Neil Labute's remake of Death at a Funeral is virtually a photocopy, in terms of the story it tells and the comedy beats it hits. Yet everything in this version is coarser and more obvious, aimed at a lowest-common-denominator audience.
It was rumored Cop Out was going to be an unusual cop comedy, but that plan was scrapped. What ended up on screen is anything but edgy. Like the movie title, Smith just copped out.
Cop Out affects such a generic, mid-80s feel that you keep waiting for the wink. You keep watching, expecting that, at any moment, director Kevin Smith is going to tip his hand.
Hollywood will not have put down its racial baggage until it permanently moves away from flaunting the "racial" formulas and themes which garner the biggest bang for their buck.
New York City can be a funny place. Last week the city was hilarious thanks to the sixth annual New York Comedy Festival, a week-long celebration of stand-up comedy.
I thought it would be fun to peruse the Huffington Post at the end of the week to see what's up on the site and what stories got the most attention. So here goes.
This memoir, craftes like an extended series of self-revealing tweets, may have the potential of a new sort of literary classic, say Twitter meets Richard Wright's Black Boy.
If a contestant is combative, mean or obnoxious, they will not win. The only exception to this rule is the asshole with a powerful mitigating factor, like Jeffrey Sebelia, who was a recovering addict and had an adorable son.
The new slogan accompanies a shift in the programming. In addition to a merger with the CW, NBC has signed a deal with popular black man, Tyler Perry.
8. You've always heard that Tracy Morgan is a lunatic on stage, but you've never experienced it for yourself.
It's Sunday. You have questions about last night's Saturday Night Live. We have answers.
I'm upstairs at Kevin Smith's house, putting a fresh videotape into my camcorder. We've already shot an hour of interview footage and Smith is attempting to hold a thought in his head while I'm doing the tape swap.
Last night's episode of 30 Rock featured Tracy Morgan's character obliviously fanning the flames of a financial meltdown in Asia as a guest on Larry K...
Bobby Jindal....oh, Bobby. You poor thing. If you had not have fallen, I would not have found you. Come let me spoon you and stroke your hair. I will fix you.
The move was preceded by the triumphantastic sounds of the EWF horn section heard around the rarefied precincts of the World Economic Forum.