Take one of the biggest movie stars in the world and team him up with one of the smallest, and it sounds like a gimmick in the making. On paper, just the sight of Dwayne Johnson standing alongside Kevin Hart will incite a smile. But do the two have what it takes to lead an action comedy that is funny, exciting and overall entertaining?
Thankfully, in Central Intelligence, from We’re the Millers director Rawson Thurber Marshall, the answer is mostly yes. However, this may only be because Johnson and Hart are such an irresistible duo that they make you forget that the action and plot surrounding them is hollow, dull and merely acts as an excuse for these two to engage with each other for laughs.
Continue reading our Central Intelligence review after the jump.
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This coming weekend, we’ll see Kevin Hart get into action with Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence. They must have found some magic while making the movie, because they’re already slated to team up again in the reboot of Jumanji, with Jack Black joining them. But before they roll the dice, Hart will be on the big screen all by himself with a new theatrically released stand-up special.
Kevin Hart: What Now sees the comedian continuing to follow in the footsteps of comedians such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence by bringing his stand-up comedy to as many people as possible by way of movie theaters. If you want to see what kind of laughs Hart has in store this time, watch the Kevin Hart What Now trailer after the jump. Read More »
If there are any Orange County fans out there, and there really should be since it’s a sorely underrated comedy, we have some good news. The high school comedy with Colin Hanks in his first starring role also featured Jack Black as his slacker, drugged up brother. Why are we talking about this? Because the forthcoming Jumanji reboot will feature a little Orange County reunion thanks to the fact that Jack Black has joined the cast. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: Dwayne Johnson just confirmed on his Instagram that he’ll produce and star in Jumanji. The actor and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, plan to “edge up the script.” There’s still no word if Kevin Hart will co-star. Our original story from April 16, 2016 follows.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in this summer’s comedy Central Intelligence together, but before that movie even hits theaters, they’re already considering another collaboration. Johnson and Hart are in early talks for Jake Kasdan‘s new adaptation of Jumanji, which was previously turned into a movie back in 1995.
Learn more about Johnson and Hart potentially joining the Jumanji cast after the jump.
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Last night brought the MTV Movie Awards to the televisions of teenagers and people with nothing better to do on a Sunday night. Other than the reveal of a new clip from Captain America: Civil War, an outstanding new trailer for Suicide Squad, and a second teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, memorable moments from the show were few and far between. But the few that were memorable at least brought some laughs. Oh, and some rap too.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart (who hosted the show) delivered a rap to pay tribute to the movies of 2015, and they even threw some shade at the Oscars by pointing out they were honoring the movies that viewers had actually seen. In addition, Will Smith was given the MTV equivalent of lifetime achievement known as the Generation Award. But before he was given the honor, The Lonely Island honored him as only they could. Watch both of the MTV Movie Awards rap videos below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Intouchables may have grossed a paltry $10 million in the United States, but it was a massive hit everywhere else in the world, earning $416 million from international markets. The lesson here was clear: Americans won’t respond to critically acclaimed, award-winning, crowd-pleasing movie if they have to read subtitles. The only solution: a remake, of course.
And while an American version of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s 2011 comic drama has been in the works for some time now, the film has set its sights on two leading men. Are you ready for Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to form an unlikely duo and embark on a journey where they embrace life to its fullest? Sure, why not?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
In real life, it’s hard to imagine anyone disliking Dwayne Johnson, much less wanting to pick on him. He’s the kind of star everyone loves, from your mom to your best friend to your kid brother. But in the new trailer for Central Intelligence, he’s a former outcast named Bob who was bullied in high school. One of the few people to show him kindness, in fact, was Calvin (Kevin Hart), then the big man on campus.
20 years later, Bob resurfaces as a buff, handsome CIA agent. And he needs Calvin’s help. Never mind that Calvin, now a mild-mannered accountant, wants nothing to do with the wild and unpredictable case Bob’s working on. Watch the latest Central Intelligence trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets promises to reveal just what these creatures get up to when we’re not around, and the answers so far have ranged from obvious (eating human food they aren’t supposed to) to shocking (headbanging to heavy metal). Now the latest trailer starts to shape those cute little secrets into an actual story.
Louis C.K. voices Max, a terrier living in New York City. He loves life with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), and is dismayed when she brings home a new “brother” for Max, a big sloppy mutt named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). One thing leads to another, and before they know it Max and Duke find themselves caught up in an army of abandoned pets led by a bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). Watch The Secret Life of Pets trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Everyone claims to know their pets — their likes, their dislikes, their habits and personality quirks — but do we really? Or are we just projecting our own ideas and preferences onto a bunch of unamused creatures? Universal’s upcoming The Secret Life of Pets posits that there’s a lot more to these animals than we might suspect. Maybe they have feelings we don’t understand. Maybe they actually get up to all kinds of forbidden mischief while we’re out. Maybe they’re quietly plotting to get their revenge on us, the unsuspecting suckers.
The latest The Secret Life of Pets teaser helps us get to know, really know, one of these pets, a bunny named Snowball voiced by Kevin Hart (who, as we’ve already discussed, is Universal’s favorite star this year). Watch it after the jump. Read More »