Chris Rock: Comedian, actor, and now he can add director to his resume with 'Top Five,' a film that had plenty of people talking when it premiered at this year's film festival in Toronto. Paramount wasted no time picking the film up, and it seems like the studio is wasting very little time in getting Rock's very promising directorial debut out there as quickly as possible. Judging by the first trailer, featuring a cast of incredibly funny and talented folks, this is going to be delightful.
Three of the four hosts of 'SNL''s 40th anniversary season have either been alumni or revered performers past, and the November premiere will take from both columns. Following Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea's October 25 installment, 'SNL' alum Chris Rock will return to the 'SNL' stage for the first time since 1996, bringing along none other than Prince.
'Grown Ups 2' actually exists and there are now two new posters to prove it. Despite being critically reviled, 'Grown Ups' made $162 million at the box office, making it one of Adam Sandler's highest-grossing films. Although it's hard to imagine anyone wanting a sequel (did anyone really like the first one?), the second outing of the man-children played by Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade is set to hit theaters this summer.
In life, a first kiss is the beginning of a relationship. In romantic comedies, it's almost always the end of the story. At this point we all just accept that because we've seen it played out onscreen hundreds of times, but isn't it weird? Shouldn't there be more to onscreen romances than that?
If your answer to that question is "yes," then you'll probably enjoy '2 Days in New York,' a romantic comedy about a couple that's way past first kisses. True, the film's jokes are occasionally unfunny and its tone is frequently shrill. But you know what? Life is occasionally unfunny and frequently shrill. This movie understands that.
'2 Days in New York,' Julie Delpy's follow-up to '2 Days in Paris,' her 2007 romantic dramedy, is much more humorous than its predecessor but lacks the punch of exploring neuroses in relationships. And perhaps that's because '2 Days in New York' examines the way a relationship works rather than the ways in which it falls apart -- and that's okay, too.
Chris Rock is no stranger to controversy. But for all of his potentially controversial comments over the years, it's this one that gives us the most pause. The comedian said he believes two of his recent films - 'Grown Ups' with Adam Sandler and 'Madagascar 3' - are better than last year's Best Picture winner 'The Artist.'
In addition to her long acting resume, Julie Delpy seems to be carving out a nice, modest little career as a director. It's just that the director happens to be named Woody Allen.