4 items from 2015
It's hard to tell from the premise alone of a Will Ferrell project whether his character will be brilliantly funny, painfully moronic, or some unholy, sidesplitting combination of the two. Take Ferrell's latest, "Get Hard" (opening March 27). He plays a millionaire arrested for fraud who enlists the only black person he knows (Kevin Hart) to train him to cope with the harsh realities of prison life. The result could be razor-sharp satire of the insular cluelessness of rich white people, or it could be offensive and cringe-worthy; probably, it'll be some of each.
After all, Ferrell's characters tend to be unpredictable because they're volatile. As the performer has proved over the past 20 years, from his tenure on "Saturday Night Live" (1995-2002) to his decade-plus reign as an unhinged comic leading man in movies, Ferrell likes to play the unfettered id, man-children with no impulse control (Ferrell likes to strip down and show his flabby, »
- Gary Susman
Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Scripted by Barbara Curry, The Boy Next Door is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina of The Medina Company and John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment.
–The Making of The Boy Next Door
You can read our thoughts on The Boy Next Door here and pre-order via Amazon here.
- Scott J. Davis
Nicole Kidman is still giggling over how she embarrassed Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show earlier this week as they discussed their long-ago failed date. "I can't believe that it's two people that so misread the same situation," she told Access Hollywood about the day she went to meet Fallon at his home to discuss a role in 2005's Bewitched. On Tuesday, Fallon, 40, brought up their awkward meeting, but Kidman, 47, turned the tables on him, explaining that she hadn't really stopped by to talk about a work project, as he believed, but had been interested in dating him (both were »
- Andrea Billups
Jimmy Fallon turned down a date from Nicole Kidman?The "Paddington" actress stopped by "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, where she revealed she was once up for dating the "SNL" comedian, but he blew his chance!"I don't know if you remember this, but we've met before," Fallon reminded her. "Oh, I remember," she replied. The late night host admitted the pair had met before under slightly odd circumstances, when a mutual friend brought Nicole to his apartment.Fallon was under the impression it was a potential work meeting, but Kidman thought the meeting was a set up! "I'm walking down the street in New York City, and my friend Rick calls me and says, 'Dude what are you doing? I have Nicole Kidman with me and she wants to meet you to be in 'Bewitched' or something. I can be in your apartment in 10 minutes,'" Jimmy recalls. »
- tooFab Staff
4 items from 2015
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