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Written & Directed by Chris Rock
Chris Rock’s new tour de force, Top Five, is so cleverly written that you don’t even realize it’s a romantic-comedy until the deed is nearly done. By that point, even the coldest, most cynical man is powerless to resist its charms. Smart, nasty and frequently hilarious, there is more than enough substance to compensate for the occasional missteps. Between this and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, comedians are flexing some serious cinematic muscle in 2014.
Rock gives a stellar performance as comedian-turned-actor Andre Allen. Andre’s dubious claim to fame comes from playing a crime-fighting, live-action teddy bear named Hammy. Similar to Riggan in Birdman, three blockbuster Hammy movies have left Andre hell bent on earning some respect for his acting chops. Respect is hard to come by, however, when your marriage to a reality television star (Gabrielle Union) is more »
- J.R. Kinnard
News outlets continue to sift through the trove of documents that they received as a result of the Sony hack that brought the studio giant to its knees. One document in particular reveals the studio's "ultimates," which is an industry term for the amount of money a studio ultimately makes once its theatrical run and other secondary streams of profit have been totaled. To that end, The Hollywood Reporter writes that This Is the End earned $50 million in profits, Grown Ups 2 $48 million, Captain Phillips $39 million, American Hustle $27 million, One Direction: This Is Us $18 million, Elysium $18 million, and Monuments Men $10 million.The document was apparently an effort to trumpet cost-cutting measures the studio tried to take. “Currently, approximately $1B in production spending can be expected to deliver $500M-$600M in profits,” the letter says. “Through his continued focus on financial discipline, Doug [Belgrad, the Columbia Pictures President] hopes to improve that »
- E. Alex Jung
It’s been a few years since Chris Rock made a good film. The last movie he made was Grown Ups 2, but the last good movie that I saw him in and enjoyed was in 2010’s Death at a Funeral. He has a new film coming out called Top Five that he wrote, directed, and stars in. It looks like he made a great movie that his fans will enjoy, and I’m looking forward to checking it out. Today we have a red-band trailer for the film for you to enjoy.
Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today—holding »
- Joey Paur
Get ready to laugh your ass off and then your head off with one of the funniest movies you’ll ever see!!!
Top Five is a walk-and-talk tale with Rock alter ego Andre Allen, a once famous comedian who agrees to be followed and profiled by film crews and Time reporter Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson), as part of his upcoming Bravo TV wedding to Bravolebrity star Erica (Gabrielle Union).
Written and directed by Rock, the film is supported by so much celebrity power, it’s literally bursting out of the frame. From Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Tracey Morgan (The Boxtrolls) to Cedric The Entertainer (Planes: Fire And Rescue), Adam Sandler (Blended), Jerry Seinfeld (Louie) and Whoopi Goldberg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles »
- Sacha Hall
When an unknown group of hackers (who may or may not be North Korean) leaked thousands of Sony's files, we didn't just find out what K. Fed was paid to cameo in The Interview and whether Annie's any good or not. In a text file called "Sony_2012_Comments," we also found a treasure trove of feedback from unknown Sony employees. Gawker sorted through the whole thing and found one common complaint: People at Sony really don't like working for a place that makes so many Adam Sandler movies. (Since 2008, the studio has released You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy, and Grown Ups 2.)A selection of the employee complaints: Be more focussed and ruthless in directing our resources to businesses that will sustain the long term health of Spe - networks, broadcast TV shows, new movie franchises, digital »
- Nate Jones
Exclusive: Hunger Games actor Alexander Ludwig will join Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, and Ray Liotta in Pacific Northwest thriller Go With Me, for director Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest). The picture centers on a young woman, newly returned to her hometown, who becomes the subject of harassment by a local crimelord and turns to an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick (Ludwig) for help.
The Enderby Entertainment and Gotham Group production is adapted from the novel of the same name by Castle Freeman, Jr. and marks a reunion for Alfredson and Hopkins, who recently filmed period drama Kidnapping Freddy Heineken together. Hopkins is producing alongside Rick Dugdale, Lindsay Williams, and Elaine Goldsmith-Vein.
- Jen Yamato
When a relatively low-key comedy pulls in $183 million at the worldwide box office, you can bet your bottom dollar that a studio will explore the possibilities of a sequel. And that’s exactly what happened to Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Released a full five years ago, the Kevin James starring vehicle became a surprise hit for Sony. Fast forward to 2014 and we have the first trailer for its sequel, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
With James back in the saddle (or, should we say, back on the segueway), next year’s follow-up is poised to take the action to Las Vegas, where a criminal gang led by Neal McDonaugh’s big bad begin hitting every casino on the Nevada Strip. And so, as the unlikeliest of unlikely heroes, Paul Blart takes a break from the Security Guard Expo to thwart the goons by any means necessary.
From the footage released, »
- Michael Briers
Riding along in his segway mobile
Paul Blart is back and the trailer’s right here
Working the big leagues at the security expo
A heist at the Wynn; sets up this show
Cruising the halls to again save the day
It comes out 17 April 2015 in the UK
Whilst Raini Rodriquez (Austin & Ally) is out of the way
So crank up the level; get ready to brawl
Blart did tell us once; don’t mess with his mall.
Thanks Chuck Berry for the inspiration!
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opens in cinemas 17th April 2015.
Source: Sony Pictures »
- Sacha Hall
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastHorrible Bosses 2Release Date: November 26thStudio: Warner Bros.Genre: ComedyDirector: Sean AndersWriters: Sean Anders & John MorrisCast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph WaltzStudio Description: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.Analysis: The first Horrible Bosses was one of the bigger hits of Summer 2011: after opening to $28.3 million, it held well and closed with over $117 million total. The entire (surviving) cast of that movie returns for Horrible Bosses 2, which Warner Bros. will release nationwide over Thanksgiving weekend.Comedy sequels tend to be a mixed bag: for every 22 Jump Street, there's a Grown Ups 2. They seem to be most successful when they're closely-timed to the original: for example, Jump Street »
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Salma’s spilling out! Like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hanging off the boat in Titanic, Salma Hayek clung to her chest for dear life on Friday, Oct. 31. The Grown Ups 2 star, 48, was in the middle of a sexy photo shoot, wearing a black strapless gown in a pool of water, when she came within centimeters of suffering an intense nip slip. As she stepped out of the water, Hayek’s dress proved too flimsy to hold up her voluptuous chest, so the Mexican stunner was [...] »
Conan O'Brien has turned Adam Sandler‘s fascinating anecdote about the search for Shaquille O'Neal‘s penis into a hilarious — if not slightly disturbing — animated adventure. The “Conan” cartoon is based on a conversation Sandler had last year on the TBS show about a strange occurrence during the filming of “Grown Ups 2,” which featured the NBA star. See photos: 9 NBA Stars Who Took a Shot at Hollywood (Photos) Shaq and the comedian were playing basketball during a production break from filming, but were forced to take showers before returning to set. Naturally, Sandler's first thought was what the 7-foot-one-inch, »
- Travis Reilly
Saturday Night Live has scored quite a lineup for its Nov. 1 episode, enlisting Chris Rock to host and Prince to serve as musical guest. Though SNL didn't tweet out the news until this afternoon, Prince himself appears to have scooped the official announcement—or at least foreshadowed it. This morning, he tweeted a photo of Rock dressed as his purple highness in Grown Ups 2. pic.twitter.com/vYM4DSo2oN — 3Rdeyegirl (@3Rdeyegirl) October 14, 2014 Rock was an SNL cast member for three seasons in the early '90s and returned to host once in 1996. Prince's first stint as a »
- Esther Zuckerman
So, Ghostbusters, a much-beloved franchise of TV and film, is to be rebooted. The director, Paul Feig (Freaks And Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat) has announced his intention to cast women in the main roles. It's hard to say which one people are more annoyed over, but it's worth making the distinction between the aspects of this film that people are complaining about.
The following are legitimate complaints:
• That Ghostbusters is to be rebooted
The latter is one of those things, really, that happens in entertainment. It's pretty hard to argue against a studio's logic in hiring Paul Feig, based on his critical and commercial record ($288 million box office for Bridesmaids, $230 million for The Heat, good to »
Jason Reitman is way too young to have produced a work of such fuddy-duddy handwringing over These Kids (And Adults) Today and how we play with our e-toys. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
As the little explorer probe Voyager passes into interstellar space to begin its long lonely journey to who knows where, Adam Sandler is masturbating to Internet porn.
There’s a point to this juxtaposition, but only director Jason Reitman knows what it is. (Presumably Chad Kultgen, author of the novel this is based on, knows, too, but there’s no evidence of that here.) Is it that the hyperadvanced and superwise aliens who may one day find Voyager will be disappointed if they could know (which they won’t be able to know) that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Following on from their acquiring distribution of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, Netflix have announced they have completed negotiations on a four film deal with Adam Sandler, which will see his Happy Madison Productions work with the online streaming service on four exclusive movies, produced by and starring the comedy actor. Despite recent failures like That's my Boy and Blended, the actor still has a loyal fan base, Grown Ups 2 grossing $250 million worldwide can attest to that, and no doubt Netflix are counting on their considerable support with this deal. It'll be interesting to see what movies come out of this deal, not having to worry about box office grosses could see the actor go back to something akin to his better, earlier movies, or even the dramas where he strangely excels. On the other hand, it could lead to Grown-Ups 3, 4, 5, and 6. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
You know how to make sure a press release gets my attention? Kick it off with a good old, “O’Doyle rules!” It was just revealed that Adam Sandler made a deal to make four movies exclusively for Netflix and the press release began with, “O’Doyle rules! Adam Sandler heads to Netflix.” There’s no word on what any of those films will be just yet, but perhaps that headline could hint at something Billy Madison-related. But of course that’s total conjecture at this point because all we know is that Happy Madison Productions will work with Netflix to develop the four films and Sandler will produce and star in all of them. Hit the jump for more on the Adam Sandler/Netflix partnership. As someone who grew up watching Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore more than I care to admit, his recent painfully unfunny commercial garbage is breaking my heart. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by comic icon Adam Sandler, whose movies have delighted hundreds of millions of fans all over the world.
Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world’s top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.
“People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the Us but all over the world. »
- Kellvin Chavez
There was a period in time when Adam Sandler produced comedy movies that people wanted to see. But after a long string of comedic duds and box office flops (save for Grown Ups 2 of course), it seems that Sandler’s star has fallen somewhat. However, Netflix have announced that they will be teaming up with Sandler to make four exclusive movies for the streaming service.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer said, “People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages — everybody has a favourite movie, everyone has a favourite line — not just in the U.S. but all over the world.”
Sandler added, “When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks. »
- Luke Owen
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will be the exclusive home of four feature films starring and produced by comic icon Adam Sandler, whose movies have delighted hundreds of millions of fans all over the world.
Adam Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world's top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.
"People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the Us but all over the world. »
For those who were once fans of Adam Sandler, the last few years have not been good. Comfortably the purveyor of the laziest streak of mainstream Hollywood comedies in recent times, Sandler has been giving the impression of a man who's as interested in his own films of late as some of the audience. Once a name almost guaranteed to give you a hit, his box office powers - outside of Grown Ups 2 - have been in decline of late.
But don't worry: the man will not be starving. Firstly, promisingly, he's signed up for a couple of dramas. And now? He's inked a deal with Netflix, that'll see him make four movies exclusively for the streaming service (which presumably won't be in cinemas as a result, guttingly).
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