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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 »
- TMZ Staff
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? »
- Maggie Pehanick
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. »
- Caralynn Lippo
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).
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 »
- Caralynn Lippo
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
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 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...
- Peter Hall
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, »
“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, »
- Dave McNary
“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, »
- Jeremy Fuster
17 January 2017 10:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
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.
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- Borys Kit
11 items from 2017