8 items from 2016
“Power” kicks off its third season with a bang, sending its main characters into dramatically different directions from when we last saw them in season two.
Keeping the pot boiling is part of the design of the show, creator/exec producer Courtney Kemp said Wednesday night as the show toasted its July 17 premiere at Manhattan’s Top of the Standard. The club was so shoulder-to-shoulder packed after the season premiere screening at the Sva Theater that it was hard to take in its famous view of the Hudson River.
“It just keeps getting more intense,” Kemp said of the third season. “Power” revolves around a prominent New York City nightclub owner, played by Omari Hardwick, who is trying to shed his past life as a drug dealer. But that process becomes infinitely more complicated for the character. “The power dynamics in the show really shift this year,” Kemp promises. “It’s more hard-hitting.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Back in October 2014, comedian Adam Sandler signed a groundbreaking deal with Netflix to produce and star in four new movies exclusively for the streaming service. The first movie to come out of this deal was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six. Last month, we learned that the second movie is The Do-Over, with the streaming service releasing a brief teaser trailer. Today we have the first full trailer for this comedy, which sheds new light on the story.
In The Do-Over, Adam Sandler plays "Max" and David Spade plays "Charlie," old friends tired of their mundane lives who reunite at their 25th high school reunion for the ultimate mulligan: they decide to wipe the slate clean for a do­-over. After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, could their lives be better the second time around? The comedy is set for release on Netflix Friday, May 27, just in time »
Eighteen months ago, Eugenio Derbez walked away from his life in Mexico City and his career as one of his country’s most famous and successful comedy actors.
“My wife and I were crying as we closed up our house and headed to the airport with all our luggage,” he recalls. “And on the plane we kept thinking, ‘Have we made a terrible mistake? Are we doing the right thing?’ Because we just left everything behind, to come to the U.S. and pursue my dream of making it here.”
But on arrival at Lax, Derbez was immediately hit with a “huge sign” that their leap of faith was about to pay off. “We were deluged with all these calls that I was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he says. “And I remembered the first time I ever came to Hollywood as a kid and saw »
- Iain Blair
Actor-writer-director Eugenio Derbez will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Variety has learned.
Derbez will receive the 2,576th star on the Walk of Fame — which will be located at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard — on March 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler will serve as the emcee for the event, whose special attendees will include Alessandra Rosaldo, Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Vadhir Derbez, José Eduardo Derbez, Rob Schneider, Karla Souza, Martha Higareda and Consuelo Duval, among others.
Derbez, who topped Variety’s Power of Latinos list in 2014, is one of the most recognized actors among the country’s Spanish-speaking population. He wrote, produced and starred in the 2013 dramedy “Instructions Not Included,” which earned more than $100 million and became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the U.S. and worldwide.
He directed and starred in the Mexican comedy sketch program “XHDRbZ »
- Alyssa Sage
Could Adam Sandler be on his way to another Worst Actor victory at the Razzie Awards for his performances in "The Cobbler" and "Pixels"? He has already won three times ("Big Daddy" in 1999, "Jack and Jill" and "Just Go with It" ion 2011, "That's My Boy" in 2012). One more would tie the record set by Sylvester Stallone, who, remarkably enough, is now a frontrunner to win an Oscar, so maybe it wouldn't be such bad news for Sandler after all. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Sandler is the frontrunner to win according to the combined predictions of Expert film journalists we've polled, Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year's Razzie winners and hundreds of total Users who make up our largest and often savviest bloc of predictors. »
If you grew up watching Adam Sandler in the early 90s up until the year 2000 then you appreciated his greatness. From SNL to the movies that made him, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, there was once a time when Adam Sander was one of it not the funniest guys around. However, if you’re me and you even think of his most recent “efforts” like The Ridiculous 6, Pixels, The Cobbler, Blended, Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill and Zookeeper it kind of angers you a little bit. As I stated, from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s Sandler
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- Nat Berman
You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.
This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)
Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »
As far as the cinema is concerned, the cameo can be a force of good or a force of evil.
Sometimes a cameo appearance from a well-known – and unexpected actor – can heighten a film to such an extent that it ends up being the part you recall most fondly: remember when Bill Murray turned up in Zombieland, playing himself, and you’re like, “this is the best thing I’ve ever seen.” Now that’s a cameo: hilarious, self-aware and totally out of the blue.
Unfortunately, a cameo doesn’t always go down like that: the majority feel cheap and pointless – not to mention that, done badly, they take you right out of the movie. How about the time that Al Pacino turned up in the godawful Adam Sandler “comedy” Jack and Jill? Wasn’t that pretty much the most cringeworthy »
- Sam Hill
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