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When’s the last time Chris Rock made a funny movie, really? His filmography in recent years has been riddled with mediocrity - the dismal “Grown Ups” franchise, “Madagascar” and its endless sequels. A look at his earlier comedies reveals that while Rock has always been an undeniably funny stand-up comic, paint-by-numbers movies like “Head of State” and “Down to Earth” failed to really highlight his strengths and his potential as both an actor and comedian. We’ve had a few brief glimpses of another side to Rock as filmmaker and film star - even his 2007 flop “I Think I Love My Wife,” with its many problems, showed the writer/director angling towards a more honest form of comedy. In »
- Zeba Blay
As successful as Chris Rock's career as a comedian has been, the same can't really be said for him as either a lead actor or a director. Ensemble films like Grown Ups and animated movies like Madagascar have certainly raised his profile, but let's also not forget that his record includes forgettable titles like Down To Earth, Bad Company and Head of State (which he also directed). This history doesn't seem to be causing any studios pause regarding Rock's newest film, however, as the comedy is starting a huge bidding war at the Toronto International Film Festival. News of this in-development deal comes from Deadline, which says that Sony, Paramount, Fox Searchlight, Open Road, A24, Relativity and Lionsgate have all been looking to buy Chris Rock's Top Five, and they're willing to pay top dollar to do so. While the numbers continue to grow, the most recent update »
“Sometimes a movie is just a movie,” remarks one character early on in Chris Rock’s “Top Five”; but in the case of Rock’s own third turn in the director’s chair, it’s also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts (“Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife”), Rock has finally found a big-screen vehicle for himself that comes close to capturing the electric wit, shrewd social observations and deeply autobiographical vein of his standup comedy. At once personal in its sensibilities, yet made with an eye towards reaching a broad, mainstream audience, “Top Five” sparked a well-deserved bidding war following its Toronto premiere, and should soon become a welcome addition to some lucky distrib’s slate.
- Scott Foundas
Many TV fanatics would consider "Friends" as one of the best shows ... ever. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's premiere -- which takes place later this month -- we're taking a look back at the careers of the Central Perk six: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.Jennifer Aniston won an Emmy playing the perfectly coiffed Rachel Green. She later became one of Hollywood's biggest stars on the big screen, starring in movies like "Office Space," "The Break-Up" and "Horrible Bosses." She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000-2005 and is currently engaged to Justin Theroux. "Friends" Reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live Is Everything -- Watch Now!Courteney Cox -- a.k.a Monica Gellar -- starred in the four "Scream" movies, where she met ex-husband David Arquette. The couple has one daughter, Coco, and she's currently engaged to rocker Johnny McDaid. The 50-year-old actress also starred »
- tooFab Staff
If dry British humor and stop-motion animation make for a cup of tea that you enjoy, then you're probably excited about the forthcoming release of Shaun the Sheep, an adaptation of the popular TV series from across the pond. The first teaser for the film debuted this past spring, and now we get a better idea of the story as Shaun and a bunch of his sheep friends end up stuck in the big city, leaving them with no choice but to find their own way home. However, since this property is far more popular in the United Kingdom, don't expect a release in the United States too quickly, if it even makes it over here at all. Watch the trailer now! Here's the second teaser trailer for Aardman Animation's Shaun the Sheep from the film's YouTube page: Shaun the Sheep is written and directed by Mark Burton (writer of Madagascar, »
- Ethan Anderton
If you enjoyed the Scary Movie franchise or were curious to see a comedic take on James Wan’s The Conjuring, then you might be interested in A Haunted House 2, released on home media earlier this week by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. We’ve been provided with two Blu-ray/DVD combo packs of the Marlon Wayans-starring film to give away to Daily Dead readers.
“Having overcome the demons of his past, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is ready to start over with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two adorable kids, Wyatt (Steele Stebbins) and Becky (Ashley Rickards). When their house is plaguedby a rash of bizarre paranormal events, Malcolm turns for help to his buddy Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias) and exorcist Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer) in an attempt to drive the evil spirits from his home. But it turns out it’s not just the house that’s haunted… »
- Derek Anderson
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The horror movie genre gets a hilarious makeover when Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie series, White Chicks) and Cedric the Entertainer (Madagascar, The Original Kings of Comedy) star in A Haunted House 2, the outrageous supernatural comedy coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on »
- Steve Barton
It’s been a busy week for Warner Bros. after they dropped the news that they were planning out their DC Cinematic Universe all the way up to 2020. And now, they look to be expanding their Lego universe too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. are planning to release two more Lego Movies on May 25th 2018 and May 24th 2019. These could both be Lego Movie sequels, but could also be spin-offs to the franchise.
With the announcement of Warner’s DC movie plans and the date change for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in order to not fight against Captain America 3, it should be noted that the 2018 release date puts the movie in competition with DreamWorks’ Madagascar (May 18th) and the as-of-yet »
- Luke Owen
Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know) to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
The Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK.
The post New trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The clip features more of the comical covert birds Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private as they team up to take down Dr Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich.
The force also includes the seal Short Fuse (Ken Jeong), an explosives expert; snow owl Eva (Annet Mahendru), an intelligence analyst; and hulking Norwegian bear Corporal (Peter Stormare), who constantly wants to embrace his four new bird friends.
Penguins of Madagascar will open in the Us on November 26 and in the UK on December 5. »
Benedict Cumberbatch's role in "Penguins of Madagascar" may be voice only, but the latest trailer for the forthcoming animated spinoff will probably make his fans howl anyway. The "Sherlock" star's perfect English diction is a sound for sore ears in the new spot for the "Madagascar" spinoff, in which Cumberbatch plays Classified, a wolf who serves as the leader of an "inter-species task force" dedicated to saving the lives of helpless animals. In addition to returning voice stars Tom McGrath (Skipper), Chris Miller (Kowalski), John Dimaggio (Rico) and Christopher Knights (Private), the film also features the aural talents of John Malkovich as villainous octopus Dr. Octavius Brine (a.k.a Dave). Will Cumberbatch fanatics show up for the film even though the actor himself never appears on screen? Check out the trailer below, then let us know what you think in the comments. "Penguins of Madagascar" hits theaters on »
- Chris Eggertsen
The best part of all three Madagascar films return in their own spin-off. Those devilishly sly penguins reveal themselves to be secret agents and must team up with a new and technologically advanced espionage team known as The North Wind in order to stop an evil Octopus known as Dave. The film has brought in some respectable talent to fill out the supporting roles, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Classified and John Malkovich as the normal named villain. Despite being a huge fan of the penguins as characters, as well as loving penguins in general, the trailer doesn’t have too many laughs, but a lot of that may be down to my feelings toward the general plot. The shift into espionage territory is more suited here than it was for Cars 2, but the animals have become almost too anthropomorphic. It almost feels as though humans don’t exist in this world, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Rico, Skipper, Kowalski and Private are headed back to the big-screen in their own feature, The Penguins of Madagascar, and a newly released second trailer reveals more about their hilarious double life. The DreamWorks spinoff of Madagascar from Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith features a voice cast led by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong and Peter Stormare. The second trailer goes back to their beginnings as four brothers in the cold, and how they've moved up as secret agents to then take on their big-screen villain, Dr. Octavius Brine (Malkovich). Watch the trailer above to see
- Ashley Lee
As someone who hasn't really enjoyed the Madagascar films much, after seeing some footage from the DreamWorks Animation spin-off at Comic-Con a couple weeks ago, the Penguins of Madagascar doesn't actually look half bad. Now a new trailer shows off more of the action adventure that sees the titular Arctic birds leading a double life as spies, now forced to team up with a sect of agents known as North Wind (led by a wolf voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). We also get some glimpses of John Malkovich as the octopus villain Dr. Octavius Brine. I might actually be looking forward to this one in the fall. Watch below! Here's the new trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of Madagascar from Apple: You can also watch the first teaser trailer for Penguins of Madagascar right here. The Penguins of Madagascar is directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar franchise) and Simon J. Smith »
- Ethan Anderton
The first trailer arrived a couple of months ago, but here comes the new promo for DreamWorks’ flippered forces, The Penguins Of Madagascar. This one dips into their history and also has more about the movie’s big villain, an octopus named Dave played by John Malkovich. As you do… In this spin-off from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with a super-secret animal organization called North Wind to fight the many-tentacled menace. North Wind's leader, meanwhile, is a wolf known only as Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh, and there’s even a new penguin in the mix, Corporal, bearing Peter Stomare’s distinctive tones.If you know and like what the Penguins got up to in the Madagascar films, you’re in for more of the same here. The big challenge will be taking »
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are back in DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar. Watch the all-new trailer, as this covert team reassembles to go on a new mission to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine! In theaters this Thanksgiving, Penguins of Madagascar boasts a stellar voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Nicole Sullivan, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter and may even include a surprise or two with returning Madagascar characters played by Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock! Get ready for the Penguins' biggest adventure yet, as they hit theatres everywhere on November 26th, 2014...
Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome »
Dreamworks has released a second trailer for Penguins of Madagascar, the animated Madagascar spin-off centered on the only characters that gave me any level of amusement in those films (though I never did see the third one). Set for release on November 26, the film follows penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private as they must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine (voiced by John Malkovich) from taking over the world. Additional voice talent includes Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Watch the new trailer below. »
- Brad Brevet
The thing about animation is, you can be cast opposite a pair of incredible actors and never actually get to work with them. "That's animation. I wish we could be in mo-cap suits jumping around together, but it's rare when schedules align like that," said "Penguins of Madagascar" voice actor/screenwriter (and "Madagascar 1-3" director) Tom McGrath of not having the opportunity to collaborate with A-list co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich in person. "So, I'm hoping...we still have a couple scenes to do to finish the movie, so I'm hoping I can get with John and Benedict at some point." Oh, and no surprise to fans of either actor, but McGrath assures us that both Cumberbatch and Malkovich are "hilarious" in the "Madagascar" spinoff, in which they play wolf leader Classified and "disgruntled octopus" Dr. Octavius Brine, respectively. To watch McGrath "get into character" as his penguin character Skipper and more, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The penguins are back! The scene-stealing Spheniscidae of the Madagascar franchise are hitting the big scene, and today we’ve got the first clip & poster for the Penguin Of Madagascar – They’ve got to the point, haven’t they?
In the film, you’ll discover the (unknown) secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…) to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
The film boasts an array of superstar voices features the talents of Tom McGrath, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong. The penguins undoubtedly proved some much loved moments in the Madagascar franchise and even inspired a successful spin-off TV show on Nickelodeon!
Here’s your clip & poster:
- Ciham Messouki
DreamWorks Animation previewed the upcoming Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar yesterday at Comic Con and today they've brought online the poster for the movie along with a clip. Here's the movie's plot: Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world. Along with Cumberbatch and Malkovich, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong and Peter Stormare and is set to hit theaters on November 26. Check out the clip and poster below. yt id="9AhcFGohEX0" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
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