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8 items from 2010


“Jumping The Broom” (A Work-In-Progress Review)

10 December 2010 4:02 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A classic romcom that works; a film that flows somewhat awkwardly at the start, but once it finds its footing, it really captures the audience, as you delve into the fascinating tale of these characters from two different social standings, as it would appear.

The film opens as the trailer does, with Paula Patton (Sabrina) unbuttoning her bra, and being told to Shhh by her partner from the previous evening, who is engaged in a conversation with his actual girlfriend/wife. And then she goes into a prayer, a speech with God to save her cookies for her husband to be. Next, she is driving in her car, and hits Laz Alonzo (Jason).A split second later, they are on a date, leaving an opera, as discussion of a possible move to China is brought up. After a bit of arguing, he drops to his knee and places a ring on her finger, »

- Tony

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Trailer for Out of Nowhere Feature, 'Jumping the Broom'

12 November 2010 1:30 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paul Patton in Jumping the Broom

Photo: TriStar Pictures A few days ago I was doing some updates to the database, making sure things were current and I had all the movies I needed to have listed in their proper place and I came across a movie called Jumping the Broom. I hadn't heard a single word of its existence and it was already set for a May 6, 2011 release. At that point I assumed it must be some dumb teen comedy, but nope. While I've never heard of the film's director, Salim Akil, the cast is quite notable including Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, DeRay Davis, Meagan Good and Mike Epps.

Of course, I have no idea how good it will or won't be, but I was shocked when I saw those names and hadn't heard of the film. The synopsis tells us it won't »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive Deleted Scene from Get Him to the Greek – ‘In Bed’

21 October 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Get Him to the Greek is released on DVD and Blu-ray 1st November and to celebrate, Universal Studios have given us this rather funny and exclusive deleted scene from the movie called ‘Bed’ whcih shows Jonah Hill’s effort to get some action before his girlfriend, played by Elisabeth Moss falls asleep!

The movie is a spin off from the character that Brand plays in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and has a rather impressive cast which includes Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Tyler McKinney, Zoe Salmon, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Colm Meaney, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Bell, T.J. Miller, DeRay Davis and Chris Wilson.

Synopsis: Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.’s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Venessa And Angela Simmons To Join Charity Basketball Game

3 September 2010 4:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The She Cares Foundation will hold its second annual Celebrity Basketball Game this weekend, featuring Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons and Rob Kardashian.

The event – which takes place on September 4 at the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach – will help She Cares, which assists independant mothers that are working hard and struggling to be successful.

Also set to appear at the event are Nancy Lieberman, Jackie Long (Actor), DeRay Davis (Comedian/Actor), Keith Robinson (Actor), NoID (Grammy-Award winning Producer), Wesley Jonathan (Actor), Quincy Brown, Claudia Jordan (Radio/Tv Host and Model), Tank (Singer/Songwriter), Terry Kennedy (TV Personality/Skateboarder), Elise Neal (Actress), Darrin Henson (Actor), Christian Keyes (Actor), Texas Battle (Actor), Cuttino Mobley (retired La Clipper), Corde Broadus (TV Personality/Model), Lil Jj (Comedian), Angell Conwell (Actress), Lil Mama (Rapper/TV Personality), Lavan Davis (Actor) and many more.

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Sony’s Jumping the Broom Announces Cast, Angela Bassett and Paula Patton Co-Stars

13 July 2010 1:12 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Principal photography has begun in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on the TriStar Pictures’ production of the wedding comedy Jumping The Broom directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter. The film is slated for theatrical release on May 6, 2011 and distributed by Sony Pictures.

The film stars Angela Bassett (Notorious, Meet The Browns), Paula Patton (Precious, Deja Vu), Laz Alonso (Just Wright, Avatar), Mike Epps (The Hangover, Resident Evil: Extinction), Loretta Devine ( Death at a Funeral, First Sunday), Meagan Good (Stomp The Yard), Tasha Smith(Couples Retreat, Why Did I Get Married ?), DeRay Davis (Old Dogs, Semi-Pro), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Romeo Miller (Honey), Gary Dourdan (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Perfect Stranger), Pooch Hall (The Game), Brian Stokes Mitchell (The Prince of Egypt), and Valarie Pettiford (Why Did I Get Married?, Stomp The Yard).

T.D. Jakes, Tracey E. Edmonds, Curtis Wallace, Elizabeth Hunter and Glendon Palmer will produce the project. »

- Allan Ford

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Angela Bassett & Paula Patton cast in TriStar Pictures' Jumping The Broom

12 July 2010 4:09 PM, PDT | BusinessofCinema | See recent BusinessofCinema news »

Principal photography has begun in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on the TriStar Pictures' production of the wedding comedy Jumping The Broom directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter. The film is slated for theatrical release on 6 May, 2011 and distributed by Sony Pictures. The film stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Valarie Pettiford. T.D. Jakes, Tracey E. Edmonds, Curtis »

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Watch the First 5 Minutes of Get Him to the Greek

3 June 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Forgetting Sarah Marshall was riske, silly, funny and rather genius in my opinion and the same team behind that movie have come together to create Get Him to the Greek. The movie brings Aldous Snow back to the big screen in the form of Russell Brand, reuniting him with Jonah Hill and directed Nicholas Stoller. It also stars Rose Byrne, Tyler McKinney, Zoe Salmon, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Colm Meaney, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Bell, T.J. Miller, DeRay Davis and Chris Wilson.

Universal have released the full first 5 minutes on Funny or Die and I’ve embedded the video below for your viewing pleasure. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Is this a movie you would have seen anyway or has this first 5 minutes now whet your appetite for more?

Get him to the Greek is released in the UK 25th June and in the Us 4th June. »

- David Sztypuljak

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The Boondocks: Has It Been Cancelled? Is Season Three the End?

23 April 2010 10:43 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of the sometimes controversial Boondocks series are anxiously awaiting the May 2nd return of the animated Aaron McGruder TV show to Adult Swim. Unfortunately, their happiness may be short-lived.

The Boondocks revolves around a small family that's moved from Chicago to the suburbs of Washington, DC. Young Huey Freeman (Regina King) is the voice of reason and is often mocked by his trouble-making eight-year-old brother Riley (King) and their "Granddad" (John Witherspoon). Others in the cast include Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jill Talley, Gabby Soleil, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jim Meskimen, Carl Jones, DeRay Davis, Affion Crockett, and Corey Burton.

After a two year hiatus, it was announced back in December that the animated series would be returning soon. We now know that it'll be kicking off season three on Sunday, May 2nd.

We recently spoke to Regina »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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