedian brought mayhem and merriment as he ran like a lunatic through the faux-elegant hotels of Las Vegas: the perfect setting for the closest thing we’ve got right now to Jerry Lewis. With Ride Along 2, he’s back with a great straight man in Ice Cube, though detective James Peyton is hardly a Dean Martin smooth crooner.
In 2014’s Ride Along, Ice Cube’s emotionally cold Peyton and Hart’s anarchic-but-well meaning Ben Barber ended up joining forces to take down a ring of baddies. In Ride Along 2, pretty much the exact same thing happens. Unlike the first time, in which Barber »
- Jordan Hoffman
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