Chris Rock is best known for being one of the best comedians in the business, but he’ll soon expand his career in a surprising way by starring in the serial killer thriller Spiral: From the Book of Saw, a quasi-reboot of the popular Saw franchise.
Originally intended for release in May of 2020, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is now slated to arrive in May this year due to the coronavirus pandemic delaying a bunch of big Hollywood movies. As we wait to see if the movie’s 2021 release date will remain in place, a new photo and details about the movie have arrived, including talk of a vibe that emulates David Fincher’s masterful Seven. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, listen to a world chess champion analyze some of the chess scenes from the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Plus, hear what stuntmen have to say about Hard Target, Project Power, The Rundown and some Hong Kong martial arts comedies. And finally, marvel at an awesome story about Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor from Arsenio Hall. Read More »
David O. Russell, the filmmaker behind films like American Hustle, Three Kings, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, has been relatively MIA from Hollywood since directing 2015’s Joy. But he’s back to direct a new mystery movie that might have one of the most stacked casts ever, and it’s just strengthened its ranks.
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Chris Rock is back with a new Netflix comedy special! Well, okay, it’s not exactly new. Instead, Chris Rock: Total Blackout is an extended version of Rock’s 2018 Netflix stand-up special Chris Rock: Tamborine. In the Total Blackout trailer below, Rock himself tells us that the best way to describe this is as “a remixed version of a special.” The remix will feature about 27 extra minutes of material, including “never-before-seen jokes, interviews, and behind the scenes footage.”
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Saturday Night Live made its triumphant return to Studio 8H, complete with a live audience tested for COVID-19 and socially distanced for safety, including a floor crowd full of first responders. Unfortunately, the return of SNL was a little bit rough, perhaps shaken up by the new normal of producing the show with enhanced safety protocols. There were certainly plenty of coronavirus-centric sketches, and not even the seasoned SNL veteran Chris Rock felt like he was totally comfortable.
Let’s run through the best and works sketches from the Chris Rock hosted Saturday Night Live below. Read More »
Saturday Night Live is back this weekend with the 46th season premiere. After spending the last three episodes of the 45th season in quarantine and producing sketches remotely, the cast and crew are back in Studio 8H, and for at least the first month of the new season, they’ll have a big star playing around with them.
Jim Carrey has been given the task of playing former Vice President Joe Biden during this election season, and SNL has just provided a first look at the rubber-faced star, who has literally been given at least a partial rubber face (or whatever material that the make-up prosthetic pieces are made out of). Get a first look at Jim Carrey as Joe Biden below. Read More »
Saturday Night Live is returning to NBC in a couple weeks for the show’s 46th season. The series will be back in Studio 8H at 30 Rock in New York after closing out last season with three remotely produced shows where cast members wrote and performed sketches from their various quarantine residences across the country. And even though SNL veteran Chris Rock has been announced to host the season premiere on October 3, executive producer Lorne Michaels isn’t sure they can pull it off. Read More »
Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.
Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
In the summer of 2019, word came out that a new Saw movie starring Chris Rock was in the works, causing several of us to do a double-take. “Wait a second,” we said. “Chris Rock? Like…the Chris Rock? In a new Saw movie? And it’s based on his own idea? How on Earth did that happen?”
Well, it took more than a year, but now we finally have an answer – and weirdly, it involves an unlikely movie directed by Tyler Perry.
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The Coen Brothers make movies about quirky characters, but it would be nice if Noah Hawley and the team behind the Fargo TV series would remember that there’s more to those movies than the quirk. In adapting both the Fargo movie and borrowing several other beats from the Big Book of Coen, the Fargo TV series leans heavily on the quirkiness, and season 4 practically goes overboard, populating this latest installment with a collection of individuals who all behave like visitors from another planet. That’s not to say Fargo season 4 is without its charms.
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