Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are two of Hollywood's hottest actors at the moment -- Foxx takes center stage in both 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (as the villain Electro) and the 'Annie' remake (starring opposite Quvenzhané Wallis as Bejamin Stacks, a play on Daddy Warbucks), while Hart has starred in comedy after comedy, including 'Think Like a Man,' 'About Last Night' and 'Ride Along.' So it's about time these two got together to headline their own film, and they're now in talks to star in 'The Black Phantom.'
Relationships are hard. Love is challenging. Friendships are precious. Sometimes people have randomly and abnormally large bathtubs in the middle of their loft-styled bedrooms. Puppies solve everything. And a romantic comedy is not a romantic comedy without dicing in some classic clichés, but at least Steve Pink’s ‘About Last Night’ proves that a plucky cast and some raunchy wordplay can punch up even the most tired of cinematic endeavors.
If you’ve recently watched Antoine Fuqua’s hard-bitten 2001 cop drama ‘Training Day’ and found yourself imagining what it would look like with a zippy comedic cast and a bizarrely convoluted plotline, Tim Story’s 'Ride Along' is the answer to your oddly specific cinematic dreams. For the latest round of big screen "good cop, bad cop, dumb cop," Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star as diametrically opposed do-gooders with very different ways of getting things done, even as they both rigorously adhere to the letter of the law.
Mr. DeNiro, there are other hobbies.
It's great that you like to keep busy, really. But gobbling film roles and saying “yes” to every single offer that comes to your door as if terrified there will never be another opportunity to go before the camera...this is no way to live. You were great once. You have occasional flashes of greatness still. I know opportunities dry up for older actors, but you must be selective.
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!