Groundhog Day has become the anchor of movies with a time loop at the center of the narrative. It was the first film to bring the concept to mainstream movies, and since then we’ve seen it employed in a variety of genres with films like Run Lola Run, Primer, Deja Vu, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, and most recently, Before I Fall. Now we’re circling back to a comedic approach with a new title coming to Netflix later this year.
Naked stars Marlon Wayans as Rob Anderson, a man who should have been taking care of all the important things a groom has to do before getting married, like writing his vows. Instead, Rob went out to party and wakes up the next morning naked in a hotel elevator with one hour to get to his wedding. As you’ve surmised, even after the day plays out, Rob keeps waking up naked in that elevator.
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Just when you thought you were safe from the parody movies of Marlon Wayans, the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Black arrived last month. The comedy is a parody of the popular Fifty Shades of Grey, with Wayans taking the title role of Mr. Black, who begins a provocative sexual relationship with an innocent reporter (Kali Hawk).
Now a new Fifty Shades of Black red band trailer has arrived, and along with the goofiness of the spoof this time comes some real raunchy comedy and plenty of f-bombs, making this NSFW. While this doesn’t look like it’s a quality parody, I will say this one at least looks better than all of the previous Wayans parodies (with the exception of the first Scary Movie). Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Based on the box office numbers, just about every grown-up in the world celebrated Valentine’s Day this year by going to see Fifty Shades of Grey. Naturally, Lionsgate quickly moved to lock down Valentine’s Day 2017 and 2018 as well, for Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. But what’s a Fifty Shades fan to do for Valentine’s Day 2016?
Well, there are a couple of options. You could watch Dakota Johnson’s vanilla romcom How to Be Single, the trailer for which debuted yesterday. Or, if you’ve got more, um, unconventional desires, you could check out Marlon Wayans‘ Fifty Shades of Grey parody, Fifty Shades of Black. Watch the trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
When we first reported on the Naked Gun reboot, we wrote that star Ed Helms was “the new Leslie Nielsen.” As it turns out, that’s not quite accurate. Hit the jump to find out the relation between Helms’ character and Nielsen’s. Also:
- The Tekken prequel gets a title and a star
- Brad Fuller offers plot details on The Purge 2
- … and hints at a Jason-free Friday the 13th…
- … and shuts down those TMNT alien rumors
- Kimberly Peirce doesn’t want more Carrie movies
- Ron Howard confirms Chris Pratt for Jurassic World
- Watch the A Haunted House 2 trailer at your own risk
- HBO is already working on the Normal Heart sequel
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Even though most of us have chosen to forget it, the Paranormal Activity spoof A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans actually came out earlier this year. Not only that, it grossed $60 million worldwide against a budget of $2.5 million, making it a bonafide hit. Who knew?
The studio knew, that’s who, and they’ve already shot a follow up. A Haunted House 2 directed by Michael Tiddes is scheduled for release March 28, 2014 and a teaser trailer is now out. The plot is genius. Wayans’ character moves out of his one haunted house to…wait for it…another haunted house! Hilarity ensues.
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Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Along with his brother Shawn, Marlon Wayans left the Scary Movie franchise after the first two movies, but that’s not stopping him from continuing to parody horror tropes. As Scary Movie 5 eagerly rips into Black Swan — only two years after everyone else did — Wayans is taking on the more relevant Paranormal Activity series.
Directed by Michael Tiddes, A Haunted House stars Wayans and Essence Atkins as a couple who move into their dream house but soon find themselves plagued by supernatural ills. The theatrical trailer was nothing short of terrible, but the new red-band version seems to benefit from the added vulgarity. Nick Swardson, Cedric the Entertainer, and David Koechner also star. Watch the NSFW video after the jump.
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Twelve years ago, the Wayans Brothers started a new chapter in comedy history with their spoof comedy Scary Movie. Poking fun at the horror films of the day, the film was a massive success. It spawned three sequels (with a fourth on the way) and influenced innumerable, lesser quality ripoffs. Since then, though, the horror genre has changed. Things are much more centered on found-footage concepts. So Marlon Wayans has packed up his family legacy and created A Haunted House, a hard-R rated comedy spoof of Paranormal Activity.
First time filmmaker Michael Tiddes is directing with Wayans producing and co-starring alongside Nick Swardson, Cedric the Entertainner, David Koechner, Essence Atkins and others. It’ll be released on January 11 and you can watch the first trailer after the jump. Be warned though. It looks really terrible. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Angie Han
There’s a little bit of something for everyone in today’s very full TV Bits, whether your preference is for lightweight comedies, serious dramas, humanoid robots, or good-looking serial killers. After the jump:
- HBO and the creators of Big Love team up for an unconventional family drama
- Fox buys a boy genius sitcom from the guy who plays Kurt’s dad on Glee
- Marlon Wayans makes a return to television with a buddy cop project for ABC
- Bunim/Murray and GameSpot prep an online series about gaming
- NBC unveils a plan to bring Grimm to you early
- FX gives a fifth season to Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy
- Marvel announces a comic book series for fans of Dexter
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For a minute there, it looked as if Eddie Murphy‘s career might have a trampoline off which it could rebound. Murphy was tapped as the lead in a Richard Pryor biopic (Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said) and while that would have been waaay on-the-nose casting (Murphy has never been shy about noting the debt his early act owed to Pryor) it might have rescued Murphy’s rep from the pit of shit in which he’s kept it penned for years. But Murphy dropped out of the pic, and now Marlon Wayans is in ‘advanced talks’ to take the role for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Prods. version of Pryor’s life. Read More »
OK, strictly speaking, I don’t know if a sequel to White Chicks is actually the worst idea of the day, because I’ve never seen White Chicks. And, if things go well, I may never. (Which is a closed-minded attitude I rarely take, but life’s too short, and there are too many other good movies, to see White Chicks.) THR reports that Marlon and Shawn Wayans will return as FBI agents who pose as white women. Keenan Ivory Wayans will direct, and all three Wayanses are writing. Read More »