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 »
By the time Barbershop 3: The Next Cut hits theaters, it will have been 12 years since the previous comedy sequel hit theaters, and 11 years since the spin-off Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah arrived. But the new sequel aims to combine both worlds (kinda), and has them teaming up to fight the increasing presence of gang violence on the streets of Chicago and around the barbershop itself.
Honestly, I’m a little surprised that what started as harmless comedy franchise is tackling a pretty serious issue. But as you’ll see in the first Barbershop 3 trailer, this isn’t like Spike Lee’s Chi-raq, and there is still plenty of lighthearted comedy to be had. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
After knocking it out of the park with What We Do in the Shadows earlier this year, Jemaine Clement is back at bat with People, Places, Things. The Sundance romcom stars Clement as a graphic novelist, professor, and father in Brooklyn. (Don’t worry, he gets to retain his cute Kiwi accent.)
He’s still reeling from his last breakup when one of his students (Jessica Williams) sets him up with her mom (Regina Hall). Things seem to unfold in that familiar quirky-cute Sundance way after that. Watch the People Places Things trailer after the jump. Read More »
It’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits, this time with casting updates, an interview and updates on developing sequels. After the jump, here’s what we’ve got for you to check out:
- Nathan Lee Graham is coming back for Zoolander 2
- Sean Astin gives an update on Goonies 2
- Regina Hall & Nicki Minaj join the cast of Barbershop 3
- Paul Feig talks a bit more about his Ghostbusters reboot
- Ben Whishaw hints at a sequel to Paddington
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Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
This Sequel Bits is brought to you by the number 3. After the jump:
- Yes, Ron Perlman still wants a Hellboy 3
- Jennifer Hudson teases Sex and the City 3
- Keegan-Michael Key will go on Vacation
- Simon McBurney chooses to accept M:I5
- Jeremy Renner is cool with Jason Bourne
- Star Trek 3 is headed to Seoul, South Korea
- More Hunger Games Mockingjay pics revealed
- Check out the new poster for (sigh) Tak3n
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Every once in a while, a film gets a sequel and it makes you think, “The first movie was a hit?” Think Like A Man is one of those. But the 2012 original starring Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union grossed a quiet $91 million dollars and Sony quickly greenlit a sequel. It’s hitting theaters June 20, continuing the story of a group of friends who had some serious relationship issues in the first film. Now, the cast is all back together and they’re in Vegas for a wedding. There, simultaneous bachelor and bachelorette parties threaten relationships once again. Check out the first trailer and poster below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Now that Valentine’s Day is safely behind us for the year, it’s time to turn our attention to… planning for next Valentine’s Day. Apparently. With 364 days to go until its release date, ScreenGems’ About Last Night has revealed its first trailer.
Directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine), the romance stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, and Joy Bryant as four Angelenos navigating love, sex, friendship, and commitment. While it’s actually a remake of Edward Zwick’s 1986 dramedy of the same title (well, the same title plus an ellipsis), the film it really reminds me of is last year’s Think Like a Man, probably because it features three of the same leads.
The video can be found after the jump. Be warned that it’s technically a red-band trailer, though it’s fairly tame as those things go.
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Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
There’s been some talk already about whether Harrison Ford might return for the Blade Runner sequel, but now Sean Young would like to express her interest in the new film as well. Read her comments after the jump. Also:
- Expendables 3 will shoot this fall, says Dolph Lundgren
- Skyfall hits digital HD and then Blu-ray/DVD next month
- The Best Man sequel will bring back the original cast
- WWE’s new Leprechaun movie will be “a little darker”
- Flip through more images from Before Midnight
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Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Five years after Into the Wild, Sean Penn is finally getting ready to get back into the director’s chair. As of last fall, he was set to direct The Comedian with stars Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig, but it looks now like his next project could instead be another inspired-by-true-events survival drama.
Penn has entered talks to help Crazy for the Storm, based on Norman Ollestad‘s memoir about his complicated relationship with his daredevil father. When Ollestad was 11, he was involved in a plane crash that killed the elder Ollestad and left the younger Ollestad stranded alone on a mountain during a blizzard. Ollestad credits his father’s teachings for helping him survive the incident.
Penn is only looking to direct the picture, not star in it. Nor will he pen the screenplay, as he has for some of his previous projects; Will Fetters, who last scripted the Zac Efron weepie The Lucky One, is already on board to adapt the story. Variety reports that Penn was always Warner Bros.’ first choice for the pic, though the studio considered a handful of other filmmakers including Alfonso Cuarón.
After the jump, Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink eyes the remake of About Last Night…
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We bitch and complain that Hollywood keeps making unneeded remakes and sequels but, I think we can all agree, Scary Movie 5 is a home run. Those last three films were just so clever and funny and didn’t at all begin a trend of some of the worst movies in recently memory like Epic Movie and Superhero Movie. Yup, Scary Movie 5 is the one we’re all going to get behind and Dimension has tapped writers Stephen Leff, John Aboud and Michael Colton (the two latter of which helped write The Comebacks) to bring back the funny early next year. Read which stars they’re hoping to bring back and more after the break. Read More »