bad boys for life review

Three things are essential to the Bad Boys franchise – or at least, they used to be. One is an often alarming cruelty – a disregard for anyone, and anything, all in the name of a near-sociopathic attempt at coolness. The second is what is commonly referred to as Bayhem – the wild, swirling, often incoherent action beats created by director Michael Bay. The third, and perhaps most essential, is the banter – and bickering – between leads Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

What makes Bad Boys for Life, the third and presumably final chapter in this series, so special is the jettisoning of the first two elements while embracing the third. Bay is no longer in the director’s chair, and the overall nastiness – which was ramped up to the nth degree in Bad Boys II – is nowhere to be found. But that interplay between Smith and Lawrence is ever-present, and endlessly entertaining.

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Bad Boys Honest Trailer

Bad Boys for Life arrives in theaters this week, but before you see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back in action, you can see them making the publicity rounds to promote the movie. In a little Bad Boys video round-up, we’ve got the dynamic duo attending a therapy session in character as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, their Hollywood alter egos going shopping for some sweet kicks, and a Bad Boys Honest Trailer taking us all the way back to the start. Read More »

History of Will Smith Rap

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, watch as Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith rap through the career of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor turned international superstar. Plus, check out over four dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the new Birds of Prey trailer, and watch a 90s-style, metal-infused VHS trailer for Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher. Read More »

bad boys for life clip

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for one last ride in Bad Boys for Life. The third and final entry in this franchise has Smith and Lawrence returning as cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, who once again find themselves drawn into ridiculous, highly improbable action sequences. The first Bad Boys for Life clip has found its way online, and it has Smith and Lawrence bickering in the midst of a high-speed chase.

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Will Smith and Tom Holland Do an Escape Room

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, watch as Will Smith and Tom Holland do an escape room as a bit of promotion for their new movie Spies in Disguise. Plus, listen as stuntmen react to action sequences from movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and go on a journey through time as Jack Black looks back at some of the most memorable roles in his career, from Orange County to Jumanji: The Next Level. Read More »

spies in disguise trailer new

Remember Spies In Disguise? The animated film where Will Smith turns into a pigeon? It was supposed to come out in January 2019, then got moved to April 2019, then got moved again to September 2019. Well, it was moved on final time – to Christmas. And now there’s a new trailer. Smith voices a cool super spy, while Tom Holland voices his very uncool scientist assistant. And at some point, human-to-animal transformation is involved. Watch the Spies In Disguise trailer below.

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Independence Day: Resurgence Director Disappointed

Even though Independence Day: Resurgence raked in nearly $390 million at the worldwide box office, it was still quite the disappointment for 20th Century Fox. The film didn’t land well with critics either, earning just a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention a 30% from audiences. They weren’t the only ones disappointed, because director Roland Emmerich has found himself regretting ever making the movie. Read More »

bad boys for life trailer

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence pledged to be bad boys for life, but that’s a hard promise to keep when retirement is waiting just around the corner. “It’s time we be Good Men,” Lawrence tells Smith in the new trailer for Bad Boys for Lifethe long-awaited third entry in the outsized action series. “Who wants to sing that song?” Smith responds belligerently. Touché.

Watch the Bad Boys For Life trailer below.

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gemini man box office failure

Perhaps the world just wasn’t ready for two Will Smiths in the same movie. Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man, an action spectacle in which Smith has to fight a younger clone of himself, did paltry box office in America, but there was a hope that its weekend release in China could turn things around. But that didn’t happen. The end result is a box office bomb, with Gemini Man suffering a loss of at least $75 million. Ouch.

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Gemini Man Visual Effects

Though critics didn’t seem to care for Gemini Man much, one of the consistent compliments among many have been with regards to the visual effects used to create a young Will Smith that faces off with an older version of Will Smith. The team behind this amazing technological achievement in visual effects has consistently touted the fact that they didn’t simply de-age Will Smith’s face, but instead, they created a completely digital model of young Will Smith that was informed by a motion-capture performance. Now a Gemini Man visual effects breakdown reveals how it was accomplished. Read More »