With the loss of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, NBC has struggled in the sitcom department and fallen far short of their former glory, particularly in the face of FOX’s strong lineup and excellent original content from Netflix, Amazon and other streaming providers. There are potentially great things ahead, however, as the company has ordered pilots from Tina Fey, Mike Schur, Marlon Wayans and DC comics, offering a veritable variety platter of humor that could very well punch-up their sitcom lineup and put them back in the game.
Only a few months after Marlon Wayans announced his Fifty Shades of Grey spoof, the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Black has arrived. From the man who brought you Scary Movie 2, A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2 comes what already feels like a dated concept. In keeping with contemporary spoof efforts, the trailer for Fifty Shades of Black is filled with “Hey, remember this pop culture thing from six months ago?” moments.
Hey, remember when Marlon Wayans delivered an amazing performance in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream? Remember when we thought he would trade on his popularity as a comedic actor by taking dramatic risks? Anyone? Instead, Wayans (who apparently attended the Adam Sandler school of acting) is now a spoof-making monster who cannot be stopped, and his next target is Fifty Shades of Grey — oh, joy.
When Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels revealed that he was making a Richard Pryor biopic, he found himself looking to cast a role that many actors would fight tooth and nail for. The legendary comic, who passed away in 2005, was an inspiration to countless performers and belongs on any shortlist of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. The fact that his life was also deeply tragic makes him an even more fascinating figure. This was a chance for an actor to honor a legend and get the dramatic role of a lifetime. The part ultimately went to Mike Epps, but long before Daniels was attached to direct, Marlon Wayans auditioned for the role. That audition tape has now surfaced.
'A Haunted House 2' did not screen early for critics. On Thursday, I received an email from my editor suggesting that I pay to see 'A Haunted House 2' at a movie theater on Friday morning. I tried using the "but I haven’t seen the first ‘Haunted House'" excuse, but that seemed to have little to no impact on this request. Who knows? Maybe it’s hilarious? On Friday morning, I purchased a t
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'A Haunted House 2' trailer has debuted online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Marlon Wayans' return to a sequel that probably shouldn't have been made in the first place. But, hey, you all wanted it, so here it is.
2013 is going to see a fascinating showdown between two movies that have a quietly complicated history. 'Scary Movie 5,' which arrives on April 12th, is the latest in a long-running horror movie parody series that was originally spearheaded by the Wayans brothers. Although the Wayans were removed from that franchise after the second film, Marlon Wayans has returned to the world of the horror spoof