Category Archives: Comedy

‘The Simpsons’ Closes In On ‘Gunsmoke’ Record With Tonight’s 600th Episode — Deadline

Tonight, Fox’s long-running animated powerhouse The Simpsons joins a very exclusive club of U.S. scripted primetime shows when its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” airs. How rare is this club? The only other scripted primetime show to reach 600 episodes is Gunsmoke, which ran for 20 seasons on CBS from 1955 to 1975. No…

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Ice Cube-Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Ride Along 3’ in Development — Variety

Universal is in early development of a third installment of its police comedy franchise “Ride Along 3,” starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are working on the script with director Tim Story. The trio has worked on the first two “Ride Along” movies. Ice Cube, Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and……

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‘Bad Moms’ Sleeps Its Way To The Top Of The B.O.; Becomes STX’s First $100M Domestic Hit — Deadline

STX Entertainment can claim its first $100M hit with the R-rated raunchy female comedy Bad Moms, which is clicking past the century mark today in the middle of its sixth weekend. The film from The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore started at 3,215 theaters on July 29 and debuted to $23.8M in third place, counter-programming Jason…

via ‘Bad Moms’ Sleeps Its Way To The Top Of The B.O.; Becomes STX’s First $100M Domestic Hit — Deadline

TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN

The action comedy stars Kevin James as Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story.  When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot.

 

Andy Garcia (Kill the Messenger) , Zulay Henao (Meet the Blacks), Maurice Compte (Narcos), Andrew Howard (Taken 3), Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street), Kelen Coleman (The McCarthy’s), Leonard Earl Howze (Memphis Beat), Yul Vasquez (The Lottery) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) also star in the film.

Todd Garner, Mark Fasano, Raja Collins and Justin Begnaud serve as Producers.  The script was written by Jeff Morris and Jeff Wadlow.  Kevin Frakes, Ankur Rungta and Guy Riedel serve as Executive Producers.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

Will Smith’s ‘Bad Boys 3’ Pushed Back to 2018 — Variety

Sony’s next installment in the “Bad Boys” franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has been pushed back from its June 2, 2017, release date to Jan. 12, 2018. It’s also received an official title: “Bad Boys for Life.” Joe Carnahan is on board to direct the buddy-cop action comedy, taking over for Michael Bay,……

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‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Fetch Strong Debut at U.S. Box Office — Variety

Pet-loving moviegoers are expected to show strong support for the opening of Illumination-Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” with more than $70 million this weekend at the U.S. box office. The animated comedy should dethrone Disney-Pixar’s blockbuster “Finding Dory,” which has won three consecutive weekends and dominated at multiplexes with $381 million in 18 days….…

via ‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Fetch Strong Debut at U.S. Box Office — Variety

‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates’ Review: Zac Efron & Adam Devine Serve Up Hilarious Summer Raunchfest — Deadline

Believe it or not, the third Zac Efron gross-out buddy comedy of 2016 is based on a true story. Well, as the opening credits indicate, sort of true. But the bigger shocker for me is that after enduring the abysmal Dirty Grandpa and the not-a-whole-lot-better Neighbors 2, Efron is back in top comic form as Dave Stangle, who along with brother Mike…

via ‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates’ Review: Zac Efron & Adam Devine Serve Up Hilarious Summer Raunchfest — Deadline