Kevin Hart admits that he's still one for playing pranks on his close friends
In the animated action comedy Captain Underpants, Kevin Hart voices a 9-year-old named George, who with his best friend hypnotises the school principal into believing that he's a superhero. Unsurprisingly, Hart admits that he was a prankster as a child. "I was pretty much always in trouble," he says, "because I didn't want to stop laughing. I loved laughing in school and making other people laugh. And in school that's the worst thing you can do in the class is be the funny guy, because then nobody is focusing. Everybody is passing around letters or pulling chairs from underneath the teacher. Or was that just me?"
Hart likes that the film's focus is on the friendship between George and his buddy Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch). "I loved the relationship the characters had," he says. "Because in school, the close friends you have are very important - that friend that you open up to, that you are talking to on a different level on a day-to-day basis. You're confiding at a young age. That's dope to me. I think that's something kids can relate to. I know I could! I had a friend named Kylo when I was coming up and you couldn't separate us. At school, I wasn't in trouble without him and he wasn't in trouble without me."
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…While a geeky kid finds himself as The Rock.
Dwayne Johnson presented the first look at upcoming adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at CinemaCon on Monday night.
The film, which features Johnson alongside Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Kevin Hart, is a continuation rather than a reboot of the 1995 children’s classic which starred the late Robin Williams.
Dwayne Johnson presented the first Jumanji footage at CinemaCon
Movie reviewer Rich Cline lists the ten worst movies of 2016
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should have known better. None of them are easy to watch...
10. 13 Hours - Michael Bay's bombastic filmmaking style may have seemed like the perfect fit for this rah-rah Benghazi dramatisation. But this is a loud, silly thriller that completely misses the point.
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Filming has just begun on the upcoming sequel.
Kevin Hart has given fans their first look at the new Jumanji sequel which is scheduled to hit cinemas next year. Last month star Dwayne Johnson made it clear that the film would be a sequel to the 1995 children’s classic, which starred Robin Williams, rather than a reboot as some had originally thought.
These guys tied the knot in style.
Congratulations are in order for comedian Kevin Hart, who wed his fiancee of almost two years Eniko Parrish in a sensational Californian ceremony at the weekend.
Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are finally married
The couple were surrounded by friends and family as they celebrated their union in Santa Barbara on Saturday (August 13th 2016). Ever the fashion icon, 31-year-old Parrish showcased not one but two stunning bridal gowns on the day for the ceremony and reception respectively.
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In the new animated adventure-comedy The Secret Life of Pets, Kevin Hart voices a villainous but adorable white bunny called Snowball
Hart's character leads a gang of stray pets living in the sewers of New York City. And the actor-comic jokes that he went method for the role. "As a thespian nothing is easy," he says. "You have to go to a dark place with anything you do. Being a fan of Daniel Day Lewis, you have to invest in that character. So I was a rabbit for almost two years. A bunny suit, carrots, carrot juice. I went and spent a lot of time with some bunnies. I only ate lettuce for like seven months before filming this movie!"
Kevin Hart at The Secret Life Of Pets Premiere
He goes on to comment on getting the character's physicality. "I didn't want to use my fingers," he continues, "because I was like, 'It's no fair, bunnies don't have fingers!' So I just wore mittens for like that seven-month period. I made a thumping noise because bunnies thump. And I just hopped a lot. I hopped a whole lot. And when it came time to film, I had the mindset of a bunny. And then I realized that I was in a sound booth, and I didn't have to use any of that s**t!"
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After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.
They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.
While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.
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From the team behind Despicable Me and Minions, this high-energy adventure makes up for its rather simplistic story by filling the screen with lively characters, silly dialog and colourful animation. There's nothing terribly distinctive about the movie, as most of the gags feel recycled and everything bounces across the surface without generating any resonance either in the humour or emotions. But it's a lot of fun while it lasts.
In a cosy Manhattan apartment, the happy rescue dog Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) lives with his owner Katie (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper). The moment she steps out of the door on the way to work, he's already bored and waiting for her to come home. So he hangs out with the other pets in the neighbourhood, including lovelorn pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) and food-obsessed cat Chloe (Lake Bell). Then Katie brings home another stray, the gigantic brown furball Duke (Eric Stonestreet), who immediately starts challenging Max's alpha-dog status. As war breaks out between them, they find themselves stranded in the city, caught up with a sewer-dwelling gang of abandoned pets led by the adorable but intense bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart). Meanwhile, Gidget and Chloe recruit some help to find them, including a grumpy hawk (Albert Brooks) and an ageing basset hound (Dana Carvey).
The plot basically consists of a series of chaotic chase sequences that build up to a climactic scene straight out of a Die Hard movie. Each character and plot element is over-constructed, which eliminates any sense of honest emotion or loose interaction, but the characters are likeable simply because they're so ridiculous. The animators use a lot of colour and a tactile variety of furry textures. And the actors have a lot of fun with the characters. Hart is, of course, the scene-stealer as the fast-talking kingpin who uses his cuteness as a weapon. And while C.K. and Stonestreet are endearing as the story's protagonists, it's Slate and Bell who win over the audience in the funniest, most complex roles.
Continue reading: The Secret Life Of Pets Review
Throughout production of Central Intelligence, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson engaged in a hilarious barrage of on-set social media photos and videos, clearly enjoying their partnership both on-screen and off.
With a long list of buddy comedies behind him, Hart has an idea why some teams work and others don't. "I think it's a little bit of special Kev sauce," he laughs. "Nah, it's all about the chemistry. Without the chemistry you can't expect to see results. I honestly have to say that Dwayne was above and beyond a pleasure to work with. He brought chemistry and an amazing work ethic."
To which Johnson interjects, "Yeah. And my good looks!"
Continue reading: Kevin Hart Has A Bromance With The Rock In Central Intelligence
Kevin Hart's What Now tour has been hailed as the comedy event of the year. This film sees the comedic rock star making history as he performs to Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial field football stadium in front of 50,000 spectators. Hart embarks on his biggest tour to date with 156 shows, in 112 different cities, 13 different countries and 5 continents where he states that he is there to make people laugh.
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The duo will be starring together in action comedy Central Intelligence, due out later this year.
This year the MTV Movie Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary and the ceremony promises to be bigger and better than ever. Comedian Kevin Hart and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson have just been announced as the hosts for this year's bash, which will take place on April 10th.
The Rock will host this year’s MTV Movie Awards with comedian Kevin Hart.
In a statement announcing the gig Johnson said: "It's an honour to be hosting the MTV Movie Awards with a guy who's not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who's often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart."
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Hart says there was never any 'bad energy' on set.
When they made the first Ride Along two years ago, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube found an unusual bond as collaborators. "Literally there wasn't a day that we stepped on set with any bad energy," Hart says. "It was a positive vibe: I'm making his day better, he's making my day better. You're really looking at a partnership, two guys who leave all egos at the door and say, 'I got you.' It's a give and take relationship and I think it shows in the movie."
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube team up once again in Ride Along 2
So after the first film became a hit, they had the chance to get together again. "Me and Cube picked up where we left off," Hart says of making Ride Along 2. "With the first film, we made what we set out to do, which was a quality buddy action cop comedy with a hint of romance. So we thought since we had such a great template why not build on it? Why not come back and gain more success off of what we did the first time? And also there's such a good group of people involved - from the studio to the director, producers and actors."
Continue reading: For Kevin Hart, Ride Along 2 Was About Having Fun
When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown into. The uncool kid known for being quite rotund is now a lean, mean, killing machine - literally. Now going by the name Bob, he's one of the CIA's main operatives and he's about to embark on a tricky mission.
Coincidentally, one of the most popular kids from his year has also grown up to be a very different person to who he was. Bob calls on the help of one of the old jocks who's now living a far more sedate life as an accountant. Adjusting to a new way of life isn't going to be easy for the former no1 but with the help of Bob, along the course of their journey they might just save the free world from being destroyed.
Central Intelligence is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and will be released in June 2016.
The 'Get Hard' star was honoured for his contributions to comedy with a star on the legendary pavement on Hollywood Boulevard.
On the eve of the release of his latest movie Get Hard, Will Ferrell has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard, and was attended by fellow comics John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon.
Reilly, who was Ferrell’s co-star in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, led the speeches in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum, saying “maybe someday, in 50 years, people will look down on the sidewalk and say the things that we say today about some of these people: 'Who the f--- is this guy?’”
Will Ferrell was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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'Get Hard' is out in theaters on Friday March 27th, but it has attracted a great deal of criticism for its alleged racist themes.
On the eve of the release of his latest comedy Get Hard, actor Will Ferrell has been defending the movie against accusations of racism and homophobia, arguing that the controversial jokes are intended to lampoon America’s elite.
Get Hard’s plot concerns a wealthy businessman, played by Ferrell, who hires a black employee (Kevin Hart) in order to help him mentally prepare for a prison stretch. Many critics have pulled it up as being offensive in its themes, and have used some of the film’s jokes as illustration of that.
Will Ferrell shooting 'Get Hard' back in July 2014
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
The 35-year-old comedian recently caused controversy after admitting he refuses to take on homosexual roles because of what "people are going to think" if he were to do so.
In the midst of a very busy week for Kevin Hart, which includes the release of his latest flick ‘The Wedding Ringer’ and hosting the Jan. 17 episode of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ the comedian is attracting more attention for making some controversial comments about playing gay characters.
Hart recently caused controversy after admitting he won't take on gay roles
In a recent radio interview with The Breakfast Club on New York's Power 105.1, Hart has angered many listeners after explaining that he refuses to take on homosexual roles because of what "people are going to think" if he were to do so.
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Andre Allen has been voted the Funniest Man in America in his illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. But somehow, he feels there's more to life than just telling jokes to an audience and so he decides to venture into the world of acting, playing the lead role in the 'Hammy The Bear' cop movie series. Unfortunately, that kind of film isn't going to land him any series roles in the future, and with his reality star fiancee Erica begging him to let her air their forthcoming wedding on her show, he's really starting to feel like the A list isn't where he's ever going to be. In a bid to rediscover himself, he lets a journalist into his life to write a story about him, raising some harsh questions about his career and his future along the way.
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After some ups and downs, Hart and Parrish are set to tie the knot!
Kevin Hart is having one heck of a year – after starring in three consecutive box office successes (Ride Along, About Last Night and Think Like A Man Too) the actor is now engaged! The lucky lady is Eniko Parrish, Hart’s girlfriend of five years and an aspiring model and actress in her own right.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
The comedian announced the happy news via Instagram (as you do), posting a picture of the two together, along with the caption: "She said YEEEEESSSSS...... #Happy #MyRib #iF—kingLoveHer."
Continue reading: "She Said Yes!": Kevin Hart Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Eniko Parrish
The 35 year-old comedian popped the question while celebrating his future wife's 30th birthday.
As well as being one of the funniest men around, Kevin Hart is also one of the most romantic. The American comedian is officially off the market after recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish, and obviously she said yes.
Hart announced the exciting news via Instagram on Monday (Aug 18th) by posting an adorable photo of himself and his new fiancé, who was showing off her huge diamond ring. "She said YEEEEESSSSS...... #Happy #MyRib #iF--kingLoveHer," the caption read.
Continue reading: Kevin Hart Proposes To Girlfriend Eniko Parrish, And She Said Yes!
Doug is all set to get married to his beautiful wife-to-be with wedding plans well underway, but there's just one problem; he can't find anyone willing to be his best man. He may be successful career-wise, but his social skills leave much to be desired. With no close friends to speak of, he has a massive problem - especially as he needs an additional seven groomsmen and he's already told his fiancee that everything is fine. It's then he discovers the Best Man Inc.; a special organisation that provides best man services to engaged social outcasts, for a price. With the help of his new best friend Jimmy, Doug sets out to try and fool his guests and his bride that he does have people close to him - but things don't look like they're going to run smoothly, especially when he meets his eccentic groom's party.
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The box office might be slow, but Sony is thriving.
Think Like A Man Too struck gold at the box office this weekend, coming out of the three-day period with a cool $30 million domestic. At $24 million in production costs (according to Variety) the film is already a winner for Sony.
Think Like A Man Too topped Sony's previous hit, 22 Jump Street.
In the battle of the adult comedies, 22 Jump Street was easily dethroned by Think Like A Man Too.
This round of the weekend box office is ruled, by and large, by R-rated comedies. 22 Jump Streetcontinued its successful run from last week, but its $29 million taking over the three-day perion was only good enough for second place. The top spot this weekend is occupied by another sequel, Think Like A Man Too, which took $30 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to estimates from its distributor Sony, via the LA Times. This means that both the winner and runner up this week hail from the same company, a rare win, even for a film giant like Sony.
Jump Street had to take a back seat had to take a back seat this week to Kevin Hart's latest offering.
Think Like A Man Too’s debut is just $3 million shy of the first film’s debut. The original was based on Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. Released in 2012, the film was directed by Tim Story and headlined by Kevin Hart.
'Think Like A Man Too' may overtake '22 Jump Street' in this weekend's US Box Office. The comedy, starring Kevin Hart, made over $12 million on its opening night on Friday (20th June).
Kevin Hart stars in Think Like A Man Too.
Think Like A Man Too is the sequel to the 2012 comedy Think Like A Man. The sequel sees many of the ensemble cast reprise their roles as the couples head to Las Vegas for a wedding. Kevin Hart takes the lead in the comedy alongside Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrera, Regina Hall and La La Anthony.
The 34 year-old comedian attempted to overcome his fear of the high-speed rides by agreeing to go on the 'Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket' with the chat show host.
Kevin Hart tried to face his fears while appearing on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show.'
The 34 year-old comedian agreed to join the chat show host on a roller coaster ride to finally beat this phobia once and for all.
"We are here at Universal Orlando Resort, home of the greatest roller coasters in the world," Fallon announced on the late night show Tuesday (June 17th). "I love roller coasters, but they scare me sometimes."
'22 Jump Street' reached first place at the US Weekend Box Office. The comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill gained $60 million in its opening weekend and is likely to stay at the top of the Box Office this weekend, if the new competition is anything to go by.
22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 have topped the US weekend box office. The two newcomers gained, respectively, first and second position knocking, The Fault In Our Stars off the top spot. The latter film has plummeted to fifth two weeks after its release. Maleficent remains in the top three, having being pushed out of second position by HTTYD2. But after two weeks, the Disney re-envisioning of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale is doing fairly well.
22 Jump Street, which stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as two undercover cops in college, has received positive reviews from critics and has evidently won over audiences with the reprisal of childish antics and easy laughs we encountered in the original, 21 Jump Street. It's the perfect film for the summer months and with the new competition released this weekend (20th June), may not be out of the box office top ten for some time. So what is on offer for this weekend?
The 'Ride Along' actor has hit back at claims that he is a sore loser.
Ice Cube has felt compelled to respond publically after finding himself the centre of a heated internet furore over comments he made after Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. The rapper/actor allegedly hightailed it out of the awards when it emerged that he anwwd Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart would not be receiving Best Onscreen Duo for their latest comedy, with the award going instead to Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 6.
Ice Cube [R] Was A Little Miffed That He & Kevin Hart Didn't Win 'Best Onscreen Duo.'
Ice Cube said that his loss was the result of Walker fans' "sympathy" vote. "We was robbed," Ice Cube told USA Today. "Shame on you, MTV. We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated. For us not to win was crazy. We were the best on-screen duo, period. They should have gave it to [Walker] before he passed away."
Jennifer Lawrence won big at the Kids' Choice Awards - but it was David Blaine, Mark Wahlberg and others who got slimed.
Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.
Jennifer Lawrence Won Big At The Kids' Choice Awards
Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.
Continue reading: The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?
Kevin Hart saves 'Ride Along' from being a totally useless comedy flick.
There's very little ambition apparent on-screen in the buddy action-comedy Ride Along, with its lazy direction and slack script. But the filmmakers clearly knew they had lightning in a bottle in co-star Kevin Hart, so they let him run free with his fast-paced comical banter. This merely required Ice Cube to look short-tempered. And in America the film topped the box office for three weeks in January and February.
Kevin Hart [L] and Ice Cube [R] in 'Ride Along'
The studio will be hoping for a similar bump as the film rolls out across Europe over the next month. And after the demands of those awards season movies, audiences might just be in the mood for a movie they can watch without engaging their brains.
Continue reading: 'Ride Along' Has No Ambition, So Just Laugh And Watch Things Blowing Up
There's a decent premise to this action-comedy, but the filmmakers can't be bothered to put in the effort to actually make it funny or exciting. Instead, they sit back and hope that the fast-talking Kevin Hart holds our interest. Thankfully, he's quite a lot of fun to watch, creating a likeable character out of an utter moron and generating a few good laughs along the way as he bounces off the other characters.
Hart plays Ben, a videogame addict who wants to spin his career as a school guard into a place at the Atlanta Police Academy. His sexy fiancee Angela (Sumpter) has a brother, James (Cube), who's an undercover detective and wants Ben to prove himself worthy of his sister. So he takes Ben on a ride-along, which he and his partners (Leguizamo and Callen) set up as a series of humiliations. Then Ben inadvertently discovers a few clues in their ongoing case to find mythical arms dealer Omar (Fishburne). And what started as a joke becomes rather a lot more explosive.
Yes, the film is packed with the usual fiery explosions and massive car chases punctuated by Hart's non-stop comedy patter. Ben is the standard cocky, annoying idiot who we know will become someone completely different by the end of the movie (see Beverly Hills Cop, Rush Hour, The Heat, et al). But this allows us to engage with Hart from the beginning, and he finds some sharp humour along the way. Cube, on the other hand, never remotely convinces as a hardened cop; we know he's a big softy. And poor Sumpter, virtually the only female on-screen, struggles to add spice to a thankless role that plays out exactly as the formula demands.
Continue reading: Ride Along Review
Animated features have ruled the box office this winter.
The Lego Movie is still going strong, after three straight weekends at the top of the box office charts. Over the three-day period, the movie made $31,5 million, leaving the competition far behind. New releases 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii came in at Nos. 2 and 3 with $12.3 million and a disappointing $10 million, respectively. Compared to Lego, the numbers seem very low, but they’re fairly typical of the slow February box office.
People are still paying to see The Lego Movie, not so much anything else.
Robocop and The Monuments Men both saw significant drops this weekend, taking fourth and fifth place in the weekend charts. RoboCop made just $9.4 million, while the George Clooney-directed historical flick made just over $8 million on its third outing – still not a bad record for a February release.
Continue reading: "The Lego Movie" Still Blocking All Competition At The Box Office
Did anyone not see this happening?
Little is certain in the world of film; projects get canned, delayed and turn out to be rubbish despite everyone’s best intentions, but there can be one thing you can be sure of: if a film surpasses its box office expectations, there’ll be a second one, and probably a third one. Enter, Ride Along 2.
Kevin Hart will be back for Ride Alone 2
The big-grossing comedy movie has been greenlighted for a sequel, Deadline – as always – report. We’ll see the whole gang return if things go to plan. Tim Story will direct and Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are to reprise their roles as the goofy security guard (Hart) who has designs on his Cube’s sister.
Continue reading: Always Going To Happen News: 'Ride Along 2', Confirmed
'The Lego Movie' was the big kid who wouldn't play fair at this week's box office.
The Lego Movie has continued its success streak at the top of the box office upon opening in the UK after having premiered in the USA last week. The fun and colourful animated movie, which is based on the iconic Danish toys, has outperformed rivals by nearly double with $48.8 (£29.1)million over the three-day Presidents Day and Valentine's Day weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
The Lego Movie' Saw A Second Impressive Weekend Of Success.
The movie's success can likely be attributed to its glowing reviews across the board, the family-friendly jokes, and the enthusiasm towards the brand amongst older generations as well as children. The film has been praised for its state-of-the-art visuals, stellar cast, and a genuinely engaging storyline with some smart and unexpected twists.
The Lego Movie beat out two 80s remakes this weekend. Cue conclusions about generational gaps and pop culture.
Sunday night is box office night, so let’s talk numbers. The clear winner of box office charts, profits, moviegoers’ hearts and life in general is The Lego Movie. The tiny yellow figurines held their own against a slew of 80s remakes this weekend, including the highly anticipated, but critically panned Robocop.
Doesn't this just look so appealing?
According to USA Today, The Lego Movie passed the $100 million mark on its second outing during Valentine’s Day weekend, making it one of the most profitable movies of 2014 so far. The Movie raked in $48,8 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $129,1 million.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office - The Lego Movie Trumps 80s Remakes
'About Last Night' has received largely positive reviews following its release in the US on Valentine's Day.
About Last Night has received a number of positive reviews followings its US release yesterday (14th February). The film's release has been deliberately timed to coincide with the Valentine's Day weekend and, from what the critics say, may be one of the better romantic dramas to see with your loved one.
Kevin Hart at the L.A. premiere of About Last Night.
The film is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name and is an adaptation of the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet. Kevin Hart (Little Fockers), Michael Ealy (The Good Wife), Regina Hall (The Best Man) and Joy Bryant (Parenthood) star.
Continue reading: Review Round-Up: 'About Last Night'
'About Last Night' is worth your hard-earned cash this weekend.
Of course, it's the same every year. On the weekend of February 14, you'll stroll into the cinema and - oh look! - alongside the regular blockbusters are a bunch of romantic-comedies that have had little to no promotion. On the most romantic of weekends, the studios simply don't need to spend millions on marketing. Cinemagoers want something stress-free, something funny, something romantic. About Last Night is one of those movies.
'About Last Night' Stars Kevin Hart [L] and Regina Hall [R]
A modern reimagining of the classic play from David Mamet, and a remake of the 1986 movie with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, this new movie stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant as couples searching for love.
Continue reading: Mamet's Classic Play Lives On It 'About Last Night' Remake [Trailer]
One film built its own monument of success over the weekend.
The Lego Movie has emerged as the weekend's most popular film, having opened last Friday in the USA to a promising $17.1 million and surpassing expectations with a total weekend box office gross of $69.1 millon (via Box Office Mojo).
'The Lego Movie' Dominated The Weekend Box Office.
The animated comedy, which is based on the well-loved Lego toys, will see its premiere across the world this month but if the US excitement is anything to judge by, it's only going to get huger. With plenty of in-jokes for Lego lovers, a genuinely inspired storyline with lots of twists and turns, and a stellar cast, The Lego Movie has received a massive thumbs-up from even the snootiest of critics.
Bernie is your average party guy who enjoys picking up ladies for one-night-stands. After meeting Joan, he’s tells his friend Danny all about his night of passion and, as he gets to know her, decides that Danny also needs some loving in his life – though he finds himself much more of an introvert around women. He introduces Danny to Joan’s roommate Debbie, but when things start getting serious, Bernie starts to get a little bit jealous as he struggles to get something deep and meaningful out of his own relationship. Given that both couples started their liaison in the same way, Bernie starts to wonder why he can’t commit, while Danny starts to worry that he’s committing too soon.
‘About Last Night’ is a rom-com that deals with how relationships develop between different people in the same circumstances. Originally based on the 1974 play 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' by David Mamet ('Hannibal', 'Ronin'), the screenplay has been adapted by Leslye Headland ('Bachelorette', 'Assistance') from another screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky ('Saturday Night Live') and Denise DeClue ('The Cherokee Kid'). Directed by BAFTA nominated Steve Pink ('Hot Tub Time Machine', 'Accepted'), it is set for UK release on March 21st 2014.
'Ride long' runs over all competition at this weekend's box office as the comedy's reign at No.1 continues in its third week of release.
'Ride Along', the newest buddy action film to hit the big screen, is proving to be a huge hit amongst cinemagoers. The cop comedy, starring comedian Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube, has maintained the No.1 spot at the box office for a third straight week.
'Ride Along' co-stars Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube
'Ride Along' debuted at the top poisiton to record-breaking figures, and in its third week of release the new flick is still rolling, earning $12.3 million.
Continue reading: Ride Along Reigns No.1 At Box Office For Third Straight Week
Rapper turned actor Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart jokingly diss each other in a short featurette which shows their never-ending banter on the set of action comedy 'Ride Along'. The movie is about a security guard (Hart) who is desperate to prove to his girlfriend's formidable cop brother (Cube) that he's good enough to marry her.
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The new Frankenstein incarnation barely got out of the box office starting blocks.
The latest Hollywood incarnation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein legend, I, Frankenstein, has flopped at the US box office, coming in sixth place on its debut weekend. The dark new action thriller, which shares its producers with the gloomy, supernatural Underworld movies, sees actor Aaron Eckhart take on the lead role.
New Aaron Eckhart Movie 'I, Frankenstein' Has Failed To Drum Up Much Interest At The US Box Office.
Despite an enduringly popular premise and a world-renowned story, the Stuart Beattie-directed I, Frankenstein has failed to coax American audiences towards its cinema screens over the weekend, taking $8.3m (£5m); a modest sum in comparison to the $65m (£39.3m) it cost to make the film, according to BBC News.
Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube' partnering in 'Ride Along' still reigns No.1 at the box office, with help from Aaron Eckhart's 'I, Frankenstein' failing to attract the attention of cinemagoers on its debut.
'Ride Along', the newest buddy movie which stars Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube, still reigns No.1 at the North American box office after debuting to record-breaking figures last weekend. The comedy flick earned $21.1 million in its second week of release.
Last week 'Ride Along' broke the record the top-grossing film during MLK weekend when it garnered $41.2 million, as well as becoming the highest-grossing Friday-Sunday January opener in history.
A new box office champion, a silly teenager on drugs, an angry director and the rumour of three Wonder Woman movies kept us hooked on the news this week.
Bieber Banged Up For Druggy Drag Racing: Justin Bieber has just had the mother of all terrible fortnights. The recalcitrant popstar was under investigation for a vicious egg attack on his neighbor's home by police who discovered drugs upon raiding Bieber's abode. The 'Baby' singer headed snowboarding with his equally rebellious chums with the threat of deportment looming. The singer was then arrested yesterday for DUI and drag racing in Miami.
Bieber showed what a true hard-ass he really was when police stopped him and he immediately snitched on himself, saying he was drunk and high on weed and prescription medication. The 19 year-old was released from a Miami jail an hour after a Miami judge, set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon. The widely-circulated mugshot shows the fallen star grinning ear-to-ear in his orange prison v-neck, prompting Seth Rogen to brand him "a piece of s**t."
It's a little annoying that this high-concept marketing project (Rocky vs Raging Bull!) is as entertaining as it is: we want to hate it, as tired actors are sending up their own faded images. But while the script never even tries to be something interesting, it at least gives the stars some engaging scenes to work with. And we can't help but cheer for them in the end.
The film stars with a bit of history (and digital trickery), as young bucks Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Stallone and De Niro) battle it out back in 1982. Local fans in Pittsburgh are divided between them and are hugely disappointed when, at the peak of their fame, Razor suddenly retires before a climactic rematch. Now some 30 years later, a young promoter (Hart) decides to finally get them back together in the ring. But this stirs up an old feud involving Kid's affair with Razor's wife Sally (Basinger), which resulted in a son BJ (Bernthal), who's now a father himself. Can these two men possibly work together to promote their epic grudge match?
Silly question. Of course they start off gruffly snarling at each other but eventually find the expected mutual respect. And that's about the extent of the acting required of these two iconic stars. Add some fast-talking comedy from Hart, veteran battiness from Arkin, steely femininity from Basinger and soulfulness from Bernthal and the film at least has a veneer of complexity. But aside from wondering whether the filmmakers will fudge the final match so no one loses (they don't), there isn't much to worry about.
Continue reading: Grudge Match Review
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's cop comedy has screeched to top the worldwide box office.
Ride Along has topped the box office upon its first weekend of release, raking in $41.2 (£25.1) million worldwide and seeing off the likes of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Frozen and Wolf of Wall Street. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's new comedy has far exceeded its forecasted $28m (£17m) and has become the biggest debut on record for the three-day Martin Luther King holiday in the US.
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Has Narrowly Missed Out On Topping The Box Office Again.
Nikki Rocco, Universal Pictures' head of domestic distribution, said that the film's success could be partly attributed to good timing and that the movie is a hit with both male and female audiences, making it a perfect choice for a date night at the movies, via Reuters.
Not only does Kevin Hart's 'Ride Along' debut No.1 at the box office, but it also breaks the MLK weekend record for highest-grossing film.
The U.S holiday weekend has just passed and 'Ride Along' was the cinemagoers favourite as it sits at the No.1 box office spot on opening weekend. Universal's comedy film hit theatres this past Friday and has since earned $41.2 million, breaking the top-grossing movie record during MLK weekend.
The action comedy, that stars comedian Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube, is also crowned as the top-grossing Friday-Sunday January opener in history.
co-stars Kevin Hart and Ice-Cube
The general word amongst critics is that the two screen titans just couldn't muster a half-decent film together
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are no strangers to putting on their boxing gloves for the sake of the movies and in their latest film, Grudge Match, the two screen icons are putting their respective ages aside to step into the ring once again. The film comes with a lot of promise, starring Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart and Kim Basinger alongside the two screen titans, yet sadly the overall response to the film from critics has been very underwhelming.
Stallone, Arkin, Hart and De Niro miss the mark with their latest film
The film stars Stallone and De Niro as two retired boxers, both well past their best, who ended their career with a long-standing and unresolved feud some years earlier. After meeting each other for the first time in years in a chance encounter, their feud returns and boils into a confrontation that ends in a melee of sorts, one that almost instantly goes viral and reignites interest in the former fighters. Soon they are receiving offers to return to the ring and settle their feud once and for all, but they can only make it into the ring if they can actually regain their fitness in time for the big fight.
Continue reading: Stallone And De Niro Miss The Punch In 'Grudge Match' - Review Round-Up
Do Sly Stallone and Robert De Niro's new comedy - with a distinct Christmas feel - could do great at the box-office.
It's one of those silly hypothetical pop culture questions isn't it? Who'd win in a fight between Rocky and Jake LaMotta? Sylvester Stallone's Philadelphia brawler, or Robert De Niro's swashbuckling middleweight? The Italian Stallion or The Bronx Bull? Well, we get to find out. Sort of.
Peter Segal's new movie Grudge Match follows the story of Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen, two former boxers who were at the top of their profession. Both Pittsburgh residents, Henry and Bill met in the ring on a number of occasions and had beaten each other an equal amount of times. In other words, everyone's ready for a decider.
In years gone by, Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen were at the top of their profession, they were two of the best boxers on the national circuit. Both Pittsburgh residents, the men met in the ring on a number of occasions and had equally beat one and other. The boxers were meant to meet for one final showdown fight in 1983, but 'The Kid' suddenly announced his retirement and cancelled the fight it made for an abrupt end to both the men's careers.
Now, thirty years after the fight that never was, the men are once again put face to face and their initial meeting does not make for a happy reunion. A pathertic attempt at a war of words soon escalates into a full on brawl, the video of which instantly becomes a viral sensation.
Seeing an opportunity to cash in, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr arranges for the two former local heroes to meet in the ring once again. The only problem with that is the men have been inactive for 30 years and both of them at incredibly out of shape. Will there ever be any chance of Razor and The Kid finding out who is Pittsburgh's best ever fighter?
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'Grown Ups 2' has beaten off 'Pacific Rim' in the US Weekend Box Office. 'Despicable Me 2' remains at No.1 for the second week since its release. New releases, due on 19th July, may alter the somewhat stagnant Box Office next week.
Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro at the film's London Premiere.
Critics may have universally panned Adam Sandler's latest comedic contribution yet it's somehow managed to beat the other new release, Pacific Rim, in the US Weekend Box Office (12th-14th July). Despicable Me 2 topped the Box Office charts for the second week in a row.
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Kevin Hart’s stand up DVD, Let Me Explain is out, and with it came a special trailer for his upcoming movie Ride Along. The trailer sees him try and win over James (Ice Cube) so he can prove that he’s worthy of Angela (Tika Sumpter) who is Ice Cube’s (James's) sister. Oh just watch the trailer.
Hart stars in the new comedy, Ride Along
So, the only way Ben Barber (played by Hart) can get the acceptance of James is if he embarks on and completes a 24-hour patrol duty. Think of this as a buddy movie with a twist, with the twist being: they’re not buddies, more enemies with one guy trying to be buddies. You understand what’s going on; it’s conducive to more comedy.
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Ben is a high-school security who only wants one thing in his life; to marry his beautiful girlfriend Angela. However, that proves to be less than easy when Angela's tough and intimidating cop brother James has less respect for him than the criminals he pursues. When Ben gets accepted into the police academy, he thinks he has James' blessing in the bag, but James has other ideas; he'll let Ben marry his sister if he proves he's worthy of her by joining him on his next shift in the world of car chases, guns and ruthless fights. Initially confident he'll do well in proving himself, Ben finds it a shock to his system as he has never even held a gun before let alone fired one.
'Ride Along' is a brilliant action comedy that's deep down all about love, family and acceptance. Directed by Tim Story ('Fantastic Four', 'Think Like a Man'), the movie has been written by a large collaboration of Greg Coolidge ('Employee of the Month'), Steve Faber and Bob Fisher ('Wedding Crashers', 'We're the Millers'), Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi ('The Tuxedo', 'Clash of the Titans') and Jason Mantzoukas ('Off Duty'). It is set for release in the US on January 17th 2014.
Kevin Hart first came to our attention when Judd Apatow cast him in the sitcom 'Undeclared' which, although it was shortlived, led to numerous other hilarious roles in subsequent comedy movies such as 'Scary Movie 3', 'Along Came Polly' and 'Soul Plane'. Later though, he began to make regular appearances in theatres and arenas everywhere as a stand-up comic, with his 2011 tour 'Laugh At My Pain' becoming one of the biggest selling tours of the year. He now details his comedy journey throughout his 2012 'Let Me Explain' worldwide tour, revealing his inspiration and his outlooks as he prepares to perform a major sold-out show at New York's 18,200 capacity venue Madison Square Garden. Not only that, but this telling documentary reveals travels across 10 countries and 80 cities, meeting and greeting fans as he gets to grips with global culture.
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When actor James Franco threw a party for his fellow movie stars including the star-studded cast of 'Knocked Up' and several stars of Seth Rogen's comedies including Seth himself, Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, no-one expected it to be anything more than your average drink fuelled Hollywood superparty. However, things take a turn for the worst when they experience a major earthquake; the ground opens up to the hottest depths of the Earth's core swallowing up Rihanna and Jason Segal as mysterious beasts start swarming around outside. What's a comedy cast to do with limited food and no real skills of the like they portray in the movies - especially when golden girl Emma Watson bursts in on them wielding an axe demanding all their resources. This is Hollywood versus the apocalypse, but who would really win?
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Kevin Hart arrested for resisting arrest in addition to DUI charge
We wonder, as Kevin Hart’s arrested for DUI: Is there some kind of unspoken rites of passage ritual that we are unaware of, in which all famous people are required to get themselves arrested for driving under the influence? We’ve lost count of the number of times that we have written stories such as this over recent months. According to TMZ, the Scary Movie 3 star was arrested early Sunday morning when he nearly slammed his vehicle into a gas tanker whilst he was clocking 90mph on a freeway.
California Highway Patrol confirmed that their officers spotted Hart, in his black Mercedes, on the 101 freeway at about 4:30am. He was reportedly “driving erratic” and “almost collided with a gas tanker truck.” When he was pulled over by cops, he failed to perform the regulation ‘field sobriety tests’ and showed “objective signs of intoxication.” Just before 6am, Hart was booked into jail for misdemeanour DUI and posted a $5,000 bond.
He was videoed leaving the jail and held his hands up to the offence. When the cameraman asked how he was feeling he said “oh, good, good.” He also admitted that he was also arrested for ‘resisting arrest,’ as well as the DUI. When the details of the police report were read back out to him, Hart was visibly frowning but said “I got pulled over last night, he gave me the whole test… I said, I’m drunk, I get it, do what you gotta do. My girl was with me, I said just make sure she gets home safe.” Asked about the ‘resisting arrest’ part of the charge, Hart explained “officer tried to put handcuffs on my wrists… I said wait, let me take my watch off and he said ‘you’re resisting arrest…. I laughed at it though… I was actually drunk so there’s no arguing that.”
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A year after they met, San Francisco chef Tom (Segel) proposes to his girlfriend Violet (Blunt), but their excited wedding plans are interrupted when Violet gets a post-doc position at the University of Michigan. So they postpone the wedding and head to the snowy Midwest. There, Violet's career soars while Tom has little to do beyond making sandwiches in a deli and going hunting with his new friends. And before they can set a new date, Violet's sister (Brie) marries and has two kids with Tom's best pal (Pratt).
Continue reading: The Five-Year Engagement Review
Tired of their men behaving like egotistical, sport-obsessed, womanising jerks, four interconnected women prepare to fight back obsessively using advice from relationship expert Steve Harvey's bestselling self-help book 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man'. When the four friends realise their girlfriends have been using Harvey's advice against them, they retaliate. not foreseeing how their ploy could badly backfire on them.
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Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart), along with his buddy Muggsy (Method Man), uses the $100 million Wade wins in a court settlement against the airline that kills his dog, to buy an airline of their very own. Wade calls it NWA - no, not Northwest Airlines - Nashawn Wade Airlines (clever, huh?). It features one departure daily from the 3-1-0 (Los Angeles) to the 2-1-2 (New York) from the brand new Malcolm X terminal at LAX, where a brother can find bargains at a 99 cents store, play some half-court hoops, and eat some fried chicken before a flight.
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