Last weekend Tribeca Film Festival hosted a special chat between filmmaker J.J. Abrams and comedians Chris Rock (who is also a filmmaker himself) as part of their 15th anniversary festivities. We already featured some tidbits when their discussion turned to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mainly its similarity to Star Wars: A New Hope and Mark Hamill’s hesitancy to return for the sequel. But now you can watch the whole discussion yourself.
Tribeca Film Festival has made the entire 74-minute J.J. Abrams and Chris Rock discussion available to watch online, and it’s chock full of some great moments between the two entertainment icons. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by David Chen
Lost amidst all the stories about how Chris Rock ripped into the Academy last night is how poorly people of other races were treated who weren’t black or white. I think it was about two hours into last night’s broadcast when the first mention of Asians or Hispanics even happened: during a remote video segment from a man-on-the-street interview Rock conducted in front of a theater.
“This should not just white. It should be Asian, Hispanic. There’s so much talent out there of all races,” the man says, while holding an Oscar statue and delivering a mock acceptance speech.
I wish the rest of the presenters and producers had taken this message to heart.
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Last night brought the 88th Academy Awards, and along with all the winners being announced, there also came quite the racially charged comedy from Chris Rock. The comedian hosted the telecast last night, and he hit harder on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy than even some people anticipated. For some, it was too much, but for most, it was full of a lot of things that needed to be said about an industry that doesn’t give enough opportunities to non-white actors. Watch the full Chris Rock Oscars 2016 monologue below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
If Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola, and Netflix have it their way, A Very Murray Christmas will become a new holiday classic. So even though it’s a brand-new variety special, the latest promo is going the retro route, modeling itself after those Time Life infomercials of yore.
But angling for holiday classic status is one thing. Whether A Very Murray Christmas actually achieves it is another question. Happily, the early buzz suggests we may have another perennial favorite on our hands. Watch the latest A Very Murray Christmas trailer, and get the early buzz on the holiday special, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after we heard Chris Rock was in talks to host the 2016 Oscars, the Academy has officially confirmed the news. Original story from 10/20/2015 follows.
In the past 24 hours, we’ve lost our minds over a new Star Wars trailer, cheered on the impending return of Gilmore Girls, and oohed and ahhed over a new teaser for The X-Files. In other words, we’ve basically been reliving the early 2000s. So it seems rather appropriate that Chris Rock, who first hosted the Academy Awards back in 2005, is now in talks to host the 2016 ceremony.
Learn all about the Chris Rock Oscar host news after the jump. Read More »
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This holiday season will be filled with a little extra Yuletide joy and cheer, as Bill Murray is reteaming with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola for a Christmas special that will be exclusively available on Netflix.
So far we’ve only gotten a brief glimpse of the special, but a new A Very Murray Christmas teaser has just popped up online showing off some of the famous faces who will be helping Murray out. George Clooney, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler, Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman, Miley Cyrus (who seems to be singing with Murray in the teaser), Chris Rock and more are all on board for what looks like a most enjoyable holiday party. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Between her first feature lead role in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and the critically adored third season of her Comedy Central series, Amy Schumer is having one hell of a 2015. And her winning streak will continue into the fall with Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, a standup comedy special coming to HBO. Chris Rock directed. Watch the Amy Schumer HBO special teaser after the jump. Read More »
As summer winds down, the blockbuster season is ending, but when fall rolls around, some of your favorite shows will be coming to television, including the runaway hit Empire on Fox. And if you’ve been wondering what to expect from the second season of the show that’s been upgraded to a fall season premiere after debuting mid-season earlier this year, the first trailer has just arrived.
In the trailer, we see Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) in jail after the events of last season brought him there, and now Andre (Trai Byers) and his mother Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) are determined to remove him as CEO of Empire Entertainment. There’s also glimpses of guest stars Chris Rock and Marisa Tomei teased. Watch the Empire season two trailer after the jump! Read More »
Chris Rock is back in full force right now. His new movie, Top Five, which he wrote, directed, and stars in, opens in a couple weeks. And he also wrote an incredible essay for THR on what it’s like to be black in the Hollywood system. Read that link, then come back here to watch the Top Five red-band trailer. This edit has a lot of cursing and a great scene with Kevin Hart alluded to in the essay, but it doesn’t give away the movie’s funniest scene. (Be thankful for that, as the funniest bit is also one of the more unexpected moments.) Read More »