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Gabrielle Union, who is best known for her role in the 2012 film “Think Like a Man,” is among the latest batch of celebrities who saw their private, and in many cases nude, photos pop up online over the weekend and she’s dropped a dime on the perps who hacked them. Union, 41, revealed in a statement that she called the FBI to complain about the leak of what she called “private keepsakes” meant for her boyfriend, Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade. Union also cited race and the historic victimization of women as factors in the release of her photos. ...Read More »
Meagan Good is not taking the recent invasion of her privacy quietly. The Think Like a Man actress, 33, who was one of many female stars who had her private accounts hacked and nude photos leaked, spoke out this past weekend. Good took to Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 21, writing that she is in "shock" over the leak, and condemning those who share the images. "I'm definitely in shock," the Don Jon star said. "Saddened for everyone who is experiencing this. But I choose not to give the [...] »
New bangs for the newlywed! After returning from what was sure to be a romantic honeymoon with her new husband Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union resurfaced rocking a fresh set of fringe. The striking Being Mary Jane actress, 41, beamed with her new bangs at an unveiling event for Hublot watches in NYC on Sept. 16. Photos: Celebrity Weddings of 2014 The Think Like A Man star’s new hair features highlights and a multitude of choppy layers, styled by celebrity stylist Larry Sims. “We wanted to create something fresh and sexy [...] »
Landing the role of Jeremy in the “Think Like a Man” movies came with some perks and pitfalls for Jerry Ferrara. The actor, who's best known for his role as Turtle in the HBO series “Entourage,” told TheWrap that playing Gabrielle Union‘s underachieving husband Jeremy in “Think Like a Man Too” was no easy task. “It was very stressful having to make people believe I could get Gabrielle Union, 'cause Gabrielle is very, very beautiful and talented,” Ferrara said of the film, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday. ”So, I also thought it would be a nice little feather in. »
- Anita Bennett
5th Update, Monday, 3:18 Pm: Screen Gems’ thriller No Good Deed fell right in line with other distribs’ estimates over the weekend to end the three-day at $24.2M, while Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 just fell short of $16M to gross a total cume of $15.8M; it was a softer-than-hoped-for opening for the sequel to the 2011 family film, which bowed to $19M on its way for a $95M worldwide haul). Chernin Entertainment’s crime drama The Drop ended the weekend at No. 6 for a $4.1M take or a respectable $5,000+ per screen for Fox Searchlight; it is James Gandolfini’s last film in release. The Identical dropped like a bomb in its second weekend (-75%) falling out of the Top 20 after a dismal opening. In fact, it’s even behind Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight which is its eighth week of release. It was a very soft box office weekend overall, »
- Anita Busch
On paper, "Dolphin Tale 2" looked like a stronger box office contender than "No Good Deed." Star-filled, family-friendly, upbeat animal sequel playing on nearly 3,700 screens vs. grim, modest-budget thriller debuting on about 2,200 screens? No wonder pundits predicted an opening around $24 million for "Dolphin" and $17 million for "Deed."
And yet, when Sunday's estimates came in, it was "Deed" boasting a $24.5 million debut and the top slot, while "Dolphin" settled for second place with $16.6 million.
What's behind the upset? A look at how the two films matched up head-to-head in their various elements offers some clues.
Empty Marketplace. Both films were positioned to take advantage of the current box office doldrums. Sure, there were other family films and action movies/thrillers playing, but they were all several weeks old and vulnerable. That said, September is generally not a good time for a family-friendly release (even though the first "Dolphin Tale" opened well »
- Gary Susman
Star power and social media savvy propelled “No Good Deed” to the top of the box office this weekend.
The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5 million. The home invasion thriller was able to trump box office predictions because Sony and Screen Gems, the companies behind the film, expertly deployed Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson on Twitter to hawk the story of a district attorney menaced by a killer.
“You have two terrific actors who have followings and this weekend showed their collective star power is very powerful,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.
Both actors will likely see their stars rise as a result. Elba has had showy supporting roles in “Thor” and “Prometheus,” but hasn’t carried a film to these kind of heights on his own shoulders since 2009’s “Obsessed.” He retains »
- Brent Lang
'No Good Deed' movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in 'No Good Deed') Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film's plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics' derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist »
- Zac Gille
There’s a new “guardian” of the box office.
A newcomer, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson’s “No Good Deed,” has finally pushed “Guardians of the Galaxy” off its throne. The Sony thriller opened to $8.8 million Stateside on Friday and is headed for a $24 to $25 million launch that will provide a much-needed boost to the historically low U.S. box office earnings.
“No Good Deed” stars Elba as an escaped convict who terrorizes Henson (a Da-turned-stay-at-home) and her two children in their own house.
The film, which carries a modest $13 million production budget, stands to benefit from targeting under-served African American audiences. It reunites Elba with his “Luther” TV show director, Sam Miller, and “Obsessed” producer, Will Packer, who »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Exclusive: Golden Globe-nominated Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man Too, Sleeper Cell) will star as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in biopic A Civil Right, the first feature from Michael Benaroya and Darryl Taja’s new Revolution Media shingle. The film tells the story of the Biloxi physician who led nonviolent “wade-ins” against segregation on Gulf Coast beaches between 1959 and 1963, protests that sparked violence from whites and resulted in the first successful anti-discrimination suit against the state of Mississippi. Mason’s activism landed him at #3 on the FBI’s civil rights agitators most-watched list, and he went on to successfully fight for school desegregation in the state and help form the Council of Federated Organizations (Cofo). He served as President of the Mississippi NAACP for three decades before his death in 2006.
Salvatore Stabile will direct from his own script. “Sal wrote an amazing script that I’ve wanted to make for two years, »
- Jen Yamato
Fans of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have one heck of a season ahead of them. Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) will reprise her role as Agent Peggy Carter in a guest-starring spot in the season premiere on September 23rd. An “Agent Carter” spinoff is also set to debut in early 2015 as well, so it's probably safe to say this will all tie together. As for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' George Stephanopoulos, of all people, will also cameo in the opening episode as himself. Agent Stephanopoulos? We’ll find out in two weeks. [THR] Casting for the quartet of leads in Amazon’s “Mad Dogs’ is nearly complete. Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line”), Romany Malco (“Think Like A Man”) and Steve Zahn (“Treme”) will play former frat buddies who travel to reunite with another college friend and run afoul of a dangerous drug lord. Shawn Ryan »
- Zach Hollwedel
Fresh off his run in the "Think Like a Man" franchise of movies, actor Romany Malco has booked a starring role (alongside Ben Chaplin and Steve Zahn) in Amazon's news streaming series from creator Shawn Ryan ("The Shiled"). Titled "Mad Dogs," the project will be a remake of a British series of the same name, which follows 4 friends who take a trip to Belize to visit a school pal, though as time passes, their holiday soon turns into a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception, and murder. The original series is described as a dark comedy and psychological thriller. Malco, Chaplin and Zahn will play the friends who head to Belize to visit their »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast and yet it still fell just short of the two hour mark and we really tried. That said, today we hold the Fall Box Office Draft, we review Frank and Starred Up and revisit The Trip to Italy as Laremy caught it this week and had a few things to say. We also play our regular assortment of games including the longest "Buy or Sell" edition ever, plus clear out a backlog of "Watch This or Watch That". Also included is a conversation as to whether you can be too apologetic in reviews, a listen to the trailer for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and even a voicemail sneaks in. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that »
- Brad Brevet
No Good Deed has unveiled a heart-pounding new TV spot.
Idris Elba plays the dangerous Colin, who escapes from a prison van after killing a former girlfriend.
His escape leads him to the home of Taraji P Henson, who makes a tragic mistake by agreeing to let a rain-drenched Colin use her phone.
No Good Deed opens on September 12 in the Us. A UK release has not been set.
Watch a full-length trailer below: »
No, she's not a vampire.
At 41 years old, it's pretty safe to say that Gabrielle Union is not only aging gracefully on-screen -- she straight-up looks like she's in her twenties.
Though much has been made about Gabrielle's seemingly super-human ability to not age, the Think Like a Man star recently sat down with ETOnline to reveal her secrets to looking so young.
Related: 5 Things You Don't Know About Gabrielle Union
"Well, when I was young, it was like a curse, but I think my oily skin has worked as an embalming fluid," she joked. "I also try to keep my stress levels down and I started drinking a gallon of water every day once I hit 35," she revealed.
Of course, her mega-watt smile also helps.
Gabrielle, who's currently a Philips Sonicare spokeswoman for their new DiamondClean power toothbrush, admits to being "obsessed" with oral care.
"All my endorsements have come about organically," she explained »
Regardless of what role he plays, Samuel L. Jackson always steals the scene as the funny guy. From Stephen in Django Unchained to Nick Fury to Frozone in The Incredibles, Jackson’s uproarious delivery is unparalleled. Next, he’ll have his chance to tackle (action) comedy head on, when he co-stars along Kevin Hart in The Black Phantom.
Jackson, who is replacing Jaimie Foxx in the film, will play a notorious hitman who is hired to kill Hart’s character, a hired gun for the mob. When Hart’s character realized he has been double crossed, the two hitmen form an interesting buddy-cop bond, except they’re pretty much the complete opposite of cops.
The script, which was first announced in 2009, is being developed by Screen Gems, the studio which produced Hart’s successful Think Like a Man series. This film marks the first time Hart and Jackson have worked together. »
- Harrison Okin
Principal photography has started today on Screen Gems. new thriller The Perfect Guy, starring Sanaa Lathan (The Best Man Holiday), Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man,About Last Night) and Morris Chestnut (Think Like A Man, The Best Man Holiday). The film, directed by David M. Rosenthal (A Single Shot, Janie Jones) also stars Charles S. Dutton (.Longmire.), Rutina Wesley (.True Blood.) and Kathryn Morris (.Cold Case.). »
It seems Tim Story wants to get off the Think Like A Man/Ride Along sequel train, as he has a new movie up his sleeve about a hitman called The Black Phantom. Phantom was to star Jamie Foxx as the titular character but due to scheduling conflicts, he had to bow out. Samuel L. Jackson is now being approached to take over the lead role and would act alongside comedian Kevin Hart. The synopsis as Deadline reports it: The film is an outrageously inappropriate comedy where no topic is off »
- Sean Wist
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent along a September 16 release date for director Tim Story's Think Like a Man Too on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, the 2014 modestly budgeted sequel to the comedy hit Think Like a Man.
Think Like a Man Too stars a large ensemble cast including but not limited to Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrera, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Adam Brody and Gabrielle Union. It was made for a modest $24 million and has gone on to earn nearly $65 million at the domestic box office thus far.
Sony is presenting Think Like a Man Too on Blu-ray in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features are as follows:
Comedy Las Vegas Style
Lights, Camera, Vegas!
The Ultimate Sequel
Deleted Scene: Guys and Gals in Jail
Pre-order Think Like a Man Too on Blu-ray and Digital »
Following the first trailer that surfaced last month for No Good Deed, a new poster has arrived featuring stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. The project marks the return to the thriller genre for William Packer, who produced the 2009 Idris Elba project Obsessed, before making hit comedies such as Think Like a Man and Ride Along.
The story centers on a wife and mother (Taraji P. Henson) who finds her home and family threatened by a dangerous stranger (Idris Elba) as she fights to survive. Take a look at the one-sheet below for director Sam Miller's new film, which co-stars Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons and Wilbur Fitzgerald.
No Good Deed follows Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, who lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who »
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