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This year we're set to see remakes of the documentaries 'Man on Wire,' 'Citizenfour,' 'Freeheld' and 'Our Brand is Crisis.' Meanwhile, remakes have recently been announced for 'Batkid Begins,' 'Virunga,' 'The Wolf Pack' and 'The Seven Five.' Will they actually happen or will they be stuck in development hell like such redo attempts as 'The King of Kong,' 'Hoop Dreams' and 'Sherman's March'? As you can see in this updated list, the number of optioned doc remakes is far greater than the number that are produced.
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When he first hosted Saturday Night Live back in 2013, Kevin Hart's episode was kind of a snooze. Something has happened since then, though: Hart has absolutely exploded in movies, with three starring roles in 2014 alone — all huge hits — not to mention an appearance in Chris Rock's Top Five alongside SNL cast members Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. Now that Hart's stature as a movie star is nearly equal to his spot in the upper echelon of stand-up, there's an extra charge to his energy. He is electric and relentless. Like Louis Ck and Rock, both of whom Hart can call peers, he uses his monologue as a chance to do stand-up. It's a perfect introduction to the breathless, Sherman's March-style showmanship Hart brings to every single sketch.Although the material failed him somewhat in the second half of the show, Hart's performance never flagged, even »
- Joe Berkowitz
2 items from 2015
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