What happens when Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah vie for the same choir director job? Apparently, the choir winds up singing Michael Jackson and Chris Brown songs.
Joyful Noise opens in theaters January and it will either be the cure for the post-holiday blahs or it will be just one heart-warming story too many after all the TV Christmas specials from the month before. We tend to be optimistic about the movie because Parton and Latifah are both pretty funny. Also this first trailer is encouraging because Parton's rather — let's say enhanced — appearance does not go unignored. Sure, everybody knows what Dolly Parton looks like, but for a small town preacher's wife to have that same look would certainly garner comments from people, and it's always a little strange when it goes unmentioned in her movies. Even better is that Parton's charcter's responses sound a lot like something the singer might say herself. We also kind of love that Dolly's choir robe is tightly fitted. Who else? Watch the trailer >> Posted 09.29.11 by Mandy
Vince Vaughn's comedies always involve an appealing "What if?" scenario. What if Santa Claus had a brother (Fred Claus)? What if a couple that broke up still shared the same apartment (The Break-Up)? What if several well-respected comedic actors went to Bora Bora to make a terrible movie (Couples Retreat)?
Vaughn's latest, The Dilemma (formerly titled What You Don't Know, explores the scenario of "what if a man (Vaughn) discovers that his best friend's wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating and isn't sure if he should tell his best friend (Kevin James) about it?" Universal has released the first trailer from the movie. Watch the trailer >> Posted 09.22.10 by Ryan
Despite having voiced the loveable sloth Sid in two previous Ice Age films, comedian John Leguizamo found that he had to prepare himself to voice the character in the third film, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs:
I've got to walk around the house a lot the day before, working on the lisp so that it's not too much, that it's just right.
Sid's a vulnerable character, with a higher-pitched voice than you'd think. So I have to tighten up, get the voice up there so that he doesn't sound like a sloth who's been out partying all night.
In addition to Leguizamo reprising his role as the voice of Sid, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs features the return of Ray Romano as the voice of Manny, Queen Latifah as Ellie, and Denis Leary as Diego. Posted 06.29.09 by BrentJS
While promoting her upcoming musical comedy Hairspray in Beverly Hills this week, Queen Latifah announced plans to star in a remake of All of Me--the 1894 comedy in which Lily Tomlin stars as a wealthy woman whose spirit is accidentally transported into and takes over half of Steve Martin's body when she dies.
The remake, which will be done for New Line, will be the third time she has worked with director/producer/choreographer Adam Shankman, who directed her in both Hairspray and Bringing Down the House.
"Me and Adam, we click, man. That's my boy. He's crazy, and so am I. So we work well together," said Latifah, who will be taking over the Lily Tomlin role.
"I got the cush job," she enthused.
As of now, Shankman is signed on to co-produce with Latifah; whether or not he will also direct remains to be seen.
No other casting has been announced yet. "We're hearing a bunch of pitches. We're supposed to pick a writer next week," explained Latifah.
There are lots of good comedians that the Steve Martin part could go to, but we think they should push the creativity envelope a little. How about giving Christian Bale or Ralph Fiennes a shot at showing their comedy chops? Or Shia LaBeouf? He’s hot right now.
Better yet, perhaps Harrison Ford could be inhabited by her spirit. And we haven’t seen anything from Keanu Reeves in a while. Jackie Mason? Chow Yun Fat? Steven Seagal? Mike Tyson says he's looking to get into movies... Posted 06.20.07 by reelz
The Hip Hop Project is a documentary brought to you by the unlikely producing team of Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah.
The movie follows a formerly homeless teen named Kazi, who works with NYC youth to use artistic expression, namely hip hop music, as a channel for their difficult and troubling life stories and issues.
The Hip Hop Project, which won accolades on the film festival circuit, is opening on May 11 in Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Register and log-in on our site to find show times in your city.
For more information about the movie, visit the Hip Hop Project website at wordlifethemovie.com. Posted 05.09.07 by reelz