The hottest franchise property this spring doesn’t have any leveled cities, declarations about whether men are or are not still good, or bulging muscles writhing beneath colored spandex. Barbershop: the Next Cut, the third installment in the...
It’s been 11 years since the last film in the Barbershop connected cinematic universe, but that hasn’t deterred the powers that be from giving it a fresh trim and getting it back out in the world. Shifting hands from MGM to Warner Bros., the newest installment Barbershop 3: the Next Cut will come to theaters next year with some high-profile additions to the cast.
The title of Judy Greer’s directorial debut could very well serve as a headline for Judy Greer making her directorial debut. Following a year in which the excellent actress was annoyingly sidelined with thankless roles in films like Jurassic World and Ant-Man, Greer is getting behind the camera to make her own movie — a dramedy starring Common and Allison Janney.
John Wick 2 is heading into production this week (what a time to be alive!) with Keanu Reeves returning as the titular badass protagonist. Every good guy needs a bad guy to stand in his way, and this time around it’s rapper / actor Common who will be giving John Wick a tough time — and eventually getting his face annihilated by our favorite puppy-loving hero.
Production recently began on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but that hasn’t stopped the director from adding to the film’s super-villainous lineup. Joining the impressive and ever-growing roster of stars is rapper/actor Common, last seen in last year’s critically acclaimed Selma.
Much like 'Training Day,' 'LUV' begins with two men in uniform on a journey investigating the line between criminal activity and personal responsibility. In 'LUV,' however, the uniform is not that of a police officer, but a clean business suit worn in contrast to the street clothes of Baltimore's thugs. Also: one of the men is actually still a boy, an impressionable pre-adolescent who lives with his grandmother while his mother is “away.” Sharing the breakfast table is Uncle Victor (Common), recently returned from prison and looking to make a change to his life.