Remember that previously-announced Disney Oliver! remake? The one starring Ice Cube, with Hamilton director Thomas Kail at the helm? It’s still happening! And the film now has a writer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumnus Danny Strong will pen the script. The original Oliver! was a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Ice Cube will play Fagin, the leader of a band of young pickpockets.
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An actor has yet to be cast (or officially announced) as the voice of Miles Morales, but Ice Cube is possibly under consideration for the film. Apparently, Sony is eyeing him to voice the character’s dad, Jefferson Davis, in Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey‘s animated Spider-Man movie. We’ll see what happens, but someone who’s officially joined the film is Disney XD’s Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.
Below, learn more about the untitled animated Spider-Man movie cast.
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Most movies about teachers are meant to be inspirational in some way. Some new teacher comes in and has to figure out how to reach some troubled youth. But every now and then comes a comedy that just lets the people who get paid far too little to deal with far too much bullshit cut loose. Fist Fight is trying to be one of those comedies.
In one of the most peculiar comedy match-ups, Ice Cube and Charlie Day star in this comedy about two teachers who are about to come to blows. After high school English teacher Mr. Campbell (Day) crosses his rough and tough colleague Mr. Strickland (Cube), it results in the latter teacher being fired. So the only logical thing to do is for Mr. Strickland to challenge Mr. Campbell to a fight in the parking lot. And this fight isn’t the only inappropriate thing about to happen on school grounds. You’ll see what I mean when when you watch the Fist Fight red band trailer. Read More »
The wait is almost over. In nine days, audiences will see Vin Diesel return to one of his earliest star-making roles, Xander Cage. It’s been over 14 years since Diesel last played the tatted and beefed up super spy in xXx. He’s not the only one returning to this franchise, though.
Below, watch the new xXx: Return of Xander Cage TV spot (Spoilers follow).
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Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Why should teenagers get to be the only ones embroiled in high school drama? In Fist Fight, the battle is between two teachers. Mr. Campbell is your typical Charlie Day character, which is to say (as Kumail Nanjiani puts it in the trailer) he is “probably a nice guy, but a bit of a worm and a sneak.” And Mr. Strickland is your typical Ice Cube character, which is to say he’s got a “scary but effective” reputation as a hothead. When a conflict between them escalates to the point of physical violence, everyone in school — from the teachers to the students — gets invested.
Fist Fight is the feature directing debut of Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and features a top-notch comedic cast including Jillian Bell and Tracy Morgan. And unlike a lot of comedy trailers we’ve seen lately, this one looks like it might actually live up to the potential of the talent involved. Watch the Fist Fight trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Another day, another big announcement about Disney’s plans to remake a classic tale. But this one sounds a little more offbeat than most. The Mouse House is planning an Oliver Twist movie musical, with Ice Cube set to play Fagin and (wait for it) Hamilton director Thomas Kail set to helm. It might not sound like the most obvious combination, but then again neither did hip-hop and the American Revolution, and look how that turned out. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal is on board for another Ride Along. A third installment of the comedy series starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is on the way, with a script currently in development from screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Director Tim Story is returning.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Maybe I’m a man of simple pleasures, but I find it impossible to hate the trailer for any movie that features Charlie Day doing an old-timey boxer pose. So I certainly don’t hate the Fist Fight trailer, which looks silly and lowbrow and dumb, but also…maybe funny? I see a lot of funny people in this footage, so this is a situation where I’m fully prepared to keep my fingers crossed.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
As Warner Bros. prepares to launch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into theaters this weekend, it’s locked down release date for several other big upcoming releases — including Live By Night, directed by and starring the Batfleck himself, and Annabelle 2. Get the Live By Night release date details and more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
For a few years in the 2000s, the Barbershop franchise was a pretty big deal. The first film, released in 2002, was warmly received and made back many times its budget. Naturally, a sequel followed in 2004, and then a spinoff (Beauty Shop) and a TV show in 2005. The series sputtered out after that, but because we live in a universe where no franchise ever really stays dead anymore, it’s back this year with a mix of familiar and new faces.
Ice Cube returns as Calvin, who still runs his eponymous barbershop in the South Side of Chicago. The business has expanded to include a beauty shop within its walls, but the neighborhood outside the store has changed even more, and not for the better. Calvin and his friends — including those played by Common, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Lamorne Morris, Eve, and Nicki Minaj — must come together to save the neighborhood. Watch the new Barbershop: The Next Cut trailer after the jump. Read More »