Kevin Hart Steps Down as the 2019 Oscars Host

2019 oscars host

Just a day after he was announced the official 2019 Oscars host, Kevin Hart is stepping down from the gig.

The actor-comedian was met with outcry over resurfaced anti-gay tweets and comments he had made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. He then responded with a defiant Instagram response that only earned him more hostility. Rather than apologize for his comments and for his non-apology, Hart decided to step down, leaving the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in search of a new Oscars host.

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Kevin Hart to Host the 2019 Academy Awards

2019 oscars host

We finally have our 2019 Oscars host. Actor-comedian Kevin Hart is officially set to host the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony.

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the upside trailer

The 2011 French film The Intouchables gets an American remake with The Upside. Kevin Hart takes on a semi-dramatic role as an unemployed man who lands a job caring for a wealthy paraplegic, played by Bryan Cranston. And hey, Nicole Kidman is there too! The Upside has actually been finished for a while, having debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It will finally find its way to theaters in 2019. Watch The Upside trailer below.

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Saturday Night Live Costumes

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, find out how the wardrobe for every new episode of Saturday Night Live is created. Plus, see if you agree with CineFix’s countdown of the best soundtracks of all time, and listen as Night School co-stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish answer the web’s most searched questions about themselves. Read More »

Night School Trailer

Kevin Hart has been a box office draw in comedies for years, and now that Tiffany Haddish has some heat behind her after a star-making turn in Girls Trip, it only makes sense to team these two up for even more big screen shenanigans

Night School finds Hart playing a former grill salesman named Teddy desperate to get his GED so he can finally get a job that makes him feel like he has some self-worth. The only problem is he has the unconventional and obnoxious Tiffany Haddish as his teacher, and she’s not about to let him get away with his usual fast-talking tricks and shortcuts. A new Night School trailer shows off the supporting cast, who actually seem to bring more laughs than Hart and Haddish do. Read More »

Uptown Saturday Night Remake

It’s been years since we heard about the gestating remake of Uptown Saturday Night. But the project appears to be back on track, albeit with some changes behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

The original 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night starred screen legend Sidney Poitier and sexual assaulter Bill Cosby as two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club, and it ends up bringing them more trouble than fun. A remake was once in the works a few years ago that would have had Anchorman helmer Adam McKay directing Will Smith and Denzel Washington in the lead roles from a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe Nicholas Stoller. But that’s all in the past.

Now Kevin Hart is slated to start in the Uptown Saturday Night remake, and Will Smith will only be producing by way of his Overbrook Entertainment production banner alongside his partner James Lassiter. But that’s not the only change behind the scenes. Read More »

jumanji sequel

You knew it was coming. It was inevitable. Another Jumanji sequel is on its way. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, both a sequel and a reboot of the original Jumanji, was a massive hit for Sony, and they can’t say no to a good thing.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Honest Trailer

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle surprised the hell out of everybody by not only being pretty damn good but also by being a blockbuster behemoth, pulling in nearly $946 million worldwide. That’s the kind of success that guarantees a sequel, but it doesn’t preclude you from being in the sights of the folks over at Honest Trailers. Read More »

night school trailer

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team for Night School, a new comedy from Malcolm D. Lee, the director of Girls Trip. Watch the very funny Night School trailer below.

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Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Gag Reel

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 special Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle edition, we have several featurettes going behind the scenes of the making of the film, from the visual effects to the surprisingly real stunts. Plus, there are a couple quick clips from the gag reel featuring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan having a hard time not cracking each other up. But beware of some spoilers for the movie if you haven’t seen it. Read More »