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Watch Fun, Exclusive 'Just Getting Started' Clip

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Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones team up for the first time ever in Just Getting Started, directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump). Freeman plays a former mob lawyer who entered the witness protection program after he testified against his former employers, while Jones portrays a former FBI agent. They've both retired to a quiet retirement community, but their strong competitive juices are on full display in our highly-amusing exclusive clip. The two gentlemen...

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Tommy Lee Jones Butts Heads With Morgan Freeman in Just Getting Started Trailer

In the spirit of Grumpy Old Men, Broad Green Pictures has released a new trailer for the comedy Just Getting Started. From director Ron Shelton (Bull DurhamWhite Men Can't Jump) Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star as an ex-fbi agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program who have to get over their petty old folks' home rivalry in order to save themselves from a mob hit.

Just Getting Started comes to theaters starting on December 8th.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
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Morgan Freeman in Full Trailer for Action Comedy 'Just Getting Started'

"I've got a big secret, wanna hear?" Broad Green Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for the new old-timers action comedy Just Getting Started, formerly titled Villa Capri until this official trailer arrived. From director Ron Shelton (of Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup) the film is about an ex-fbi agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program who have to get over their petty old folks' home rivalry in order to save themselves from a mob hit. Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star, with a cast including Glenne Headly, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Ashley, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Mel Raido. This seems to be another one of those super cheesy "old people can still be funny" comedies we see all the time that really aren't that funny. This is definitely not for me. Here's the first official trailer for Ron Shelton's Just Getting Started,
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Wesley Snipes Weighs In On 'White Men Can't Jump' Remake (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_mpbaosnh"]] It's the question everyone who loves Sidney Deane wants to know -- will Wesley Snipes give his blessing for the "White Men Can't Jump" remake???? Snipes knew all about the project when we spotted him out in L.A. -- and cracked a bunch of jokes about the guy expected to star in the flick, Blake Griffin. He even pondered if Griffin would play the black guy or the white guy in the movie ... and
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Girls: How the Show Wraps Up After 6 Crazy Seasons

For those of us who watched Girls throughout our 20s, laughing and relating on a weekly basis, a major chapter of our lives has just closed. The series ended on Sunday night, with a focus on just three of the show's recurring characters: Hannah, Marnie, and Hannah's mom, Loreen. As we saw in previous episodes, Shoshanna is getting married - and effectively backing away from her former friend group. Jessa is determined to finally get her life together, realizing that she is a complete wreck and needs help. Adam decides to help Hannah raise her baby . . . and lasts approximately one day. Elijah is destined for stardom, nabbing a part in the Broadway production of White Men Can't Jump. (We would pay to see this show, Fyi.) Ray is continuing his late boss's legacy and documenting Brooklyn, along with his new love Abigail (Aidy Bryant). But what of Hannah and Marnie?
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Girls Season 6 Episode 9 Review: Goodbye Tour

Can you believe that Girls Season 6 Episode 9 is the second-to-last episode of Girls ever? I think I'm in a little bit of denial.

That denial isn't because I think the show should continue on. Actually, it's wrapping up beautifully, and it's clear that tons of thought and care was put into bringing each character's storyline to its organic end. I'm just always sad when good TV takes its final bow – no matter how well it concludes.

"Goodbye Tour" found Hannah interviewing for (and then abruptly being offered) a teaching position at a small liberal arts college in Upstate New York.

I rolled my eyes pretty hard at that one. Hannah hasn't held a consistent job ever — her previous teaching gig went not-so-great and ended pretty quickly, if I remember correctly — so it's more than slightly unbelievable that an amazing teaching position (teaching kids about the internet?!) would just fall into her lap like this.
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Girls Season 6 Episode 7 Review: The Bounce

Elijah reconnects with his dreams, Hannah reconnects with her baby's father, and Marnie reconnects with an inkling of self-awareness on Girls Season 6 Episode 7.

"The Bounce" was enjoyably Elijah-heavy, fulfilling all of my hopes from past reviews that we'd finally see Hannah's Bff get an actual arc to close out Girls Season 6 before the show's final bow.

The primary story followed Elijah's hilarious journey through auditioning for a role in the new musical "White Men Can't Jump" (based on the 1992 movie).

Of course, there isn't a "White Men Can't Jump" musical in real life (yet, anyway), but the potential for hilarity was spot-on with Andrew Rannells having to dribble-dance with basketballs.

It was easily the zaniest the show's ever been – they typically don't do that sort of borderline-slapstick humor, but it made me laugh out loud every time.

Particularly when he hit the other guy in the face with the basketball
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White Men Still Can't Jump

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In a world where reboots, remakes, and sequels never stop rising, the creators of Black-Ish are the minds behind the most recent remake coming soon to a theater near you.

Franchise films are tailor made to continue on and on and on. Well after they are wanted or needed. When a story runs dry, scrap it and start form the beginning. That seemed to be Hollywood's motto for quite awhile. Recently it's not just franchises that get that treatment, but any film that had an audience is acceptable to be remade brought to a millennial audience. No classic is safe. Therefore this week we have been given the most recent to join the ranks of reboots, and that is White Men Can't Jump.

That's right, the 1992 sports classic staring our recent inductee Star Wars universe Woody Harrelson, and the one and only Wesley Snipes is coming back to the big screen in a new way.
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'White Men Can't Jump' Is Getting a Remake from the Creator of 'Black-ish'

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White Men Can't Jump is being remade. Let's just get that little bit of surprise out of the way. It's shocking not because the original is the Citizen Kane of sports movies and should be considered untouchable for a remake, but because it's a movie that was so, so very specific to the time in which it came out. It's one of the most unapologetically '90s movies ever. Its sense of humor, its cast, its soundtrack, the editing, the cinematography, the hats (!) -- every frame...

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White Men Can't Jump Is the Latest Unnecessary Remake

The creator of ABC's Black-ish, Kenya Barris, is set to develop a remake of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson's 1992 sports comedy White Men Can't Jump. Barris is teaming up with Mortal Media and Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL's Carolina Panthers to develop the project for 20th Century Fox. Mortal Media is also developing The Rocketeers for Disney, which centers around a black female Rocketeer lead. 

Barris is set to write, direct, and produce the remake, which I think is completely unnecessary. The original film is great, and unless this remake could be a better movie, I don't see what the point is. Who knows, maybe Barris can make a better movie, but remakes are hardly ever better than the original film. It also doesn't seem like a film that is screaming to be remade.

The original movie centered around two
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'White Men Can't Jump' Is Getting a Remake From the Creator of 'Black-ish'

White Men Can't Jump is being remade. Let's just get that little bit of surprise out of the way. It's shocking not because the original is the Citizen Kane of sports movies and should be considered untouchable for a remake, but because it's a movie that was so, so very specific to the time in which it came out. It's one of the most unapologetically '90s movies ever. Its sense of humor, its cast, its soundtrack, the editing, the cinematography, the hats (!)-- every frame of it is 1992 dialed to 11. So it's not that White Men Can't Jump can't be remade - its plot of street hustler basketball players uniting together is pretty evergreen - it's just more like a treasure so perfectly encased in the cultural sap of the '90s that we...

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White Men Can't Jump Remake Happening with Black-Ish Creator

White Men Can't Jump Remake Happening with Black-Ish Creator
While NBA superstar LeBron James continues to develop a long-gestating sequel to Space Jam, another current NBA star is working on a new basketball-themed remake. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is teaming up with the NBA's Blake Griffin and NFL star Ryan Kalil for a remake of the 1992 comedy film White Men Can't Jump. While the title for the original is actually a line in the film, delivered by Wesley Snipes' Sidney Deane to Woody Harrelson's Billy Hoyle, about his inability to dunk, it's quite ironic that Blake Griffin is producing, since he is a white man that can jump, winning the NBA Slam Dunk contest in 2011.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Kenya Barris will write the screenplay and produce this sports remake, which will fall under the overall deal he signed with 20th Century Fox last September. Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil will produce under their Mortal Media company,
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‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake in the Works With Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil

‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake in the Works With Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil
“White Men Still Can’t Jump”?

The 1992 basketball comedy “White Men Can't Jump” is getting a remake from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, and Ryan Kalil of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

Barris is producing and writing the script for the revamped “White Men Can’t Jump” under the overall film deal he signed with Fox in September. Griffin and Kalil are producing through their Mortal Media producing company, along with partner Noah Weinstein.

The original “White Men Can’t Jump” starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as basketball hustlers who first oppose each other and then team up. The title comes from Harrelson’s character’s inability to make a dunk shot.

Ron Shelton directed the original movie from his own script, which followed Harrelson character and his girlfriend, played by Rosie Perez, on the run due to gambling debts. The film performed well for Fox,
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‘Black-ish’ Creator and Blake Griffin to Remake ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

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‘Black-ish’ Creator and Blake Griffin to Remake ‘White Men Can’t Jump’
Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will develop a movie remake of the 1990s sports comedy “White Men Can’t Jump,” which will be produced by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and Carolina Panthers All-Pro lineman Ryan Kalil. Released in 1992, “White Men Can’t Jump” stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a former college basketball star who wins bets against streetballers who think they can beat him because he’s white. His hustling strategy changes when he runs into Sidney (Wesley Snipes), another baller who tricks Billy out of a huge chunk of cash. After some prodding from their significant others,
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'White Men Can't Jump' Remake in the Works From 'Black-ish' Creator (Exclusive)

'White Men Can't Jump' Remake in the Works From 'Black-ish' Creator (Exclusive)
White Men Can't Jump is getting back into the game.

Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s acclaimed comedy Black-ish, is teaming up with Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of the NFL's Carolina Panthers to develop a remake of the 1992 sports comedy for Twentieth Century Fox.

Barris will write the script for the project, which falls under his overall film deal with Fox that he signed in September 2016. Barris will also act as a producer.

Griffin and Kalil are producing via their production banner, Mortal Media, along with their partner Noah Weinstein.

White Men, written...
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Rosie Perez -- Calls Out Canelo Alvarez ... Stop Ducking Ggg Already (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_0lyczspz"]] Rosie Perez is sick and tired of Canelo Alvarez avoiding Ggg's quick hands ... saying it's past time the Mexican superstar step up to the plate and take on Gennady Golovkin. We got Rosie out in NYC -- looking pretty amazing -- and asked her thoughts on Ggg's punishing performance against middleweight contender Kell Brook this past weekend. She told our guy she thought Ggg looked great ... so great that Rosie says she's getting kinda pissed
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Full-Length Trailer for Baseball Drama 'Spaceman' with Josh Duhamel

"I ain't ready to write my memoirs yet, I am ?" Filmbuff has unveiled the new full-length trailer for stoner baseball drama Spaceman, about the true story of baseball player Bill "Spaceman" Lee, who was a big-time advocate of marijuana. A very nicely-bearded Josh Duhamel plays Bill Lee, and the cast includes Ernie Hudson, W. Earl Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Carlos Leal, Peter Mackenzie and Emma Rose Maloney. The first teaser trailer for Spaceman didn't show too much, but this trailer gives us much more to work with, and it seems like an amusing and entertaining tale of stoner-dom. Lee actually pitched in the two games during the 1975 World Series for the Red Sox. This seems like a perfect movie for a Sunday afternoon. Here's the new full-length trailer (+ poster) for Brett Rapkin's Spaceman, direct from Filmbuff's YouTube: From the executive producer of Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump comes the film Spaceman,
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First Teaser for Baseball Drama 'Spaceman' Featuring Josh Duhamel

"Is this what I think it is?" Filmbuff has released a teaer trailer for the baseball drama called Spaceman, about the infamous all-star Mlb pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Actor Josh Duhamel plays Lee, a former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher who was booted from the Mlb for his love of marijuana and "outspoken politics". The full cast includes Ernie Hudson, W. Earl Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Carlos Leal, Peter Mackenzie and Emma Rose Maloney. This is just the first teaser so it's more of a quick introduction than a full-on trailer, but it looks like it'll be quite fun and funky and full of purple haze. Enjoy. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Brett Rapkin's Spaceman, direct from Filmbuff's YouTube: From the executive producer of Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump comes the film Spaceman, the mostly-true story of former all-star Mlb pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee.
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Tribeca Buzz: The Future of Family Movies, The Next 'Whiplash' and More

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is currently in full swing, with movie screenings, nerdy filmmaker conversations and hip parties dominating the scene in lower Manhattan. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen so far... The Best Movie Wolves What It's Like: Think along the lines of Whiplash meets White Men Can't Jump meets Friday Night Lights, except set in the world of high school basketball. Why We Love It: From director Bart Freundlich (Trust the Man), Wolves tracks the story of Anthony (newcomer Taylor John Smith), the star of his New York City-set high school basketball team and the pressures that come with being good enough to snag that scholarship to a top college (in his case, Cornell University).  Wolves moves beyond the pressures of elite...

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Tribeca Buzz: The Future of Family Movies, The Next 'Whiplash' and More

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The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is currently in full swing, with movie screenings, nerdy filmmaker conversations and hip parties dominating the scene in lower Manhattan. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen so far... The Best Movie Wolves What It's Like: Think along the lines of Whiplash meets White Men Can't Jump meets Friday Night Lights, except set in the world of high school basketball. Why We Love It: From director Bart Freundlich (Trust the Man),...

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