Yahoo! has debuted the trailer for 'Ride Along,' the new comedy from the director and producer of 'Think Like a Man.' The film pairs the comedy duo of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube as two mismatched guys -- a cop and his sister's boyfriend -- as they go on a crazy 24-hour ride along through the streets of Atlanta. Ice Cube, who also starred in '21 Jump Street,' plays the role of the cop -- obviously -- while Hart is his foil, a big-mouthed rookie desperate to prove his worth.
Since Robert De Niro has been spoofing his mafia roles and tough guy image for more than a decade now, it shouldn't be surprising he's goofing on another of his signature roles (this time Jake La Motta) for a new comedy. In 'Grudge Match' he plays an over-the-hill boxer who returns to the ring to fight one of his toughest opponents, with Sylvester Stallone (playing on his Rocky Balboa character) as his rival.
Sometimes, Saturday Night Live simply embraces absurdity and we're all the better for it. Does it make any sense that the Catholic church would elect nine year old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as the new Pope? Does it make any sense that guest host Kevin Hart would play her and not even bother to hide his facial hair and other masculine features? Nah, but the results sure are hilarious.
Saturday Night Live has a bad habit of retreating to recurring and generally unfunny characters and concepts when it needs to fill some time, so it's incredibly refreshing when they take on of these tired ideas and actually manage to make it funny. The Steve Harvey Show segments on SNL are usually "Time to grab some dinner and/or a beer!" segments, but with the help of guest host Kevin Hart, last night's sketch was one of the highlights of the episode. Watch it below!
Not that 'SNL' deserves all the credit per say, but it's certainly true what longtime series star Jason Sudeikis says in the latest promo for Saturday's Kevin Hart-hosted installment, that recent 'SNL' hosts Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Lawrence all went on to win Oscars this past Sunday. Some would say that Hart was robbed of a nomination for his performance in 'Scary Movie 4,' but we're just happy to have an actual comedian back on the 'SNL' stage. Preview the latest episode with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis inside!
Though not every sketch exploded off the page, this past weekend's 'SNL' with 'Django Unchained' (or rather 'Djesus Uncrossed') star Christoph Waltz definely brought the sketch comedy show to heights it hadn't yet achieved this year. During the performance, NBC announced that acclaimed comedian Kevin Hart will take the 'Saturday Night Live' stage next on March 2, along with musical guest Macklemore, but will he continue the trend? Preview the latest 'SNL' inside!
Funny thing about the Hollywood industry -- if your movie makes money, you can expect a sequel is going to be announced even if the film doesn't warrant it. It's rare when it doesn't happen ('Paul Blart'), but if audiences show up and support a movie, then chances are they'll show up again for the sequel. Such is the case with 'Think Like a Man,' the Screen gems comedy that was a surprise hit at the box office.
Movies have been replete with unlikely partners and the buddy cop genre is just as often made up of two people who don't want to work together as ones where they're the best of friends. Rodney Rothman has sold a script to Paramount for Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart to play the first interracial police partners during the jazz age. Perhaps they'll start as antagonists and become best of friends?